About Benihana - Denver
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! If you’ve never been to Benihana before, let us tell you what you can expect: Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups of eight to ten, 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.
Or you can visit our sushi lounge where a talented sushi chef will prepare the freshest sashimi, maki and signature sushi rolls with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine. Smaller tables and more intimate seating is available in the lounge or bar on a first-come, first-served basis, whether you’re looking to enjoy one of our delicious Benihana Teppanyaki entrées or our amazing selection of sushi!
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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Benihana - Denver Ratings and Reviews
Extremely upset because the chef wasn't ...
Extremely upset because the chef wasn't interactive he acted like he didn't want to be there. I paid $100 for just a average dinner when I could've went to chili's and got the same expirence for 60$ less. I've been going there since I was a kid and have always been satisfied but this time it definitely did not live up to my expectations.
830 reservation set down 915
Me and my family frequently eat at the Benihana I made at 8:30 reservation for some friends and relatives that were coming into town to have a special family dinner what is the point in making a reservation if you're going to sit down 45 minutes late
The food was excellent, the service abov ...
The food was excellent, the service above par. The restaurant seating/cooking area was very cramped with a low ceiling. The noise level was EXTREMELY loud, so much so that our ears were ringing when we left the restaurant. Other than that, we enjoyed our dinner out.
The food is prepped and cooked in front ...
The food is prepped and cooked in front of you, the kids seem to enjoy it. Since the table typically seats eight, I believe our party of ten was shortchanged in the veggie and side dish department. For instance, the imperial steak comes with mushrooms. I got TWO mushrooms. TWO pieces! They also forgot my desert. Waiter went around and asked everyone that had dinner for their desert choice, but forgot mine. Pros were the parking and location. Simply, I don't think its worth the money. There are other hibachi restaurants in town that do a much better job.
We had a group of 12 that trickled in. Started in the bar waiting but service was horrible there. We had to go the bar to get our bottle of wine opened. Tried to get seated with 10 to start on apps and they wouldn't seat. We would have had to order for the straggling two. We won't be going back any time soon.
Usually we enjoy Benihana but this visit ...
Usually we enjoy Benihana but this visit was very stressful. Reservations for 8 pm and didn't get seated until 8:45 pm. Hostess was rude when we inquired about wait. We had a pregnant woman and an elderly diabetic in our group and could not get any help in trying to get a bit of appetizer for them. We were told that the manager would come speak with us but didn't. After being seated it took 20 min to get beverages. I think in the reinvention of their image Benihana seemed to forget about service.
Beni Hana is so delicious and so fun. O ...
Beni Hana is so delicious and so fun. One has to note that the meals themselves have gotten skimpier over the years. Fewer vegetables, no sprouts, tiny shrimps, thinner steaks. As the portions have shrunk, the prices have taken on quality steak house prices. Part of it is the show, and the chefs are always fun. But wow the noise level is incredible. Sorry to say the atmosphere is more Casa Bonita than it is Japanese tea garden. Very hectic, very rushed, very crowded.
We love Benihanas! The food is always e ...
We love Benihanas! The food is always excellent, and the chefs make it quite entertaining!
Cook just put veggies I did not want in food
Asked for no mushrooms and he ended up not realizing he put them in everyone's stake and got chicken fried rice my sister wanted veggie and he gave us all chicken when we all didn't ask for it..was not really paying attention
The food was amazing! The cook was funny ...
The food was amazing! The cook was funny and very entertaining. Our kids talked about our cook the entire way home as to how great he was! Thanks
This was my first time visiting Benihana ...
This was my first time visiting Benihanas' and I took my family for Mothers Day. We had a wonderful time after the somewhat long wait (even with a reservation) and once we got use to the noise level. The food was very good and the kids were well entertained. The price was a little more than I expected, but overall worth it, because everyone had a great time and we had enough food for leftovers the next day (that's always good)! I would recommend this place to my friends and family, but probably would suggest they go on a day that is not a holiday.
Our chef this time was awesome! I think his name was Gomez. Cooked the shrimp perfectly as well as the steak.
Not sure why I am insistent on giving th ...
Not sure why I am insistent on giving this place another chance. I would talk about the service but, it's non-existent. Food is good. Kitchen frequently makes mistakes which results in some people eating their meal before others at the table. Overall experience does not match the price point. Unlikely I'll be back after the most recent experience.
Always a good time...
Only come here twice a year , but I am never disappointed. The fried rice is remarkable! The atmosphere is lively and the chefs are amazing at what they do.
Great for a lunchtime celebration for 9yo. We had 11:30 am reservation to beat crowd, but they made us wait & have another group join the table. I didn't care for that and would have preferred to be seated when we arrived.
We had a reservation at 6:30 and were not sat until 7:20. Having 2 kids with us, it was disappointing. The host staff was not friendly nor accommodating and just kept telling us there was nothing they could do. The only reason why we stayed was because our kids were very excited to eat there. Don't know if we would do it again.
Great but required effort
We were first seated in a booth and we were squashed. Seating was uncomfortable as there was no back. I was assertive to get out and ask for different seating. Once we were reseated every thing was perfect. Service, food, and our chef was great. Birthday coupon made it very affordable.
Good food although more vegetarian and v ...
Good food although more vegetarian and vegan options would have been welcomed. Very fun ambiance.
Bring Back Yummy Sauce
This location used a mustard sauce instead of the traditional yummy sauce.
I really enjoyed my birthday lunch at Benihana. The food was really good and enjoyed my wine too. Loved the habachi chef's "show" he was GREAT!!!!!
This was my first visit. I was amazed at how talented the chef is. He cooked the meal to perfection and was entertaining as well. I wasn't too keen on sharing a table with people I don't know but I would do the experience all over again.
Chebello is one of the best chefs there and the servers are amazing
The. Most memorable part of the experien ...
The. Most memorable part of the experience was the rudeness of the wait hostesses. And the manager was exceptionally rude. We had a reservation which they did not honor, we had to wait more than an hour. It is like that old Seinfeld episode, you know how to take the reservation, but you don't know how to honor the reservation. Probably not going back. It is bad news when a restaurant doesn't respect you or your time.
I made reservation for 7:30pm with the assumption we would have a table within a reasonable amount of time. We waiting an hour for a table which was a bit much for having a reservation. And we arrived by 7:15pm so we weren't late and my entire party was present. Once we were seated we were left alone for about 15-20 min before the waiter came and took our drink order and then he disappeared again. Our chef didn't arrive for some time also and then was kind of quiet and really didn't say much to anyone. I did appreciate they celebrated our birthdays. There were 3 of us total that celebrated but I didn't appreciate the 15-20 minute wait after our plates were cleared and the others that were seated with us received their ticket and paid then left. They wouldn't bring us our check after we asked because we simply spent our entire evening waiting and by that time we were just done with the entire experience. What is the point making reservation ahead of time if you are still waiting for a table just as you would if you just walked in
Great food... Poor service
Made a reservation for 12 people at 7 pm and we were not seated until 9. They ended up putting us in the very back and the heat was on, we were all sweltering. We had to seek out a manager to complain about the situation, they were very generous and apologetic however our time was ruined by the late delivery of our food, extreme heat and lack of communication. One positive note was the chef was very talented and the food was good.
Worst experience yet. I've been there many times and it's getting worse. Even with my reservation we had to wait 45 minutes to get a table and the 40 minutes to get food. I won't go back.
Beni's is it!
If you're looking for a great place to get some great food, great drinks, and great atmosphere then Benihana's is it.
Lunch at Benihana's
Benihana's is always good. Love, love, love their Chicken Fried Rice!
Wonderful food, fresh and delicious. Coo ...
Wonderful food, fresh and delicious. Cooked right in front of you, has then best flavor I have had in a while.
Sushi and Mojito a perfect combo!
The sushi was amazing, some of the best I have ever had! I also really enjoyed the Mojito!
We never get the same cook so it's always entertaining. My kids love it because the chefs include them in the show.
We were seated on time, a plus. The noise in this place on a Wednesday night, loud, loud, loud. Kids screaming, crying and running around. Overall the atmosphere was OK, seems like this place could use a major face-lift. The food was mediocre at best, and for what you get, I'd say on the high side. Our chef seemed like he just wanted to get it over with. Didn't put on the "show" we were expecting. Chose this place to celebrate our 30th anniversary, as we'd never been before. We were disappointed and wont go back again. So many other great places to eat in Denver, this one is very low on the list.
The Chef was fun and made pretty good fo ...
The Chef was fun and made pretty good food. However, the service was a little spotty and sometimes took a long time to return with our order and drinks.
Honestly you can really order anything a ...
Honestly you can really order anything and it will be made delicious. I went there for a date and me and my boyfriend got different things and of course I tried his and it was all delicious !
I have no complain with the service how ...
I have no complain with the service how ever i did not have a good experience this past weekend do to seating arrangements done. I felt very discriminated on and i was unhappy with the whole outcome of my dine in experience. I will ask for be not seated with other people if i do decide to go back.
Can't wait to eat there again!!! So tasty! Love everything! Fun for groups!
Our cooks were great, as usual. The waitress was really attentive, refilling everyone's drink before we had a chance to run out.
The Hibachi chef we had was terrible. He ...
The Hibachi chef we had was terrible. He kept dropping knives and couldn't complete one trick without messing up. He dropped my bowl of fried rice everywhere when handing it to me as well. Not sure if he is just clumsy or was intoxicated but I have never seen anything like it. It was disappointing when I would look arounf and see other tables having a good time with better chefs. Also we had to ask for ice cream at the end of our meal when it is suppose to come with it. We had a reservation but despitr that...still had to wait 30-40min to be seated.
Best birthday EVER!
I chose Benihana for a surprise 50th birthday party. The staff was excellent and more than accommodating and made our night perfect! There were 13 in our party. Everyone had a fantastic time.
The table sitting is too crowded, not enough space to enjoy the food, in addition, the chicken fried rice is not enough, they never serve a full bowl for the extra money you have to pay... in addition, the meat you order is a small portion
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