About Benihana - Chandler
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! If you’ve never been to Benihana before, let us tell you what you can expect: Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups of eight to ten, 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.
Or you can visit our sushi lounge where a talented sushi chef will prepare the freshest sashimi, maki and signature sushi rolls with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine. Smaller tables and more intimate seating is available in the lounge or bar on a first-come, first-served basis, whether you’re looking to enjoy one of our delicious Benihana Teppanyaki entrées or our amazing selection of sushi!
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:00 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
101 Freeway Exit
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Benihana - Chandler Ratings and Reviews
Never made it there for our reservation ...
Never made it there for our reservation due to the restaurant's air conditioner going out so they closed the restaurant for the rest of the day. No discount offers were made since it was to be for Father's day.
I had made a reservation for father's da ...
I had made a reservation for father's day at 7:15 PM on father's day. We showed up at 7pm and we're told that the air conditioning was out and we would have to find another place to eat. They said they called everyone with a reservation at 6pm but we had not received a call. They did not offer any assistance to find another place to eat on father's day nor offer any type of gift card or anything for a future visit. We had to call around to find another restraunts that could accommodate 6 people
We had reservations for Father's Day and ...
We had reservations for Father's Day and showed up to a closed restaurant which is ridiculous considering we had reservations we should have been contacted so that we could make other arrangements.
Never called us to tell that their ac wa ...
Never called us to tell that their ac was working. Came all the way from Phoenix to find out that we couldn't dine.
We went here this time for my birthday a ...
We went here this time for my birthday and had a great time. The chef was awesome. I forget what his name was. This location has its ups and downs. It seems like almost every time we go it has a new manager. They do seem to be getting better though. I think they must be short on chefs or just don't have enough scheduled at the same time because it does take longer for us to get through a meal than what it used to. We used to be eating our salads and soup and the chef would be right out starting the show. Now we are finished with both our soup and salad and still have to wait another 20 minutes or so for our chef to come. The food was cooked just perfect. I ordered the filet and shrimp which I pretty much get every time. if I could tell the manager to do one thing that would be to have more chefs on hand so there would not be such a long wait between courses. Its extremely difficult when you bring small children with you and they have to wait with nothing to do.
Walked in with reservations for 4:30pm. ...
Walked in with reservations for 4:30pm. We're told they would get us seated as soon as they could. Waited around for 10 minutes and it was very hot inside. Asked if it was that hot in the back by the tables and were then informed the AC was broken. It was 113 degrees outside and almost as hot in there. They could have told us when we walked in AND if we have a reservation we should be seated anyways and not wait around. Father's Day every other place had two hour wait. Thanks for the memorable Father's Day Benihana.
A/c were out and waited a longtime even ...
A/c were out and waited a longtime even with a reservation
The wait was 45 minutes to be seated WIT ...
The wait was 45 minutes to be seated WITH a reservation. It took 30 minutes to get served. THe place was like an oven!!!
The Chef at your table is always a great ...
The Chef at your table is always a great experience at Benihana. The food is a bit pricey, but you won't go away hungry. The table was very crowded and the adjoining table was very close and crowded. For $50 per plate without alcohol, that is pricey for a lack of ambiance. The waitress was slow on refills and attention to detail. It won't stop me from coming back, but it won't be my first choice.
We celebrated Father's Day with my husba ...
We celebrated Father's Day with my husband and my parents and our two kids. Our server was very attentive and the service was fast! We always love the hibachi grill there, our kids find it very entertaining. It was my parents' first time and they had a pleasant experience! Our chef was okay, but overall, it was a great time there!
The waitress spilled our drinks on us by ...
The waitress spilled our drinks on us by accident and I was the one hit with the most damage. We had to move tables. When the manager came out he went to apologize to the wrong table not ours and my phone had water damage and the manager and he said he would come back later to check to see if it was working. The food took too long between sides, veggies and meats. By the time it was all out my other food was cold. When we were getting ready to leave the manager came back to ask the table as a whole how was it and I addressed him directly and told him my phone was back to working. He said good. Never was any compensation offered for a bad experience. No free dessert. No free meal. Nothing.
Our family has celebrated my birthday at ...
Our family has celebrated my birthday at Benihana's the past 5 years. This year the food was not very good. My son got up from the table because he started to not feel well. My husband had a sore stomach that night. We thru out the left overs. Not so good! Won't be back next year.
The service was amazing from chef and wa ...
The service was amazing from chef and waitress BUT the front Hostesses and mgt was less than to be desired. We arrived for a reservation we made at 6:45 and wasnt seated until 7:30! Whats the use of having a reservation then? The hostesses and mgt was like "yeah it happens. What can ya do?" Well, heres a suggestion. How about reserve some of the back tables for the specific reservation times? Disappointed.
Good is good , but the wait was very lon ...
Good is good , but the wait was very long for having reservation
LOVE Benihana. It's a taste you just can ...
LOVE Benihana. It's a taste you just can't get anywhere else. Yum!
We went to Benihana in Chandler. Arizona ...
We went to Benihana in Chandler. Arizona for my daughter's 16th birthday and we had a great meal and a wonderful time. We will definitely be back in the future.
First time to Benihana for 3 out of 4 people. Following the meal 2 out of 4 people came down with food poisoning. I cannot recommend!
The whole experience was amazing and Kyl ...
The whole experience was amazing and Kyle our chef was awesome he did things that made me say wow!!!!! The whole experience was truly exceptional with it being me and my family first tins there!!! Way to go Kyle... You did great sir!!!
We always have a great time at Benihana! ...
