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Benihana

#100 of 1,811 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Waikiki
As featured in Oahu on a medium budget
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2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1917
+1 808-955-5955
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Today
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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North Richland Hills, Texas
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745 reviews
471 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 384 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My experience here was just not up to par with past dining experiences at this Benihana. Service was terrible. I was finished with my meal before the cook even prepared my garlic rice. Drink refill never happened. Food was OK.Just not what I remembered from past visit to this restaurant. Hopefully it was just an off night for them. Oh,... More 

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Thank stevewilhite
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for fried rice and white sauce then you'll leave disappointed. They want you to pay extra for the fried rice(they'll just give you white rice) and they don't even have white sauce...they'll say they have a sauce similar, but it's just some sort of nasty pink mayo. Overall, the food was OK, but no white sauce ruined... More 

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Thank Jon G
Orillia, Canada
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really liked this place. Food was super, staff was friendl. I would definitely recommend this place for a great dining experience.

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Thank Frank G
Aliso Viejo, California
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94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying near the Hilton Waikiki and didn't want to walk downtown so we decided to give Benihana a try. It was a good solid Japanese hibachi style dinner. The chef was entertaining and personable. The food was good and prepared fresh table-side. We enjoyed the experience and would probably return if we stay in the area again. Prices... More 

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Thank Roadtrp23
Draper, Utah
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy walking distance from the Hilton. The food was cooked very well. The entertainment was solid, too.

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1 Thank Historian1183
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The teppanyaki chefs are very entertaining. However the service is average - they were very nice with keeping my lost property. Prices were a bit high and some of the food was too salty.

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1 Thank spinblocks
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service and food. Make a reservation first. Kind of pricey, but it is Honolulu. great for a special occasion. Even though it's a chain, best food I've had so far. (not hotel food)

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Thank Larry H
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch and John was a very interactive chef with our 7 yr old. He made it the best experience we have had at benihana. We ordered teriyaki chicken and it was delicious. I just finished lunch and would like to go back for the experience right now. All thumbs up!!!

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Thank Alan A
Findlay, Ohio
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by the hotel and did not come close to living up to our expectations. Place was very loud, due to old exhaust fans, food was very bland, and we were upcharged for items without being told. Steak was very good, seafood was mediocre.

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Thank Kris R
Wahiawa, Hawaii
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

My husband and I went to dinner here this past Friday night. The atmosphere is very energetic in this place. If you are looking for a quiet peaceful dinner (which we were not) then this is not the place for you. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. We laughed all night with our cook and the strangers we were sitting with. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$100
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1917
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighbourhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-955-5955

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