Benihana - Dulles, VA

4.1
973 reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, 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. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail. Benihana Dulles is located at the Dulles Town Center Mall next to Haverty’s Furniture. Take a much-needed shopping break at Benihana or enjoy a pre-movie drink during Happy Hour in our lounge and bar. Happy Hour is offered Monday through Friday from 4–7 p.m., with drink specials and appetizers. Join us for Express Lunch, Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and enjoy your Benihana favorites served fresh and in half of the time.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 973 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.9
Value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hailey
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, wait was not as long as it was expected to be. Waiter and chef we’re both kind and very helpful

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S3ThBl
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great time. The food and the experience were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience2

Hicimos una reserva para las 7 y 15 pm y nos atendieron casi 1 hora después. No tenían personal suficiente aunque las personas que nos atendieron una vez nos dieron la mesa fueron fenomenales.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great. The only thing that would have made it better is not waiting for a table. It was a great experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Our reservation was at 6pm, we were not seated until an hour after that. After being seated, our chef didn't come out to prepare the food until another 30 minutes later. While management was apologetic, it would have been a nice gesture if they would have offered a complimentary appetizer or a small percentage off the bill. That was a little disappointing. As for the food, it was ok.

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vipNigelS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience2

Dreadful service. Walked out when we couldn’t wait any longer for entrees.

Doing a massive trade on take out and evidently not worrying about dine in customers.

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vipBrenMil
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mother's Day and the staff was exceptional in making a busy day unique. Manager, Marlena took extra care in making sure service was provided with care and accuracy. Veronica added in to help get order and Manager involved. Special gift certificate and incentives was definitely a plus for this visit with a party of 6. Food is always great!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Overall it wasn’t too bad, we had a reservation for 5pm we got to our table about 5:25. The waitress was great. Seems this location may need to be renovated. It has declined in appearance over the years

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Restaurant did not honor reservation made on open table and told us we should have called. Staff was unapologetic and did not tell us it would be an over 30 minute wait when we arrived. But only after we had been made to wait fifteen minutes and we asked what the delay was.

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AmyK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Two table left after we sat down due to the long wait time. Short staffed on chefs. LOTS of butter on food. Price increased alot. Not worth it for the service time and food quality.

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Jeanette
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

We had a 3pm reservation and we was on time and was not seated until 4pm.
The food was not all that.

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MikeC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience2

I made reservations for 8:15 and finally was seated over a half hour later. The hostesses were slightly rude with a dash of distain. The waitress was nice but spread thin over multiple tables. Our chef was on point. Best Surf Side I’ve had in a while. Made the wait kind of worth it. He is the only reason I’d recommend going here.

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MLacquer
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our Benihana experience very much. The food was great, not too salty which I appreciated. Our server was really attentive and made great recommendations, and she didn’t rush us or make us feel her stress (which I’m sure she was considering the dinner rush was starting. Our reservation was for 5:15, and we didn’t get seated until probably about 5:40. I didn’t deduct any starts for this because 1. It was a Saturday night. 2. Mother’s Day weekend. 3. Covid. The restaurant was fully booked the evening we arrived, and I think they managed to make us feel welcome and didn’t rush us out the door.

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vipFlorettaT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our 37th Wedding Anniversary

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ChowingDown
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent meal. The fried rice was good but not as wonderful as it usually is. My steak and lobster were fabulous.

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WB20176
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Benihana's is not the entertaining, fun-loving place it used to be. Instead, we got a chef that barely spoke to us while cooking and there wasn't much entertaining pomp and circumstance they're known for. The food is still good but it's way overpriced for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super nice time. Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Karen’s our chef food was amazing. I’ve eaten at many hibachis and never have I ever had food taste as good!! Johana our server gave outstanding customer service without prompts. She even offered to take our family’s photo as a keepsake. I will specifically request for these ladies anytime I make reservations at Dulles.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was amazing. Definitely will be back again. No one was there so we were able to stay very socially distant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

First time at Benihana but have been to many other local Japanese steakhouses and while the servers were great, we found the food to be average comparatively and the prices were SO MUCH HIGHER than competitors. I didn’t even think to check prices before I went because all the others had been comparable, but this was much more AND to add insult to injury, they charged $5pp to “upgrade” to fried rice (who goes there and doesn’t want fried rice??). I definitely won’t be back there, but will go to the many others in the area.

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vipLisa
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite restaurant! Super delicious food, huge food portions, wonderful friendly staff, and great festive atmosphere! We go here at least once a week!

