About Benihana - Mall of America
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. Take a break from your shopping spree at Mall of America and see what makes Benihana the best thrill ride in the mall. Catch up with friends in our patio area tables located in the mall while enjoying one of our specialty sushi rolls or signature cocktails. Call to book your private party or next event for up to 120 guests in our private dining room. Located on the third floor next to Macy’s.
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
3 floor inside mall, next to Macy's
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Benihana - Mall of America Ratings and Reviews
We didn't even get to eat. Our reservat ...
We didn't even get to eat. Our reservation was for 8pm, arrived at7:55 only to be told it will be a 15-20 min wait. Okay, no big deal. 8:25 we still weren't seated so my husband asked why and the little hostess was super rude and then told us it will be another 25 min so we went somewhere else. Thanks
We made reservations for our 23rd Weddin ...
We made reservations for our 23rd Wedding Anniversary but still had to wait 20 mn after arrival, would have liked to have a steak chicken lobster option not on the menu as such, chef was friendly and entertaining, gal serving us was outstanding but did not ask us why we were dining with you, just asked about birthday. Kind of disappointing, probably would not come back:(
The food and the service were excellent ...
The food and the service were excellent the only problem was the noise level coming
from the table next to ours. There were approximately 11 very loud folks who had
no consideration for other customers in the restaurant trying to have a peaceful
dinner. I believe when groups that big come in they should be setup off by themselves.
Eight of us sat around the griddle and t ...
Eight of us sat around the griddle and the Seating was way too tight!! The chef was not too friendly but other servers were very nice. They let us bring in a birthday cake which was nice. We reserved because of a birthday celebration coupon and then found out we couldn't use it as only good Monday-Thursday.
This visit was pretty interesting are us ...
This visit was pretty interesting are usually love this location but there was a situation that I will actually message Benihana's directly on about as I don't want to post it publicly but it may be a while before I'm back at this location.
We had a group of 9 with a reservation. ...
We had a group of 9 with a reservation. We ran a few minutes late but they were more than accommodating, and sat us right away. The wait staff was prompt and accurate! the chef at our table was easy going, fun, and entertaining. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to celebrate an event, or for a business meeting. The room was quiet enough that everyone could hear from one end of the table to the other.
I always go to the Benihana in golden va ...
I always go to the Benihana in golden valley and yesterday because I was at the MOA I was went to the Benihana there it was my first and last time. The people in he main entry got a horrible attitude server was great, cook didn't confirm order with every one I don't eat meat and I end up with a chicken fries rice bowl I pay for a extra onions and the cook didn't give it to me then I asked him and he said is not on the ticket so I had to wait 10 minutes into the sever came back to told her then she told him to cook some for me. Food was not great I feel the this location needs to train there cooks more, on how to interact with people and how to cook delicious food. Just a feed back for u guys , I'm not will be back to this location for a while I do love the one in golden valley is 35 minutes away from my house but is Worth it.
Stay away from MOA location. Made a 7:30 ...
Stay away from MOA location. Made a 7:30 reservation, arrived at 7:30 and was handed an electronic pager. The hostess said it would only be a few minutes, and I didn't complain or even mind waiting a bit. We sat and waited until 7:45 before I walked back (politely) and asked how much longer the wait was, and reminded them I made a reservation for 7:30. A different hostess (not one I had spoken with) replied, "Like I said already, we have a wait, and it will be at least another 10 minutes".
"Like I said already"? I was so upset about how rude she was that I wanted to make a scene, but to not embarrass my wife, I left the pager on the host table and we left the mall for a different restaurant in town.
When someone makes a reservation and you can't make good on your end of the deal, I at least expect to be treated with the same respect I give you - despite holding up my end of the deal and arriving on time.
Benihana is one of my most favorite rest ...
Benihana is one of my most favorite restaurants to eat at, especially for dinner dates.
The food is always delicious and the atmosphere is usually fun and upbeat.
This last experience with my significant other was very poor and disappointing. We had a dinner date on Friday September 23. We were put in the corner of the restaurant where no one else was, so it was very quiet and very awkward. The rest of the restaurant was lively and I felt like we should not have been put at that table. We were basically secluded and that is not what I want when I go to Benihana. We go for the fun environment it offers.
