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850 N Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1802
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go to Benihana a few times a year for our birthday. Lately it has been completely lackluster! Two visits in a row we had the same chef Alberto. He has a thick Spanish accent, jokes about his career at McDonalds and behind bars. The food was under cooked and very bland. We had to add salt to everything. Their... More 

Thank Mariannee333
Saint Louis, Missouri
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86 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our food was just ok and our service really wasn't great. It was very pricey, too. I love sushi, and this place was a little disappointing. Our hibachi cook was entertaining but the waitress could have used some customer service skills.

Thank Morgan M
Huntersville, United States
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430 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

The food was good, but not great. I had the seafood special with shrimp, scallops, and calamari. The scallops and calamari were both cooked without any soy sauce at all and as a result both were very dry. No real show at all other than the little onion volcano....and the pace really seemed a little dirty.

Thank Kevin S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This was my first time going here and i must admit it was so much fun. And the food was delicious i enjoyed it very much. You must go with more than 2 or you will have yo share a table with other customers

Thank Violetjvm
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We hosted a company lunch here and received the full food prep and appropriate show, but was surprised it wasn't the norm for most guest, as traffic for full service was limited. Food and service was great. However, if not going in a reserved group, and you're looking for entertainment, think again.

Thank Randy C
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Been here with colleagues and was positive surprised by the food quality. It is rather Japanese than American food style (no cream or other taste pusher) and all is very fresh. Interiors is rather "cold".

Thank Olaf H
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Benihana is stereotypical hibachi. The kind you see in the movies. Fun for a special occasion or birthday dinner. The food it good, and portions are generous. While I do like Benihana, there is a lot of hibachi in the area, and Benihana is often just too crowded to get into on a Friday/Saturday night. Make sure to call ahead... More 

1 Thank Jake J
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33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Have visited a lot of Japanese restaurants, like them a lot because of simplicity an great quality of food. This restaurant has high quality raw material food. Thats it. Service no. Took elevator to second floor. Waitress very uninterested in the menu, water came out after 13 min, wine good and cold, salad has been stored for at least 2... More 

2 Thank Basi1Fawlty
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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98 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I've been a fan of this chain since my first experience in NYC in the 80's and while this building is showing it's age - the waitstaff and the food continues to satisfy. Its location is perfect if you're going to an event at any of the nearby venues - from the Riverside to the Milwaukee Theater, Arenas, Marcus Performing... More 

1 Thank TheWuch
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

A little off the beaten path by the waterfront and theaters. Once inside, I didn't think the atmosphere was all that great. Really didn't like the layout of the restaurant - seemed dated.

1 Thank George C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 850 N Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1802
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414-270-0890

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?