Benihana

3 ratings
$$$ • Japanese Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Sushi
66% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
47 W 56th St
New York, NY 10019

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I came to Benihana for my dads birthday and the chef cross everything using same utensils and also added the garlic butter which has gluten to everything. If you reserve an entire table and everyone is gluten free you probably could be safe. But if you’re just a small party this isn’t the place to go. I went an hour ago and am now very sick. If you are celiac don’t go here.. the chefs aren’t informed on cross contamination and it will make you sick.

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I’m giving this place four stars because although they were knowledgeable about the gluten issue, they started cooking and were about to put regular soy sauce after I explained I had an allergy, and nodded to me saying “are you okay with this” and I said no, so they ended up using gluten free soy sauce for everyone (even for people not in our party). Everything was going alright until they put noodles on the grill... I’m not absolutely sure if the noodles are gf but I don’t think they are. Luckily my food did not touch where the noodles were (I kept a close eye to make sure) otherwise I would have been very sick. The salad that comes with the meal also has dressing that has gluten in it, so they brought vinegar out instead. The soup is not gf. Food wasn’t that tasty... but it is filling. They do have many options for gf people.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Amazing hibachi food! Could not say enough good things about them! We went for my best friends birthday and I 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. I 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 I was completely fine with. I 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 I mentioned about cooking it separate in the kitchen, and he told me not to worry. I 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 I felt very comfortable after I saw how knowledgeable they were.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years 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
  • Japanese
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Steakhouse

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Celiac

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We eat here 1-2 times a year. Chefs are great. Its best if you can fill up a table with friends to avoid cross contamination but even if you cannot we have had a great experience. They clean the grill extra and avoid using gluten until after my daughters meal (she is celiac) is cooked and served. They always remember no soup or salad dressing for her and bring out simple oul and vinegar for her salad...without us asking. My daughter has never gotten sick here and we appreciate the extra care they take.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Excellent

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-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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No Gf menu. Little to no knowledge about celiac or cross contamination. I got very sick after eating there.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

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the worst dining experience i’ve EVER had being gluten free (which as you guys know is saying a lot). avoid this place at all costs. they kept emphasizing they couldn’t make me any guarantees or promises about what i ate so that i wouldn’t blame or sue them

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

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

— Poor

Celiac

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Stay away. Staff has no idea what is gluten free. Lied to me after I asked MULTIPLE times about the soup being gluten-free. It’s not. Im horrible I’ll and they ruined a good night.

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?

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Reservations recommended

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