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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 - 11:00 pm
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 32
    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
Don't expect a cooking show

We went here on a business dinner and chose Benihana for the cooking show they (usually) do. Well - not in this case, unfortunately. The chef only did the "train" and the scallops tails in the hat. The jokes / conversation was not great either. The food was only good, nothing out of the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Cristian M
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Bucharest, Romania
via mobile
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Bronx, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great service , exciting place to go . I've never eaten with strangers, but it was a great interaction. The food was simple but flavorful. Everything all natural. Great portions !!!!!

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Service was terrible on 8/9/15. Have been here many times, but today were seated in one of the "private rooms.' Yeah, it's private because they forget about you. Decline this option if you can. Food was great as usual, but it took 45-60 minutes for the chef to arrive and start to cook. Drinks were slow to show up. It... More 

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The chef was very entertaining and the food tasted delicious. The pace of service was just right and the managers were always present in the dining room not like in other restaurants where you can't see any of them. The kids loved it and so did we, the parents.

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

After 45 min wait we left to another restaurant Lack of client mindset is not a good indicator Many people like us experienced the same situation I recommend them to allow only for reservations they can handle I will never try this again in my life

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BrandCommunication, Brand Communication at Benihana, responded to this review

We apologize for the inconvenience. We understand your frustration given the long wait time. Your input will help us to make improvements. Thank you for taking the time to post your review. More 

Bucharest, Romania
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

We went here on a business dinner and chose Benihana for the cooking show they (usually) do. Well - not in this case, unfortunately. The chef only did the "train" and the scallops tails in the hat. The jokes / conversation was not great either. The food was only good, nothing out of the ordinary. I think you can find... More 

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BrandCommunication, Brand Communication at Benihana, responded to this review

Cristian, we apologize for the inconvenience. It's disappointing to know our team did not meet expectations during your visit. Your review will help us to make improvements. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. More 

Providence, Rhode Island
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Unfortunately I must provide my first overall rating of 'terrible' and discourage future diners from eating here, unless LOTS of things change. We were celebrating our friend's 21st Birthday and she wanted a Hibachi restaurant. Surprisingly, NYC's best Hibachi places seem to be located in Brooklyn...and Benihana apparently caters to Visitors to NYC looking for something fun and different. Despite... More 

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Avon, New York
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Had an 8:00 reservation. Was told to sit in a small and crowded "holding area" to wait. No one came to update us so I asked about our table after 15-20 minutes. I was told it would take another 15 minutes or so. What is the point of a reservation? Further when I went to use the restroom I walked... More 

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Copenhagen
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We had booking to this restaurant at 9pm as we came directly from the airport with a short stop over at our hotel. Last year I was at Las Vegas for Teppanyaki / hibachi and would very much like to share the superb experience with my wife. The welcome was fine and we were guided to the bar with a... More 

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Tuzla Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

i love idea of cooking in front of the guest, and the Benihana restaurant concept offers just that! I love the taste of it's food, interesting 'tables', where you can see the process of making your dinner. Also the cooks are amazing, 100% professionals, with amazing skills, and nice jokes to relax atmosphere even more. Thumbs up for Benihana hibachi... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were seated almost immediately upon arrival just before our reservation time. Our server was friendly and efficient Food was, as expected, typical hibachi grill fare. Everything was tasty and well prepared with scallops in particular excellent. Chef was entertaining and amenable to special requests. The kids love the whole experience and we would definitely return.

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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 to 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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