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Sunday, May 13, 2018
Underwhelming experience...the food was bland, was pretty expensive for what we got, and in general just felt like it was an expensive meal that didn't leave any of us blown away. For a similar price, I think we would have preferred to go elsewhere. There wasn't a lack of trying on their part, it just wasn't a good meal, and when you throw the price ($40/person) it really wouldn't lead us to go back. Just an honest opinion of our experience.
Cold draft and over cooked food
We had to wait a long time for our cook. We went back at 6:40 and did not get a cook till 7:30 everyone ordered after there drinks were served. Our waitress and cook were good but I never have had to wait that long for the cook. Kids got very hungry:(
What a great experience for our birthday celebrations. Our chef, steven, and waitress, Nani, were amazing....so fun, intentive, great service. We will definitely go back!
We went to Benihanas for an afternoon lunch during the work week. It was pretty slow at this time, but we appreciated it. We sat at a table alone and still got the full show from the chef! Our waiter and chef were fun and did their jobs wonderfully. The tempura sushi roll we ordered was delicious along with our lunch duet.
Food was not cooked all the way, cook provided no entertainment, rice was soggy
Very disappointed I could not use the Birthday discount. I made a last minute decision to take my wife there for her birthday realizing that they also offered a birthday discount. Apparently it takes 48 hrs. to be put in their system so they could not accept it the same day. Food was very good. The chef was fun but seemed a bit bored with his job. I would still recommend it.
Yama was amazing. He listened to everyone's food request. Our server, im sad I can't remember her name, but she was also amazing. I ordered ice cream togo and I forgot to add it in my togo bag. She ran it out to me just in time! Love that green tea ice cream.
Always have fun here.
Drinks take longer once you get to the table.
Birthdays are a real treat here it was a lot of fun minus they didn't take our picture at the end like they normally do.
it was fantastic and fun and my chef was outstanding
Great food, great show. We always enjoy ourselves whenever we go, and I consider it my favorite resturant.
Food was good, chef was also great but our server seemed like she had somewhere else to be. She was in such a hurry that she asked if I wanted a second beverage and left so fast she did not get my answer which was that I wanted something different . She forgot my daughters rice that came with her kids meal and didn’t ask if anybody would like desert except my son who had a birthday desert. For the almost two hundred dollar bill we received, I would expect way better service...
I was very disappointed. We had our two little girls with us. The Chef did two “tricks.” And we were there for a birthday. Very disappointing. Not worth the money.
The food was ok. Not as good as other experiences I’ve had here. The chef was not good at all. He had zero energy, and over cooked almost the entire meal. The shrimp was very chewy, and even the chicken in the fried rice was dry and over cooked. This was all very unfortunate too because we went for my sons birthday, and it was his and my daughters first time there. If I had to make a decision to recommend the restaurant based on this experience, I would tell people to save their money. It was a real bummer.
Our service was poor, but our chef was amazing. I brought four high school girls and they enjoyed their experience and had a fabulous night. Our chef was very engaging even though our reservation was 9pm. I would definitely bring a group of teens again.
workers all had smiles. great experience for family and friends
Got seated just 5 minutes after my reservation time which was better then other times. We then waited 30 minutes at the table before the server came by and got drink orders. The server rang in adult meals for my children who ordered kids meals and it was only noticed by the chef when he was verifying our orders with us. I am glad he asked if the meals for them should have been kids or adult. The chef was great and did a great job with the show part and the cooking of the food. Jorge is very friendly and great with not only the adults but children too. I would go back again in hopes to get him but the server maybe needs some help and coaching on when she should ask for help or let someone know if she is feeling like her tables are to much at that time.
As usual the food was outstanding from the lobster/chateaubriand to the hibachi chicken/steak everything was fabulous. The Chef was entertaining, the wait staff very attentive and the overall atmosphere fun and very enjoyable.
This is our favorite birthday tradition and we enjoy Benihana's a minimum of 5 times yearly.
The food is mediocre and overpriced. This time around our chef did exactly 2 tricks, both of which I could do at home. He looked bored. We won’t be going back to Benihana.
Great restaurant overall. A little chilly inside...maybe the vent system. Had a birthday there...super fun and awesome food!
Chef didn’t do many tricks & kept dropping his utensils. There was a lot of cold air blowing on us before & after the grill was on.
The waiter had a nasty attitude and steaks were over cooked.
Chef Jackson was awesome. A lot of fun and funny. Made the experience great for my nine year old son. Bartender was not very sociable or pleasant though. Would definitely go back.
Spend a lovely time! The chef who was cooking for us was awesome. Will be back again
We were celebrating birthdays (2) at our visit. The food was excellent and the show of cooking at the table was enjoyable. Our chef was a bit robotic. The tricks were cute but the execution was stale. The server did a decent job by making sure she was always ahead of us for drinks but this sometimes led to a challenge in table space with plates and 2-3 drinks per person. We tried a variety of food to include sushi, fried rice, shrimp, lobster, steak and chicken (party of 4). All of it was great. Loved the onion soup also. I personally could do without the salad because of the ginger dressing but others loved it. The "yum yum" sauce is excellent and the birthday song and ice cream was a nice touch.
Love coming to benihana for my birthday, great food and great service.
brought a friend for her birthday and our chef was amazing. Wish i remembered his name because i want to get the credit of being out going and really livened up the table.
always great food. Really enjoy being able to go there and just getting great food and a show.
Service was not well, waited 2 hours for appetizer rice was cooked hard
Amazing food, fantastic cook, terrible waiter.
I have been to many Benihana locations in Chicago and Minneapolis. This time it seemed as if our chef was inexperienced. There were no tricks aside from flipping utensils and a mini onion volcano. Overall the presentation was slow, not very entertaining and the food was just ok.
Birthday, always good experience just wish it wasn’t so expensive.
Jackson was a fantastic chef and Dynamite was a great server. We had excellent food and enjoyed our dinner.
Every time we go it gets dirtier! We were the first table of the day to be seated and it’s was FILFY! Please clean the restaurant for the love of god... gross
We have gone multiple times to this location for different occations and loved it but this time was different. Everything was fine at the beginning until there was a rice mis-communication incident with one of the groups that was at our table. After that, the cook had a very bad attitude towards everyone. It felt very awkward and uncomfortable to continue to sit there and eat. The show (Benihana experience) came to a stop, and our chef left the station several times, leaving food to overcook. At the end, the 3 groups wanted to talk to a manager. He first spoke to the group with the rice incident, and then the rest of us. There was no empathy from his end. We didn't got an I'm sorry for the bad experince or anything. He kept making excuses for the problems in the kitchen and the cooks attitude. We explained to one of the guests at our table that we have always enjoyed dining here when she asked if this is how it is here. The lack of professionalism that we experienced has made us think twice about coming back. It was a bitter sweet experience for my husbands birthday!
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes Asian cuisine. The food is always great and we’ve always had good service.
So delicious, generous portions, freshly made.
Food was over cooked and not good.
8 of us upgraded to chicken fried rice for $4+.
There was less than 1 pound of chicken for all of us.
What a rip-off!!!
Chef was talented, but really bad sense of humor.
Bad experience for all of us.
My wife and I really like eating at Benihana's in Maple Grove. We always enjoy watching the chef cook in front of us and the tricks that he does. Also we are really full when we're finished.