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“Benihana Everywhere we go!”
Review of Benihana

Benihana
Ranked #119 of 2,062 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $100
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The live Teppanyaki cooking experience and the charm of a contemporary American-Japanese restaurant make Benihana one of the finest places to dine in the capital.
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Benihana Everywhere we go!”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

always a nice option to entertain your kids with a hibachi meal. Benihana in Abu Dhabi raised the bar a little in terms of staff interaction with guests... good food & atmosphere as usual.

Visited September 2013
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Fouadhamade, Manager at Benihana, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Antonio,

Thank you for sharing your very nice comments and recommending Benihana on trip advisor. Great service is one of our main aims and it is very rewarding to know that we have succeeded in delivering.

The Benihana team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Regards,

Fouad Hamade
Executive Assistant Manager
I/C Hotel Apartments
Beach Rotana
P.O.Box 45200 Abu Dhabi U.A.E
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Not the Benihana in the US!”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Yes, the chef will do the crazy magic show at the cooking table, but don't expect the food to taste good. He douses everything in soy sauce only. My filet tasted exactly like my husband's chicken. All were overly salty.
Also, spent 15 minutes explaining we were due a 15% discount for being hotel guests. Took 2 servers and a manager to get it resolved. Left annoyed and overly salted. Not coming back.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Sev92663
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Fouadhamade, Manager at Benihana, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Sara,

Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor.

We do pride ourselves on the services that we offer in the hotel and restaurants

I would like to apologize for the fact that we failed to live up to your expectations on this occasion.

Your feedback has been shared with our Executive Chef and our Director of food and beverage for immediate investigation and action.

The Benihana team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Regards,

Fouad Hamade
Executive Assistant Manager
I/C Hotel Apartments
Beach Rotana
P.O.Box 45200 Abu Dhabi U.A.E
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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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“Food & fun together”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

If you would like to have a delicious food accompanied by a funny chef, take your family including kids to Benihana. Excellent service of excellent food. Reserve your seat next to tepanyaki section!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank H C
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Fouadhamade, Manager at Benihana, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for posting this review and sharing your feedback regarding your recent experience at Benihana.

Your compliments will definitely be shared with our team; as such flattering remarks continuously inspire us to do our utmost in everything that we do.

The Benihana team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Regards,

Fouad Hamade
Executive Assistant Manager
I/C Hotel Apartments
Beach Rotana
P.O.Box 45200 Abu Dhabi U.A.E
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doha
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3 reviews
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“Good canteene but that's all”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

show of tepanyaki v nice but loud Sashimi v. average. Was disappointed by the quality of fish and the way of preparing it I can do better @home. Look @photo is it a sashimi? Sushi roll ok Service ok

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank evibella
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Fouadhamade, Manager at Benihana, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for posting this review and sharing your feedback regarding your recent experience at Benihana.

I would like to apologize for the fact that we failed to live up to your expectations on this occasion.

Your feedback has been shared with our Executive Chef for further follow up.


The Benihana team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Regards,

Fouad Hamade
Executive Assistant Manager
I/C Hotel Apartments
Beach Rotana
P.O.Box 45200 Abu Dhabi U.A.E
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Melbourne, Australia
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“We had fun”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Face it - the only reason to go to a place like Benihana is to have fun at the Teppenyaki station. The food is good, but a little to simple to be considered "suitable for a foodie". With that in mind, we had a great time. We had no booking, but they were able to squeeze us in (if we finished by a certain time). Our chef was a typical Benihana chef - half samurai, half comic, 100% skilled chef. The way he cracked an egg was excellent (he juggled it, then "caught" it on the edge of his spatula, cracking the shell). The then drizzled the egg contents out to make a heart, which formed part of the fried rice. My partner had a steak (simple, but cooked to his liking - medium, and it was very tender and tasty). I had the calamari (not rubbery at all, cooked extremely well). And we shared a starter of shrimp, onions, and green banana. The food is not exotic or fancy - in fact it is quite simple, but the atmosphere and the crazy chefs - well worth the experience. Recommended as a fun destination.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank TypeYourNameHere
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Fouadhamade, Manager at Benihana, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your very nice comments and recommending Benihana on trip advisor. Great service is one of our main aims and it is very rewarding to know that we have succeeded in delivering.

The Benihana team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Regards,

Fouad Hamade
Executive Assistant Manager
I/C Hotel Apartments
Beach Rotana
P.O.Box 45200 Abu Dhabi U.A.E
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