Benihana - Atlanta - Buckhead
Benihana - Atlanta - Buckhead

Benihana - Atlanta - Buckhead

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/atlanta-ga-at1
  • Phone: 4043558565
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Toshiya Nemoto
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Peachtree Park
  • Parking: No
A word from Benihana - Atlanta - Buckhead
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! If you’ve never been to Benihana before, let us tell you what you can expect: Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups of eight to ten, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood.

Or you can visit our sushi lounge where a talented sushi chef will prepare the freshest sashimi, maki and signature sushi rolls with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine. Smaller tables and more intimate seating is available in the lounge or bar on a first-come, first-served basis, whether you’re looking to enjoy one of our delicious Benihana Teppanyaki entrées or our amazing selection of sushi!
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Benihana - Atlanta - Buckhead reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food4
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
74% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (70)special occasion (62)kid-friendly (43)great for lunch (37)hot spot (31)fit for foodies (25)romantic (18)great for brunch (17)neighborhood gem (14)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (9)scenic view (7)notable wine list (6)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • Loved it
    PinkysPanther01
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    the food was great! beautiful place. the cook was perfect, the drinks are the BEST!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sadlly, we won't be back
    notashappyascouldbe
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My family and friends have been coming to this Benihana location for about 10 years. We had a reservation for 5 pm and we were all there about 10 minutes before time and still had to wait to be seated. The excuse was that only 4 chefs were working. About half way through the table service with chef, we could not find our server for about 10 minutes - maybe a meeting? The bill was a nightmare - they tried to overcharge us and included drinks that the others at our table had (at this point they were long gone). The server tried to resolve but seemed to not understand that 4 chef's specials ($47 for 2) minus a $32 gift card should not be $80. Had to get the manager to resolve.
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  • disappointed
    MsBonapetite
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a 900 PM. rest for 2 ppl. We were not seated until 1045pm. I counted 2 tables that the 2 of us could have easily been seated on time. The manager that night was overwhelmed and under enthused about the patrons and the many many complaints. I work in the service industry and the organization was lacking. I will not recommended this location to my guests. EVER.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Horrible!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My girlfriend and I had dinner reservations for Saturday night at 9:30pm. There were people there before us with reservations and they had been waiting for 2 hours! We finally got seated at 10:30pm after being told we we only going to have to wait 20 minutes max! People who sat down after us were boxing up their food when our cook started on ours! Im a manager so I understand rushes and busy hours and having enough employees to cover the busy hours. This is unacceptable for a high end restaurant. Needless to say, we will not be coming back! And I left NO TIP! A tip is given when deserved and I saw no employees that deserved one that night! I spent over $100 and I felt like it was a serious waste of money!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Long Waits
    Badluck
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My reservation was for 6:30 and once I arrived there, we were given a beeper and told that there were two tables waiting before us but we would get preference due to the reservations and that it would be about 20 minutes. Well, 20 minutes turned into an hour and a half. I asked to speak to the manager and he apologized and said that they were short on chefs. He then gave us a coupon for free appetizers plus 15% of of the meal which was nice. Then when the check came there wasn't the discount added and the free appetizer turned out to be 3.00 off instead of free. Once we finally got a chef in increments, the food was cold and not as good as it probably should have been.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    Savannah
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    They were not ready for our reservation so we still had to wait a few minutes but the food was worth it! Poor vegetables but the rice is to die for!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Starr's lunch review
    StarrJamezzeatz
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Air condition was too cold. I asked the waitress could I move- she tried to accommodate me, however it wasn't her fault. I moved to the other side of table and the air was blowing just as hard. The food was excellent though the a.c. was visibly cooling my food off from the force at which it was blowing. I decided to hurry up and leave. Everything would have been positive- this was my only complaint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could be one of the best
    axisfade
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The place has a great feel to it. Right away with the complimentary valet service I felt like Benihana cared about their customers. Walking inside I felt like the atmosphere was great. The place had people talking and enjoying themselves. Our server was great and the chef was even better. The food was amazing and a lot better than other Japanese restaurants I've been to. However, it did take a long time for the chef to actually come out to our table and some other guests at our table received the wrong food. Management was quick to fix this and gave everyone at the table a 15% discount. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Predictable
    efoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    SoSo food. Fun for children to watch the food prep. Same routine with varied enthusiasm depending on your chef. Everyone comes out smelling like a fried shrimp.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    sbmack2
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food and atmosphere at dinner was good. We had reservations and were seated within 10 minutes which was very good. Maybe there were not enough chefs working because it took about a hour after orders were taken until someone came to cook our meals. The waitress disappeared for over an hour, two other patrons went to bar to get water and our chef went to get us water until she returned to offer us refills on drinks. Our reservation was at 7:30 and we left there at 10:00
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ok
    Tania
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The server was new which was a major bummer. She took drink order and it took 20 minutes to get them. She never brough tthatsoup and salad someones else did. CCheck out even took forever.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • over priced
    pugbart
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We were looking for a fun time with great food instead we got back service very bad ambience. I though we would be in full Japanese experience, but non of the chefts we're Japanese. The place looked dirty in need of a remodel. I have eaten in other restraints and it was a half the price for better It also felt rushed but took 75 mintues. We had made reservations for two on open table with I thought romantic fun night for me and my wife instead we were slammed with a family at of 6 And a baby. We left ours at home! Then were forced to wait a long time and the server got most the orders wrong. My wife's was the tuna stake witch she like the looks if on the website but the chef only just barley seared it. It was way to rare.
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  • Horrible customer service
    Neveragain
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    All thrre hostess were rude! The wait for the waiter to arrive at the table was over 20 minutes. The chef was great other than his entertainment I would probably never return to the buckhead location
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  • Awesome Experience!
    KimC
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I had a party of 7! The waiter Zack was beyond professional! He impressed our entire party. His recommendations were just what we needed! I would recommend this spot to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday special day
    1nothappy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I didn't receive any ice cream treat 4 my b-day this time, but everything else was fine
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana bday Tradition 29yr strong
    ContinueBeniLegacy4babyKJ
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Our most recent visit to Benihana was awesome! I've been going every year since I was two years old on my birthday and last year I was able to continue that legacy to my baby girl! We went for dinner with a close friend and my daughter was able to have her third Benihana experience which was extra special for me and Benihana made it extra special for all of us especially my 20 month old toddler Kenady!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My office went as a group and truly enjoyed ourselves. The Chef was funny and experienced and the waiters were great. We truly enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana Experience
    BenihanaReview
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I enjoyed the scenery, the service, and the food. I would recommend Benihana to everyone I know.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday to Me
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The staff and our chef were pleasantly amazing! The food was great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • they denied servicing us.
    dinefanatic
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    When we arrived they didn't accept our open table reservations. We had to wait for 40 min then when asked how much longer they said they can't predict. They only had 3 servers
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  • Not the best experience
    TeeE
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I'm a fan of Benihana and this location in particular but this particular dining experience was not the best. From the wait, the bland food and the messed up orders it was one visit we all would like to forget. I would suggest going when its not so busy because the food is normally great and the service stellar.
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  • Not what it used to be!
    Bill
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Benihana used to be a unique experience. Good food prepared right in front of you by highly trained and entertaining chefs from Japan. Waitresses were also Japanese. I had not been in a long time. This time, there wasn't a Japanese person in sight. The food was less than apitizing. It was extremely crowded and noisey. It is still entertaining for young children and that was the purpose of the visit but it was not a good value at all. I would not go there again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fun time
    Robebaby
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    food was great. Frederick, the chef, was very entertaining.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cleanliness and service was poor!
