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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.
Bloomington, MN 55425
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
Used open table to set up a reservation. That process went very smoothly. Arrived a little early so sat in the bar area. Our bartender was great and had the perfect personality for our group. Table was ready on time. Food was great and lots of it. Paid for vegetarian meal but only got tofu, one piece of zucchini, and some onions. Vegetarian option on the menu seemed to be a lot more. Disappointed there as I know I paid full price. Definitely more of a non vegetarian option to eat. Our chef was entertaining and the atmosphere was great. Kind of pricey after all was said and done.
The food and service was excellent but the noise level with the close seating and all the banging from the different chefs entertaining their tables was excessive. We could not hear each other in our party to have any conversation or enjoy the experience together.
Our chef and server were great.
Our server, Jackie was so great. She really made our night, super nice, felt like she was a friend just hanging. She was also on top of everything and very thorough. I've been to benihanas several times so I don't prefer to review the restaurant just wanted to give kudos to our server.
Went to lunch at this restaurant today, we have been there many times for both dinner and lunch! We were seated fairly fast and with another group of six people. We waited almost a half hour before any drinks arrived, then after almost one hour we had our order taken, salads and soup showed up almost right after, but a chef did not appear for almost 20 minutes so after and hour and 20 minutes our meal was finally being prepared! Food was cooked by Raymond, best chef there! So I have Been there for dinner on a Saturday night where you want yo relax and enjoy conversation only to be rushed into ordering and fast dinner! Lunch on the other hand took too long, I knew it would be an hour and a half lunch but not over two hours! Hit or miss with this restaurant! Restroom needed attention, and all there was to wash your hands was very cold water! It seems this restaurant really only caters to out of town visitors, new mall patrons!
Overall good. Our waitress could have helped us a little more when ordering, since it was our first time doing hibachi. Didn't like how they charge us for a hibachi meal for my 1 year old even though she didn't eat anything but separate noodles I ordered for her.
Our reservations were at 7, but we had to wait to be seated until close to 730. The service was okay, very nice chef and server, but a few drinks were missing and refills were slow. The drinks were tasty and the food was pretty good, but we probably won't be returning.
I looked at the rating for this location before I booked and I seen you were rated 3 stars. I initially thought maybe it was a couple of disgruntle customers but later realized exactly why it was rated that way..... Waitress was swift but very robot like: she asked how everyone was and then answered with: "oh, that's great" before any of us could respond to the question. The food was just ok and the grill guy seemed liked he was pretty new. Most importantly the place was filthy!!! Food all over the floors, the cart that was brought out with the prep items was dirty and had old shrimp tails laying on the back side of it, and when I looked up the decorative screens that hang on the outside of the grill vents looked like they had not been cleaned in a very long time. Linty things hanging off of them. I was distracted by this waiting for a piece to fall off into my plate. I don't know... I would probably come back again but certainly not this location unless I saw it first. Doubt I would take the time to come and inspect it first.... Sorry
The service stunk. We had a dinner reservation for 530 and they made us sit until they had a table available. We also requested a normal table not hibachi and they gave us hibachi. My chicken was undercooked. Also our sever didn't pay attention to our table the second the guy gave the other people that were at our table their food the waiter asked if they wanted a box they didn't even have a chance to take a bite. Overall very unsatisfied wouldn't go back.
Sushi came out more towards the end when the food was mostly done. When every other time I went to bennis (which is over 10 times) it comes out before. Kind of feel like the waitress forgot to put in the order. Every single dish that my friend had was dirty or wasn't washed all the way. (Glass cup, and sauce bowl). Which is gross.
We had 5:00 reservations and we didn't get seated until 5:28. Apparently we had to wait for other couples to arrive. Since they were so late, we just had to wait. They didn't apologize or offer any reason why we had to be kept waiting until I asked for the 3rd time. They told me they cancelled people's reservations after 15 minutes, but this isn't accurate, I guess.
Also, we upgraded to the chicken fried rice instead of the white rice. They charged us $4.30 for an upcharge. It's really not an upcharge because it's the same price as ordering a side of the chicken fried rice. If you don't get the white rice, and ask the for chicken rice instead, then it should be a lesser amount than a side order price. Either change the menu to have two different prices or state that it's an upcharge amount and not a side dish amount.
I love Beni in St.Louis Park! I thought to try MOA because of the convience. We went to Sealife for a bday get together. Our waitress was okay,it got really busy and she "forgot " about us. The chef was entertaining and the food was good. The malls tax was ridiculous. It will be awhile before I go to this location.
The food was very good in the chief did a wonderful job preparing it for us. The steak I had was done to perfection a medium rare. The scallops were also very good but slightly overcooked. We really enjoyed the experience as we celebrated a birthday we got a free picture and a wonderful Sunday.
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