Benihana - Manhasset

4.2
835 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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  • Group Bookings
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fun
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 Manhasset is located at the corner of Northern and Port Washington Blvd, across from Americana Manhasset. Take a relaxing pre or post-dinner stroll through our Zen garden. Stop and watch the koi swim by in our beautiful koi pond. Our private dining room offers a more intimate experience for you and your party. Call for more details or to reserve the private dining room. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more.
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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Unfriendly service, orders wrong and unreasonable wait for food. Tables are way too close together. Has really gone downhill since the last time we ate there several years ago.

KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Habachi Shrimp and Chicken nicely done. Portion was adequate. Always enjoy watching the food be prepared by the grill expert.

B
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a cheery and wonderful place to dine for small gatherings or larger groups. The staff is attentive and the food is tasty. Parking is also very convenient.

m
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We were seated with someone allergic to shrimp and this changed all the cooking dynamic without the Chef warning us. That made people uncomfortable.

KS
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our hostess was excellent. She helped us celebrate my daughter's birthday and made sure I got my two takeout orders. Our chef was fabulous the food delicious

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was a very nice meal for my family. The service and food were excellent !!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Chef was very uninviting. He had no presence, his interaction with the customers at the table was very poor. He didn’t seem like he wanted to be there. The food wasn’t as good as it usually is. When we come to Benihana, we come for the experience as well as the food. Both were a bit disappointing.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, pleasant cef

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was very good and food was delicious

MO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is great I've been going there over 30 year's

BB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place. So friendly. Great staff and managers!

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Very noisy , lots of kids running around . No plastic cups for my toddler , juice was served in a glass cup . She’s 2yrs old. Our chef didn’t do anything special w the food. Overall it was overpriced for the service .

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I to and like Benihana a lot but found it to be a little dirty this time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The chef was not talkative and personable! The experience was so so.

b
Naples
35 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

Normally we eat in Florida’s Benihana restaurants. During our stay in NYC we drove one hour to Manhasset just for eating there.
Let’s make it short:
The Service was attentive. That’s the good. We had 3 children birthday parties around us and I don’t need to tell you how loud it was. Chow our Chef at the table was totally uninvolved. He also spiced ALL dishes too weak. For the first time at Benihana I got a tough beef. Only the shrimps were ok. Too bad.

SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Waited about 45 minutes with reservations. Service was slow and hibachi show was boring.

a
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Family enjoy the food and the service, I been an customer of this location for many years my kids loved the atmosphere.

ML
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

The chef we had was Terrible. He had no personality. He dried out the food he put the scallops and chicken on first and then cooked everything after and they were on the longest. By the time I got my scallops they were dry. I almost had him turn them back if I wasn’t so hungry. He did not even talk to us the whole time we were there .

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All food or drinks are delicious ....

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AmaZing food and service

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Benihana!

M
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

My grandchildren eat very well here which is the only reason I go! The restaurant needs a good cleaning—especially the bathrooms. And the service is always very rushed. The waitress kept asking for our dessert order while we were obviously no where near done with our food. I actually had to ask her to go away until we called her! It’s not cheap here, so let people eat in peace!

JO
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent teppanyaki table hibachi with gracious, friendly service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Birthday party

M
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

The service was very bad. We had at 4pm reservation and we were seated at about 4:05pm. Ok that was perfect but we sat at the table for over 20 minutes before someone came to the table. After 15 minutes waiting, I asked someone for water. Then she said she’ll find out waitress. A waiter came over about 7 minutes later to take our drinks order. Later a waitress came to take our order. Then the chef took over 40 minutes to come to our table. I was very disappointed in the service. I’ll never go back to that location again.

GR
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kary was great! My girlfriend and I felt special. She was on point with everything; she brought our drinks on time, always had a smile on her face, she was friendly, patient, and helpful!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We had an opentable reservation for a
Table for 16 on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm. We were seated across both sides of the table. Half one table was shared with other guests. The table with the other guests the chef was far superior to the other table. The table with the sub par chef was also getting orders incorrectly and arguing with our guests.

SC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Our favorite place to celebrate birthdays, graduations, and anniversaries

PJ
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always a fun show and experience. Great for groups around the chef cooking and entertaining.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was the first time my whole family and I were at this location. The atmosphere was exciting and comforting. Our server was courteous and kind. Drinks were always filled without being asked and we were always asked if we needed anything else. The main attraction came out and our chef was funny, kind, and professional. The food was prepared wonderfully and tasted amazing. It was plenty of food for the amount we paid. Afterwards we drank tea and were served ice cream. The end didn’t end there where our server asked for a picture. We were made to feel like we were the celebrities. Overall a great time and we will be back for more good times. The only hitch was the parking as finding a spot was challenging because it’s in a shopping complex so there is a lot of people competing for a spot. Other than that a great time and food was had at Benihana.

RH
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

I worked in Benihana's in Jensen Beach, Florida area a long time ago... The quality of service and skill set of the chefs were amazing. I am sorry to say, but this was a huge disappointment. Though I am sure the 11-year-old kids did not notice. I sure did.... Sorry.

k
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Everything was good except that the food was given to us like if they wanted us to leave we ordered appetizers and they weren’t out yet when the chef started cooking so every thing was giving at the same time

B
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere was upbeat and festive with numerous birthday parties. The food was delicious and it was fun
to mingle with other people around the oblong table. I
highly recommend this establishment for small birthday
parties and family gatherings.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great. My only flaw was that our chef wasn’t the best at doing tricks. So overall 8.5/10.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my mom for Mother’s Day!! She loved it!!

DO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

A crowded mess when we arrived at our reservation time - took about 30 minutes to be seated (Mother's Day weekend.) Had a tasty appetizer at the sushi bar. When seated, the Benihana experience is about 12 people around a rectangular table / cooking surface and one chef for the table. Food portions are huge and food is nicely prepared and enjoyable if you don't have any particular dietary restrictions. A good portion of the room was birthday parties with the accompanying mandatory celebrations. You'll come out stuffed and maybe amused by the carnival atmosphere but a little jittery as if you've had too much caffeine.

OT
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

It’s getting dirty here. Our menus were covered in other people’s old, sticky food and the whole restaurant needs a deep clean. Makes me nervous about food stations and handling. Our drinks came after the soup was already delivered which is a huge no-no for the price of this dinner. We go here every year for my sons birthday and despite my negative comments above we always have a good time. The hibachi chefs do a great job of entertaining our crowd and we all walk away very full.

AG
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Overall this iconic institution has declined in all aspects. It has been a long standing tradition of 40 plus years celebrating birthdays and it is sad to see it lose its appeal. This will be our last visit.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good food and fun. The kids had fun.

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