Benihana - Atlanta - Downtown
Benihana - Atlanta - Downtown

Benihana - Atlanta - Downtown

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/atlanta-ga-aa
  • Phone: 4045229629x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 2:30, Friday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Toshiya Nemoto
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Andrew Young International Blvd
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Benihana - Atlanta - Downtown
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 - Downtown reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (46)good for groups (41)kid-friendly (23)great for lunch (22)romantic (17)hot spot (12)fit for foodies (11)late-night find (6)great for brunch (6)neighborhood gem (4)vibrant bar scene (4)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great!
    RockinRobin
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food and service were great. The prices are a little steep, but it's Benihana's. Our Chef, Juan, was really good. Will return for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Japanese experience no more.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Japanese experience provided by Mexican cooks. Our cook could not speak English and all he did was smile and cook the food. Benihana used to be an entertaining dinning experience. Very disappointed and Benihana in my opinion has lost its luster.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Birthday Celebration Gone Wrong
    Truthteller
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I wanted to love it, but everything fell short except the sushi. The service was slow, the food was bland, the chef had zero personality, and I was seated next to a two year old who screamed and splashed sauce all over me and my phone. Will not be returning to the downtown location.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No tricks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The chef at my table only cooked the food. I had a first timer with me and i spoke highly about Benihana they were asking me why didn't he do the things you spoke of. And on top of that your waiter one came top put table once and that was to get our order and bring the drinks we ordered and had the nerves to circle the 15% gratuity and I'm a great tipper. So I'm guessing because we were all African Americans they though they weren't going to get tipped. This was the fasted service i have ever received we were seated at 8 and I was home by 9:45 and I leave in Douglasville.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome experience
    Atlfoodie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Benihana made my birthday celebration very memorable. The food, drinks, service and ambience were very nice,
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manager is terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went in with a party of 10. The manager attempted to seat us all at one table which is meant for 6 people...7 tops! She stated that because we had children (2 & 4) they didnt need that much space. Eventually, I resat the additional members of our party so that we would have enough space to eat our food. The food was ok. The rice much better than the meat. Overall an average place to eat.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Good Food
    Nice
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was very good. The service could have been better. And the menu was confusing. It seemed that we would get dessert with our meal, because that's what the menu said. But dessert didn't come with the entrees we ordered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sasa
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Benihana has been a tradition for me and my friends for a long time. Over all the years that I have been to this restaurant I have never gotten a bad meal. The food is wonderful and the chefs are fun. It's a great place for a special celebration or just to get together with friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday
    CarolinaGirl72
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I took my daughter there for her 13th birthday. The food was good and she enjoyed herself. The waitress bought out a small cake for her and took a picture.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Poochie72
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I really love Benihana's, I've been about 4 times this year so far. I would go once a week if it I could. Thanks for a pleasant experience, delicious food, and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Benihana experience yet!
    AtlFoodie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I've been here plenty of times for birthdays, lunches and just a normal hibachi dinner. My girlfriend was celebrating her birthday with one of those certificates and she asked me along. Not only was the hibachi chef great with new tricks, the waiter was awesome too! They were both young guys that knew how to do their jobs. The server not only got the orders right and had the soup and salad brought out ASAP, but he took a picture for the two of us, sang the birthday song to her and also brought her the free ice cream. I've been getting these certificates for years and never had this experience! I let him know how happy I was with his tip. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bon Appetit
    Fine2dine
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My overall experience at Benihana was exceptional. The food was great and service was perfect. I couldn't ask for a more better experience for my birthday celebration. My reservation was held and services was well-timed I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Filet Mignon was amazing and the soup was refreshing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana's for my Birthday
    Alicia726
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    When it comes to my special day I expect the best. And that's what I received from the Benihana staff. The food was excellent. My steak grilled to perfection. I was very pleased with the service and hope to return soon with family and friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Diallo843
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    In thought that I wouldn't be impressed with my first trip to Benihana but I was wrong. The menu is more diverse than what I expected from a hibachi restaurant. The service was top notch and the food was excellent. I will definitely be back the next time I am in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Carlos06
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food was great, expensive though. The cook was really enthusiastic and friendly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for group lunches
    EatDrinkLive
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This restaurant does a great job at managing groups. We had 7 in our party and everything was pretty much seamless. The food and service was great. We will definitely return for future group lunches and celebrations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad day maybe?
