About Benihana - Pittsburgh

2100 Greentree Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
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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 - Thursday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Cochran Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(412) 276-2100

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/pittsburgh-pa-pi

Parking Details:
Free parking for Benihana guests

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

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Benihana - Pittsburgh Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

special occasion (53)
good for groups (52)
kid-friendly (29)
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great for lunch (15)
fit for foodies (12)
neighborhood gem (11)
romantic (9)
hot spot (7)
great for brunch (5)
late-night find (4)
scenic view (3)
vibrant bar scene (3)
notable wine list (2)
great for outdoor dining (2)
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Top shelf establishment

Dined on April 24, 2016

Excellent food with exciting entertainment by the chefs

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

The service was fast, courteous and our ...

Dined on April 16, 2016

The service was fast, courteous and our server was very informed on the menu. The chef was polite and answered all of our questions. The food was excellent and cooked to each person's liking.

food3
ambience3
service4
value3

Benihana

Dined on April 8, 2016

Have always been a fan of this location, however, our experience on Friday was not good. The service was great. The food, not so much. I feel that the quality and quantity of the food has deteriorated. The food portions (shrimp appetizer and vegetables) have decreased and the quality of the food seems to have gone down. The meal was mediocre at best. I'm not sure we will continue to go back.

food4
ambience4
service5

Good food good drinks good service

vip
Dined on March 31, 2016

Good food good drinks good service

food5
ambience5
service2
value5

Love4Lobster

Dined on March 19, 2016

Always love this place the food is addictive! Tried an appetizer for the 1st time and it was excellent!

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

Dining experience was pleasant, no wait at all

Dined on March 19, 2016

Food was excellent, server very efficient and cook was entertaining

Tags: good for groups
food4
ambience3
service2
value2

Birthday

Dined on March 8, 2016

Was there as many times before with the family to celebrate a birthday of my son. Waiter made our table sing instead of gathering some other waiters. Fortunately we even know the Japanese version as we have been good customers in the past. That might change. Also this time no picture was aken and that was lways our favorite keepsake.

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

Awesome place for a Birthday celebration!!

Dined on March 7, 2016

Our kids always choose Benihana for their birthday celebrations. We have been going there for about 10 years and love the food and atmosphere.

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

Frequent Customer

Dined on February 20, 2016

The owners are the best, couldn't be more friendly! Food is yummy....shrimp sauce rocks!

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

WE ENJOY THE FOOD AND YOU GET TO MEET PE ...

Dined on February 15, 2016

WE ENJOY THE FOOD AND YOU GET TO MEET PEOPLE. THE SERVICE IS USUALLY VERY GOOD. wE ENJOY WATCHING THE COOKING SHOW AT THE TABLE. GREAT FOR GROUPS.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

Experience was great. the waitress was a lil slow

Dined on February 14, 2016

Great atmosphere, food, drinks and fun. Great place for celebrating.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

The chef was great. I have not been goin ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

The chef was great. I have not been going there for a little while due to inconsistency with the dinners (mid2015). I gave it another chance over Christmas and enjoyed the meal better than ever and just last weekend I had the same Chef and same outcome......OUTSTANDING!

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience3
service3
value2

Used to love this place...used to

Dined on February 13, 2016

My husband and I used to go here often and just with our busy schedules we haven't been able to make it in quite some time (about a year). We were very disappointed. The quality of the food/cooking was the worst it has been ever. He really liked his sushi though. They put excessive butter into everything, way more than I ever remember there being, and it was just overwhelmingly rich. We wont' be going back any time soon, which is sad, because we are obsessed with the shrimp sauce! I just wish there was a way for them to cook that food without all of the excess butter.

Tags: special occasion
food2
ambience1
service1
value3

Hostess was extremely rude and unpleasant.

Dined on February 13, 2016

The hostess was not nice at all. Very rude ! We arrived 20 minutes before our reservation time. The place was empty but still had to wait till our reservation time to be be seated at table. Very rude and not customer friendly AT ALL. The food went right thru me if you know what I mean. Wont be returning.

food4
ambience4
service5

Always a great time!

Dined on February 10, 2016

Always a great time!

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great Dining Experience as Usual

Dined on February 5, 2016

Courteous staff, delicious food, chef did a great job with entertainment, no issues with pricing.

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

The waitress was so attentive to make su ...

Dined on January 29, 2016

The waitress was so attentive to make sure we had what we needed and the chef was awesome :)! Thanks for a great time!

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

NIce enjoyable dinner

Dined on January 26, 2016

We usually come here several times a year for birthday celebrations and are always pleased with the food and the service. The hibachi chef was very pleasant and put on a good show. My only complaint was the cost of the drinks which I felt were a bit on the high side.

