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47 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019-3902 (Between 5th and 6th Ave)
+1 212-581-0930
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:30
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:30
Fri 17:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at about 6:30 and had to wait some 15 minutes for a table to become available despite having a reservation. The tables comfortably seat eight. We were eleven and it was a bit of a squeeze. It took a further half an hour for a chef to become available to cook for us, but we worked our way... More 

Thank transatlantictom
Paris, France
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible service... Although we had a reservation at 6.30pm, we did not get our table until 7.20pm. There was no communication from any member of the staff while waiting... We had to ask for the manager 3 times. When we finally got our table, we had to wait and ask and wait again for waiter, wait for chef, wait for... More 

Thank SGanter
Benihana M, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this review

Good day, , we apologize for the poor experience. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. We sincerely hope you will return to visit us at any one of our locations. Thank you for taking the time to share your review. More 

Front Royal, Virginia
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the Benihana in Indianapolis and loved it so when I saw there was one here in New York I was excited. We went for lunch instead of dinner and I was very disappointed in the meal and service. It took about 20 minutes to get the chef then they had the two tables so close together... More 

Thank 196YellowRose
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hibachi show was ok, but the chef cooked everything well done. We specifically asked them to cook our protein medium, but he either did not have the skill or didn't listen to his customers. Food was blend to say the least, didn't have much flavor.

Thank KHS1234567890
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I had a special night. The food and drinks were amazing. Our server and chef were great. I love hibachi. It was very fun and entertaining and the people in our area was very entertaining. We really enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Cspencer87
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130 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Had a great evening here once we went upstairs. I really want to give this an "Excellent" review but there are too many areas of this place that are bad. Pros There were a group of 5 of us so we were sharing a table with 2 other couples. Our chef was amazing and the show he put on was... More 

Thank TravellinTash
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We came for our 7:45 reservation and we were seated at 8:45. Do I actually need to say anymore? With thousands of restaurants to go to in Manhattan, you don't have to go to this one.

Thank Stacey C
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Used to visit often in the past with average satisfaction. Now a tourist trap with dismal service... After sitting at the table for more than 20 minutes with no attention whatsoever finally server/ cook arrived. No apology probably because place was filled with tourists who would not care. Nice cooking show but small portions i.e. overpriced. Extra portion of steamed... More 

Thank pitylia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Made a reservation for 8:15; seated at 9:30, and then after being sent to a table with eight other people that only had 8 seats. Host just stood there; when we returned to the host station to indicate there were not enough seats for 9, the host motioned to a chair against the wall nearby. He indicated they seated nine... More 

Thank Geoffrey G
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

There's a lot of hype when it comes to Benihana, living in LA ive always been curious to check it out but never had friends that were eager for it....i can now see why. It was underwhelming and our chef didn't do anything exciting like they advertise, maybe it was just an off day for him because we saw other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019-3902
    (Between 5th and 6th Ave)
  • Public Transportation: F Train ( 57 street stop)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-581-0930

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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