About Benihana - Houston
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, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
Benihana - Houston Ratings and Reviews
Service was fair at best on this occasio ...
Service was fair at best on this occasion. Fried rice was overcooked and waited too long for appetizer.
It was our first time to Benihana's and ...
It was our first time to Benihana's and we were not disappointed. It was a very festive atmosphere so the noise level was high. The dress is very casual. Our table chef was Joaquin and he was great! The food was much better than I expected for a chain.
Birthday for 11yr old granddaughter. She had a wonderful time. Our chef was intertaining. Staff great. Food very good. Staff sang happy birthday to granddaughter. We will return.
Great food- Not for mother's day
We arrived early anticipating a lot of people since it was Mother's Day. We were seated 15 minutes after our reservation. The manager offered me a complementary sushi, but I have a shellfish allergy. He didn't offer to compensate in any other way. I would have accepted an apology, but I got an "oh." Our chef, Jackson, started off strong, but didn't give us much of a show. He did the heart pump and the onion train. That was about it. It was disappointing. I have eaten at several benihana's - the food was Benihana quality but everything else was sub par. At $25 a person; I expect better. I expected a show. Our waitress was excellent despite how packed it was. In the future, I wouldn't dine at this location. If I did, I definitely would not go on a holiday.
What a great time great staff with even better food .Will come back again
We had reservations for 6:30 and arrived ...
We had reservations for 6:30 and arrived at 6:20. We were told that we would be called at the time of our reservation. Once 6:30 had come and gone, I went up and asked when we were going to be seated. I was told that we had to wait until some large parties had cleared out, and that we would have to wait for another 15-20 minutes. We were finally seated, but still did not have a glass of water by 7:00. We were seated at a table with 5 kids from a larger party with the adults at the next table. We left and went somewhere else for dinner. What is the point to making reservations (through OpenTable) if you aren't even waited on for 30 minutes past the reservation time?
Benihana's is always fun
Had a great time. Went to the Houston-Westheimer location and it was packed. The result was they were a little slow and a bit loud but once we got used to it it wasn't terrible.
Delicious meal. Chefs do a great job a ...
Delicious meal. Chefs do a great job at the table. Lobster is worth it!!!
Fun place and great food
Great food and atmosphere. It's fun to watch the food being cooked and the master chef is very entertaining.
whats the point to reserve if you still have to wait a good 15 min to be seated just like everyone else who hasent reserved .👎
Lunch is fantastic!!!! All the great sh ...
Lunch is fantastic!!!! All the great show & food as dinner. But a perfect portion & price!!!
Always consistent restaurant
Good food, prompt, entertaining. Friendly service.
The staff acted too busy to help us and the smoke from the food gave my date a asthma attack!
Great birthday dinner for family. We had ...
Great birthday dinner for family. We had a great time.
My teen loves hibachi - this is the place to go!! Enjoy!
We enjoy this place, but it's become very expense.
We've noticed our bill goes up $100 each time we visit...besides drinks the meals have gone up. Everything else is perfect...just wish we could afford to go more often, it's just too expensive.
The chef attempted to throw a hot piece of chicken in one of my guests mouth even after she said no. As a result it hit her in the eye. This was highly inappropriate, rude and unprofessional. I will never return to this location again.
Tony our chef was awesome I've gone 4 ti ...
Tony our chef was awesome I've gone 4 times now but he still had some tricks up his sleeve I haven't seen. Food is great as always, keep up the great work.
My wife and I get there at 5:30 for our ...
My wife and I get there at 5:30 for our anniversary for a 6:30 reservation. We asked if they were able to seat us early and they were able to accommodate us. We are taken to our table just the two of us, about five minutes later they sit a family with 2 kids and a baby(this was fine). After around another 10 minutes the family asked to have a table for themselves as their children were a little rowdy, again this was fine. What was not OK was the fact that we had to wait for them to sit another family when we were ready to order. We told our server before they even say another group with us we were ready to order and we were ignored. At this point my wife and I decided to leave hungry and go eat at a cheap Mexican place. Thanks for our treatment on our anniversary.
Not worth watching compared to how much I paid...