    ieat247
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I was not thrilled about this visit at all. Our server was excellent but our chef was poor. He totally messed up the food and the family next to us got our food.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot to eat.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Love this restaurant always satisfied lunch is the bomb. Price is good also.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large group
    Frequentflyer
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This restaurant did the best they could, I guess. I had a large party of 10 people and the restaurant fumbles around trying to seat up together even though we had reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Total disappointment
    TrueFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I am a frequent Benihana visitor. This was my first time at this location for lunch and it was not the Benihana that I'm used to. The orders were all messed up. My sushi was incorrect. Although they made me another sushi, I was still disgusted. The rice was tasteless due to special requests at the table. For example, some people didn't want egg in the rice or veggies! So the rice was totally off. If someone has a food allergy or special requests, they should make that food in the back and cook the food according to the correct recipe for the table. Totally through the chef off track. I will NOT be returning to this location! Sorry
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I would recommend
    BeaD
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food was good and service was quick. I will be returning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Celebration
    ColquittFavorite
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My son and two granddaughters dined here for an early Father's Day celebration lunch. The food was delicious as usual and the girls enjoyed themselves.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ok
    luv2eat
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I go there a lot but doesn't feel they care about there service just getting your 75.00 to 100.00 and go.it's expensive for a person to spend this amount of money and receive no compisation for poor service
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THANK YOU!
    SURPRISE101
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Thank you guys so much for helping me make my Moms surprise birthday dinner a blast.. THANK YOU!!! LEARNA was our server at 229 peachtree location in Atlanta,Ga.... she was AWESOME!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool spot
    Adonis1107
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I really enjoyed myself. Me and my date had a great time. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great eating experience
    yummy2014
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    My husband enjoyed it! My 4 sons and 2 nephews were highly satisfied and entertained.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything good but service .
    Shy123
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    My waiteress was absent a lot after another party showed up, she didn't show my party any service . When it was time for the check she was on time then, but took forever to bring me my change .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 20 years ago it was good
    Tnvisiter
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Food was fair. Certainly overpriced for the quality. No ambience noisy and very bland.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • New Experience
    CAnne
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I have never been to Benihana before and my husband decided it was time to try out a new restaurant. We had reservations set for 8 and while we waited, we sat at the bar and had some amazing sushi and good drinks. While our reservation was not honored right at 8 pm, the staff was very friendly and accommodated us well. We ordered the food with ease and our chef was entertaining but not so much so that he took over conversations at the table. The food was good and fresh and I will definitely go back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mothers day menu
    craig
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I DIDNT LIKE JUST BECAUSE IT WAS MOTHERS DAY U COULD ONLY ORDER FROM THEY SPECIAL MENU AND NOT THEY REGULAR MENU.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kids had a blast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Took the family including a 4 and 8 year old. They loved the experience. Staff was very attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time
    Lovetheplace
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We visited to celebrate my partner's birthday. The service and food was great. We would recommend it to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Great fun with a group of students in town for a conference. The hibachi chefs were very skilled and the food was perfect.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    GoodTimes
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The service was excellent and the food was pretty good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 157 reviews are from the Benihana - Atlanta - Downtown reviews archive.
  • Loved it
    alyseeyal8r
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We were seated within 10 minutes. the cook was very funny! Our drinks never got low. great experience!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service and Chef Unprepared
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I am normally a fan of Benihana however this was the worst experience I have had. First the waiter spilled everything. When the chef arrived he was completely unprepared and had forgotten one of the couples meal. He left and placed more items on his cart. He returned and begin to cook the food. After preparing the rice he realized he was short left the food on the grill and returned 5 minutes later with more chicken. A few people at the table had to stop him several times for putting items on their plate they didn't request. I had to stop him because I ordered no mushrooms and he was adding them to my meal. I also order chicken and he placed steak on my plate ( I don't eat beef) I was so disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Regular food
    Eat2live
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Was not impressed with the taste of a well known franchise like this one, have had better at smaller chains in smaller cities.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Always seems rushed only to wait on others to show up and fill a table before you can start to enjoy the food prep and eating.but overall its 1 of our favorite places for dining out.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    aronav
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The food was good and the lunch specials were really reasonable. The service was a bit slow but in all I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's really dumb how you can't
    Beamer
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    It's really dumb how you can't sit the group unless everybody is there at the same time!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic