Benihana - Cherry Hill
Benihana - Cherry Hill

Benihana - Cherry Hill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/cherryhill-nj-ch
  • Phone: 8566656320
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday: 4:30 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: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 70
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Benihana - Cherry Hill
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Benihana - Cherry Hill reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (46)special occasion (41)kid-friendly (39)great for lunch (21)romantic (15)fit for foodies (14)neighborhood gem (13)hot spot (12)great for brunch (8)vibrant bar scene (8)notable wine list (5)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Great food
    LuvtoeatVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food was great as always. But our chef Paul was the best. He was so entertaining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fun, good food at Benihana
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Freat dinner and camraderie at our table! Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Service
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was my first time to Benihana restaurant, upon going I heard nothing but great things that was my initial reason for going. Arriving at Benihahas I was disappointed because I had a different vision of how it should look. Once entering it wasn't any better as I thought it was a intimate atmosphere and dimer lights. The drinks took forever to come and the menu wasn't broad to my liking. The man who came to cook our food did not do any tricks nor was he interactive with us. We where told that a picture was suppose to be taking but when asked we where told "NO!" without any explanation. I was very disappointed overall because I drove an hour to get there just be disappointed with the whole experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Save your money
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My son wanted to go to Benihana for his 21st birthday. We had reservations for a party of eight. We were seated promptly. The person preparing our meal did not even spark a conversation with us. I asked him how he was doing this evening and he said, sorry he was deep in thought about his upcoming vacation to Mexico. I felt he was just going through the motions to get thru the meal. As for dinner I did not like the fact that some of our party were almost done with their dinner before others had not even started. The meals themselves were flat in the taste department. The chicken fried rice was the best part of the meal. $350.00 later. Save your money.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not this one!
    Alwaysdining
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I love Benihana and I was very excited to haven mother's b-day dinner here. But my experience at this particular one wasn't very exciting. Our chef would screw up on all tricks, he wasnt very friendly, cooked our food very bland, we had to ask for salt and pepper to season our own food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy!
    Zelda28
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great place for celebrations. Very kid friendly, even has a kid menu. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dadsday2cook
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    A family friendly dining experience. Wait service is very good. Only wish they would have more intimate tables for couples. We were placed at a large table with another small group of people, when we were the only two groups in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of fun!
    KB1234
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Benihana is awesome! I always have a blast with my friends and the food is good too! To make your expirance more fun always talk to the chef, we always have good laugh with who ever is cooking for us!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, fun dinner
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    It's Benihana...you know exactly what you're getting. The food is good, the show is better and almost everyone is there for a birthday. And why not when they give you $30 off for your birthday?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Bennilove
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I really love it here but I wish they would not put so much salt in the food. They are constantly sprinkling salt with every step they do. Also it would be nice if they had tables for 2 or 4.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    foodie
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Took my boyfriend here for his birthday, we had an amazing time! Great food, great service. We even got our picture taken and got a little keepsake photo frame. For free! Very cute.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • EXCELLENT AS USUAL
    BAM5
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    once again an excellent meal. Chef Elisoe put on a great show and prepared the food perfectly! Always enjoy have my birthday dinner at Benihana!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Everything was great! Food was delicious as always. Only negative was the restaurant didn't have lemonade and ran out if Hibiscus Tea. Other than than everything was ok
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Chris
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Very enjoyable! Food and atmosphere were very good! Can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "No show" what !!!!
    Sonofjorel5
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My first time here and my second for hibachi and me and my girlfriend brought out kids which was a first for them. After reading the other reviews we were excited for some family fun (especially since the bill was 125 bucks) Nope.... He did the volcano and had no personality. I was so disappointed and felt cheated. It's ashame because the food was really good. Oh well, I'm not going there again and I causion anyone looking for some entertainment. Don't go here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Bennihanas is an excellent place to dine. Delicious food, great atmosphere, and the chef was magnificent. I loved it all!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    Sammi
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great place to eat lunch and dinner never had a bad experience
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Enjoyable
    casnj
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Benihana never disappoints. I've been dining at their restaurants since the '70's. Food is always reliably good. A fun place to take children. The chefs are always particularly nice to the little ones.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mrs. Perez
    happeningplace
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I always enjoy dining here. It's entertaining, enjoyable, reasonable and of course a delicious menu. My kids always enjoy the chef's talent and jokes. My daughter can have their chicken n rice everyday. Thanks
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Had a great time at Benihaha. We sat with great people, food was great and our Chef Leon was AWESOME! Can't wait to go back!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ethnicity
    Deedee
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    It is great that Benihana has opportunity for people of all ethnic backgrounds and they do not discriminate. It would be really nice though to see and hear Japanese employees as well. The atmosphere is of the Japanese culture and would be nice to be able to communicate with an actual Japanese person. It's a nice time out for a special occasion because a bit pricey and was not happy with paying full price for sushi during happy hour because we were sitting at table instead of sushi bar. I have eaten at other Japanese style restaurants n this was not the case.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food...okay service
    Aprils01
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Good was pretty good but service was just okay. Took 20 minutes to get our check. Seating was sparse and there weren't many people in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BILL AICHROTH
