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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

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Details

For a limited time, when you purchase $50 in Benihana Gift Cards, you’ll receive a $10 Promotional Card. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Buy your Benihana Gift Cards at your favorite Benihana location or online at Benihana.com. Excludes Tax and Tip. Valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017. Promo Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

Benihana - Atlanta - Buckhead Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

3.0

ambience

3.1

value

3.1

Noise

Moderate

49% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (19)
Good for Groups (16)
Special Occasion (15)
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Good for a Date (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Casual (12)
Fun (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Tasting Menu (6)
Business Meals (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Healthy (5)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Romantic (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Vegan (2)
Cozy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

We had a reservation so the wait was great. Our server took a while to serve us but she was friendly. We had a family of 6 so 2 others were seated with us. Not a pleasant experience!!! They were rude and disrespectful to our 4 children with us. They were also rude to our server. We weren't meant very happy to see that they got an 82 on the inspection either. Overall the experience was just ok. Especially for the Buckhead area. We live in Kennesaw but will definitely stick with our Alpharetta location from now on.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Took over two hours for dinner. Service was too slow!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

I love Benihana but this one has the worst customer service ever. They never have enough cooks or wait staff. I went for lunch and there were only 2 waitresses. Poor girls were barely keeping up. I would only recommend this location if you really want the food and don’t mind spending 3+ hours out of your day to eat. It’s even worst on Friday and Saturday nights.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Waiter changed the amount of her tip without me giving authorization. Called and spoke with the manager and he assured me that he would look into and get back with me. As of today I have yet to here back from him. So, I would assume that I would have to file a claim with my bank.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Although we had a reservation and there were plenty of empty tables the staff did not seat us after 30 minutes. We had to leave and when told the staff did not give a crap.

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·Dined 5 days ago

It was a great experience. Chris was friendly , entertaining and accommodating. The food was good. The chicken needed a little more seasoning. But it was great. I drove over from Alabama and I will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Good experience. As usual did not disappoint.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

I really enjoyed myself. The chef was very personable. It was my date' s first time. He loved it. I will definitely be going back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Benihana, what's happened to you?! My wife and I had dinner at the Buckhead Atlanta location
and were very disappointed. You are a shadow of what you once were. At one time, Benihana was the place to go for Japanese hibachi cooking. Evidently, not anymore. First, the restaurant needs a serious face lift and freshening. It looks old and dated. Our waitress, while sweet and polite, seemed a bit scattered and unorganized. The young man who did the cooking, was also very nice, but seemed like he was a rookie and not too sure of himself. The first clue was the rice, there were three of us getting steamed rice, the rest were getting fried rice. Instead of pulling our three portions out of his rice tray, he cooked all of it as fried rice. The server had to bring us rice from the kitchen, after we had eaten most of our other food. It was cold and stale, instead of being fresh and hot had it been done right. We received a pitiful amount of vegetables- one slice of zucchini each and onions, no mushrooms. The entree itself was very good, filet migon and lobster, both cooked perfectly. To end the evening, our server disappeared, we had to have someone find her to get our ice cream, which she brought out in to go containers (that we didn't request) and no spoons. Fortunately, my wife and I have a good sense of humor, so we laughed it off as an entertaining evening. However, we won't be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Normally, I’m not one to usually complain or write a review, but my experience was terrible- from food to service. The icing on the cake? I split the bill with someone, and the server changed the tip on both receipts.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We are regulars at this location and have been for 20+ years. They seem to be either short staffed/overbooking or both. It is getting slower and slower to get seated and have the chef arrive at our table. While waiting we are taken care of but it is getting worse and worse

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always very good food and fun experience! Love the spicy chicken and the filet

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The atmosphere was very loud and the service was horrible. I dont every want to go back to this one. One chef was saying he tell his girls to rack it up. He was really loud and obnoxious. The staff completely ignore us. The server who brought our soups and salad just kind of threw it on the table. I asked for extras and was given less than the rest of the table. Worst birthday dinner ever

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The serve rushed our order and was very rude for it to be my bday! And the cook didn't even prepair our food properly . Just wasn't pleased with my cost this time .

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I printed my coupon and presented it. The hostess came from a place of no not from warmth and hospitality. In mediately said 45 min wait. Then I informed. Her I had my coupon she said no, no ,no. Then I informed my res, I still waited 45.30 minutes to get drink. 1:30for 2nd drink. I more hour food. Even place was empty. Trash
outside in front entrance. I was with elderly parents. Experience very stressful. I thought about leaving several. I also had to hunt waitress down to pay. We were all bummed out on the way back home. Not what I had imagined it would the experience would be. Everything was a struggle. We could not wait to leave. In the photo you can see no drinks empty no drink refill and still no food. We had not eaten and we were starving. No salad or anything yet. (Notice person next to me, that was mood of table) Carmen Villanueva

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food was great our waitress spilled drink on my shoes and purse and it was my birthday and we got our salads late, but other than that it was ok

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service slow but the table chef was amazing and my children had a blast!

