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About Benihana - Atlanta - Buckhead

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 is located inside the 285 beltway in the historical city of Buckhead. The restaurant is on Peachtree Street, just three miles south of Lenox Square shopping mall and the legendary Legoland Atlanta. For lovers of the theatre and the arts, Benihana is only three miles from Midtown, home of the famous Fox Theatre and the High Museum of Art. Benihana Buckhead features 19 teppanyaki tables where showman chefs perform nightly on the hibachi grill. Abundant free parking. An 18% service charge is added to all checks for parties eight or more.

2143 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Cross Street:
Peachtree Park

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 355-8565

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/atlanta-ga-at1

Benihana - Atlanta - Buckhead Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

3.0

ambience

3.1

value

3.0

Noise

Moderate

50% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (11)
Creative Cuisine (8)
People Watching (8)
Romantic (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Authentic (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
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Cozy (4)
Healthy (4)
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Comfort Food (3)
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Pre/post Theatre (3)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Service was terrible not enough staff during lunch hour.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Benihana use to be super authentic which seperated them from the rest of the Hibachi restaurants... Going there use to feel like visiting Japan... nothing super special about the place anymore😟 the food was good but you can get that at most hibachi joints.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

I will never come back too this place...never!
Customer service was trash. Waitress had to be told several time to refill our drinks.. the only thing that was Good was the food!

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

The environment was fun. The service was good, only issue was the wait for the cook.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The server was not very attentive and my son order was not correct. The cook did not add sauce that I requested from my server at Time she took my order. The facility needs a upgrade, the chairs were not comfortable and another guest at our table had to change hers because it was too shaky. Due to she was afraid it was going to break on her.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Even with a reservation, the wait time for our food was extremely long. The chef and other members of staff were friendly but the amount of time waited decreased the overall experience.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Went for lunch took forever and a day to get food!

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

The service was horrible. The waitress was not polite at all she didn't allow the people enough time to really inform her on what they wanted before she tried to move on to the next. We then informed the chef as to how we wanted our food prepared and that seemed to go in one way and out the other because those directions weren't followed. It took forever to get refills and she disappeared for about 30mins. I will never go to this location ever again.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I went to Benihana in hopes that the restaurant quality had improved since my visit last January. Unfortunately, the staff and service were similarly poor. Despite the restaurant being approximately half full. My party and I faced a 2 hour wait before being seated. Once seated, the service was slow with the waiter often forgetting items which caused the pacing of the meal to be off. The quality of the food prepared for the hibachi meals was fair. I have definitely had better meals at Benihana in past years and will have to give up on hopes that this location will improve. I won't be returning.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Fun and interesting. Good food and entertainment. Check Steve was excellent.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Everything was fine.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We were celebrating my son ‘s ANGELversary and we had a large party of 20. The chief was very entertaining and we had lots of fun. The food was very good. But my friend missed out on a lot of food because there weren’t enough gluten free substitutes. But we all enjoyed the event. It’s a very family friendly place. I suggest they should expand gluten free menu.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The service there has went all the way down. The wait even with reservations is absurd. Took 30 minutes to get a soda.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

It was our first time and we loved it. We plan to return..

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Our reservation was for 8pm. They say you have a 15 minute grace period for all guest to be present. All guest was there by 8:15pm. We sat there after being seated for almost 2 hours before our food was prepared. The only good thing about the entire evening was the Cook...great personality and tried to make up for the long wait. Very disappointing.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

My husband and I decided to dine at Benihana's for my birthday. If it wasn't for the great tasting food and my determination to let nothing ruin my birthday; I'd say it was a big mistake. We made reservations for 7:30pm. Although, we were seated at 7:30pm, our drink orders were not taken until about 8:10pm, not delivered until 8:30pm. It was about 9pm before our food orders were taken and another 30 minutes until our Chef arrived. I asked to speak to a manager who seemed very nonchalant about the wait and both he and the host attempted to blame our server for the wait, stating the server was responsible for securing a chef. He offered 20% off our bill for the inconvenience, but once the bill arrived he only discounted 15%.

Our Chef Richie was outstanding and saved what could of been a disastrous night. His energy was infectious and caused everyone at our table to seemingly forget about the terrible service prior to. He even offered appetizers to the table next to us because they had been waiting for quite some time as well.

I doubt we would ever return to this location.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

This place has severely declined over the years. We had a reservation and still we waited for an hour for the cook to come to the hibachi after we were seated. Our server was working with for for parties at our drinks and appetizers took forever. We had to beg for refills And would only refill some of the glasses and others had to still wait. We didn’t get any sauces until we packed our food to leave. I try to place a to go order for California rolls and was told I would have to wait an additional 20 minutes. We had children in our party and the chef did nothing to entertain them as they had to watched other tables to see what those chefs were doing with the fire and tricks. We asked several times for certain things to be done while the chef is cooking and they didn’t happen and her food was underseasoned. Our whole experience was 3 1/2 hours long And underwhelming.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Late on sitting, poor and very long service, only 3 chefs, maybe 4 servers, 6:30 reservation - no food even started to cook until 8:15, finally left at 9:30. 3 hours is way too long to be in a restaurant with reservation!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Enjoyed the dinner. Chef Richie was excellent with entertainment and conversation as he prepared dinner for everyone at my table. He has a personally that made it very welcoming and relaxing as we enjoyed the atmosphere and tasty dinner. The waitress was also very pleasant and made sure we received great service. We will return very soon and informed our friends of the dinner we had recommending they visit soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

