About Benihana - Scottsdale
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-served basis, whether you’re looking to enjoy one of our delicious Benihana Teppanyaki entrées or our amazing selection of sushi!
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Frank Lloyd Wright
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Benihana - Scottsdale Ratings and Reviews
rice was a bit undercook. Don't think ma ...
rice was a bit undercook. Don't think many will notice but Asians who eat a lot of rice will.
Great Meal - the chef was very sweet. A ...
Great Meal - the chef was very sweet. All of our food was great.
It was extremely warm due to a supposed ...
It was extremely warm due to a supposed A/C issue. Our reservation was at 6:30 and they could have called to explain the situation and that reservations were back up. They told about a half hour delay, they sat us at the table at the half hour mark but from there it was another 40 minutes before the chef came to the table. It was hot and uncomfortable. We didn't eat until 8:30. Not acceptable. We won't go back.
We went for a 5:30 reservation, and we d ...
We went for a 5:30 reservation, and we did not get sat until 6:30pm. I think this defeats the purpose of a reservation. I was not the only one. The entire waiting area was full of people who were waiting on their "reservation." I think they should have called people and said they were running behind. They did nothing to compensate people for the inconvenience. I know reservations aren't to the minute, but an extra hour???!! My kids love eating there though so the experience was fun.
Service provider was amazing. Fun dinne ...
Service provider was amazing. Fun dinner. Enjoyed the experience.
It never disappoints. Food and service i ...
It never disappoints. Food and service is excellent. The chefs are very entertaining and do a great job in the food presentation. We go to Benihana's for birthdays all the time. A family favorite.
This was an awful evening which ended with a complaint to the corporate office and some unsatisfactory follow up. We recommend saving your money and skipping Benihana. Sapporo is right down the block and we'll be going there for Teppanyaki the next time we want it. Poor food, bad service, corporate disinterest. Zero Stars.
The service as always was amazing and th ...
The service as always was amazing and the food is to die for!!!
I love the chefs, have to be a people pe ...
I love the chefs, have to be a people person to perform as they do!!!
Rude Dining Partners
We were seated at a table with just four other people. Two of them were fine. The other two were fat, loud and obnoxious and talked through dinner and cackled like mad cows. The food was good, but it was hard to ignore them and it ruined meal.
We had a great time celebrating our son' ...
We had a great time celebrating our son's graduation with family members. Food was delicious and the server was great!
It's simply the best food and people for ...
It's simply the best food and people for the hot spot in town
Change in menu should be expected
I've been coming here for many years, throughout the country - I've been lucky they are where I am. The other evening,however, I noticed the menu has been revised, and several small changes are employed. The children's meals usually have corn and zucchini, this time no corn :-( The kids meals used to have both the soup and a salad, if I'm remembering right, but this time she had to pick one, leaving me naturally - to share my salad. Portions are smaller all around, I had two small shrimp in the "appetizer" and it used to be portioned larger than that. In the 8 years I've dined at this location, I always had leftovers, but not that evening. The green tea ice cream had a fishy flavor/aftertaste. Server and cook were fantastic!
I have been to Benihana's at least 30 times over the years. This past visit was spectacular!!! The food was particularly excellent and tasty. Our table chef was absolutely one of the very best ever. We had so much fun and a really great meal. The Chateaubriand could NOT have been better. The scallops were great, as was the shrimp and the chicken. All the employees really helped to make my birthday very special!!!
The staff was very friendly and accommod ...
The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We felt very well taken care of. The chef. Tim, was very entertaining and the food was great.
my daughter's birthday
The manager on duty (one from hostess stand) was exceptional. She was very helpful in coordinating our party of 15- two tables and 11 kabuki glasses to my daughter and friends on her birthday! She was anticipating our needs and so pleasant. The chefs did a great job entertaining our guests. After an hour an a half of sitting and eating dinner. With the service of ice cream and pictures the children got up to pose for photos and had a slight up tick in energy (I recognize) however, the manager who stood by the kitchen door and gave stink eye to us through the meal now came up and told me all of the children must remain in their seats (other guests were complaining) - only one small table next to us- and I doubt they complained. The chefs were gone and we were settling the bill- she did not have to tell the children they had to remain in their seats. There was no danger or disruption. We spent a large amount of money on our group of 15 and we were respectful to others, I think that manager was looking at this party of children like we were a problem from the beginning. These are well behaved children and it was a bad way to end the evening.
I was disappointed that we were the first table seated but three other tables finished before we did and I noticed they had group pictures taken. - we did not? Thought you automatically included pictures for special occasions? Meal was good but cannot afford to come back frequently at these prices.
Always a great time. The food and the s ...
Always a great time. The food and the service was outstanding. Thank you.
The chef was clearly new. He was incred ...
The chef was clearly new. He was incredibly slow - mostly serializing the cooking rather than cooking multiple things together. He over cooked the shrimp. No performance aspect at all - none of the usual tricks were done except for the beating heart which he did with white rice. And he didn't have enough rice for all the fried rice that was ordered AND he didn't have enough zucchini. Also - he should rotate where he starts when he passes out the cooked food so the same guy isn't stuck with being last every round. The waiter was equally terrible. He completely didn't bring one of the appetizers ordered and when he asked how our meal was and we started to give feedback, he completely didn't listen and moved on to asking if we wanted dessert.
Not a great birthday celebration
Birthday coupon from Benihana. Sat us next to the kitchen. Awful spot. Requested no mushrooms in dinner, so waitress, who was new, brought soup with mushrooms in it. Offered to replace it, but by then had waited so long, just picked the mushrooms out. The worse part was where we were seated. No one wants to have constant traffic around the table from waitstaff exiting and entering the kitchen. Also, no happy hour drink prices at the table -- you have to go to the bar. Ridiculous!
