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About Benihana - Houston
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 Westheimer is a very popular family destination, located near the Westchase District and the Galleria Mall. Birthday celebrations are a must at Benihana where you will enjoy a complimentary sundae, Japanese song, and special photo to commemorate the occasion. Check out Happy Hour each Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. with great deals on cocktails and sushi, plus hot and cold appetizers starting at just $3.00.
Houston, TX 77042
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, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Benihana - Houston Ratings and Reviews
From the moment I booked the reservation for my son’s b-day until the time we left the establishment, I was highly impressed...the staff was nice, friendly, courteous, and efficient...needless to say, I will gladly return...You guys were amazing and made my son’s birthday exciting & memorable
The entertainment routine gets a bit old after you have seen it many times, but don't stop - it's fun to watch kids' eyes light up watching it. Bottom line is that the food is consistently excellent and that is what really counts. The price seems fair, given the quality of the food.
One negative is that the food comes about two minutes after the drinks, leaving no time to enjoy a cocktail before getting down to business on the food.
We went here for work-group celebration of a collegue becoming a father. I am the only vegan in the group, but the restaurant went above and beyond to accomodate. I ordered the spicy tofu and it was delicous. The restaurant also cooked mine first in order to make sure I didn't have any of the wrong foods. Highly recommend for vegans and vegetarians.
Came out here for my girlfriends birthday dinner. Made reservations for 7pm but didn’t get seated till about 7:45. I was ok with that since it was pretty busy. Once we got seated we were waiting to order our drinks for a while. And once we got our drinks, she forgot some water so we asked again if she could bring us some water. She comes back with other stuff but still no water. Don’t know how many times we had to ask for some water. We had to wait again to order our food. So once we had ordered everything my buddy wanted to order something but couldn’t seem to find our waitress. So about 15mins pass and our chef was out so we asked him if we could order something and he got all upset. I don’t speak Japanese but I sure do know he was cursing at us in Japanese. He kept going on and on and mumbling stuff. If the waitress was ever around it would have been a whole different story. But she wasn’t. I understand these chefs like to have everything before they start coming out but the waitress was never around. So afterwards she comes with our checks and just leaves the pile at the end of the table. Doesn’t even hand them out. So we waited and waited until she finally came back and handed out our checks. I enjoyed my time here except for our waitress and getting blasted by our chef.
The Chef was not confident in what he was doing. He kept looking at his ticket too much. He became so slow that the Chef next to him started after him and finished before him. My chicken fried rice was hard and became cold. The shrimp and scallops were very tasty. There was not enough veggies with my order but the waitress told me I would get the same amount of veggies on my order as my friend's order. I was given 3 small cut up pieces of zucchini and a very small amount of sautéed onions. My husband's fillet mignon was cut into pieces. He did not want it cut like that.
The air was smokie and my eyes were irritated.
My friend's husband called for the manager and voiced his complaints about the Chef. My friend could not print her $30 certificate but she was still serenaded and given ice cream.
Great food , scallops were the best. My plus one ordered lobster with meal as well. This restaurant does not work good with Open Table because we had a reservation and still had to wait about 20 minutes. I reserved through OpenTable for McCormicks and walked straight to my table upon arrival.
I had a very good time with my wife. She had taken me out for my birthday. Enjoyed it very much. However, the people sitting with us started complaining and kind of ruined it for me. I recommend to go in a group if so that this doesn't happen to you, as us. However, they did give us a discount, due to the complaints from the guy and lady who sat there with us. I will definitely be going again for my mother in laws birthday.
Took my daughter for her ninth birthday to the Houston, Westheimer location and She had such a great time, from watching the chef do their silly tricks over the skillet, to eating the yummy food and enjoying a special ice cream birthday treat to end her lunch celebration. The manager was so sweet and came over to wish her a very happy birthday and gave her a little birthday gift.... such a sweet gesture! She was on cloud nine. Thank you for making my little girl feel special on her day. Benihana is one of our special spots to hit on special days!
Our host, Monica, was great. She checked on us just the right amount, & she offered to take pix with my phone...she even knew how to turn on the flash. Our chef, Tony, was also excellent...in addition to the skillful knife & spatula tossing & banging I've come to expect at Benihana, he did a traveling flaming onion trick I hadn't seen before. And the food is ALWAYS AMAZING! It's a little pricier than many restaurants I visit, but the service is better and the food tops my list. With the birthday coupon, I feel ok splurging for a VERY special treat. There are only two Benihanas in my city, & I usually pass the closer one to avoid the downtown parking hassle. Here, the parking is always free, & usually very close. Oh, did I mention the food is TERRIFIC!?
Our reservation was at 6:30, we arrived at 6:15. We were seated about 7:15 and food was not served until 8:00 pm. Service was slow and inattentive. No drink refills or second cocktail or wines were offered. That's not a easy outing with grandkids under five years old. Their Habachi Deluxe steak is a fine cut of meat but watch that the chef doesn't overcook it and make it shoe leather. Oh, you'll need a shower after because smoke from the grill gets all over you. But, hey, it's all in good fun.
Restaurant seemed way too crowded--as if the Fire Marshall might've shut it down. Too loud. Too hot with all the hibatchi tables going full blaze. It's too expensive for this bus station atmosphere. Have been going for years to the same location and it's gone downhill --dive-like now but without the discount pricing. We won't be back unless we are dragged there.
Our chef Johnny was great! He joked that he was so good at cooking but it was no joke. He seriously made our food delicious! I don't know what it was but it was more flavorful and everyone in our table ate everything off our plates. We normally don't finish our food. But i guess it was a combination of such a great cook and being hungry lol. He was a little messy lol but he did say he was maybe 2 weeks out of training so don't let that discourage you cause you will eat so good. I recommend anyone to ask for Johnny.
Have enjoyed this location since the late 80s. However, the client base is very noisy these days.
We went at 5pm- thinking 4 adults would enjoy. More small, crying children than any "kid friendly" children's restaurant.
The staff was bery polite, customers- not so much.
Our mistake. There is one downtown. We will try it because we like the experience occasionally.
I made a reservation for 3 last Aug 3, 7:45pm. We got accommodated right away by the staff. Such friendly & funny chef. It is my 32nd bday and I recieved a $30 bday gift. Thank you Benihana! Food was great, I ordered beef Terriyake (m) it was so good. Server was very attentive to us. One of the staff came to our table to sing a Happy birthday (i was so happy). After that another staff came to take a family photo using their camera & they printed it and gave it to me. I was surprised😁. They also gave a bday cake. It was perfect choice I decided to celebrate my bday dinner to this restaurant. It's kinda pricey but you have a lot of option they have food that would fit to everyone'a budget.
The restaurant was great myself is very knowledgeable he's very friendly. The drinks I ordered we're very good I believe I will be back in the future maybe even to take my little girl there for her birthday when she turned 11 and I hope she enjoys it as much as I did
Had a reservation for 8 seated about 8:15 cook didn't come until 9 or a little after. Took a long time to get ticket and pay. We left about 10:30 maybe 10:45 after asking again for ticket. Good did a good job cooking and entertaining us. We usually visit the Sugarland location and never had a problem. Celebrating my Birthday
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