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1200 5th Ave, Ste 3, Seattle, WA 98101-1127 (Downtown)
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Ranked #578 of 3,451 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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El Paso, TX
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The chef does put on a show, and the food was dynamite! Miguel kept us entertained the whole time and the wait staff was cordial and efficient. I don't think I left anything on my plate, it was that good.

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Vancouver, BC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

First time going to a Benihana and I would for sure go back. Took my two sons 8 & 11 and we had a fabulous time. The chefs are fun and amazingly talented. Food was so fresh and perfectly cooked. Wish we had a location closer.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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
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163 reviews 163 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
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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311 reviews 311 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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
48 helpful votes 48 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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