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Benihana - Anchorage, AK, Anchorage, AK

Benihana - Anchorage, AK

4.2
4.2
1259 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 Anchorage is located at the corner of 8th and “L,” near many downtown attractions, including the Anchorage Museum, Alaska Center for Performing Arts, Dena’ina Convention Center and Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. It’s a 5-minute cab ride to the Alaska Railroad terminal and 10 minutes from the Ted Stevens International Airport.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (907) 222-5212

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Anchorage

  • Cross street

    Between 8th and L street

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine

What 1,259 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Anchorage / Alaska

    Good for Groups

  • Anchorage / Alaska

    Great for Lunch

  • Anchorage / Alaska

    Special Occasion

  • Anchorage / Alaska

    Most Booked

  • Anchorage

    Good for Groups

  • Anchorage

    Great for Lunch

  • Anchorage

    Special Occasion

  • Anchorage

    Most Booked

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  1. DR

    DianeR

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we entered it was great. Birthday dinner for my granddaughter and first time visit for my great grandson. He loved it. Our chef was fantastic. I live this restaurant
  2. NM

    NewportMarsh

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Visiting grandparents. Aiisha was our excellent server & Akeem our talented chef. The food was very delicious & entertaining preparation as well. It’s our grandchildren’s favorite restaurant in Anchorage!
  3. HC

    HnCJackinsky

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sheridan(sorry if I spelled your name wrong) was our chef for the evening. We were the very last table on the night of July 31st. Thank you for an amazing dinner your great sense of humor and just don’t right enjoyable meal! The food was by far the best we have had at this Benihana’s location!! Give him a raise!!!!
  4. CB

    CarolB

    Anchorage

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We didn't have any shows, the cook was super quiet and the food didn't taste the same. My experience wasn't good, He does not know how to cook
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Not worth the wait and i price.
  6. MA

    MichaelA

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was a bit loud at times, and they took a long time to seat us, but the food was great and the server and other customers were fun to sit with. I needed a Benihana experience and this didn’t disappoint. I was amazed to find one in Anchorage, so I got to take my wife and daughter there for the first time in their lives.
  7. CR

    ChristopherR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a good experience, the chef put on a good show, and the waitress was very attentive to us. Would recommend at least once going once for the experience. Worth the money spent, food was good.
  8. SM

    StaceyM

    Anchorage

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Love Benihana, this particular visit I was not impressed with our chef.
  9. KH

    KatHerineB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    Server was definitely on drugs and completely ruined the whole nights experience. The only saving grace was the amazing chef he did everything in his power to make our night better.

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on August 2, 2022Dear KatHerineB On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Good was amazing, as always. Server was nowhere to be found. We could never get refills, boxes, or our check. We never got salads and waited for about 30 minutes past our reservation time. We were given complimentary california rolls for the wait though! I will be back, it just might be awhile!

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on August 2, 2022Dear Guest We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

  11. P

    Pinksh

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Far too little chefs and servers to the amount of customers they sat on a Saturday evening. Table booked for 7.15pm, got sat at 7.30pm, got first drink delivered at 8.30pm, and soup delivered at 8.45pm. Chef Bradley finally came to our table at 9pm, and he was excellent. Food was tasty and plentiful. Cocktails were tasty but with only one bartender on to serve a totally full restaurant we didn't bother to order a second. Server was spaced out/rushed off their feet and kept forgetting items we'd asked for. All in all we were sat for 3hrs. We had fun and will return but will be trying for a less busy time so we can fully enjoy the experience.

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on August 2, 2022Dear Pinksh On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent 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. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    We waited 20-30 minutes AFTER we were seated to be treated by our waitress. My poor kiddos were so thirsty they just wanted some water. By the time that she came we were ready to order because it had been that long. We had to repeat our order several times and were told that she couldn’t do an accommodation of extra sauce even though we have done it several times with zero problems. She doubled our sushi order, she didn’t even put my daughters order on the ticket. So that flustered our chef as he was scrambling trying to get our orders corrected. My friends order was put in wrong even though we had repeated the order several times. My husband’s soup was cleared before he was finished. Our server asked how to split the check and we had to get that corrected because it was incorrect and would not listen to us try to explain it. We also did not get to have the ice cream that should have been included. We were essentially dismissed by our server. My kids were disappointed as they always look forward to ice cream from Benihana. Honestly this is the worst service I’ve ever experienced at Benihana.

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on August 2, 2022Dear Guest on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

  13. ME

    MaryE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great improvement since the last time I was there. It was very clean they were very tentative to our needs & professional. The food was excellent no complaints

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on August 2, 2022Dear MaryE Thank you for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

  14. RH

    RobynH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gordon was amazing; we ate at the bar and he worked his butt off!

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on July 22, 2022Dear RobynH Your feedback is appreciated! We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

  15. b

    bran

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Terrible service, and the lobster was sour. No response from management

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on August 2, 2022Dear bran On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Waited 15 min to be seated with a reservation AND once our entire party was at the restaurant. Another 15 min for water. Drinks arrived in shifts, husband received his drink after 90 min and asking 4 times. Salad arrived while chef was midway thru his prep. Chef Cullen was amazing, cracking corny jokes and putting a smile on our otherwise sullen and hungry faces. Service was truly bad, restaurant was kinda dirty. We have dined at this Benihana in the past. This was truly a ‘hashtag never again’

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on July 22, 2022Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent 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. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

  17. KB

    KathyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience. Our chef had a great sense of humor and the food was delicious!

