About Benihana - Minneapolis
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 in our beautiful bar and lounge. Relax before your meal with one of our specialty cocktails or sushi in our beautiful bar and lounge. Our bar is the perfect place to host your next networking event. Need to host a large event? We offer several private rooms to choose from. Perfect for private parties, corporate meetings, and large birthday celebrations. Give us a call for more details or to reserve one of the private dining rooms. Benihana Minneapolis is conveniently located off of I-394 and seven minutes from downtown Minneapolis.
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Benihana - Minneapolis Ratings and Reviews
Enrique, the Tappanyaki chef was good a ...
Enrique, the Tappanyaki chef was good and entertaining. The food is ok, I've had better in terms of flavor and taste at a less expensive hibachi restaurant. The server though, not so nice. She wasn't courteous, not accommodating, and we didn't feel welcomed at all. She was not pleasant, she served with an irritated look on her face, to the point that we felt apprehensive to ask even for a refill of our water. I understand she must have had an unpleasant customer beforehand or maybe had a rough day, but it's never ok to make your customers get the brunt of it.
The food I thought was average - my chic ...
The food I thought was average - my chicken was on the tough/rubbery side. Veggies were good as well. Shrimp and Scallops were very good. The fried rice was very good but way too much for the four kids - not worth the value. They brought each one bowl and two would have been more than plenty for them.
My family has been coming for many years ...
My family has been coming for many years. We came for my husband's birthday. I'm pretty sure we had a rookie chef, food not worth the cost. I brought home leftovers but through them out- just not good! The chef seemed humble, but we paid 200.00 for this experience and family celebration? No way.
Our server was very busy and didn't have ...
Our server was very busy and didn't have enough time to serve us and it took almost an hour for our cook to come out but this is the first time that's ever happened while I've dined at this location so they must of had some technical difficulties going on. Will definitely be back :)
We waited over 30 min after our reservat ...
We waited over 30 min after our reservation to be seated. Our drink Order wasn't taken. The raw food sat out for over an hour before it was cooked. I got food poisoning from my birthday meal. Will not return as I paid over $40 for a meal that literally went down the toilet!
Food was delicious like always but the s ...
Food was delicious like always but the service sucked. We waited 20 minutes for water and had to ask 3 times before 2 of us got our water. The server just walked up to the table and stood there staring at us. I guess that was his way of saying "What would you like to order" I hate rude service. Which only happens at this location. Not at the Maple Grove or Mall of America locations.
Celebrating my birthday. Food was delic ...
Celebrating my birthday. Food was delicious. However there was about a 15 minute gap after we finished our salads before the chef came to our table to start our food on the grill. This has never happened before. We were hungry and couldnt wait to eat the rea stuff! Our chef was fun and entertaining.
Was there celebrating a 15YO birthday. I ...
Was there celebrating a 15YO birthday. I hadn't been to Benihana's in years! Was blown away by the showmanship and talent of the chef, the food was AMAZING and the service was very attentive. Sign up for their Chef's Table program and you'll get a $30 birthday certificate. WELL worth it! Will be going back for MY birthday next year (although I may not be able to wait that long!!).
We go to Benihana twice a year to celebr ...
We go to Benihana twice a year to celebrate birthdays with our kids. We have had great experiences in the past but the "show" has gotten a little dull. Not this time - our chef was fantastic, lots of new stuff to make us laugh and the food was excellent, as always. I rated service as a 4 due to the fact that the waitress was not as attentive as we would have liked. The rest of the service (host/ess desk, chef, etc.) were excellent.
Horrible don't go to this one. The gener ...
Horrible don't go to this one. The general manager Kris Imbach is a horrible manager and feels thats it ok to give bad service. Im a frequent customer at bennihana. We celebrate every birthday here but I will never go to the one in Minneapolis again. If I didn't love bennihana as a brand I would never come back to bennihana again. I have never met a manager that has made me as a customer feel like I should be privileged to spend my money at there restaurant. Besides the fact that Kris the manager almost got beat up during my visit by other unhappy customers she disrespected. All while I paid 200$ for a horrible dinner experience and got to see a manager fight. Go to maple grove its the only bennihana left in MN with good service.
