Benihana - Memphis
Benihana - Memphis

Benihana - Memphis

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/memphis-tn-me
  • Phone: 9017678980x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm, Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 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/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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Benihana - Memphis reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (45)good for groups (42)kid-friendly (21)great for lunch (15)romantic (11)fit for foodies (11)hot spot (9)great for brunch (4)scenic view (4)vibrant bar scene (4)neighborhood gem (3)late-night find (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a great meal
    davidp
    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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
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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.
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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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 175 reviews are from the Benihana - Memphis reviews archive.
  • Good time
    Majinfood
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Great service , great food , just all in all great time
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day
    5Hundo
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was great. Service was excellent. We were promptly seated with our reservation. This was my 10 year old first Benihana experience and she loved it. We were a little disappointed that we had to sit with strangers, but dinner was amazing! We will come back!! Thanks for making my Mothers Day awesome!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    jrocket16
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We've eaten here many times and its consistently great. Great service and great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • newtastebuds
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I would definitely use the reservayion website again, we waited about 2 min and we were seated with no problem. Thanks Open Table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Lunch
    MrandMrsAnderson
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I took my mom to lunch and the service was good. I asked for no mushroom on a dish and got it still. I think that was due to the language barrier. The setting was very nice. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner with Family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Loved the food and service, but I hated sharing a table with strangers.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!
    amyebrad
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The food was OVER PRICED. The flavor was ok, but not for the price. The waitress was hit or miss. My dinner was supposed to include dessert. She brought the check, and said have a great night. I just said forget it and left. WILL NEVER COME BACK! There are many hibachi restaurants with MUCH MORE REASONABLE PRICES!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Daughter's Birthday
    T1969
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The food was excellent. The service was very slow. The waiter was new however he and the waitress that was shadowing him was not very knowledgeable of the menu. We sat at the table for awhile until our order was taken. Beside the service, the chef and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was good. The Chef
    Lashaun
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Everything was good. The Chef can work on his presentation a little.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Service
    PrincessMaria
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Service continually goes down at this restaurant. They can never seem to take a simple order and deliver it to you They are always ready and eager for a big tip.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Line Print
    Ari3sBaby
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    They're too many stipulations with the birthday coupon and a 20.00 gratuity being automatically added to the bill for a free 30.00 birthday meal wasn't worth the visit. The waitress knew it was automatically added and she barely came to the table. I went to the bar myself to order my drinks. Someone automatically had to come with me in order to even get that 30.00 free then to add a gratuity in that amount for 2 people was ridiculous. I was very insulted by that and displeased. I come there a lot and that makes me not want to come back bc of all the stipulations...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall good
    ronald
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    the food was good but the ingredient list could be a little more detailed. my wife doesn't eat onions and when the stuff came out EVERYTHING had onions. also, you use garlic butter on something which gives my mom acid reflux badly. the dishes we ordered, hibachi chicken, were supposed to come with mushrooms in them but there weren't any in them at all. as far as seasoning is the hibachi chicken supposed to ahave any sauce or just lemon squeezed on it? all we got was lemon. the one dish that had a sauce was mine cause i asked for teriyaki and there was only a tiny bit put in it. it was good but defnitely could have been better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    RJ308
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This was my first time at this restaurant and I was very impressed! I made my reservation online the night before and was seated less than 10 minutes after arriving. Our server was very plesant and courteous. She had a smile on her face every time she arrived at the table. I was disappointed when the couple beside me skipped out on the bill!! She appeared very upset which is totally understandable. But other than that the chef was very entertaining his name was Miguel I believe. Overall a great place for special occasions and with big groups!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love this place
    Cenora
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The best food and atmosphere ever. My husband took me to another Hibachi restaurant for Valentines Day and they have NOTHING on Benihana's! I love this place
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.