    FoodieMe
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    To celebrate my birthday, I wanted to dine at a Hibachi style Japanese restaurant. Shocked that my favorite Hibachi restaurant Kobe Steaks was closed in Atlanta I decided on Benihana's..BIG MISTAKE! The grill surface was dirty and the plates were oily. I had to request the server to bring me and my Wife new plates and the cook to re-clean the grill before cooking. I notated in my reservations that I was celebrating my birthday and never got the usually embarrassing birthday song. Our meal included the choice of ice cream or sherbet after dinner and was not offered until we received our checks back and me bringing it to the servers attention. I will not be returning.
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  • Bad service
    Shanelle
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our server was very forgetful. We didn't get our soup and salad until an hour after we sat. Had horrible service both times that we have dined at this location. It was a celebration of my birthday and I was asked if we would like the birthday song. Bad service
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  • Mom daughter bday
    Gia1
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Salads and soups came out late; had to ask for them to sing happy bday right before we left even though we told them when we arrived. Other people got more rice than me. Otherwise GREAT food and ambiance!! Host was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cookie cutter restaurant
    Alwayshungry
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    It's time for a change. How many times can you enjoy a onion choo-choo? The food is what keeps you going back, not the show! It took quite awhile before anyone came to serve, and even longer before a chef came. They admittedly were short staffed. The waitress was a highlight. Super nice! The chef was the usual meaning hisquirkiness was humorous at times, but it was the standard show. I've never been to a Benihana that is any different. I should just grab a tub of garlic butter and go home to cook in my wok. It seemed to be one big dining area, so you can hear all of the birthday songs across the room. We seemed to be in the back of the room right in front of the storage room. There was only a curtain separating us from storage. What fun!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Occasions
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I was celebrating my birthday at Benihana that was my first time their. The food was amazing atmosphere great overall my experience was outstanding. I would highly recommend Benihana to anyone that is having a special occasions.anyone that is having a special occasions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MLPatt
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My daughter had been longing to go to the restaurant. We finally found the time. We enjoyed it emensly. Will definitely do it again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining
    NeNe
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My family enjoys the dining experience and the food is cooked to our special needs.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    It was slow inside the restaurant and the service was still very slow. The food was good and Carlos was a good cook.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Such a classic
    iamdaman76VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It's always a fun experience. Food is always good and the staff goes the extra mile.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Worst
    PrettyGirlsRock
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This place needs new management. It makes no sense to make a reservation and still have to wait an hour after your reservation to be seated. The place also needs to be remodeled. It is not the most clean restaurant. For the pricing of the food the service is extremely poor. The only thing that made this visit pleasant was our chef Monte. If it wasn't for him this dining experience would be rated poor. I would not recommend this location to anyone. Always short staff and the staff that they do have are not the most friendly. I have never had a pleasant dining experience at this location. Will not go back. 3rd time was not a charm.
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  • My fav place to eat!
    Me29
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    So relaxing to sit and drink watching amazing chef cook food for me!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't believe the hype
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I've lived in Atlanta for 2 years and finally had the chance to try it. Worst decision ever.
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  • Review
    FoodEater
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food and chef were great. Quite unhappy with the ambience. Not racially diverse at all - everyone was black.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Not Good Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The entire experience was wonderful with the exception of the customer service. The hostess was incredibly rude and had a terrible attitude. Being the first employee a guest comes into contact with, the hostess should be much more pleasant than the one I experienced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Service
    Pleased
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Lakeisha and Pedro made my birthday the best. I will definitely be back. The waitress Lakeisha was very knowledgeable. She went above and beyond to make our experience the best ever. My mom wanted to go back the next day. I was so pleased with our cook Pedro the food was so good and his customer service was outstanding also.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a good choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Benihana's is always a place we can go and get a healthy meal and have a great time eating it. They have never disappointed me.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I'll just say two things: Our chef decided to cook himself his own dinner from the food that my table paid for. And then, when we had an issue with that, proceeded to tell his manager we were insulting and discriminating against him. ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE service and management. Save yourself the trouble and find another Hibachi place that values their customers!
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