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9707 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77042-3905 (S Gesseenger)
+1 713-789-4962
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Houston, Texas, United States
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the night of our visit the fans were not working, so the most of the smoke from cooking stayed in the room.

Thank Ramil A
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202 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Heard a lot about this restaurant from friends and tried it last night. Honestly service and food were really great and i loved the happy hour sushi idea. Would go back there again and again

Thank messyk
Sealy, Texas
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96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We came here for lunch today with my family to celebrate my birthday. Excellent customer service! Everyone is so nice. Ito was our chef and he was so funny and personable. The kids loved him and were so entertained!!! The food is always delicious and fresh! We always get the Benihana Delight, which is huge shrimp and chicken. The fried... More 

Thank Erin K
Victoria, Texas
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We had reservations and told the waitress we had to be out in 1 hour. The food was great and the service was on time. Love it.

Thank Diane1437
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Well today is my bday and husband decided to surprise me and take me to lunch to Benihana. We got there earlier than our schedules reservation time and were greeted by one of the two girls at the front. When I told them we were abit early and if they could fit us in whenever they have a table. One... More 

Thank FNA009
Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We love Benihana's. We try and come at least one or twice a month but only during the lunch hours when prices are more palatable. Some chefs are better than others but they all put in the effort to entertain while cooking. It's a great place to celebrate a birthday. Go at lunch during the weekend....you'll enjoy it!!

Thank Tom T
Dorking, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Booked a table to enjoy a dinner at what promises to be a unique dining experience. Arrived promptly to be told I'd need to wait, for an indefinite time, because they were - and I quote - "busy". Why take my reservation?! They told me they "didn't have enough chefs" - very odd for a restaurant who's main attraction is... More 

Thank Michael J
BrandCommunication, 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. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience, and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. More 

Houston, Texas
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

I had fun visiting Benihana! A family member invited me to go and have the Hibachi experience. They offer a really good Mango Lemonade and friendly attentive atmosphere. Once our table was nearly full, we were served onion soup, our orders were taken and the chef came soon after to begin the show. He made half-funny jokes, did fancy hand... More 

Thank LoveToTravelYea
Houston, Texas
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88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We went to Benihana's, and we enjoyed a lot. Food was incredible, and the show was awesome. Surf and Turf is a must. If you go on your birthday they sing to you too.

Thank metacad
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

We took our 2 year old to this restaurant and it was wasted on her. They didn't interact with her whatsoever... in fact they seemed annoyed that she was there. I was very disappointed given what you pay to eat there!

Thank Dsibley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9707 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77042-3905
    (S Gesseenger)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Westchase
  • Neighbourhood: Westchase
  • Phone Number: +1 713-789-4962
Prepare for a dining experience unlike any other. Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice through tender steak and juicy chicken. Take in the aroma of sizzling shrimp, lobster and savory vegetables. Or visit our sushi bar, where your sushi chef will prepare fresh nigiri, sashimi and specialty rolls, all with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine. .

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?