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
The manager was extremely unhelpful. It was my birthday and I was unable to use my coupon and he said their was a glitch with the third party vendor. Which is not my fault and I feel he should have given me the discount anyways. There was another lady at our table with a birthday too and she was also denied her coupon. He was extremely rude and unhelpful and we were disappointed.
Our friends did not receive their $30 off for a birthday coupon and didn't realize it until after they'd left the restaurant. (They are in the process of trying to get this resolved.)
We had a party of 11 people. While we were put in a room with two hibachi tables, all 11 of us were crammed into a table that normally seats 8 comfortably. It was very difficult to eat because we were basically sitting on each other's laps.
The theme is so tired and our service was terrible. I try to avoid angry, petty reviews based on service but I was hanging out with my empty drink glasses and my wife's empty drink glasses all night. The staff was more interested in some ** who showed up late and smelled like she fell in a vat of perfume than cleaning up glassware from our crowded table space. My money will be spent better elsewhere.
The server Helen was very kind and accommodating. We took food to go and she had it all ready by the time we were done with our meal. The Chef was very entertaining and the steak and scallops were perfect. I don't generally get the Land N Sea but I'm glad I did. Steak was a perfect med-rare. I always have a wonderful time when I go.
This was my first experience at a Benihana restaurant. I was not disappointed. I thought this would be a good experience to share with friends on a Saturday night and it turned out to be unique and fun. We arrived 30 minutes before our reservation so we could visit the bar while we waited for everyone to arrive. The bartender was great and she made sure our drinks were to our liking. Two of our friends got caught in traffic and the hosts were very accommodating to extend our reservation by nearly 30 minutes. When everyone finally arrived we were seated promptly. The manager greeted us and checked back with us after the evening to ensure our first Benihana experience was memorable.
Overall, we were very pleased with our first experience here and plan to go back in the future.
We don't often visit this location, and it's highly unlikely we'll return. Our reservation was at 6:30, and we weren't seated until 7. There were several people at the hostess station who did not look to be enjoying their job. One was even slouching/leaning on the station! We were seated- 30 minutes late, remember- at a table where something plastic had melted onto the cooktop. Our server turned on the heat and took our drink orders, and it was at least fifteen minutes before someone came out to clean the burning, melting plastic off of the cooktop (the fans were causing the black smoke to blow directly at my husband and myself).
Additionally, a member of our party ordered white rice with her meal and it was not brought to her until our meal was completely done being cooked- and only after we asked for it. Our hostess was not very present. However, our chef- Rafael- was absolutely incredible.
I love Benihana, but this visit left a bad taste in my mouth.
I went to Benihana for the fisrt time to celebrate my birthday and I had an amazing time. Our chef was Pedro and he was exceptional. He was cracking jokes and was very personable. You get a lot of food, definitely enough to bring home leftovers. It was a great experience!
We came for my birthday celebration. We come to Benihana-Minneapolis a lot, not just for special occasions. I had my $30 chef's table certificate to use, plus gift cards. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to use more than one gift card per person. This has not been the case in the past. We will now be going to Maple Grove's Benihana where they allow more than one gift card per person.
I have always loved the food and just the overall feel of the restaurant. It has always been a fun place to go and I love that they have The Chef's Table for Birthdays. My Best Friend and I go on my birthday and I pay for her, then on her birthday, she takes me. It has been a tradition for many, many years!
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.
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