The chef had no enthusiasm. The portion sizes of food were quite small. I usually leave feeling full and satisfied but not this time.
It was overall a disappointing experience and that isn't usually the case, but it really tainted how we feel about Benihana. It might not be our go to date night anymore. Not sure if the price is worth it anymore.
I was quite disappointed in our experien ...
I was quite disappointed in our experience at the MOA Benihana's. We had my 4 year old son with and he was the last one to get his food, it would have been nice if he could of at least got his noodles first while everything else was cooking. It is a big enough grill that they could have put his chicken and steak on first to cook.
Also, had to ask the chef three different times for shrimp sauce and never received it.
My husband and I ordered a beer, when it was empty our server never asked if we wanted another.
Very expensive meal for not the best experience.
I must say, was quite impressed with the ...
I must say, was quite impressed with the following; the service, the food, & the ambiance ! When the first opened, the food, the service, the ambiance was ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE! They've redeemed themselves with me!
Great hibachi as usual! Chef Gabriel wa ...
Great hibachi as usual! Chef Gabriel was fantastic, especially accommodating my wife's needs (to use very little oil & no dairy). Great conversation with other folks at our table too. An all around fun Wednesday evening!
Little bit better experience than the la ...
Little bit better experience than the last time I came in. The only thing. For how expensive everything is you really don't get much food especially when there's a ton of random people at your table. Last time I got no mushrooms. This time I got like three. It's annoying spending all this money and hardly getting any of the food I'm paying for. If I get a Habachi trio of steak chicken and shrimp I'm expecting to get the same amount of each, but you don't you end up with less and less. Same with the vegetables. And if I'm paying extra for fried rice. It could taste a little better then it does. It's almost dry still. My expierence with the staff and getting my food this time was much better. Unfortunately the food is still not that good. I've had better at other places that are similar and are less expensive.
Always a fun evening! Lots of activity ...
Always a fun evening! Lots of activity which can be noisy. I like the new location at the mall! Sometimes restaurant could be cleaner, very busy but floors need attention. Bathrooms could be serviced more often too. Food is good but sometimes seems rushed, one course blends with the next. Food is prepared at table side and is always fun to watch the cooking preparations.
The chef had to tell the waitress three ...
The chef had to tell the waitress three times that he needed a plate! The waitress (Jamie)took forever to get our bills to us. We shared a grill with two other groups and one group was very rude to the chef. The chef did not talk much but he did a good job (Sammy). The food was excellent. We had a person with a shrimp allergy and the chef made her meal before a single shrimp landed on the grill, very thoughtful.
Every other day I come here I was feel w ...
Every other day I come here I was feel welcome even though I look very young to be eating good. I love bring my little nephews because of their cravings of the shrimp sauce. All is well once I walk in and get greated by my chief which is 98% of the time the same guy (Martin).
We always love to go to Benihana. This t ...
We always love to go to Benihana. This time was special to us since it was our 25th anniversary. The server was nice except it took a long time to get our bill. The cook might have been new or Benihana is getting strict on their portions. The hibachi veggies (zucchini and onions) were cut into very small pieces. Now you only get mushrooms when you order steak. At one time mushrooms were included with the hibachi veggies. Also, we get chicken rice and for how small the chicken and veggies are chopped you would think it should come with a 5 or 6 course meal not an additional $4.00 per person. Usually the cook has left overs after everyone has been served so a few of us could get a little extra rice or veggies. This isn't the case anymore. The food is good, but for the price/value we really have to reconsider coming back.
We came in on time but didn't tell the h ...
We came in on time but didn't tell the host that we were there so she told me to wait 1/2 hour because there was other party after us...I honestly didn't know if we aren't check in w/ the host, We are losing the reservation and have to wait at least 1/2 hour.
She was very rude and told me to wait...I told her that We are not gonna wait. The restaurant wasn't busy at all that day. She then ignored me.
The other host heard and graciously took us to our table and I thank her for that.
The chef, Sapporo was very nice (although he doesn't say much when We asked questions). Overall, We are happy w/ the service and the foods was very good and tasty! Our server was nice, too!
This is my third times coming to Benihana. I thought I am never coming back after two times w/bad experience in the past...glad I did and it was good!
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