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Japanese Restaurant, Sushi Restaurant, and Asian Restaurant · Seattle Central Business District
1200 5th Ave (at University St), Seattle, WA 98101, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–9:30 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–10:30 PM
  • Sat
    • 4:30 PM–10:30 PM
  • Sun
    • 4:30 PM–9:00 PM
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

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  • What you need to know
    Ted R.
    "Definitely request Jason"(2 Tips)
    Carrie S.
    "All you can eat sushi in the bar for 30 a person order..."(5 Tips)
    Alaa S.
    "They have the most unimpressive teppanyaki shows ever."(4 Tips)
    Ondrej Z.
    "Go for the fried rice."(3 Tips)
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  • request jason
  • sushi
  • steak
  • Japanese beers
  • hibachi
  • good for groups
  • authentic
  • sake
  • lively
  • dinner
  • family-friendly
  • good for dates
  • chefs
  • fried rice
  • teppanyaki
  • good for special occasions
  • chicken
  • lunch
  • Vegas rolls
  • clean
  • Marlena V.
    Talk clearly or they will mess up your order & your tab. Charged me for 2 things I never ordered & didnt bring out a dish we ordered but still charged us anyway. Complained & the lady Gennie was rude.
    Marlena Vongphakdy · September 15, 2013
  • Sterling Hines Elzinga
    My second visit in the last few months and both times have sucked due to sloe and bad service and very poor customer care from the manager who doesn't speak our language and doesnt reason with people
    Sterling Hines Elzinga · August 6, 2013
  • Michael C.
    Nothing special about this particular Benihana other than the manager who donned a rather impressive mustache. Good for birthdays and special occasions if you're looking for a teppanyaki experience.
    Michael Coppola · September 10, 2014
  • Edward C.
    Worst service ever. Customer service spoke no English. Overpriced and run down. Cannot recommend to ANY HUMAN. Poor quality, worth about 1/4 of price. Go check out Makado for good teppanyaki.
    Edward C · August 6, 2013
  • Alaa S.
    They have the most unimpressive teppanyaki shows ever. The food itself and the service are just OK. Not sure if I'd come back.
    Alaa Shaker · August 8, 2014
  • Beryl Y.
    Don't go to the lunch sushi buffet unless you like giant cold dense pieces of rice with a bit of sushi drizzled on top.
    Beryl Yan · December 26, 2012
  • Hector C.
    From monday to thursday you must go for the endless sushi. Amazing!!! Btw, ask for the Sumo Roll
    Hector Cm · February 4, 2012
  • marco d.
    Leaving the rice is very impolite to the chef! ....And might cost you 50ct a piece. Don't be like that, please.
    marco deppe · August 24, 2010
  • Josh W.
    Make sure you bring a friend. They only sell the blue ocean punch bowl to parties of two or more.
    Josh W · June 24, 2012
  • Ted R.
    Definitely request Jason, he is an awesome chef (years of experience) and has a great sense of humor.
    Ted Rea · March 10, 2011
  • Tina P.
    Entertainment with good food you get to watched cooked in front of you. What isn't to like?
    Tina Pegar · August 7, 2014
  • Sterling Hines Elzinga
    A really bad experience, the food never came, the service sucked, no one would help us after sitting for 45 minutes.
    Sterling Hines Elzinga · May 1, 2013
  • Carrie S.
    All you can eat sushi in the bar for 30 a person order heavily it takes a few minutes in between otherwise
    Carrie Seattle · January 29, 2012
  • Anthony R.
    They will not seat you unless your whole party is there (or you're going to order for them)
    Anthony Rallo · April 27, 2012
  • John S.
    the lunch buffet area is close to the bathroom, so stuff all your rice in your napkins and toss it there!
    John Shao · December 26, 2012
  • Jarrod S.
    Filet Mignon melts in your mouth. Dip it in the Ginger sauce. Make it happen!
    Jarrod Schockow · February 13, 2011
  • Romel C.
    I had the samurai treat w fried rice and two exotic mojitos. 70 bucks.
    Romel Cabuena · January 20, 2013
  • Francine L.
    Jason is definitely the most talented chef here. 18 yrs of experience and still loves what he does.
    Francine Lai · September 15, 2011
  • Jessica J.
    Delicious sushi and habachi. The chefs are fantastic and so talented! :)
    Jessica Jones · February 13, 2011
  • Keith F.
    Get here early and try the las Vegas roll! Amazing!
    Keith Ferency · February 24, 2013
  • Curtis J.
    Get a reservation or you may be waiting for a while...
    Curtis J. · June 14, 2015
  • Nancy L.
    AYCE lunch sushi quality had finally gone down hill after all these years. The salmon is tasteless. Sad,
    Nancy Lee · November 19, 2012
  • George A.
    If you are allergic to fish, don't come or ruin it for the rest of us!
    George Arnold · June 6, 2014
  • Linda D.
    Waitress was really rude. Forgot my order and messed up on my friends bill.
    Linda Danh · September 16, 2013
  • Ondrej Z.
    Go for the fried rice. It is worth the upgrade.
    Ondrej Zaoral · June 25, 2011
  • Johnathon B.
    Drank a Kirin, ordered some Filet and Chicken. Took a picture of the Chef.
    Johnathon Braverman · March 21, 2009
  • Kaylee e.
    Three words: Land and Sea. ORDER IT. :D
    Kaylee edwards · October 1, 2010
  • Brian
    It was fantastic experience.. Good hospitality!!
    Brian · September 13, 2013
  • Kenji N.
    Upgrade to the fried rice. It is definitely worth it
    Kenji Nishimura · February 17, 2011
  • Kenji N.
    Fun fact: 75% of chefs from Benihana nationwide speak Spanish
    Kenji Nishimura · February 17, 2011
  • Kristi W.
    If I was forced to pick a final meal, I would do it here....
    Kristi Wingard · September 23, 2011
  • Matthew T.
    Wow. Manager is really bad........... Yummy though ;) #free
    Matthew Thompson · August 6, 2013
  • Brad G.
    Use your Prime card and get two dinners for $35.
    Brad Graviadio · May 7, 2011
  • Carmen
    It's a Japanese version of the Mongolian Grill.
    Carmen · February 5
  • Jon F.
    Chef's Special, Steak Hibachi for 2 for $37
    Jon Franzese · November 6, 2010
  • Patrick M.
    Have your birthday here.
    Patrick McFadden · October 16, 2009
  • Stephanie
    Try the rockys choice!
    Stephanie · October 9, 2011
  • Peter H.
    Service was awful. Worst one I have been 2.
    Peter Hodor · May 28, 2012
  • David Joseph Y.
    Great experience eating here!
    David Joseph Yenshaw · November 18, 2012
  • Luis-Daniel S.
    Miguel is a very funny chef
    Luis-Daniel Soto-Maldonado · March 14, 2011
  • Julia W.
    Sign up for bday for $30 gift card
    Julia W. · June 12, 2012
  • Julia W.
    Bday club is $30 free meal. Sign up!
    Julia W. · June 26, 2011
  • @innab
    Try the sushi buffet lunch!
    @innab · April 26, 2012
  • Shanna D.
    Request Jason to be your chef.
    Shanna Drew · September 7, 2010
  • Pink F.
    I love it!!!!!!!👍👍👍👍
    Pink Fluffy · March 4, 2015
  • Falcon Darkstar M.
    Falcon Darkstar Momot · August 29, 2015

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