Seattle >Food & Dining > Benihana Seattle
1200 5th Ave Suite 3, Seattle, WA | Directions 98101-417347.608450 -122.333044
Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm ; Fri 11:30am-10:30pm ; Sat 4:30am-10:30pm ; Sun 4:30am-9pm
Neighborhoods: Central Business District, Downtown
Still one of the best. After renovation back in 2005, this place is a great place to dine. Before, it was too smoky. It's fun, entertaining, food is good, and they take Microsoft's passport card! (buy one and get one free)
Okay, let's not have all of the Microsoft employees go there at once, or else they will stop accepting the passport. Regardless, the sushi is surprising one of the best and the steak is good quality.
ThE BeSt ShRiMp, SoUp, SaLaD (DrEsSiNg @ LeAsT), AnYwHeRe!!! – I absolutely love Benihana's. It is the best restaurnat anywhere. The price is good (though the portions are small), and they have the best food ever. I love their shrimp, salad dressing, and their soup is delicious! I would have to say that my favorite thing there would be their fried rice. Its the best fried rice in the world! Everytime I go to this restaurannt I have to get their fried rice instead of their white rice. I recommend this restaurant to all of my friends that are looking for a nice place to have a fabulous dinner.
Always good – Benihana's is always good. The chefs are nice and very entertaining. Their sushi is pretty good. I especially like their vegetable delight and rocky's choice. Their drinks, like their tokyo peach, are pretty decent.
All U Can Eat Sushi for lunch – I was so sad when Nikko closed its doors...where would I get sushi for lunch, let alone all you can eat sushi at a great value? thank goodness for Benihana. They have a surprising variety for their sushi buffet and it's all fresh... For under $15? That's quite a bargain for sushi lovers like me, who've been known to eat their weight in raw fish and sushi rice!
Totally Cool – Once we got our table (took forever) the experience was well worth it. Scrumptious sea food and beef sautes, and the chef actually flung a shrimp right into my friends mouth. Interactive, entertaining, and delicious, great for a group.
Go with a party of at least 4 then you've got yourselves a good meal. – I have to admit the price was a bit on the high end for the food we had.
However, if you like a fun, interactive dinner place, I would recommend friends to visit this place. Quality of the food was excellent, (it only lacked in variety) and chef was entertaining.
I'm thinking about going back there for their all-you-can-eat sushi lunch specials.
It was definitely worth a visit.
Benihana is the best – I visited Benihana last night with a few friends and it was great. Our chef had a pretty green hat, twirled his knife and spatula, and made the coolest volcano out of an onion.
The food was really awesome - I had steak and shrimp. Also, they have drinks in cool ceramic muge shaped like the chef.
It may be my favorite dining place ever. Two thumbs up for Benihana.
Loved It! – Went for a friend's birthday and had a great time! Lots of fun for groups. Our chef wore a light blue hat and had an incredible laugh. Also saw a young chef with a pink hat at the table next to us that went CRAZY with his utensils and salt and pepper shakers! Steak and seafood was delicious. Enjoyed the sushi too. Service was good and staff was friendly. I will definitely be back.
Don't Waste Your Time – The chefs were apathetic (barely entertaining or engaging in the least). The chef just spit out recited material every so often, while never showing signs of having fun.
The serving portions were very small. Unlike most hibachi restaurants, I walked away with an empty stomach. On top of the portion sizes, the prices were exorbitant for what you get.
There are A LOT better hibachi places that charge about the same (or less) but have better staff, more energy, and bigger portions. The last time we went (in a group of 10), no one had anything good to say about Benihana's anymore. Apparently, they have past their prime.
It doesn't get any better than this... – Oh. OH. The best place ever. The (weekday) lunchtime all-you-can-eat buffet is a steal! Not only is the sushi amazing, the sushi chefs (is that the right term??) are ridiculously pleasant - One in particular has made something of a habit of sending plates of what's he's observed to be our favorites over so that we don't have to wait as another round are prepared. The salmon and unagi, in particular, almost literally melt in your mouth - buttery and perfect. I seriously can't say enough good things about this place.
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