    BillyKNA
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    THE AMBIENCE WAS OUTSTANDING, THIS WAS MY SECOND TIME TO A JAPANESE HIBACHI GRILL, THE FIRST TIME WAS UP IN THE POCONO'S AND WE REALLY GOT A GOOD SHOW. BUT I WAS A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED WITH BENIHANA IN CHERRY HILL NJ. THE SHOW WAS A LITTLE BORING, THE CHEF WAS A QUIET TALKER AND I COULD HARDLY HEAR HIM TALKING. I DIDN'T FEEL THE WHOLE HIBACHI GRILL EXPERIENCE BECAUSE OUR CHEF WAS NOT JAPANESE, HE WAS MEXICAN. NOTHING AGAINST HIS COOKING SKILLS BECAUSE THE FOOD THAT HE COOKED WAS GREAT TASTING. UP IN THE POCONO'S THE CHEF WAS JAPANESE AND HE WAS FLIPPING SHRIMP INTO EVERYBODY AT THE GRILLS MOUTHS AND GOING AROUND AND SQUIRTING SAKE INTO OUR MOUTHS, IT WAS JUST MORE FUN IN THE POCONOS.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An amazing experience
    MissDanie27
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This was the first time my boyfriend and I have ever been and we had an amazing time. Everyone was so polite and catered to our needs. Very romantic and exciting! I look forward to coming back soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    BAM5
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    great food, great chefs, great service, always a good time! enjoy watching meal prepared at table and always get to meet new people. excellent birthday club benefits - free meal during the month of your birthday!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • diningoutVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I have been here two times in the past several months and I have had a good time, each time. The cook was entertaining, and food cooked perfectly. You do occasionally get a chef who is not as entertaining but is a good place to go and I will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Time To Remember
    loveden
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This restaurant is wonderful for all occasions. Especially for us men making up to our women.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • long wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Hi Not sure why I made a reservation for 6 pm when I got there they told me we still had 30- 45 minute wait. We didn't start eating until 7:40 and the food was quite pricey as well. Spent close to $200.00 dollars and we only had water to drink for 6 people.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food...great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We had a group of 8ppl there to celebrate a few birthdays. This place is so kids friendly and the foods were beyond awesome. Would definitely go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Benihana All Day Everyday
    Paz06161023
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    First and foremost I love Benihana, I could eat it all day everyday, whether it's the sushi, the hibachi the rice anything. I enjoyed dinner with my friends at Benihana. It was the best experience and it was so much fun. The chef, Ernesto, was the best ! He kept the our table so entertained and made sure we were satisfied with the food! He kept the table happy and a lively feeling atmosphere! I would definitely request Chef Ernesto for my next visit! The service is great, the staff is great, the food is great and I love everything about this place !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun!
    JandAmom
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Always entertaining and the food was delicious! The chef keeps my children's attention the entire time. Lunch specials are amazing and so worth it. The filet mignon was outstanding and melted in my mouth!
    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.
  • Great meal for the price.
    Midboss
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Had their special for chicken and filet mignon for 2, not a bad price and the staff was attentive. Made our date night all the better.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 144 reviews are from the Benihana - Cherry Hill reviews archive.
  • Dwayne's point
    sawbir
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    I loved the experience and I would most definatly be returning back
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New cook
    lynn
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Chef did nothing special. Did not entertain us at all. Didn't get the whole experience of the flames. He also mixed up our orders gave my friend regular steak when it should have been filet mignon. Came here for something different. Was not impressed! My daughter has only been to this type of restaurant once and at 11 she even said it wasn't as good as when she went before. I advise them to train their staff before they make us pay for full service when we got half a-- service. Servers were great! Cook sucked!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was pleased it was my first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I was pleased it was my first time at a Chinese restaurant and first time eating at a open table at first I felt Awkward however it wasn't bad the quest at the end of the table were polite and friendly the food and entertainment was nice I would go again .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun 4 all
    Momof3
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Our family had such a great time celebrating our daughters 13th birthday. Would absolutely do this again... Nit just for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experince, Delicious Food!
    Carlie
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I'm a teacher and this is the 2nd time taking scholars to Benihana as a reward that they won at schoool. It was something that we were all looking forward to and this time did not disappoint! It's such a fun experience to watch a chef cook the delicious food in front of you with a special flair and personality. The scholars and I alike had our phones out taking pictures. We had a. Wonderful time! This is a great treat for anyone of any age, but I have found it's an experience that can't be duplicated or topped!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The chef
    Thegirlwithabigstomach
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food was great but I wasn't very pleased that the chef had given my some of my food to the other party at the table. Also I had ordered a for two and had stated I was going to be sharing some with my date eventually, but the chef still gave him over half of my food not even bother to ask how much I wanted to give him or if I was sharing now or if I had only wanted to share the chicken or the steak or anything whatsoever. But besides that the food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and poor preparation
    kathyk
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    I love hibachi style meals. I have been to Benihana a few times and find it mediocre in comparison to some others I have tried. This last visit sealed the deal on going there again. the chef was "going through the motions" not interactive with my kids or any of the other people at our table. The food was over cooked. The preparation station was nearest to my seat and i had concerns about the different types of meats minghling on a plate that looked like it was out on a counter too long. It was my son's birthday so I kept if to myself for the sake of him but I was not happy with our meals and quite surprised when the bill came. Wow did the prices go up? $150 before tip for a family of four? No alcohol was ordered. sad
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK....not what expected.
    TamaraQT
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    I think our chef was a little inexperienced. I was disappointed with his performance as compared to chefs at other stations. I was also disappointed in my HAIKU COLADA. I think they forgot to add rum/alcohol to the drink. For the price, I expected to be able to TASTE alcohol had been added. It was my husbands birthday celebration and I was truly disappointed with the experience. I heard about the chefs were very entertaining and this chef was far from it. The food was OK....but nothing stood out to make me want to return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate