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Benkei Japanese Restaurant

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16 Woodbine Ave, Northport, NY 11768-2817
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Chestnut Ridge, New York
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44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Visiting some family in Northport on a Saturday evening, we decided to have dinner in town. Unfortunately their first three choices for a “nice place” in town to have dinner were “reservation only” and booked solid - but we were able to get a table at Benkei Japanese restaurant. We were seated at a table right next to the rest... More 

Thank Mike C
Long Island City, New York
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service here is very slow. However it is good Japanese food. Their nigiri tofu and sautéed vegetables were excellent and the sushi and sashimi were fresh and tasty.

Thank valerie D
Northport, New York
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76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

This little restaurant around the corner off Main St is a find. There are so many sushi places around these days. Many are overpriced and you certainly encounter all grades of sushi. My family and I are big fans and the kids have been eating it since they were 2 years old. Even they can tell quality now. Benkei is... More 

Thank puckliny
Northport, New York
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

If you're in the mood for Sushi & in town, then stop on in. they never updated this place from when it was the Sea Shanty, so it still has the old wood & sea feel. Not really a Japanese feel. So, it's not about the abiance. However, they make nice Sushi.

Thank M W
Cusco, Peru
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

Not that there's a lot of competition, but this is the best sushi in the area by far. Service is good and prompt. The atmosphere is very nice and the price is good. If you get the boat for 2, make sure you have 4 people because it is a LOT of food

Thank untrachelable
Northport, New York
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015

Nice little restaurant with good service. excellent sushi and Japanese food. Great spicy noodles and warm hot towels when you walk in.

Thank amirchitayat
Huntington, New York
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2015

We love this little place for date night, awesome wine, too. Food is fresh and they cater to gluten-free. Good service. Cozy and friendly. Easy parking across the street, and can walk the park after dinner. So pretty there with the water view right across the street.

Thank MrandMrs K
East Northport, New York
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a neighborhood sushi / Japanese place -- the lunch menus are good and reasonably priced. Not many people for lunch

Thank european101
Northport, New York, United States
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364 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2015

Really cold service, unfriendly waitress, sushi bar is not flexible at all (will not make whatever sushi you want despite having all ingredients available - at least according to the nasty waitress), huff and puff at you if you are taking too long to order (rush you out), is over-crowded in a tiny space, leave dirty dishes out in the... More 

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East Northport, New York
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been to Benkei for both lunch and dinner. Both meals were excellent. Very fresh sushi. My husband, who is not an adventurous eater, found several things on the menu that he liked. We will definitely return.

Thank dmtmama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Woodbine Ave, Northport, NY 11768-2817
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Northport
  • Phone Number: 631-262-7100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?