Benihana - Atlanta - Buckhead
Benihana - Atlanta - Buckhead

Benihana - Atlanta - Buckhead

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/atlanta-ga-at1
  • Phone: (404) 355-8565
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Benihana - Atlanta - Buckhead reviews from OpenTable diners
119 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food4
    Service3.2
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
73% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (71)special occasion (61)great for lunch (36)kid-friendly (33)hot spot (29)fit for foodies (22)romantic (11)neighborhood gem (10)late-night find (9)great for brunch (9)vibrant bar scene (7)notable wine list (4)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • The food is always excellent!
    2BdayGirls
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    I would recommend this location; however, I have not dined at the other locations. I will try them as well and get back to you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reservations
    yaba
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    i made a reservation for 2 at 7:30p hours in advance the reservation came back confirmed but when i arrived 5min before 7:30 i was told i would have a 45-60 min wait, which i did'nt understand why because whats the point of making a reservation if i'm going to have to wait that long, although we were given a free appetizer thats still not the point it was a huge inconvenience and we had to end up not sitting at the hibachi tables but just a regular table and the food was brought out to us instead of being prepared in front of us like we had originally had plans for. Overall it was a big dissapointment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Becks31
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The food was amazing as was our chef and server. My only complaint is the people hostessing seemed annoyed and like we were being a bother when giving the name for the reservation. They could be a bit more welcoming since they are the first people everyone sees.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extreme Dissatisfaction
    BIGGIE
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I was extremely unhappy and unsatisfied with this experience. Our waitress was rude, slow and could barely speak/understand English. Furthermore, I was overly displeased with the fact she assume we were not going to pay our bill, and went an got the manager while we were still sitting at the grill. More overly, I am very offended with the new billing aspect of having to pay for fried rice. Considering the price rates/range of the meals and the fact that the food already has to be cooked on the grill, this is an offensive and obscene charge. Being a longtime patron of this company, all around the nation, I was utterly offended and felt violated by this charge. It has not always been part of the standard billing process and should be removed cause there is no legitimate justification for it
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great First Impression!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I was a little skeptical about going to Benihana at first because of what I heard about them. HOWEVER this location is amazing complimentary valet and as soon as you step inside the atmosphere is calm yet exciting. The chef was amazing, we had a big group but he entertained us all. The rest of the staff were very professional at all times! It was well worth the money. I would go there over and over for my special occasions. Did I mention that the food was nothing less than AMAZING. They give you so much for your money. It was so great that I didn't want to save my to-go box for the next day because I worried it may not have been as good the second day (Even though second day take out is sometimes more amazing than the first day!! lol) GO TO BENIHANA you wont be disappointed and don't forget to get extra YUM YUM sauce its AMAZING! Thanks Benihana for making my birthday amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GingerVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    i loved it and the food was wonderful. we enjoyed the food
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always hits the spot
    Ilovefoodandeatinoutdaily
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My friends and I come here often and we are never disappointed. Open table came in handy for a last minute reservation because it was packed. The food was great and the service was greater.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for any age!!!!
    Mesha
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Me and my family had a great time rafting their for my sister birthday!!! The Chef had us laughing the whole time and we had very good food!!! If you are every in the area, it's a must place to visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment with a favorite!
    BrandonVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    So, venting time, Friday night is usually our date night, so per usual I went in my open table app and made a reservation like a responsible adult. Benihana sounded good, the only times available were 7 and 10 at the time, so we figured we would do a late dinner at 10. Now, Rae (my wife) and I love benihana, but if I make a reservation and show up right at my reserved time it is UNACCEPTABLE for you to tell me I will have a 30 to 40 minute wait, especially as late as 10! When asking to speak with the manager, all he said was "I'm sorry, you can eat at the sushi bar right away, does it have to be habachi?" Really? Yes. Yes it does, that's why we came here, and that's why we waited until 10 to eat. I let him know that the time was unacceptable as well as not getting my original intention for coming. And he just apologized again and stood there staring at us. I made the decision to leave so we could find something else open at that point. Really if he had said I'm sorry, let me buy you a drink while you wait, or are you getting fried rice, let me comp your rice, we would have stayed. And it would have cost the restaurant around 12 bucks to make 150. I guess in the grand scheme of things for them it's nothing, but why even make a reservation with them if they aren't going to seat you at last 15 minutes after that. If I had shown up 30 to 40 minutes late, they would have definitely not honored my reservation, as far as expectations, what's the difference? tl;dr - made a reservation with benihana and they told us we would have to wait 40 minutes before we were seated, shame on benihana
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Do not worry about making reservations....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We made an 8pm reservation for my daughter's 13th birthday dinner for 3. We waited 2 hours to be seated. We were starving and every time we asked how much longer the hostess informed us we were the very next table. Horrible customer service!!!
