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47 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
(212) 581-0930
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Ranked #2,279 of 11,372 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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187 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We went to an early dinner to get to a show, but this was a terrible choice. We were in the midst of dozens of kids and it felt like a playground at all the tables around us. If you want an alternate to McDonald's for your kids, then this is the place -- otherwise avoid it. We had reservations... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Lunch was delicious! Large portions! They give you a souvenir photo for your birthday. They also take reservations.

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Brooklyn, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Love the food the atmosphere never a bad experience just know if you are going at high traffic time you are going to be in for a long wait but it's well worth it!

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New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The $30 birthday coupon is a great reason to have dinner at Benihana, make sure you sign up for it. This was my second time here and I still enjoyed the hibachi show. I think it's especially great for kids. The drinks are weak but taste delicious. They have a pretty good happy hour from 3-6pm, so it's nice to... More

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Brooklyn, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been going to Benihana since I was a kid. It's a great & fun experience. I love the Chicken / Vegetable Fried Rice. It's really annoying to continuously be asked about B-day's every tome I go...and they've been in a major up-sell trend since they were taken over by a hedge fund. I'm not a huge fan of liquor... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

In the first week of this January I made a reservation for Benihana through Open Table, which is usually very efficient. Although we arrived very punctual to the restaurant, the attendants said that we should wait 20 minutes. So what for are the reservations? When we finally got a table, that was a communal table with other people. Maybe some... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I called last monday, for a reservation, and the lady says, "no need a reservation, there is plenty of place, just come by", ok, we walked in, and the surprise was that the lady says, "please wait 20 minutes" what?? Just called and you sayed that was no delay, I am with the kids starving, I can't wait 20 minutes... More

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McLean, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Last night was my second visit to this restaurant. Despite having reservations for 6:30pm, our party of 7 was given a beeper and told the wait would be 20 minutes because there were backed up. The place was extremely crowded (definitely beyond code of 280 people). There was no place to sit or stand without being in the way. We... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

You seat in the same table with other people (8 people in total). The table is a... huge saucepan where the cook prepares your order and then serves you while you give him your plate. The preparation is a show itself, the onions create a volcano that steam gets out of the top, the shrimps tails get in the cook's... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We ate here on Christmas Eve this year and I have to say it was one of the best places we have eaten out, definitely the best we had on this trip to New York. On arrival we had a bit of a wait at the bar area despite having booked which was fine because the bar staff were so... More

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