About Benihana - Minneapolis
Golden Valley, MN 55426
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
We went to celebrate my cousin's Birthda ...
We went to celebrate my cousin's Birthday and were late to our reservation but the staff was very accommodating and seated us after a short wait. The food was delicious and my nieces loved Chef Rafael. He really made us feel welcome and celebrated with our family. The Hibachi preparation was very enjoyable and the service was great.
We have a group from work that go to Ben ...
We have a group from work that go to Benihana's every January to celebrate after Christmas and New Years and as a bonus there are a couple of Birthdays in January we celebrate also. It is a special treat to go to Beni's because it is a bit pricy for lunch but we deserve it at least once a year. If there is another occasion that we are able to all do lunch again in the year Benihana's is our go to place.
Overall entertainment was excellent but, ...
Overall entertainment was excellent but, what I did not like was that my reservation was for 6 and they would not seat us until "everybody was there" so by the time my later person showed up apparently my reservation was non existent because I had to wait until 8:30 to be seated.... Food was great but portions were small... 2 dinners and a bill over $100 and nothing to take home is kind of upsetting especially with the huge plates they have for you to eat off of. Like I said the entertainment was excellent and the taste of the food was phenomenal but, making a reservation is pointless and make sure you order extra so you can enjoy the food later.
Too many bday copoun stipulations. Could ...
Too many bday copoun stipulations. Couldn't use. Didn't get a happy bday song. No picture. Waitress was whack! Had to go to the bar to order another drink as took too long to come back. Waitress was "experienced" so no real customer service. Chef was "timid." His name was Reyes. Knew he was amateur as soon as he brought the cart. No tricks just a whack heart that even that wasn't done right! Think Ima take the few extra minute drive and try my luck with Maple Grove from now.
Went to celebrate my mother's 50th birth ...
Went to celebrate my mother's 50th birthday, was sad we didn't get a birthday coupon in time but outside of that the service was awesome. The tables are awkward for waitresses though, I noticed it was harder to refill drinks. The guy who cooked the food was very humorous and seemed very experienced. The food tasted great as expected. I never sit at the cooking tables because it doesn't usually take longer but it was my mom's first time. The drinks we ordered were average I'd have to say- definitely not somewhere I'd go just for drinks- but the food is good!
I was disappointed that my group was tol ...
I was disappointed that my group was told we couldn't get happy hour drink & sushi happy hour pricing once we were seated at our table even though it was still before 6pm happy hour cutoff time. I didn't see any fine print stating this and they missed out on another round or drinks and sushi for a group of 7. This left a bad impression for this visit. I might need to rethink my next family dinner location for somewhere else next time.
The service was great, my family enjoyed ...
The service was great, my family enjoyed the dining experience as usual. We had reservations at 3, didn't get seated until 45 min after we arrived. People were waking in without prior reservations & were seated before we were. I was a bit disappointed with that, that's usually why people place reservations so they aren't waiting for 45 min to be seated.
Although we made a reservation they were ...
Although we made a reservation they were behind 15 to 20 minutes. The waiter was very good however the chef was very experienced but looked bored and we had to engage him several times to acknowledge we were there.
My husband and I went here on a date. Ou ...
My husband and I went here on a date. Our reservation was for 4:00 and we didn't get seated until 4:30. We weren't greeted very friendly by he staff. We finally sat down and the plates were full of grease. The table was sticky. My husband sent his glass of wine back because the glass was dirty. Our server seemed impatiently when taking orders. The only positive thing from our meal was the hibachi cook. He was really sweet and quite entertaining.
We came for New Year's Eve and brought m ...
We came for New Year's Eve and brought my parents and in-laws. All had a very enjoyable time and loved the food. Being a weekend night and New Year's Eve it was very noisy so it made it difficult to talk, but overall a great experience.
Food was prepared well our chef was pers ...
Food was prepared well our chef was personable and entertaining unlike our server who did not know how to smile seemed impatient and did not serve the table frequent enough. This place is extremely loud and the temperature was extremely warm.quite spendy from the drinks to the meals definitely not an inexpensive evening.
Our chief was amazing, food had great fl ...
Our chief was amazing, food had great flavor, we didn't have to wait for our table long, but our server wasn't very good I ordered another drink and I never received it and she never asked if anyone needed a refill on there drinks.
We had to wait 25 minutes to be seated a ...
We had to wait 25 minutes to be seated although we arrived on time. Were not told that others would be at our table. Rushed through meal, plates not cleared timely *& given to go boxes within 5 minutes of chef leaving the table
Carlos needs to work on evening out the ...
Carlos needs to work on evening out the portions given to guest. They were extremely inconsistent but he seasoned the food well and he and the server were very polite. She had some issues with mixing up guest food items but she remained calm and was very kind.
We had reservations for 7 pm and still h ...
We had reservations for 7 pm and still had to wait 40 minutes to be seated. Our chef also seemed disinterested in putting on a show. The waiter was slow after the meal with bills and boxes. Overall, the whole experience was a disappointment.
Saw some recent bad reviews for this loc ...
Saw some recent bad reviews for this location (excessive heat, unfriendly staff, incredibly slow service) but we did not experience any of that. Our food was delicious, the timing of the courses was just right. The only service issues were at the bar before our dinner when they wouldn't let us order sushi because the sushi chef was busy making a platter. Get more staff then. Our table server was decent.
It was my daughter's 10 year old birthda ...
It was my daughter's 10 year old birthday that day and at no time did anyone ask if we were celebrating a birthday at the table we did not get a photo taken! she did not get Happy Birthday song to her! as well as she ordered a kids drink and it came 20 minutes later
It's a very fun experience and most of t ...
It's a very fun experience and most of the chefs there are of high quality. The service this time was very poor in that he kept forgetting things (water, tea, other beverages), messed up our order slightly and charged 2 people incorrectly on their final bill. He was polite and friendly, just not what you would expect when you are paying that much money. We've eaten here many times and the service is usually good.
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