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1200 5th Ave, Ste 3, Seattle, WA 98101-1127
206-682-4686
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Ranked #669 of 3,511 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $40
Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have been going to Benihana for over twenty years. We have never had a bad dining experience. The menu remains the same so if you want variety at the same restaurant it will not happen here. They have a tried and true menu and presentation. It is busy and noisy, but many places are. There is entertainment from the... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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144 reviews 144 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We used to think this restaurant had great food. It's not so great anymore. The food is overcooked with too much oil and soy sauce. But I think you dine here more for the show that the teppan-yaki chefs put on than for the food. It is entertaining. This is a good restaurant for families. Kids are kept entertained by... More 

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Seattle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My family loves to come here to celebrate events. If you're a regular-sized group you'll share your dining experience with others. The food is prepared at your table and the chefs have jokes, interact with you...so if that doesn't appeal to you- then this probably isn't the place for you. But it seems pretty universal that kids love this place.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I think this place USED TO BE good. Now it's just grotesque. too noisy, tired chef, too much grill odeur, tasteless food (although biiig portions) - Do I need to say more?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

We came here for my birthday and i was so pleased because we all had fun. We all wanted teppanyaki- where our chef was a knife wizard! He did lots of tricks that amazed us, not to mention the volcano thing and egg throwing. I ordered the steak and shrimp with fired rice. It was so good! Halfway through dinner,... More 

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San Marcos, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This restaurant was only a block away from our hotel and very convenient on a rainy evening. We should have made a reservation; however, we had a drink in the lounge and only had to wait about 20 minutes for dinner. You sit with other people, which is fun, and see the food prepared by a very talented chef who... More 

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Redmond, WA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I signed up for the Benihana's mailing list last year which promised you a free birthday dinner during the month of your birthday. They'd been sending me emails with all of their promotions and specials for a year, sometimes several times a week. After a year of the junk emails, they stopped a couple of weeks before my birthday. I... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I was in Seattle attending a Microsoft Conference and have been in Seattle many, many times. I love Seattle. This was my first visit to Benihana and what an experience. The Norwegian team was out for dinner and had a really good time at Benihana. We had sushi for starter and a mix of steaks and lobster for main course.... More 

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Puyallup, WA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Four of us went to Benihana for September birthday dinners (three of us had birthdays in September!). It was a fun experience and night out in Seattle. The restaurant was clean and the atmosphere was fabulous. I had a birthday email certificate worth $30 to use for dinner and they didn't question the certificate and took the price of our... More 

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Meyreuil, France
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211 reviews 211 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Benihana chain took the world by storm when it was founded in the 1960s. Diners were wowed by the knife and chopping techniques of the chefs, and that you ate at a communal table around a large griddle where your meal was prepared before you. Two of us had a lunch at the Seattle Benihana, located in a sunken... More 

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Additional Information about Benihana

Address: 1200 5th Ave, Ste 3, Seattle, WA 98101-1127
Phone Number: 206-682-4686
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese

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