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About Benihana - Atlanta - Downtown

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. Just a 10-minute walk from the Georgia World Congress Center, Benihana is located on the ground floor (Level A) in downtown’s Peachtree Center Mall. There’s easy access from the mall and adjacent Hyatt Regency and Marriott hotels, or enter from Peachtree Center Avenue. There are many popular attractions nearby such as America’s Mart, Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta Underground and the World of Coca-Cola, all easily accessible to Benihana on foot, by car or Marta Rail. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks parties of eight or more.

229 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Sunday:Closed until dinner time.

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Sunday: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Andrew Young International Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 522-9629

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

Additional:
Beer, Wine

Benihana - Atlanta - Downtown Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.7

service

3.1

ambience

3.1

value

3.1

Noise

Moderate

58% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (30)
Good for Groups (20)
Special Occasion (19)
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Good for a Date (19)
Casual (16)
Fun (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Romantic (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Seasonal (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (6)
People Watching (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Cozy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great Beer (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined a day ago

it took more than 30 minutes for our chef to come to our table. I asked to not add extra butter to my meal and he did not listen. He gave more attention to one person at our table than he did to the rest of us. He did not have very much personality. He did not seem happy to be there.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

The customer service by far at this location has gone downhill over the last year. This location is in the heart of downtown Atlanta and they only had three chefs preparing lunch with all tables filled to capacity. After sitting at the table for 45 minutes I asked one of the managers how much longer and her response was it will take the chef an hour and half to prepare our food. That was not my question. I wanted to know how much longer would our table if 8 have to wait beyond the 45 minutes the chef eccentric came over. It took so long that 2 if the quest had to leave to return to work. You expect on a Friday at a restaurant in the heart of downtown that they would be prepared. How wrong were we. It took 2 and and half hours and just so you know the. Hey was done in 30 minutes!

The new managers are the worse!
Our server and chef however made the experience a pleasant one.

This location has turned into Buckhead!

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·Dined 7 days ago

My family and I have been coming to this location for years but won't be returning. Reservation was at 5:30 and we were seated maybe 15 minutes early. The issue was we were seated with four other people that included a toddler. I have no issue with that, but my mom and brother had no room to move at all. I discretely asked the hostess if we could be moved and she made a big issue out of it. She made it seem as if the five of us wanted our own table which wasn't the issue, just not at that table. The restaurant wasn't full so I don't understand what the issue was. We were eventually moved but she and the manager just ruined my night. What happened to the previous manager? This location seems to have gone downhill.....Buckhead or Alpharetta will be my location of choice moving forward.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 15, 2018

This used to be one of my favorite places to go 4 special occasions . This location has taken a turn for the worst. The quality of staff and the appearance of the restaurant itself seems to have gone down over the years. The restrooms did not have hot water, nor were they adequately stocked with toilet paper or soap. The service was slow and our server missed several opportunities to provide excellent service because they appeared to be understaffed. I went there to celebrate my birthday, but I won't be back.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food and service were great. We felt a little concerned with the police presence inside the restaurant. I’m sure it’s better safe than sorry.... always a fun night!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

So much food. It tastes great. Make a reservation :)

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Terrible service. Entire meal took hours. Do not recommend

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Service was absolute horrible!! Took 3 hours from beginning to end and no one seemed to care. Manager offered free appetizers but never took them off our bill so we ended up paying for those too. Seems this is the norm as we discovered on their Facebook page. Can’t believe corporate allows this type of service.

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

The patrons were extremely loud and rowdy. They were dancing and carrying on in the dining area. We had reservations for 7:30pm we were not seated until 8:00. After sitting there for an hour and our chef hadnt come out i asked the waitress how long the wait would be because we had a flight to catch. She was very sweet and honest. Told us they were low on staff and there was another table ahead of us waiting for a chef. She had no ETA on when the chef would arrive and told us we wouldnt make our 10pm boarding time if we stayed. We asked about carryout and she said even that would take over an hour. She offered us free fried rice for the inconvenience however it was not comparable to the money spent. We were only in town for a 3 hour lay over. We caught $30 each on ubers there and back and all we received was two SMALL carryout containers of fried rice. While we were there we observed them turning patrons away saying they were booked for the evening when in all actuality only 4 tables were filled they just had no cooks. We will not be going back or recommending to others. Not only did we not get food and we wasted money we had to catch a flight hungry!

