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Benihana - Plymouth Meeting
Benihana - Plymouth Meeting

Benihana - Plymouth Meeting Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/plymouth-meeting
  • Phone: (610) 832-5924
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday: 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm, 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: Japanese, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Toshiya Nemoto
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: In Plymouth Meeting Mall
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Benihana - Plymouth Meeting
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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Diner Reviews
  • "Most of the time I come here it's just for the sushi. The recent visit my family took me there for Father's Day. I love this place, I would eat here everyday if I could afford to. This is definitely one of my top five restaurants!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was our second time visiting and we loved it the the staff were friendly and my husband enjoyed when they sang Happy Birthday to him."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We used our birthday coupons and had a nice time. Food was pretty good."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Enjoyed the fresh food made right in front of you!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "My waitress Melissa was great, however the young lady who showed me to my table was very unpleasant"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food and drinks were great. Sitting promptly. The food was a little expensive."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This was my first time at Benihana. We were seated quickly but it took almost 35 minutes to get our order taken and another 20 minutes for the chef to come. The food was average with respect to flavor and while it tasted fresh there was more fanfare than quantity. I will try it again because I am hopeful that this was a fluke after all I've heard about the restaurant and experience. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I love hibachi restaurants and wanted my children to experience that as well. We went for Mother's Day. I specifically made reservations for 2pm to be able to order off the lunch menu. We checked the website and budgeted X amount of money to spend. With 3 kids and 2 adults, it can get pricey. However, when we got there we were handed a set menu to order from which was much more expensive than the regular lunch menu. We did not get anything outrageously expensive like lobster tail, and our bill came to $135 for lunch! That is a bit crazy!! My kids are 8 and 7 and that is way to much to spend on lunch, or even dinner on our budget, but we could not disappoint them and leave once we were there. The website should inform customers of the change"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went for the first time on Sat for Mother's day. For 6 out of seven of us it was our first time. We really enjoyed ourselves. The food was great and more than enough. The chef was very entertaining and our hostess very gracious. We will definitely be back again "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This is the second time I have been here. The first time was good. However this visit the chef seemed a little off. He kept dropping whatever he was juggling and at one point the fork ended up about 6 inches from my mom. He also forgot about my dinner order and at the last minute after asking about it he put my entree on the grill but unfortunally you have to cook sweet potatoes longer than a minute. I was served raw sweet pototoes. Everyone else in my party enjoyed their dinner. Most likely this was my last visit to Benihana. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We went for my wife's birthday (after having coming for my birthday earlier this year) and our kids loved it again. They are definitely entertained, and the chicken, edamame, shrimp, noodles, and rice. It's always nice that they gave on "on-the-house" ice cream sundae for the kids as well (and extra chocolate sticks)."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Went here for my birthday with my family. Reservation was for 7pm, seated by 7:30, getting our own drinks by 8:15. The bartender and manager then started waiting on out table in addition to our server. The chef didn't start cooking til about 8:45, which resulted in a cranky toddler and infant. The manager did apologize for the poor service and deducted 20% off our bill which was a nice gesture. It may have just been an off night for the staff but despite the service, the food was excellent."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "It was a rainy night. The server and Angel the chef were a fine team. The Hibachi presentation was as fun as always. Lots to eat and definatly fresh. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "It was my grand gaughters birthday and she chose to go to Benihana's to celebrate. It was great!!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Our chef was great but our server was VERY slow and took a very long time to bring everything we ordered. We waited over 10 minutes just to get the check when we were finished - and we were all on one check so I really don't know what took so long!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food was good but the restaurant was not unique. Seemed like a normal chain restaurant and did not have the same ambience I remember from dining at different benihana's in the past."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "My husband and I,1st timers checking out Benihana and had Fantabulous evening! We will definitely be back again!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I went to Benihana for my sisters birthday. There was a group of 8 of us. I made reservations weeks in advance to ensure that there would not be any issues. We took 2 cars to the restaurant and my car arrived 1st. We checked in and confirmed the reservation and they said they would seat us as soon as the rest of the party arrived. I said great "They'll be here in 10 minutes max". 10 minutes later, the 2nd half of our group arrived. I walked back over to the host and said 'We are all here now" and the response was "Oh we gave your table away, it'll be about a 45 minute wait". I have only a few characters left to write--long story short---they'll give your table away if your entire party doesn't show up within 10 minutes of your reservation."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Took my mom there for her bday. Disappointed that the grill had food on it from previous party. Asked host to take care of it, said he would, but never did. Cook finally cleaned it when he started but it was gross. Took picture for birthday but half the photo was blurred. Food was good but I expected better from this place after paying $180."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "My family loves Benihana for birthday dinners. If you join their Chef's Table club they send you a gift certificate for your meal. The hibachi food is excellent, but I recommend the dinner boat from the bar(you can order at a hibachi). It is different every month but always has sushi, soup and salad included along with the special of the month."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We went here for Hibachi und Sushi. We got seated around 8.40pm, Hibachi chef didn't get to our table to 9.30pm... so we mostly spent there, sitting at our table and waiting. Salmon was cooked very dry, so didn't even finish it. It's fun to go to a Hibachi, but they need to hire more Hibachi chefs for a Saturday dinner. We mostly had to sit and wait til a chef was available to get to our table. Loved the green tea ice cream - that was delicious."