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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Benihana - Atlanta - Buckhead reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food4
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
73% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (66)special occasion (61)kid-friendly (35)great for lunch (34)hot spot (28)fit for foodies (23)romantic (16)neighborhood gem (13)late-night find (11)great for brunch (10)vibrant bar scene (9)notable wine list (8)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (6)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Done!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Bachelorette Party
    Boogie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My best friend (bride-to-be), matron/maids of honor, bridesmaids, and other guests visited Benihana's on August 21 to begin her Bachelorette festivities. We truly enjoyed ourselves! The waitress & chef were both pleasant & the chef came out fast to get us our order! I love coming to Benihana's & I know I'll be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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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.