Benihana - Anchorage, AK

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1149 reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail. Benihana Anchorage is located at the corner of 8th and “L,” near many downtown attractions, including the Anchorage Museum, Alaska Center for Performing Arts, Dena’ina Convention Center and Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. It’s a 5-minute cab ride to the Alaska Railroad terminal and 10 minutes from the Ted Stevens International Airport.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1149 People Are Saying
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vipAmyC
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary.

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Stewart
Anchorage
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience3

I was thankful that they moved our reservation up. The hostess was not very friendly. We were seated and then had to be readjusted for another party. They were seated after us but given their drink orders and food orders before us. It was my sons birthday and he was not given his ice cream or Happy Birthday song!

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded a day ago

Dear Stewart On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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ChristinaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I will not be returning to Benihana's at all. Service was awful waited a long time, and the cook did not entertain hardly at all.
the rice was not cooked all the way, and crunchy.
it was hard to hear what anyone was saying, and took way to long to get the check.
we couldn't wait to leave

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded a day ago

Dear ChristinaM On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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vipBobbiO
Anchorage
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Even with an 11:30 reservation, we didn’t get seated for over ten minutes and we were the only customers. Shortly afterwards another twosome joined our table but it still took almost another ten minutes to get water. The table chef was wonderful and friendly. We were there 90 minutes for a quick lunch!

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded a day ago

Dear BobbiO On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent 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 team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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Lillie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary, everything was great. Will try to make this a tradition.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Lillie Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!

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EW84
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Our first visit was not a great experience. We were there to celebrate my husband and daughters birthday.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded 6 days ago

Dear EW84 On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my birthday with a great friend. We really enjoyed our time. The cook was very amusing. The other guest at the table were such fun.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on 19 October 2021

Dear Guest Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!

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DavidF
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time and fun dinning experience for the whole family!

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Was a mediocre experience. No showmen-ship, food was burnt.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love to eat weekend lunch here good food and even better service

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Haley
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Came to celebrate my 21st and the experience was terrible, which sucks because I usually celebrate my birthday here, was just very disappointed with the service and the food, won’t be returning for a while and neither will my whole party that was with me. Really disappointed…

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on 7 October 2021

Dear Haley On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dennis was an amazing chef!

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Guest Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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JEFFK
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food was good, the chef was okay, the ambiance was better than normal and the service was good
No photo???? Every other time we received a photo…

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on 5 October 2021

Dear JEFFK We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

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Willis
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I thought I made reservations but selected wrong day but we showed up and they made it work took some time but they got us a table

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NayelinS
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

The front desk, very bad customer service. I made a reservation a week ahead, we got there 10mins before our reservation time. We waited to be seated 25 minutes! What's the point of make a reservation if you get there and still gotta wait? Other people got there after us and they got seated before even when they said there was no table. The front desk didn't even try to let us know what was going on.

Other than that, the chief and food was very good and he was very funny.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on 28 September 2021

Dear NayelinS thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Many of our meal portions came up short-chef did not have enough on hand for customers -not enough rice, shrimp and veggies.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on 24 September 2021

Dear JohnH We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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ToddinAK
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our TEPPENAKI chef was funny and had some pretty good presentation skills drinks are over priced compared to other restaurants

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vipBestinAnchorage
Anchorage
9 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

The guy was new and sooo nice however he was so slow, got overwhelmed and forgot a lot of food.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on 17 September 2021

Dear BestinAnchorage On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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AliciaW
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great drinks, sushi, all of the courses are to die for, great entertainment, would highly recommend. And to top it off, ice cream!!!

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MeleneB
Denver
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful experience every time I have visited. Wonderful food.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The cook took over an hour to set up, took another hour to cook our food and the bathrooms was filthy. Been to Benihana's before but this was the worst experience I've received. Not sure if I'll ever comeback.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on 10 September 2021

Dear Anonymous On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent 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 team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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Ollie
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable family dinner. We all had variations of hibachi dinners, and were very very pleased with food quality and portion sizes. Some of us opted for the fried rice, which was probably not necessary since the food was sufficiently tasty and salty. Plain rice would have gone better, to counterbalance the intense food flavors. The chef was quite showman, but an excellent cook as well. The waitress was gracious and friendly and attentive. Overall, a great experience. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We waited over an hour for our cook to come to us.
Our reservation was for 2:45. We were seated at 3:10. When we went to order from the lunch menu we were told lunch ended at 3:00. It wasn’t our fault they waited to seat us.
Upon protest we were allowed to order from the lunch menu.
So we were very disappointed that it took an hour for our cook to come out.

