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840 Morris Tpke, Short Hills, NJ 07078
+1 973-467-9550
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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New Providence, New Jersey
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298 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We used my birthday coupon to Benihana. They will check your ID to verify your birthday. The food is OK only. Fried rice will cost extra also. Food is not cheap unless you have coupon and enjoy those "throw food" entertainment. This place is very popular for kids birthday party.

Thank tanje1
Springfield , NJ
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109 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like last time, they charged me for extra fried rice which we did not order. At almost $5 per bowl, it was I assume the way they make extra money. Service was okay but they are greatly understaffed. Food was average, nothing to rave about. Not cheap.

Thank mark p
New York
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came in January, the wait was long but it was worth it. The food was good and the service was entertaining. A little noisy, but that's part of the experience.

Thank Alex B
Wyckoff, New Jersey
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221 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bottom Line: Don't waste your money. Not any better than every other hibachi restaurant...food court teriyaki is much better at a fraction of the price. Details: We have been to many hibachi restaurants over the years but never to Benihana. A friend has mentioned that they were the best of the lot so we planned on celebrating a birthday there.... More 

Thank 8pixel
Benihana M, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this review

On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your negative visit with us. If you have not done so already, please complete our ‘Contact Us Form’ located on our website, and be sure to select ‘Guest Relations’ as the category. Our team would love to follow up with you, as your feedback will... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Always a great time been coming here for years service is always consistent and the chefs r always intriguing with the show and jokes I have 3 boys and they love it and always keeps them occupied with the chef in front of you the managers are always welcoming and are there making sure your experience is great my family... More 

Thank NJBilly
New Jersey
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101 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a very putting off smell of eggs, but other than that it is great for teppanyaki. If they could something about the smell, I could go back again.

Thank Shubham_Nath
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Always a fun and good experience. I find that some chefs do cook better than others but have positive things to say from our most recent visit. The chef cooked the meats perfectly and all of the staff was very attentive despite how busy the restaurant was. Great job!

Thank Eric B
New York
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84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We sat at the bar on a Friday night for drinks and sushi. The sushi was of good quality (though the rice was bland). The service, however, was very slow and inattentive.

Thank daffido
springfield, United States
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The experience is classic and repeatable Chef Vincent was in rare form flipping food bits into his hat, great knife work on and off the grill, onion rail train and great cooking for a very diverse crowd The waiter with him was horrendous Indifferent to any of the 8 diners needs no water, no salad dreesiing, no rice, No Care??

Thank Howard A H
Chatham, New Jersey, United States
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We keep going back here due to many good memories and experiences here in the past: family birthdays, children's birthdays and homecomings, small office celebrations... But in past few years quality of food and service has been inconsistent and incredibly disappointing. To be fair, dinner for two on a quieter week night a few months ago was excellent. But 3... More 

Thank Jen L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 840 Morris Tpke, Short Hills, NJ 07078
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Short Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 973-467-9550

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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?