Review of Benihana

875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Overall Rating


The chef told us he was new and it showed. There was clear cross contamination between my food and the rest of it, but I was almost more concerned with the risk of salmonella when the chef used his spatula on raw chicken and moved directly to serving vegetables (I would have complained if I wasn’t starving). It also rubbed me when he seemed to be mansplaining that I couldn’t have soy sauce… I have every food safety certificate in the state in addition to being gluten free, I know what has gluten! While I’m sure he’ll get better with more experience, it doesn’t help me right now. The server was knowledgeable, but had to be reminded and was very busy (as to be expected with a staffing shortage).


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity

Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 9 months ago

Gluten Intolerant