We always have a great time at Benihana! They are very attentive and very entertaining. Unfortunately, the hostess that greeted us during our 1 PM lunch was not very nice. In fact, she was quite rude and didn't attempt to accommodate our party. Our chef Saul was awesome! however, our server had a huge language barrier and made a lot of mistakes during our meal. It held our party up by at least 30 minutes. We love Benihana so we will definitely come back.
Old decor, could use sprucing up & others....
I have been going here for over 10 years and I don't think anyone has ever dusted the light fixtures or sugar cane display near the hostess podium. There is so much dust and grime collected there. Rather disgusting way to start out your dinner experience. Also, there is not enough seating area when you have to wait such a long time. Very frustrating! Also, why are we never given a spoon with our fork & chopsticks? We need those for all the dipping sauces and yet, we have to ask each and every time for someone to bring us them. Save alot of time if it was available right away. Also, there needs to be consistency with the cooks EACH AND EVERY TIME!!!! They should all be well trained and not just amateur night on a weekend night!
Outstanding food and experience
Our group of eight people celebrated a special birthday with a visit to Benihana. We truly enjoyed our dinner, and the chef, Andres, was very entertaining and skilled at his craft. This is not just a meal, it’s an experience. The manager and the hostess both checked on us during the course of our meal. We were very impressed with the food, and the level of service during this visit.
We had a nice time at Benihanna this time. We did ask for a certain chef, that way I know we would have a good show. Only one thing concerns me about going there now is that for some reason it seems to take about 2 hours to get through a meal as compared to the one hour it used to take. We have been coming here ever since moving to Arizona 10 years ago and it just seems to take longer and longer every time we come.
A friend has never been to Benihana and ...
A friend has never been to Benihana and we had her sign up for Chefs Table. She had a wonderful time and we had a great chief who kept things going and was funy.
There was not enough leg room
Once you sit several adults together there is not enough leg room and its pretty uncomfortable to be sitting for en extended period of time in that position.
Service here is just bad, bad
even with a reservation we had to wait more than 1 hour to get our table, service was slow and problematic. The guy cooking in front of us was great, he was nice and prepared everything excellent.
Went here to celebrate my birthday and I ...
Went here to celebrate my birthday and I was not disappointed!
Typical Benihana no matter what city you ...
Typical Benihana no matter what city you eat in. When we asked for a particular table hostess said they weren't using. But during our dinner we noticed they were seating people there. Our dinner was good but food prep was too slow. Had the lobster and steak. Nothing was served with the steak. Waited for the mushrooms. Served them last but by then steak was cool. Was obvious the cook was new. He kept repeating things to himself. Was nervous for sure. Will go back because the food is always good.
If you have never been here I highly rec ...
If you have never been here I highly recommend you try it out its one of the best places to eat!
I had a reservation and the three girls ...
I had a reservation and the three girls at the front desk were seating other parties telling me that our table was not yet ready. Nothing more. After several minutes we asked again and got the same answer. That we would be seated. I asked a third time. The girls were extremely rude. I had family visiting from Germany who had never experienced Benihana. We went to a manager to ask when we might be seated. He spoke to the rude three at the front desk and proceeded to tell us out table was almost ready. We waited more. More people were seated and we were not. Finally were seated and then our cook was no where to be found. Sat and waited. Worst experience ever and I will never go back. .
We like to take people here who have nev ...
We like to take people here who have never been to Benihana. This time was a snowbird neighbor, and it was very fun. She was a bit nervous at first, sitting at a hot table with strangers, but in no time we were all talking and having a good time. Our chef was great!!
Had a reservation,yet still waited 30 mi ...
Had a reservation,yet still waited 30 mins to be seated. The girls at the front didn't seem to be interested in the customers disapproval of having to wait outside. Although the waitress was super nice and so was the chef cooking for us, the food was blah. Tipical corny show that they set up for you minus the good flavor like they have a sapporo. i had a better experience at sapporo. I did love the souvenir pic that they take snd give to you for free!
Paying for the name
While the food and service were very good indeed, I feel the experience was simply not worth the very expensive final tally. I cannot be more adamant that the food was quite good but it was not something that wowed us. You didn't leave feeling that you had the absolutely best.
The price of the food is high for the po ...
The price of the food is high for the portions you get. The service is great and the chef was entraining. Our table had someone that had food allergies to just about everything, so it was hard to enjoy dinner since everything was a danger to this person not in our group.
Michael was our chef and he was great an ...
Michael was our chef and he was great and made our experience wonderful
The food was great as always and it's fu ...
The food was great as always and it's fun getting to interact with people who come from all over. The chefs don't seem to be as fun and engaging these days. Less tricks too which is unfortunate since most of us come for the show aspect. But overall it's still a great place to eat and spending a couple of hours.
wow, wow, oh wow
we waited 35 minutes to get seated (tabled?) with a reservation. I believe it was a staff shortage, mainly they needed more table chefs. excellent, excellent service; our waitress was the best server ever !! this was Saturdae afternoon, 07 May Chandler, the Eve of Mothers Day.
We went to Benihana after not being able to get a reservation a few weeks back. The food was good and our chef was good at keeping the table entertained. Our waitress, although she tried her best, was adequate....and very hard to understand. My party asked several times to repeat herself, but still we still didn't understand what in the world she was saying. That along with the noisy atmosphere created a laughable moment. Other than that, we had a great time and the food was good.
Nice place to celebrate birthdays.
We actually had three birthdays in our party of five. Last year we did the same thing. The kids look forward to do this every year.
Night of Laughter
Friendly Undeniable fun, good food and service Nice, clean, Great Experience! Carlos and Mime we love you! Thank you, Wewillbeback....
Looked to be a scheduling problem becaus ...
Looked to be a scheduling problem because they crammed 9 people into one table. It was very tight with no extra room.
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