About Benihana - Denver

3295 S Tamarac Drive
Denver, CO 80231
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Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! If you’ve never been to Benihana before, let us tell you what you can expect: Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups of eight to ten, 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.



Or you can visit our sushi lounge where a talented sushi chef will prepare the freshest sashimi, maki and signature sushi rolls with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine. Smaller tables and more intimate seating is available in the lounge or bar on a first-come, first-served basis, whether you’re looking to enjoy one of our delicious Benihana Teppanyaki entrées or our amazing selection of sushi!

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Hampden

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 750-0200

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/denver-co-de

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Benihana - Denver Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4

ambience

4

noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

good for groups (96)
special occasion (91)
kid-friendly (59)
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great for lunch (37)
fit for foodies (25)
romantic (23)
hot spot (17)
neighborhood gem (16)
late-night find (15)
great for brunch (7)
vibrant bar scene (5)
notable wine list (5)
great for outdoor dining (2)
scenic view (2)
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service2
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Timing

Dined 4 days ago

We had a reservation at 6:30 and were not sat until 7:20. Having 2 kids with us, it was disappointing. The host staff was not friendly nor accommodating and just kept telling us there was nothing they could do. The only reason why we stayed was because our kids were very excited to eat there. Don't know if we would do it again.

Tags: kid-friendly
food2
ambience4
service4
value2

Originally they used to hire Japanese Co ...

Dined 7 days ago

Originally they used to hire Japanese Cooks and have them brought in to work at Benihna they were excellent. Now it's like a circus that hire anybody off the street to cook. They throw food around pieces of chicken at the kids just try to catch in your mouth and childlike kid stuff. I wish it was more well-trained Cooks the showing off their knife skills like it used to be. Instead of the stupid choo choo train onion volcanoes and throwing food at the kids. You pay enough for the food you think they would keep it more like a high quality restaurant.

Tags: kid-friendly
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great but required effort

Dined on April 26, 2016

We were first seated in a booth and we were squashed. Seating was uncomfortable as there was no back. I was assertive to get out and ask for different seating. Once we were reseated every thing was perfect. Service, food, and our chef was great. Birthday coupon made it very affordable.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Good food although more vegetarian and v ...

Dined on April 24, 2016

Good food although more vegetarian and vegan options would have been welcomed. Very fun ambiance.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Bring Back Yummy Sauce

Dined on April 23, 2016

This location used a mustard sauce instead of the traditional yummy sauce.

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Very Entertaining

Dined on April 19, 2016

I really enjoyed my birthday lunch at Benihana. The food was really good and enjoyed my wine too. Loved the habachi chef's "show" he was GREAT!!!!!

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Amazing experience!

Dined on April 17, 2016

This was my first visit. I was amazed at how talented the chef is. He cooked the meal to perfection and was entertaining as well. I wasn't too keen on sharing a table with people I don't know but I would do the experience all over again.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Outstanding service

vip
Dined on April 17, 2016

Chebello is one of the best chefs there and the servers are amazing

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch
food1
ambience1
service1

The. Most memorable part of the experien ...

Dined on April 16, 2016

The. Most memorable part of the experience was the rudeness of the wait hostesses. And the manager was exceptionally rude. We had a reservation which they did not honor, we had to wait more than an hour. It is like that old Seinfeld episode, you know how to take the reservation, but you don't know how to honor the reservation. Probably not going back. It is bad news when a restaurant doesn't respect you or your time.

