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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
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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Diner Reviews
  • "We hadn't been to Benihana in 15 years but we thought the picky kids would enjoy the night out. It was still a fun place to visit. The kids were mesmerized by the chef show and even tried the soup, shrimp and veggies without complaining. The food was simple but delicious and prepared right in front of us. The servers were attentive, even the manager checked in on us."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I've been several times but this was my first at this location. The food there was the best of all locations. My drink was nice and strong too."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The drinks were extremely weak. My husband and I spent $100.00 in mixed drinks and did not feel a thing. We ordered the $30.00 punch bowl and did not taste any alcohol. My husband then asked for no ice in the mixed drinks and they gave him half a glass that was still diluted. Will never go there again or recommend it to a friend."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "This was my first time here. The service was great. The food was awesome. The show was excellent. But, the show was amazing. I had such a wonderful time. I can't wait to come back!!!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We were seated quickly and the server was great quick and whatever we needed she was there. The food was great cannot wait to go back!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "When making my reservation I said we were celebrating 3 birthdays! The evening came and went with no mention of our birthdays. This was a Saturday night and I feel the restaurant missed a big opportunity with us. I was very disappointed. The meal was fine, chef was new (possibly) and missed a couple of flips and catches , but overall the evening was nice."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I would have preferred group seating for the 5 in my party instead of sittimg w/ a family with 3-year-old."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Benihana's doesn't dissappoint. Above average food served in a uniquely entertaining way. Somewhat over priced but considering the amenities, probably worth it."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We had a great time at Benihana. The food and service was excellent. We would definitely recommend this place and will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "we enjoyed our dinner; entertaining. We were never asked to refill our soda's and drinks. Prices are too high."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "My husband and I,1st timers checking out Benihana and had Fantabulous evening! We will definitely be back again!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Good restaurant, host and service could have been better; both seemed cranky and unwilling to please."
    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
  • "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