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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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Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 30
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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
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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
jrmangia23
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Long Island, New York
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English first
Long Island, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We went there with the whole family. we had great time there enjoying the live cooking by the chef and it was entertaining. also food quality is great. please try the shrimps with the fried rice. if you have a big party you to book earlier so that you can get your own table . enjoy it

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Three of us decided to eat at Benihana's. The chef appeared to be very new, he wasn't very entertaining and even small requests were ignored. I asked for extra rice and when it came time for the rice he gave the rice away to other diners. The waitstaff never came back to refill drinks. The place was packed and unfortunately... More 

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Ft Wayne
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18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We always come back to Benihanas. Only negative was they were short staffed that day for lunch, but the price is good for lunch and the taste is ALWAYS FANTASTIC. Worth waiting for.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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82 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I love Benihana's, we always love Benihana's. This shout our review is yes to say that once again Benihana's did not disappoint but mostly to thank the manager of Benihana's for saving our vacation! We had dinner at this restaurant the day before out big family vacation to Hawaii! We had dinner and went back to our hotel to sleep... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Birthday celebration for my sweet boyfriend is what brought us here. First let me just say that, no matter where you go if you are surrounded by those you care about you're always going to have a great time. So to that I say, the people around me made the evening a spectacular one, but the restaurant itself was a... More 

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Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Sushi is fresh and the rolls are quite good. the menu is priced well. I think its a great lunch or after work spot!

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

food is good and plentiful. Chefs entertaining. Lots of birthdays. Had to wait 20 min with res. bottleneck is paying bill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Ate in Benihana whilst in NYC. Loved it, everything about it, the cocktails, the food, the atmosphere. It was fantastic. Defo a must whilst in the Big Apple.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I have not been to Benihana in years, and after last night I realized that I am not missing much. The food was good, but the service was HORRIBLE. We were late for our reservation but you can expect that trying to get through the city. So we had to wait for a table. No problem we went to the... More 

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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 - 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

Questions & Answers

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

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