Tags: kid-friendly, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great place

Dined on January 25, 2016

We have been coming here for years we love everything about it.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

Much Improved!

vip
Dined on January 24, 2016

We have been dining here for many years, and it was always one of our favorite places to dine. Recently, we have been disappointed, but decided to give it a try again. We were pleasantly surprised that service and food are again top rate. Much of this to do with Chef Hector, who was amazing. Our server, a gentleman whose name I didn't get, was also great. Thanks for making this restaurant special again.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Wonderful as always !

Dined on January 18, 2016

We have been regular customers since " The Samurai " first opened. We continue coming to Benihana on a very regular basis too. This is not a flashy disco, sake squirting restaurant. The Benihana staff prides itself on Great Food and Great Service. They don't need the noise and chaos of those other places. Al, Henry, Heidi, Chong and all of the Chefs , you do an Excellent job !

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience4
service4
value2

not to impressed this time

Dined on January 5, 2016

we eat here a good bit. but this time wasn't all that good. seems like we didn't get much food. we both got the trio and the filets where fatty and seems like the portion was down from previous visits..also beer prices at $5 per bottle is outrageous !! we drank 9 bud lites and it was $45 in beer alone..

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Benihana Pittsburgh

Dined on January 5, 2016

The food was really good, but nothing that other Hibachi restaurants dont offer. The chef Matt had a very good sense of humor but he didnt to any "tricks" aside from the flaming volcano. I was really hoping to see a performance since I was paying a decent amount of money. Overall, I had a very good time.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

Enjoyed the experience.

Dined on December 31, 2015

We had an enjoyable time at the restaurant. The management staff was excellent, took great care to make everyone happy....especially our 8 year old! We were seated with another family that had 2 young children. Everyone had a good time. We were here for New Years eve, so the menu was a little more limited, however, our favorites were on the menu.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service4

Great food, excellent service

Dined on December 30, 2015

Great food, excellent service

food5
ambience5
service5

Appreciated the return of fire based dis ...

Dined on December 28, 2015

Appreciated the return of fire based displays when cooking. Chef was very engaging and entertaining

food4
ambience4
service4

Great service, very attentive and the fo ...

Dined on December 26, 2015

Great service, very attentive and the food was awesome. Our chef Matt was funny and very entertaining.

food5
ambience4
service5

Went for my baby's birthday and struck a ...

Dined on December 18, 2015

Went for my baby's birthday and struck a conversation with a great couple! This was one of my best dinner experiences! The service was great! The even managed to keep my ice cream cake in their freezer earlier the day and bring it out when our meal was over!

food5
ambience5
service5

Always great

Dined on December 11, 2015

The food is ALWAYS delicious and our server Joseph was awesome!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service5

Great service from John. Great food.

Dined on December 10, 2015

Great service from John. Great food.

food5
ambience4
service5

We always have our birthday dinners here ...

Dined on December 9, 2015

We always have our birthday dinners here. It's a fun place to be.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience2
service2

Food good but lackluster chef.

Dined on November 30, 2015

Our chef seemed to be new and had little to no show-man-ship. He spoke very little to those gathered around the grill, confused several of the orders. He seemed uncomfortable while he prepared our food. The food turned out to be good, but not exceptional. In speaking to my daughter after dining, she mentioned she had been there two weeks ago and had experienced the same situation, but with a different chef (she was there both times). We were there to celebrate a birthday and were somewhat dissapp ointed.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5

Good was EXCELLENT! Ervin was an Amazing ...

vip
Dined on November 17, 2015

Good was EXCELLENT! Ervin was an Amazing cook! His food was so good!

food4
ambience4
service5

The filet, chicken and shrimp were all v ...

Dined on October 23, 2015

The filet, chicken and shrimp were all very good. We took my three kids (ages 8-11) and they all found parts of the meal that they liked and the chef was entertaining.

food5
ambience5
service5

Absolutely wonderful experience "! Delicious food!

Dined on October 14, 2015

It was my first time going to Benihanas! My husband and I had a wonderful time! It's a beautiful restaurant and it has great service! Their drink choices are great :) And let me just say that the food was absolutely delicious!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Loved it!! It's always a joy going there ...

Dined on October 4, 2015

Loved it!! It's always a joy going there!! The manager Al always goes above and beyond!!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Dinner for Date Night

Dined on October 3, 2015

My husband and I celebrated my birthday at Benihana. The chef was awesome and put on a great show. The food was beyond delicious and our date night could not have been better!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience3
service5

Love the food. Favorite place to dine.

Dined on October 1, 2015

Love the food. Favorite place to dine.

food3
ambience4
service2

Dont believe the hype

Dined on February 15, 2015

Even with a reservation i had to wait a extra half hour the chef was very quiet and did nothing entertaining but when i looked at other tables they were provided with tricks and such where ours just cooked are food

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience4
service5

We always have her birthday celebrations ...

Dined on February 13, 2015

We always have her birthday celebrations at Benihana because we enjoy it so much.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem

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