Benihana - Memphis
Benihana - Memphis

Benihana - Memphis

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/memphis-tn-me
  • Phone: (901) 767-8980
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm, Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 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/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hilton
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Benihana - Memphis
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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Benihana - Memphis reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (51)special occasion (45)kid-friendly (21)great for lunch (17)fit for foodies (16)romantic (11)hot spot (11)neighborhood gem (8)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (4)scenic view (3)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • ganita57
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Everything was great from the moment I walked in the door. I love dining at Benihana and I have shared this with lots of family and friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marti
    smartymarty
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    My kids and I loved this experience. My youngest son said that when we come for his birthday, he wants the same chef, Emma. She was really entertaining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mikeVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    service person was excellent but not employing enough staff to cover the amount of tables leaves a lot of gaps. could/should have another water and drink section in back section of restaurant. chateaubriand steak is as good as any anywhere. a good time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night
    ANight2Remember
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    It was my 1 year anniversary and I needed to take my significant other somewhere where we haven't been. Thank goodness for the chef's skillful hands because it kept my significant other's attention of him and me; instead of on his phone. The portions were big and the refills were free on the fountain drinks, which was great because someone had 4 refills. And they sang and gave us free ice cream at the end of our meal to congratulate us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Skyvbeas
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Tony was our cook! He was excellent! So funny and humorous! Camille was our waitress and she is always excellent! I asked the host could we sit in her section and she made it possible! I love Benihana! Food was great as usual
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wasnt that good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The Hibachi Steak was good but everything else was bland. Went without a drink for most of my meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food and Hibachi Exp
    Ksue
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Wonderful hibachi guy!!! Loved the food. It was very fresh. The hibachi cook was very talented. Great person to have on your team.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Variety
    SpecialEvening
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We love taking groups to Benihana due to the wide variety. Another great Sushi location as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Daniel is great!!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I love to be able to watch as someone is cooking my meal. Had a great time celebrating a birthday. Land & sea is the best cooked to perfection. Great place for celebrating & and fur groups so you can all sit at the same table!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My experience was amazing !!
    dwade
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I love benihana !The food was outstanding and full of flavors. I like the fact that you see what's being cook rite in front of you and is always fresh and hot . My chef was very skilled and entertaining as well! All around , I enjoyed it so Mich can't wait to come back and visit again .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We celebrated my son's birthday.
    Dottie
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had a great waitress and a good chef. The atmosphere was amiable and everyone enjoyed said the food was wonderful and we had great service. We'll definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a tasty time was had by all.
    peacexxl
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I was able to log onto open table around 3 pm on a Saturday afternoon and get a reservation for 7 that night at 7:30. The service was great a was the food. The setup was comfortable yet cozy enough to hold a conversation across the table. The chef was friendly and talented, and the server was very attentive. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Must try
    Typtexas3
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food and scenery. Prices was great and we had a good time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best seafood ever
    Charlay
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I enjoyed everything about this experience. The chef was so entertaining, the kids loved him! The lobster and shrimp was the absolute best ever!! I cannot wait to go back. It's a bit pricey so be sure to take your wallet, LOL...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meets all of your expectations
    Jakatae
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We celebrated a teenaged nephew's birthday and enjoyed the atmosphere and food at Benihana. If you've not been in a while, much is unchanged (including the jokes). The menu is updated and the cocktail selection is fairly sophisticated. We went for an experience that appeals to a wide age range and feels special without being stuffy or boring. Our expectations were met- the birthday boy and his date had a good time in a family setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing date night!
    Jdckson3
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was amazing! Sushi was fresh! The chef Leo was great! The wait service though fell short. She was trying but we went for sometime without drinks, we asked for a few items several times before we got them. It was really busy, and maybe she had several tables. Food was great and we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great hibachi
    JMonty
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I took my sisters here for belated birthday dinners, and this Benihana did not dissapoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Educate Chefs on Allergies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I noted an allergy to mushrooms to the waitress when she took my order. She was extremely sensitive and offered two salads in lieu of the onion soup so that I would not be exposed to them. She wrote it down on my order and told me to also tell the chef which I did. He acknowledged my allergy to the mushrooms but then cooked everything on the grill especially the steaks and vegetables with the mushrooms on the grill at the same time. The onions were even touching the mushrooms. I was disappointed I could not eat any of them. I wish the chef would have waited to cook the mushrooms last as have previous chefs done when I have visited before.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a delicious dinner at Benihana. The food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Change of Pace
    ChefX3
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Fun place for a group of 8 or less to celebrate a special occasion. We were celebrating a 24 year olds Birthday. We had a 4 year old and 6 year old in our party as well as adults age 24 to 62. Everyone was entertained by our Hibachi Master chef's showmanship. Three of us are chefs ourselves. This was a good change of pace from our usual dining out experience, we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best birthday ever
    Weparty
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My 5 year old wanted to go see them "cook the food" for her birthday. It was a perfect night we will never forget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great !
