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Benihana - Indianapolis
Benihana - Indianapolis

Benihana - Indianapolis Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/indianapolis-in-in
  • Email: indianapolis@benihana.com
  • Phone: (317) 846-2495
  • 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: Japanese, Sushi
  • 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
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.

Or visit our sushi bar, where your sushi chef will prepare fresh nigiri, sashimi and specialty rolls, all with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "My Birthday celebration was a very good one! The food was excellent. It was not my first time at a Benihana restaurant because of going to one in the downtown Chicago, IL area. However, it was my husband and daughter's first time at Benihana. We enjoyed the food and the entertainment by the Chef. Even though, you do not know the individuals who may be sitting with your group, the experience is always enjoyable as it was at the Indianapolis, IN restaurant. The manager at the restaurant was very accommodating, and I enjoyed the fact that I celebrated my birthday there with my family there."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • " Our soon to be 7 year old picked Benihana in Indianapolis based on a video post he viewed for his birthday. We had prompt and attentive service. My husband and I along with our 9 and 7 yr old boys thought the food was delicious (between all of us we had filet mignon, chicken, shrimp and steak with chicken fried rice. Our waitress was fantastic with the boys by spending time with them on how to use chop sticks, letting them order their meals and making our youngest feel special. The presentation was perfect for my husband and I , but would have liked to have seen more flair for the kids. The picture at the end of our meal was a surprise bonus. The drinks were a little pricey but overall worth the expense. Definitely would revisit."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food is very consistent. You know what you are getting when you go to Benihana"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We arrived and with a reservation still had to wait 45 min. Our hostess that seated us broke a glass on me and never cleaned it up, server was non existent and we never got some Of our order! Awful 1st experience:("
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "It was an overall pleasant experience. The kids enjoyed the entertainment the chef provided and the food was great."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Although the food was very flavorful, it didn't take long for the temperature of the food to quickly decline as the vent systems consistently sucked out the exhaust. The air system equally blasted cold air through the vent system, making the food cold way before I took my first bite."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food was spot on tonight. We eat at a lot of Japanese steak houses, and have been to many Benihanas. This was one was extremely busy, which made it kind of noisy. The chef was very friendly and he cooked everything perfectly. Very tasty."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "good food nice restaurant very good place to eat great chef very poor waitress though"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our family went to celebrate our daughters 7th birthday. This was awesome! Our Hibachi chef was funny and very entertaining! We loved the food and we were very satisfied with the entire experience!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Our favorite place for celebrations.....always feels special!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I had never been to a Benihana before, but had been to other hibachi grill-type restaurants in the past. I was expecting all of our food to come out at once, or maybe in two parts, however Benihana puts all of your food items out one at a time. The onions, the squash, then the rice, and after a while your meat comes out. I was hoping for the food to be enjoyed together, but otherwise the experience was fun. The experience is what people pay for when they get hibachi grill."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We sat in the dining area and the food waent as great. When we received our food, it was warm. Other than that, as was ok. Greqlat people, awesome sushi and great drinks"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Is what it is. Good food in a crazy atmosphere (birthday parties, groups, etc.)"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "As always Benihana was so much fun! The chef was great and we had a great time. The food could have been a little but better, but no specific complaints, just the overall flavor. Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We ate here to celebrate my birthday so of course I had the free meal from Benihana which is awesome. I have been here quite a few times and have never had bad food or service."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We have eaten here many times, but tonight we ate right at the bar. It was fun, quiet, and we just chatted with two other people. We really enjoyed this change while enjoying the same, yummy food!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I was surprising my mom with a day full of 1st for her 50th birthday, starting with Benihana's. The service was excellent, or drinks stayed refilled and the entertainment from the chef was nice. The food was absolutely delicious. I was originally hesitant of the price, but a dining experience like that was worth the price we paid."