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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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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 119
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 28
    Terrible
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
Food was good, Chef wasn't.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
D. Matthew P
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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312 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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236 reviews 236 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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114 reviews 114 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Decided to have lunch at Benihana with a colleague. We chose to go upstairs and try the Hibachi instead of eating plated dishes downstairs. It has been two year since I had Hibachi and I was excited to see the chef toss and turn the ingredients for our meal as we watched, then transfix them into something delicious. That was... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A restaurant chain that has been growing since the late 60's. The ambience was fantastic and the chef's show was great. A good spot to go for lunch or dinner. Efficient service.

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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

Questions? Get answers from Benihana staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
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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