They chef didn't do anything entertaining like funny tricks , it was just watching someone cooking your food and served to you. I have been to other banihanas before and it was more exciting and entertaining.... I was so disappointed
Very long delay for waitress to take & b ...
Very long delay for waitress to take & bring drink order. App order was completely wrong, chef got our family orders confused with the couple who they sat at our table with us. Couldn't believe they put a couple on a date at our family table of 7 including our crying baby & children. Good hostess doesn’t seat dates with family & children, with our size group we were expecting a private table just for our family & better more attentive service.
Food needed a little more flavor. Also i ...
Food needed a little more flavor. Also if making reservations I did not know you still had to wait 20-30 minutes for a table. What's the point of a reservation then?
Not the restaurant quality of 20 yrs ago
Our experience was terrible. Our hood vent must not have been working properly because we were constantly surrounded by smoke and at times it was choking us. Our waitress was forgetful and at times never brought a second drink. Our chef was okay but lacked fancy cooking abilities. We spent quite a bit of money and felt as if we were cheated. I remember when the chefs had personality and finesse while cooking. This was not the case in our lives xperience. I will not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Always a fantastic meal!!! No matter wh ...
Always a fantastic meal!!! No matter who your chef is - the food is delightful!!! Great lobster -what is the secret??? Lunch is great because just the perfect size serving-full not stuffed!
Benihana still a classic
Benihana remains a classic favorite for a unique, fun experience. Food is always terrific and it's so enjoyable to meet new people at a table! If you havn't been here, give it a try - you'll keep going back!
I went here for my 20th birthday and we went online to reserve a table, which was really easy and convenient. When we got there, we checked in with the hostess and she immediately took us to our table (due to reservations). The people we sat with weren't all that entertaining and seemed really dull but the staff was so energetic and amazing. Xing our chef has always been out cook each time we have gone and he was very lively. The birthday song was fun the only thing about it that I wish was different was being able to keep the chef hats that they let us wear for the photos. Other than that benihanas at westhiemer and Gessner in Houston Texas was extremely memorable and so energetic.
Great experience but probably will not r ...
Great experience but probably will not return, too loud was unable to have any conversations with my guest...plus our order was messed up a few times and one of our guest had to wait for entree to be recooked while another didn't receive rice ordered until we said something...but chef and server did correct it after we said something
Fried chicken rice was delicious. Shrim ...
Fried chicken rice was delicious. Shrimp tempura appetizer prepared with fresh vegetables and great shrimp. Seating was immediate!
Wine and dine
This place was awesome !!! My boyfriend and I went for Valentine's Day (I had made a reservation 4 days prior) it was really packed but that didn't stop us from being able to grub out !! We loved all the food only downside we had , we ordered sushi which we never got .( Hope we can get a free meal next time we go ). I would definitely recommend to anyone especially for special occasions! we will definitely be back! :)
The food at benihanas was great, the chef was brilliant, how he maneuver his cooking utensils was awesome. The service was excellent i would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.
Great food, great service.. Amazing!!
Great food, great service.. Amazing!!
Lovely and fun
My family of 5 came here on Valentine's Day and it was a great choice. Wee come here year for this day and it's always packed, but still worth it. This time was much easier sure to the reservation we made through Open Table. The kids had a blast with the entertainment and many husband and I had a nice couples moment.
The Special Occasion Destination
If you're looking for a restaurant for a special occasion and don't mind spending a lot of money, Benihana is the best place in Houston. Complete meal service, entertaining chefs, and a completely satisfying meal experience.
Excellent as always! A little hectic due ...
Excellent as always! A little hectic due to the Valentines Day crowns but great as usual.
Save your money.
Simple, save your money and time. Horrible experience.
My only complaint was that the menu was different from the one in the Woodlands. They had more items for you to pick from.
pre valentines day lunch
Everything was good,it was my first date with my new girlfriend.they didn't do my special request.
Great place to relax after a long day at ...
Great place to relax after a long day at the office
We booked a table and still had a 30 min wait not good
Food was great. General service was good.
Table server was slow and not in sync with chef. Chef was great and food was great.
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