Benihana - Indianapolis
Benihana - Indianapolis

Benihana - Indianapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/indianapolis-in-in
  • Phone: 3178462495x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Friday: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday: 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Sunday: 3:00 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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sheraton Hotel
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Benihana - Indianapolis
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 - Indianapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
138 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (106)good for groups (103)kid-friendly (78)great for lunch (29)fit for foodies (24)hot spot (18)romantic (17)neighborhood gem (12)great for brunch (11)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (3)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Chop Chop
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Second time to this restaurant. Food was very good and the chef was excellent (Jorge A). Portions are a little small, but it is a great show. The kids especially enjoy the interaction with the chef.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana Great Job
    Stepheny
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had a party of 8 and our wait staff and chef did beyond an excellent job! Oh yes, the food was excellent and it was entertaining too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana is a very good restaurant
    beehive
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The service was great, we had reservations and were seating with a short waiting period upon arrival. The drink order was immediately taking upon seating. The conversation between the table and server was pleasant and friendly. the cook arrived and greeted each member of the table and immediately started entertaining the table with tricks and conversation. The food was fresh and seasoned for great taste.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1tastreat
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I was not happy with using my birthday meal. I had to buy a dinner when my husband was out of town and could not attend
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana
    Maxima247
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Had a great time for my birthday dinner. Thank you for everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice birthday celebration
    TamaraVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    While the service for the most part was pretty good, I felt our chef could have been a little more enthusiastic. Otherwise, it was a great meal and an enjoyable evening. I left my Nook there but thankfully someone turned it in :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    JMone
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Took my family for our dads birthday & they all simply loved it! From the food to the service everything was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    luv2eat
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were having a ladies night out and it was a great dining experience. Benihana's is a dining event, not just a dinner. Would have preferred if the noise level was a lower because it made it hard to hear the chef with all the background noise.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great but....
    greatbutnoisy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I was with a group of 6, and we had a great time but the noise was deafening... our chef Ronaldo was amazing... but again the noise was horrifying and although I wouldn't hesitate to bring my kids there again, perhaps it isn't the best place if you are looking for an intimate evening of conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No customer service
    Bigtm09
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Bill was 68.00 dollars... Looked at my bank account next morning they charged me 148.19.. Call them They said there is nothing they can do about it.... 80 dollars difference in my bill, and there is nothing you can do. Have to file a dispute with my bank and send my bank after them..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great place to eat
    bestfoodperiod
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I always love benihana and my wife loves it too...never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Experience!
    DanaMarie
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This was our first time to Benihana we went for my boyfriends birthday. It was definitely not just a meal but an experience! We will never forget this night out and will definitely be back again for more!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food portions were tiny and the servers had bad attitudes. I appreciate that pictures were taken and given out to our party by the staff. Over all it was my first time there and the food did not have great flavor and it wasnt worth my money. I love hibachi, but i wont be experiencing it at Benihana.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    Marknewbie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Was a fun time. Went for my daughters birthday and we enjoyed ourselves. The cook as fun and kept the kids entertained! Thanks for that. The people that took away plates and brought drinks were on their game as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need Updating
    TfromIndy
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food is great and the chefs are very entertaining if they are not tired I just don't like that you are seated with strangers, they are not kid friendly, everything they do is a rush and the place need to be updated
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Going through the motions
    Geo8VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We have eaten at this Bennihanna a number of times and usually enjoy it. This visit our service was horrible and ruined the dinner. For the kind of money they charge the least I expect is competent service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    lizzy
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We eat there whenever we can. It's great to get The Chef's gift certificate for birthdays. No other place does this. The only bad thing this dinner was the chef forgot my step-dads fried rice. When the chef told a server, she brought him one and then charged for it. I was a little flustered. The manager took care of it right away.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I was celebrating my birthday really enjoyed ourselves. First time visiting won't be my last time. Thank you
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana has seen better days
    amyroetVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    While service is good and quick, the food just wasn't up to par this visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun
    Hamdog
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We love the food and we love your chefs. He even made Mickey Mouse out of the rice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as usual
    IndyAttyVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My family goes to Benihana at least once a month. The food is wonderful. We love it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana
    AggieDines
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Always a great experience at Indianapolis Benihana. Food and service are always excellent. I can tell it is a great place because many of the staff have been there a very very long time and turnover is low.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    we had great service, great food and was a very fun place for our son's birthday lunch. Entertaining!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing
    brittbritt
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Always great food and entertaining, amazing place to take family, friends and definitely a date. ALSO amazing sushi
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat
    CarlosLamborghini
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I have been to this restaurant two times now. Both times, the food has been great. Atmosphere is excellent. This place is pricey, but the food is well worth it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love the Birthday coupon
    ThaStumphs
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I must say giving that $30.00 coupon for the birthday person makes it desirable for families on a budget!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Run of the mill
    servemeright
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Well it seems Benihana has gone the way of the small teppan grill shop. You should no longer expect a Japanese chef, a good show or food prepared with flair! The chef was nice but the food came out "PRE CUT" and very little skill was needed. and as for any heat to the food, The use of fire has gone and replaced with steam and a annoying choo-choo whistle. the sauces were bland and runny. the food was under seasoned. I asked for Japanese BBQ steak and got runny maple syrup with soy sauce. I will not be returning to Benihana again. My local Japanese Steak House is just as good if not better for 30% less.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Night!
    Suzyszoo33
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My kids had never been to Benihana and had the greatest experience! They absolutely loved it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    gFforever1025
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Me and my girlfriends have been going once a month for 20 yrs. LOVE IT!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellant
    Celebrate
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Celebrated birthday, had a great time. Enjoyed the food and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious birthday dinner
    Dexter1
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Food was delicious, chef was entertaining and efficient, free birthday picture. :) We would definitely return again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Benihana Birthday
    yummo22
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My fiancé and I went here to celebrate my birthday. Not only do they offer an amazing deal for a birthday meal if you are signed up for their club, but they truly do not disappoint. Our server was very friendly and attentive, and our chef was a very good entertainer with a nice sense of humor that kept the whole table pleased. The food was amazing and cooked just to the standards we had expected. I highly recommend Benihana to anyone looking for a great meal as well as a fun experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Ronaldo is the best chef! I would recommend him to anyone. The diablo sauce is very hot! Service was great too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting
    Gener8
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I guess it's a special skill flipping shrimp tails into your hat/pocket and making volcano onion rings. It's a standard formula repeated a thousand times in a hundred Benihana's across the country. The chef has a very hard time not looking bored with the whole experience. I really like sitting around with strangers, sometimes you get lucky and your table companions are awesome. About the food - I love this cuisine, but it can be vastly different from city to city. This time we had tuna steak and seafood diablo - my diablo was perfect, her tuna steak got overcooked after slicing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME AS ALWAYS
    TANEISHAVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Love the people, food and decor.. Awesome as always
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Bday Celebration
    roro
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This is a good spot for a celebration. It it nice when you can fill a table with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Bummer
    BirthdayGirl
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was terrific and I left feeling very satisfied...and full! I did feel as if the experience was a little rushed, for the waitresses assisting the Chef took our orders quickly, removed plates as soon as we were finished, and brought the bill without asking if we wanted anything else.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana - Indianapolis
    matt
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I enjoyed dinner. It's a fun show that results in really good food. Pricing is pretty good and there's enormous proportions.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Had a great birthday party for Wife with the whole family including 2 little ones. Overall a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay experience
    Rekna
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I've frequented this restaurant often. My most recent experience was GREAT until my teriyaki beef was served. Jorge was great and the service was good for a later seating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.