Benihana - Cleveland
Benihana - Cleveland

Benihana - Cleveland

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/cleveland-oh-cl
  • Phone: (216) 464-7575
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, 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: Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Richmond & Green Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Benihana - Cleveland
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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Benihana - Cleveland reviews from OpenTable diners
98 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.3
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (67)special occasion (55)kid-friendly (37)great for lunch (28)neighborhood gem (21)fit for foodies (20)romantic (18)hot spot (16)great for brunch (13)notable wine list (9)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (6)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • great place
    Rosie62411
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Overall the restaurant was great food was awsome server was on point came as needed i didn't have to aske for refills because he was already bringing it i enjoyed the food and i will return
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • asiawhat
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We got there and was seated pretty quickly. It took forever for our waiter to come out and she had a bit of an attitude. The food took a lot longer to cooked based on other hibachi style restaurants that I have been too.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FoodJunkie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My first time at Benihana. Excellent experience. We had a reservation for 3 but there were 4 of us. They accommodated us with no problem. Hostess very friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A birthday without fun
    Nomore
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Our waiter started the night out with a bad attitude said he didn't want to be there and it showed. Over cooked our shrimp absolutely no flavor on the food. It was truly one of the worst times I have every had at Benihana's.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    EmeraldArcher
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    If you like hibachi style dining then this is the place for you! Great food, service, and lots of fun.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Coupon
    GOODEATING
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Very nice offer for birthday celebration. Very easy to make reservations and view menu online. French onion soup was fantastic. One complaint is the cook was not provided the correct amount of food for the orders so my husband had to wait for his zucchini appetizer and my lobster was brought out after all my other food was cooked. Otherwise it was a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kymbber
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I registered on October 13,2014 but I never received my 30.00 birthday certificate.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hibachi Heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The food here is delicious. The servers are polite and very efficient and the chefs are entertaining. The tables are a little too close together, but other than that, it is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun birthday dinner with kids!
    PamP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had a really fun birthday celebration dinner with my small kids and parents. Service was great and our chef was funny. It was one of the most relaxing dinners we have had a Benihana in a long time. Great time - thank you. My kids always ate all courses including the soup and salad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Celebration
    harleyfltri
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Went for 59th birthday and 10th anniversary celebration and had a fantastic time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mscrystal
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    My sister's birthday was made special having dinner there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one1
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    food and service was good as always one of my favorite restaurants to visit
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Mzangee
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    While the food was great. The guy kept messing up on his tricks and entertainment nothing went right for him but he was very very kid friendly and went above and beyond what was expected for example my kids ordered the steak and shrimp and he offered corn with the meal which wasn't expected He gave them stories and catered to them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • benis
    benis
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I recently went to benihana with my fiance,.his sister and her fiance. We order steak and rice and a bottle of wine. The server wasn't the best but the cook was inviting and put on a good show. All in all it was a good night at benis.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihanas
    deslee
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was really great. I had reservations for a certain time, yet STILL HAD TO WAIT. Then we finally get to out table and WAITED another 30-45 minutes. It was quite annoying.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hibachi Japan is better
    Kiera
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our chef was fantastic, but our server Agnus was less than. We waited at least 10 minutes with empty glasses, and had to repeatedly ask for things more than once. She also gave me $2.00 of my change in all coins.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Making new friends
    Great
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    At first I didn't know what to expect but as the evening went on it was appeant that all 3 couples were enjoying ourselves the waiter was great I will be coming back again
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Benihana's Forever!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I love Benihana's, everything is perfect all the time!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It was awesome. And I enjoyed it very much...........
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh
    keanekrew
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Could have been more exciting. We came for my fiancés birthday & we were pleased with the food, but when we arrived we were not knowledged of a "coupon" that our server mentioned, that would have been nice. But our server was on top of things & we appreciated that. We will be returning. Thanks :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    bdayfun
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I try to go to Benihanas every year for my birthday. I absolutely love the yum yum sauce. I love when the chef s do tricks it is like dinner and a show. Definitely a fun dining experience. I wouldn't recommend if you're looking for romance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worst experience ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I've been to other restaurant with the same concept, but food was much better. Chief was not very experienced. Rice was cold by the time the meal was ready to eat. It spoiled my birthday. Never again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ugh!
