About Benihana - Denver
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail. Benihana Denver is located in the newly-renovated Tamarac Square, just minutes west of I-25 off Hampden Blvd. It is close to Denver Tech Center and not far from world-class shopping at Cherry Creek Mall. Happy Hour is available each Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m., featuring great cocktails and sushi, plus hot and cold appetizers starting at just $3.00.
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Benihana - Denver Ratings and Reviews
Our waitress, Sandy was awesome. Our ch ...
Our waitress, Sandy was awesome. Our chef was not very good nor was the taste of the food. I have visited Benihana several times, and the food has always been great. I am not sure what went wrong this time, but the food was definitely lacking in taste.
The Express Lunch was great. It was quic ...
The Express Lunch was great. It was quick and well priced for what we got. It was a little awkward sitting at a cooking table instead of a regular table when our food was prepared elsewhere, but it was still fine. I would go back again for sure.
I brought my friend here for his birthda ...
I brought my friend here for his birthday. The food was fantastic, but the service was very poor. I worked in the restaurant industry for many years, and I felt completely rushed throughout the meal. I felt like I had to hurry and finish so the next group could come to the table. The server had great skills and very personable but everything was way too fast! Also, everyone seemed over worked, and not happy. This I know for a fact starts with how management runs the team.
The restaurant was actually kind of dirt ...
The restaurant was actually kind of dirty. My friend and I walked into the sushi bar area, and we noticed there were a smashed tomatoes on the floor. the kitchen also had so many people just chatting away and our waitress did not take the time to check up on us. They took forever to give us our menu, and the guys behind the sushi was not welcoming at all. they didn't asked us if we were being helped or needed a drink. For an open sushi din in, people can see what's going on back there, we were surprised about how many chatter box they had, but not one took the time to greet us. I'm sorry, but I have been to 5 star Benihana's before and this location did not make the cut for me. If I had a choice to give it a zero star, I would! they need more workers to be aware of customers walking and also a commend courtesy to ask customers how they are doing would be nice.
Requested table in bar area. Wanted to ...
Requested table in bar area. Wanted to visit with a friend after a long absence. Server was very attentive, yet not obtrusive. Food arrived a little cold, but she took care of it immediately. We weren't rushed and enjoyed the time there. Will go back soon, especially for the coconut mojito.
I was there for my birthday we were seat ...
I was there for my birthday we were seated at 945 and we didn't get our drinks until 1025pm, our cook didn't engage with us at all, he literally just stood there and cooked, I come here every year for my birthday, next year I will be starting new traditions. I didn't even get a picture this year.
The only thing I don't like and this a l ...
The only thing I don't like and this a little bit of problem to me,is that if you send me a chef that speaks Spanish I'll be speaking with him in Spanish no matter if the other people don't understand or speak Spanish. I am paying for my meal,I haven't got nothing for free and also I have the right to speak the language that I want in that moment. Is not the chef fault,but I has been happen twice that the other people make a complain that we were speaking Spanish. And obviously management make a comment to the chef. I am a frequent client. Thanks
We went for my husbands bday with a grou ...
We went for my husbands bday with a group of friends and it was great. Good food , staff were very friendly and the chef was great. The wait time however was ridiculous. Even with reservations at 715 we had to wait about 20 mins to be seated and then about 45mins for our food. But we fun.
I have been to this Benihana dozens of t ...
I have been to this Benihana dozens of times over the past 15 years and was disappointed for the first time. The service was rushed and impersonal, the overall feel was chaotic, the chef gave fried rice that some of us paid for to a child at the table that didn't order it (reducing our serving sizes), on and on. It reminded me of Casa Bonita.
I will try it again to give it a chance to redeem itself, but that night it was unfortunately bad.
Definitely need reservations. It just m ...
Definitely need reservations. It just makes it run more smoothly and less waiting. The service was great. And it makes for a great experience when you have an energetic and amusing chef with quick wit. It was a great time. Glad i have leftovers cuz the good was good too. The steak could use an upgrade in quality. Too much grizzle.
