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“Birthday club”
Review of Benihana

Benihana
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Ranked #38 of 227 Restaurants in Bloomington
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This has been our go to Benihana's since it has opened. My family of 7 went for my birthday & it was the best visit yet. Eric the waiter was great & helped my 5 kids with chopsticks. He was also very attentive for our drinks. The chef was also very entertaining. We had shrimp steak and chicken and all our dinners were delicious. Also had a tempura shrimp sushi roll for an appetizer that was very tasty. We usually only go when we have a birthday certificate for a free dinner & I think that makes going to Benihana's easy. Restrooms are clean & conveniently located with a baby changing table.

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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Expected more from this big name restaurant, at the MOA. The chefs were nice, but distant. We were there for a 21st bday, which was noted on the reservation, and they didn't offer up anything, not even a free drink. The dinner felt rushed thru. Our reservation was for 5pm, and we didn't get in til 530.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Food was very good. However, they took our reservation for 11 people with children and seniors and we had to wait, even with the reservation, for 40 minutes. Not acceptable! Don't take a reservation if you can't honor it. By the time we were seated the kids were grumpy, the seniors were tired. Not a good way to start a family celebration.

Thank pkr0ll
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The food was this time mediocre, the show of it clumsy, the staff short tempered and rude and the overall experience didn't live up to the standard set from past experiences.

Thank Professor-Doktor
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Benihana M, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

We apologize for the poor experience. Your feedback will be shared with our Guest Relations team to be used towards improving the guest experience. Arigato.

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

We had a group of nine and all had wonderfully different experiences, Steak done medium rare, chicken done right, shrimp perfectly done and sushi beyond good. You cannot ignore the cooking performance by the chefs. A fitting show for kids and their not so attentive parents and other elders. I don't know how these chefs are paid but it is not enough. A first rate experience. Take your kids here for a special treat be it birthday or just for that special moment you want them to have.

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Thank duluthharold
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