Benihana - North Little Rock, AR

4.6
959 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.

Due to the current restrictions, We are only accepting in-house reservations at this time.

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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BeckiB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana has wonderful atmosphere and the food is great! Our waitress was very helpful and sweet and our chef was very fun! There were 3 of us who went here for my daughter's birthday for lunch and we had a blast!

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CourtneyS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blast and food was great our cook and waiter were also great

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Bernadette
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I've never been to a Benihana but I have been to several Japanese and habachi restaurants. So compared to those other places, Benihana isn't as fun. The grill master was pleasant but he was not a showman with entertainment tricks. The waitress was slow to come check on us BUT I saw she had 4 groups to serve. She was polite, though. The food was delicious but the cocktails were awful taste-wise. I would not be inclined to come back but I had a decent experience to this chain franchise.

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Kayla
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jennifer, Thuc, and, I believe, Andrew were all amazing! Jennifer, who was busy in the front but managing the process of getting our cake to the back, checking us in, and even answering questions, kept a friendly and welcoming demeanor the whole time. She efficiently seated us. Andrew got our drinks out and made sure to check on us periodically. Thuc gave a wonderful performance and the steak was some of the best we’ve ever had. Cooked to perfection! Overall I give it 10/5 stars and highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my mother here for her birthday. The food was was usual. We didn’t have to wait long to be seated. And our chef offered some delicious sauces that we didn’t know were available. My mother enjoyed it.

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JanetJ
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It is time for the employees to take off their masks. Because of the background noise it is IMPOSSIBLE to hear or understand what the waitress or chefs were saying. I love Benihana. It has become a birthday tradition. However, I won’t be back until the masks are gone. It ruins the experience.

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ArkansasGirl
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our hibachi chef was David Lee, he was the best part of this visit. I appreciate his service to us, his interaction and talking with us was great, he was funny and made the experience very enjoyable. I don't remember the severs name (sorry) but he was a nice young man, he was attentive and answered all of our menu questions, everyone was great, that includes the older gentleman busing the tables also, so kind and that was a clear stand out.

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Erica
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great customer service. Karen was friendly and accommodating. The chef was funny, friendly and cooked all of the food to perfection. My friend has never been to Benihana before. Thank you for making her first time here, memorable and pleasant.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and an excellent show. Food was perfect.

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ConnieC
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The host didn’t seem very polite. I called and asked to make a reservation and she told me what was avail and so i made it online but asked about working so that I could get an earlier time and was told I could. Once I got there, before my reservation time I was not told I could be worked in. I didn’t mention my reservation for a later time so that I could eat earlier. I was told a reservation could be made for later then I expressed what I’d been told over the phone and I had a reservation but wanted to see if I could be worked in sooner. I visit this establishment enough know. I have experienced a party of 2 ahead of me being seated immediately with no reservation and no wait to see if they could be worked in but of course they were ot the same color as me; I had a reservation and he to sit and was seated after my reservation. But at the table, Karen is always very pleasant and I love having her as a server, even when I am not at her table she makes her way around to say hi. The food was delicious so my other experience last night was nice. Work on that foyer experience being consistent and I would give 5 stars

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nichoa
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent —we all had the trio with spicy hibachi rice; our chef was very nice and she did a few “tricks”. We will definitely be eating at Benihana again soon!

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EdwinaM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my son’s 16th birthday. He had a blast. Everything was wonderful.

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Finedining
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good according to my husband & son, I did not eat. This restaurant is very old & run down. It needs a serious remodel. It has went down terribly. If it wasn’t for my son wanting to eat here for his Birthday we would not go to this location. I feel that for 2 people to eat at $100 + the level of cleanliness and updates should be better. The franchise/company/owner needs to take notice of this. Even the clientele is different...I couldn’t wait to LEAVE!!!Very very disappointed!!!!

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BrittanyP
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best experience last night for me and my sister birthday. Everyone was awesome and the food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great visit! Food and service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It truly is the very best! I have ate at a lot of Benihana’s because I enjoy their restaurant but this is by far the very best ! Our cook was Sasan & we had The filet & lobster combination we also added shrimp & scallops & all of it was so delicious & cooked to perfection!!!! We also had sushi- chili shrimp roll & shrimp lovers roll Everything was delicious 🤤

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NiahA
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really great experience I loved it I would come back here anytime and my chief was amazing ❤️

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EbonyG
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service cook David Lee was great. I enjoyed this visit..