Reservation for a birthday at 7, arrived ...
Reservation for a birthday at 7, arrived early, table not ready until after 7. No complimentary photo offered after. Would only recommend for birthday coupon. Miyabi Jr, Express with identical food at 1/4 price less than 2 minutes away.
1.) Steak was good; scallops were small ...
1.) Steak was good; scallops were small but good.
2.) Chicken fried rice was dry and had not very much flavor, especially after we asked our cook for extra garlic butter or sauce, and he said okay!
3.) After our server brought our drinks and salads, we didn't see her again to refil our glasses or check on us again until we had finished our meal!
Six of us went early (11:00am) on a Sat- ...
Six of us went early (11:00am) on a Sat-so all parties could go to celebrate a birthday. We had a great time the staff was friendly and attentive. Our chef was fun and talented, we loved watching him cook. At the end of our meal my Mom was brought a scoop of ice cream and was sung happy birthday in English and Japanese, she really loved this. The waiter even snapped off a photo for a keepsake.
I was trying to celebrate a 5 year olds ...
I was trying to celebrate a 5 year olds birthday. We were seated after sitting in the waiting area for 30 minutes (with a reservation) almost as an after thought. They placed us at a table with two groups of single younger men. Not a fun time for the 5 year old or the young men we were sitting with. The guys were trying to watch what they said, the 5 year old was trying to enjoy the show. The wait staff took forever to take our order (the rest of the table had already ordered when we were finally seated with them) Nothing was done to make her birthday special even though we told them more than once. I wont be taking her back there and its sad that her first experience there was so bad.
I love coming here because it is so clos ...
I love coming here because it is so close to my house, but this visit was unlike the past. I made a 5:30 reservation and we were not sat until 5:50. Not that much time but with a toddler, we make reservations for a reason, 20 minutes can be the difference between a good meal and a tantrum! The hostesses were more concerned with playing with their hair than seating people or helping wipe tables or even running a vacuum on the crumb filled floor. The bathrooms were disgusting and needed to be serviced badly. Our chef was great and the food was good but the other complaints I had will make us go somewhere else next time.
Service and food was amazing as always! ...
Service and food was amazing as always! However I was a little upset when they sat 9 of us at a table that usually only seats 8! If you don't have the room for 8 at a table, they shouldn't allow you to make reservations for the specified time
The food was great and so was the servic ...
The food was great and so was the service. Me and my wife enjoyed our 9th anniversary. We enjoyed the humorous chef and marveled at his ability to entertain while preparing a meal for multiple strangers. I thought the price was a little high but I was also indulging in a seafood on a special occasion. We will definitely be back. This would also a great place for a business meeting because the ability to chat and be entertained.
The Tamarac location looks like it would ...
The Tamarac location looks like it would benefit from a good cleaning with some remodeling. Look up at the ceiling sometime - could be cleaner. Carpet has multiple stains. Chairs were a bit wobbly this time. The noise level can be a bit much - especially with the continuous banging of the metal spatula. Food was good and service was great.
Went to Benihana on a Friday night at 6: ...
Went to Benihana on a Friday night at 6:45 with a group of 8. We met in the bar for a few drinks, then were shown to our table promptly. The chef was a funny guy named Jose who appreciated our applause and encouragement. All the orders were taken quickly and efficiently. Drink orders were refilled whenever we needed something. It's a bit of a noisy place, but even so, all of our table could hear each other well. The food was prepared with the usual flair and fun. It tasted great and we were all stuffed at the end. Overall, we had a great time, and will come back again.
Our chef was one of the best I have ever ...
Our chef was one of the best I have ever had. Very entertaining, I think he had us laughing the whole time. I looked around later as we were eating and could see that all the other chefs were not doing as much. If i am correct I believe our chef was Collins but can be for sure.
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