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“Wonderful so much better than the Benihana's near our home” 5 of 5 stars
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Benihana
16403 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-1578
480-444-0068
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Ranked #453 of 1,025 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Frank Lloyd Wright
Plymouth, Michigan
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“Wonderful so much better than the Benihana's near our home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We go for Sushi - not the table cooking experience which I do not like. We were on vacation and my husband and son wanted the "all you can" eat sushi at Benihana's. We stopped in, and it was happy hour 5-7:30 half off quite a bit of sushi and cocktails, beer wine, etc. We thought it would just be too long of a wait, but found it to be really enjoyable atmosphere. We just sat in the sushi bar lounge, having a few drinks and sushi bites. Around 7:20 I ordered a roll from the half off happy hour, and hubby and son started on the "all you can" and they sure all you can ! The food was great; much better than what we have in Novi, Michigan. The waitstaff, sushi makers, host were wonderful polite, friendly accommodating. It was quieter, non rushed, clean as can be ! What a change from the Benihana's we normally frequent. It is such a shame to have a such a crummy "box" Benihana's by our home and this fantastic Benihana's out in Scottsdale that we can't come again !
Weird that the chain varies so much; as my hubby and son love sushi, we do the "all you can" as we sure can't afford a teenager's appetite at regular price. It was wonderful, clean, new, excellent service and I highly recommend you stop on in if you are a fan of sushi

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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355 reviews 355 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
“Cool presentation - fair food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Not impressed for price based on food quality. Fair to poor. We did like the uniqueness of cooking in front of you. Seemed way over priced for the taste . Either too talsy or bland. No real unique quality food.

Also sitting with strangers and folks who may not be compatible is a bit odd to us. You get crammed in to the grill seating willy nilly. It would be ok if the food was even good or great but its not

Save your money for these prices you can go to top 10 ranked places on tripadvisor.

Read reviews carefully - will not go again.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Rockford, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Why Bother?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

So we ate here on Christmas Day. We were overdressed compared to the other diners. The service as far as drinks being replaced was poor. The food was prepared with garlic, every item so everything tasted the same! I would not return when there are many other restaurants.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Boring”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Consistently boring. Went for grandsons's birthday but would not go back otherwise. Food is unimaginative. My wife's tuna was tasteless.

Visited December 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Good food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The Land & Sea meal was excellent--filet & scallops, both delicious and tender. The show is good, and it's a fun place to go with another couple or a group for an entertaining evening of non-fast food.
The noise level is high...which, this evening, was a good thing, as there was a screaming baby at the next grill.

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