Benihana - Chandler

4.1
1679 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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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

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Phone number
(480) 812-4701
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
101 Freeway Exit
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Parking details
Free parking.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1679 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.0
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4.1
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3.8
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1.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Unfortunately, it was also Father’s Day. Our reservation was at 8pm, seated very late and we didn’t receive a drink order until after 9pm. They were highly understaffed and the meal took forever to prepare, more than normal. Three hours is too long to wait for total presentation. Also, it felt a little dingy as compared to other Benihana locations and the restroom definitely needed attention. Just not impressed and most likely won’t return to this location.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Fathers day

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Fathers day

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Our chef Keith was amazing. He gave us a great show and the food was the best it’s ever been at Benihana

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

It was our first time there and it was an excellent dining experience.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary here and had a great time. The different entrees allowed us to enjoy the food and not rush through dinner. The folks at our table were nice and involved.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Love the off the grill food. Its always hot and fresh. The cooks are delightful to watch and have a great sense of humor. We were lucky to have a table to ourselves and Rueban was our cook. He was funny and a prepared a delicious meal. It was nice not having a crowd at the table. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

I have been to Benihana's before and the food was much more favor-full. I was very disappointed at the taste of the Chicken Fried Rice, which we had Shrimp and Beef added, as well as the Steak & Lobster we ordered. We had all of these dishes before and we were quite satisfied with them, so we reordered them. But, our last visit made me regret that we chose Benihana for our dinner. It was not worth what we paid for the meal.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Love love love Chandler Benihana. The staff is great and the food is - as always - AWESOME! We go there 3 or 4 times a year, and every time, we say we should go more often!

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

It was a amazing time once the chef and servers finally get around to u. Took about 2 hours after being seated and half of that was waiting for the chef. Servers were alright but not the best. Waited forever on check out and never got to go drinks like I asked. I work as a server and I know it can be hard but it was pretty slow.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

My wife surprised me, with our family, for my birthday dinner. She signed me up for the birthday discount, which was greatly appreciated, since there are seven of us in our family. When we were seated, the hostess asked if it was a special occasion. We told her that it was my birthday, and she asked if we had a coupon. When we presented it to her, she said that it would not be valid for 24 hours. That was VERY disappointing, since that was the only reason that we were there. The food was good, but the overall experience was dampened by the disappointment.

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1.0Dined on June 12, 2018

We’ve always celebrated my daughter’s birthday at Benihana since 1980‼️‼️. This was the WORST celebration from START to FINISH‼️‼️
We waited for 30 minutes at our table before our order was taken. Our CHEF had NO personality ‼️‼️
One of the most important elements of the BENIHANA experience. Food was adequate.
We asked for clean settings which never came. Hot Tea was offered BUT NEVER DELIVERED‼️‼️
WE’ve always been given a BIRTHDAY photo taken by Lead STAFF......... NEVER TAKEN!!
Horrible night.
Wendy Warne

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Hostess was rude. We were early for our reservation and told them we would be at the bar. She then comes over and demands if we were still wanting a Teppan table or were we staying at the bar. She comes back and tells us to settle the bill as our table was ready. Ruined the experience for the night, especially the Teppan Chef was better than average.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Jeffrey was the best chef we have had when dining at Benihana! We will request him the next time.

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The only complaint I have is the chef was 45 minutes late so it took longer than expected.

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3.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Our server was busy but wonderful, best part of the experience. We had a 7:00 reservation, were seated at 7:20, and the soup was served at 7:45. It was after 8 before the cook arrived. I'm diabetic and my blood sugar ran low while we were waiting. I had to go the bar to get assistance. As for the food, my wife's filet was overcooked; she wanted it medium. All of our vegetables were undercooked. Some of the shrimp hadn't been properly deveined. The chef said he'd worked at this location for 3 years; his food should have been much better, I think. We finally finished the meal at 9pm. Honestly, there are too many restaurants in and around Chandler Fashion for the food and service to be so lacking here. I don't think we'll be returning to this location.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Our waitress/server and chef were exceptional. A lot of fun was had by all. We had to wait a little extra time due to the busy atmosphere, and maybe a shortage of chefs on the night we went. We were comp'd some appetizers, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there, and our meals.

Thank you BENIHANA

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Food was good but service was just okay. Chef wasn’t really in to it. He looked like he was just going through the motions.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Chandelier is far superior to Scottsdale for sure. Get a reservation, the time before this visit was a last minute walk in, the line was long so we decided to eat in the bar, this was a mistake.

On this visit we had an outstanding chef and the food and show were both excellent. Our waiter was a little slow refilling our drinks, and for what it cost to dine there, this is an issue.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

I celebrated my birthday at Benihana. The waitress did a terrific job and the chef was great even if his shtick was full of bad puns. Lots of fun watching him prepare our food which was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Prices are a little high - this is probably only a good choice for special occasions.

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3.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Would have given 5 stars for service because our waiter was amazing, but the check in process was long and hostess didn’t communicate what was going on or why we had to wait

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Kyle our chef was awesome !!!

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Always love the show. The food is good and the new sake drinks were delicious.

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Logan was a great chef and as a new one he did a great job!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Birthday celebration

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

great service great food. great cook great waitress

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

This was our first time there and we really had a great time. Our chef Kevin was entertaining and funny. I highly recommend Benihana.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

It was a awesome birthday dinner

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1.0Dined on May 24, 2018

This was the first time that my experience was not good on May 23 2018. The fried rice didn’t taste right, the mushrooms weren’t cooked. We had to go order from sushi bar that was a lot better than our own service.
I come to Benihana’s on a monthly basis pretty much.
My party consisted of 11 people
My photo that was suppose to be a keep sake was blurry.
Could I get compensated in some way, please let me know.

Thanks

Lisa Juilfs

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2.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Reservations were for 11:30am; didn't get seated until 11:55am and entire party was there. No explanation when asked, just they were not ready yet. Very frustrating when reservations were made and we needed to get back to work, thus making us late for 1pm meetings.

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Graduation

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3.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Took too long for cook to start and food was just okay.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The only thing that we were not happy with was the Cook took about 30 min to come to our table, and the waitress just kept saying he's coming one more minute

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Everything was good except the chef overcooked my Tuna .

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

👏🏼 great service

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Awesome cook. Good food, and great service

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Ok, food was good but service was slow, had a reservation still had to wait for a table.

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2.0Dined on May 17, 2018

9 people at a table is too many. Steak was chewy. Sloppy Wet floor in kitchen Slow service. Wiping grill multiple times with a dirty cloth then putting food on the grill. Soup was watery with not many onions. Worst Benihana experience that I have had.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

We always enjoy the experience at Benihana's. Food is great. Best Birthday reward program.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Nick was the best chef we’ve ever had!! Everything was spiced just right!!!

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