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Benihana

47 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
(212) 581-0930
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Ranked #2,964 of 11,623 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 5th and 6th Ave
Transit: F Train ( 57 street stop)
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Staten Island, New York, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

First visited here over 30 years ago and quality is still as good as it ever was. Though you should expect a wait, even with reservations.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Benihana is perfect for convivial gatherings and family fun. The combination of good food, good service, and a chef displaying his culinary skills is entertaining. The chef, Jacob, was very attentive to the group and made an effort to understand the Spanish language among group members. Overall, it was the perfect afternoon near 5th Avenue.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Apparently, this restaurant has a big problem with accurately tracking reservations. Upon our arrival (Sunday evening), there were several dining parties that were extremely upset due to reservation errors. We soon learned that we too were among the victims. The bar area became packed with patrons who made reservations and, like us, arrived early, but had been waiting, for long... More

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Eastchester, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My entire family loves hibachi-style Japanese cooking, and we're regulars at several in Westchester County. We were celebrating a birthday and had to meet in NY City, so we decided to try Benihana. Our party of 4 had reservations and we were seated within five minutes or arriving. The restaurant layout is typical hibachi with tables arranged so two chefs... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We highly recommend this place if you reserve a Teppanyaki table, over all if you go on a group, it is really fun how the cooker cooks the menu. If you have dinner in a "normal" table is an average japanesse restaurant.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I recently had the most amazing and absolutely delicious food at this place, in a very pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Such a lovely place, the food was fantastic! The guys cooking in front of you seems like magic, very nice.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had a booking for 7.30 so we all got there by 7 . 37 , they give you a 15 minute grace so that's ok .we were seated at 7 .55. We had steak,chicken ,& selection go fish , the food was ok no thing to wright home about the service war ok but as soon as we finished... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

When we travel to a major city one of the places we enjoy visiting is always Benihana, this time the NYC location was a disappointment. We had to wait 20 past our 4:00 reservation time to be seated even though it was not busy. We were ushered to the bar even with my 8 year old daughter in tow! The... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Me and my friend just came out of the restaurant we couldn't even eat, I called a day before to make my reservation they didn't even asked for my number just my name when we came in to the restaurant the hostes told me that I didn't have any reservation she wanted to place me in a waiting list she... More

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