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Friendly service from Dean and Duke. We made reservations and were seated within seconds of arriving. Would rerurn

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The service was horrible... We went on New Year's day so they made us order from a "holiday menu"... For the price of the food and the amount you receive, it's definitely NOT worth it... the service was horrible... Your server has to bring you your rice if you don't pay an EXTRA $3.50 to have them to cook it on the grill... my meats and vegetables came out before my server brought my starchy rice out... with reservations we waited 45mins for a table and the restaurant had very few people in it. Not sure what the hype is about but I will not be returning...

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

When you have a reservation it’d be nice if they seat you at that time instead of having to wait. Other then that, the food was amazing

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 31, 2017

AWFUL experience. The only reason I gave it 1 star is because it wouldn’t allow me to leave it blank- which is what it deserves. We had a 7 pm reservation and weren’t even seated until about 8:10pm. At first we were told it would “only be a few mins”, which later turned in to “we will have a table ready in maybe 20 mins” to “hopefully it will be soon”. Once we were finally seated, shortly after 8 pm, we were told that they were unsure when our chef would be able to come and start cooking at our table. It was clear that they were understaffed- on a weekend when the entire city was packed with people in town for New Years and/or the Peach Bowl???? We chose to leave - having lost all confidence that they would be able to provide any type of reasonable service- and found a restaurant around the corner that was able to seat us immediately - despite not having a reservation- with excellent food and service. I would NEVER recommend Benihana to ANYONE. Additionally, the overall appearance was dated and in need of an overhaul. Utter disappointment.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I gave a low rating on some because I made a reservation a week in advance and when we got there we had to wait then the person who sat us sat the people down who was angry because they were waiting for 45 mins which they were told that was the wait time. My party and I were ontime and had to wait to be seated. What was the need to make a reservation if we still had to wait. They need some type of organization just like they didn't let open table know that I made it to my reservation that I made. Our waitress and cook JOJO was EXCELLENT!! Our food was delicious!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Too a while to get a chef. Food wasn’t worth the cost .. waitress super busy. Tables to close together . Reservations weren’t honored. Extremely small restroom . I’ll definitrly consider for take out if I’m near the area

Tags: Casual, Romantic
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very bad experience. Never had an experience like this at any of the other locations.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Cook did not perform a show as usual place was loud server was rushing us and barely came back to table.grill was up too high and rice and food was crunchy.server forgot our xtra chicken fried rice and gave vegatable rice instead.worst Benihana Ever!!! We drove 2hours for nothing

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

worst service I have ever received. Avoid this one and go to the establishment in Buckhead, GA

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I love food in Benihana. Unfortunate the waiting is really bad. We tried all three locations and this was the fastest, close to an hour before our chef arrived. And mind you, I had reservations so no excuse why we had to wait that long. Sucks because we love their food but getting sick of the service

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Horrible took over an hour for the food to finish!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very small dining area and very noisy. Food and service were excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 24, 2017

One of the best Benihana experiences ever! Will was an excellent server and took very good care of us. OD was one of the best chefs I've seen in a while and made some delicious food!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Fun
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Fantastic service the food was exceptional will send my family and friends The chef Jake was great.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had a reservation and included in the notes that we wanted an express lunch. When we arrived they were shocked we wanted an express lunch. AND despite having lunch here numerous times before and sitting at the hibachi table for express lunch today they acted as if that was impossible. The manager came over and said she could put us at the sushi bar- she wanted my party of 7 celebrating christmas to face raw fish for 1.5 hrs and not engage with each other??? NO thank you! We asked if we could do regular hibachi at the normal table and not do express lunch and were told there were no tables...sigh! How is that possible when we had a reservation!! We won't come back.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Worse experience ever. Waitress was terrible. Manager terrible. Food was terrible.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

this is the worst experience in a restaurant i’ve ever had. we had a reservation but still had to wait 15 minutes to be seated. next, when we were seated, the server set down the menus and left us without asking us even if we wanted something to drink. we waited about 15 more minutes and left. too understaffed on a sunday. never ever going back! ended up going to a chinese place across the street that seated us immediately and the service was good.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

I have been going her for over 12 years and the food is amazing. But the service has had a major downfall. I had reservation and when we got there we were seated but it took an hour and a half for our chef to come out. The other people who were at the table had been sitting there 30 minutes before we even came in. Then we were told by the manager that we would be taken care of. After the meal the other people left. When they left the waiter brought us the check and asked where rhe orher people wenr. We told him they ledt cause the manager said she was takinf care of us. Then they bring us a bill with $12.00 taken off the whole bill. Why are we paying and the other people left. And the reason they were running behind was because there was a party of 30 that made a reservation and then when they got there they had 40 people. So instead of making sure all the guests who had reservations had their spots they decided to accommodate those extra 10 people and neglect the people who already had their reservations. I am very dissatisfied as a customer and I probably will not go to this location again.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had to wait 2 hours for someone to cook our food. Then the chicken was not done. Then they rushed us out. Then I wasn't able to use my birthday certificate because it was on a Sunday

