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47 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019-3902 (Between 5th and 6th Ave)
(212) 581-0930
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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White Mountains, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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197 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Benihana with our 3 young children and it was a big success. I had some reservations after reading poor reviews but luckily our experience was great. It is not fine dining but doesn't pretend to be. Service was quick and efficient, the children loved watching the cooking and the food was decent. You have to go as... More 

Thank DubaiLondon
Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Children wanted yo try during visit to New York. Booked however didn't sit still table and get a chef yo cook good until almost an hour later- no apology. On arrival greeting was unfriendly nobody asked if we'd been before or knew how it worked and we were given wrong menus . Sociable meal as you sit with strangers if... More 

Thank spanner70
Paris, France
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of 3,and were seated at a table with 6 other people. The tables are meant for 8, and it was not comfortable. At the end of the dinner, after a long wait since our waiter was busy with another table, we were offered "green tea". The waiter afterwards said he meant "green tea ice cream", but... More 

Thank Lucien69
Zurich, Switzerland
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Benihana means fun and excellent food! I love to watch the chefs, how they cook, how they make fun, and how they nearly perfom magic. The food was great, we enjoyed a 6-course-meal for an appropriate price. For us Swiss people, the AC was too strong. But we should know this in advance... ;-)

Thank saendulein
Portland, Oregon
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Honestly it is not my favorite place to go. However my two daughers love all the tricks during food preparation, so we visited this restaurant in NYC. Basically the same thing of any other Benihana and the same seat to have dinner with strangers that does not help me to feel more comfortable with the place. Good service, as standard.

Thank loliv2
Endicott, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Letting people know that sometimes the so called 90 minute experience ends up being almost 2 and a half hours! So plan accordingly and give yourself time to get to your next event. We had 8:45pm reservation (we got there about 15mins early) and got seated 20 minutes late. Then we sat there watching the table across from us have... More 

Thank LaurenBlackham
BrandCommunication, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this review

We apologize for this disappointing experience. If you have not done so already, please complete our contact form: http://www.benihana.com/contact/. Be sure to select Guest Relations as your category. Our team would love to follow up with you. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. Thank you for taking the time to share your review. More 

New York, New York, United States
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went with three other coworkers for a midday lunch. The place was pretty empty when we got there. I got the steak and lobster tail and a margarita. The margarita was actually fantastic and had quite the kick to it. The whole experience was pretty hilarious and was a lot of fun. I thought the lobster tasted excellent but... More 

Thank Seferina B

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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
Families with children, Large groups
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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