Benihana

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65 Not Terrible

The original location of the famously theatrical Japanese chain.

47 W. 56th St., New York, NY, 10019

212-581-0930

http://benihana.com/locations/newyorkwest-ny-we

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Long before Iron Chef taught Americans just how quick-handed knife-wielding Japanese cooks can be, there were the lickety-split tableside cooking shows that are still the main draw at this teppanyaki steakhouse. Kids, of course, love it. Your chef might flip a shrimp into his hat or build a volcano from onion rings doused with water, but no matter what happens the quality of the theatrics will outweigh that of the food.

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