Not the best experience. Very sad.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on 9 September 2021

Dear Guest on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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AndreaL
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lady at the front wasn’t very welcoming. Told us, “ take a seat, I am waiting on the other party”. Our table reservation was for 2:15 we didn’t get seated until after 2:35.
However, our Chef WAS AMAZING! It was his second week. He made the whole table laugh. I would request him every time!!!

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AllisonB
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to celebrate a birthday. When we ordered, I told the waitress that it was a birthday. When the gentlemen was cooking, I said it was a birthday. But in the end, I had to ask the waitress if she was going to bring the birthday ice cream. Also, we should of received a discount because we qualify and all she said was “oh, I’m sorry about that. Next time” and our bill was $300, kinda was counting on the discount to help the tip out.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on 15 September 2021

Dear AllisonB On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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JanetW
Corpus Christi
7 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time had by all. Great food

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WaltonW
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our cook messed up our food from the very beginning and also forgot many necessities for our meal. He also messed up ever trick and kept messing up every dish he made. Constantly yelling at other workers to get him bowls/plates and ingredients. It took nearly two hours for our food and me and the children were sadden to leave early, especially our first hibachi experience.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on 9 September 2021

Dear WaltonW Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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ChrisD
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was our culinary artist and did an AMAZING job! My family thoroughly enjoyed the show, food, and friendly staff. Will definitely be returning and asking for him by name.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great fun chef continue to make Benihana one of our favorites.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Way too slow to get initial order started, 35 minutes to soup, 40 minutes for wine from the bar. Chef was great once he got there.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on 27 August 2021

Dear Guest We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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TriMi82
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Server was odd. Family had a laugh watching her eat food off of dishes we were done with... Also would make us reach for our drinks instead of walking around the grill.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Saw a lot of negative reviews recently but our experience was great. No delays sitting or getting our food and our chef was great. Everything was cooked perfectly but the steak and shrimp was a lot better than the lobster. I’d skip the lobster and get scallops instead.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Horrific !!!! Had a res for 8:00 and did not get seated till 8:30 and did not start eating till 9:30
Massive lack of staff like every restaurant in anchorage

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on 20 August 2021

Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent 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 team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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AmyD
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Its been a tradition to go to Benihana for my sons birthday. This was by far the worst time we have been. The chef was good but the waitress was terrible. No refills on drinks, wrong food, wrong bill, no birthday photo, restaurant noise was louder than normal and the waitress did nothing more than whisper with a mask on making it impossible to hear. so disappointing….

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on 16 August 2021

Dear AmyD On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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RetiredArmyOfficer
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We left after our chef had not shown up at our table by 9:15 when we had an 8pm reservation. We were late being seated and the soup was cold. It was our 34th anniversary that we did not celebrate.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on 13 August 2021

Dear RetiredArmyOfficer On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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Private
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

poor service - the timing was an issue for everything. We waited and waited. Then were rushed through the meal

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on 10 August 2021

Dear Private On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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HennyB
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Super booked and didn’t even stay to eat te food😢

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on 11 August 2021

Dear HennyB On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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Stinkybutt
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

From our check in person to the cook, we had a rough experience. It felt rushed as we were hustled to our table and pressed hard to make choices immediately. Then it felt like forever to get drinks and for the food to be prepared.

Our server was in her third day and seemed a little bit flustered. The chef/cook snapped at her several times and at one point one guy at our table asked how he could tip the cook and NOT the server - the cook said, "Yes, I encourage that. You can give directly to me".

With that he took some bills from this guy - which seemed to me to be very mean to our server. We tipped our server very well because how in the world will you get better without a little encouragement?

The food was typical Benihana - not great, not bad. For the money I'll definitely go elsewhere from now on.

To our Server: Hang in there! You did a great job and things will get better...

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on 9 August 2021

Dear Stinkybutt on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Waitress took way too long to bring out things. We were sat with 3 other couples and they agreed on the slow service. A hostess was being worked way too hard to the point where she was crying. She dealt with rude customers and almost everybody’s tables: filling up water, checking on them. she had to check other people in and they were rude about the wait time. I feel like you guys should have checked on her or given her a break or put more staff out because she was overworked and overwhelmed. I gave her a $20 tip because of how hard she was working I wasn’t able to get her name but she was a very nice person. please check on your staff.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on 9 August 2021

Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent 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 team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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Candy
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration! Everyone at Benihana’s was wonderful - very friendly snd helpful!

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Benihana - Anchorage, AK is rated 4 stars by 1149 OpenTable diners.

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