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47 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019-3902 (Between 5th and 6th Ave)
+1 212-581-0930
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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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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130 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great evening here once we went upstairs. I really want to give this an "Excellent" review but there are too many areas of this place that are bad. Pros There were a group of 5 of us so we were sharing a table with 2 other couples. Our chef was amazing and the show he put on was... More 

Thank TravellinTash
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came for our 7:45 reservation and we were seated at 8:45. Do I actually need to say anymore? With thousands of restaurants to go to in Manhattan, you don't have to go to this one.

Thank Stacey C
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Used to visit often in the past with average satisfaction. Now a tourist trap with dismal service... After sitting at the table for more than 20 minutes with no attention whatsoever finally server/ cook arrived. No apology probably because place was filled with tourists who would not care. Nice cooking show but small portions i.e. overpriced. Extra portion of steamed... More 

Thank pitylia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Made a reservation for 8:15; seated at 9:30, and then after being sent to a table with eight other people that only had 8 seats. Host just stood there; when we returned to the host station to indicate there were not enough seats for 9, the host motioned to a chair against the wall nearby. He indicated they seated nine... More 

Thank Geoffrey G
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

There's a lot of hype when it comes to Benihana, living in LA ive always been curious to check it out but never had friends that were eager for it....i can now see why. It was underwhelming and our chef didn't do anything exciting like they advertise, maybe it was just an off day for him because we saw other... More 

Thank MissPartyPants
Brooklyn, New York
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

My son and I go to Benihana to celebrate our birthdays which are 6 days apart. We had a 6:30 reservation and we walked in at 6:29. They gave us the little buzzer thingy with the lights to let us know when our table was ready. We ended up waiting 38 minutes before we it buzzed. The food as usual... More 

Thank TeeMa J
Kuala Lumpur
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We booked this restaurant for dinner a few days after Christmas because we wanted a fun dinner with the girls who love Teppanyaki. We read some of the reviews before making the booking about the disorganisation and some reviewers' experiences who had had to wait for long periods even with a booking but ignored them. We arrived at out booked... More 

Benihana M, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear this as it shouldn't have happened. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Your feedback will be shared with our Guest Relations team for improvements. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Food was very good, having said that we wanted to go for the tepanyaki but without a reservation we would have to wait over 1 hour, so if going for tepanyaki make a reservation.

Thank JoseAmadoH
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

We wine there with high expectations after hearing much about the story of Beninhana but was very disappointed with the overall experience. Th staff were very friendly and the chef was very entertaining but that's where the good things seem to stop. The food was pretty bland the drinks served were warm and we were shocked with end bill for... More 

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Benihana M, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this review

We apologize for the negative experience. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience, and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. More 

New York City, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

This is the second year in a row reserved dinner for our friends birthday....and once again Benihana didn't deliver, didn't have our reservation ready....we'll never come here again for Christmas which is unfortunate because we like it...just don't expect your reservation to be respected!

Thank tjmcmahon10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids
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: +1 212-581-0930

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