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Mark
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My wife did not like the presentation of the tuna rolls and she said the sushi rice seemed a little old. Also, they did not give here soy sauce with the sushi rolls. Other than that it was great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience3

The food was great but the person at the front counter was ridiculously rude. I was shocked. I probably will not return due to the staff up front. Our waitress was nice. Food was good and drinks were great. But overall they should probably retrain the the two ladies upfront to be a little bit more nicer to the guests.

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Sammy
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was excellent as always. Service was great! Will go back.

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vipBrenMil
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Benihana any day of the week, any occasion! The service is always superb. Manager, Mr. Ciro always greets me and remembers me personally. Takes care of my family each and every time. The present of the food is incredible--and each event is awesome.

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Jsadek
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rufino our chef was the best ever. He entertained our kids, made them laugh and they loved the food even more. He is very talented, the way he prepared our meals and answered all our questions was very professional and inviting, he made our lunch time so worth it.

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Kimmy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

The price was high but the quality and quantity of food was horrible. I can go to Sakura Japanese steakhouse and pay for the same price and get superb quality and quantity of food. The customer service was slow. I had reservation at 7:30, didnt get seated until 8:00 pm, waitress didnt come to our table until 8:15 pm, we didnt really eat until 8:30 or so. I would not recommend this place.

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Venkat
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Menu is very confusing and also though we have an appointment but waited almost 45 mins for the table and most importantly cooker is not that great .

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience1

Male manager was absolutely terrible. Service was slow and wasn’t brought to table incorrect. Overall unhappy and will not return to this location again

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JenniferS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We waited a bit to get sat (even with a reservation), but once sat our experience was amazing. Our server had a great personality and was very observant to our needs. Then came the chef. He went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our experience as well as our food. Will definitely return.

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Winekissez
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

Review is about the service. The food was good. The service was the issue. The actual chef and our server were great and attentive! However, the hostess was rude. This is the second time we’ve come in the past 3 months, where the same women was rude! Short black bob haircut. No one was in the restaurant. Plenty of open seats but she kept insisting the seats were for reservations. I actually looked at all the open reservations prior to coming in and there were plenty. I actually made a reservation while we were waiting to be seated and we still weren’t seated on time! The host and what I believe to be the manager were just standing around talking to each other. Again, the food and actually servers were great but the additional staff and manager might want to change their attitudes!! Between the two of them, they are bringing the place down!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Food was overcooked and too salty but the presentation and staff were awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

It was my son’s 10th birthday and he was excited for his very first Hibachi experience - only to be disappointed that our Chef rushed through the entire dinner. It was so quick, no interaction, no fire or flames as he had hoped, nothing interactive or fun for the kids to experience. Very expensive and the food wasn’t good either. Not sure why we can’t do fried rice anymore but was told no fried rice?

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Only ask for Chef Anthony. He is the best and. The only reason my girlfriend and I drive an hour from DC when there are other Benihana restaurants that are closer but lack in quality and preparation.

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Breonna
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

When we called 45 minutes ahead and said we would be late, they told us if we weren’t there 15 minutes after the reservation time we would lose our spot but when we arrived there was little to no guests there. The waitress got our order wrong and wasn’t really paying attention. The cook had great customer service and people skills he even put us on to some new sauce there. He saved the night honestly. But the price compared to the amount of food and the quality of the food is so not worth it to me. I’ll stick to Kobe’

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vipNikki
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

Unfortunately, 🙄we were disappointed on this visit. What is going on with the rice?? 🤦‍♀️ It seems it no longer fills the rice bowl. I told the cook they were cheating us out of rice. Food was ok, we have had better. 😐 They stopped giving the food in portions as you watched the show. The chef gave us rice first, then appetizer shrimp, green stuff then it was a lil wait and next the chicken with mushrooms, shrimp, onions all right behind each other. We use to be served food and was able to eat as we enjoyed the show. This will be our last visit to this location. The short served rice is just ridiculous. (See my picture of the lil rice) 😤 When it was all over we was sitting with a full plate of food eating with no chef. It felt like we was at home looking out our window. Since we were over near the window area. Disappointed to say the least!!! 😳🤦‍♀️

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

We were given a table at the back near stocked chairs and equipment. The table and area were dirty. When we asked for a different table we were told no. I had to be very assertive and ask for a manager, leave the table area, and insist. The server and lead were resistant but the front desk matron and manager gave us a new table. After that the service, cook and meal were good.

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MyReview
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

Terrible service. Did not serve rice until after cook left the table. Cook argued about way food was cooked

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TashaF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

We had a reservation & the ladies at the hostess desk seemed unorganized & clueless. The drinks were not presented the way the were advertised online. The biggest waste of $130 I've ever spent!!!

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Benihana - Dulles, VA is rated 4.1 stars by 973 OpenTable diners.

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