Benihana - Indianapolis
Benihana - Indianapolis

Benihana - Indianapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/indianapolis-in-in
  • Phone: (317) 846-2495
  • 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: 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Benihana - Indianapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
148 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (114)good for groups (110)kid-friendly (79)great for lunch (37)fit for foodies (26)hot spot (25)neighborhood gem (21)romantic (17)great for brunch (11)late-night find (6)scenic view (4)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Great Experience!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Enjoyed a great dinner with friends.Jose was great entertaining us and the food was delicious.Will be returning soon!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Atmosphere
    JenZen
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Good food, entertaining chef. Fun place for a birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    seating for four ruined our experience. reservation was set aside until reminded at which time another chair was squeezed into an already crowded area...no elbow room or place to put glass or condiment dishes. smoke blew directly into my granddaughter's face the entire meal causing her to barely eat and want a shower the minute we got home! chef was pleasant but waitresses were not...had to ask for sugar for ice tea about three times...too crowded for even them to get to us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • AWESOME AS ALWAYS
    TANEISHAVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Loved the food. Cook prepared everything well, but he didn't really have a sense of humor and was not that entertaining. We are used to the chef's entertaining the guests.. He pretty much cooked the meal... None the less, it was good for my day off :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Birthdays. Take advantage of the coupon
    DRD1
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    My Aunt attended for the 1st time, We have been going for decades and it is always great.
    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.
  • A Bit Disappointed & Very Cold
    MissJaqe
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I chose this venue to celebrate my son's (Brandon's) 18th birthday. I invited his girlfriend who had also recently turned 18 and my fiancé, as well as my Mother. It was a joyous occasion where I expected great food from prior dining experiences and a warm, cozy, but energetic atmosphere. The waitress was very friendly and the chef who prepared our food was delightfully entertaining. The food was not as good as I expected, the taste had too much of something and not enough of something else. The restaurant was EXTREMELY COLD. I thought that it was just our table, however, another family sat at an adjacent table and was expressing their dismay with the temperature, as well. Overall, for the amount of money paid, the experience was very much less than expected and not at all the equivalent value for what we paid.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • rchap
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Great customer experience!!! They continue to exceed our expectations......
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as great as usual
    Ijustwantedsomewine
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I understand we went on a Saturday and it was busy, but we went with a group for a fun night out and although the chef and atmosphere were fun, our drinks sat empty and we weren't even asked for refills until after we had finished eating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    foodee78
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had an excellent time. Service was awesome, food was great, and chef was entertaining. Definitely going back. Definitely using Open Table reservation as well, we walked right in.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food...but that's about it
    Luvmylife
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Let me start by saying that our food was awesome, the wait staff was great, but the placer was really chaotic. The hostess stand was by far the most disappointing. The hostesses were flustered, disorganized, and acted super annoyed. The manager was present, but didn't look anyone in the eye or follow up with a major mix up caused by their staff. I've had better up front service. Also, sorry to say, but Benihana needs some updating. It's had it's hay day, and now it's just a tad ghetto and crowded. I Won't go back there with a large group. Didn't matter that I booked on open table weeks in advance, they weren't ready for us when we arrived. Again, food was excellent, but I was really disappointed in the experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We felt very rushed. We made a reservation over a week in advance to celebrate my daughter's birthday. We had 8 of us so filled a table. As soon as we sat down, they came to take our order. We said we weren't ready, but she just went to the other end and started anyway. After we ate, we were trying to enjoy a little time together (not a lot), but they immediately came and put stacks of plates on our table for the next guests. Very rude!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • People make the place
    DannoVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The staff at this restaurant is outstanding. High quality food at reasonable prices for an overall good value and pleasant experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Used my $30 birthday coupon (thanks Benihana) for a delightful celebration including a birthday photo!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and atmosphere
    Celebrate
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Great place for two old friends to get together and celebrate life. Good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as good as usual
    Msdiner2
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Not the experience I was expecting. We weren't able to get the chef that I requested which affected the meal greatly, he was a bit messy (rice flying and dropping food on the table when serving). There were two wait staff working our table, one of them new who made some mistakes. At one point everyone at the table had empty glasses with no servers in site. This is not typical of my previous experiences at Benihana which were 4-5 stars; I was a bit disappointed this time though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kids enjoyed it!
    wboutVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We took the kids and they enjoyed watching the chef cook our food. They also enjoyed their menus that turned into chef hats. We tried to limit our options in order to save some money, which didn't work out so well. We normally split plates at other restaurants and have enough every time. But, for some reason, it didn't work at Benihana. We will order another plate next time and expect to pay more. Also, I suggest to offer something quick the kids can enjoy so they don't have to wait for cook to finish the food. Either the cook provide something fast, or the server bring out some carrots and celery -- or something similar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    belle
    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.