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1200 5th Ave, Ste 3, Seattle, WA 98101-1127 (Downtown)
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Ranked #483 of 3,388 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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77 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
Rating summary
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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
43 helpful votes 43 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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259 reviews 259 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
1 review
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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Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Not the fanciest teppanyaki restaurant we've been to, but the food was very good (if a little greasy), the drinks went down easy, the service was great and the atmosphere is fun. There are no Benihanas in Vancouver, BC. My wife had been to one in NYC, but we didn't realize that it is such an extensive restaurant chain. Nonetheless,... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

While taking a weekend trip from Eugene, OR my sister-in-law recommended this place. The food was very good and I haven't had such great service in a long time. It was overall a great experience.

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San Francisco, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

overall a good experience, but have had better times at other Benihana's. The atmosphere here was a little stale and lacking personality.

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Kenly, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This was very good. I'm glad we called ahead by a few hours and made a "reservation"- it looked like there was quite a wait for those that did not. We wanted to have fun and dress up a little (I wore a summer dress and my husband wore a button up and khakis)- definitely not necessary as most people... More

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Sacramento, CA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

A block from Red Lion and 1/2 block from 5th Ave Theater. We went before a show and had a great time. Dinner and tip for four was $160 (no fancy seafood). It was fun seeing my kids enjoy the cooking show that I enjoyed as a kid. The wait staff literally waits on you hand and foot; you're never... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Going to Benihana is like an annual ritual to me, and while its still very entertaining to see the chefs do their stuff, its the quality of the food which is important to me. The food is good - my appetizer of shrimps, onions and zucchini was executed to perfection, while my order of steak and lobster tail too, was... More

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