food3
ambience3
service2
value2

Not happy

Dined on March 13, 2016

I made reservation for 7:30pm with the assumption we would have a table within a reasonable amount of time. We waiting an hour for a table which was a bit much for having a reservation. And we arrived by 7:15pm so we weren't late and my entire party was present. Once we were seated we were left alone for about 15-20 min before the waiter came and took our drink order and then he disappeared again. Our chef didn't arrive for some time also and then was kind of quiet and really didn't say much to anyone. I did appreciate they celebrated our birthdays. There were 3 of us total that celebrated but I didn't appreciate the 15-20 minute wait after our plates were cleared and the others that were seated with us received their ticket and paid then left. They wouldn't bring us our check after we asked because we simply spent our entire evening waiting and by that time we were just done with the entire experience. What is the point making reservation ahead of time if you are still waiting for a table just as you would if you just walked in

food4
ambience1
service1
value3

Great food... Poor service

Dined on March 13, 2016

Made a reservation for 12 people at 7 pm and we were not seated until 9. They ended up putting us in the very back and the heat was on, we were all sweltering. We had to seek out a manager to complain about the situation, they were very generous and apologetic however our time was ruined by the late delivery of our food, extreme heat and lack of communication. One positive note was the chef was very talented and the food was good.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food3
ambience2
service1
value2

Horrible

Dined on March 12, 2016

Worst experience yet. I've been there many times and it's getting worse. Even with my reservation we had to wait 45 minutes to get a table and the 40 minutes to get food. I won't go back.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Beni's is it!

Dined on March 6, 2016

If you're looking for a great place to get some great food, great drinks, and great atmosphere then Benihana's is it.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

Lunch at Benihana's

Dined on March 5, 2016

Benihana's is always good. Love, love, love their Chicken Fried Rice!

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service3

Wonderful food, fresh and delicious. Coo ...

Dined on March 5, 2016

Wonderful food, fresh and delicious. Cooked right in front of you, has then best flavor I have had in a while.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Sushi and Mojito a perfect combo!

Dined on March 5, 2016

The sushi was amazing, some of the best I have ever had! I also really enjoyed the Mojito!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

Great show

Dined on February 29, 2016

We never get the same cook so it's always entertaining. My kids love it because the chefs include them in the show.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
food3
ambience3
service4
value2

Jusk OK

Dined on February 25, 2016

We were seated on time, a plus. The noise in this place on a Wednesday night, loud, loud, loud. Kids screaming, crying and running around. Overall the atmosphere was OK, seems like this place could use a major face-lift. The food was mediocre at best, and for what you get, I'd say on the high side. Our chef seemed like he just wanted to get it over with. Didn't put on the "show" we were expecting. Chose this place to celebrate our 30th anniversary, as we'd never been before. We were disappointed and wont go back again. So many other great places to eat in Denver, this one is very low on the list.

Tags: special occasion
food3
ambience2
service2

The Chef was fun and made pretty good fo ...

Dined on February 23, 2016

The Chef was fun and made pretty good food. However, the service was a little spotty and sometimes took a long time to return with our order and drinks.

food5
ambience5
service5

Honestly you can really order anything a ...

Dined on February 22, 2016

Honestly you can really order anything and it will be made delicious. I went there for a date and me and my boyfriend got different things and of course I tried his and it was all delicious !

food5
ambience1
service5
value5

I have no complain with the service how ...

vip
Dined on February 21, 2016

I have no complain with the service how ever i did not have a good experience this past weekend do to seating arrangements done. I felt very discriminated on and i was unhappy with the whole outcome of my dine in experience. I will ask for be not seated with other people if i do decide to go back.

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Yummy

Dined on February 21, 2016

Can't wait to eat there again!!! So tasty! Love everything! Fun for groups!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great place!

Dined on February 21, 2016

Our cooks were great, as usual. The waitress was really attentive, refilling everyone's drink before we had a chance to run out.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food4
ambience1
service2
value3

The Hibachi chef we had was terrible. He ...

Dined on February 21, 2016

The Hibachi chef we had was terrible. He kept dropping knives and couldn't complete one trick without messing up. He dropped my bowl of fried rice everywhere when handing it to me as well. Not sure if he is just clumsy or was intoxicated but I have never seen anything like it. It was disappointing when I would look arounf and see other tables having a good time with better chefs. Also we had to ask for ice cream at the end of our meal when it is suppose to come with it. We had a reservation but despitr that...still had to wait 30-40min to be seated.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Best birthday EVER!

