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Benihana - Cleveland
Benihana - Cleveland

Benihana - Cleveland Details

  • 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 - 10:30 pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00 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: 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
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, including fresh nigiri, sashimi and specialty rolls, all made with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I loved the restaurant it had great service, you can expect me to be back soon"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Benihana's never disappoints! Awesome food & service. Filet Mignon was amazing & very tender. Fried rice is simply the best anywhere."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "In a restaurant where the food is cooked right in front of you interaction with the chef is very important. Mike was excellent in this regard and his food was very well prepared making our dining experience with our friends great."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I went to Benihana on a tuesday evening for dinner with my 13 year old goddaughter. We were seated very close to our reservation time, had great service from our waiter Derek, didn't have to wait for refills on her lemonade, or my water. The chef was very entertaining, our tuna steaks were cooked to a perfect medium-rare, then several of the staff sang Happy Birthday to us."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Brought my mom for her birthday.We had an 8:30 reservation on Wednesday, and were seated quickly. Kids really enjoyed themselves! Took a while to get to next course after so hi p/salad. Chef was very entertaining, just a little hard to understand. They sang happy birthday to my mom. At end, my sister-in-law stepped outside to smoke, and bus boy threw away her remaining food, that she had planned to take home. But they handled it well, and offered to either give discount or replace meal. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves though!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I was a big time fan of Benihana, but not anymore. Food is tasty, but poor in hospitality. It was my wife’s birthday which I thought of celebrating at Benihana, I had to tell the waitress about the birthday at the end and ask for ice cream. It was so disgusting to beg for ice cream. Chef cooked fried rice right at the beginning and shrimps at the end. By the time he cooked Chicken, fried rice got cold. Chef was also very much interested in talking to only one customer. Felt neglected. Also not good for Hindu customers, since they cook beef and chicken at same time on same grill. Instead they can cook egg, seafood and chicken first and beef at the end. Hindu don’t eat Beef so I don’t see them at Benihana but see them at all other restaurant."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "It was a good experience. The service was very good and so was the food. There were three groups at our table and everyone was very friendly. We shared conversation about the food and everyone said they were enjoying the food and the company"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We have been to Benihana's many times. The past couple years, but especially the past few visits, the food was not as tasty. This past Thursday, however, the food was out of this world. We really think the reason for this was the young man who was our chef was very accommodating when all of us at the table asked that he use more, more, more garlic butter. Other chefs have told us that the restaurant was trying to "go healthy" and were not willing to adapt their meal preparation to our preferences. We can eat healthy every other night, but on these special occasions that we get to eat at Benihana's we want flavor, and that's what we got. Excellent meal!!!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Hands down the BEST sushi I've ever had...and I've been to sushi restaurants in Tokyo Japan. The rice and everything was absolutely perfect! Even though I live over an hour away, I'll definitely be coming back for the sushi!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My last meal at Benihana left me disappointed. My table ended up with a chef that was not fully expierenced as some of the others. Therefore, meal my meal did not hold up to my higher expectations of Benihana. Overall, the service I received was fine but I was rather underwhelmed by the lack of flavor from the chicken fried rice I paid extra to have."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Friendly & funny chef, "Charlie" was entertaining & efficient. My scallops we're overdone but everything else was perfect so I didn't complain. I Did however complain about the corn on the kids plate. It was FOUL"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Went there for an anniversary dinner and it was a lot of fun and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We got to the restaurant and were seated right away. The table was sticky and greasy. We constantly had to remind our server to bring things to us, sushi, drinks etc. then the chef screwed up orders and put the wrong food on people plates. Overall it was a pretty rotten experience. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Benihanas is very good. I enjoy watcing them cook the food in front of me. I also love the shrimp sauce. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The new shrimp / orange sauce was lacking, very watered down and the cook burned / over cooked our meals....we got the rice last and my aunt's rice was burnt. Hi sname was Danek / Danet I believe, he was very very friendly but either had the temp up too high because I had to ask him twice not to overcook or burn my meal."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "It's always the same when you go there. The food is awesome and it's a great time. Make sure you go hungry."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The food was wonderful, however all our dishes came at different times. By the time I go my food some of my guests were almost done eating. There was also a language barrier (our waitress) could not speak English. We had Sushi, Sashimi, steaks and lobster and we sat in the dinning room and not at the cooking tables."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I went for a birthday dinner and had a great time. My chef was Sebek and he was super nice and fun me and the girls I went with had a great time."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I had a great time there using my birthday certificate. The chief (Mark) was awesome and did some things that I had never seen over the years I've been coming there. The other people at our table were great as well."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Benihana Cleveland has THE BEST Mai Tai's! Food is excellent, as is the service. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Took my Mother-in-Law here for lunch on Mother's Day. This was a wonderful experience. They had a special photo the took of the group that came out in a special Mother's Day 2014 folder. And the cooks are entertainers and we had Richmond, who did a wonderful job. My Mother-in-Law completely enjoyed herself and it was great for my wife and I too."