Benihana - Bethesda, MD
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Always great food and fun. Spectacular friendly staff!
The food was great, waiter took a long time with our drinks but everything else was k
The wait was long even with a reservation as well as the food was rushed and horrible
Server was very nasty and rude within the first few minutes but manager brought us a new server that was awesome and adjusted our bill without even being asked to. Chef and food was also great. Will be going back
Every time we do we like for Joel to take care of us he's very friendly and he interact with us
Joel is an excellent cook, we were there about four months ago and the cook we had put that garlic butter on EVERYTHING, it was awful!!!!
We will be requesting Joel everytime we go now!!! Give that man kudos
Good food good service
Unfortunately, Benihana was a huge disappointment. This is my son’s favorite restaurant and we hoped to have a memorable graduation celebration. Our server was very nice; however, he could have benefited from another person to help him. My son’s soup spoon had a chip in it that would have cut his lip. The chef cooked well enough and was respectful. He totally lacked entertainment. I am heartbroken for my son.
Another great at experience, a time honored tradition for our birthdays!
Very good menu, drinks, service. However, we ordered sushi & sashimi besides Hibachi dinner’s, & never received them, server forgot to even put on order 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️
Food and chef were great. Seated at scheduled reservation time and hostess was pleasant. Server was a little slow and refills on drinks were minimum.
Made a reservation for 9pm, wasn’t seated until 9:52pm. The dressing on the salad was completely wrong. Tasted like the mustard sauce. They were super short staffed so the chef didn’t come until 45 minutes after being seated. One couple at the table left. But kudos to our server John! He definitely tried to update us as much as possible.
The staff is attentive and make the experience fun. The restaurant itself is worn. It needs major upgrades, it had a late 80's vibe. For example the restroom needs hands free functionality; toilets, sinks,etc.
Service was best ever at this location!
Moving to Washington DC
Great place to eat fir the food. The waitress had entirely to many tables to wait on - was slow! The chef seemed burned out and had not happy energy like the other chef performed their little tricks. The carpet is extremely filthy and need replacing ASAP due to smell-please replace!
The food was prepared excellent- this place needs a cleanup - painting and again carpet replacement!
While it was a fun night - it was just too loud... even the children complained.
Since the servers were wearing masks, the noise made it truly impossible to hear them and made ordering a nightmare.
The staff was running behind.
We waiting 15 mins for our table, there were no bowls for our rice and it sat on the grill for too long and was burnt and our drinks too forever.
We love Benihana - but never again on a Saturday
Went for a Graduation Lunch. Chef was new, nice but not amazing. Food was pretty good but not great (not a whole lot of flavor). Lunch prices were okay for the amount of food. Server was very nice!!
I didn’t feel comfortable sitting one foot away from another random person and was told I would have to wait another 15 minutes to be reseated with another family
There is no social distancing. There should be
I came here to celebrate my girlfriends birthday and we had a horrible experience. We were given a chef who was very new and it was very obvious. He dropped the cooking for within 2 minutes of being at the table and just whipped it off, didn't get a new one. He dropped and wasted so much food. He didn't do anything fun, no energy, no tricks. Very boring and hard to watch; it honestly was a complete waste of money and it ruined the entire day unfortunately. Slow, silent, dropped everything.
Seriously disappointing. Bad service food and presentation
Great afternoon out with very attentive staff! Perfect for our graduation celebration.
I went for my birthday and it was really worth the wait. I wanted to go last year but was unable to with pandemic. I will definitely be back, chef Ricardo was amazing 😁😍
The exhaust fans on hibachi tables (or at least on our table) were hardly working. It was quite unpleasant to sit through dinner with the smoke and smell of burnt oil in my face! It was hard to even sit through the ride home before we get to shower! I’ve been to hibachi places before and this isn’t normal. The food was good but no chef tricks like throwing food pieces in your mouth which is fun.
Overall, we had a really good experience. The server was very attentive, but we felt somewhat rushed at the end and weren't offered any additional refills and felt like we needed to pay and leave right away.
Everything was fine but the wait since I was late.
For Me And My Boyfriend First Time Going We Really Enjoyed Ourselves. Will Be Back Soon
Good to give noodles and rice with the purchase of the hibachi entree
Joel our chef cooked our food sooooooo good and our waitress was OUTSTANDING, anticipated all of our needs with a loving smile in her eyes and presence. Our pictures were taken, printed out, framed and given to us by Benihana management! And we received a free scoop of ice cream and a $10 gift card to return. Best Mother's Day Early Dinner with my son EVER!
Thank you so much Benihana's, that's why you ARE my go to for special moments in life!
Donielle and son, Keith
Food was amazing. Manager was very nice. We really enjoyed ourselves and will be back.
The Waiter was not nice at all the food used to be good not now tried to charge us more for food than what it should’ve been took a long time for our beers to get to us it was just not a very good experience it sucked
Our chef was so on point and cooked our food to perfection, even after we had so many special requests!
My son & I were the only ones at the table so we had our own private show. The waiter could've been more attentive. Dirty dishes sat on the table to long. Our drinks were not refilled unless we flagged the waiter down. Other than those 2 issues everything was great.
Great service. Pleasant & clean environment. Food was good.
It was decent. The food proportion isn’t enough for the price but decent. Benihana is definitely not topping Kobe’s.
Everything was Hot and Fresh..best birthday I had in a long time, definitely will be coming back
I was looking for to world famous Benihana and it was complete TRASH!!! We had a reservation for 830pm amd didn't get seated til 944 pm..Took another 20 mins for a waitress to come over. We were not given our green tea and had to ask foe the ice cream at the end of the meal. I will never return and tell everyone I know do not waste your time, money, or energy!! Disappointment is an understatement!
Reservation was for 7:30pm we arrived by 7:25pm, by 8:05pm it was pretty obvious they were thoroughly overbooked and in no rush to give us our table. It was chaotic and unorganized. I had to make a huge fuss just to get seated. Way too stressful. Our waitress was sweet. The hostesses were not great, the manager Leonard was awful. The food was just okay. I had remembered it as better than the now unfortunately closed Zika's, I was wrong. Way too expensive for the food. The chef had zero interaction w us as well. It was my son's birthday and the staff didn't even sing to him, the other table did. Will not be going back. 2 thumbs down. BIG Disappointment.
Everything was good. Just the waiting time is long. And that they cancel reservations if all the party is not there
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Benihana - Bethesda, MD is rated 4.3 stars by 1798 OpenTable diners.
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