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7935 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-3619 (Woodmont Ave)
+1 301-652-5391
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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England, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The chef cooking at the table did not engage with us and spent at least 50% of his time looking elsewhere and other customers etc. Several of his "tricks" went wrong. Food was average at best. What was a birthday celebration was turned into a mediocre evening.

Thank chris2431
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was nice and enough, the kids had sushi as they love it, It is a place for them to eat sushi without having to overpay. I love their chicken Terriyaki.

Thank Lorena44
Saginaw, Michigan
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first time ever at a Benihanna and the food was great. Amaya was our chef he did an awesome job and is a real showman.

Thank Jody H
Richland, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we have gone to benihana in harrisburg,pa for 40 years before they closed.we loved it there.we thought to try the one in maryland since we were there.it was very noisey inside. the food was very good.however,the service was poor.the server at times was nowhere to be found.we never got tea with our meal or certain veg. both were included with... More 

Thank Mark H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Very good location , We were 6 of us , we had a wonderful experience , very friendly staff. The only reason i gave it a 3 is , even though we had a reservation we had to wait for about 30 minutes plus to get a table.

Thank simretus
The Hague, The Netherlands
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219 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Yes indeed, we all loved the food: its fresh, it's entertaining and fun and the price/quality ratio is decent. And, not unimportantly, Brian and his staff are friendly and attentive! So why only the 'average' rating: it is truly a 'factory' setting (one large uninspiring room) and your clothes will smell like you have been cooking yourself for the entire... More 

1 Thank Jurgen R
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I always enjoy the food but on a Sunday night two hour wait until the food is cook with a reservation? Never again

Thank Brian S
Benihana M, Brand Communication at Benihana, responded to this review

Brian, on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your negative visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience, and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our Guest Relations... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I haven't been to Benihana since I was a kid and although there are still some fun aspects to it, the negatives just outweigh the positives. We decided to eat here after a mom/son night of bowling & my kids had never been before. The best part about this restaurant are the chefs - very attentive and entertaining. They work... More 

Thank RoseN627
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Ok big mistake, made a reservation on open table, thinking ok they can't mess up my dinner because they are cooking in front of us,,, it was sooo loud there was no way I was going to sit there, I needed earplugs...they were way behind in seating, we had a drink @ the bar & left

Thank Thepugtraveler
Capitol Heights, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We had 22 people and two tables/grills - the two chefs put on a boring display of cooking show skills (need to take lessons from Kobe’s in Largo). The portions of food were small but tasted good. Last visit.

Thank holmesair

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7935 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-3619
    (Woodmont Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-652-5391

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?