Benihana - Lombard

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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
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. Looking for a spot to unwind and relax? Take a seat at our spacious bar and enjoy one of our signature cocktails and appetizers. Our private dining rooms are perfect for private parties, corporate meetings, and large birthday celebrations. Give us a call for more details or to reserve one of the private dining rooms at Benihana Lombard. Please remember that we are closed between lunch and dinner from 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. We reopen for dinner and Happy Hour at 5 p.m.
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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

When coming into the location at a certain time the wait is horrible. I had only half a table and many others were sat by themself waiting for more people. When arriving at 7 did not get any salad or soup til almost 8. The chief was amazing when he came after 8.

DS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The prices are just getting too high but the food is good! Also wish dinner didn't take so long!
Chicken fried rice is great and the chef we had was not heavy handed on the oil which was great this time.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Our chef, Angel, was absolutely the best chef we have had there. Extremely skilled, super personable, and did some new unique things that I had not seen before. The food tasted the best out of all the times I’ve ever been there over the last 20+ years. Great job!

N
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great for kids BDays!

OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great time celebrating our anniversary with our kids!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great! Had a good time and food was very good!!!

AK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Our server was very rude and short with us. We asked for refills of our drinks 3 times and finally the 4th time she brought it over. My son found a hair in his salad and I told her about it she just took it away not offering him another one or saying sorry. Not a great bday experience. We have gone there so many times and had great service til this time

m
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was good, although the chicken and scallops were over cooked but other than that we really enjoyed our meals. The waitress on the other hand had no care in the world. Went without drinks or water for over 30 mins. When she did come back she took 2 drink orders and refilled 1 water then left without asking the rest of the table or refilling their waters. I had to go find her and ask for refills. Not the best Benihana we’ve been to.

S
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food choices, the chef was professional and accommodating of special requests. The food was delicious and fresh, a wonderful dining experience.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated our son’s birthday. We celebrate all of our birthdays at Benihana!

TR
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had great time amd the food was awesome! My FAV restaurant.

A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Went for my Sister's birthday and everything was great except when it was time to get my to-go order.

I ordered a to-go order about 15 minutes after arriving for our reservations and was told that the order would be sent to my table along with a separate check. After dining in for over an hour, my to-go order hadn't came to my table and when I asked about it, I was told it would be right out. It was another 15-20 minutes before it came out which was upsetting because we had timed plans after dinner and that extra time really put a damper in our other plans.

RH
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was perfect except they didn't have yum yum sauce.

S
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed the entire evening. Food was great and the chief was very good. Kept my kids attention the entire time. Will definitely go again.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Nobody acknowledged the Birthday that we indicated that we were celebrating.

JC
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

OUR CHEF ALEX WAS EXCELLENT! VERY INTERACTIVE, FUNNY AND GREAT SHOW WITH THE FOOD! OUR DAUGHTERS LOVED IT!

YP
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

The food was horrible and the waitress was rude. I would not go back and I see why I have not eaten here in a long time

M
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fun good for all ages - little kids for showmanship old people for selection - everyone will enjoy and want to return again and again.

f
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

This place is so greasy your feet stick to the floor. The property is very dated. It is time for them to invest in their property.

R
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The food was under seasoned at every course. Everything just bland. The only good part that was properly seasoned was the zucchini. Domo 77 is a cheap hole in the wall and the food is better there. Any of the naperville hibachi places are far better.

KB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent choice for a generate and I will definitely make this selection again.

RD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Good food. Good cook. Very loud but ok. Lots of bdays.

KM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My sister and I brought our nephews for a back to school celebration. They enjoyed themselves immensely!

c
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A little on the noisy side. Soup could have been hotter. Food was excellent. Cook was entertaining.

m
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

We had a group of eight people including three children. It was a really fun atmosphere. Our waiter was super sweet and attentive to the children. The food was good. It was very loud. We were celebrating a birthday and they made it very fun!!

R
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

Food was just average and the restaurant needs to be cleaned up. The floor in the cooking eating area was filthy.

B
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food is excellant however they have gotten cheaper with the quantity of food. it said on website you get 4 shrimp app and thats not true the chef cut the small shrimp in half and gave us each four pieces.... kind of a joke. I also remember the sauces being thicker. service is good food tasted good but they fill u up w rice.

JS
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always a fun experience. Chef makes all the difference

BW
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great chef and food was perfect!

X
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

My husband and I had dinner here to celebrate my birthday. The food was good (filet was cooked perfectly but scallops were a little overdone) was but the service has gone downhill since our last visit. Our server stopped coming by after the hibachi cooking started. We had to ask other server to bring us rice. The floor was messy from the previous diners and I got food stuck on my shoes. I also witnessed a host and a server not being able to answer customers’ questions but didn’t bother trying to find the answer. Instead, they both told the customers to ask other staff, either the hibachi chef or the table server, and that’s just pure laziness. It has been an annual tradition for me to celebrate my birthday here but I think this was our last time.

D
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a terrific evening at Benihanas. The food was terrific. The sushi was excellent and our main meals even better.

RW
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my 3rd BDay experience and the food is always top notch with the presentation being delightful ! See you in a month for my Lady's BDay👌🤗

N
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Our table was dirty. The grill wasn't to bad but around it had a lot of old food. The soup is usually hot. This time it wasn't. I almost sent it back but I didn't.

PM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great way to end the summer

VT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Except for the wet spots on the floor in the men's room which were dangerous for my boyfriend who uses crutches, everything was excellent!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great time! We love the food, the atmosphere, and the staff!

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Wedding Anniversary.
Food, service and atmosphere was great! Little bit pricey but worth it. We loved it!

MF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This is our neighborhood Benihana and we go often. It’s always great and the food is delicious

KP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Memorable experience for the whole family; great food!

KG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Food and chef were great. Server, not so much. Brought the wrong drink then stood at the table and loudly argued that it was rum ( it was whiskey). Came back a second time and announced the bar tender said it was rum. 3 of us tasted it, it was not rum. If I had never eaten there before I would not go back. However, service is usually good so I will give them another chance. I can't remember a waitress ever acting that way at any restaurant.

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