Benihana - Cincinnati
Benihana - Cincinnati

Benihana - Cincinnati

  • 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 - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 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
124 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (93)good for groups (83)great for lunch (41)kid-friendly (39)fit for foodies (25)romantic (22)neighborhood gem (16)hot spot (13)great for brunch (10)vibrant bar scene (9)great for outdoor dining (3)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • we had an excellent evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We had a new chef ....Daniel.He did a great job entertaining our group of 11!!! Our food was all cooked to individual requests...very hard to do! It was awesome
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing!!
    Food4me
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    The restaurant had major operating issues this night! Normally a good experience but not this evening!! Thank goodness the server & chef were kind!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but could be better
    Brian
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great dining experience, and the food tasted great. It seems like this time I got less food than last time. I actually wasn't satisfied from my meal (hunger-wise) especially for the entree costing $30. Everyone at the table was given rice; however, they didn't make enough fried rice for me. I am not sure if this was a miscommunication, but the server brought me fresh, hot fried rice from somewhere and made it right. Service was good, and chef was friendly and fun. I expect a little more food for price paid.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another solid experience
    RealBaker
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    My girlfriend and I go to eat here twice a year, for our birthdays. The food is great, its always fun to watch the live cooking. Sushi is fresh and tasty and the drink selection is fun and different. Definitely worth a visit. though a little pricey. You do get plenty of food though. Try lunch if your not sure, Lunch is a lot cheaper.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rude cook
    Shae
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The cook he didn't cut the food up how we asked also once we asked he was being very rude an still didn't do it it was like he was rushing then they forgot something on my order just a very bad experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 待ち時間が多い
    Frank
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    予約をしていってもかなりまたされます。 また、席についてからもかなり待ちます。時間に非常にルーズなレストラン
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointment
    nstuder
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I was very dissatisfied with our experience. We had reservations at 7:30 for a party of 3. We checked in at arrival (7:20) and had a seat in the lounge. At 8:15 I asked if we would be seated soon, to find out they had already "accidentally" seated us. The manager apologized and said we would be next on the list. At 8:45 I complained again, only to be told the same thing... we had already been seated. After showing my extreme disappointment, the manager apologized again, found a seat right away and gave us a discount. Although she corrected the mistakes, I wish we would have had better service. We ended up not eating dinner until 9:45 that evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MaryAnnVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Food is always very good. Chef was exceptional. His showmanship and skills were fun to watch. Had reservations, but had to wait only a brief time which was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great!
    Lizzie4
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    took my husband there for a date. It was his first time going. We both had a fantastic time. Arlondo was our chef and he was great to. It's more fun if you go with a group of people you know. We had to sit with 2 different families that wouldn't talk or even smile. But we still had fun! Amazing food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great Food - Great Entertainment - The food melts in your mouth....The soup is 2 die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go For Your Birthday
    rcox
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Benihana's is a unique, and fun experience - but it can be pricey. HOWEVER, if you sign up on their web site to be a part of their Chef's Table - you will receive a $30 coupon! That really helps make this affordable. The service is very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was fun but...
    Darksammyknite24
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    It was a fun experience and the best shrimp I ever had but for those prices? Yeah my wife could make tastier steak and chicken. You are paying for the show and as fun as it is just didn't feel worth it, it didn't meet my expectations especially compared to what I've seen on commercials and word of mouth that hyped it up for me
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was my worst experience yet.
    Flawlessdiva
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    My reservation was at 8pm did not get seated until 9pm. Was forced to purchase a second meal even though I had 4 others with me for my Birthday. Being that I was asked to purchase an additional meal. I asked for another place setting because I had another guest that was arriving late. They would not allow it either. Reservation stated that I wanted to have my own table. Because I may have extra guest. They did not do it. The service was poor. Did not receive my drink until the end of my meal. And was greeted with "What" when I tried to ask about it. My Birthday was ruined.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • one word A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!
    BarnettFamily
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Simply fantastic! Perfect food! Cant get enough of it. An Hour and A half drive but way worth it, food is so delicious never a disappointment. Cant wait to take the family back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could be better
    PatriotVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Have been coming to these "hibachi" style Japanese restaurants for years. This one in particular has seen better days. The restaurant has been somewhat updated recently which has helped but the service has not improved and the food is too expensive for the price. The waiter and the table-side chef were good but the front desk staff was slow and inefficient.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    2FieryVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Our chef Alex prepared a delicious meal from start to finish. The scallops were cooked to perfection. It was a great birthday dinner!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    BeachTimeThirty
    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.
  • kitch
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    it took an hour after we were seated before our chef came out to prepare our meal
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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