About Benihana - Houston - Downtown
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 in downtown Houston is near the heart of the theatre and museum district, allowing guests to enjoy dinner and a teppanyaki show before a theatrical production nearby. They are in a prime location in the center of the business district and walking distance from all major hotels. The restaurant boasts a large lounge, which is especially popular for business lunches in a limited amount of time. Happy Hour is offered Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. Validated parking is available weekdays after 5 p.m. and all day on Saturday and Sunday.
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Between Clay & Polk
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
We validate parking Monday through Friday after 5:00 PM and all day on Saturday and Sunday.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Benihana - Houston - Downtown Ratings and Reviews
10 people to a table, no elbow room. Sev ...
10 people to a table, no elbow room. Several people had to push back from table holding plates to eat. When asked for extra garlic butter we were told no at first, it was given to us later with hesitation. To many adults at one table, in Los Angeles on 8 people to a table.
It was very busy on a Saturday night. Bu ...
It was very busy on a Saturday night. But, there were a lot more children there than i expected for a fancy restaurant. They also don't seem to enforce much of a dress code.
Other than that, the food was amazing and the service very good
We had a great time for my fiance's birt ...
We had a great time for my fiance's birthday! Staff was accommodating and friendly, even when we gave them several food allergies we needed to work around. My ONLY complaint is how hot it was in the dinning area. However, with the amount of grills going I can see how it would be warm. Overall an EXCELLENT experience. We will be back soon!
I was highly disappointed in this restau ...
I was highly disappointed in this restaurant. Me and my girlfriend went for our two year anniversary And made reservations. When we got to the restaurant it took them a moment to find us a table but they were busy and we only waited a few short minutes so that was understandable. Knowing it was a hibachi grill we were expecting to sit near others but when when we were seated me and my girlfriend were placed inbetween 2 family's. The lady she was sitting next to was quite rude and was taking up more space than she needed and I was seated right next to a baby. The table was extremely packed and we were all touching elbows. When we asked to move they took us out to the lounge to be seated alone. Understandably there was no hibachi grill and we were fine with that so that we could have our own table. When the waitress came over to get our order she never asked for our drinks and when we told her our food order she didn't know what was on the menu! When she finally left to place our order we waited for 20 minutes and still had not gotten our drinks to the table so we ended up leaving. I believe the restaurant used to be nice but now people go in there with flip flops and tank tops. It was a horrible experience and I will not be going back.
I was very dissapointed by the service t ...
I was very dissapointed by the service the waiter got our order wrong and then the food came out cold. I have been before and it was never this bad. On top of that they apparently stated that i missed my reservation.
We love this location; the service is al ...
We love this location; the service is always quick, polite, and attentive. The chefs have been consistently excellent; no matter what we order, the tastes, textures, seasoning, etc., are as good or better than any other place we go, including other Benihana locations. Highly recommended!
Had a fantastic time. The dinner was fun ...
Had a fantastic time. The dinner was fun and the waitresses and chefs were all very professional, super courteous, thoughtful and excited to be there. The environment and the show they all put on were great. The food wasn't cooked the way we asked them to but was still good and be prepared to stay a while because he cooks for all eight people at the table individually for the most part. With a multi-course meal it can take a good 2 hours for the full experience.
This location is not easy to find and re ...
This location is not easy to find and restaurant needs to be remodeled to accommodate better ventilation. After a while the place began to feel like a sauna, and service was incredibly slow. I love Benihana just not this location.
My wife and I went out on a date. We wer ...
My wife and I went out on a date. We were surprised it was still happy hour. We got a glass of moscato, hot green tea, two salads and 3 plates of sushi for $34. The staff did a great job taking care of us and I highly recommend going here. We did not do the show. It was a little Loud for date night.
It was SO HOT inside! Everyone was sweat ...
It was SO HOT inside! Everyone was sweating and fanning themselves. And our server rushed us from the moment we walked in. When we asked for a moment to look at the menu she rolled her eyes, shoved her ordering pad in her apron and stormed off. When she came back to take our order literally 1 minute later she huffed and puffed while we tried to read the menu as fast as we could to order for 5 people. After the gentleman made our food we didn't see her again for over 25 minutes. We got up and had to find someone for more water several times.
They don't understand the concept of a r ...
They don't understand the concept of a reservation. We arrived and were told that it would be at least a half an hour wait, because they were packed from everyone leaving a nearby conference. What is the point of making a reservation if nothing is reserved?
Making online reservations
I make reservations on line and it really help a lot , I never knew about making reservations online , great food, and our cook was really good and fun.. I wish I could remember his name , so my next visit on the 21st I can ask for his table..
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