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on August 2, 2022Dear KathyB We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

  18. AR

    AlkaR

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Very bad experience. Chef is not friendly. we felt he didn’t know his job. worst ever. Manager wave our bill. but they shouldn’t have this kind chef, who doesn’t know his job.

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on July 22, 2022Dear AlkaR Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

  19. AG

    AlexG

    Anchorage

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place! We would go back even though the food could of been better!

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on August 2, 2022Dear AlexG Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    The service was very bad.
  21. ME

    MarissaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chef we had really seemed to know what he was doing, and had fun tricks.

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on July 22, 2022Dear MarissaE Your feedback is appreciated. We are pleased to hear we were able to create a great memory for you!

  22. BS

    BeckyS

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome! But super loud! You have to speak super loud to the chef and the person that takes the orders. Overall, the food was great 👍

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on July 13, 2022Dear BeckyS We are happy you enjoyed the experience! Come back soon!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service slow to start but good once it started. Food is good and chef put on a good show. Prices are high but to be expected in todays climate.

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on July 13, 2022Dear Guest Thank you for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

  24. WB

    WilliamB

    Anchorage

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and selection were wonderful! Had a blast with my friends visiting from another country!

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on July 13, 2022Dear WilliamB Your feedback is appreciated. We are pleased to hear we were able to create a great memory for you and your friends!

  25. KW

    KarinaW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    C-lo was our chef and he was amazing! Our server however was not. The restaurant was only at half capacity but we couldn’t get refills. The bathrooms need serious tlc, sticky floors and regular cleaning.

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on July 13, 2022Dear KarinaW Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

  26. RE

    RaeshellE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was so amazing I’m sad I couldn’t remember his name to give credit! We have 5 children and he was amazing with them, patient and so nice. Dennis was the bomb! Like always!

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on July 13, 2022Dear RaeshellE thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

  27. JN

    JenniferN

    Anchorage

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Beware making reservations online; I had reservations for 2 at 7pm and the other customers didn’t show up until 8pm to be seated. They wait until the table will be full which I understand but they didn’t call to tell me or mention it at all after we had arrived. Definitely didn’t need to hurry to be on time. Food was awesome! Just like everywhere they are short staffed. 30 minutes for your drink order.

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on July 13, 2022Dear JenniferN We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for our 6 year olds birthday dinner! Food was great and our chef and server were personable and funny!

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on July 5, 2022Dear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The server was awesome. His name was montegue

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on July 5, 2022Dear Guest Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your review with the team.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Took two hours to get the dinner we ordered made. We just had to box it up and leave. Bummer!

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on July 6, 2022Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

  31. VP

    VictorP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Service was horrible waited an hour and a half to get our order taken then retaken. Waited another 30 because our waitress was new and never put our order in! Very disappointed! Told us that our meal will be on them only for them to say no we never said that. Very disappointed with them!

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on June 29, 2022Dear VictorP On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

  32. BA

    BillieA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed Fathers Day dinner. Alicia was super attentive and did a great job. I loved Danny’s show and the cooking. He is very good and funny.

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on June 29, 2022Dear BillieA Thank you for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good, restaurant staff was courteous and helpful.

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on June 29, 2022Dear Guest thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on June 29, 2022Dear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    2 times in a row now the cook was very sub par. Last time the fried rice was god awful. This time was burnt

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on June 29, 2022Dear Guest We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

  36. OR

    sORENSENb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy benihana because of the cooks and servers

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on June 29, 2022Dear sORENSENb We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

  37. BA

    BAnchorage

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Hostess had a major attitude and stood there on her phone and eating her rice before helping us. The chef saved our diving experience.

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on June 29, 2022Dear BAnchorage Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

  38. SC

    ShaqC

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great!! This was my first time eating dinner at Benihana and it was a very pleasurable experience! Great food!! Server and hibachi chef were both outstanding!

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on June 8, 2022Dear ShaqC On behalf of the Benihana team we look forward to serving you again!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful chef! We shared stable with a mom and her two daughters. Eight year old and two. Very nice mannered children.

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on June 8, 2022Dear Guest We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

  40. BS

    BillS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was fine, but for some reason they do not serve the traditional Benihana Yum Yum sauce. That sauce is the essence of what makes Benihana’s food special. Without it the food is no better than I can make at home. The server was friendly but appeared to be new and nervous. He forgot to turn on the grill so when the chief came he was off to a bad start. The chief was adequate but raw in his skills. He seemed to lose his enthusiasm somewhat but was very courteous. All in all just an okay experience, not what I am used to from any of the many times I have taken my family to Benihana in MN. I would dine there again…but only if they get the Yum Yum sauce.

    Benihana - Anchorage, AKResponded on June 8, 2022Dear BillS Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Benihana - Anchorage, AK is rated 4.2 stars by 1259 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

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  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Benihana - Anchorage, AK

1100 W 8th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 8th and L street

  • Neighborhood

    Anchorage

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine

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