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1200 5th Ave, Ste 3, Seattle, WA 98101-1127
206-682-4686
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4:30 pm - 9:00 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

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Entertainment and Good Food

I went to Benihanas for my birthday and was greeted by a very entertaining chef. I've been to restaurants before where they cook in front of you but they tend to just cook while you watch. Our chef talked to us, cracked jokes, and even demonstrated tricks with his cooking ware. It was really fun... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
a_lmasters
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Seattle, Washington
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  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I went to Benihanas for my birthday and was greeted by a very entertaining chef. I've been to restaurants before where they cook in front of you but they tend to just cook while you watch. Our chef talked to us, cracked jokes, and even demonstrated tricks with his cooking ware. It was really fun and it makes the time... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Benihana features food cooked in front of you by entertaining chefs. You are seated at a large table with other couples or families and the show begins. We ordered the Combination of filet mignon and lobster. It is very good! Sides are included and so Is ice cream. The service is amazing. Dishes are cleared and servers check frequently to... More 

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Beijing, China
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78 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Had dinner with my friends at Benihana over the weekend. I have had tepanyaki in many places around Asia, but Benihana is unique as it's more like a show. Our chef is quite entertaining. Other than doing all the tricks, he's also fun to chat with. The food is decent and not pricey, and I really liked my fillet mignon,... More 

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Maple Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We do dinner at Benihana a few times a year. We always have a great time and get to enjoy delicious food in an entertaining atmosphere. They even have gluten free soy sauce and will prepare your food gluten free in the back kitchen if needed.

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Vashon, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

WE have been going down town on business for months. Every time we go by Benihana's we say lets go there when all this stuff is over. So we did. It was not a let down for sure. We got one of the big grills with two other parties. They were all nice and one small boy who was fun... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Of course, part of Benihana's charm is watching the chef cook at your table. But my favorite is the incredible freshness and healthy meal you enjoy, I wished it weren't so expensive, or we would visit more often.

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Comanche
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The food was very good, and of course the cooks are all well trained and entertaining. The house saki was excellent! They have an extensive saki selection, but when the house selection is that good it is hard to try others.

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Great place to get some food if you enjoy the process of food preparation in front of your eyes. The chef was a bit tired and rushed the preparation a bit, but the food quality was still excellent.

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London
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It's the same as any Benihana around the world and they do it and do it well. We went late and you could tell that the chef was tired but the rest of the staff were charming and helpful. The drinks aren't great as they didn't seem to have a proper bar but you go there for the food and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Accidentaly stopped by to grab a bite, and decided to take a seat at the sushi-bar. Did not know what exactly what to take so I just asked Scott to surprize me! And he did!!! I cannot emphasize enough the rainbow of tastes in my mouth! Sometimes I did not know what I was eating, but Scott's surprizes kept on... 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, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, 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?