    Precious
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Service was poor, food was gross (used to be superb)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maybe went on wrong night
    DLC1
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Ok first impression was not good. Even though we arrived 15 minutes prior to our reservation, we were seated 15 minutes after our reservation time. The restaurant was extremely noisy and the waitress had a hard time taking our order. Sushi was good and prices were fair. An hour and half after our reservations we were just starting to see the cook prepare our tables meal. Our cook told us he was new and it showed as he overcooked the meats. Everyone was nice but we just didn't enjoy the dinner as we should have. If you have a birthday celebration and you don't mind noise then go celebrate there as they do have discount coupons for your birthday when you sign up on their webpage.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun time
    bigshy
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Had a great time at Benihana celebrating my birthday! Table was available on time and service was quick and accurate. Portion sizes seem to have dropped here over the last couple of years though. Used to always have to get a to-go container and now we don't even think about it. You get smaller cuts of meat and less vegetables and mushrooms. Food was tasty though and the chef and server did a great job.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything was wonderful and Derrick was the best server EVER!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time but watch what you order
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a fabulous time but at the end of the night we had some charges that we didn't know where additional. The fried rice served with the meal was almost $4 more than the white rice. No one said anything at the time. We were just asked would you like steamed or fried.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • down hill
    carmaildiva
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I have been dining at Benihana ' s for several years and have never had any issue's. The quality and ambiance of the restaurant has changed. I was not satisfied with my dining experience here
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor Job Cooking
    BigFan
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Poor experience with cook, I'm a big fan of the Benihana's was there 3 times in one week, The cook Richmond did a very poor job w service as well as cooking, 1) men in 40's do not want to be refer to as " boy" I requested refill of sauce never got, does not know how to prepare "Benihana Excellence's" put meat on my plate, no teriyaki sauce, no scallions, when I explained how it's prepared he attempted to just pour teriyaki sauce on the steak on my plate, not cooked in just poured on.. Drove 45-miles for a poor experience... Richmond needs either: Retained, Reassigned, or Removed...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ALWAYS PERFECT
    schaefer83VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    BENIHANA'S, ESPECIALLY THIS LOCATION IS ALWAYS PERFECT!! ALWESOME SERVICE, & EVEN BETTER FOOD
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quality of Benihana has gone down
    MMMM
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait 15 minutes for a table. It seemed like the restaurant wasn't adequately staffed for the night as we had to wait even though they had roped off a 1/3 of the tables as off limits for the evening. The food was ok but it seems as though the quality of the beef that was served (we ordered filet) has gone down compared to previous visits. The chef did a good job but the waitress service was inconsistent, which could have been due to her having to cover too many tables.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the Drive
    BigFan
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great food, when I want to be pleased with a meal I can aways count on Benihana's, I drive 40/miles to get there but it's worth the special trip...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    ceda
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I Love it! I come all the time! Great ppl Food! Come if u can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs improvement
    T6788
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Service was not attentive, bills were incorrect and took over 30 min. To pay. Food was just ok. Did not address the reservation timely and restaurant did not have enough help.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's was great but slow service
    Eisha
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I had a nice time with my daughter , the food is always great.... The service time to need a little improvement but other them that it was great
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful birthday this year
    Dippy
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My granddaughter joined me to celebrate my birthday Wednesday evening. At our table were two other birthday coupon recipients. Everything was handled smoothly and in a very timely manner. Our chef was humorous and had us giggling alot! The steak was done perfectly, and the shrimp was large and flavorful. Naturally, we both took food home; quantities served there are very generous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best experience yet!
    Brassbuddha
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We dine here about six times a year and this time everything was perfect! The food and service were both exceptional. I am usually overly critical, but on this visit everything was perfect. The food quality was excellent as always, and the attentiveness of the server and the chef was much improved over prior visits where it was hit or miss. The Japanese restaurant still reigns supreme over all the others in the area we have tried.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's ok. Expect better for the $
    kmark
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Prices are high to begin with, and if you want fried rice, and who doesn't, it's extra 4$. They need to update their salad dressing, it's very bitter, the quality of the steak and shrimp was very good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Char's
    chrjmy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Enjoyed our dinner, celebrated my friends and my birthdays. Only got one picture (hard to split that) We asked for another and there was no paper to print it on. A little disappointed. Over all it was excellent, great cook!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Waited 30 minutes after we were seated for a someone to take our order and a chef to come to cook our food it was my nieces 11th birthday didn't even get a picture had to ask 4 times for them to sing happy birthday then only two people came one with a dishpan in her hand....we wanted rainbow ice cream and they were out
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate