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850 N Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1802
+1 414-270-0890
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Medellin, Colombia
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The food quality is very good, specially seafood. The show in the teppanyaki is entertaining and the cook is very skilled. Soups, salads, dressings and sauces... I liked it all. The decoration of the site is cool and the paintings and art is all related to old japan, you can see the demons paintings in the entrance, or the samurai... More 

Thank apx2013
Level Contributor
101 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I would consider this restaurant a regular chain restaurant. For the price, I would dine somewhere else. It is a hibachi Japanese restaurant . Not very friendly staff when we went here from dinner. A little out of the way and hard to find.

Thank cyburg
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I've been patronizing this restaurant for years and it used to be one of my all time favs but it's since went down quite a bit. My kids used to love viewing the chefs cook on the flattop before their eyes! I guess now there has to be so many guests for lunch for them to cook there now. And... More 

Thank fairlady75
Lake Villa, Illinois
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136 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I was with friends for dinner and we decided to go to Benihana. We were kind of surprised that we had to wait when there was nobody in the dining room. We realized the hibachi grills were on the top floor. We were shown to our table and sat with 2 other people who really did not seem to be... More 

Thank firebird350
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I honestly didn't eat here. I opened the door ad was greeted by a garbage can and construction cone. The building looks dingy and -unappetizing.

Thank Tiffrock12
Sturgeon Bay, Wi
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I went to this Benihana for a business dinner with a group on Monday, 08-22. Although service was prompt and courteous, the chef was not good.at all. Very lackluster for a hibachi chef, and he was clumsy, dropping his utensils several times and he did not engage the group much at all. The food itself was also disappointing. I had... More 

1 Thank retzman
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We go to Benihana a few times a year for our birthday. Lately it has been completely lackluster! Two visits in a row we had the same chef Alberto. He has a thick Spanish accent, jokes about his career at McDonalds and behind bars. The food was under cooked and very bland. We had to add salt to everything. Their... More 

2 Thank Mariannee333
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Our food was just ok and our service really wasn't great. It was very pricey, too. I love sushi, and this place was a little disappointing. Our hibachi cook was entertaining but the waitress could have used some customer service skills.

1 Thank Morgan M
Huntersville, United States
Level Contributor
501 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

The food was good, but not great. I had the seafood special with shrimp, scallops, and calamari. The scallops and calamari were both cooked without any soy sauce at all and as a result both were very dry. No real show at all other than the little onion volcano....and the pace really seemed a little dirty.

1 Thank Kevin S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This was my first time going here and i must admit it was so much fun. And the food was delicious i enjoyed it very much. You must go with more than 2 or you will have yo share a table with other customers

Thank Violetjvm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 850 N Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1802
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-270-0890

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?