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

We visited to celebrate my husband graduating the police academy. It’s great if you can get a group of 8 together and have the whole table. Chef E was amazing and I would gladly welcome him to cook for us on our next visit. His customer service was impeccable. He noticed the grill was not clean before he began cooking and rather cook on a somewhat clean grill he apologized for the delay and promptly cleaned the grill until it sparkled. It was nice to see that he both took pride in his craft and refused to serve us anything but the most delicious food he could offer.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

If you want Benihana go to the one downtown! The service sucks. My server tried to convince me that my 5 course meal doesn’t come with fried rice because I got noodles already. Then charged us chicken fried rice when we ordered vegetable fried rice and she said oh it’s the same price, when it’s not. We waited over an hour before they actually started cooking our meal

Tags: Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Awesome food Chef was great our Server was great left nothing unturned

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Customer service is extremely poor. Staff weren’t attentive and seemed to socialize more than attend to guests. The restroom was dirty.

I expected the service and cleanliness to match the great food.

Very disappointed at things that should come first to the brand.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Benihana has really changed....for the worst! First of all the cooks are NOTHING like they used to be and the cook we had was not good at all. The food was very bland and had no taste. It took forever to get anything. The waitress was pretty nice but she was waiting 3 other table in addition to ours which caused her to forget things and check on us. Benihana gone have to do better because it is one of my favorites. I will try a different location next time before I totally give up.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 26, 2017

It took 30 minutes for the chef to come to our table and our soup was cold when we received it

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

A bit disappointed this time. We are great fans of Benihana, and visit very often. This time, the wait for the chef was excessive, table next to us still full of dirty plates (unsightly) and restaurant was severe under staffed. I hope our next visit will be up their higher standards.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The worse experience I’ve ever encountered. Our reservations were at 4pm. We weren’t seated until after 5:20 or so. Waiter didn’t come for another 20 minutes, so we chose to order drinks at the bar. It took us over 2 and half hours to eat. The food was crappy, tasteless and the service was worse. The hostess at the front door was overly rude, rolled her eyes often and never smiled once. She treated us like crap despite the fact that we spent a lot of money with this restaurant Sunday being a party of 10. I will never go back or recommend this restaurant anyone! Also, their health scores showed as a 82, which is not great in my eyes. Our food was tasteless, we had to beg for our appetizers, and refills. Our soup and salad finally came as the chef was prepping our food to cook. Server was never anywhere to be found. Way too long! Most unprofessional staff I’ve ever encountered. Also, it was my mother’s birthday of which I told them approximately 5-6 times. They refused to sing Happy Birthday on my mother’s behalf. Meanwhile, they sang to two other tables while we were there. We were just ready to go after seeing the hurt and disappointment in my mother’s eyes. We didn’t even eat our food and definitely didn’t care to order dessert. Don’t go here you will be completely disappointed!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The worse experience I’ve ever encountered. Our reservations were at 4pm. We weren’t seated until after 5:20 or so. Waiter didn’t come for another 20 minutes, so we chose to order drinks at the bar. It took us over 2 and half hours to eat. The food was crappy, tasteless and the service was worse. The hostess at the front door was overly rude, rolled her eyes often and never smiled once. She treated us like crap despite the fact that we spent a lot of money with this restaurant Sunday being a party of 10. I will never go back or recommend this restaurant anyone! Also, their health scores showed as a 82, which is not great in my eyes. Our food was tasteless, we had to beg for our appetizers, and refills. Our soup and salad finally came as the chef was prepping our food to cook. Server was never anywhere to be found. Way too long! Most unprofessional staff I’ve ever encountered. Also, it was my mother’s birthday of which I told them approximately 5-6 times. They refused to sing Happy Birthday on my mother’s behalf. Meanwhile, they sang to two other tables while we were there. We were just ready to go after seeing the hurt and disappointment in my mother’s eyes. We didn’t even eat our food and definitely didn’t care to order dessert. Don’t go here you will be completely disappointed!

