About Benihana - Wheeling
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. Take a walk around our restaurant and learn about Japanese culture with our Japanese artifacts such as a bridal kimono, or take a seat outside and enjoy the tranquility of our outdoor koi pond. Please remember that we are closed between lunch and dinner from 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. We reopen for dinner and Happy Hour at 5 p.m. Although reservations are not required, they are recommended.
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
Benihana - Wheeling Ratings and Reviews
Went here for our anniversary. The food ...
Went here for our anniversary. The food was good, but not great or anything special. The price was RIDICULOUS. $75 for two to eat basic hibachi dinner. The chef didn't do tricks or entertain like other restaurants I've been too. Honestly I was completely disappointed. Waste of money and time.
It's great to be there as a group of 5-8 ...
It's great to be there as a group of 5-8 people. Then you all can sit at one table. If there're 2-4 of you, there're chances that you'll be dining with some other people at the table.
The food is good, but a little overpriced. Probably it includes the chef's fees for cooking which is fine. You just pay extra for the show. Just don't expect to have different show every time you go there. They have a standard program for every visitor and every time you can see all the same tricks. :-))
We've gone to Benihana--either Wheeling ...
We've gone to Benihana--either Wheeling or Schaumburg--for about the last 16 years for my son's birthday. This year we had THE MOST INCREDIBLE & ENTERTAINING CHEF ... so much fun to watch! And who knew edamame could look so appetizing!
May Benihana live long and prosper!
The table seating so some what tight too ...
The table seating so some what tight too much if us was sitting there, the food preparing in front of us took to o long to arrive at the table, he was very good when he came thou. It was still a wonderful experience and we will be definitely be visiting again .
Chef Omar is amazing as is the managemen ...
Chef Omar is amazing as is the management and entire staff! We are regular customers and this is by far the best location. Each restuarant is different a small believe me, this is the best. Don't waste your time going to any other Benihana, again this place is the best. Omar is the best chef!
Great place for a birthday celebration. ...
Great place for a birthday celebration. Friendly greeting at the door started the evening. We were then promptly seated and served. The chef was very pleasant and very efficient preparing the food. We will go back.
Took my kids for first time to Benihanas ...
Took my kids for first time to Benihanas and told the Chef to make sure they see a good show. He only did 2 special tricks and that was it. I was disappointed for my kids. Other than that the food is great but it still is very pricey.
Wheeling location is terrific. My famil ...
Wheeling location is terrific. My family especially loves the creamy (shrimp?) sauce.
Chef Rio was fun to watch and the food was excellent. Our group had a variety of items, all were cooked to our request and tasted wonderful.
We have been to this restaurant many tim ...
We have been to this restaurant many times and have had consistently well cooked meals and decent service. Our recent visit proved otherwise. Unfortunately, our chef overcooked and dried out our food, was not happy to be working on a holiday and was sweating profusely. It was a weird experience and we did not enjoy our meal at all. Soup and salad came before our appetizer sushi role making for a rushed dinner with all the food coming at once. Not sure how soon we'll return. May look for an alternative teppan grill.
Staff was courteous, and Chef performed his culinary stunts perfectly. We enjoyed our luncheon as ambiance was pleasant and noise level was moderate throughout the meal, allowing us to engage in good conversation. Everyone ordered a different dish from the menu and loved their selection. Overall, it was a delightful dining experience.
The personalized interaction between the chefs and customer is what defines Benihanna. But unfortunately it is lost nowdays because the chefs hardly interact with customers due to language issues. The tricks and excitements is gone for a the higher end price we pay.
The food & dining experience was great a ...
The food & dining experience was great as always. Our chef was very entertaining & friendly. We also had the opportunity to take advantage of our birthday certificates which helped our dining costs to be discounted.
Excellent food and extremely entertaining. We had a delicious dinner and the chef was superior. We had enough for dinner the next day. I ordered the Filet and my husband had the chicken. The best part was the chef. Also the picture of the two of us. Nice souvenir to keep in honor of my birthday. I have a collection of the pictures.
Portions are pitiful
Wow, the portions for the protein options are laughable. It was barley enough for a 7 year old girl. Mind you, I am not a big eater but when I pay $38 dollars for 8 oz of squid it makes me upset. I understand that you are trying to be profitable but at least make the customer feel like they are getting some type of value.
The best part was our cook!
This was my first time at Benihana but I have been to other similar restaurants. The chief at our table was very friendly and did a great job but the food was kind of average. The vegetables that come with the meal consisted of just zucchini and onions, I would have preferred more variety, but for the most the food was really good. I would have given a higher rating was it not for my experience with the fried rice. Our server asked us if we wanted fried rice or steamed rice with our meals. We both said fried rice and it was only after I had a few bites that I realized that there were small pieces of chicken in the fried rice! I do not eat chicken and the server never mentioned that there would be meat in the fried rice or I wouldn't have ordered it...I didn't want to make a fuss about it so I just didn't eat it but it would have been nice if they had asked of if we wanted steamed rice or CHICKEN fried rice....especially since they knew it was our first time there!
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