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2 Riverfront Pl, North Little Rock, AR 72114-5653
501-374-8081
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food

The food is amazing...the seating arrangement is weird. You suddenly find yourself next to a random party of people you don't know. That's the reason for my 4 star rating. It doesn't set the tone for private conversations whatsoever unless you somehow reserve the entire table. Otherwise, you'll... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
laurentsha
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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

First time was weird because Everyone was requesting butter on their rice. I started to decline until others insisted. I went for it. Now I can't get enough. I go every week on my day off. Wait staff is OK. The chefs really are Great. Zack and Thu especially. Only downside no extra butter comes with to go orders.

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East Meadow, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It was kind of busy and we had to wait for a chef to cook a whole meal before he got to our table. They were understaffed. Food is always good though. Too expensive.

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The food is amazing...the seating arrangement is weird. You suddenly find yourself next to a random party of people you don't know. That's the reason for my 4 star rating. It doesn't set the tone for private conversations whatsoever unless you somehow reserve the entire table. Otherwise, you'll definitely enjoy mouth watering good prepared right before your eyes.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I like to go to Benihana because of the food mainly, but also you can have fun while watching cooking it! Always a nice service and perfect for large groups.

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Benton, Arkansas
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

So, this is my first negative review on Tripadvisor. I had schedule a 6:30 reservation for dinner on a Monday afternoon before a concert at 8:00 right up the road. We arrived at 6:20 and waited until 6:50 before asking when we were going to be served. We kept being told we were next up. However, others kept getting served.... More 

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I have been to this restaurant on several occasions to a Birthday with a few friends to a graduation celebration and then just a dinner date. I love the Shrimp and the way everything is prepared on the Hibachi grills. I like how the Chefs entertain and I love the way the restaurant is set up.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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249 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I like going to Benihana's and this experience was no different. They give you large quantities of tasty food, and the chef entertains you as he prepares it in front of you. The person who took our order was a cute little Asian lady, extroverted and a little goofy, which added to the entertainment factor.

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Crossett
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496 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We visit hibachi grills frequently. This one has the best grilled veggies bar none. They are cooked just right and have perfect seasoning. The scallops are yummy. The staff is welcoming and most helpful. The table chefs are so creative and really make sure the meal is cooked to perfection. We visit here on most trips to the City.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We always celebrate our family birthdays at Benihana. The food is always great! They give you a free desert and take your picture. It's a lot of fun.

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Mississippi
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

After a weekend of big eating, we were in the mood for something light. The sushi was truly delicious! We ordered the chicken dish for the kids and scarfed up their leftovers too. The hibachi vegetables and sauces are especially delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Riverfront Pl, North Little Rock, AR 72114-5653
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  North Little Rock
  • Phone Number: 501-374-8081

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?