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Benihana

#105 of 1,793 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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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good show put on by any of the chefs, nice environment, great fresh food with plenty of flavor, but you usually have to wait before being seated, and then wait before your main course is being prepared by your chef. Not bad though, considering how many different tables the chefs have to serve or put on a show for. I... More 

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Thank Ariocwhite
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised how many people they could fit into this space, which made it hard to hear those you were dining with. Food was great like other locations, but they didn't cook the fried rice until after the veggies, which we found odd. This location was pricery then the location we dine at often in Salt Lake, but typical... More 

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Thank Lori A
Nashville, TN
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141 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly, we ate at Benihana because it was too much of a pain to leave the resort and we didn't have the right cloths to meet the dress code of where we wanted to go. That said, it was interesting to go to a Benihana for the first time, and I have to say that "the original" is much better... More 

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Thank ilkirk
Portland, Oregon
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254 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Never a dull moment in this place! Having someone cook right in front of you is one thing, but to do the knife tricks and add humor to your experience, that's only here at Benihana's. I've been to many of these on the mainland but the one here in Honolulu is my favorite. Our chef was a riot!! And the... More 

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Thank Melody B
Paradise, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was prepared by stone face chef, can only surmise he was relatively new. The food was very bland, left 90% of it. Not the Japanese food I am used to.

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Thank Kathy S
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for 5pm meal with our 4 & 8 year old. Sean cooked for us and it was awesome! He put on a great show and the meal was delicious. Our best meal of our stay at the Hawaiian Hilton.

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Thank Andrea T
uk
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This could have been so much better as an experience. We visited at lunch time... quite dark inside but once we had adjusted we were quite excited to have food cooked at our table. Unfortunately the Chef appeared to struggle.... table is shared with other guests which wasn't a problem for us really however some customers had been waiting longer... More 

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Thank donnalou68
Honolulu, Hawaii
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Benihana's is a nice place to it for family etc. We were 11 people and we had to cooks cooking in front of us with different styles of showing the food was great. We really enjoy it so much. But however they do not have Kids menu plus the wait help was alright no smile until the bill comes back.... More 

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Thank mssurferlei
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my boys here and we had a great time. Our chef was very funny and skilled!! My boys loved the steak so much they wanted to eat here every night during our stay at the Hilton. All the staff were friendly and our wait wasn't very long. We will definitely go back again

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Thank 281leilanih
Maple Valley, Washington
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's always fun to eat at this Benihana. I think it's the third that was ever opened. The chefs are always friendly and entertaining.

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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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?