Benihana - Dulles, VA

3.9
1020 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 Dulles is located at the Dulles Town Center Mall next to Haverty’s Furniture. Take a much-needed shopping break at Benihana or enjoy a pre-movie drink during Happy Hour in our lounge and bar. Happy Hour is offered Monday through Friday from 4–7 p.m., with drink specials and appetizers. Join us for Express Lunch, Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and enjoy your Benihana favorites served fresh and in half of the time.

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 1020 People Are Saying
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Mylo
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was a great chef!!! thank you!

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LizM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We had a birthday which we made reservations for weeks in advance for 8+. I was standing at front desk for almost 10 minutes before we were even Greeted. All of our party was early/ on time and we had to wait over 20minutes cause they said they “didn’t have a chef for us?!!” On top of all that, we sat at semi clean table with our waitress who seemed attentive but over taxed. She was all over restaurant. We had to flag her down when we needed help cause our chef they Did find was Awful.

She had the food order all mixed up and would not listen to us when we corrected over & over with her she continued to be wrong All night. She hardly did any “fun” tricks or showy bits you expect. She did shrimp appetizer after poultry & steak was cooked so not an appetizer but add on later.

Two of our party repeatedly said NO SEAFOOD and she’d still reach out shrimp to them over & over ….

It was so frustrating and more stressful than fun for our guest of honor.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded 17 hours ago

Dear LizM 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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Taken advantage of 4-12 yr olds and 2-13 yr olds. Walked out paying $335.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded 2 days ago

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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vipSkipIt
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

First time at a Benihana and we were very disappointed. Very expensive for the amount of food given. I've never been to a Japanese grill and not been able top leave with leftovers. We wont be back.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 16 November 2021

Dear SkipIt 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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KristinV
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun experience coupled with great food. Your chef puts on a nice mini show and prepares your meal and it tastes so much better when it’s fresh and warm cooked in front of you. The food is delicious and the value is pretty good considering you get so much else.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 12 November 2021

Dear KristinV We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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NotwhatIexpected
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Please get them some help! The staff is awesome, but the food is not.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 10 November 2021

Dear NotwhatIexpected 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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NanaA
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

It was not good at all, service was not great. Food portion was small

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 9 November 2021

Dear NanaA 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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PDMlove
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The chef and server were great. Would definitely return. This location is way better than the one in Bethesda.

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KellyP
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Quality of this Benihana's is unexceptable. Seafood isn't fresh. Walls are dirty behind teppanyaki grills. Waitstaff/chef was great and so nice...but the food isnt what it use to be.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 9 November 2021

Dear KellyP 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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Donnasands
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had never eaten at a Japanese Steakhouse before, but my 14 year old wanted to go for his birthday. He and his younger brother loved it! We all loved the soup, the chicken, steak and shrimp and we enjoyed watching it being prepared.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 10 November 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

We celebrated my daughters 10th birthday. We made a reservation and was not seen for about 25 minutes. It was almost an hour before we were served any type of food and the soup came out cold. Our daughter ordered a drink and we were told that the specific drink was only allowed when people ordered in. A (strawberry Ramun)

Our chef was fantastic though! Her name was Karen!!

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 25 October 2021

Dear Guest 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
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Wasn’t seated for our 7:00 reservation until 7:30. Didn’t get drinks until 7:50 and apps at 8:05. Terrible service and they just left us at the table. We get there are staffing issues, but if you can’t staff, please warn us.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 20 October 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious as usual. But the other reason this is my boys’ favorite restaurant is the “show.” They brought a friend and were disappointed that the chef did not do most of the standard fun tricks. She did not make the shrimp swim across the grill or toss the shrimp tails into her hat or pocket. She did not do the usual with the eggs. She did not make the rice heart “beat.” She started cutting the onions up and I had to ask her to please do the onion volcano. She also didn’t interact with the kids at all. The prices are steep here, and it’s partly due to the show. It was a bit of a bummer.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 22 October 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food quality!

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 18 November 2021

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

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MariC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I have been to Benihana a few times my last visit the service wasn’t so great but we decided to try again. Our reservations were at 715but didn’t get seated until almost 8. We understand it was a busy night so no complaints. I ordered sushi for appetizer it didn’t arrive until after our meal was completed. Service was horrible. The food was good but not worth the price. The server handed us the bill and seemed annoyed when we asked for the ice cream that came with our meal. Overall not worth it.

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William
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Prices have gone up quite a bit since our last visit. This will affect future visits to the restaurant.

