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Benihana - Cincinnati
Benihana - Cincinnati

Benihana - Cincinnati Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/cincinnati-oh-ci
  • Phone: (513) 772-4800
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • 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
  • Private Party Facilities: Ask about Private Event Dining. Book your next event for 12 to 16 guests. Perfect for private parties, corporate meetings and large birthday celebrations. Subject to availability. Call for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Ask for manager x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Springfield Pike
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Benihana - Cincinnati
Prepare for a dining experience unlike any other. Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice through tender steak and juicy chicken. Take in the aroma of sizzling shrimp, lobster and savory vegetables.

And don’t forget our delicious sushi appetizers, all prepared with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Food is great! However, if your time is limited (i.e., lunch hour), even with a reservation you will go over in time."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The restaurant had signs saying under construction. It smelled like mildew. Our chef Alex didn't introduce himself or say hi. Hevhad no personality or showmanship to his presentation. Will not return."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I go to Benihana a couple of times a year, and they are always good and consistent, which is what I expect in fine dinning."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We made reservations and had to wait a few minutes to be seated. Once we were seated, it was almost as though the people sitting next to me were too close for comfort. I ordered my food and once I got my check saw I was charged $3.50 for chicken fried rice which I never asked for! The lemonade was not good however the food was good."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food and service were top-notch, very professional setting, and we were provided with some great photos of our evening to cherish."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food was great we had Adrian as our chief he was great, friendly and professional."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My family and I usually go to Benihana at least twice a year for holidays and birthdays. We love love love their food. It is very consistent. On this particular visit I was there with my sister. Our chef was Eugeno and gave us the BEST show we have ever experienced. He was also very personable to all the guests at our table. I love the renovations that were done to our restaurant recently also. I recently began ordering the Rockys Choice which offers steak and chicken with a mix of veggies for $26.99. My ultimate favorite is their chicken fried rice!! You have to pay extra to upgrade your rice but it is worth it. Only criticism I can offer is that I wish we were given more zucchini with the meal because the chefs do their magic on it!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The wife and myself rate Benihana as one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always very fresh and we love the way they cook and serve you on the spot."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "always a fun time at benihana. enjoyed the chicken and steak. love the fried rice. eugenio was an awesome chef and very funny and entertaining. food was cooked deliciously."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food was fresh, appealing to the senses, and delicious. The chef was not as talkative as he usually is. The server was efficient, kind and anticipated our needs."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This was my first experiance at bennihannas and i must say this is my new favorite place.. everything about the experience was amazing i cant wait to bring my family next time"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Surprised to see police officer inside restaurant due to dine-and-dashes. Regardless - pleasant dining experience - always fun to meet new people at large shared table. Big difference between grill masters - some entertaining while others not so much. Meat cut quality good and food fresh and delicious. Will return. Must bring good light-hearted attitude with you - otherwise you will not enjoy."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I have been going to Benihana since '06, but this time takes the cake! Our chef Adrian was EXCEPTIONAL!! Not only was his cooking phenomenal, he was also very engaging and entertaining. This is the experience I have been waiting for at Benihana! From the beginning he had the whole table filled with laughter interacting with each couple (there were four couples at my table and none of us new each other prior to the meal) making it very personal and unique. Needless to say I will be visiting Benihana again very soon and requesting Chef Adrian a.k.a Mario. Thank you for the great time Benihana, it was just what the doctor ordered!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were celebrating a birthday, 7 of us were in our party. FOOD was great, service was great, chef - Adrian was great. This is the second year in a row that my son wanted to celebrate his birthday at Benihanas."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Too noisy! Food and atmosphere great. Great place to go with a large group of at least 8 people so you can sit together and chat. Chefs very entertaining. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We attended the restaurant to celebrate my son's graduation. It was his first time there and he enjoyed it. The food was great. Our waitress gave him a hat and took pictures at our table. She made us feel welcomed. She talked to him about graduating and leaving home for college. The service was great. We made reservations and were seated on time. There was a lot of food for the cost. My daughter ordered chicken but ate some of my Hibachi steak and said it was some of the best she ever had. Our cook was great. We will go back for dinner."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "It was extremely loud in the restaurant, food was just 'ok'. Chef was annoyed that my food had to be cooked first due to a food allergy. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We arrived and ordered beverages and sushi at the bar. We immediately were called to sit and they said they would bring the sushi to our table. 40 minutes later we were preparing to eat our food and no sushi so I cancelled it."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I will never go back to this resturant again, the service was horrible and We had reservations at 7 didnt leave the resturant until almost 11"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I love the experience of open table! Our chef was amazing and gave our table a great show. The trio was my first time trying and it tasted good. I love to come to Benihana for a different dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "My husband and I eat here once a week. It's always great!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "I made a reservation at 8pm and wasn't seated until 8:30pm. Other people that came after us were seated before us. However, the food was great and I loved the cook."