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My friends raved how it hands down was the place to go for birthdays and how it beats other Japanese steakhouses. This really was a nice place but no where near the energy & fun level we expected. We went for my daughter's 12th bday & what a mistake! They were totally bored & wanted to leave. The food is pricey but good. However, they have limited options if you don't eat shrimp, mushrooms or zucchini during the courses of the meal. We were pretty disappointed with the experience. Chef was nice, staff was nice but if I am going to spend $100 for 4 people, it'll be at Fuji Japan steakhouse next time. They do more to entertain and supplement foods if there is something you don't like. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I've been going to Benihana several times a year for many years, and in the last 2 years the service, food, table chefs & management have gone way downhill. The chefs are very boring, it's no longer entertaining to have them cook infront of us, and the food is very bland. In the entire 'Japanese' restaurant the only Japanese employee was the sushi chef (and that was the only good part of our meal). In the past we have always celebrated birthdays there because of the birthday club, however it's still very expensive and no longer worth the drive or money. After tip and the $30 credit it was still $80. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I always enjoy Benihanas food when I get the chance to go. It was my birthday so me and my best friend had dinner. Our server & chef were fanatastic. The plum wine and appetizers were delicious. Happy hour is the best. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I enjoyed myself. It was a little awkward to sit with strangers but we got over it. The food was great but it took a long time to be served"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food is always great when my husband and I go there"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The atmosphere was wonderful. It was different from your typical everyday restaurant. The chef was fantastic, he was welcoming and kind. The food that he prepared for us was phenomenal! He went above and beyond our expectations! He was also very entertaining while he cooked for us! Hands down, a terrific place to eat/ celebrate a special occasions. The complimentary birthday photo was also a nice touch to ending our meal! "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "With new Hibachi restaurants in the area, it's time for Benihana to upgrade. The whole place looks very dated. When sitting, the grill was dirty and the table sticky. While this was a hot spot years ago, it can't compare to newer restaurants. The chef we had was lackluster. He didn't entertain and didn't know any tricks. The food was sub-par. I won't be returning until this place is upgraded, food and facilities."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "I am not as impressed with Benihana as I was in the dc past. Prices are way too high, the birthday club certificates has changed for the worst and although we had a decent cook, they are different from ones in the pass. The food is still good, but, portion sizes seems to have decreased as the price seems to keep going up. Not sure our attendance will continue as in the past."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had 7:30 reservations and arrived on time. However, we were not seated at a table until 7:55. That was the only negative of the evening. The food was simply outstanding and plentiful."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We always use the birthday coupon and have a really good meal. We go here for other holidays also. They have a big menu to choose from and the food is always good. We usually sit at the habachi table where the food is prepared in front of you, but tried sitting at a table in the lounge this time. (better if you can't spend as much time)"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "This is not just a wonderful place for food but comes with a show too. Fun and enjoyable evening for our whole group. Excellent service from the front door on. We had a great time."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I just want to commend my waitor, I apologize I will need to get his name but he was great. He was tentative the entire meal. I appreciated his service and expertise. He made sure drinks were full for the entire table, he offered items we needed or may have wanted. He was very kind and polite. Thank you, he made my visit worth it!!!! The chef was great as well."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Our chef was amazing and made the experience better than it would have been. I made reservations and still had to wait before we were seated. When we finally were seated it took forever for our waiter to come and take drink orders. Then he was pretty much missing in action the entire dinner service. We were surrounded by a bunch of loud people who were cursing and yelling and made the experience horrible. If it wasn't for the free coupon I would not dine at Benihana. It was much better before the renovations."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food and service were great! Nothing to complain about!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I took my sister to Benihana's for her birthday. This was her first time eating at Benihana's. We both enjoyed the dinner. We had Shrimp and Scallops with fried rice. OMG. Then we had Sherbet ice cream. The ice cream was very good as well. They sang happy birthday to her and took our picture. What an awesome time we had together while enjoying Benihana's."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We had never been to Benihana's but I have always heard good things about it. The dining experience was very nice - we were with a group of 6 who were all very friendly and made us feel very welcome. The chef was not as entertaining as we had hoped - but the food was delicious and cooked perfectly. It was a little pricier than our local japanese restaurant."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great place to eat. Enjoyed watching food being prepared. Food was fantastic."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We have been going to this restaurant for over 40 years. Originally it was called "Samurai". The concept remained the same when Benihana took over, but some of the foods on the plate are no longer there. Sure miss those sprouts! And this past visit, there was significantly less zucchini and onions on our plates. We just celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary there and we continue to visit a couple of times a year. This restaurant is a one hour and 15 minute drive from our home or we would go more often. Best food experience anywhere. Great service. Great food.."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I used to love this place. I moved out of state and was shocked at how the customer service has changed I had to wait for 30 minutes after my reservation. Wasn't asked about drinks until another 30 minutes. Chef was excellent. After he was finished the lady came with boxes and bags. I was totally disappointed and spent well over $200, no tip was given. I will never visit this restaurant again nor recommend."
    Dined on 3/17/2014