Benihana - North Little Rock
We went for my birthday and the only negative thing I have was that we made reservations for 6:30 and still had to wait almost an hour before being sat. I do understand it’s busy but was quite frustrating with kids who needed to get in bed for school the next day. Otherwise our cook and waiter were excellent! Food was outstanding.
Food was fresh and amazing, chef was very entertaining and the family we were sitting with was so nice and sweet. We loved our first experience at Benihana..
We got seated right away because we had reservations. The place got really crowded. We got waited on right away. The food and service was excellent. Sorry about the rest of the people if they had to wait. They should have gotten reservations like us.
Great time was had by all. This chef was much better at presentation than the one in July. Even though my son didn't want it, I love the birthday celebration you do for your guest, His first time there and he wants to come back. We will be back in few weeks.
Took my dad for his 71st birthday!!!
We had a reservation which I recommend. It was a little expensive but the service and food was highest quality and it was mine and my sister birthday. This may become a tradition.
I was grateful to be able to have my reservations met I liked the hospitality when I arrived I had a short wait and I really appreciated that I thought it was very ironic and unusual and downright shocking that at the table that I shared with others consisted of all North Little Rock School District employees such as myself and the spouse of one co-worker who was also celebrating his birthday in the same birthday month ask me although I shared great company and had an awesome time anyway I would have loved to have a private table as requested on my reservation the staff was very nice and accommodating and deserve to be commended for their outstanding performance
It was ok
Food the best part but my shrimp was not cleaned well, still had the vein on several ones.
Front/hostess staff should be more welcoming and inviting.
Waitress kind of rude, it was our first time there had questions and she didn’t really have time to help because she “ had other tables”
Chef was what you would expect
Overall there are other Hibachi places in town and I would go there
David, 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
Family get together for New Year celebration.
Its a noisy place when busy but I dont mind because I expected it. Our server forgot one of our salads and was slow on refills. The cook was nice, though when putting pepper on the rice he put too much and made me and my grandma cough. But other than that it was good. Not the best im my opinion but it was okay.
Pretty loud and overall it was great but we felt like we were rushed out. As soon as he finished cooking the chicken, which was last, the waitress was at our table with to go boxes as I was taking my first bite. Also, the cocktails are very weak. But other than those, a pretty good experience.
I made a reservation online and upon arrival for my reservation I was told I'd have to wait an hour by the host. He told me due to the holiday was the reason I had to wait an hour. It also to about 30 minutes to get my food which I ordered after deciding to sit myself in the bar area. The host needs better training.
Everything was amazing.
We always eat here when we have an event at Simmons Arena. Always have a great experience!
We were one of the last tables to be sat down. That may be why the service wasn’t incredible. The food itself was good, but we had several items that were forgotten throughout our dinner.
Very nice, we enjoyed the meal and entertainment
We took a party of 17 to Benihana to celebrate the holiday season. We had a great time and the restaurant manager went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed. Chefs were great and the service was outstanding. Our server was witty and friendly. Will go back again.
The wait was very long. I didn’t get seated until about 30-45 minutes after my reservation time. Other than that it was great. The food was amazing and the chef was very entertaining. Our waitress was very nice as well. I would definitely go back.
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Amazing, Loved the Staff especially Ms.Edie, and crew I want to thank each of you for making my birthday one I will never forget!
Ladarius, Your feedback is appreciated. We are pleased to hear we were able to create a great memory for you!
This is a great restaurant for special occasion, or just eating out! Our family loves this restaurant .
Frank, On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!
I had reservations for 8:30 didn’t get a table until 10:00 I was not satisfied will not be coming back.
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This was the fifth time that I have eaten at Benihana North Little Rock. The food is always delicious and the chefs always put on a little show while cooking. The wait staff is always polite and friendly.
The only time that I experienced anything that I didn't like at this restaurant was because of another customer who had a bad attitude from the start. They seemed determined not to enjoy anything and kept trying to make it the server's or chef's fault. We made certain to talk to the owner after that customer left and told him that he should ignore anything negative that they had said.
Amanda, thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!
Waited 20 min to be seated with an advance reservation. The sat for one hour at the hibachi table with no chef. No manager. Nothing. Finally got up a left.
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Cam was sweet and amazing!!!
Food and service is amazing. In a great location near downtown
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Great food and service!!! I would recommend this restaurant to family and friend.
Tiffany, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.
Came for son’s Birthday. Noted it on our reservation twice. Once by selecting the Birthday “are you celebrating anything” button and then secondly in the comments section of the reservation I denoted that it was my son’s Birthday. The meal was good but then the waiters came out w desert, candle, and Bday song only for another bday for a different party at our table. A little disappointing for our son. 😩
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.
I did not like the cook we had because she did not entertain or do anything fun while cooking and I honestly go eat at the grill for that main reason to be entertained
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Great food. Looking forward to going back.
Food was great and the service was awesome
The food was good, but I had to keep reminding the chef what we ordered. He kept giving our stuff (6 courses) to others at the table and then would have to get more to cook and give us which delayed our meal greatly. For example, he cooked veggies in-masse and passed all of them out to the 6 others and gave us none. He gave away our scallops, etc. Our waitress was AWOL and disappeared for long periods. Took 10 minutes to get one marble sized soup of ice cream. The other tables in the room finished way before us an we were the first ones in the restaurant at 5pm. Good food but a very sad experience.
Great as always, I have been going here for years,
Shapoor makes everyone feel important.
I’m always shown a great time in Benihana-NLR. Although, they may not know me by name, the servers & hosts definitely know my face. My food is always great & I always enjoy myself.
Super night at Benihana, chef was the best. Great food, service, and atmosphere.
Need to go check it out, you'll go back.
Always enjoy my experience. Andrew is always a blessing to have as a cook. Kaylynn was our server and she’s definitely a favorite!!
It was wonderful! Food was great and service was fantastic. Would definitely recommend this place.
Benihana was excellent as always, they got us in and out. Our party increased from 10 to 18 and we were still able to return to work on time.
EDDIE WAS GREAT, David was wonderful. Best experience ever. We will be back!
Great as always....longtime repeat customer!! Our favorite place to eat! People are outstanding!!!