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2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1917
+1 808-955-5955
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA
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351 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a place to enjoy the art of teppanyaki cooking. Food is decent but not great. Our chef was very entertaining and the lunch menu is affordable. It's a Japanese restaurant but the cooking is not really Japanese and the chefs definitely are not. Overall I enjoyed it.

Thank Mark M
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't have a reservation but were told that it would be a 20-30 minute wait. At about the 35 minute mark a party of about 40 walked in and was seated. After 40 minutes I checked and was told they were still waiting for a table to open. When we hit the hour mark just for fun I walked... More 

Thank Holly M
Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

heard a lot about this restaurant but really didn't meet our expectations. We used outside terrace and their regular menu not with the chefs' performance. The food was Okay.

Thank Peiman S
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted Japanese food but didn't want the whole teppanyaki thing. They were able to sit us outside and we ordered from the full menu. Food was amazing as was the service. All four courses came was fast and delicious. I will definitely we going to their other North American location in Toronto.

Thank Andrew Q
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of our groups first time eating Japanese food EVER. what a great place to start. The Bar has been set very high for her future Japanese experiences. Thoroughly enjoyed our night here.

Thank Prue E
Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came to Benihana for dinner one of nights while staying at the hotel, typical benihana style restaurant, crowded, a little loud/noisy food was good , expensive $

Thank SGLA2017
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally Teppanyaki! We went with another family and the experience was very theatrical. The re is quite scary knife juggling fanatics.

Thank ZoeLovesSushi
Level Contributor
22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have had a fantastic time at this restaurant. We've been seated with a Japanese family on holidays. Surf and turf is great and Big Splash too. Chef Tom was actually entertaining. Staff could give more time at the end of the party before paying. This comes with a nod of disappointment to see staff overwhelmingly insisting on the fact that... More 

Thank Fili L
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Benihana's was fun and the food was beyond outstanding...the staff treated everyone like a King or Queen, they really work hard to make you feel like family!

Thank Bryan H
Marion, Iowa
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty food. Fun show. Nice service. Plus, the convenience of having the restaurant next to our hotel, made for a super evening out with the family. We all choose a different combination of steak, chicken, or shrimp. My son and I shared a California roll that was delicious as well.

Thank kimberlystamps

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1917
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighbourhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-955-5955

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