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

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 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 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Buy your Benihana Gift Cards at your favorite Benihana location or online at Benihana.com. Excludes Tax and Tip. Valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017. Promo Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

Benihana - Chandler Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (64)
Special Occasion (60)
Fun (47)
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Good for Groups (46)
Good for a Date (41)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
Casual (28)
Kid-friendly (27)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Romantic (22)
Worth the Drive (20)
Great for Lunch (19)
Authentic (16)
People Watching (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Healthy (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Business Meals (7)
Seasonal (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Spicy (6)
Cozy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had a fantastic time! The service was great and they made me feel welcomed my first time! Definitely will come again! Worth it!

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food has been great, but we would like to make a reservation that includes the chef. We come in frequently and have gotten the chance to have many chefs. Felt like Taylor was by far the best and would like to at least try to include him with our experience as much as possible. Thanks!
Gary

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The cooks are entertaining and it is fun to watch the food cooked right in front of you. You will not leave hungry!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We walked in and didn’t have to wait more than two minutes before we were seated.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Food was excellent- Chef and server were excellent -super fun time

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 11, 2017

So fun to watch your dinner cooked right in front of you! Kids love it!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Good food, fun for group especially with children and for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

First time coming was recommended by a close friend and we loved it definitely coming back.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Disabled Access, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Romantic, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Afternoon Coffee, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Hot Spot, Spicy, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

We enjoyed the table show while our food was cooking. Very entertaining. Great restaurant for any type of celebration.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Had a great time celebrating three birthdays. Food was good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 3, 2017

I have been a customer for nearly 40 years, Chandler, AZ is fa f superior to Scottsdale, AZ. While the chef put on an entertaining presentation his food just did not make the grade. The salad dressing, which is my wife's favorite was horrible. The chicken fried rice was off, it was mushy. the filet was also off. Our waitress was outstanding. Again the performance cooking the tables food was incredible, but the taste of the food was a disappointment.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Casual, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Disabled Access, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had a fantastic time as a party of 8 for my daughter’s 11th birthday. Our waitress and chef were amazing. We had two toddlers with us and everyone went out of their way to not only entertain everyone (little ones included!) but also make my 11 year old birthday girl feel super special. My only complaint is their birthday ‘perks’. I use parenthesis when saying ‘perks’ because in the 10+ years we’ve been going to Benihana we feel their birthday perks have gone from a great value for appreciated customers to inconvenient and unusable (for us anyway). We used to always use our birthday certificates for lunch because that’s the only time my husband and I could make it in, however several years ago they stopped allowing them to be used for lunch. Dinner is much more expensive and not always an option but my husband’s birthday is the same month as My daughter’s and we brought his birthday certificate with us thinking that we could save $30 when buying dinner for 8. Unfortunately we were told they only accept them Monday through Thursday’s. Well, we have 4 kids and activities up the wazoo and getting there on a weeknight is not typically a realistic option for us. The food was amazing, and as I said, the wait staff was also amazing but I feel like they dangle that $30 birthday ‘gift’, which is, admittedly, incredibly generous, but then they make it so difficult to use with the restrictions. I’d honestly rather get only $10 or $15 I could use anytime!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Amazing as always

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Our service was ok. No bad but ok. Our chef was awesome and would love to have him again. Night was still good, thanks to our chef.

Tags: Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was good. Service we really bad. Had a reservation and waited 20 minutes for tabla a we were early for reservation. Waited another 30 minutes for someone to come to our table. Hubby is as almost done with dinner before his white rice appeared. Food was good but the size of portion were small. But price stays the same. Will need to look for a new habachi to go to.

Tags: Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We go often here. This time we had Chef Taylor, he was pretty great. I usually get the Land and Sea, Filet Mingion with Scallops. 1st Chef to cook my scallops to perfection! I would definitely recommend him to be your chef.
One thing I hope to stress is the lady in charge of scheduling puts too much on the servers. Our server, NOT Chef was all over the place. She didn't have a break and had a lot of tables to serve. Not the servers fault more like the Female Manager that wears glasses. Sometimes you reserve a time, show up on time, and don't get sat for almost an hour. Which is ridiculous since you reserve a time.
Great drinks are Toyko Mule, Kappa Collins. Rainbow sushi is delish!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Showed up 15 minutes early for a reservation and wasnt seated until 45 minutes after my reservation. The supervisor at the front of the house apparently never checked me in when i arrived and spoke with her. She was rude to the employees in front of guests. Once i was seated, the experience was what it always is. .excellent! The chefs are always spot on and the food seals the deal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Always a fun experience the chefs that come to the table always put on a great show

Tags: Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Wonderful, 5 stars!

