Benihana - Cincinnati
Benihana - Cincinnati

Benihana - Cincinnati

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/cincinnati-oh-ci
  • Phone: 5137724800x
  • 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: 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
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Benihana - Cincinnati reviews from OpenTable diners
114 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.5
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (85)good for groups (78)kid-friendly (46)great for lunch (39)romantic (22)fit for foodies (19)great for brunch (12)neighborhood gem (11)hot spot (10)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Lerone40
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My favorite place to eat. The food can't get no better. I love this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Times w/friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Best warm saki & of course, the favorite... Shrimp Sauce!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Costly
    LadyFlem
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I had a good time at Benihana, howevere they charged us ALL a 18% service charge because we had a group os 8. Seeing how most meals are over $20 anyway, I found this a bit costly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    schaefer83VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Awesome as always. Great service! Amazing food. Chef did a great job.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Teppanyaki
    Foodie21VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We were visiting from out of town and decided to host dinner for family at Benihana. The food was delicious and the service excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I'm not sure if this is an Open Table issue or a Bennihanna issue, but when I made the reservation, I specifically typed in that our group was celebrating my wife's birthday. The table next to us had a birthday and everybody sang to that person. I would have thought Bennihanna would have done something for a birthday, whether sing to the person or bring them a small desert with a candle in it. I was very disappointed that her birthday was not recognized when that was the whole point of bringing a group to this setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!!!
    BarnettFamily
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Benihana is simply fantastic! extremely kid friendly, the food is always superb and fresh cooked to perfection. I would recommend this restaurant to and and everyone, fit for all ages. my kids have been coming here since the were still in their car seats, they are now ages 4 and 6. just one word ADDICTION! haha, can't get enough of the food. we always leave stuffed with smiles on our faces and great memories to share later down the road. THANK YOU BENIHANA!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Fun
    ggaa
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Get a good meal and be entertained at the same time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • could have been better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I often crave Benihana. But this time it was just okay. The chef's always tend to do things different. Well I like the taste of the garlic butter which is their signature. He didn't use enough in my opinion. Also I don't like that he didn't let the spicy seasoning savor into my spicy hibachi chicken. It is spicy for a reason. Let's get it right next time Arolondo please and thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthdaygirl
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Overall, we enjoyed our eperience. Our chef was fun, server efficient. While I know that timing of reservations can be a problem, we did have a reservation and waited 30 minutes for our table. After the voicemail warning I received regarding late arrival, I felt that perhaps I would receive the same courtesy for arriving on time for our reservations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place to treat yourself
    Nubian
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Environment was nice. Would have been more favorable if would have had the option of not eating with people that had children with them.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    JohnD
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Chef was very entertaining. The food was great and the server did an excellent job.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • poor front of house
    veryunhappybirthday
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We arrived on a Sunday at 4pm and were told it would 45mins to an hour wait leaning more towards an hour the restaurant was empty because we had no reservation. I went online and booked a reservation and got in faster. However the show was the worst for the amount of money we paid. It was an awful birthday dinner except for our waitress who was better at interacting than our chef. I will never return.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    lillyican
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We went their for my daughters 24th birthday's ... It has been a while since we had been their, before they remodeled... I thought the place looked great, nice and clean looking... the service was much better everyone was very friendly and nice. We had an awesome chef (Adrian) he made our dinner experience very fun, and the food was delicious. Love the fried rice.. cant wait to go back...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun night for mom and daughter
    latechgrad
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Although we frequented the downtown location, my daughter did not remember Benihana. She likes teppan style cooking though, so we made the trip from Northern Kentucky. The service was good, the food was just as we asked for it, and the desserts we wanted were available. My only gripe was my beverage. It was supposed to be the hibiscus tea, but it tasted fermented/carbonated. I just ordered a regular iced tea instead. My daughter really enjoyed the evening and said she would like to return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HighlyDisappointedVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Both of our beers was skunky tasting. Sent back and drank water. Hair in my dipping sauce. Very disappointing for the distance we traveled eat there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ok
    Love2mingle
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We were there in august it was a great experience. The food, ambience service and the level of noise. Birthday but no picture. The other night was a birthday we got a picture, the food was good but the noise level and crowd was to much. It will probably be a while before we go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made my girlfriend happy
    GarlicBudder
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I recently with my girlfriend and her family for her birthday dinner, the servers were very friendly, the chef was more than accommodating and the food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrated Birthday
    dryan
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a fantastic time at Benihana's celebrating my husband's 50th birthday. They sang Happy Birthday to him and had him wear a Benihana's hat for a photo and gave him whipped cream, a cherry and candle on his sherbert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mrsfunnyman
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My favorite hibachi place. My husband and I are never disappointed when we go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so great.
