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“Just average, I expected more.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Benihana

Benihana
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Ranked #83 of 619 Restaurants in Chandler
Price range: $17 - $43
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 101 Freeway Exit
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Just average, I expected more.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Since I was traveling alone, I ate up at the bar (very small, only held about 6-8 people). I had the steak with shrimp and scallops and it was lukewarm and a little bland. I expected more from Benihana...seems like the food was prepared too quick or sat in the kitchen for awhile before I received it. The service was above average and responsive.

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Birthday fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Great restaurant , great service. had a reservation and we were in right on time. My daughters bday and she loved the entertainment and the food and will definately come back!

Visited November 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Hibachi Show”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Visited Benihana on my birthday the month. I've gone to many Benihana restaurants all around the country over the last twenty years. However, this was my most my favorable entertainment experience with the chef and the food was excellent! Although, Hibachi style chef are normally Japanese, our server was Hispanic. Let me tell you he really put on on a show. He was also very funny. His name was Kevin.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank marydoe178
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Fun for all”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We celebrated my teenage son's birthday at Benihana last night. Great fun! We have been to this restaurant before for birthdays and enjoyed it. Unfortunately we didn't know about the birthday coupon but will be sure to use it next time! I would suggest going early ( 5 to 6) as they fill up quickly. The food was delicious and it's always fun to watch the chef in action!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Lora T
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Phoenix
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199 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Express Lunch - I think not!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Their website boosts express lunch, getting you in and out and back to work; however when myself and 2 friends went there for lunch, we got seated but waited and waited for anyone to take our order. The restaurant was not crowded and we were seated at the bar and that area had plenty of seating. We ordered our food but had to wait and wait and finally asked if it would be out soon as by now, we were definitely going to be late getting back to work. We all ordered the same thing, the chicken hibachi rice bowl which was very good, however, there were hardly any vegetables or sauce in our dishes. I had been here for dinner with my husband and we also had to wait then. I thought since they offered "express lunch" there would be no wait, but I was wrong.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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