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

We always come here for every special occasion because we always have so much fun! This last visit they were behind in the kitchen so they did everything they could to keep us happy while we waited. That included a free appetizer and the manager coming and talking with us. Our chef was hilarious and had all the adults and children at the table laughing! We will for sure be back in November for my birthday!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 17, 2017

They clearly don't know how to staff appropriately. We arrived on time and didn't get out of the restaurant till after 11 because it took so long to get our food going. They were short Cooks.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great spot to take the family. The food never lets us down. Always great quality.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Just wanted to say I love this place and the crew are the best....

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

The waitress needs to
Be more attentive to the table. Asked for mustard sauce to go with the left overs never made it in the bag. She was barely around for refills on purchased drinks.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Amazing food! Beni Hana is the 2nd best in AZ (after Osaka on Gilbert Rd.) The cook was kind to give us extra garlic butter for our steak! Great dinner!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 12, 2017

I am a frequent visitor here at the chandler location, very few visits at the Scottsdale location. So aside from the fact that I am very knowledgeable on how my visit should follow upon my arrival. With that being said the service was very horrible, the manager which is a female that wears glasses was very rude, interrupted my conversation that I was having with the hostess. the conversation consisted of me requesting one of few chefs that me and my family are familiar with and love their cooking, so she decided it was ok to interrupt me while I expressed my request. Alongside her advising me it was not an accommodation they usually tend to provide she may be able to, (keep in mind this is literally my 20th plus time requesting this same accommodation). The food as well was not fully cooked. Server was not knowledgeable with what I was requesting on the menu. Just over all an unpleasant visit, not asking for special treatment but just to be treated equally and recognized for frequent visitation

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent week of committing to homework by the 7 and 13 year old. We wanted to reward them and this is their favorite special place.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 5, 2017

The person taking our order took about 15-20 minutes before she came to get our drink orders. Then took another 10-50 minutes to bring them. Our chef was ok. But I don't like getting my main course served in courses. First the fried rice which is a 4 dollar up charge. When your meal already cost 38 dollars there should not be a 4 dollar up charge for 1/6 of a chicken breast and a couple veggies. Then the steak which the chop up. Like cheap steak and then finally the lobster. The green tea ice cream was good. Then the bill didn't come. We had to go to the front register to pay. If it wasn't for my girlfriends liking this place I would have went one time and never been back. Even with a birthday voucher this place is over priced

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This was and is always amazing birthday

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our experience was amazing! We had the best theatrical chef, Taylor! The food was cooked to perfection and my children had a blast! We now have a Birthday tradition in our family!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Service was awful. Had reservations for 6:30 didn't finish till after 8:30. Server spilled soup on stove waking everybody up. Just bad from beginning to end. Only bright spot was cook. Never going to that location ever again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

The service was excellent. Benihana never disappoints!

Tags: Disabled Access, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Go all the time great food and service

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Our first experience was a let down. Server was very nice & energetic. Soup was just warm, saw steam coming off other tables soup. Expected more "show". Our chef was likeable and tried hard but think he needed better training to help him be successful. Shrimp app overcooked due to tail removal time. Fried rice came way ahead of protein. Steak/Shrimp entree overcooked. Onions served at end of meal, not with entree. Chef could be great - Training works wonders!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I go there 3x a week and always enjoy it. Had all the main cooks but had a gentlemen by the name of Michael for the first time and his food was amazing. Will definitely request him on my next visit

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Good food & fun. Nice meeting new people. Good times

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

otce Kevin was our chef and we cannot praise enough how great he was. Full of personality and put on quite show. We will be a back and requesting Kevin's table.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Disabled Access, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

We enjoyed the meal and our Chef, though he didn't do a lot of tricks, was fabulous, he was funny and personable and really, that's what it's all about.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Bad experience. Was not greeted at the door by hostess. Waiter would not except my birthday coupon. I had to have manager validate and approve coupon. Then the waiter charge me twice. Once for my bill and another bill for another table. I'm still fighting over a week with the managers to give me my money.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Went for a birthday celebration and after seated we waited for 45 minutes for salad then another 40 minutes for the cook. No one came by said we are running late sorry nothing !

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