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Worst experience I have ever had at a Benihana restaurant. Place a reservation a month prior for a holiday lunch with some of my coworkers (party of 5). We arrived on time for our reservation but apparently a much larger group had arrived just ahead of us. Our reservation was for noon. We were not sat until 12:30pm. A waiter didn't come to our table until 12:50pm after I bugged the hostess about it. Our waitress said that only two servers were on the floor right now but they had plenty of cooks. Our cook didn't arrive until 1:45pm. Our order wasn't take correctly so some items had to be re-cooked. Our meal didn't finish until after 2:30pm. I had to ask for a manager to come to our table as either they weren't aware of our wait or didn't care.

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

My experience was not the best. Our waitress rarely came to our table to check on us or refill any drinks. We got a new cook and we were there for over 2 hours and still had not had our meat cooked.

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

I loved it my cook was awesome he did everything to put a smile on my face my waitress was constant with checking on us she was also great

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Made a reservation for 8pm on a Sunday night. Was seated promptly however, the cook did not arrive at the table till over 1hr later. Mid-way through the meal the front doors were chained together. This is in violation of the fire code.

Police arrived at some point through the meal and were lead to the managers office to review security footage. I think there was a dine and dash.

Food was okay, not particularly great but, good portion. The server did not come back to the table while the cook was there for beverage refills.

Do not park at the parking lot directly across from the restaurant. Lots of broken glass on the ground indicating that cars were broken into.

I would not visit this location again.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

I had reservations for Saturday, a party of 3 at 2pm. I drove from Lexington, SC and got there around 2:50pm. When I arrived, there was a sign on the door that said they didn’t have any chefs available, therefore we could not dine in. I did not receive a call, text nor email saying any of this and I’m very upset at the lack of communication, especially since we had drove to Atlanta with a planned lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Unfortunately due to the storm, we were told that they wasn’t going to open until 3. I was wondering why we wasn’t told prior knowing that there were reservations. They let us in and we was about to sit at the bar. The food wasn’t as good as it being cooked in front of us. That was the worse food experience I had from them. Overall, it was okay. Service was okay & atmosphere was okay

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We get an hour for lunch and were told seating at the hibachi would take an hour and a half so we opted to sit in the regular dining room for time sake. The service still took an hour and a half.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

This was actually my first visit. I was celebrating my daughter's 16th birthday with her. This was an additional mid- week celebration. The only reason that I did not give this restaurant a 5 Overall is because you have to watch where you sit if you have a younger person with you. Thank goodness my daughter is a teenager. We were seated by a group of young men who were drinking quite a lot. As they got drunker, the conversation got more vulgar.
As for the food, my daughter and I love the hibachi style cooking, and I love the healthy selections, such as the green tea, the veggies, and the steamed rice.

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were not even seated more than 20’minutes after our reservation time. Probably the dirtiest and most unprofessional Benihana I have ever been in. Avoid!

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

The atmosphere was welcoming and the staff were friendly. Our waitress was very energetic and helpful. The food was great and there was plenty. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. I can't wait to go back....soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This location was very unprofessional. Saturday 11/25/17 was my birthday 🎂 and I had reservations for 7:30pm that evening and I booked on the open table app which allowed me to only booked for 8 people but when I called this particular location the hostess on the phone told me that if I have extra people added to my party that they would accommodate accordingly. I arrived at 7:45 because I ran into some traffic on the highway I called and told the hostess I was running late and that some of my party was there since 7:20pm. The hostess stated that I had a grace period and I should be find. When I got to the restaurant I was told differently and that they couldn’t seat my party with the fifteen people that I had there and that they only could seat the 8 people. I had gotten overwhelmed and upset 😠 and I fainted in the restaurant. The ambulance 🚑 came and checked me out and the manager still didn’t help to accompany even when I got sick 😷. I felt this whole entire experience was very upsetting and unprofessional. I also had a birthday coupon and they told me they couldn’t honor it and that I could use it during the week. I didn’t understand because I didn’t see where that was stated on the coupon. The manager that night was very rude. I hated my experience at this location being that it was my first time eating at Benihana and that it was my birthday 🎂 .

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

First time staying in Atlanta and first time going to Benihana! It was great, we loved it!!

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