Dined on February 21, 2016

I chose Benihana for a surprise 50th birthday party. The staff was excellent and more than accommodating and made our night perfect! There were 13 in our party. Everyone had a fantastic time.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food4
ambience3
service3
value2

Lunch

Dined on February 19, 2016

The table sitting is too crowded, not enough space to enjoy the food, in addition, the chicken fried rice is not enough, they never serve a full bowl for the extra money you have to pay... in addition, the meat you order is a small portion

food5
ambience3
service1

Understaffed for a Tuesday. Dinner took ...

vip
Dined on February 17, 2016

Understaffed for a Tuesday. Dinner took 2.5 hours. Unacceptable when we had a reservation

food5
ambience5
service5

The staff at Benihana was incredible. We ...

Dined on February 15, 2016

The staff at Benihana was incredible. We went in on Valentine's day, last minute, and we're seated and ordered in less than 30 minutes from our open table reservation. We were blown away!

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Enjoyable

Dined on February 15, 2016

Loved the show. The steak was awesome. The birthday ice cream was perfect. Loved the shared table experience, never done that before. I will be back. And, with it right across the street from our home, parking wasn't an issue.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

I love Benihana

Dined on February 15, 2016

I love Benihana! Foods great, cooks awesome, and a great environment.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing!!!!

Dined on February 14, 2016

Will be back for sure!!! Food was amazing chefs and customer service was livid we had the best Valentine's day ever

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Loved this place!

Dined on February 14, 2016

Loved this place! It's always enjoyable coming here! The services is always amazing especially for kids! And the drinks are great as well! This place never seems to fail!

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch
food4
ambience2
service2
value2

We usually go to the Benihana restaurant ...

Dined on February 13, 2016

We usually go to the Benihana restaurant in Broomfield. We decided to try the Benihana in Tamarc Square. Although the food was good, our chef was engaging and accomplished, the service was very slow. The restaurant was not very inviting and was not very clean. We will not be returning to this restaurant.

food3
ambience5
service3
value3

Valentine

Dined on February 13, 2016

Great atmosphere, great chef, service otherwise not so good. The bib eye for two was not worth the money, it was very fatty..... The rest of the meal was very good.

Tags: kid-friendly
food5
ambience5
service5

This is one of my wife's favorite places ...

Dined on February 13, 2016

This is one of my wife's favorite places I took her there for her birthday the chef was good the food was great and even my five and nine-year-old daughters loved it I had the fillet and scallops and it was awesome.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Our Valentine's Day was great

Dined on February 13, 2016

The atmosphere was awesome!! I loved the way the food was cooked and the entertainment was funny and enjoyable. I hadn't been in a fewyears, but really enjoyed ourselves. I do recommend making a reservation on special occasions though. Thank goodness we made one. Thanks and will be delighted to go again hopefully soon.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Birthdays

Dined on February 13, 2016

We went on feb 13th for 3 people's birthdays , we had 5 kids and the staff did an awesome job of entertaining the kids and filling our drinks. The chief was funny and pleasant and cooked everything perfectly.

Tags: kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

After waiting 20 minutes past our reserv ...

Dined on February 11, 2016

After waiting 20 minutes past our reservation time with no acknowledgement and seeing other people being seated who either didn't have reservations or had reservations later than ours, we left and went somewhere else.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great service

Dined on February 9, 2016

I really appreciate the fact that every year when I come to have my birthday dinner they are willing to work with me so I can get a full order of calamari which isn't on the menu anymore.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Great place for celebrations

Dined on February 1, 2016

I have eaten at Benihana many times. The food is consistently excellent. My grandchildren love going there both for the food but also the "show" put on by the chefs as they are cooking. I love that it is kid friendly. We have always been seated with friendly people.😃

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion

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