About Benihana - New York
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. Enjoy one of the best shows in NYC at the original Benihana. Start with drinks and sushi at our first floor contemporary sushi and cocktail bar, great for after-work drinks and meeting friends. Or, go to our second-floor dining room where your personal chef will dazzle your eyes as well as your taste buds. See what made Benihana the legend that it is today. Looking to host an event or private party? Our private dining rooms are always a crowd pleaser. Call for more details and price options. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more.
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Friday: 4:00 pm - 12:00 am, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 12:00 am, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Between 5th and 6th Ave
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking & Discount central parking garage available next door.(51 W56th street)
F Train ( 57 street stop)
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
Benihana New York City features two private dining areas and one semi-private dining area perfect for your large group or private party.
Benihana - New York Ratings and Reviews
Have been to benihana before and never h ...
Have been to benihana before and never had an issue with who we were sat with but they put my husband and I with a family who was celebrating an event- the family was very loud and celebrated the event toasting every 5 minutes and had some rather intensive food needs that made our dinner come out so much later than their food. It felt like we were a fly on the wall of their family dinner- perhaps benihana should review peoples food needs prior to putting people at tables
Huge disappointment!!!!!!!!!! I have b ...
Huge disappointment!!!!!!!!!! I have been other Benihanas in the past that were a fun experience and food was great. Here everything was pathetic and food awful. Do not go to the Benihana in NY. My husband said, this place feels "pre-bankruptcy", that says it all.
6 PM reservation Sunday night. Waited 15 ...
6 PM reservation Sunday night. Waited 15 minutes for table with 2 toddlers (party of 9) Sat in main dining room. Chef was very good. Waiter was very good. TONS of smoke because exhaust fan wasnt working as well as it should have. Food was very good. Place was packed with families as well as adults only. Everyone had fun. Will return but will request a private room for the children to walk around. We took up entire table so it shouldnt be a problem if we reserve in advance hopefully
I had to reschedule my reservation due t ...
I had to reschedule my reservation due to heavy traffic and without hesitation my reservation was pushed up an hour later. The food was delicious and the service was great. It was a bit noisy but everyone was having a great time so hard to blame the restaurant.
Have eaten here many times, usually good ...
Have eaten here many times, usually good. On this night they were 1/2 hour behind schedule and very disorganized. Our chef was obviously new and did not know any of the knife handling tricks, so was very, very disappointed as It was an 8 year olds birthday and we were looking forward to the show. I think if you are going to pay the stiff prices, one should expect the full show.
it is what it is. nothing spectacular, a ...
it is what it is. nothing spectacular, and if you've experienced hibachi style cooking before, this is nothing special. Our cook got the order of the dishes incorrect, missed a few 'tricks' and seemed generally uninterested. I don't blame him, i'd feel the same doing the same schtick over and over. the food is ok, nothing special. they use a lot of butter in everything, so it can't be half bad. i had the seafood udon since i've had the chicken/steak before. it was ok, not huge portions.
The host at front desk was not friendly ...
The host at front desk was not friendly at all! I also thought it was strange that none of the chefs were Japanese at all! They were all Indian and Hispanic! Our chef was not very enthusiastic about being there which lead to a not so great experience.
Made a reservation for a birthday dinner ...
Made a reservation for a birthday dinner. Dined with Chef Kanai, and sat with relatively conservative people (thankfully). Some others sitting at other tables were more rowdy, but can't blame them! Love the performance, and enjoyed the food. Would love to go again in the future!
Overall the customer service was poor. H ...
Overall the customer service was poor. Host at the door did not even look up to make eye contact, as we entered, or even welcome me or my guest to Benihana. Waiter did not have personality required of a waiter. Did not demonstrate skills for excellent customer service. His greeting was poor. No smile. Did not seem enthusiastic whatsoever. No follow-up and the the food took a while. Chef took a while to arrive.
The food was good but not worth going back to Benihana. I've been to other hibachi houses and this is by far the poorest customer service hibachi house.
It was far from my first time at a hibac ...
It was far from my first time at a hibachi restaurant, but my first time at Benihana. I had the absolute WORST experience here and will never go back. So disappointing. And I wrote a message to the restaurant personally describing everything that happened (because it was that disrespectful) and never heard back.
It's great when you get an amazing Chef ...
It's great when you get an amazing Chef like Mizan! He makes the experience entertaining even if you have been there before!
I can't say how much I love the chicken fried rice! It is the best. Add some special garlic butter sauce (garlic butter and teriyaki heated up) and it's heaven.
I loved this restaurant. The reservation ...
I loved this restaurant. The reservation was set and they had it ready when I arrived. I was escorted upstairs after a few minutes. Our order was taken almost immediately and our server was very courteous. The chef was nice and our food was excellent. My party had an excellent experience and plan to return at our earliest convenience.
Very long wait (~1hr) to be seated even ...
Very long wait (~1hr) to be seated even if we had a reservation, then more wait for drinks, for the chef to arrive etc...
Poor service. It was a birthday and although reminded twice the server forgot to bring the dessert.
Overall the food was good and a fun experience but they take their success for granted ... I dont think I would go twice
Huge dissapointment! We had guests from ...
Huge dissapointment! We had guests from overseas. Reserved place for 4:30. Chef did not arrive for 50 minutes and stuff kept telling us table is getting set. We had to leave after 50 min without eating so we are not late for show.
They didnt seat us when we arrived for o ...
They didnt seat us when we arrived for our reservation. We had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. I had to ask to be seated because we had a play to catch an 75 minutes after our reservation. When we were seated we told the waitress our urgency. She later told us we had to wait 20 minutes because no chefs were available. I dont understand why there wouldnt be any chefs available when the whole concept of the restaurant is to have chefs were table. We asked for the check early so that we could pay first and leave. The waitress ended up cancelling our order and giving us a hard time about her misunderstanding and that she will try to our our order back in - when we havent even started eating let alone had the chef start cooking. The food was way too salty. I requested for gluten free and it was amazing that the restaurant accommodates this dietary restriction but the chef put so much soy sauce in my meals. I couldnt enjoy my food even after asking the chef to fix this - he was unable to. On top of that the chef (although an accident) while doing his fancy moves on cooking while trying to look cool he ended up hurling food on my dress which left a large brown stain. I must say though, I appreciate the chef serving us the food first because I was gluten free.
we were late for our play and the food was not even worth being late for.
Very bad management of the reservation. ...
Very bad management of the reservation. When we arrived already a lot of costumers where waiting for a table. After 40 minutes waiting and still no information we give up.
We remember the time when Benihana NY was a good place to go. That’s long time ago. There are a lot other good restaurants in NY, don’t waste your time and your money here.
They should limit seating to 8 per table ...
They should limit seating to 8 per table. We were 9 at it was not comfortable.
Also, if I book at 7:45 I expect to be seated and start eating at the latest by 8:15. Here it was almost nine. first we had to wait for 15 minutes to be seated, then 30 minutes before our chef was able to start cooking for us: Tables are paired and only one cook at a time can prepare food.
Overall it was ok. I just was upset that ...
Overall it was ok. I just was upset that I had made a reservation at 7:15 and wasn't seated until 7:50. It was my birthday and that pushed back all my plans. I didn't understand why I had made a reservation in the first place.
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