Benihana

3.0 stars 3.0 out of 5 4 ratings
$$$Dairy-Free, Happy Hour, Kid Friendly + 9 more

11840 Fountains Way, Maple Grove, MN 55369 Directions

(763) 315-0090
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 11, 2017

    Very GF aware. In order to be safe all your food must be cooked in the back. DO NOT EAT OFF THE SHOW GRILL or you'll be sorry. If you specifically order GLUTEN FREE your food will be made safely in the kitchen. Done this several times with zero issue.

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    1 rating
    March 07, 2015

    I got so sick here. Did everything right I thought. not sure what happened. it was more than cross contamination.

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    1 rating
    October 19, 2013

    I have gotten sick EVERY time I have ate there no matter how many times I tell them that I'm gluten free or how much they seem to care. 3 strikes and they are out. I've even skipped birthday parties and other big events because I will never ever step foot in one again. Just thinking about this place makes me feel sick.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 26, 2013

    Notify the staff you have to be gluten free they really go above and beyond to make sure you are gluten free the whole time. delicious options and gf soy sauce too!

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    3 rating
    December 13, 2017

    12690 International Drive South, Orlando, FL 32821

    This place has GF soy sauce and they can make GF fried rice. It was good but three out of four of us got sick. The three of us ate the chicken so I’m not sure if we had food poisoning or it wasn’t fully GF.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 05, 2017

    47 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

    Amazing hibachi food! Could not say enough good things about them! We went for my best friends birthday and I️ was the only Celiac in the party so of course had to ask my usual hundred questions about how my food would be prepared etc. I️ was told they have gluten free soy sauce (which was amazing) and that if my “allergy” was severe that they would make my food in a separate area in the kitchen, instead of on the hibachi grill with everyone else’s, which I️ was completely fine with. I️ ordered he hibachi steak with chicken fried rice. The guy then came over to start making everyone’s food and told me he would make mine as well which made me nervous and I️ mentioned about cooking it separate in the kitchen, and he told me not to worry. I️ was definitely worried and watching his every move. However, he was extremely knowledgeable. He made my rice and steak first and then made everyone else’s rice and meat. They use a garlic butter in their rice that has soy sauce so it is not gluten free! He just put regular butter in my rice and of course the gluten free soy sauce. They were great and I️ felt very comfortable after I️ saw how knowledgeable they were.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    October 26, 2017

    5489 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

    I called ahead and talked to staff and still ended up almost nothing to eat. It was a real bummer.

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    2 rating
    September 18, 2017

    840 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078

    The staff was very nice and understanding but offering is very limited

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 12, 2017

    3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    the kitchen was very accommodating and cooked all my food seperate

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 31, 2017

    1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836

    Very careful! Made my food at the table with everyone else but on the side. Cleaned his utensils every time and was so nice about it. Wonderful customer service!! Thank you!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    April 19, 2017

    1989 Diamond Blvd, Concord, CA 94520

    Was here for a friend's bday and the food was great and completely gf. The meat is not seasoned except for salt and pepper so just make sure they cook all of your food first on the clean grill before anything else. I ate chicken, steak, white rice, zucchini, and onion. It tasted great but the only downside of going to a restaurant like this is that you eat before everyone else has gotten their food or you eat cold food.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 16, 2017

    1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836

    The manager was AMAZING!!! They made sure everything was celiac friendly!!! Omg ate a whole meal with out being sick. I can't believe it!! I have Dairy intolerance, diabetic, and gastroparesis. I walked away feeling great and full. Amazing!!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    February 05, 2017

    1985 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084

    Not a lot of choices but great food! The chefs know exactly what to do at habachi tables, and the food is phenomenal! Celiac friendly!

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    January 12, 2017

    2100 Greentree Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

    I don't trust the place as far as knowledge goes about the gf options. I got sick after eating the soup which I was told was ok. Later on I find out they use breaded fried onion rings in their soup which u don't recognize in there as the breeding falls off w cooking

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    January 04, 2017

    1989 Diamond Blvd, Concord, CA 94520

    The food is great but since going gluten free I wouldn't feel safe eating here. I called and spoke to a manager and he said there wasn't really anything that would be safe to eat.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    December 15, 2016

    515 Zang St, Broomfield, CO 80021

    I don't often review restaurants but because this is more of a social place that us G-free people dont have a choice to dine or not dine I would give some feedback. They were great at accommodating so that I could be a part of it all. It is true that their sauces, dressings and soup are all out; however our awesome waitress and chef went out of their way to help me out. Brought out oil and vinegar for the salad. My meal was prepared first to keep from cross contamination and was able to have fried rice. Didn't miss any of the sauces. Drinks were great and could even enjoy some desert. Just be nice and be clear about your allergy and they will take care of you.

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    1 rating
    October 03, 2016

    515 Zang St, Broomfield, CO 80021

    So disappointed. They used to be accommodating and helpful. Not anymore. Soup is made with bouillon cubes now instead of broth so no longer safe. Wheat based soy sauce in the salad dressing. It would be so easy to just use 100% soy sauce instead of yhe inferior wheat "soy" sauce.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    September 18, 2016

    840 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078

    Awful! Cross contamination everywhere!! My son was so sick within an hour of eating here. Staff really needs to be educated.

