Benihana - Cincinnati, OH

3.9
2502 Reviews
$30 and under
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. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail. Benihana Cincinnati is located on Tri-County Parkway between Princeton Pike and Northland Blvd. Relax and enjoy one of our specialty sushi rolls or signature cocktails in our spacious lounge. Looking to host a private event? We can accommodate up to 20 guests in Rocky’s Room, our private dining room. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2502 people are saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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3.9
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3.6
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vipLisaC
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall another great experience at Benihana. My husband did have to send back his seaweed salad as it was froze and he could eat it. My friends salmon was a little over cooked. But overall a great experience.

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DemetriusM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I feel the food is too pricey for what I’m receiving , $32 for just chicken and it’s only one breast 😒 $7 for rice that should come with the meal .. great experience just never again . Would not recommend

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vipJeffK
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was well prepared service was excellent. Not too busy at 4:30.

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vipdeedee123
Cincinnati
134 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as well as the service were wonderful.

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MarloS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

First the floor was very nasty my shoes was sticking to the floor, waiter was rude and short with the chef, but the Chef did really well!

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Service was not great at all. Went inside restaurant and their was no one at front to check us in. Had to wait about 10 min until someone showed up. No drink orders were offered in lunge. Waited about 20 min and had to go to bar to ask for drinks. Not impressed at all. Couple next to us never got their sushi they ordered until they were already checking out. Manager came out and didn’t even apologize for the delay or offer to redeem the cost. Did not receive refill on drinks until we were headed out the door. The food was delish.

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Lisann
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience that is highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It was my son’s birthday we had a reservation at 7:45 we didn’t eat till 845 and it was just all wrong

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Benihana! It's an amazing show thats performed while doing the food. And the food is super yummy

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vipChris
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Not good. While I try to just say not good this website would not allow me to submit that so let me just say it was not a good experience last night

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StanleyP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The chef wasn’t that interactive the way that I thought. He was very quiet and I asked for my filet mignon to be medium well, he gave it to me well. I didn’t say anything as I was trying to enjoy the experience. There were no bells and whistles. He showed up , he cooked , and it was well done and charred in places. So the experience didn’t live up to the hype. That was 120 dollars for someone to cook for us basically. I don’t see myself going back anytime soon. I don’t think the service was worth 135.

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JudyS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with the chief and the entertainment while cooking the food. Server was very attentive restaurant was clean

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LoriL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always love Benihanas. Went every week when it was downtown years ago and me and girlfriend try to go at least once a month. The pandemic did not allow us to come for over a year! But we truly enjoy the food and the ambience we receive. Great place!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was for my father’s birthday dinner

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PamelaW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was delicious. I will be back soon.

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CliffordC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

over charged on my bill. food took 2 hours to be prepared. waiter kept leaving and couldn't be found. food was under cooked. it was my birthday celebration had my coupon but did not get to use it because waiter forgot and I was told it was to late to do a refund and was given 40$ cash. just a terrible experience.

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KimberleyS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

I love the food and drinks !!!

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RezedaD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always go to Benihana for my birthday. My kids have fun here and are entertained. The food is always good, and the service is very friendly and quick. Will always be one of our favorite places.

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Ressie
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Service was good. Time wait for serving of food was a long time.
Waiter was very good. Chef serving of food was good.

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ChannelT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation that had to be modified at the last minute. They were still able to accommodate me at the same time. The food was good. I loved it.

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AnnC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food. Entertaining hibachi chef. $41 for 2 at lunchtime. Portions were huge.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Chef was good, food was delicious and plentiful. Server was a bit out of sync but very nice.... maybe had too many tables to deal with.

Downside... women's restrooms were filthy as usual. Floors always sticky and stalls unattended. In dire need of updating and scheduled cleanup during business hours.

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Sinc4
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The prices have been raised and you get charged for extra things like fried rice when your dinner is already over $40. It should be included. We also felt very rushed. Like we were taking up someone else’s table. We had 4 adults and one child and our bill was still over $210 even though we had two $30 birthday certificates to use. If we come back it will only be for lunch.

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vipMicheleM
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The wait for the chef was a bit longer than expected, but the chef was very personable and professional. The food was really good.

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shaynes
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience1

Food was not timed correctly. Entrance and women’s bathroom smelled like sewage

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Jasmine
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

The wait was pretty long to get a cook to come to the table but the server made sure we were okay the whole time. When the cook did get there he made it really interesting to watch him and the food was amazing.

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RussM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

This place is going down hill. Walked into a fight with customers and a manger over someone skipping out on a bill. After that was over, the manager ignored us as he was visible upset. Finally after feeling awkward for about 5 minutes, another greeter welcomed us. There was also a really bad odor this evening like a bathroom had backed up and overflowed.

Once we got to our table things got better. Our server was outstanding and our cook was a real hoot. Food was good as usual.

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lisah
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This is the first time I have had a not great experience. Many of us ordered the 6 course meal. First, three of us wanted the white rice which our waitress did not bring out until the very end when the cook was done. This should have been done in the beginning of the meal or at least when the cook was cooking up the chicken fried rice. Also, there was no offer of ice cream or sherbert or hot tea. In the past, these were always brought out. Our waitress obviously had other things to do. I was unimpressed with this visit, there were 6 of us in our party and the first time for a couple of them. I am not sure I'll go back as there was aNother restaurant in Milford that was recommended.

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Mimi1NY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to visit something different. They followed Covid 19 procedures

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DelraiH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

My meal was overpriced and I didn’t even end up getting my food it was given away to the whole table. Had to ask where my shrimp was . Chef was hard to hear.

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AuroraO
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Food not fresh, seafood had old funny taste. The entertainment with Chef Eugino excellent. My cousin did enjoy her birthday.

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Hendo
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Benihana. They’ve got some temporary AC units in there right now, which aren’t attractive, but neither is sweating through your clothes, so that was a-okay with us.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We had a reservation at 8:15 and did not finish dinner until 10:30pm! Our cook was extremely kind and pleasant but very slow and cooked one item at a time so you couldn’t enjoy the meal as a whole. The server was not friendly (probably due to understaffing issues), but wasn’t pleasant. On top of everything, the restaurant had NO heat and it had been out for weeks, it was absolutely FREEZING! The restrooms were filthy as well. So disappointed because we enjoy visiting Benihana’s but will not be returning to that location for sure.

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janayJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

It was really nice the reservation was on time and the service was good in the cook was very very much the life of the party and food was very good but it was just too cold and too loud because of the ventilation or air system that they had going so we had to basically yell while we were freezing and try to eat

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PEACHY
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer Service was Great and Entertaining!

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AdamT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

There are room air conditioners next to where you sit, the food is very expensive. I’m sure there are much better options, I’m just used to this place so it brings back memories.

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RobertM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is the only one where you can get your food prepared in front of you. Great food and great service.

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AngieV
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Restaurant seems to need a makeover, appears dated and dirty.
Had a reservation and still had to wait 20+ minutes for lunch and there was hardly anyone there.

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Lisa
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Very poor 1st impression. Dark and gloomy and a police officer as a guard. Was not busy as only 1 other grill was being used still took 45 minutes to get our soup. Entire table never got our salad. Waiter never offered a substitute or other option just walked away from table. Spending $130 for 3 people to eat you would think customer service would be better. Our first time there and was not impressed

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Benihana - Cincinnati, OH is rated 3.9 stars by 2502 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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