About Benihana - New York
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! If you’ve never been to Benihana before, let us tell you what you can expect: Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups of eight to ten, 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.
Or you can visit our sushi lounge where a talented sushi chef will prepare the freshest sashimi, maki and signature sushi rolls with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine. Smaller tables and more intimate seating is available in the lounge or bar on a first-come, first serve basis, whether you’re looking to enjoy one of our delicious Benihana Teppanyaki entrées or our amazing selection of sushi!
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 Restaurant, Patio/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
The food is terrific and the spectacle o ...
The food is terrific and the spectacle of the cooking at the grill, in front of you, great fun. Good for children. They were extremely busy when we came, on time, for our dinner. That said it was far too long before we shown to our table, fifty minutes. The service was really slow once we were seated. and it is too cramped for normal sized people at the group tables. Elbow to elbow. No thanks. The food is the saving grace.
It is frustrating to wait 30 mins inspit ...
It is frustrating to wait 30 mins inspite of making reservations on a weekday (Monday evening). The food was good but our Chef Jimmy barley uttered a word. I have been there before and all the other Chefs were super friendly and interactive.that adds up to your total experience...so Jimmy was disappointing, even though the food for super amazing. Beautiful experience. The Best part was that they clicked our picture for a birthday party and handed over the hard copy to the Birthday girl right away!
Amazing place to take friends and family ...
Amazing place to take friends and family! :)
Took my boyfriend for fathers day .he's ...
Took my boyfriend for fathers day .he's very hard to please but when the chief started cooking and doing little tricks HE LOVED IT experience was amazing
Delicious food. Great atmosphere
Delicious food. Great atmosphere
This was my second visit to your New Yor ...
This was my second visit to your New York restaurant. My first visit the food was outstanding. My visit on June 19, 2016 was not good at all. The service was good but the food was not. The chicken was tough and I saw very little chicken in my fried rice, if any. The food was not seasoned at all. my visit in April, I was completely satisfied and wanted to take my family of 4. I was very disappointed in the food, not happy with that chef cooking at all. If I visit again, which I may because I like the place, but I will try another location.
It was my birthday and my family and i h ...
It was my birthday and my family and i had a wonderful time everything was great
Had a great time with my family. It was ...
Had a great time with my family. It was the first having dinner there everyone was full.the food is great and my husband enjoyed his father's day .
This is the second year in a row that my ...
This is the second year in a row that my sister, niece, and I had lunch at Benihana's for Father's day. Last year they had a special menu for Father's day, but we were able to order off of the lunch menu. This year however, we were made to order off of the dinner menu, even though we were there for lunch. The food was very good, but our lunch for 3 , even with my niece ordering off of the kid's menu, came to $132 including tip. If we happen to be in town next Father's day, we will probably have lunch elsewhere.
Our chef had a lot of difficulty getting ...
Our chef had a lot of difficulty getting the people at our table in to the whole experience. We were three small groups and he couldn't get anybody to crack a smile. The bartenders are very nice though!!
The waiter was horrible she forgot to me ...
The waiter was horrible she forgot to mention things to the chef and therefore our food was horrible! It was also my birthday and they forgot to sing and make my night special. I've been here an abundance of times and I won't come back after this experience!!!
Chef kam was the best, he made the food ...
Chef kam was the best, he made the food entertaining and enjoyable truely an enjoyable experience
Very nice restaurant, with good food and ...
Very nice restaurant, with good food and very nice service.
Awful service by host and manager. Ridic ...
Awful service by host and manager. Ridiculous wait times. Even with reservations, you need to wait an additional 45 + minutes. The host likes to slide people with no reservations in front of those who do. This is my 2nd time having an awful experience with service at the NYC location so I will not be returning anytime soon
Worst Hibachi experience I have ever had ...
Worst Hibachi experience I have ever had with my kids. The chefs do not even try to be entertaining; no spirit to them; jokes are delivered in flat monotone, and they have no dexterity with the knife. Food quality is awful! How do they even survive with that kind of food in NYC?! Stay away; not worth even for kid birthday party; did I mention we waited for 30 min despite having a reservation.
Benihana dining is so much fun and alway ...
Benihana dining is so much fun and always delicious!! You can dine there every day or on special occasions. You will always be pleased with their food and service.
As always the food was delicious. The staff were friendly.
overbooked and out-of-control
Benihana's was clearly way overbooked. Reception crew had no clue of how badly they were overbooked, for if they had, we'd have gone elsewhere. ended up being seated an hour after our booking time. once seated service was slower than usual. disappointing evening overall.
I always look forward to my next time
Amazing dining experience! AWSOME food & atmosphere ‼️
It's always refreshing to visit Benihana! On this specific occasion, it was my graduation day. I invited family from out of town and they loved and enjoyed experiencing Benihana! Thanks again
While the food was delicious and our ser ...
