About Benihana - Chandler

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 Chandler is situated in the perimeter shops at Chandler Fashion Center, the area’s finest shopping mecca just off the 101 Price Freeway at Chandler Blvd. It is near the Chandler Center for the Performing Arts as well as the Arizona Railway Museum. Enjoy Happy Hour each Monday through Thursday from 5-7 p.m., and on Friday between 4-7 p.m.

3025 W Chandler Blvd
Chandler, AZ 85226-5220
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
101 Freeway Exit

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 812-4701

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/chandler-az-cd

Parking Details:
Free parking.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

This Father's Day give an experience.

onal Cards valid 6/19/17 – 7/24/17. Special valid May 16, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Specials

This Father's Day give an experience.

onal Cards valid 6/19/17 – 7/24/17. Special valid May 16, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Details

For a limited time, when you purchase $50 in Benihana Gift Cards, you’ll receive a $10 Promotional Card. Promotional Cards valid 6/19/17 – 7/24/17.Buy your Benihana Gift Cards at your favorite Benihana location or online at Benihana.com. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid 5/16/17 – 6/18/17. Promotional Cards valid 6/19/17 – 7/24/17. Special valid May 16, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

Benihana - Chandler Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (55)
Good for Birthdays (55)
Good for a Date (50)
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Good for Groups (42)
Fun (42)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Kid-friendly (33)
Family Style (22)
Casual (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Great for Lunch (15)
Business Meals (14)
Healthy (12)
Open Kitchen (12)
Authentic (11)
People Watching (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Romantic (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Cozy (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Scenic View (4)
Spicy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Historic (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Modern Decor (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Private Room (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Live Sports (1)
Molecular Gastronomy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Demetri, our cook, was spectacular--fantastic personality and superb cook!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 16, 2017

The food was good but service was all kinds of wrong. We were seated at a table a few minutes before one right next to us. The other table got served first. At 53 minutes after our reservation time finally we got soup. It should NEVER take as long as it did for us to get our food. We also waited for quite a while for drink refills. We were served our chicken fried rice, then protein and then vegetables. The zucchini was way over cooked at that point and I was disappointed. This was probably our 10th visit and maybe our last.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Went in with my house my birthday dinner. I've been coming here for about 7-8 years now for my birthday but this year it just seem like the waitress was not tentative. We pretty much had to ask her for the tea and for the birthday ice cream for our table and had the family next to us not asked about the picture, we would not have had our yearly picture taken either. :( Could of been better.

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Great service with great food! I would go back again! Recommend all to try!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Mother's Day

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Taylor, these chef was terrific. He made the experience truly wonderful. He was funny, quick, and the food was cooked to perfection. The waitress however. was forgetful, took a long time to fill orders and seemed a bit distracted.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Mothers Day

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Waitress was amazing and my cook Nic who cooked for us a 1pm was amazing. Good had a lot of flavor.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

It was kool and the gang

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Excellent Mother's Day dinner experience!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 12, 2017

We had a very good time and the food was great. It was very busy the night we went so service was a bit slow. They did forget our rice with our food and the drink refills took a pretty long time. Other than that the chef was great and the food tasted amazing.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Wait time was ridiculous! I even had reservations...this is always the case at this location.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 12, 2017

The RICE was not cooked all the way, and I'm not talking it was "al dente," it was undercooked. You don't expect this at a Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant. Now maybe it would have been different had we been seated at a Teppan table, but we were in the bar/lounge area so we didn't have to wait 1 1/2 hours for a teppan table. Used my $30 birthday certificate which is why we went there in the first place. I think it's over-rated and we won't be going back there, unfortunately.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Our waiter Randy and Cook Juan were absolutely amazing. We go to Bennihanas all the time and this time was by far the best time we had.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Everything was great food service and love the food prep entertainment. Great way to celebrate my husband's birthday we will be returning next week for mine

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 10, 2017

We waited an hour for our drinks and someone to come to the table. It was a Tuesday evening. I made reservations and when I checked in at the hostess station 7 minutes early I was promptly told my reservation was at 645 and that is when we would be seated. Took the mediocre food forever to get on the plate. Our cook was Ok, but less than energetic (of course he already knew we had waited a ridiculous amount of time for him to get to us) We did ask to speak to the manager after an hour and a half of still no food and no refills on the drinks that took an hour for the first ones. She brought some free plates of fried food that no one wanted and a couple coupons for a free appetizer with the purchase of a meal for the next time we come. We gave them to the couple at our table (it was the ladies birthday) We will not be back. I feel sorry for the people that work there as no one is trained properly nor cares about the experience of their customers. Btw, not that it matters. But we had a few family members in from out of town due to a death in oir family and we wanted to go out for a nice meal before everyone took off back home. Thank you for ruining that for us...or maybe making it more memorable, something we can laugh at I guess ;)

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 9, 2017

The speed of service was horrible. My wife and I had a reservation at 7. We waited till 7:15 to be seated and we're placed at a table by ourselves. At 7:35 five other people were sat at our table. At 7:45 pm the waitress came and took our drink order- the drinks came out at 7:58.

The chef came out to start at 8:20 after two tables which had been seated after my wife and I were already well into their meal.

Benehana isn't ever speedy but it's never been this bad on our past visits.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Not fully staffed. Very slow service. Food is always good.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Amazing food and chefs definitely going back. Even thought you sit next to other people it's not that bad I met some cool people

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Birthday, we usually enjoy the food but it seemed like the soup and sauces recipe were changed, almost tasteless. The salad dressing was also tasteless.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 3, 2017

great food, great service and attentive wait staff. would definitely return for special occasions, visitors in town, etc.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Loads of family fun. Ideal for birthdays. I thought it a bit pricey and better for special occasions. We went for the dinner not the lunch.

Tags: Family Style, Healthy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 30, 2017

The Habachi Chef looked tired. Did only two "tricks" and the experience just seemed dated

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We had an amazing time. Food was spectacular, Taylor did an amazing job.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Family Style, Healthy, Open Kitchen, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Aweful service .

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Had a great birthday dinner! Thank you

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Fun time celebrating a birthday. The food preparation is very entertaining and the quality and amounts were very good!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 20, 2017

The service was horrible

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 19, 2017

When we got there they could not see our reservation. We had to wait 10 minutes and then we waited for the cook for 45 minutes. Very long wait with 2 kids. The food was good and the cook was nice. Overall the wait was too long.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 19, 2017

The food was very good, the chef was excellent. very entertaining. There was a wait for boxes and the check, but otherwise all was fine.

Tags: Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Their chefs can't cook anymore....it used to be you got someone who had done it for 10 years minimum and now you get less than 6 months , a year or less. It's a joke of its former self. Will not be back to benihana which is sad for me because I used to truly enjoy this restaurant.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 17, 2017

I made a reservation and was not seated for another 20 minutes

Tags: Open Kitchen
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Wonderful experienced chef. Loved his job!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The service was fantastic! Food was delicious! Great place to bring family, enjoy great food and have fun! This is my favorite place to eatand I will be back! I suggest you give it a try. The chef puts on a great show for you to enjoy!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 14, 2017

As usual we made a reservation for 645p. We get there 635 and told there will be a wait as people are still eating. We finally get seated at 720. Nobody asked if we wanted drinks or even water or appetizers while we waited. Once seated the service was great as was the food. The price as expected was high but that is a known. They did take 20% off for the wait but by the time dinner was over out kidd were so crabby

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Our Chef Taylor was excellent !!! He was fun, friendly & engaging. We had a special needs adult and a 1 yr old in our group and they we mesmerized by him & his 'tricks'. We all enjoyed him and our dinner very much.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Benihanas was absolutely delicious! The food was excellent! The experience was outstanding! Our Chef Sam was the best! He was so fun and entertaing! He made the night relaxing and enjoyable! The food was so good! Benihanas has the best fried rice I have ever eaten! The steak falls apart in your mouth. The shrimp was delicious too! We all loved the sushi!! We went on a family date to eat dinner. Our boys all loved it! They range from the ages of 16 to 6. It is great for all ages. We had the best time at Benihanas! We will definitely go back!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Family Style, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 10, 2017

I enjoyed a Birthday dinner with family. The Chef expertly wielded his "weapons" (cooking utensils) and cooked us a delicious dinner, while entertaining us. It was great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 9, 2017

This time, we got an inexperienced chef. He took forever and spilled a beverage on a young couple on their prom date. He forgot several ingredients and had to re-cook several lobsters at our table due to them being under-cooked. Our food was salty too. I usually order the grilled ahi; it wasn't so good this time. I'll have to be more careful in the future with my order. We come down from Kingman, when we are in the area to dine. I will go someplace else next time. I do love Chandler though. Note: even our complimentary photo was blurry. :-(

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 9, 2017

The cook was AMAZING, and the servers were very friendly and constantly smiling.
Great fun!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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