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16 Woodbine Ave, Northport, NY 11768-2817
631-262-7100
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Japanese food

I have been to Benkei for both lunch and dinner. Both meals were excellent. Very fresh sushi. My husband, who is not an adventurous eater, found several things on the menu that he liked. We will definitely return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2014
dmtmama
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East Northport, New York
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Northport, New York, United States
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200 reviews 200 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Really cold service, unfriendly waitress, sushi bar is not flexible at all (will not make whatever sushi you want despite having all ingredients available - at least according to the nasty waitress), huff and puff at you if you are taking too long to order (rush you out), is over-crowded in a tiny space, leave dirty dishes out in the... More 

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East Northport, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been to Benkei for both lunch and dinner. Both meals were excellent. Very fresh sushi. My husband, who is not an adventurous eater, found several things on the menu that he liked. We will definitely return.

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Long Island City, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The last few times I've been here my dining mates and I were underwhelmed. They used to be amazing...don't know what happened

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We've been going to Benkei for many years, and never had a complaint. It's very sad, & unfortunate, that lately both service and quality has declined. This past weekend, the service seemed totally off, people were getting up to ask for their dishes. If it were just a service issue i probably would not have even cared, but the sushi... More 

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Long Island City, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

it was inconsistent in the beginning...but over the last 2 years I haven't had a bad meal! The fish is always fresh. Love the "beginning noodles" and if you aren't in the mood for raw, their cooked food is just as good

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10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Tasty affordable sushi in a nice small setting, not a sushi warehouse like so many others. This is the perfect start to a night out in Northport. The staff is friendly and always smiling. There is always a good special on the wall and we have yet to get something we haven't liked.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Went there for the first time for my birthday and just became my go to sushi place. Rolls were fresh and great. Only downfall was food for everyone came out at different times.

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Huntington, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

We're from Huntington, and we eat at a lot of Japanese restaurants, so were excited to try this one. It was a Wednesday night and we were treating ourselves to dinner before seeing a play at the John Engman Theater down the road. We were seated quickly, but the dining room was freezing cold. The front door opens right into... More 

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ny
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101 reviews 101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

The only, other, local place we come for 'Japanese,' now that we've learnt to order its "Japanese sushi" plate, not the A or B options - which are 'only' very good. Benkei's ramped-up its cold sake offerings, to delightful. The sashimi always is fresh & perfectly cut - no fat or integuments as found too often in LI sushi spots... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Woodbine Ave, Northport, NY 11768-2817
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Northport
  • Phone Number: 631-262-7100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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