Benihana

4 ratings
$$$ • Japanese Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Sushi
Safety Rating
3 ratings

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8781 Lyra Dr
Columbus, OH 43240

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Celiac

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Absolute dirtiest restaurant we’ve ever been in. Chef had no idea how to prepare GF. We had to stop him and ask for it to be prepared in the back. Our daughter still ended up getting terribly sick due to contamination.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Poor

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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We went to Benihana expecting to have them make my GF food in the back, separately. Instead the chef prepared it on the same grill, before anyone else’s food. It was DELICIOUS and I didn’t feel left out.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Benihana was very sensitive to my son's celiac disease. They communicated clearly to the chef and my son was not served the soup but instead received 2 salads with yum yum sauce instead of the regular dressing. His entree was prepared separately in the kitchen to avoid contamination from the griddle. He was also given an order of edamame as part of his meal for free. We were very pleased overall with their precautions.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sushi

Categories

  • Asian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Japanese
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Steakhouse

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Celiac

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I called before and they told me to inform my waiter of my allergy. They have a separate gluten sensitive menu with loads of great options. They asked the table if they could cook everyone’s food with gluten free soy sauce and the food was delicious. The services wasn’t great and the ambience was less than expected but it was celiac safe and I call that a win!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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NOT celiac safe!! Willing to make the food gluten free and use gluten free soy sauce but everything is cooked on the same stove and they use the same spatula for everything. Definitely got at least cross contaminated because i have major brain fog now, no stomach pain yet thank goodness. Would be great for someone who’s just gluten free but if you have an allergy i would avoid it.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

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

— Below Average

Gluten Intolerant

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The waitress really knew her stuff when it came to things I could and couldn’t have. I felt safe with consuming food here. The chef did my rice first before everyone else’s. They are very accommodating when you let them know you are gluten free. They do have a gluten free menu!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

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Please note I only have experience eating the sushi so this review is only about that. I’ve had their sushi twice, once a few days ago and another two years ago, and I did not get sick. The sushi wasn’t the best tasting but still pretty good.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

— Average

Celiac

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What a great Christmas present!! Our server, Jasmine, knew exactly how to keep me safe, and our hibachi chef, Josh, was fun, interactive and amazing!! What a wonderful place to spend a special time❣

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

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Spoke with the manager on the phone and while they offer gluten free and are very educated, he recommended not eating here if you have celiac because so much of the ingredient prep happens in a shared space. He was supportive of me bringing my own food into the restaurant, but I ended up just having a drink. Glad the manager was so educated to say it likely isn’t celiac safe, especially if you come in a few hours after opening when they have been prepping stuff for a while

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

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