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Enjoyed my Birthday Dinner!
    CDN19
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We really enjoyed the Hibachi cuisine and thank you for singing on my birthday! My only comment is that the front desk should be more attentive to the phones - I had called the day before and the day of to try to adjust my reservation, and no one would pick up. I thought the staff was really busy, but when we arrived there 3 or 4 employees were standing around at the front desk chit chatting, and no one was picking up the phone. Just an observation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never patronize !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Dont
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Just don't even go to this location! The server seemed annoyed. I will never recommend anyone wasting there time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Verry Unhappy Party of 15
    CustomerNOService
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Issues: #1-Reservation: No disclaimer stating reservation would cancel if whole party was not there (12 of 15 were). Learned this at check in. #2-Hostesses: one cordial trying to do her job & another who was ratchet (trying to sound professional, but came off rude, trying to seem as if she was above others. #3-Notified hostess that all was present, still waited an extra hour to sit (others were coming & seated immediately) #4-Had to keep asking waiter for refills, late appetizers, & waited extra hour after being seated before chefs came. #5-Waitress rhinestones on nails & thumb nails were touching salad. #6-Waiter refused to process more than 3 checks at a time. #7- 4 hrs at restaurant arrived 7:08p & left 11:14p Good: $4 off ea. bill
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still a Favorite
    mandm67eats
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Benihana will always be a favorite to celebrate my birthday, been doing so for 30 years. Benihana was at one time the only choice for Japenese, now there are many. No one tops Benihana's ginger dressing or soup. The service is always good, unfortunately you can't control those that sit with you here or anywhere similar, that can cause a downer if they are rude or demanding or anything. It's great though when the chef can keep rolling without issue.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It could be worse..
    Linh
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The wait for our table wasnt long. The server was very nice and easy to talk to. The food could have tasted better -too much seasoning.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First & Last Experince at Benihana
    BenihanaDisappoints
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Horrible experience. I had reservations; however, I had to wait one hour before I was seated (I arrived 15 minutes prior to my reservation time). It took one hour from the time I order to the time the cook arrived. It took 30 minutes for the server to bring my drink (only a soda - not a bar drink). However, when the server ran the credit card, she stood at our table until we completed the transaction. I would not recommend this establishment to anyone. When the manager was made aware of the issues, he did absolutely nothing to resolve or make the situation better. Worst experience ever.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I only had one bad experience and I think the chief was new I haven't seen him back, But I've been coming for years and always satisfied, Chief Erick is The Best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Done!
    PerkyD
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    A complete turn around for the better than previous years of operation. The food was delicious, more chefs were available, and the friendly diverse staff was amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Long wait
    Neitra
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    It took a very long time to be seated. Once seated, we had to wait 30 minutes for menus, 40 minutes for drinks and an hour for soup, then another 20 minutes for the salad. Once the chef arrived the meal a d ebtertaunment was on course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok
    SavvyDiner
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    There's was nothing special about this restaurant some of the staff was more interested in socializing then servicing. The food wasn't bad but I've had better and the drinks were less then to be desired. It wasn't an awful experience so I would still recommend for a date night with friends, significant other, or family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love the chefs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The atmosphere is not that great but the chefs are amazing the food is always delicious when beaned cooks for us
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Changing in the Wrong Direction
    Mr1863
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Benihana was a great restaurants a couple of years ago but not its like a high end TGI FRIDAY no true dress code and the food was not as good as nearby Japanese Grill spots.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Was not happy
    Nika
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    It was my fiances birthday and I made reservations for 8:30pm when we arrived at 8:30, we were told that it would be a hour and fifteen minute wait. They told me a big party just sat down even through I had reservations they were seated and I was not notified via. Email or text. When I asked to speak to the manager, he did not want to come over to us he told the waitress there was nothing they could do. I had to tell her to tell him to come speak to me himself. Smh not professional at all. What's the point of making reservations if they are not going to honor them! Let's just say I was not happy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unorganized
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Unfortunately even though we had a reservation they had no seating for us, we waited 1 hour to be seated!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over-booked
    Yumm
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We ended up being late to an event because they didn't seat us for 40 minutes after our reservation. It then almost took another 45 minutes for the chef to come to the table after that. This ruined the experience as we were panicking and felt rushed thru the meal. That night, they had a party of 40 and also a group that appeared to be an entire high school class. When they have that many parties at once, they need to staff accordingly or don't accept other reservations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • funtimes
    foodnatic
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    When my family and I celebrated my wife's birthday she had a great time. The service was excellent from the waitstaff and the hostess. The kids were treated very well and really enjoyed the experience. The only negative was that the chef preparing the food did not speak or understand English very well so we were forced to repeat the order or instructions.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Importance of Reservations
    ronnie211
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Reservations mean you wait 1 hr instead of 2. We had an 8:30 reservation and were not seated until 9:05. But from the looks of the people without reservations we were lucky. Some people had been waiting for a table for 2+ hours. Make a reservation but don't expect to eat anytime near your reservation time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I took my husband & daughter here for lunch. The service was impeccable & the food was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor customer service.