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "It was great we had fun time sometimes it would be nice to be at the table alone because the lady sitting with us was rude "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Dinner was great! The food and service were outstanding! The only part that was a little upsetting was that my party and I got sat with another group. Totally acceptable, they only have so many grills, but I wish I was able to choose who sat with us. Not only did the waiter favor them, but I was going for a nice, romantic-ish double date, not a "I'm going to drink a whole bottle of Sake and talk nonsense" dinner. Overall, the experience was nice, but in the future I would make sure I have at least 6 people in my party so as to not be sat with anyone else. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Adrian was entertaining and the food was fresh and tasty. I will dine here again."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Another birthday at Benihana and it was great as usual. Food was excellent and our chef was very talented and entertaining."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I have been to this location several times and I love going but I have noticed the wait times have really spiked here and the servers are always overwhelmed. Our chef was great and we had Matthew as our server who was very nice and remembered us from having us previously which I thought was excellent since he had only seen us once. I have noticed there is a discrepancy between reservations available online versus over the phone, they don't seem to be synced well"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I think the food was great. Atmosphere and service has declined over the years and kinda pricey."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I made my reservations on Mother's Day at 4:30pm I wasn't not seated until 5:15pm. What was the point of my RSVP? Once seated it took another 15 mins to receive any service (water, ect) the process was so slow by the time the chef was done cooking my food was boxed. This was my first time at Benihanas but not a Japanese Steak House and for the price paid and how much I hear about the place I felt it was overrated and sucked. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Benihana is a great place to dine & enjoy letting someone else do the cooking! The soup & salad are always divine, the shrimp is delish & the fried rice with yum yum sauce is amazing! The only thing that could have made this trip more enjoyable is if the waitress came back to the table more & kept our drinks filled up! But over all this time dining there was great! "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "My son and I had a great time celebrating my birthday with my Chef's Table gift certificate. It turned out I was seated at the table with a friend college. Great food while reminiscing about good times with great friends. What more could I ask for."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "we had a great time! The 2 gentlemen I dined with were Japanese so they had a wonderful time! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Love Benihana for a celebrating family birthdays. Food is great and the kids like the show."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Too many people squeezed into a table. need 3 on the side not 4. 4 adults do not fit comfortably. only able to get in by reservation. not something can go to on spur of the moment like we used to. Consequently, we go 1/4 as much now. Service used to be good all the time. is not good all the time. sometimes, waiter/waitress is too busy to wait on you effectively. need to open up another benihana in Cincinnati or somewhere near to decrease the crowd and get better service. We always get good service from people who are and have been employed at this location (because they know us), but it is hit or miss with anyone else. We have talked with many of our friends and you are losing old business from this."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The reservation process was easy to do online. Only had to wait a few minutes. I definitely think this particular location is in need of some décor updating, but the food and service were really good. It didn't fail, always consistent."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I made reservations for 5:30, but never got seated until 7:00. When we was seated then everything was good from then on. I enjoyed our cook. He was the only one I seen that had a good sense of humor and very lively and fun. I really think that u need more choices with beer and the happy hour prices was a little too high for a happy hour. I also think that when u order your meal that if u want fried rice, then u shouldn't have to order an extra bowl of rice when u don't want white rice, it didn't make sense to me. I would still recommend this as a fun place to go and good food, but I would definitely say u have to free up your day to eat there."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Benihana is a great place to dine & enjoy the show! The food was excellent & my kids loved the show the chef put on! We came for Easter dinner & I kinda wish they had a special menu or show just for this special occasion but still was excellent!! Our chef Eugene was a great chef, got everything perfect & made our dinner that much more enjoyable! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I love the food don't get me wrong but I think it's so overpriced. We asked how much extra meat would be she noted 16.00!!!! The piece of meat was not even big. Every tiny thing is 3.00 or 2.00 more here and there that adds up. There are other restaurants that taste exactly the same that is way cheaper. Another thing if you don't ask for your desert they don't even bother telling you that it COMES WITH the entrée. The guest I was sitting with didn't even receive their ice cream and later on I found out they didn't even know about it. I would never go here just to eat dinner. 70.00 for two meals with water to drink. I'll go somewhere else first."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Even with a reservation, it was over an hour before our chef even began to cook our food. A table was seated well after ours and their chef came sooner. We asked management about it and we felt he blew us off. There was no apology for the amount of time we'd been there and there was no follow up to ask about our meal. We were rather disappointed and may not return. This is not the Benihana I once knew and loved. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Went here for my birthday. Had I known earlier, I would have signed up for the birthday club and received a $30 off coupon (it takes about 24 hours to come to your inbox, and the certificate must be printed), but it gives us a good excuse to go back within the month. The food was delicious. They were able to accommodate a gluten free diet by using gluten free soy sauce and letting me know which items to avoid (really, just the gingery salad dressing). The chef was comedic and talented - his performance was entertaining and he was able to engaged all of the guests around the grill. It was an enjoyable dining experience and I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014