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47 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019-3902 (Between 5th and 6th Ave)
(212) 581-0930
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Burlington, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was extremely hard to understand our chef as he read back our meal options, he did not do any extraordinary tricks (as I expected), or win me over with his charm, but my daughter enjoyed the evening and that was worth the trip and money.

Thank toddvette99
Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to Benihana a couple of times in Abu Dhabi, and it was superb. So I booked for some friends to go in New York on my birthday. The difference is huge. We had to wait in the bar for 10-15 minutes whilst our table became available - no big deal - and we shared it with a... More 

Thank Bath_Bloke
Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic is excellent! Food is outstanding and service is impeccable worth every penny. Best entertainment ever.

Thank szngh6
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I came here for lunch on a Saturday. We ordered from the lunch entrees and we were a party of 4. The chief was very entertaining and funny. It took a while for him to come at out table but we wasn't in a rush. Once he started it was fun. The food was delicious and my... More 

Thank JT20015
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I made a reservation for Benihana a week in advance since I was guesting cousins from Europe and thought that it would be a more unique experience than a local hibachi restaurant in Queens. It was one of, if not, THE WORST, restaurant experience I’ve had to date. Our reservation was for 8:15pm, the host told us that they were... More 

Thank Paulina R
New York NY
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my wife kids niece and nephew to this restaurant last month. For the first time, we were really disappointed with the food. It seems like they are having a hard time staffing the restaurant with adequate chefs. All of our food was overcooked and dried out. Unfortunately the older Japanese steak chefs that we are all used to seeing... More 

Thank bmatraveler
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place, pretty cheap for the show and the quantity for NYC ! Very good service, good food. I highly recommend this place !

Thank doriane13480
White Mountains, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an outstanding meal, Staff was wonderful chef was skilled. My children loved it. they treated my daughter specialness side it was her birthday

Thank pennyodell
Badalona, Spain
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209 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had talked about Teppanyaki cooking to my wife, so while in NYC that has everything we searched for it and found Benihana. More of a show than a meal, great fun, but also very good food, fresh tasty prawns and meat cooked right in front of you and it’s obvious that they are using good quality raw materials

Thank Mark R
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Party of 8 including four teenagers and everyone found something they liked on the menu. Food was of good quality and tasty and having it prepared on the table was fun. The chef was likeable and played up for the kids but service was less than stellar. A second round of drinks seemed to be an inconvenience for our waiter... More 

Thank lrk0

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019-3902
    (Between 5th and 6th Ave)
  • Public Transportation: F Train ( 57 street stop)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 581-0930

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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