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“Good food with a show”
Review of Benihana

Benihana
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Ranked #3,543 of 14,591 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between 5th and 6th Ave
Transit: F Train ( 57 street stop)
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Food is good and tasty.
We were impressed by the chef who was cooking to the next table, as our chef was tired and in bad mood.
In short terms you must be lucky to have THE GOOD chef who makes your dinner funny.
Another bad point is that the waiters are very stressed to take your order and ensure that the program will not be longer than what is expected in term of timing!
Anyway, we had a good night, sharing some discussions with the other people around the table and the food is good.

Thank Fabs71
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

A great place to visit for a genuinely entertaining meal. Busy all the time so it is best to book but it is worth the wait in the bar where the cocktails are good with a saki spin. The main event is undoubtedly the teppanyaki experience where the chefs perform a great routine whilst preparing the food at your table. As everything is prepared in front of you it gives great scope to customise if you want and our chef was very accomodation. All in it is a great place for the experience and the food is pretty good.

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Thank drdc1971
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

I believe this location has been remodeled since I was last there, giving it a cool new look. The food and show are still as awesome as ever. The ginger salad dressing has also undergone what seems to be a slight upgrade as well. It has a fresher texture than in the past, so I think the recipe has been improved.

We had a small sushi roll, and a complete dinner from soup to Haagen Dasz at about 3 in the afternoon before the theater. The clear soup takes the edge off your appetite before giving way to the salad and then stir-fried shrimp appetizer. We ordered the Benihana Trio for a change, instead of our usual Rocky's Choice, because I wanted to try the filet mignon.

As usual, the cooking "show" was fun, the chef friendly and amusing, and the food delicious. The meat is tender, perfectly cooked, and flavorful. The vegetables are crisply sauteed and seasoned just right. The fried rice makes you want more, except you're too full. And the ice cream is, well, Haagen Dasz.

Have fun and don't forget to say Arigato!

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Thank Marilyn C
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

We went there yesterday evening and it was just so lovely. I'm usually not that into Japanese food but I really loved it! The chef was so nice, polite and great cook! Everything is made in front of you, so you eat and get entertained at the same time.

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Thank Nora C
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

how they keep the same service in every country. Menu is the same, food is great. And of course will enjoy the show that chef does.

Thank Carlita08
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