This was the first of many visits to Ben ...
This was the first of many visits to Benihana. We used to go to Ichiban in Minneapolis. Now that it's closed we needed to find another family friendly special occasion restaurant. Benihana filled Ichiban's shoes. The food, show and service were excellent.
Have been at this location many times, a ...
Have been at this location many times, and this was the last time we will dine at this location.
It was at least 60 minutes before the chef was able to make it to our table to start cooking our food. Had to continually ask for more water/pop/drinks, waiter was never able to "see" that on his own! It was also a special occasion, and they always sing some type of birthday song...they never showed up...even though we requested it more than once. We finally received our bill, immediately gave them our credit card without even looking at the bill. 35 minutes later, we finally were able to sign for our bill and leave. Spoke to the manager regarding the length of the time to process our payment and how long it took for them to start on our food. Absolutely NO response, NO apology, No nothing! Just stood there and looked at us...no comment from him at all! 2 + hours for DINNER!! We should have at least been compensated or a coupon for a next meal...anything for the wait time just to sign for our bill! Nor did they bother to come and tell us there was a problem, we had to go and track down the waiter and the manager!
We went here for our anniversary with ou ...
We went here for our anniversary with our kids. I was worried about it being kid friendly since you dine with others, 8 folks to a table. there were plenty of people who brought their kiddos! The chef was AMAZING! Rrally kept us entertained and did fun tricks for the kids. Great job Octaviano! The server was ok. You could tell she was really busy. But to not clear the soup and salad bowls, empty glasses, just created clutter on a small surface. Also not coming back around for refills, I had to flag her down and was still put off for a moment. Overall it is totally worth the money you spend.
We felt like we were in an eating factor ...
We felt like we were in an eating factory. Our "entertaining" chef was mediocre at best. He missed on most of his tricks and he openly expressed frustration with himself. He was very hard to understand. He was a disappointment.
We had a reservation at 8, when I checke ...
We had a reservation at 8, when I checked in with the host we were told that you were running about ten minutes behind, 30 minutes later we still weren't seated and when we checked to see what was going on, the host rolled her eyes and pressed the number to our buzzer. I don't remember our server's name, but the service was horrible! She took 15 minutes to come check in on us and didn't get a single part of the evening right. Drink orders were incorrect, we ordered a bottle of sake and that took about 10 minutes to get to us. Half the food orders in our group were incorrect, one of our group ordered fried rice, paid for it and never got it. The attitude we got from her as well made us feel like we were an inconvenience to her day. I brought some friends here for their first time experience, and was extremely disappointed. The chef did do a fantastic job, put on a great show, and did his best with the incorrect orders. Really disappointed in this visit.
We had reservation and was seated on tim ...
We had reservation and was seated on time but we didn't get dinner service until over an hour late. The hibachi dinners only came with very little of the two vegetable (onion and zuchinni). We didn't get our steam rice until end of meal. By this time pretty much all my food was gone because we had to wait so long for food. My experience was a 1 star. I had just had hibachi at another resturant a week before and my experience was a 4 star. ( scale 1 to 5). They really need to step up the service. I have only been to this resturant 3 times and my experience have always been a 1 star.
overall the experience was good - as usu ...
overall the experience was good - as usual. Staff on the other hand were not as quick as usual. Our table size was 7 and we all ordered per the usual procedure. We got soup and salad and were able to completely finish it prior to the chef coming out. In fact, we sat for approx 30 minutes without a chef, after we finished our soup and salad. I feel that this time was unacceptable. The manager did come around and apologize, however it wasn't until someone at our table said something that he even mentioned giving any type of discount. In the end we did get some compensation and the food was great!
I won't let this one experience stop me from coming back, but it was a little disappointing.
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