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My wife and I ate here prior to watching a movie at the nearby theater. The food was great, and the service was good. This time, we ate in the bar area, which was a nice change from the theme-parky aspects of eating at the hibachi tables."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "On a very busy day, the chef was great. The waitress was understandably not around as much. My son enjoyed his bday dinner very much."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We've been to many hibachi restaurants, but probably won't be returning here for a meal. It seed a bit overpriced for the small portions we received and they also didn't have the lo-mein course. Instead they served as stack of grilled onions. Not many people I know can eat and enjoy straight onions on a plate."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great experience! This is a fun and vibrant restaurant. Family, couple(s) and solo outings are recommended. The food is delicious and it's great to watch the Chefs at work right in front of you. I've been to Benihana several times and I've always enjoyed myself. I highly recommend trying some of their Saki and when asked if you want to upgrade to the chicken fried rice just essay "Yes". All in All a great meal awaits you if you decide to give your taste buds a treat at Benihana."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We go to Benihana for all of our birthdays! Not only is the food excellent, it's a fun experience. Be sure to sign up for the birthday deal :)"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Good restaurant, host and service could have been better; both seemed cranky and unwilling to please."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I really enjoyed Benihanas. I could barely resist reaching onto the fry surface to grab a shrimp before the chef was done. The smells were great and the food was better. Was a little apprehensive about eating with strangers, but everything was fine. Plan to return soon."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was my second time at Benihana. I went once before and wasn't thrilled but thought id give it another try. This experience was sub par. Our reservations were at 815, however we weren't served a drink or even water until close to 9. We had our 11 year old son with us who enjoyed watching them cook, but there was no interaction with him or any of us for that matter. I ordered salmon with mango salsa. The served asked how I wanted it cooked which was the first time I had heard that. I told him medium well. When my salmon was severed it was light pink (cooked) but when I cut it, it was a deep pink (almost raw)inside. The salsa had ONE piece of mango, while the rest was water and cucumbers. Lastly, dinners were served at different times."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My family took me to the Plymouth Meeting, PA site( part of an 85 Y.O birthday celebration). I was astonished as I walked into the restaurant. The outside was so misleading. I found a warm, friendly, amicable atmosphere. We were there for an early seating, therefore, very few diners had arrived. This soon changed. Patrons entered almost in mass, but the ambiance remained quiet. The chef was out standing not only with his culinary skills, but also as an entertainer. The food was delicious, well prepared,very sufficient in quantity. and affordably priced. ALL IN ALL, I had a great time and now look forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "I invited 9 of my girlfriends to Benihana, because I've eaten there before and I felt it would be a fun evening. Our Chef did not disappoint. A couple of the ladies had never been there and they Loved it. As for the rest of us, we were entertained and our meal was delicious. My only negative comment would be for that the waitress spoke /understood English more fluently, this would be a little more helpful for newcomers. Fortunately I have been to your restaurant in the past, several times, and was able to explain the menu, which in itself is a little confusing. Overall I would highly recommend the Plymouth Meeting Benihana and will be returning for another reasonably priced, extremely entertaining evening."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We've been to Benihana's a number of times, and always enjoy it. The restaurant is kid-friendly, and the food is good."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This is my second time at Benihanna and it was fantastic. Our chef was funny and entertaining. However, our waiter was very overwhelmed and forgot many things we asked for and needed, such as forks."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This place is quite good for hibachi, however they don't have real sushi chefs, and the quality of the sushi is pretty bad. The fish itself is good, but the knife skills is terrible and the rolls are not put together properly. Very inconsistent. That's said I really like the wait staff and front of house folks."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The service at the bar, left a little to be desired. The two bar tenders needed to be more in synch. It took about 15 minutes after we had given our drinks order to both of the to get servered. Then we still had some confusion on what we asked for. Other then that, the food was good,all though the portions are small, and the service at the table was fine."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Have dined here several times here before. Got in pretty late so we got our own table. Ordered the land and sea combo as well as the vegetable entree. Both were delicious and tasty."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Benihana was an awesome experience! The food was great and well supplied portions too! This was an great choice for my birthday!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I haven't eaten at this Benihana location in app 2 yrs because of previous bad experiences. I was skeptical going back this time but was pleasantly surprised to see it under new management and a new staff. The service was so much better and the wait staff was very attentive. My mother had a birthday certificate and they were very accommodating. They even gave her a free ice cream dessert and took a picture of us for a souvenir. The last time I was at this location and had a birthday certificate, the waitstaff was rude and they never took a picture or offered a free dessert. When I complained about the service in a review I never heard anything back from the restaurant. I'm glad that they are back on track and I would go again!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Food and service were very good. There was a large group of junior high age girls at table next to ours celebrating a birthday. They were loud to say the least to the point that accompanying adults( sitting at another table) apologized. If we had known we may have changed plans. Have been to Benihana's in other locations and never had this experience."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "When informed that I was being taken to Benihana, I had high hopes for the quality of my experience. When all was said and done, I certainly did not feel cheated. The food was absolutely delicious and on par with some of the best meals I have had. In addition, the occasion of dining was resolutely welcoming and comforting, the staff was personable and understanding. I definitely plan to go back to Benihana in the near future."
    Dined on 2/21/2014