Benihana - North Little Rock, AR

4.3
1075 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and entertaining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy my birthday dinner and our waitress kept us laughing and chef did an amazing job on our meals. Everything was wonderful

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Angie
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Love the manager and he always takes care of us

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AudraM
Little Rock
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Benihana in North Little Rock. It’s our first go-to choice of restaurant for celebrations!

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded 15 hours ago

Dear AudraM Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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RichardI
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my mom out to eat for her birthday and had a great time. To say our waitress, Karen, went above and beyond would be an understatement. She was the best waitress we’ve had in a really long time. Excellent service. Food was great!

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded 2 days ago

Dear RichardI Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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Concerned
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

I was not happy with this visit. I made reservations and still had to wait 30 mins past my time. A waitress named Karen came and seated us while the host stood at the desk on her cell phone. There weren’t many people there at 5:30 but by 7 it was close to being full to capacity. The waitress we had took forever to get our drinks and order, never offered us a refill for our drinks. But there was a particular table that came before we left, all Caucasian, as soon as they sat down they were approached for drinks and got refills before we left. Now I’m going to suggest they are regulars rather than say it was because they were Caucasian.

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iamSmiley
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great. The server and management showed just the right amount of attentiveness. I would definitely recommend.

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KellyS
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Our waiter was horrible. Out of 6 people at the table, he didn't ask my husband about soup/salad and then looked puzzled when my husband asked about it after everyone else had theirs. He never refilled our drinks.y husband ordered steamed rice and didn't get it til after the chef was done and we had to ask for it. The waiter blamed the chef. Myself and another woman at the table had a birthday certificate. The waiter didn't take the $30 off of either check. We had to remind him. Then he never returned to our table. He sent another lady to deal with us. We never got our birthday song or ice cream. Apparently the only competent waitress is Karen. She was not there last night unfortunately. From now on we will call ahead and if she is not there, we won't be going!!!

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 1 December 2021

Dear KellyS 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Little Rock
35 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was great. Service not as great as it used to be.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 1 December 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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MaryP
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My entire staff at J Kelly Referrals and Information Services, Inc loves Benihana

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded 2 days ago

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

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AlejandroP
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Viaje con mi hija a un concierto en Little Rock y comimos de maravilla

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 1 December 2021

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

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Danielle
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 10 year old son Loves Hibachi but never been here, so I asked had did it taste compared to others? He stated it was the Best.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 1 December 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

First all it’s a short lady in there who works hard every time we come . But her Demeanor is aggressive she is always Quiting or making a scene. I made reservations for 1:15 and wasn’t seated until 1:30 ordered and didn’t get food until 2:25 was late from lunch break!

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded 17 hours 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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OliviaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really good food, but pretty slow service. Just be prepared to wait a while even with a reservation. But was still nice for a birthday dinner.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 29 November 2021

Dear OliviaG Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my daughter’s birthday and me and wife’s 52nd anniversary.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 18 November 2021

Dear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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carlap
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think it’s ridiculous that rice doesn’t come with your meal, it’s extra!

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DianneE
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only negative was the level of noise in the room from all the patrons.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 18 November 2021

Dear DianneE Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Chef was entertaining and my daughter received special treatment as the birthday girl. Everyone in the restaurant sung happy birthday to her.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 17 November 2021

Dear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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VonteM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

I had a reservation for 7PM, but didn’t get seated until 8PM. Then our server didn’t come for another 30min. We ordered the two he server came back with our checks before we even got our food. I would never go to this restaurant again. Our chef was Solid and the food was decent BUT service was horrible.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 16 November 2021

Dear VonteM 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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sharonG
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress and cook were great!
Service was great!!! Food was delicious...cooked just right!!

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 12 November 2021

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

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KassidyR
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Service was really slow and we didn't get seated till 45 minutes after our reservation. Once seated it took another 20 minutes to be served but after the slow start everything went well and we had a good time. The slow service isn't the end of the world and we would come again

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 10 November 2021

Dear KassidyR 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I where celebrating our 2 month anniversary of marriage with his parents

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 12 November 2021

Dear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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RhondaH
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere at Benihana's is very friendly and the servers are attentive.

Other customers are friendly as well. Will be dining there again.

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CynthiaS
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been years since we’ve been to a Benihana, we really enjoyed it! The service was great! Our chef was terrific.

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Rene
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch! Enjoyed the food and service. Friendly staff.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 2 November 2021

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

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BeckyR
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place to eat. We love the staff and Karen is a koot, we love her the most.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 2 November 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date with husband. We also looooove Hibachi

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waited about 7 minutes for hostess to come and check us in. She had to take multiple phone calls before taking us to our table!

Best part is that we love Neoka

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 27 October 2021

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

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MICKEYC
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Quick and easy lunch reservation. Food was great a little pricey for lunch though. Fast service, from waiter service to food cook and ready time was excellent.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 27 October 2021

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

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Shay
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Not professional bad service poor customer skills

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 22 October 2021

Dear Shay 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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SusE
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana is our favorite place to celebrate birthdays. We all love the fried rice and some prefer sushi. We enjoy watching the cooking and the fun that the server has with the diners. The food is delicious!

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QuentinT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was amazing absolutely amazing but our server could’ve done better. We waited almost 30 minutes before even getting ask what we wanted to drink and it wasn’t a full house the night we went.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 26 October 2021

Dear QuentinT Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! It’s worth every dime every time! ❤️❤️❤️

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 21 October 2021

Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!

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MakaylaS
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Our cook was very dry we didn’t have many options like the other table I really recommend the man called Burger King at this location he was giving the customers everything they wanted and asked questions. The food was good though

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 20 October 2021

Dear MakaylaS 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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MichaelJ
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was great, but in the past, the staff has sang or announced birthdays. This time, they did not.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 20 October 2021

Dear MichaelJ Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints at all. I will be back again & again !!!!

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 20 October 2021

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

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KikiC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy myself here! It was my birthday dinner and it was excellent!

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 19 October 2021

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

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ChiM
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I made reservations for 7 I had to wait an hour to be seated. I had to cancel later plans due to being an hour delayed. Everything else was great the food and the chef were phenomenal but I don't understand if you make reservations it's to by pass the line and I still had to wait.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 15 October 2021

Dear ChiM 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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KhaW
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Everything was good except we reserved a table and still had to wait almost 30 minutes extra.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on 14 October 2021

Dear KhaW On behalf of the Benihana team we look forward to serving you again!

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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 4.3 stars by 1075 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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