While the food was delicious and our server/chef were great, the restaurant made us wait 45 minutes past our reservation. When I asked the host approx how much longer he said we'd be the next ones seated and that we would get complimentary appetizers. Well, no appetizers ever came and other parties were seated before us despite the fact that we came in before them.
I have never had a bad experience at a hibachi restaurant until now. Our service from both the waitstaff and chef was subpar. The chef didn't do any of the normal "normal tricks" to add the chicken was so over cooked it was not edible. There are plenty of other restaurants you can go to in NYC and pay $40 plus per person and have both a much better meal and experience.
Nice, good food and funny
Every time I come to NYC this is like a must, like the food, ambiance and it's funny ... They play with you during the food preparation right in front of you. Tables usually for 8 people, so you get mixed with another people if you don't bring your own group but that's far from disturbing. It's also good for late dinner after theater or whatever late Go for it and have fun
Our service was amazing and the show was ...
Our service was amazing and the show was fantastic. The food was perfect, what a great price for great food in midtown! We will be back with more people for sure. Also, those drinks are amazing
just way too loud; seating arrangement n ...
just way too loud; seating arrangement not ideal and the hostess did not manage it properly
Went midweek to celebrate a child's reci ...
Went midweek to celebrate a child's recital. We arrived 30 minutes before our reservation but had to wait over an hour for our table. Once we got to the table it was another hour before we
Took my husband here for his birthday and he loved it. Great food, great service !
What ruined my food experience was payin ...
What ruined my food experience was paying about $26 for Hibachi Steak that was at least 35% fat and grizzle. It was so disappointing and the kitchen should be aware of this when prepping for the chef. In the presence of a group celebration I had to discretely remove the fat and grizzle from my mouth and left a particularly bad piece untouched. To make a scene in the midst of the celebration of my daughter's graduation from medical school would have put a damper on the event. So I chose to just bear it. Now very happy to have this opportunity to provide feedback. I should have gone with the Scallops. The Filet Mignon and Shrimp were also superb! If you avoid the Steak this could be a five star experience.
Our cook was nice and funny, he added some creativity ans had a real capacity for repartee! Good foof, seafood and beef were excellent, the spinach as well. A little bit noisy, but understandable! A relaxed atmosphere and excellent neighbors!
Been going for years to Benihana and it' ...
Been going for years to Benihana and it's sad to see that much has changed and not for the better. Little things like the usual plates, now it's a generic white plate. Salad had no life to it. Waited almost 25 minutes for chef and it wasn't busy. Little things go a long way...just wasn't like past experiences.
Even though I had a reservation I still ...
Even though I had a reservation I still had to wait for 45 minutes which was abode little ridiculous.
They do no honor reservations
Have been going to Benihana for years. As the staff smiles well, and has learned the art to make you feel all is going well, they hand you a buzzer so that you can wait an extra 15-20 minutes to be seated WITH a reservation. Hmm-the point of a reservation is for customers to come in and reasonably sit at the table within 5 minutes...AND for the restaurant to manage their earlier seating correctly. NOT the case here. Staff is untrained-does not respect the request to speak with managers and juggle you for the 20 plus minutes you wait for a table so that they don't have to answer directly why there isn't a table ready. Zero accommodation to a family with a child's birthday for the delay. AND we were not the only one on this particular night. They over book and take in walk ins and don't balance nor honor a reservation over 50% of the time. Not acceptable.
Very noisy. Very bad ventilation. The pl ...
Very noisy. Very bad ventilation. The place was filled of food smoke. Even the interior of my purse smelled food. The cook was fun. However the waitress was somewhat impolite.we were a party of 6. I had to remind them of my food. So by the time I got my plate the rest of our group was already done.
Even though I had a reservation, it took ...
Even though I had a reservation, it took a long time to be seated (about 20 mins). When we got upstairs, the restaurant was not full. Also, it took our chef a long time to show up and cook for us. The food was delicious and our waitress was very attentive and nice.
Hostess was rude. Wait time was horrendo ...
Hostess was rude. Wait time was horrendous even with reservation.
We celebrated my mom's birthday. We real ...
We celebrated my mom's birthday. We really enjoyed it. Special thanks to our chef who was really funny. The food was great
The food was amazing and I would go back ...
The food was amazing and I would go back for that reason But I was not expecting it to be so loud but every other table was a birthday so the staff would come together and song this super loud obnoxious song. It was not spaced out very well either . I was say on the end and the cooks portable table kept hitting my white coach purse. There was a sense of claustrophobic going on. I was there with just one other person looking to have some good hibachi. If I had gone with a group looking to wild out a little I probably would have enjoyed it more and not dressed as nice.
The performance of the cooks is wonderfu ...
The performance of the cooks is wonderful
Benihana is the home of fun
Benihana is the home of fun. I dare you to find a restaurant to eat at that's more fun. Good for birthdays or ANY days!!!
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