After 10 years, we’re proud to say Benihana is back in the Windy City. Located at the base of the John Hancock Center in the heart of a city known for its incredible food scene, this location is the perfect spot for both Chicagoans and visitors alike to get the full Benihana experience. At Benihana, we pride ourselves on giving our guests not only the most delicious food, but also the entertainment they have come to love. Our newest location features 22 state-of-the-art teppanyaki tables and a patio ready to serve Benihana’s signature crave-worthy dishes.

Teppanyaki Temptations

At Benihana, we use only hand-selected, high-quality ingredients. From our fresh vegetables, hand-cut daily, to our sauces made from scratch to the USDA Choice cuts of beef we offer, our chefs spend hours preparing and ensuring every ingredient and entrée meets Benihana’s high standards. This is quality you can taste. Try our signature five-course meal, which includes Benihana Onion Soup, Benihana Salad, hibachi shrimp, an entrée with hibachi vegetables and Japanese Green Hot Tea to experience the perfection.

Benihana Experience

The experience at Benihana is unlike any other because guests get to enjoy seeing, hearing and smelling their food prepared in front of them. Our highly trained master chefs perform dazzling tricks right before their eyes. Our guests have the choice of favorites like steak, chicken and seafood, or even a combination if they choose. Benihana’s meat is always lean, tender and full of flavor, and it tastes even better when paired with hibachi vegetables and fried rice.

 Craveable Cocktails and Fresh Sushi

Guests at our new Chicago location who aren’t looking for our traditional teppanyaki style entrées can come in and enjoy fresh sushi options or vibrant cocktails from our full sushi bar and cocktail lounge or enjoy the lively atmosphere of the Magnificent Mile from our outdoor patio. Just like every item on our menu, we strive to deliver excellence with rich textures and bold flavors on our signature drink list.

Drinks like our popular Benihana Mojito or Tokyo Mule incorporate customary chilled sake and other Japanese-inspired add-ins to bring the flavors to an unexplored level for our guests.  The fresh flavors of our cocktails pair beautifully with our fresh sushi options, especially when enjoying drinks with traditional sake. At Benihana, we’re proud to offer our guests a variety of sakes to complement their favorite sushi rolls. Our menu also offers high-quality sashimi and sushi options that both sushi experts and even the most novice eater can enjoy.

Celebration Destination

We know Benihana is a destination for celebration. Whether our guests are having an eight-person get together or a party for 72, we offer private dining areas to accommodate all their party needs. Reserve one of our three one-of-a-kind rooms and celebrate a special occasion in the heart of downtown Chicago. Our Sakura Room features two tables, seating 16 guests, our Koi Room features four tables, seating 32 guests and our largest private dining room, Zen Room, includes nine tables, seating 72 guests.

Reservations are available online at or by calling (312) 780-3110

Starting August 23, the restaurant will be open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Happy hour will be available Monday through Friday 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

See you soon, Chicago!