About Benihana - North Little Rock
North Little Rock, AR 72114
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.
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Sunday: 12:30pm - 2:30pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:30pm.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live entertainment in our bar Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
Free surface area parking. Free valet parking also available.
Private Party Facilities:
Private room available for up to 20 people.
Private Party Contact:
Shapoor Karimi: (501) 374-8081
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Benihana - North Little Rock Ratings and Reviews
This place is awesome! We have always had fantastic service here and the owner, Shapur, is super friendly, remembers us and usually shows us special treatment. I have also never seen an owner who not only waits tables but will set them up and bus them with his staff!
But this isn't even that best part- the food here is delectable: melt in your mouth steak (that is so good it tastes the same the next day as leftovers), succulent, fresh scallops, popping shrimp and crisp and savory veggies.
Love it here and will keep bringing our friends over and over!
This is always our spot for bringing our out of state guest and just a nice drop in spot for the family for occasional dining. Usually the wait staff is friendly and lively but not so much the last two times we have dined. I boast about the friendly high energy wait staff but I guess this was a off night or they weren't feeling it. You know good customer service is what keep us coming back. This will not deter us from coming but I want them to like their job and make us feel like they do anyway. We have been dining with you for years and don't plan to stop. Good Eats
The environment was nice and the server was somewhat personable but seemed to lack experience. He was hard to track down and we had to remind about our appetizer sushi rolls, when we did he told the cook "I put them in as soon as they told me". Of course the issue was that he never asked us about anything . . .we had to raise a flag to get his attention for any and everything . . .very unprofessional. The cook was OK but again lack led experience. He tried very hard and liked his job, just not to the level we have previously experienced at these type of dining venues. We drove more than 30 miles one way to eat here. Ended up that the experiences we have had at our local Japanese steakhouse surpassed the experience we had here in virtually all areas. Sad because the last experience we had with benihanas was very good when the little rock location existed . . .it does not anymore and I think if competing comes along this one won't either.
This a great place for the entire family. My kids, 8 & 6, love to watch the food cooked in front of them, and the chef/cook interacts with the kids while cooking.
The food is excellent, but the price is higher end for a family of 4, so this is a place we go to for special occasions. However, the quantity you receive makes 2 meals for my family. Keep that in mind when you pay.
Management will also come around to check on guests, and if you need anything it is taken care of quickly.
Overall, I highly recommend it, for the service, quality of food, and the fun atmosphere.
I have LOVED this place every since my first visit upon you opening for business.
I met my now Husband at your facility, and with saying that, it will be 4 years of marriage on 09/02/16.
I'm always a fan, and will ALWAYS refer others.
I have never received any coupons or birthday certificates from you though.
If you have time constraints and are planning this venue for a lunch hour event I would look elsewhere. Fortunately, our group of thirteen included the boss. We had reservations for 11:00am and were not seated until 11:30am. We were there a total of two hours, The food however was fabulous and our cook was a hoot. I would definitely go back.
We got seated right away and our order was taken. My group ordered some sushi along with hibachi. I noticed that every other table received their sushi and I still hadn't. I asked the waitress about it and she said the sushi bar was really backed up. I got the sushi after I received my tuna. The chef was done and cleaning up the grill. It was very disappointing! We just asked for it to be boxed up. I'm not sure it we'll be back or not, we have hibachi restaurants much closer to our home that are not as expensive and provide much better service.
I have been to this same restaurant where I would have scored the food much higher. That evening though the chef decided to use more salt and pepper than normal. I find that the more salt and pepper a place uses means they are afraid of the taste of their meat. Next time I will watch and worn the chef before he starts to season my food. Otherwise it was another fun evening spent out.
I was very disappointed in this Benihana's. We usually go to the one in Orlando and have enjoyed it many times. We invited our friends to lunch for a very special time together. Though it was lunch time three of the four of us ordered a dinner. We did not have any entertainment by the chef. Most disappointing were the sauces. There was no yum yum sauce and the one provided was not very good. I would not go back.
Didn't appreciate the fact that I had a reservation for 4 ppl and a group of 20 had a reservation at the same exact time and they were made a priority over my reservation even though we book a few seconds a head of them. We had to wait an additional 45 minutes for their entire party to get there!!!!!
I made a reservation for 8 p.m. several days in advance. I was very disappointed we were not seated until 8:20. There was a delay in ordering as well. We were the second to last table to leave the restaurant due to this delay. There was a fair amount of noise level that was not due to customers, but to the staff cleaning up for the night and banging dishes around. Overall, this visit did not encourage me to return.
Super crowded, luckily had made reservations so were seated immediately. Took 20 minutes to get water, and hour for food. Evidently management had let three of the cooks go on vacation at the same time. Poor planning. Will never go back. Noisy, dim, uncomfortable chairs. Was not that impressed with the food.
We never received refills and after we ate. We were at the table trying to order drinks and were ask by management to move to the bar because they needed the table. I fell like this was very rude. We felt as if we were rushed to leave. I don't think I'll be returning.
Well I had reservations for 7pm, me and my party was not seated until after 8pm... This is not the first time this has happened.. I was really dissapointed.. What is the reason to make reservations and it still takes an Hour or more before you are actually seated????every time we go we spend over $100 and nearly $200. I think this needs to fixed...
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