Benihana

Flamboyant chefs at the Teppanyaki tables are well trained in the modern art of ‘Eatertainment 23 Reviews

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Benihana is to sushi, what McDonalds is to burgers. With over 100,000,000 meals served all over the world since the franchise began, millions of people have turned to Benihana for their taste of the orient. The chain may follow a standard recipe for success, but this is hardly conveyor belt cuisine at fast food prices.

Flamboyant chefs at the Teppanyaki tables are well trained in the modern art of ‘Eatertainment,’ although we sometimes wished he’d stop gabbing so we could enjoy a conversation of our own.

Benihana offers a simple entry into the mysteries of Japanese food. Set menus are the way to go; the Benihana Imperial, for example, offers a starter of miso soup and salad, followed by surf and turf with vegetables cooked on the hot plate, with green tea and green tea ice cream to finish. Alternatively the seafood combo includes calamari, lobster, hammour and prawns.

Combination meals will set you back about Dhs190. Japanese purists turn their noses up at the mass-market Benihana concept, but don’t let this put you – and, we suggest, a large group of friends – off an evening that you will thoroughly enjoy.


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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

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Posted by: Amani Ereiqat on 08 Jun ' 12 at 17:58
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Amani Ereiqat on 08 Jun ' 12 at 17:26
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: KC on 25 May ' 12 at 10:01
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

this place is not the best when it comes to atmosphere and decor but it's definitely one of the best sushi places I've been to in Dubai! we went to the "all you can eat" sushi night on Thursday and I was blown away by the value! perfect sushi, wine (not amazing, but not horrible), and a complete dessert table! It's really worth it! Also if you go at 6:30 and leave before 8:30 during the all you can eat sushi night, you can use the "early bird deal" and pay 160 each instead of 198 which is amazing if you have dinner early!

It's defiantly my new favorite place for sushi in Dubai!

Posted by: matthew langridge on 02 Oct ' 11 at 04:36
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Great food, except the steak, not fresh and tough cuts, chef not bad though not amazing. Service though - very bad! Spoke with the manager several times about how long things were taking, he didn't solve. Half our group of 14 left before deserts were finally served 3 hours after we arrived! Impossible getting attention for drinks. Benehana in London and Oz is farrr better, fresher ingredients and service much better. I've been here twice now, and both times not good.

Posted by: Lucia on 28 Sep ' 11 at 06:47
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Best food , Best service, Best Value ...
Simply the best Tepeniyaki and Sushi ...
We became addicted to this restaurent , we go there every week once or twice sometimes!
Everyone should give it a try!

Posted by: LL on 28 Sep ' 11 at 06:26
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: LL on 28 Sep ' 11 at 06:24
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: paolo galicia on 14 Aug ' 11 at 20:13
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

im an avid fan of japanese food specially sashimi and sushi, but having a dinner at benihana in al bustan its absolutely worth it. The food is superb had shrimp on starter, salmon beef and chicken as maincourse, and wasabi ice cream in my dessert the night is complete. And to mention the service, its absolutely warmth i dont feel intimidated. way to go benihana al bustan hotel.

Posted by: Dr. Raji Mathew on 28 Aug ' 10 at 07:20
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

This time came back with family for some teppanyaki. Good show by chef Fernando. It took more than half an hour to get things started. Food portion seems less though admittedly tasty. Didn't get the tea that was part of the teppanyaki deal.

Posted by: Dr. Raji Mathew on 25 Aug ' 10 at 11:37
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Came here for the second time last Thursday. Had the grilled hammour and rib eye steak with cream mustard. Also tried the Mojito sake. Pedestrian fare. Fun watching the teppanyaki show going on at another table. Would like to try that some time especially for the kids.

Posted by: S. on 16 Aug ' 10 at 00:37
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

This is not my first time having dinner at Benihana. As the pervious times, the service is kind of sloppy, and the chef takes a very long time to come to the table, unlike the Benihana branch in london. The food used to be better though, not saying that it was bad, it was just BETTER. They should increase the teppanyaki nights, since thats the main attraction to the restaurant. Just to be clear, when I booked the table, there was no mentioning whatsoever of a set menu being placed. All in all, i'd give it an 8/10.

Posted by: Mike on 22 Mar ' 10 at 18:22
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The FUNNIEST Chefs in the City!!!! Go Benihana!

Posted by: Celia on 22 Mar ' 10 at 18:16
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I am an avid fan of Benihana! I love the Teppanyaki Night every Sunday & the Sushi night every Tuesday. The hostess is always smiling and all the staff provide great service. Chefs are funny & the food is just lovely. This is a go-to place if u really want to find the best Jap food in Dubai!

Posted by: racha royer on 22 Mar ' 10 at 08:48
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

sushi is very good and the teppaniyaki too, just the problem of the smell, but the total experience is great , will deffenitly go back to benihana.
great for familly and friens and good entertainment.

Posted by: Nasser on 22 Mar ' 10 at 05:43
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

It's really the best Japanese restaurant I have ever visited!

Posted by: Mazen on 22 Mar ' 10 at 05:39
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I love the fresh food and the friendly services as well as the ambiance of this lovely restaurant!!!

Posted by: Ariel on 22 Mar ' 10 at 05:34
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Benihana simply is the best Japanese restaurant in Dubai !!!.

Posted by: Paul Aychouh on 09 Mar ' 10 at 03:58
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Excellent Restaurant, one of the best in town

Posted by: humaid k A on 04 Nov ' 09 at 02:53
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

best of all Japanese restaurants,
top of my list, i go there every Tuesday for sushi night...

Delicious food, unique taste, high quality meat.

Posted by: Dave Smith on 20 Aug ' 09 at 15:17
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Had very slow drink service and the meat, especially the chicken was poor quality (thigh, not breast meat). The sushi was just ok but ordered the chicken, steak, and lobster and all were tough. The chef was not very experienced and missed on the tricks. Got a shrimp tail in my drink.

Posted by: rawan on 20 Apr ' 09 at 17:45
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Mira on 18 Mar ' 09 at 12:08
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

One of the best sushi in Dubai!! just so delecious!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Geof on 08 Feb ' 09 at 14:01
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Good food but worse service

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