All I can say is ewww - this place is stale, sticky, in need of much upgrades for the prices you’re paying. It feels like a shoney’s circa 1980 but you’re shelling out $30 a plate. The service is abysmal. Took 30min to get a glass of wine. It’s a huge waste of money - there’s so many better restaurants in Atlanta.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food is always delicious! Our cook was funny and he did a great job! We will definitely return for another meal

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Made reservations for 7pm. Was seated at 7:15. Server was super sweet but you could tell stretched too thin. Chef did not show up until an hour and 20 mins later. Chef was very considerate but not that great. Food was mediocre. Manager was nice and apologetic. Have a 25% discount. Didn't leave until 10 pm.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Made a reservation at 6:30, did not get seated until around 7:20 or so. Other than that, food was phenomenal and service was great.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Been to this location many times, but this time was different. We were seated immediately but had to wait for everything once we were seated. It took a long time for soup and salad to come out and it was no less then 45 mins after that when the cook finally made a debut. He was great and food was awesome.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

My daughter celebrates her birthday with friends. It was the perfect fun atmosphere for such an occasion.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Delicious food, the server Martha is awesome whole experience 10/10

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Horrible attitudes, Horrible food and service. They have given smaller portions on carryout orders the last 2 times I was there. They also do not give you all of your to go order. I had to call back each time in reference to my messed up to go order only to be placed on hold for over 25 minutes with no manager ever coming to the phone. I have been hung up on, on purpose by a server. They need to shut down and start over with their staff at this location. Teach them phone etiquette and etiquette over all. The place did not use to be this bad now it down hill.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We walked in and were promptly seated. We had a full table. Everyone placed orders. Drinks took 30 minutes to come out. After an hour of waiting after ordering, we asked where the chef was because this was lunch for us all. Some people had to go back to work. The chef came out shortly thereafter. We’d asked for a manager, only to be told he was in an inspection and would come out 45 mins later. Surprisingly we were still there. This place needs a redo. Management needs help, chefs need help, waitstaff need training. It’s gone down so much over the years. I have no desire to return.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Our chef Richie was AWESOME! he cooked and engaged with us at the same time. He was very entertaining and made the food taste great and it was seasoned well!

The service in the other hand from the waitress was HORRIBLE AND SLOW! we had to ask several times for our sushi after everyone had already received theirs and I am still waiting on ice and my second mimosa! She was very slow and never gave her name! I will return but only because of the chef Richie (aka Ayugonow)

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was good but bad/slow service from the waiter. Our chef had no personality.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Although it was Christmas night it took a hour to be seated with reservations. 30 minutes to get a drink no refills. Another hour for a chef. Waitress never seen. Complete unprofessionalism by waitress and hostess. Very disappointing

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Terrible experience for Christmas dinner. Our table was forgotten about. Would not go again for a holiday.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Really great server and chef were especially appreciated as I know they had been very busy all day. Restaurant was cold but they may need to keep it cooler because of the open cooking - but I had to wear my jacket(very cold outside that night too). Flavor and quality of food was good. We were there Christmas Day evening with family visiting from out of town.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

In my 6 years living in Atlanta this is by far the worse dining experience I’ve had (and it may be my only true bad dining experience during that time). Our reservation was at 6pm and we were seated at 6:35pm. Then it took another 15min before the waiter showed up, and another 40 before any food was served. The bill included erroneous charges. The food was meh, and so was the chef “show” you expect in this type of restaurant. It was not just us. People seated at our table had the same experience, as did the table next to us. First time for me going to this Benihana (Buckhead) and will definitely be the last.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our chef was superb! He was funny and wonderful chef! Our waitress was awesome too. She was very attentive and very personable.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fun, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Horrible service. Sat at the table 1.5 hours with barely any service and the cook never arrived for our hibachi dinner. Should be zero stars. This restaurant WAS an Atlanta staple, not anymore. We left without eating.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Family Dinner

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

im not gonna be too harsh because it was christmas eve but i would expect regardless that if you take the time to make reservations then your wait time to be seated shouldnt be an hour and then another hour for the cook to arrive. The best part of my evening was the server she was on point and tried her best to make up for the lackluster service from everyone else and to top it off the food tasted horrible too much seasoning

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

This location has lost its touch, The wait staff is rude, the food was not good, the wait was horrible I was seated at 12:30 the chef came to cook until 1:15 that's a long time to wait. Our waitress would go missing in action when you needed the check, to go container, or a refill on the drinks. I use to attend this location once a month but now I will not ever return or recommend.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Thing have really changed since my last visit. Things seem disorganized and the service was not desirable.

Tags: Seasonal
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