Everything was delicious
Food was great. Service was GREAT!! But it was too pricey for quality of food. Overall we all loved the food and if it wasnt for the price we would go back
The service was ok, the chef did a good ...
The service was ok, the chef did a good job, but he was not that entertaining. The food was delicious!
Early Mother's Day
We decided to celebrate Mothers Day on Saturday to avoid the craziness on Sunday. We (myself, my wife , and our 4 year old) arrived at Benihanas a few minutes early but were seated promptly at a table. The dining room was much more crowded than I would've expected on a Saturday afternoon at 2pm but we arrived at the perfect time- we had a table just to ourselves. The chef, Toshi, cooked our orders to perfection, put on a good show, and was great with our son, who has the attention span of a tennis ball. Toshi kept the boy interested while he was cooking and answered his questions. The rice and our main courses were very good but I thought the onion soup was a little bland. The 4 year old loved the soup, however, so what do I know. All in all , our meal was good and we all had a good time. I'd recommend it highly to family's looking for something nicer than Dave & Busters, McDonalds, or the usual places they take their kids.
Despite what I read about the service at Scottsdale Benihana, my wife and I had a great time. The server, the chef were both great and very entertaining. We would absolutely go again.
Benihana is my favorite place to eat. The food is amazing . What's sets them apart from the rest is the seasoning and garlic butter used to prepare the entire meal. Everyone should experience Bemoans at least once before they are gone. The finest dining and top notch chefs and servers are all a part of the benihana experience. Trust me it is an experience. It's not your average place to eat.
Special night out
Great place for big groups! Very interactive dinner and very delicious! Plan to spend a couple hours dining and hanging out with friends.
Good food. The waitress was very nice.
Good food. The waitress was very nice.
The servers do not deserve their share o ...
The servers do not deserve their share of the tips. Wish there would be a way to designate all the tips to the chef. The last 3 times we were there, each of the servers just didn't do their jobs and their attitudes are very surly or unpleasant or just plain blah. They don't follow thru on requests, you have to ask multiple times, they never smile. The last point - this is probably what management tells them to do, but the meals include hot green tea. They never bring it. You have to ask for it., every time. They never offer. How much profit is lost by just bringing people a cup of tea? Less than a penny?!?! And, even if your meal includes dessert, they act like it doesn't. They just ask everyone "would you like dessert?" Even tho some have it included and some don't. Maybe mgmt. is hoping even tho it was included, some may feel full and forget it was included and then decline, adding a bit more profit again, just like with the very expensive green tea. AND, of course, when they ask what kind of rice you want, steam or fried, they don't tell yOu until you get the bill that fried was a big $3 upcharge. Spot the trend? Very sneaky practices on ourpose. Speaks to the ethics of mgmt. philosophy.
We had a great time watching our grandda ...
We had a great time watching our granddaughter watch the meals being prepared - great fun, great meal, great time was had by all.
Great experience. Our chef Nick, had mor ...
Great experience. Our chef Nick, had more than a few tricks up his sleeve. This was our fourth time there in the past 9 months and we enjoyed it as much as the first time.
It was fun but loud. It was fun to watch but I would have liked it better if there wasn't so much time between the different components of the dinner. Everything was cold by the time the steak was done cooking.
Definitely a unique dining experience. T ...
Definitely a unique dining experience. The food was fantastic, enjoyed the cook preparing and cooking our delicious food. Thank you for the birthday gift! And my girlfriend, well she's awesome to dine with too. God bless!
Great Experience, food was fantastic. We ...
Great Experience, food was fantastic. We did have to wait for Teppan Chef for about 20 minutes, but we were there for a celebration so kept ourselves entertained. Will definitely return.
Did not feel like a special event, usually does.
Had just been to the Beaverton, OR, location a few weeks ago and had a very nice meal. The Scottsdale, AZ location is much larger and better ventilated. Plenty of parking. Nice bar staff and greeter. Once we were seated the evening lost steam. The entire array of food seemed bland compared to the Beaverton location. Our table had 7 orders of fried rice with chicken yet only 3 eggs were used. The veggies were cooked so were several minutes apart and the entrees did not overlap. I got my entrée before some of the other guests had their entrée start cooking. I will never be back to that location. Seems something is off about the food prep and training for the cook so entrees finish within 5 minutes or so of each other.
I love it
I went to there my and sister. Service was nice and very friendly!! Our chef spoke Spanish which was great for my mom. We will definitely be going back soon!!
Always an amazing time
Great food, great atmosphere and the best chefs in town!
I took my 14 year old son and 5 of his buddies out to celebrate his birthday. He picked Benihana and we had a fantastic time! Great food and drinks and a very entertaining Roberto the chef.
Birthday dinner. Service was great and Tim did a great job entertaining us while making a fabulous meal.
Always a good meal
This restauraurant is consistent and the quality of the food is very high. Fun and what you'd expect from a Benihana.
First off I never have bad service at th ...
First off I never have bad service at this location ever. I would like to say thank you to our waitress Ericka she is always a pleasure to deal with, gets the order right, always keeps your drink full, and always has a smile on. Now for the chef typically I have not had the same chef more than a few times and they all are great but tonight Chef Yin was amazing not only was the food great and the theatrics good, for the first time not only did they tell us what the sauces are food with but actually as he was cooking dared us to try the sauces with the food instead of letting them go to waste and I was amazed how good they actually are.
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