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I had a blast celebrating my birthday dinner here with friends! It was a fun, festive atmosphere and the food was excellent. One word of caution: your entire party has to be there in order for you to be seated. One of my guests was running behind and we couldn't even be seated until she got there. So, you might want to tell your friends who tend to run late to be there earlier than the actual reservation time. :)"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We always have awesome service here everytime we come for lunch/dinner. The food is to die for....you can't get the service or food anywhere around town. My only complaint this time.....would be..... when we ask for no onions.....the chef didn't want to give us any vegetables. I told him we always ask for no onions and we still get the veggies. Finally, he agreed to just give us the veggies w/out the onions. He was an awesome chef....funny & interacted w/ the guests @ the table throughout the meal. We love this place! We have never had bad service & our food has always been very tasty. We want to come back before we even leave the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Overall was a pretty good experience. Other then the loud banging around for birthdays and anniversaries. Food was great but the cook wasn't as energetic as our last cook."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Our service was less than desireable....the tableside chef was good, but our waitress was horrible. No refills, slow to clean plates and just really brought the whole experience down"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "There is not enough room here to write a decent review."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "this is a great place for a special occasion. everything was wonderful. had green tea ice cream and it was awesome!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I have been to other hibachi grill's and you get plentiful portions. Other hibachi grill's give you so much food that it is near impossible to not have leftover's you can enjoy the next day. However, at Benihana, apparently they have a greater desire for large profit margins on each guest as opposed to providing a fair amount of food. If I pay $26 for a steak and chicken meal, I expect I would get an entire chicken breast and a good-sized steak. NOPE, they give you half of a chicken breast and a tiny little strip steak. Moreover, they even skimp out on the vegetable portions (the cheap stuff!) I ate all of my food and was still hungry when I left Benihana, even though I paid $26 for my meal! Benihana is a waste of money."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Very nice resturant, needed more comfortable seating was kinda to close to strangers."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I love dining at Benihana's Restaurant with family and friends. This is a favorite spot for celebrating birthdays in our family. The chef's do a great job; my niece and nephew really enjoy the show! I rarely finish my meal, so I end up with great leftovers for the next day. The servers are efficient and attentive to your needs. They recognize regular customers, too!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Always enjoy ourselves when we dine here. We will continue to come."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Benihana is our favorite birthday spot! We go for every family member's birthday and have been for 13+ years. It is great fun, and the food is always good!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We have dined here many times. Typically celebrating a birthday. Need to remember it is also a great affordable lunch option. Chef was great."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I was very pleased with the food and the portions. The tables sit 8 people and the chef's grill is included on the table as well which made it very tight."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Went there to celebrate my 60th birthday. Food was good."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We love it! This is where my husband proposed a couple years ago and it was such a memorable experience. We just went again for my husbands birthday and it was everything we expected. The manager is amazing and very accommodating. Both times we dined here he gave us a free bottle of sake. Just a wonderful environment!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We celebrated our daughter's birthday with friends at the Benihana in Indianapolis and had a great time. The service was good, the food was excellent and I enjoyed how they made my daughter feel special. Had a great time!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Food and people were great, but the decor and setting seemed stuck in the 80's. When I pay 70 bucks for a dinner I expect more."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Fun times! This is one of the best places to bring large parties-you get to sit with your party all at one setting! The chefs are fun and make the meal interactive, and the yum yum sauce is the best!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Benihana's is an adventure in eating! Enjoyed our chef, loved the food, which consisted of shrimp, chicken, soup, veggies, and dessert. The table partners were very pleasant, and even though the restaurant was pretty packed the noise level was very doable.Would love to return."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I was very upset with the portion size of the food. Our chef was not engaged in the guest. And our servers were very rushed with our orders. And also the bar was closed. So we did not have a choice of any alcoholic beverages."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "As always, we had a good time. Best sushi in the state!!!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Took brother & sister-in-law out during recent visit. Food was fresh, hot, delicious & adequately portioned."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was delicious! The staff was very friendly! I did feel that we were rushed a little bit. It's a popular place so I understand they want to seat people and get them out to seat more people but I did feel like I was being rushed a little."
    Dined on 2/15/2014