    Shrimplover91
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I went for my 23rd birthday and I had an amazing time. Very entertaining, great service & great food. Triple threat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2dine
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I came to Benihana because it was my birthday. I love the food and the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    Cherln93
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Have been to Benihana in New Orleans is a young girl and now I have introduced my son to this experience .my family loved it , the food was awesome and filling (in a good way) thank you and keep it up!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Fun!
    Mamabear
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Love Benihana for special occasions. GREAT service, chef, immediate seating thru Open Table. Could not have been more enjoyable. We'll be back soon! Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a great meal
    davidpVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    went for a birthday dinner and the food is always great, the chef this time did a great job and we all enjoyed this meal
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 189 reviews are from the Benihana - Memphis reviews archive.
  • Great place to celebrate!
    KayC
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I and six family members celebrated my birthday here. The service was excellent, food was good and filling. A few years back, the friend rice came with the meals versus the steamed white rice. Now, fried rice costs extra, which is kind of a bummer considering this is a hibachi-style restaurant. A few members of our party ordered the white rice, and found it to be dry and disappointing. Otherwise, we all enjoyed our experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This is the best Benihanas. I go all of the time and I never ever had a complaint. They are always on point with everything. I go for birthdays and just enjoy time with my friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We went for our 3rd anniversary and it was a blast! Our chef Miguel was so friendly and fun! And our waiter Christian was also fun! We had a great time! And the food is great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Boohoo
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The cook was not friendly. The waitress was aggressive and complained about her tip. Worst experience yet
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    sadiddyme
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I took my boyfirend out of town to memephis for his birthday and i found this spot. i made a 7:30 reservation and when we got there we only waited two minutes before being seated. Fodd was amazing and the service was great! The only problem we had was with the people we sat with found every excuse not to pay! The food is pricey tho in all our tabe came up to $85. Which i expected I guess everyone didnt.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Japanese Mother-in-Law Approved
    CajunheartRuth
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    My Japanese Morher-inLaw celebrated her 88th birthday at Benihana's. She loved the atmosphere and the solicitous attention given by the staff. Thanks for a great memory.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Hibachi Fathers' Day
    GeorgeOfTheJungle
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had a group of nine and were looking for a good place to celebrate Father's Day with three generations of our family. Our meal was great. Our chef was very attentive and the food was delicious, albeit cooked with lots of butter and salt. Our server was attentive at first, but then seemed to forget about us a little. In fact, we had to ask several times for the white rice to be brought out for my father and daughter. Finally, the chef took care of it. The waitress became more attentive after the chef was done. We have been to the restaurant many times. Usually the service and food are excellent, but the service wasn't up to par on this visit. Hey, everyone has a bad day occasionally.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tacky server
    BillDonna
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Very overpriced, our bill was $118 for 3 people. We gave the server $140 and his response was, "you don't want any change do you?". It is unacceptable for a server to ask about a tip. They simply need to bring your change and let you tip. Honestly, we didn't want change but his comment was tackjy and rude. We won't go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Experience, Great Food!
    FoodAtFifty
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    It was my first time at Benihana and it was a very enjoyable experience. We were there for my husband's birthday. It was really fun watching the chef prepare our food. We had a woman with two young children at our table and the chef made a train and a duck for them. The little boy was riveted and watched the chef's every move with eyes like saucers! On the down side if you don't drink green tea they don't serve coffee and we got caught in a downpour and needed our coffee! Also if you were planning a romantic experience - think again as you have to share your table with whomever they decide to seat you with.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love Benihana's food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My family & I come here VERY often! This time was a LOT different than usual.. Our server, Shin, was not attentive, she was not good at assisting us, & I just overall did not like her service. The managers on duty were very pleasant, & even attempted to help her side I'd complained & asked for a new server. I love this Benihana, the food is awesome! The service thus time, however, was horrible! I hate that my birthday dinner became a waste of time. Had it not been for my family & I all agreeing on meeting her fit my dinner, I would've walked out. I requested that she NEVER be my server again..
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed Again
    Frequentfoodier
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Benihana used to be our celebration restaurant of choice. The last two times have been disappointing and it was probably our last. Service was poor, waitress asked the same questions over and over and was slow to refill our drinks. We had to remind her several times that we were celebrating my son's bday. Our table mates even reminded her to sing to him! Service level has really gone down, from having to wait despite reservations to slow service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasteless food
    Yummy
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Dinner was very tasteless and lacked seasoning. Portion size was overwhelming. If you are hungry this is the place to go but take your soy sauce and seasonings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mille
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I have visited this restaurant once before great service.this occasion not so much, my server was not around often. We found our chef getting sometimes by asking the guy who cleared the tables. Another thing that blew my mind was the fact that the server circled the suggested 18% tip and totaled the cost for each person. I normally give 20% tips but him being proactive was not deserving by the service that we receive. Each person at the table agree with my observation of the server and the bill. I do not see this restaurant as my first chose when eating out because of the service received.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fair experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Other than listening to strangers talk about basketball for an hour and waitress making you give a tip, it was ok, the chef was great, food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.