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

Benihana - Chandler Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (66)
Special Occasion (61)
Good for a Date (47)
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Fun (46)
Good for Groups (45)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Casual (21)
Romantic (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Great for Lunch (15)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Hot Spot (9)
People Watching (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Authentic (8)
Business Meals (8)
Seasonal (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Spicy (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Family Style (3)
Cozy (3)
Open Kitchen (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Vegan (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (El Paso)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The food was great, but sat too long in uncomfortable chairs. Had a reservation for 4 people at 7:45 and was seated by 8:20 - waiting in lobby was painful and appeared disorganized. Took way too long for the entire dining experience. Seemed like they were short of staff. We got out around 10pm.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

We were warmly greeted and taken to our table immediately . We were aided in making our selections as it was our first visit. Our chef my only was entertaining but very knowledgable about the food he was preparing. Everything was cooked to as we requested. We could have asked for nothing more. Thanks to all for making our twenty-fifth anniversary a memorable occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Truly a lovely experience. We went for my birthday. Enjoyed Happy Birthday in both English and Japanese. Food was wonderful and well prepared.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Was excellent. We celebrate my son birthday.

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Got there early and had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. The close mechanism on the front door has been broken for over a year. Every time someone came in or out we had do endure that door slamming. It was unbearable. Unfortunately there was no where else to sit. Told two different managers about it and both acted like they didn't know about it and didn't care. Am a Chef's Table member and didn't receive Birthday Coupon in email. Sent two separate requests and didn't receive. Have been going for wife's birthday every year for several years. Will probably re-think going next year.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 4, 2017

One of my best places to done. It was my birthday and it was a blast. The chef was great and they always have something new to show. Great place.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Quick Bite, People Watching, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Seasonal
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

I've been to many beneihana,s, over the years, this was the worse one.

Service was slow floor and grill were dirty, the food was good but chef didn't cook the veggies
Until the very end

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

We had a reservation at 6:00, and we were kept waiting until 6:30 before we were seated. We were a party of six including two elderly grandparents, which was why we made the reservation rather than just showing up. This was unacceptable.
We also had a birthday coupon, which we have used many times before. The manager refused to accept it on a cell phone and said the only way she would accept it was if it was in the form of a printed copy, so my daughter drove to the Kinko's down the street to print a copy. The Kinko's didn't even charge for the copy when they heard why she needed it. The Kinko's manager said he also had gone there recently and they took the cell phone coupon without questioning him.
We normally go to the Scottsdale location, but decided to try the Chandler location. Big difference!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Slow. Reservation was useless.

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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Rather have meat cook first than the rice. Being seated sooner would be aplus

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 1, 2017

As usual, Benihana delivered again. This is our "go to" for a great meal. Live the ginger salad dressing!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Chef was very entertaining and the Waitress servicing our table was very efficient. Food and show was excellent. These guys do it right!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Went for my birthday and took my 9 year old son he absolutely loved it!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Excellent food and service. Will definitely come back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Was amazing as always

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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Food was great! Chicken Fried Rice is my favorite!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

This was a very odd Benihana experience for two reasons. One of the people across the teppanaki table never quit talking. He wasn't just talking, he was monologuing to his dining party, and to us. I was hoping he would be quiet for the chef but he just kept going. Things like, Charleze Theron look old, so did Nicole Kidman. I am older than them both and so was his rather tired looking mother. It was embarrassing. I don't think his mother ever said more than 3 words. He was also cheap and picky. His meal was full of substitutions and he split it with his mom. Then he bragged about them eating there for $18.00 total. His sister ordered the boat and he told her it was a rip off. He also complained about the way HER food was prepared.

Our chef was terrific, he didn't mess up the order for Mr. Opinionated and was charming. It was really difficult to here anything he said over the loud non-stop voice of the talking man.
I actually wanted to ask him to please be quiet as it was my son's birthday but decided against it. The food was excellent just a little expensive for the volume but the quality was good. Our waitress was missing for quite some time and we thought she may have quit mid mid-service. She finally came back. It was a first for poor service at a Benihana.

I think we are going to try to find a new teppanaki experience in the future. I realize they have no control over the guest but the waitress was just not good.

