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Benihana

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47 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019 (Between 5th and 6th Ave)
F Train ( 57 street stop)
(212) 581-0930
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good family experience and tasty food

We were seated almost immediately upon arrival just before our reservation time. Our server was friendly and efficient Food was, as expected, typical hibachi grill fare. Everything was tasty and well prepared with scallops in particular excellent. Chef was entertaining and amenable to special... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Tuzla Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

i love idea of cooking in front of the guest, and the Benihana restaurant concept offers just that! I love the taste of it's food, interesting 'tables', where you can see the process of making your dinner. Also the cooks are amazing, 100% professionals, with amazing skills, and nice jokes to relax atmosphere even more. Thumbs up for Benihana hibachi... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were seated almost immediately upon arrival just before our reservation time. Our server was friendly and efficient Food was, as expected, typical hibachi grill fare. Everything was tasty and well prepared with scallops in particular excellent. Chef was entertaining and amenable to special requests. The kids love the whole experience and we would definitely return.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We've recently started going to one of our local hibachi grills more and more as it's one of the meals our kids enjoy. We were excited to try the original Benihana as we thought for sure it would be at least as good if not better than our local place. It wasn't. Benihana is cramped with a low ceiling. All... More 

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Rye, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The food and the atmosphere were great. I had a very enjoyable evening with my friends. I will definitely return soon.

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NEW HOPE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ordered filet mignon, got lots of fat. Another party at our table sent hers back, replacement not much better. Chef tried but not particularly skilled. Managers not receptive to problems. Took too long for the meal.

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Utrecht
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Benihana is a more or less standaard japanese restaurant where you sit around the grill plate. Most of their japanese cooks are fine and well trained. They are able to prepare a very nice steak, scampi, or rice. Beware for the exceptions though, because we have see other tables where the cook needed twice the time, ending with a messy... More 

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Saskatoon, SK Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Made a 7PM reservation a few months ago to time this meal prior to a broadway show. We were not seated until 730 and didn't begin the meal until 810PM. We finished at 9PM and were late for our show. Even though we spoke with the hostess and server, no one seemed to care. If you are going as a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Had an amazing dinner with family here at Benihana and the portions Are unbelievably large , good to share with at least 2-4 people ! I'm happy for the great service and whenever I needed another drink , the staff was ready to serve! I'll be coming back again in the fall :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My first visit to a Benihana and in NYC too! What a brilliant evening. Food was great, atmosphere was great, entertainment was great and company on the table was great. Sadly only 2 of them in the UK and both in London. Very inconvenient 😢

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Long Island, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We had a reservation. Were not seated until about 20 minutes past Rez time. Sat and waited for a drink. Took food and drink order all at once. Food was good Sushi was good too. Staff wasn't overly friendly or outgoing. Chef cooking at table was boring. I expected more of a show from teppanyakintabl table dining. Brought ice cream... More 

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Additional Information about Benihana

Address: 47 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: (212) 581-0930
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD $15 to $30
Cuisine: Japanese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019
    (Between 5th and 6th Ave)
  • Public Transportation: F Train ( 57 street stop)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 581-0930

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $15 to $30
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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

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