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

My visit to Benihana Buckhead Atlanta on 10/16/17 was less than desirable. Our reservation was at 6pm. All three of us arrived on time and although we were seated within 15 min, the wait for the cook to arrive at our table was way too long (over an hour). The cook (Dakota) was very personable and entertaining. The ultimate point of disarray was when the waitress ran both of my girlfriend's credit cards for payment at the wnd of out meal and they (two different cards) did not go through. When told of the situation we asked to speak to a manager and when he approached us he immediately accused my friends of having banking issues and asked them to call their banks (at 8:30 pm) to rectify it because there was not a problem with Benihana's system. Instead of trying to figure out the problem he continued to hold a conversation which was loud and embarrassing. Finally he tried another register and bypassed a system generated request to enter a PIN # and both payments went through. He should have tried this resolve first instead of embarrassingly insinuating that the issue was with their bank. Management needs better training!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

My reservation wasn't honored. I got there at 7:40pm for a 7:30pm reservation. I was told that all reservations for that day had been blocked off since that morning. So if that were the case why was online reservations still an option? Would make more sense to just put on the website to call the restauarant or that a table "wasn't available at the selected time." To add insult to injury, a manager was standing there the whole time the hostess was giving me the "reservation" spill & even asked the hostess himself why my reservation couldn't be honored. And STILL did nothing about it. I wasn't seated until almost 9pm. The waiter was so busy paying attention to another table that he forgot about our table. I didn't leave this establishment until after 11pm. Service was poor from when we walked in the door!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Waited over an hour for the cook to come out. Horrible experience. I come here allll the time and it seems as time goes on they become more and more understaffed.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The chef was good. The waiter & the manager were awful.

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

I would love for a manager to call me ASAP at 6785951700 about my experience please

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My party and I were sat at 730 (our reservation time) at the grill. We were joined by 3 other couples. The waiter came and took our drink and food order maybe 30 min later. It was an additional 20 minutes before he brought the drinks-i never received my appetizer-a simple order of edamame. And there was still no cook on the grill at this time. Finally around 830-845 our cook comes. He cooks, very little interaction with guests and leaves. Overall the wait was too long, food was ok-didnt get offered any sauces, had to ask, didnt get appetizers ordered, overall flow could have went better. I don't think there were enough cooks because several other tables had an exceptionally long wait.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Omg, the longest wait ever. I made reservations for 2 for 3:30pm, checked in at 3:20pm wasn't seated until 3:45pm. Once we we're seated the host acknowledged the fact that we have been there for forever and offered us free appetizers, took our drink orders, which took 25 minutes for them to bring. Then the waiter came to take our order and offered us the lunch menu due to the fact he was extremely behind. Took 15 minutes to bring us the soup. The cook threw down and the food was great. Halfway into my meal we asked the waiter for a togo box and check, 13 minutes later he brings the check but no box, remind him about the box he brings back 10 minutes later but I recommend the get more staff because there's no reason I get to a restaurant at 3:20 and leave at 6:05 pm.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was great service sucked. I wont be going back here do to the service we received. Reservations for 2pm did not seat until an hour later. Then waited 20minutes for beverages to be ordered.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Service was a bit slow but the cook was entertaining to say the least. We'll be going back for lunch instead of dinner. Overall, my fiancé and I enjoyed ourselves very much.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Tapas
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I come here often. The only negative was our table waited an hour before the chef came and our waitress. Our reservations were scheduled for 6:30. We started to eat arond 7:45 or so. It wasn't busy either and this was on a Wednesday. The waitress irritated me a little because she made sure to charge 1.60 for extra garlic butter.....but brought it as I was halfway through my meal. The wait time was offset by the manager discounting our food 20% and our fantastic chef Mike. He prepared an excellent meal. Just wish I had my garlic butter earlier since I use it for my rice. It's a pet peeve of mine to be charged for a condiment (my first time being charged for butter at Benihana by the way) and she brought it after the fact.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We were seated at 6:30pm on a Wednesday night. We did not have our chef come to our table until 7:45pm, there were only two other tables being served at the time. The waitress was just okay, she did not offer an explanation as to the delay. One of the other table members did speak with the manager and we all received 20% off the bill (which we had to ask for twice), but the only reason we will return is because of Michael, our chef, when he did arrive, he was great! Oh, and now they charge $1.60 for a small cup of extra garlic butter..... this used to be FREE!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had a reservation, but still had to wait over 30 minutes. . Then , once seated we waited an additional 20 minutes, before a waitress came. The food was good, but the service was horrible. The waitress hardly came over, to see if we needed anything, cause we needed refills an more sauce. Once it were time too pay the service she inform me my card were declined witch I knew where not true, I called my bank An were informed that my card were CHARGED TWICE at BENIHANA after I had PAID 184.00 with cash. Please look into this matter.-901268-8807. Mr.Hite

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The chef was entertaining and the waiter was accommodating. The only thing I did not like was the fact that we made reservations and still had a 45 minute wait time.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We are usually offered pictures when we come but this visit we didn't get offered photos. Also, the cook did not interact and do any fire tricks.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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