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47 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
(212) 581-0930
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Ranked #3,083 of 11,654 Restaurants in New York City
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Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
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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234 reviews from our community

69% Recommend
Rating summary
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
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

as many others have mentioned, this restaurant doesn't take reservation times seriously. do some degree this is a function of the hibachi eating style where many diners clear out at the same time, but allowances could and should be made for this when reservations are taken. the chefs were wither indian, mexican or pakistani ... clearly NOT japanese. is this... More

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Borough London
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186 reviews 186 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I visited Benihana for lunch with some colleagues after attending some meetings in Manhattan and was extremely disappointed by the service, quality food and the tired environment. We arrived at about 1.30 pm and the restaurant was not especially busy but we were left to wait to be seated for between 5-10 minutes. It then took a sdignificant amount of... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We arrived a few minutes late at Benihana today. We had been looking forward at eating here, as we had booked it months ago on Opentable. When we arrived we were told there was a 20 minute wait which of course we weren't happy about. After 20 minutes passed we were still waiting for our seat, eventually getting one for... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Dinner at Benihana in front of the talented funny chefs made the evening a delight. The food was delicious and well priced. Will definitely come back again.

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Staten Island, New York, USA
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 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
91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
36 helpful votes 36 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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