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1200 5th Ave, Ste 3, Seattle, WA 98101-1127
206-682-4686
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always Good Food and Lots of Fun

We were seated with a group of young men celebrating one of their birthdays. The chef was not the best chef of this type, but decent. The children sitting around the table were entertained, and the food was quite tasty and hit the spot. The salmon sushi sashimi was delicious. No complaints! I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
HappyTravels4You
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Mapleton, Utah, USA
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Mapleton, Utah, USA
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were seated with a group of young men celebrating one of their birthdays. The chef was not the best chef of this type, but decent. The children sitting around the table were entertained, and the food was quite tasty and hit the spot. The salmon sushi sashimi was delicious. No complaints! I would definitely return.

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Thank HappyTravels4You
New Delhi, India
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been here many times and I love the atmosphere here. It's always great fun (predictable but fun). The food is great. I've recommended the place to several friends. I'll definitely be going back again.

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Thank ShGup
Port Angeles, Washington
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We brought our entire staff here for dinner and the food was delicious. Very little has changed regarding the tableside cooking show in the two decades since I last visited, but the food was as tasty as I remember. When I mentioned my shellfish allergy, the chef left the area and had another chef in the kitchen prepare my plate... More 

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Thank Penny G
Edmonds, Washington
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195 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not eaten at Benihana for probably 35-40 years. My wife has never been, and we were around the corner today in Seattle, so I thought I would give it a try. Long story short...not the least bit impressed. Bland, unexciting overpriced food. I guess it is all about the show....which was also mediocre. Now I know.

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Thank Vnvet68
Seattle, Washington, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful dinner. The food was great, had the BEST chef ever Tony!! We had 10 people in our party and were all able to sit at one table. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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Thank Shannon H
Seattle, Washington
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131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Benihana has made a lot of additions to menu choices and expanded the offering. It used to be special to go see "the show" of knife skills and food flying around while being prepared for you. I really like the food - consistently good steak, chicken, and seafood, but this last time when we went the "show" part was very... More 

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Thank DeanfromSeattle
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77 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Across the street from our hotel (Fairmont Olympic) and the 5th Ave. Theatre, it's a convenience place to dine out. Same style and presentation as any teppanki restaurant so nothing special.

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Thank doccao
Quito, Ecuador
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Vacations. Great experience great service excellent food. Customer service is more than you expected. Nice and clean place.

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Thank philipschan1
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Going to Benihana is an experience. Having the chefs prepare your meal in front of you on the hibachi is fun and the food is very good. Make reservations though as the place gets very busy and the waiting area is pretty tight.

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Thank Patrick P
Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We came to Benihana for dinner on a Sunday evening and understood it was the last seating but was shocked at how rushed the experience was. We were hurried through every course and was told at the end that they would be closing so if we wanted our ice cream (which was included with the meal price) we would have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 5th Ave, Ste 3, Seattle, WA 98101-1127
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-682-4686

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
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

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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?