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    5 rating
    August 30, 2016

    242 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134

    The best experience ever! The manager Han took good care of us. Gave us our own table so that there would be no cross contamination. Food was fantastic. I highly recommend. Just let them know if you have celiac and they will accommodate you.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 29, 2016

    77 King's Rd, London SW3 4NX, United Kingdom SW3 4NX

    Japanese/American hibachi steak house where they cook your meal right in front of you. They have Kikkoman gluten-free soy sauce on request and they cooked everyone on the table's meal with it so low chance of cross contamination. You have to skip the soup and salad dressing if you're gluten free which is a shame, but it's still worth it for the hibachi show and great meats and veg. A pricy restaurant, great for a treat or birthday.

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    5 rating
    January 21, 2016

    21150 Haggerty Hwy, Novi, MI 48375

    Good Chicken Fried Rice and great food.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    October 19, 2015

    12690 International Drive South, Orlando, FL 32821

    After asking numerous questions and indicating the seriousness of my need for gf, I was told anything on the menu could be modified to be gf. I ordered sushi roll that I had ordered and safely eaten from many other restaurants. I was then told I couldn't have that bc the cream cheese want gf. In 8 yrs of eating gf, I have never encountered cream cheese that contained gluten but our server insisted repeatedly the cream cheese was not gf so I ordered something different - spicy hibachi chicken which I was assured would be gf. The dish was served, I took 3 bites and our server and another server came over and told me there was a "little" problem. I said "Please tell me this does not have gluten in it?" "No, no, it's gluten free but the chili sauce is not gluten free so you mustn't eat that. You need something different." Long story short, they took the dish away, served me plain chicken and vegetables and gf chicken fried rice. At 4 a.m. I woke up with terrible stomach pain, a horrible headache and other gluten induced symptoms I won't share here. To make matters worse, the rest of my family's meals were served one plate at a time with a lengthy interval between their meat entrees and their rice which they would have preferred to eat at the same time. Everyone pretty much ate separately and their entrees were cold before their rice ever arrived. At the end of the night, my meal was discounted from the bill and we still spent $100 for a very bad experience. Entree portions are also quite small. I would not recommend eating here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    October 11, 2015

    150 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090

    Awesome food. Can make your food in the back in a dedicated Wok. Or if your whole table agrees to GF soy sauce (which they have on hand) you can have the whole meal made right there in front of you. They also know which dipping sauces are safe (orange one with garlic in it) and that the salad dressing has soy sauce, so so you have to do oil & vinegar instead.

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    3 rating
    September 23, 2015

    5489 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

    No gf menu but they have gluten free soy sauce. They will also cook your food first before cooking other items containing gluten. Soup: ask for no carmelized onions. Salad: ask for no dressing and instead they will bring you olive oil and vinegar. Don't try the two sauces that come with the entrees. The appetizer shrimp is ok to eat. Fried rice is on. The chicken and beef and ahi tuna...almost all the entrees minus the noodles are ok. Sake is ok to drink but not the beers.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Celiac friendly
    August 16, 2014

    2100 Greentree Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

    I was really excited to come here and have some gf sushi. Ordering was next to impossible! I just tried to ask what I could order and I kept being told to avoid sauce, fried food, this, that and everything else. I asked for a gf recommendation and I got some hemming and hawing and more encouragement to avoid certain things. When I asked about specific items I kept being told they wouldn't work. Finally I just went with something unappealing because I figured with only chicken and lemon it would be safe. staff does seem knowledgable about contamination, but it would be nice if it was easier to order. extremely frustrating experiance.

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    5 rating Not celiac friendly
    July 24, 2014

    1989 Diamond Blvd, Concord, CA 94520

    Very willing to make adjustments for someone who can't eat gluten, but cross-contamination is likely as everything is cooked on the same grill. Things to watch out for: breaded onions in the soup, soy sauce in the fried rice, other sauces, as well as the salad dressing (ask for oil/vinegar). Make sure to let your chef know you're gluten-free.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    June 17, 2014

    515 Zang St, Broomfield, CO 80021

    Our server was unhelpful about gf recommendations, but we had the manager come over and he gave me the rundown on what was safe. My meal was prepared on a separate grill in the back using gf soy sauce. The dipping sauces all have gluten, as does the onion soup (can be prepared w/o the glutenous fried onions).

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    5 rating
    April 30, 2014

    2100 Greentree Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

    They cook your food separately in the back. the manager understands gluten free and will come out and discuss the food options prior to serving. high success rate eating here and i am celiac.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    April 05, 2014

    1985 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084

    Was able to eat a gluten free meal, but it was flavorless. If we had not been vigilant, there would have been cross contamination. Highly disappointing.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    February 22, 2014

    12690 International Drive South, Orlando, FL 32821

    Food was good. They were informed about allergies. Delicious. Service was awful. Took forever to get served.

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    5 rating
    April 01, 2013

    12690 International Drive South, Orlando, FL 32821

    Very informed and cooked my meal first with gluten free soy sauce. Wonderful!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    January 30, 2012

    3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    staff understands gf needs!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    January 13, 2012

    3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    I had a surprisingly good experience here. They immediately knew that I could not have salad dressing and they had gluten-free tamari that the hibachi chef used for everybody's meal, so as to not cross contaminate my food.

Categories

  • Asian
  • Dairy-Free
  • Happy Hour
  • Japanese
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Steakhouse
  • Sushi
Monday
11 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday
12 pm - 9:30 pm
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