    unhappy
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food is good. The staff is very rude for the price you are paying for . lunch time is great I think if you gonna charge $50per person the staff need a class on how to treat customers
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservations NOT Honored
    ATLfoodie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had an 8:30 reservation and showed up on time. The foyer and lobby were very crowded. I promptly checked in and was told I would be notified when my table was ready. Shortly after, I became aware that there was other groups that had reservations that had been waiting since 7:30 and 8:00 that still was waiting for a table. One group asked for the manager and it took 20 minutes for him to show up. We finally got seated 40 minutes after our reservation. Everyone was treated as if their patronage wasn't appreciated. The food was good, but not worth a return trip. This restaurant does not have any type of customer service and doesn't care because they know the business will come anyway. I am thoroughly disappointed and will never return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad service. Be customer service
    CountessVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    8:15 rev. Didn't get seated until 9:15 and didn't get the meal until 10 pm. I asked for a manger and didn't get one for two min after I went and found one. I had the worst experience ever.
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  • Why make a Reservation
    TheGemini
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The only issue with Benihana Buckhead that I had was I made an 8 o'clock reservation and I wasn't seated until 8:45. I believe I would have waited longer if I did not complain.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HORRIBLE employees and management!
    KJones
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Our dining experience was okay,we waited half an hour for our cook. The next day my husband realized he lost his credit card. He called the restaurant unsuccessfully for 20 minutes. When someone FINALLY answered the phone he was placed on hold for 15 minutes and eventually hung up on.He called back twice and spoke with the hostess Tamika, who placed him on hold and then hung up on him twice while he was waiting. She was very rude when he and I asked to speak with a manager. She then hung up a third time and when we called back she placed Terry on the phone who stated he was the general manager. My husband explained the situation and also told him he wanted to file a formal complaint on Tamika.The customer service we received was horrible!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Improve on Customer Service
    deeree
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    It seems every time we go to this particular Benihana there is always a wait even though there is a reservation. Although the restaurant has more than enough seating available, there are only a fraction of cooks available at each table...like 6 total at a time? The ambiance I feel should reflect the authenticity of a Japanese restaurant. At this particular visit they were playing hip hop. Now as much as I appreciate hip hop, I didn't feel it was the place for that. I think this Benihana location needs to improve drastically or they are going to lose customers like me who are faithful patrons, because there's only so much a person is willing to compromise when it comes to dining.
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  • Never eating there again
    NeverAgain
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food is good, but served in small portions, unlike Kiku. The service was VERY, VERY poor...the waitress made a few mistakes (maybe she was new. She kept taking my food (salad & soup) without asking me...maybe I wasn't eating fast enough for her but I was trying to help my 2 year old daughter eat. The cook had a horrible attitude. I asked for all yum-yum and no ginger for my party, he got upset. He put the shrimp appetizer on the plate of a 16 year old that's allergic to shrimp. My friend's son simply said, I'm allergic to shrimp, no one was upset AT ALL. But instead of just removing the shrimp the cook went on to say well you didn't tell me that at the beginning so how was I supposed to know? All he had to do was remove the shrimp
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Waitress was horrible, did not get refills on drinks, forgot to add food choices to order, was celebrating my birthday with friends and co workers and she forgot to tell the cook, no acknowledgement regarding my birthday. When told that we did not get what we ordered the waitress said its okay!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to eat!
    BBoyd
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Absolutely LOVED the entertainment added with the food. Our cook has such a great personality. Our server was on point with refilling our drinks and picking up empty plates for us. Overall great place to bring friends to and enjoy a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    GeorgiaMinnieMouse
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Enjoyed a wonderful Birthday celebration at the Buckhead Atlanta Benihana. The food was superb and the staff was extremely accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great server, okay food
    Scorpiowande
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I have been here on many occasions, but this time, I was disappointed. the manager was fantastic, my server was amazing, but the hostess obviously did not want to be at work which set the tone for the entire visit. also, I came at opening time, (11:00am) and it irritated me to see staff still walking across the floor with boxes, vacuums, etc as if they were still in the middle of opening chores. once you open for business, those duties should be done at another time. i want to feel as if i am in a restaurant, not someones home. Hostess was called to sing happy birthday to my son with other staff, and she DID NOT OPEN HER MOUTH. just clapped her hands. THE absolute worst. Thank God it was only a few of us there and I didn't invite others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Get Away
    traveldiva
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food was great! Reservation was at 1 walked in at 12:55 and was seated right away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.