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“Lots of Fun” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Benihana

Benihana
8781 Lyra Dr, Columbus, OH 43240-2104
614-436-3705
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Ranked #480 of 1,987 Restaurants in Columbus
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Polaris Parkway
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Lots of Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Went there for our son's birthday dinner and had a great time, tip- make a reservation if you have more than 3 people (we had 6) which luckily I had made one. The chef for our table was great he made it lots of fun and kept our 2 year entertained. Lots of food and fun. Recommend for any occasion.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Canal Winchester, Ohio, Usa
2 reviews
“Great dinner but expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Portion sizes where not up to price. Excellent experience and great food. Tight fit at table with little room to move not alone eat.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Galion
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“NO showmanship for Birthday Dinner”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Boyfriend had always told me how great an experience he had had at a Benihana's in GA, so i decided to take him there for his birthday celebration dinner. This place was a JOKE! The hibachi cook only spoke to tell us what he was putting on the grill, no real showmanship was involved. I was very disappointed with lack of entertainment for a special nite out. Also, the food was mediocre at best. No flavor!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great food with entertainment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Benihana restaurants are just plain fun. This location at the main mall in Columbus, OH is no exception. Our hibachi table sat 8. We were greeted by our server who took our orders. A bit later our personal chef arrived with a cart of ingredients and a good 20 minutes of entertainment as he prepared our entrees. The show alone was practically worth the cost. Our group ranged in age from 8 to 52 and everyone had fun. We all enjoyed the best zuchini we've ever had. Shrimp, steak, and chicken all excellent as well.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Pure Deliciousness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

This is the best Japanese steakhouse period! The minute you come in they ask you if its a special occasion and they make sure they celebrate you. The cooks are all awesome and the garlic sauce they use compared to other yum-yum is anazing. Everything is QUALITY...and if you subscribe to their email list they send you great offers and a 30 dollar gift card for your birthday! Eat here!!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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