    usingfreebies
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    There was a lot of food, and the other seven guests at our table seemed to really appreciate that, as they were frequent flyers of this establishment. I thought the food was pretty bland, especially the rice. With that said, I thought the shrimp was really good; the steak, not so much. We had some issues with dirty dishes being served, but the manager promptly tried to make ammends and even folllowed up with our table twice to make sure all was well. The employees were all very nice and the Happy Hour prices in the lounge were pretty good, esp for sushi rolls!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always wonderful
    HungryHulk
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I love this restaurant so much! From the wait staff to the hostess, everyone is friendly and accommodating. My favorite chef is Hiro. He makes the food taste so good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthdays at Beni's
    Joylyn
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Benihana is a great way to get excited about birthdays... no matter how old you are! All of my friends love getting to celebrate each other's birthdays at Benihana's....makes getting older a bit easier to take!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My experience at Benihana
    entertaining
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was AMAZING! And the art of making it was beautiful
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ridiculous charge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    As a long time customer of Benihana's I was very disappointed with our visit. We didn't even get to eat! They wanted to charge our group of 8 an additional 18% just to be sat at the table. This was NOT gratuity, because I asked, but just an extra 18%. So we left. I have never had to pay this fee in past and find it ridiculous that I would just to sit at a table with our family. They would sit 8 people there no matter what so why should we have to pay. When I made the reservation there was no notation of additional fees. We called other locations of Benihana and they do not charge this fee. The new management needs to rethink this!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun night
    Alsopa1
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I made reservations fro 7:30 and was sat at 7:40 after my husband asked how much longer the wait would be. Our server/s were very nice and professional and the chef was funny. I enjoyed the food very much but I always enjoy that part. This is not a place I will take my 7and 2 year old again unless for lunch dinner is to expansive for children who don't eat much, but they enjoyed themselves and so did my husband and I.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    birthdaygirl
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My family had dinner reservations and was seated some time after the time. The service was slow and not great from the server. The chef was amazing and very kids friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was good chef and waitress 👎
    waide25
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The waitress couldn't really be understood which is understandable given the nature of the place but she didn't pay attention to my order and I was the last one to eat after being the first to order and the chef wasn't paying me attention and kept getting my food wrong...overall good time but food was late and to salty
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible evening
    Jill2001
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Reservation for 8:30. Didn't get our first drinks until 9:30Ish Had to go ask for our salad and soups 30 minutes later. Had hair in one salad. Chef didn't start cooking till 10:30. Server never checked on us and the best part was the hood kept dripping water on me throughout my meal. We had a 16mth old in our party and a pregnant lady as well. Server was asked for a refill or a beer and would keep forgetting. 3 of our party was new and now they won't come back. Worse birthday dinner ever. Chef was awesome, so disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • luv2eat
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    we had a great chef. his name was adrian. we had reservations at 730 and didn't get sat until 820. what is the point of a reservation if we are going to wait an hour anyway. the host was rude but we love benihana and will continue to go for every birthday
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow Service
    daniel10519
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • vicki
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Had a ball! Eugenio was great. Dalton was attentive. the cherry blossom wallpaper is beautiful!! we were SO full!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good
    liktodine
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was good and the cook may my grandchildren feel so welcome couldn't ask for a better cheif
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hibachi dining
    Jodi
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Love going to Benihana at any time! Highly recommended to keep your kids entertained and actually eat well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shellys
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Birthday Celebration!!
    Leo2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    maebee
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vacation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Benihana was absolutely wonderful. Great service great atmosphere
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana
    flip86
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food Bad Experience
    OhSnap
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic