Benihana - Alpharetta

3.7
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1286 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, 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. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail. Benihana Alpharetta is located a quarter-mile east of Georgia 400 “Hospitality Highway,” at the corner of Mansell Rd and North Point Highway, near North Point Mall. The Verizon Amphitheatre is only five minutes away. Our spacious restaurant offers twenty teppanyaki tables for hibachi dining and a large comfortable sushi bar with a semi-private meeting space.

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3.7based on recent ratings
4.1
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3.5
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3.7
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3.5
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience2

They were short of help and the 2 waitresses that had were new and not familiar with the menu at all! She was slow and inattentive! They do not have a Bartender at all, son your only choice of alcoholic beverages is wine or beer! The plates were nasty and had to be changed out! However our cook Nelson was excellent and the food was delicious!

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RaiM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Cook was unfamiliar with food knowledge. Time consuming. Steak was not pleasant

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Brandi
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Not a bad experience with Covid precautions. Our server was extremely nice and comical . Our cook was okay but he just left forgetting to bring things out , leaving the food on the grill unattended. Overall our experience was great .

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TaylorT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Not Very attentive when you Walk in the door. No one is ever at the reception desk. This is my second time coming and 4 people walk right past before anyone attends to you.

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JernyceG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! Look forward to visiting again real soon.

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vipDolphinSushi
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience1

What a mess. Benihana has really gone down hill. Place is disgusting (messy tables, food all over the floor, dirty plates piled all over, disgusting restrooms). Service non-existent. Finally sat 45 mins after our reservation and sat for 20 minutes and no one came to even offer drink. It was my son’s birthday. We got up and left. Can’t wait to see the upcoming “closed” sign on this dump.

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OctaviusS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best overall experience in a while at Benihana. Will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good went for lunch no one was there

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food good spirits

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unknown
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

They didnt sing Happy birthday. Also i guess because my guest where a little loud the orignial chef didnt wanna serve us. They gave us another chef. Although he man that came was good,I still feel some type of way about it. Then the female servers was having a debate about who table it was .

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Breng
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservations waitress took our order the soup was cold so I had to send that back to get fresh soup. After the salad and the soup still did not receive service as far as the chef coming out to our table set for an hour. After no one came we actually went to the front to let them know that we were no longer going to wait any longer we were leaving and want to just pay for the soup in the salad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Our server was HORRIBLE!! She never came back to the table to do the refill on our drinks, we had to find her then when we found her she poured good drink on top of water down drink, the yum yum sauce was NASTY!!! The food wasn’t great nothing like the Benihana on Peachtree Street. We will never come back to this one!?!!

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RaquelL
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Burthday celebration with family

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall1food5service4ambience3

They didn’t have our reseravation in their computer. This app seemed to be faulty.

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AjaNique
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was completely awful! We had a reservation for 7:30pm. We arrived about 7:15pm. The guy at the door said we don’t have a reservation for you. I showed him my congenial and he shrugged his shoulders and rudely said well we don’t have it in our system so I don’t know what to tell you. I had to go back and forth with him and finally he said okay we’ll have a seat and I’ll try to squeeze you in. The couple that arrived after had the same issue. The service from the waitress was also awful. I won’t go back there anymore.

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RondaWil
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience5

Sara was very rude and disrespectful tom our server. She wad witnessed by myself and other guess yelling at Portia for asking a question. The food was great but I lost my appetite after seeing how hard Portia was working only to be yelled at in the middle of the floor in front of customers.

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Bdaygirl87
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I travel from 40 minutes away to this restaurant. Food and service is awesome!

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Rochell
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

We went for a birthday and where the server was kind and polite, it took a long time from the time we sat until the drinks and the appetizers were brought out.
They seemed to be short staffed.
The show was EXCELLENT and the server was very pro active in keeping drinks filled.
After the eating both my husband and myself had an upset stomach. Not sure if it was all of the butter but the meal did not have as much flavor as I have had there.

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AlisonE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During the these complicated times it was nice to eat out with my family in a peaceful environment. The host, waitress, and cook were awesome!

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TannisH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The food was great! They are not observing social distancing by sitting six people to a table.

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ElizabethH
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We never recieved our ice creams after 2 requests but overall it was really good.

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BanessaT
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service. My fiancé and I came from Florida to visit, and it was his birthday. My reservation was for 9pm they didn’t start cooking till 1030pm sandy the waiter only gave me ONE refill the entire time i was there. They didn’t even offer anything for the inconvenience. Also didn’t even try offer the chef table promotion for my fiancé’s birthday. I’m completely unsatisfied with my experience. There was 2 tables with dirty dishes on them and it took the manger a hour to attend those tables and clean it up.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Well, overall it was a good experience. The food was really good, as it usually is. The waitress was attentive and the chef was entertaining. It’s a pity you don’t get to pick the people you share your table with and noisy children detract from the overall experience. Not noisy because they were entertained, just noisy and poorly behaved in general.

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vipMelissaW
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Dominick was great - very personable, he made the experience more enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service ... waited for over and hour just to eat

Cook was great ... first time experience was terrible

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Donna
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived at the restaurant for lunch, waited 45 minutes. Only received drinks and soup. Other customers in the restaurant were waiting also. Poor service, never seen a Chef.

Benihana - Alpharetta
Responded on July 22, 2020

Donna, On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter.

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DoriS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during the pandemic we’re currently experiencing the waitress was amazing , she took our order , accommodating everyone’s request at the table . The chef recleaned the stove even before cooking . Interacted with all of the guest at the table personally , will be coming back !

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was probably our best meal yet going to this location. We love it more than the Buckhead location. They only do about 6 tables at a time I believe. Food quality was amazing. We had a great time and will be back soon.

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KenH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Reservation was at 4:00 pm, got seated @ 4:10 then waited 50 minutes before they took our order. When soup and salad was served it looked terrible. We asked politely to leave. Experience was not good.

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KaitlynC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It took about 3 hours for our group to finish dinner. And things seemed disorganized. Other than that, it was great.

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Coolio
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Close it. Close this and probably all of the Benihanas. Look at the reviews left here, and the weak, tepid, scripted responses by the managers or people in charge. They don't care. Hey dudes... I'm not "reaching out to your team" because that's YOUR responsibility to reach out to US. We come here to write reviews after YOU have failed in YOUR responsibility.

People have been laid off, businesses have been shuttered, all because of the pandemic and a lack of business as usual. I wish THOSE people had the chance to show how eager they are to serve people by taking over this pathetic excuse for a business.

I used to like the place. Really started regularly going about 13 years ago, but no more. This is the last time that they get any of my business... and technically they did NOT get any business because I waited for almost 30 minutes with a reservation and 10+ other people checked in at the front, there were no more updates from the staff. They disappeared. I didn't see ANY tables being served at all. 2 people came and got to go orders, maybe they ordered early in the morning, or maybe last week because they knew how slow and inept the "restaurant" is.

The high points were the number of customers wearing masks and the self-promotional video shown in the lobby area. But I'm tired of these places existing that do nothing for customers, are self-serving and completely nonchalant about customer service. I will celebrate once this location (and possibly the chain itself) implodes and is shut down permanently.

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NotReallyWelcome
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I love Benihana. But, I come here once a year with a $30 birthday certificate, and always feel like they value me like a begger when I do. This time they actually came out before my reservation to explain to me that I was going to have to order an adult entree before my voucher would even apply to my order - as if I were suddenly going to be forced to leave! This time, I felt even more less valued. I felt rushed through my meal. They even served my dessert in a to go container - ice cream - to go! I eat slow. I know that. But, the other table guests didn't bother to make sure they got their dessert course - they assumed (since we were not asked what flavor ice cream we wanted) that we were wrong that this was INCLUDED in the meal! So, they had just left 5 minutes ago and I asked about the ice cream and they said "yes, it's included" and then brought it to go. It wasn't like they had any other customers waiting for a table, either - they were practically empty. I was thinking - before I got this review request - that I may try another location next birthday.

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BrandonJ
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was nasty. I should went to Ki-Ku.
Bad service

Benihana - Alpharetta
Responded on July 14, 2020

Brandon, thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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PAULD
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Extremely understaffed. Waited more than 90 minutes at the grill before a chef came to prepare the food. The food and the chef were both great, but not worth waiting 2 hours for. My waitress was AWESOME though!!!!! this is the second time that I have gone to this restaurant and the first time I waited a little over an hour to be seated with a reservation. And this time hoping it would be better, I had a 7:00 reservation, got seated around 7:30 and didn't see the chef until around 9. I would recommend others to go to this restaurant, caution them that they would probably have to wait a couple hours before being served. That really put a damper on the experience, in my opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant

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CheyenneJ
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience1

My reservation was scheduled for 7:30 to which my party arrived 30min early. We weren't seated until about 8:15pm. We weren't allowed to order drinks or shots at the bar while waiting to alleviate some of the urgency we had to sit and eat. Also, the chefs were limited therefore, our chef didn't begin to cook for us until about 9:20-9:30pm. The dinner was schedule for my daughter's birthday so kids were very impatient and had multiple complaints. I do thank them though as they were able to accommodate an additional few guests as I informed them I tried calling the day prior and the morning and afternoon of the dinner but no one answered the line so i could add guests. I pressed all options for the reservation and take out line but still, no answer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Had a reservation at 1:30pm and didn’t get seated until 2pm. Our chef didn’t come to our table until 2:30pm.

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AmyJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Def will be back! I always enjoy myself! Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to get out again! They did a great job with social distancing!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Party of 6 birthday dinner. Chef baker prepared our hibachi. He was personable and his food was really good. I was apprehensive about making a reservation here bc of the reviews on opentable but our visit was outstanding and we all left happy. They were appropriately adhering to social Distancing practices and the wait was not long for us to be seated. Will definitely visit again.

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Benihana - Alpharetta does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Benihana - Alpharetta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (678) 461-8440.

Benihana - Alpharetta is rated 3.7 stars by 1286 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Alpharetta does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.benihana.com/gift-cards/.

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