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Benihana

850 N Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1802
414-270-0890
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Ranked #618 of 1,391 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Lafayette, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very overpriced. We paid $70 for two dinners and two soda's. Absolutely no flavor to the food. My coke tasted as if there was no syrup. Each refill I had was like that. Staff didn't really seem to enjoy their jobs. No smiles or friendly faces. Restaurant definitely dated and not inviting. Will not return.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

While the decor and restaurant set up with fancy and different the food was not up to par. First off the sushi was loosely rolled and barely and fish inside. The hibachi was overpriced and tasteless. The chefs did no tricks. I've been to many hibachi restaurants and this one by far was the least exciting. The onion soup was... More

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Milwaukee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

made reservations but still had to wait forever it made me feel as if was in a doctor office the restaurant looks outdated and drafty the bartender was so trashy with a very unpleasant voice the waiter took forever and the Hibachi cook was so boring no excitement no fire nothing fancy and then to top it of automatic 18%... More

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Cudahy, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Very entertaining chef and very good food. Pleasant dining experience. We would definitely go again! My wife and I went to Benihana's valentines day thanks to a friend who gave us a gift card. I would go again for sure but mainly for an occasion though as the prices a fair but more than we would typically spend at a... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed a very calm birthday dinner here. My friend ordered the hibachi chicken which she enjoyed. I ordered the ny strip and spicy tuna sushi rolls. I must say....the sushi was amazing! I had a bad craving for it and it was definitely satisfied here.

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Chesterland, Ohio, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

it's the typical hibachi experience, but the flare seems to be gone. no fire on the grill. No flaming volcano of onions? He didn't toss food to anyone at the table and he didn't put on much of a show. Boring, but the food was okay.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

This was my first Hibachi experience and I heard so many people bragging and bragging about Benihana's that I was oh soooooo excited to FINALLY be going. Well... I was set up to be let down. First of all, by the time the chef finishes every ingredient of your meal, your meal will be cold! Who wants to eat COLD... More

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Ft Wayne In
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Food was very good. Drink form the bar was very good. Chef was not every engaging. We could hear the chefs at tables around us who were really having a great time, but ours was kind of lack luster. We were celebrating a graduation which anyone could plainly see by the hat we put on the guest of honor. Not... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Our group of 8 was celebrating a birthday, so thought this would be a fun dinner. The atmosphere is very dated, the restaurant was very noisy with all the other hibachi chefs preparing the meals at other tables. When our chef came to the table, he didn't talk to us and all he did was cook our food with no... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

This was my first hibachi experience. The food was so good and filling. Our chef was fun and accommodating of our tight schedule. The prices were a little higher than I'm used to paying for dinner but you get quite a bit of food. I'd recommend this restaurant until I have another hibachi experience to compare it to.

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