Benihana - North Little Rock

4.6
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$30 and under
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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.
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

K
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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..

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

N
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

LB
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my dad for his 71st birthday!!!

G
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

SA
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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

DJ
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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

Benihana - North Little Rock
Responded on 15 January 2020

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Family get together for New Year celebration.

OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

T
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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.

KT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

JA
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

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.

OT
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing.

DW
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always eat here when we have an event at Simmons Arena. Always have a great experience!

OT
Fayetteville
5 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, we enjoyed the meal and entertainment

JW
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

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.

Benihana - North Little Rock
Responded on 19 December 2019

Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Benihana - North Little Rock
Responded on 19 December 2019

Ladarius, Your feedback is appreciated. We are pleased to hear we were able to create a great memory for you!

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F
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant for special occasion, or just eating out! Our family loves this restaurant .

Benihana - North Little Rock
Responded on 19 December 2019

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

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S
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

I had reservations for 8:30 didn’t get a table until 10:00 I was not satisfied will not be coming back.

Benihana - North Little Rock
Responded on 17 December 2019

Step, 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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AP
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Benihana - North Little Rock
Responded on 19 December 2019

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

Benihana - North Little Rock
Responded on 17 December 2019

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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OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cam was sweet and amazing!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is amazing. In a great location near downtown

Benihana - North Little Rock
Responded on 19 December 2019

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

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TP
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!! I would recommend this restaurant to family and friend.

Benihana - North Little Rock
Responded on 13 December 2019

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

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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. 😩

Benihana - North Little Rock
Responded on 13 December 2019

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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W
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

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

Benihana - North Little Rock
Responded on 27 November 2019

Whit, 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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D
Memphis
10 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Looking forward to going back.

OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service was awesome

MS
Oklahoma City
12 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always, I have been going here for years,
Shapoor makes everyone feel important.

OT
Little Rock
14 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

JJ
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super night at Benihana, chef was the best. Great food, service, and atmosphere.
Need to go check it out, you'll go back.

KS
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy my experience. Andrew is always a blessing to have as a cook. Kaylynn was our server and she’s definitely a favorite!!

OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! Food was great and service was fantastic. Would definitely recommend this place.

RM
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

AD
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EDDIE WAS GREAT, David was wonderful. Best experience ever. We will be back!

LR
Little Rock
13 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always....longtime repeat customer!! Our favorite place to eat! People are outstanding!!!

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