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Benihana

1200 5th Ave, Ste 3, Seattle, WA 98101-1127 (Downtown)
206-682-4686
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Ranked #630 of 3,434 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Hi went for a meal with a work colleague and have been before. really impressed with the theatre of the food being cooked before you. However I would advise to make use of the happy hour to get cheap drinks before moving into the restaurant. I had lobster, large shrink and scallops which were all well cooked. However I would... More

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I've never returned here after couple visits since dinner time is over priced, food and service is average, but recently discovered that they offer all you can eat lunch sushi. Quality is average, but choice and price is good. A good choice for sushi lunch in downtown.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

spent a weekend in Seattle and visited Benihana Chef at table entertaining, food average Sushi was much better Waitress really rude even bringing our check whilst we were still eating and had not asked for it!! her name was Joan, not a pleasant experience.

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Seattle WA
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301 reviews 301 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The positives are that the chefs who prepare the food on the grill are entertaining. There are some neat pictures of celebrity's who have visited the restaurant. The drinks seemed to be ok. We sat in the bar waiting for a table and the bartender was great. The not so positives: 1. Food is overpriced. We paid over $100 for... More

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went to Benihana to celebrate our grandson's 18th birthday and high school graduation which happened to fall on the same day. The graduation was in the evening so we had to have our celebration at luncheon time. Benihana made it really special. We had our own personal cooking table and chef and he made it so much fun. He... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Stay away from the fancy stuff on the grills - it was over-sauced with skimpy portions. The sushi was terrific - the Sumo roll was filling and delicious. The bento boxes were generous and tasty - but they call them something else on the menu.

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Seattle
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Benihana isn't just dinner; it's an experience! The service is very good, and the chefs are skilled and entertaining. It's not a cheap meal, but it's worth the price. And, bring your appetite, because it's a lot of food. Soup, salad, appetizers, entre, plus dessert! I took most of my entre home with me, because I'd filled up too much... More

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Prince George, Canada
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147 reviews 147 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

service was lacking. rude waitress. mixed up the order made it seem like i asked for the wrong thing. terrible service. food was mediocre. tempura had a beer batter or some heavy batter on it. nothing like the authentic thing. sushi was mediocre. service was fast that is about it. would not repeat because of service

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larrchar
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278 reviews 278 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

People were here celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and a night out! There a many Asian restaurants in Seattle but no other Benihana. Family traditions wind around the Chefs and the food served here and they do not disappoint their fans. We ordered the steak and lobster dinner And enjoyed soup, salad and dessert with our entree for $40 each. Service was... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Very good location in downtown Seattle with good food and service. The restuarant is close to the waters. There is parking place close by so it is quite convenient.

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