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StewartG
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice experience. Hostess, and all waitresses most attentive. We requested an exclusive table and it was provided. Food and drinks were very good.
Please convey our appreciation to all the staff last night.
Stewart Garcia

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 7 October 2021

Dear StewartG Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

The server had the worst attitude I've ever encountered in a restaurant. Not considerate of allergies and gave me attitude through the whole service. I will probably never go back to this location. I would suggest not going to this farce of a Benihana. As a born and brought up Californian, growing up Benihana's is always fun, but this location is a joke. Zero stars if possible.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 5 October 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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ShelC
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and hostesses are accommodating. It was the first time having a female chef. Our chef Sandra was entertaining and exciting.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear ShelC We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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CelineC
El Paso
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I expected a lot more than what I got at this restaurant. Our waitress only came over when we flagged her down. Our cook was very dry and not enthusiastic at all. Overall the food was amazing just poor customer service.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 22 September 2021

Dear CelineC 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Way over priced food. Sushi and bar was worth it, but hibachi was very plain and portions were small for the price

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 27 September 2021

Dear Guest 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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MichaelG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very tasty and they have generous proportions. The service was good. I would recommend it to friends and family, and will most likely visit again.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 16 September 2021

Dear MichaelG Our goal is to create great guest memories. We are pleased to hear we were able to do so for you and your family. 

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Why did Open Table give me zero points?

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 15 September 2021

Dear Guest Thank you for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

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EricaS
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The service and food here has gone down Over the years!! I went a few months ago and had issues but last night was beyond terrible!
Our service wasn’t bad but the chef, manager and food….nope! No good!
The chef, we thought was new but we were told by the manager, she’s been there two years!
She didn’t give our table the Benihana’s experience! She barely spoke during the dinner. She took forever cooking our meal. 20-30 mins on the ride, 20 mins on veggies! It took so long between each food item, if you waited, your food was cold!
No tricks. No fire! Nothing. Just a silent table, while we looked at every one near by get the Benihana’s experience and have fun!
The manager was informed but he didn’t seem to care. He was told half way through the meal and didn’t come to check out anything until the very end! Didn’t say or do much about the situation besides walk away!
Overall even the food was blah! Rice was salty. Reorder of rice had way to much oil. Steak was over cooked. Shrimp had no seasoning.
We just won’t be coming to the location again! Benihana’s used to be a favorite but it has really fell off!

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 13 September 2021

Dear EricaS 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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TennisFoodie
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our hibachi chef was very good - she was able to flip and juggle her utensils very well and did a nice job cooking and presenting our food. My shrimp appetizer was a little rubbery which made me think it was probably frozen shrimp. My colossal shrimp was less rubbery and tasty. Scallops could've been bigger and the calamari was fine.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 2 September 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had one of our best Benihana meals ever at this location. Our chef (I wish I could remember her name!) was was just at the end of her training period, and she was fabulous! Her fried rice was spot on, and the chicken was just the way we like it - a little caramelized on the outside and juicy on the inside. The shrimp was also cooked to perfection. My only regret is that we are from Atlanta, so we won’t be able to enjoy her talents again soon. Our server was very attentive, also.
We highly recommend you give this a try!

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 2 September 2021

Dear Guest We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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Sghc
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This was our first time at Benihana (we've always opted for smaller-named places), and we won't return. We chose it because we thought they had stricter COVID protocols in seating. Benihana does not space out seating, so be prepared to sit with strangers, in chairs that are packed very closely around the table. The food was mediocre at best, and the amount of butter the chef used was appalling. The prices were much more expensive than other hibachi-style restaurants in the area. Overall, we do not recommend this restaurant.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 31 August 2021

Dear Sghc 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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MarkT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Servers were fantastic

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 23 August 2021

Dear MarkT Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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Keith
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sharon, our chef, was outstanding - she is so skillful!!!!

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Nolasmith
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

There was a long wait and the food had no flavor. I sat at the table for an hour before they started to prepare the food.I will not be going back.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 9 August 2021

Dear Nolasmith 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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Mickeyfan1999
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Thursday is definitely not a good day to enjoy dinner at Benihana’s Dulles VA.
After enjoying for years this last dinner experience was not a very good one.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on 6 August 2021

Dear Mickeyfan1999 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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vipBLMIL
Richmond
38 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service from Manager, Marlena, and staff at Benihana - Dulles. The food is always well presented, delicious, and healthy in all aspects. Family truly enjoys the gathering to share the family bundles offered by Benihana. The pricing is outstanding and affordable. An added perk is the gift cards offer with the additional cards to be used at a later date--best offer ever. Look forward to next outing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing experience staff was great and so was the food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The performance and experience wasn’t as incredible as I thought it would be. The food portions were definitely not worth the amount of money they cost either.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I haven't been in years. The food is still delicious and the service was good.

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datenightduo
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Prices have skyrocketed! 2 adult meals, 1 kid meal, 2 adult drink & an apple juice - $168!(including tip).
Not a place we can go to much anymore.

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Kelley
West Virginia
11 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience. Clean restaurant, good service and great good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lots of people. Service was good considering.

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AllyB
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall it was a great experience! This place never lets me down. I love the food!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Benihana - Dulles, VA using the Order Online button. Benihana - Dulles, VA also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Benihana - Dulles, VA also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 421-0888.

Benihana - Dulles, VA is rated 3.9 stars by 1020 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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