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The hibachi rice was good. I had gotten the Benihana Trio, shrimp crunchy roll, and a haiku colada. The shrimp crunchy roll was dry and lacking flavor. However, everything else was good.

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Nancy
Little Rock
14 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed our visit as usual. A little disappointed the chef was not more interactive as chefs we have had there in the past but he was good.

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DeanM
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience for Mother’s Day.
Chef was great interacted with 3 granddaughters and seemed to enjoy the banter with them as much as they did.
Certainly will come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

We were seated just as the restaurant was opening for lunch. There was a stale/musty odor in the restaurant. It was also warm and a bit humid, and no one was even cooking yet. Our drink orders were taken. Soup and salad was brought out almost immediately. And then NO CHOPSTICKS! So if you are an Asian restaurant without chopsticks someone should go to the local “get everything “ store and buy them out. We were told the truck comes in on Tuesday...but we were there on Sunday... After we had finished soups and salads, we had to ask for our drinks. The restaurant is still only 1/3 full at this point. Warm mimosas and what was once a chilled beer glass was only cool at the bottom. Food was just ok. The cook was a little messy. He tried flipping 2 different pieces of meat on my grandsons plate and missed both times. One time the piece of meat hit him on the leg and it was hot! It didn’t burn him, but it startled him. On the way home I found the other piece of meat in my purse and it had left a greasy stain on the inside. Overall, it was not our best experience. We went there bc we thought the grandkids might be entertained and they eat that type of food. Benihana used to feel like a special place, but it didn’t feel that way anymore. Probably won’t be going back.

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EShavers
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very polite, energetic, and attentive and ready to meet our needs. Our cook was also very attentive and energetic.

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JimD
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The service was not rated outstanding because we were not served a dessert that was included in our meal. The chef did an outstanding job.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was GREAT as always! My family & I really enjoyed ourselves. Karen was AWESOME!! The food, service and workers were friendly as EVER! Will definitely return.

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RobertG
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! The food was great and the service was great. I would recommend that you allow two hours for a meal there.

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MichaelE
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was GREAT. Food, beverages, etc. Will be returning.

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JamesC
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable for a birthday party...very festive atmosphere

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GayleM
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great experience here. Our chef was pretty good. I’ve had better but he was ok. I think the flamboyant moves of yesteryear are waning. Our food was excellent as always. I always want more vegetables though. Service was great. Karen was excellent and very patient with my granddaughter who asked a million questions. I always look forward to going back

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LaceyK
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

They no longer have all-you-can-eat sushi at the bar. I wasn't that impressed with the quality of the two rolls I ordered. My water wasn't refilled. If you are paying over $20 for your lunch (before tip), I expect more. I don't think I will be going back. :(

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TerryR
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great...the food, the service, the atmosphere, the "entertainment." Will plan to eat there again.

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Csteph
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We eat at Benihana’s often and I have never experienced what I experienced on my last visit. We were seated a little after 7:00. We were immediately given our drinks, salads and soup. The cook didn’t come to our table until 8:00. I am not sure if it was a short of cooks but we were waiting so long my coke was watered down by the time it was time to eat and the waitress didn’t offer a fresh beverage.

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CammyJ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Food was good even though we sat at the table almost an hr before the cook came. The server was horrible, never came to refill my soda, didn't ask how the food was or come back to check to see if we need anything. I eat here for lunch/dinner at least once a week sometimes twice but this experience has me thinking I may not go back, especially because there are so many other Hibachi restaurants

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Sherese
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service for my friend and I. Accommodating and the food was delicious

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Nancy
Little Rock
14 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful for an Anniversary dinner. They have opened up more and were using all tables and filling them. And they still require mask to enter and the chefs and wait staff wear mask always. So good and so much left over had lunch the next day.

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AudraM
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly service! Kid friendly!

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CharlesB
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Too much seasoning on the food. For the amount I spent..

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BeckyW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent however we went for our 9 yr olds birthday and expected all the fun tricks and the show that comes with a hibachi grill. We got none of that. The chef cooked our food and left. No onion volcano, no egg toss in the hat, nothing!
Go for the food not the show!

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vipLeanneR
Little Rock
13 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and the employees

FAQs

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (501) 374-8081.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR is rated 4.6 stars by 959 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.benihana.com/gift-cards/.

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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