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Benihana - 21 Reviews - 47 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 581-0930

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47 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019
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Benihana - New York, NY

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Best

I never get tired of Benihana restaurant. The place is fun for the whole family. We taker the grandkids, they love it. Food is great, so is the show. I love the place, and mis...

Worst

This place was one of the worst restaurant experience for me. Restaurant took the reservation for my frineds birthday dinner and they gave away seats to other people and ended u...

Love it 2/12/2012

I never get tired of Benihana restaurant. The place is fun for the whole family. We taker the grandkids, they love it. Food is great, so is the show. I love the place, and miss it if I don't visit. more

AWESOME !! 1/4/2012

SO AMAZING EVERY TIME I GO I HAVE A BLAST THE STAFF IS SO HELPFUL THE FOOD IS REALLY GOOD AS WELL.. THE FOOD IS ALWAYS fresh and always good more

Great Expierence Dining 5/24/2011

5 Stars. Had dinner with co-workers last night to celebrate my promotion. Never had such an amazing expierence. Food was so delicous. So were their drinks. Staff was very friendly and attentive. more

Oh what a night to delight 12/6/2009

I have dined before and always service with a smile but I was taking my finance to celebrate our one year of happiness and being together I wanted her to have the same experience as I have 10 years ago since I last visted the food is still a 5-star rating and the service with a smile.\r \r Pros: Excellent Cons: a little too crowded at the table more

Deliciousssssss!!!! 6/9/2009

Big fan of Benihana! Good food and drinks and a FUN place to go on a date!!! Highly recommended!!!! more

Nice Hibachi Spot in the City 6/2/2009

The chefs were great and entertaining. It was a great first experience with Hibachi. Would defintely go back if I was in the city and in the mood for Hibachi. This place is great for groups. Pros: Really good Food Cons: Parking in the city is always a problem more

Mmm.. hibachi. I always order the same thing every time I... 8/14/2007

Mmm.. hibachi. I always order the same thing every time I come here, probably because I love seafood. The... more

Mmm.. hibachi. I always order the same thing every time I... 8/14/2007

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Mmm.. hibachi. I always order the same thing every time I come here, probably because I love seafood. The seafood combo, although it's a lil more e... more

Mmm.. hibachi. I always order the same thing every time I... 8/14/2007

ms Provided by Partner
Mmm.. hibachi. I always order the same thing every time I come here, probably because I love seafood. The seafood combo, although it's a lil more e... more

Great! 4/3/2007

Great place to go to with a few pals. Very entertaining, and lively. I had a great experience, friendly staff and nice environment! Pros: Ambiance Cons: Not a place for a date more

Great if you get a good chef and your primary goal is entertaining children 1/16/2007

You don't go to Benihana bacuase you love Japanese food. You don't go to Benihana because you are getting together with a group of friends and you want to go somewhere for tasty bites and a good time. You go to Benihana because you have a group of under 10 year olds and you want to entertain them in a place that has a little more substance than Chuckee Cheese or the Olive Garden. I know that sounds mean and I probably shouldn't be that harsh because the fact is my family and I enjoyed the time we had with our friends there this past Friday. But that was in spite of the fact that the service was shoddy, the chef was boring and the food was at best mediocre. The kids didn't notice though and they could be as loud as they wanted and in the end, I guess that's why these guys are in business. Pros: Kid Friendly Cons: Food, Service more

Great food.. 11/13/2006

Well the theme of this place is pretty much entertainment. The chefs put up a food show that is a must see. Of course if you're lucky and didn't get the angry one which I did once and was not fun. This place is even better if you go in large groups and special occasions since you will be sharing the table with others. I believe they have 8 seats per table. The only draw is that since the food is being cooked in front of you, you will come out smelling like fried food. But other than that the food and drinks are delightful. For dnner specially on weekends be ready to wait. more

What a great place 7/29/2005

They cooked the food in front of us with a very entertaining chef who cracked loads of funny jokes. i had the shrimp and file minon. goodness it was excellent had me wanting more. the drinks were a little weak but overall i was very happy Pros: food, service, originality Cons: weak drinks more

Restaurant? 2/21/2005

This place was one of the worst restaurant experience for me. Restaurant took the reservation for my frineds birthday dinner and they gave away seats to other people and ended up not giving us a table and did not even appologize. Management seemed careless about the situation and the place is may be good for quick bathroom use. Cons: everything more

good food, not so friendly staff 2/16/2004

having been to other benihana locations, we decided to quench our craving for hibachi on a recent vacation in the city...seating was prompt, but our waitress was curt to say the least...the chef was accomodating yet somewhat impersonal as well...overall great food as always, but the crew should definately cheer up! Pros: great sushi, super tasty food more

No Show, Lots of Dough 7/12/2003

Do not go in with high expectations. The show consists of smoke coming out of onions to look like a volcano. Most places at least have a flame as well. No knife show, NOT ENTERTAINING. The worst part was the food. The salad and soup were good however, the main course of steak and chicken was of very poor quality. The steak was dry and chewy, and most fast food restaurants have better chicken. Garlic butter is added to the fried rice, which makes it taste horrible. more

tropical drinks make any dinner fun! 10/28/2002

this was my first time at a benihanas restaurant and me and my girlfriends had the best time. the tropical drinks are great, the rice is great, the filet mignon is great, and the show is great. i think that it also depends on who you sit next to and how your chef is. we were next to the funniest people but our chef could have been a little more fun. but i would recommend this to anyone not just because of the show, but the food is great too. especially the sauces they give you to dip your meat into. mmmm. more

amusing, yes:food, no 9/11/2002

It was quite amusing to watch the Hibachi chef make volcanoes out of onions and toss veggie slices into his hat. That's it. Spicy tuna sushi was very good, but the tempura sushi was rubbery. The server was nice to let 4 people share 2 main dishes. As we were small eaters, the servings were perfect. But the teriyaki chicken and steak were tasteless, and so was the vegetable fried rice. Bring perfume, or else, you'll leave smelling like a hibachi stove. If you're going as a group<7 people, be prepared to share the table with strangers. more

beware 8/19/2002

Anticipation was the initial feeling I experienced as I walked into the restaurant. I was excited that my lunch would be cooked and served right before my eyes. The salad and miso soup served at the beginning of the meal was excellent. The actual dish I ordered was quite tasty but nothing out of the ordinary. The service was terrible. What the restaurant needs is to have a waitress that can both speak and understand english thoroughly. She insisted that I ordered dishes I didn't even order. I asked her about several items on the menu simply out of curiosity. She ended up having the chef cook them for me. She assumed that since I pointed at the items as I inquired abou them, I automatically meant that I wanted to order them. She agrivated me and spoiled my lunch. Pros: good salad, good miso soup Cons: bad service more

terrific sight 8/8/2002

A great show & a great food turned my lunch to be one of the best I had!! more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Benihana started out as a tiny four-table restaurant in New York City's theater district before becoming an international chain. Diners sit around large tables where chefs ostentatiously chop, slice, stir-fry and grill. Entree options are simple--shrimp, chicken, steak and scallops--and preparation is uniform. Every entree comes with a similar stock of sides: rice, onion soup, shrimp appetizer, iceberg lettuce drizzled with dressing, sauteed vegetables and green tea.

  • 6/24/2008 Provided by Citysearch

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    Carte Blanche, Cash, Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diner's Club
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Midtown Center
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