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840 Morris Tpke, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2696
+1 973-467-9550
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Short Hills, New Jersey
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Years ago the portions were small and the food and ventilation were excellent. Now it is the exact opposite. My guess is that patrons complained that the portions were too small so Benihana made them enormous and, in order to offset the expense, now buys poor quality food. You come out reeking of cooking oil. The kids love the show.... More 

Thank obbell2017
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

When I went to Benihana I thought I wouldn't like it because it's Japanese food. (I'm not a fan of Japanese and Chinese.) When we got there, there wasn't much parking. When we got inside, there were paintings, and bamboo. It only took about 5 minutes before we got seated, and it was Friday night. Their food was amazing. The... More 

1 Thank christianmU5213IY
Summit, New Jersey
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202 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Real rating is "good". I can't rate them "average" because it's not your average eating experience. Add showmanship to consistently good food, particularly when you get a good chef and it's, well, a unique experience. Which makes it ideal for special occasions. Which is why my son and grand kids, as well as probably more than half their clientele, always... More 

Thank Jim W
New Providence, New Jersey
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299 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We used my birthday coupon to Benihana. They will check your ID to verify your birthday. The food is OK only. Fried rice will cost extra also. Food is not cheap unless you have coupon and enjoy those "throw food" entertainment. This place is very popular for kids birthday party.

Thank tanje1
Springfield , NJ
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118 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Like last time, they charged me for extra fried rice which we did not order. At almost $5 per bowl, it was I assume the way they make extra money. Service was okay but they are greatly understaffed. Food was average, nothing to rave about. Not cheap.

Thank mark p
New York
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Came in January, the wait was long but it was worth it. The food was good and the service was entertaining. A little noisy, but that's part of the experience.

Thank Alex B
Wyckoff, New Jersey
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229 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Bottom Line: Don't waste your money. Not any better than every other hibachi restaurant...food court teriyaki is much better at a fraction of the price. Details: We have been to many hibachi restaurants over the years but never to Benihana. A friend has mentioned that they were the best of the lot so we planned on celebrating a birthday there.... More 

Thank 8pixel
Benihana M, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this review

On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your negative visit with us. If you have not done so already, please complete our ‘Contact Us Form’ located on our website, and be sure to select ‘Guest Relations’ as the category. Our team would love to follow up with you, as your feedback will... More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Always a great time been coming here for years service is always consistent and the chefs r always intriguing with the show and jokes I have 3 boys and they love it and always keeps them occupied with the chef in front of you the managers are always welcoming and are there making sure your experience is great my family... More 

Thank NJBilly
New Jersey
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100 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a very putting off smell of eggs, but other than that it is great for teppanyaki. If they could something about the smell, I could go back again.

Thank Shubham_Nath
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Always a fun and good experience. I find that some chefs do cook better than others but have positive things to say from our most recent visit. The chef cooked the meats perfectly and all of the staff was very attentive despite how busy the restaurant was. Great job!

Thank Eric B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 840 Morris Tpke, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2696
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Short Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 973-467-9550

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