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
139 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (108)good for groups (103)kid-friendly (76)great for lunch (35)fit for foodies (27)hot spot (19)romantic (16)neighborhood gem (13)great for brunch (11)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The food is always great, love to eat here. It a 100 mile round trip for us so we don't get to eat here as often as I would like but when we do its wonderful. LOVE THE FOOD.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food poor wait staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Good was great, cook was amazing! However wait staff was not good at all. Empty water glasses, dishes were not taken away when we were finished.Had to ask for water several times before we got it.But wanted me to leave a $20 tip. I tipped the cook and gave the waiter $6 for her service
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Benihana
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Been to a Benihana now in four different states, and I love the yum yum sauce in Indy
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time
    tinamarie23
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Got seated with a fun bunch. Our chef Ronaldo was great and full of personality!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great entertainment&fun celebration
    MomOf3
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We went for lunch this visit. Same great food as dinner with just a little variation on the "show" when they cook. The kids had a blast and the waitress remembered the birthdays we were celebrating (we've had issues here in the past). A super-tasty lunch with a show too!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great time!
    JohnW
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    You made my wife's birthday dinner fun. We had a wonderful time, had great service, and enjoyed the food. An overall outstanding experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something's diff in food quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I love love love Benihana's & it is a face of my kids. They always know it's a special occasion if we go for dinner because dinner can get costly for 6 people. When I just went it was still good, but there was a distinct difference in the quality of food. I can't put my finger on what it was exactly but the food didn't taste as "melt in your mouth" as it used to. Perhaps with business trying to cut costs they have switched food distributors but I was kind of disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Celebrate!!!
    MsSwank
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    If you have an upcoming birthday or other event to celebrate, this is a great place to do that. Good food, and it's always entertaining. I like to visit once a year, since the food is always consistent and good, plus you get a $30 off certificate for your birthday! Our server gave us instruments to use while they sang the birthday song, plus they took a photo and gave us a copy, at no charge. It was a Monday night, after 8 pm, and still lively, with much of the restaurant full and happy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Service!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Always our birthday dinner resteraunt. This is the first time I have had awful service. Waitress never came back to " check on us". Had to get others to get us refills on our drinks, which was a job my itself. She was not friendly at all!!! :-( very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MEANINGLESS RESERVATIONS!
    BillnBarbVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The reason I rated the service "Poor" is not because of the chef (very good) but because of the time you have to wait to be seated even though you have reservations. We had reservations for 5 people at 5:30 and 20 minutes later were still not seated although most of the hibachi tables were empty. Finally we went up to the hostess and asked why we are still waiting to be seated. We were told that they were waiting for walk-ins to fill the table. In fact, the waiting area was so full of people waiting for other walk-ins of 2-3 people to fill the tables that you couldn't find a space to stand without getting in someone's way. I understand the economics of having a full table but I also understand the economics of good service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food and Good Show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food was very good and our chef was really entertaining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BDorient
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Great-Except - my wife ordered the large salad and beef. Then they brought her a salad like the rest of us got. 2 salads for her? Doesn't make sense! The rest of the experience was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chop Chop
    Alex
    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.
  • Sisters 25th Birthday! !!
    TANEISHAVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Awesome as always. We had so much fun celebrating my sisters birthday. Awesome group of people and awesome atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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
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    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic