Anyone can prepare a meal. We perform it. At Benihana, our chefs have a flair for putting on a show. In the 10,400 square foot restaurant chefs will ... More
Benihana - Minneapolis
Anyone can prepare a meal. We perform it. At Benihana, our chefs have a flair for putting on a show. In the 10,400 square foot restaurant chefs will flip shrimp and slice steak at very high speeds much like that of a Samurai Warrior. Seven minutes from downtown and fifteen minutes from the famous Mall of America, the performance has never tasted better.
Clean and elegant bathrooms.
A very non-traditional showmanship oriented Japanese/Asian restaurant. If you want a little bit of a show while you eat, this is the place to go. A bit pricey, but worth it if you want to impress your date :). Be sure you get either a big group or your whole table to order fried rice. The cooks make more of a show/letters expressing their love for the group. It is interesting, however, that an Asian restaurant has mostly Mexican cooks. A sign of our times I guess.
Overall a decent place to eat and enjoy your meal :).
A great time! Benihana is a delicious alternative to the more traditional Japanese restaurant. The chefs are both friendly and entertaining, and the food is quite good. Try the shrimp sauce! Its to die for!
I'm a fan of sushi and sashimi, as well as tempura stuff, but this was THE worst I've ever had. You can get much better at your local grocery store that's been sitting on the shelves for a week.
AVOID at ALL COSTS.
And come on - a restaurant without windows? What are they hiding? Probably the fact that they offer garbage for food.
Listen, this is a chain restaurant that has been in this location for years. So you got to know going in that they've done at least a good enough job to stick around in the same spot for a few decades demanding the prices that they do. It is pricy... but it's well worth the value (I can't say the same for Beni in Maple Grove).
However, from time to time, the show will vary. Some chefs are into it... others are not. I am of the firm belief that the more excited you are to see the chef do his job, the more excited he is to show off. I've been at tables where everyone sits there and stares at the poor guy like he's got 3 heads.
Also, just because the chef maybe Hispanic, shouldn't detract from the fact that he is preparing your food in Japanese hibachi tradition. I sometimes cook Spanish when I entertain and I'm Irish... does that mean it's any less of a meal? Beni is not gourmet, it's rice, chicken, seafood, and steak. But it is a great meal and a unique experience. I walk out of there uncomfortably full every time. Try getting two shrimp sauces, one for the fried rice and one for the shrimp ;-). For the money... this place far exceeds any other Japanees steak house in the metro
We went with a party of 7, we were immediately seated, and that ended the good part. The chef was of Hispanic descent, which detracted from the Japanese theme. The salad was bland, the show was less than average, the rice was served before the food was even started cooking, so it was cold by the time our meat was served. Individual requests were ignored after they were solicited. The food and show were not worth the price of the meal, and they couldn't wait to clear people out so they could get more in. I lived in Japan for over 4 years, and believe me, this was nothing like it.
Benihana is a very nice restaurant....
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When i was came to eat at Benihana, the show was excellent, the shrimp sauce is so yummy, and also the foods are great...I was also got a chance to take a picture with JOHAN SANTANA, that was a very great day. A lot of NBA, Vikings, and Twins player come there to eat because of the foods are great!!! Trust me you will never get disappointed... .
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