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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
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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Diner Reviews
  • "Sat down at 8pm drinks and 1st course at 8:10 2nd course 8:15 then we sat with no cook from 8:15 till 8:50 when we had to ask where our chef was. Then at 8:55 chef showed up and you could tell from the start that Alex our chef was not happy at all, it showed in his lack of showman ship, he was not fun, did not joke with us, nothing. I have had much better experiences at Benihana in the past."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Had a ball! Eugenio was great. Dalton was attentive. the cherry blossom wallpaper is beautiful!! we were SO full!!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The food was good and the cook may my grandchildren feel so welcome couldn't ask for a better cheif"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Love going to Benihana at any time! Highly recommended to keep your kids entertained and actually eat well."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food was aewsome and the chef was friendly and courteous. The remodeling of the restaurant was great and the lighting was good. Not too bright or crowded."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Benihana's is my favorite Cincinnati restaurant! We come here for very special occasions and always have a great time. The experience is wonderful and does not disappoint."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I was recommended to Benihana's as.a great birthday restaurant. I was very disappointed! The seating was cramped and hot, since the habachi rooms are small with so many hot grills. Our attendant had an aura of fake-friendliness and spend no time at our table and took a hhorrible picture of us in the sun. Our chef was nothing special and rarely spoke to us while he was preparing our meal, of which he put a massive amount of garlic butter on. Completely overrated and overpriced, I will not return."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Benihana was absolutely wonderful. Great service great atmosphere"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I enjoy eating at Benihana's because the food is delicious, and the entertainment is fun - especially for my 4-year old daughter! The chicken fried rice can be a meal all it's own, but I love to get the steak and shrimp combo. The fact you usually share your table with strangers gives me the opportunity to meet and talk to new folks in a relaxing, fun environment."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We had a party of 5 that were celebrating our great grandmother's 89th birthday. We were seated at a table with 4 other customers who proceeded to wreck our visit. They had 2 small children. The baby screamed throughout our meal. She was seated next to me and she kicked me periodically throughout the meal. The mother made no effort to control her children and it was a nightmare. Our chef was wonderful and even commented twice about the nuisance the children made. Our waiter had no personality whatsoever. He was wooden and awful. The manager/bartender was great."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Recently I took my wife and a couple of friends of ours to the Cincinnati Benihana for dinner. I had been to Benihana prior so I knew what to expect, however my wife and our friends had never been so they were blown away by your restaurant. From the moment we walked in they were swept off their feet and whisked away to Japan for an unforgettable experience. They were in awe with everything from the decor in the lounge to the professionalism of the entire staff, as well as with the exquisite cuisine you offer. Thank you for a great evening."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I had not been to eat here in 22 years. The first time I came I was 16 years old and I thought it was disgusting. From that day I swore I would never eat there again. It's amazing how age and experience can make you do what you say you won't ever do again. This time I was just thinking of somewhere that both my husband and I hadn't eaten together before. I decided to try Benihana again and this time I was delighted that I did. We will definitely return with the kids. Great time!!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Not our best Benihana experience. For my birthday, I am the one that brought 8 people. My daughter got a slight fever from some meds to add to the discomfort as we ALL were sweating, hard to relax and enjoy when it is so hot. I wish someone would have called us to let us know about the A/C and let us decide if it was worth it to sit at a table with a grill there that makes it hot on a normal day. Overall the service was good and one of our better chefs. Still, not the birthday I was hoping for."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We had 6 family memebers dine at Benihana Satuday night and couldn't have had a better time. The chef was entertaining, and the food was awesome. I highly recommend this restaurant especially for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Party of six which included a seven month old baby. Service staff went above and beyond to accommodate our needs. Food and service was very good. Only complaint was the oppressive uncomfortable temperature in both bar area and dining room which was compounded by the hibachi tabletop cooking. Clearly there was an issue with the A/C or lack thereof. We were there celebrating a birthday which the staff added to our enjoyment with photos and dessert."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The AC Unit wasn't working at all. It was very hot and uncomfortable. My daughter's were celebrating their Birthday and was looking forward to such a good time! We waited almost a hour for our food to even start being cooked. We were told by staff they had only a few cooks! This place has more and more issues each time I dine!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Came into Cincinnatti to bring my new wife to the Benihana experience. We made reservations. Showed up on time and it was so hot we could not stand. Then they charged us 27$ for a drink with little alcohol it was terrible."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Me & 6 if my friends & family came to Benihana for my birthday & we had a fantastic time! The chef was very entertaining & the fried rice was out of this world!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I was very displeased with the overall service on July 8th (birthday dinner). Our party was not acknowledged for 2 hours due to extremely poor staffing. As a result, we had to expedite the events and forego the family entertainment etc. Had it not been for the lateness in the evening, we would've gone elsewhere."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "Went to Benihana for the first time for my birthday and had a wonderful meal and a show--the chef at our table was marvellous and the food outstanding! We had a wonderful time and recommended Benihana to friends, who went for the first time also! Great fun!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "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 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
  • "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