I will say if you have a party that requires an entire table go. We are a family of 3 and at those prices it's not worth the risk.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Everyone very friendly, Table was ready on time. Hostess and chef asked each individual about alergies and took complicated orders quickly. Table side cooking was excellent not as much flair as there used to be but a good show none the less. Overall it was an outstanding dinner for 3.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Sam is an awesome cook! Great drinks and food

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Another fun evening with friends celebrating a birth
day. Our chef was entertaining, the food was delicious and we all had a great time!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 19, 2017

Dirty, noisy, sticky. Tables and floors were unclean. Dirty bathrooms, no paper towels. Facility has seen better days. Not worth the cost.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 18, 2017

A mis hijos les encanta, cada ves que vamos a una de sus sucursales, salen fascinados, se divierten mucho en las planchas

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Great place for food and entertainment

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·Dined on July 16, 2017

Really dirty. Needs a lot of cleaning. Food pretty bland. Overpriced.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on July 15, 2017

Excellent entertainment and great food. Took my grandson, who is still talking about the experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Food was wonderful and wait staff very attentive. Used a Groupon and wasn't aware there was a special menu for that but still good choices.

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 11, 2017

We made a reservation for 7:15 and did not get seated until 8 so not sure what the use of a reservation was because they sat three tables before us. Food was ok not amazing. Our waitress and chef were the only high lights of the night.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Usually a great lain for prompt service, but arriving for 545p reservations and the chef not starting until 7 is not my idea of prompt. We didn't leave until 8 pm! Moreover, we didn't get the customary picture offer to commemorate the occasion either

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Server was friendly but needed a lot of work on his cooking skills and timing. The quality of the food was low grade?? Just overall have had much better experience. There was no one there and you could of just walked in without a reservation. That usually speaks for itself.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Chef was awesome only thing I would change is having 9 people at the table 8 would be ideal

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 2, 2017

This was our first time going to Benihana in chandler. We weren't very sure how it worked but figured it out soon after sitting down. Our chef was Michael, he was AWSOME!

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 1, 2017

It was our 8yr olds bday and this is his fav restaurant, he was super happy with his food so all is well. However we come here a lot and this was one of the worst meals we've had. Our server and chef were both very pleasant but both seemed very new and inexperienced. Our chef messed up several things on people's orders and seemed like he just wasn't trained very well. Our server made the comment after she dropped plates that they had given her 2 tables at the same time for the first time and she apologized for all the mistakes. As I stated, food was just ok, not up to usual Benihana standard, and both chef and server were very nice, lack of training seemed to be the issue. We will be giving this location some time to get themselves back up to their usual high standards before returning.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The waiter and cook were very friendly and accommodating. I have been here twice for my birthday and enjoyed it both times.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 29, 2017

It's really OK restaurant. Nothing great. I would rather do BBQ at home. Seats are really narrow. Eventually, you don't have your own time with your family. Have to share the time and dinner with people on the same table so if you want to have a date, definitely not recommend.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 29, 2017

My friend's 40th birthday celebration was not as great as I hoped. This teppanyaki restaurant doesn't squirt the saki in your mouth for as long as you can handle and they don't flip shrimp or veggies into the diner's mouth. Every other type of restaurant like this has in the past. The worst was when we went to use $30 off with our phone and they refused to allow a mobile device. It is our fault for not reading the email closely, but no restaurant enforces this archaic policy. For the prices, I would not recommend Benihana at all. Have no intention of going back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Great all around

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 28, 2017

We went here for my birthday and had two young children with us. They were accommodated for and the place setting was already set for us when we showed up.

The food was delicious and the show was entertaining. The chef spoke to us and interacted the whole time. It was a great dining experience for us!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 28, 2017

This evening seemed a little rushed for it being a Wednesday, but the food & entertainment were excellent as usual.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Thank you Benihana for another great birthday dinner for my wife and I. We had great table mates and had enjoyed good conversation. The $30 Birthday Gift Certificate made it even better!!!!! Our chef was the best we have had.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Benihana never honors reservations on Opentable. The wait is always at least 15-20 minutes or more and they often seat parties coming in without a reservation before parties with a reservation. The chef was amazing but the service the last two times was horrible, slow, and rarely came back to check on the table. This is the 7th time Benihana has not honored our Opentable reservation, which I have reported repeatedly to OT.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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