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“Wonderful Happy Hour!”
Review of Benihana

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Ranked #81 of 364 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Woodmont Ave
Washington DC
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful Happy Hour!”
Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Benihana Bethesda is one of our favorite dinner restaurants in Maryland. Although most people think the "tricks" the chef does are great I'm so over it. Once you've experienced that the 50th time is like ok let's get on with the meal. Now the happy hour is great! Great small bites at reasonable prices. The drinks are tasty too! Overall, this is a great place for lunch/dinner or happy hour!

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English first
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great service”
Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Excellent service and great food!! Always consistent and a wonderful family restaurant. We frequent this restaurant in each city we vacation and it's never disappointed.

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Thank kdj201
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Pelham, Alabama
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Service could be better”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

Not customer oriented- took a long time for waiter to pay attention to us. Not typical of similar restaurants in the area or in our experience regardless of US location.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Gerald C
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Always fun!”
Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Benihana is one of my daughters' favorite restaurants. And it being the space between their two birthdays, we decided to do their birthday dinner there.

Yes, it can be loud and crowded on a Saturday night. And that can cause a slight lag in service sometimes. But once you're at the hibachi, things tend to run smoothly.

Japanese hibachi is kinda hard to mess up. So the food is usually consistently good. And this visit was no exception. Add in all of the cheesy spatula flipping by our chef, who was noticeably not Japanese, and you have a fun experience for kids. Hot sake helps keep the adults in a proper mindset.

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Thank Bret B
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Bedero Valcuvia, Italy
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123 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“If you are in a hurry don't seat at the teppanyaki table”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

If you already enjoy the atmosphere sitting at the teppanyaki table and you don't want to wait, I suggest to ask to be seated at a normal table. The food is not cooked in front of you but the selection is exactly the same with the difference that is fast and you can sit on your own. I had dinner with my daughter and it was extremely good.

  • Visited January 2014
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