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“Great Place for Dinner with Friends”
Review of Benihana

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Ranked #13 of 119 Restaurants in Maple Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hemlock and Elm Creek
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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145 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Great Place for Dinner with Friends”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

I've been here at least two dozen times. I can think of only two reasons not to come: You don't like noisy restaurants or you don't like Asian food.

The Benihana is fantastic. I've been to three of them and this is my favorite. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The chefs are good - if he's available, Raymond is the best. The bartenders are friendly and fast. The food is excellent. The show is always fun - especially for kids. This is an energetic restaurant. It's not quiet, there's lots of talking and laughing. Keep that in mind.

At Benihana, your food is prepared in front of you. You can opt for a bar area table where it is not, but it isn't cheaper, so go for a table where you can watch. There are a huge number of dishes - beef, seafood, chicken, etc. You'll find something you like. In the evening, you'll get soup and salad, too. The shrimp sauce is the best! This sauce started in Minnesota and isn't available everywhere. They also have ginger sauce.

The California rolls are great. I love the Las Vegas roll. Always upgrade to the chicken fried rice - it's the best. All of their meat is high-quality, but I generally upgrade to the filet.

Sign up for their birthday club and get a $30 coupon to use during the month of your birthday. It's a great deal. Also, make sure you make reservations. At this Benihana they are a must! You can go here for lunch, too. It is less expensive, with options as low as $10.

  • Visited February 2013
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Plantation, Florida
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138 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Good food and service as always at Benihana”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

I was dining alone so I chose to eat in the bar. The same menu is available there as it is in the main dining area with the cooking tables. The service was excellent and the food was very good. Since I have been to Benihana;s many times, it was a refreshing change to enjoy the dinner without the show!

Visited April 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Excellent sushi!”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

We always enjoy our meals at Benihana in Maple Grove, MN. If you're lucky enough to get Sam as your waiter, you'll be treated like royalty. He's incredibly personable and makes sure you get everything you need.

The earlier you get there, the better. This place is always busy!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Jason P
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Ann Arbor, MI
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509 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
“Good Fried Rice and Special Sauce...”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

This place seems to be the spot to go to celebrate birthdays? There had to been at least 6-7 tables singing at the end of the meals. Otherwise, you seem to go more for the entertainment of the teppanyaki style Japanese cooking than necessarily the quality of the food. For appetizers, we had the roll sampler and edamame. The sushi roll was very good. For dinner, I ordered the Benihana Excellence which is the Teriyaki beef and shrimp combo. It was nothing special but I find this grill style of cooking to be not exactly gourmet. The best thing was the chick fried rice in the special sauce. It's a $3 upgrade. Aside for the entertainment factor, I normally don't find these type of restaurants to be good food for the $.

  • Visited April 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Service and food was really poor”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Last time I will go here it's gone way down hill on service and food quality. I have been going for years this was my last

  • Visited March 2013
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