About Benihana - Cincinnati

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 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.

50 Tri County Pkwy
Cincinnati, OH 45246
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Springfield Pike

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(513) 772-4800

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/cincinnati-oh-ci

Private Party Facilities:
Ask about Private Event Dining. Book your next event for 12 to 16 guests. Perfect for private parties, corporate meetings and large birthday celebrations. Subject to availability. Call for more information.

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Benihana - Cincinnati Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

3.5

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3.5

value

3.3

Noise

Moderate

71% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
Good for Birthdays (38)
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Good for a Date (31)
Good for Groups (27)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Great for Lunch (22)
Casual (21)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Happy Hour (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Kid-friendly (13)
Romantic (11)
Authentic (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Cozy (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Great for Brunch (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
People Watching (5)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Spicy (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
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Fit for Foodies (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 2 days ago

The food quality has gone down hill! They used to use garlic butter in everything, now it’s just plain butter with a splash of garlic butter. Our meal was very bland. The yum yum sauce had no flavor. The prices keep going up and the quality keeps going down.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Chef Jorge was amazing. The presentation was wonderful and the food was delicious. This experience is totally opposite of my last experience. Our waitress was very nice. Good job improving customer service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

I love Benihanna’s. I just wish they hadn’t become stingy when it comes to the garlic butter. They use less and charge for extra.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Better value at ofter hibachi grills. Not impressed with value of this place

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Benihana has really gone downhill. From being my weekly place for lunch it now is down on the list. They take too long to prepare the food and the clientele is demanding and obnoxious. I feel sorry for the chefs dealing with such arrogant people. The food is usually good, however, was not on this occasion. We have decided to drive an extra 20 minutes to a good hibachi grill with nicer patrons and quicker food.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Celebrated my birthday had to wait a little bit but chef was awesome and friendly and food was great

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Always good food. You do sit with strangers but this generally works out fine. It is pricey but we keep going back! Prices had increased since my last visit. American waitresses are much more congenital and helpful. Most of The Japanese servers are not interested in being friendly.

Great Birthday coupon!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We had a reservation and were seated in an empty lounge for 15 mins. The restaraunt was practically empty. Service was extremely slow. Took a full 2 hours and that was with getting our checks and boxes before we were finished. I won’t be back. It really wasn’t a positive experience for any of us.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a great time and the food was very good. We had a party of 6, including my sister and three boys, ages 10,11, & 20. We had the meals, as well as some sushi. Everything was very good and the younger boys really enjoyed the experience.

It is experience type dining, with an entertainment element. It is not somewhere I would go for a quick meal. Service was good, but the key is the chef.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great birthday dinner..... loved Josh. He was a hoot!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 29, 2017

My reservation was for 845pm. I wasn't seated until after 915pm. There was ocer a hour wait for the chef to come out & 3 people @ our table left after discussing the delay the manager Mike. He approached the table & said the chefs were finishing cooking @ two other tables then he's be with us. The wait was even longer. Once we finally received our food, they sung a quick birthday song just 2 waitresses, gave me a scoop of ice cream the time was 1130pm. The manager has NO CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS WHATSOEVER. SHOWED ZERO EMPATHY...COULD'VE CARED LESS THAT I'D JUST WORKED 12HRS & had to deal with this substandard service.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

We arrived 25 mins early and ordered a drink at the bar. We were seated 10 mins before our reservation, but the chef didn’t come to the table to start cooking for - full hour. We had drinks, soup, and salad spaced almost 20 mins apart, but we thought it was too long to wait for the food to start being cooked. Otherwise, everything was great. Excellent food and drinks, fun atmosphere as always. We would come again, but not if we were in any kind of rush.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We’ve been coming to this same location at least 6 times a year for the past 15 years. Our food was terrible. The lobster was recooked twice by the chef only to have been prepared a third time in the kitchen. My husbands Chateaubriand did not even taste like the proper cut and was way over cooked. Our pretty much one and only horrible experience there. Our server and the manager were both very kind and understanding .

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We always enjoy our food at Benihana. We had a reservation, for which we were 10 minutes late, but still had to wait an additional 30 minutes before being seated. I had called to let them know we were running late, and the person who answered the phone didn’t act as if it was a problem, but the hostess that greeted us made it sound like they might not honor our reservation. Our server and chef were great, as always, so in spite of the confusion with the reservation, we would definitely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Benihana is my fav restaurant to eat. I am extremely disappointed they have started nickeling & diming everything!

It started with no shrimp appetizers for lunch some years back. Then it was your birthday coupon could ONLY be used Monday thru Thursday for dinner only.

I went to Benihana today (Saturday) for lunch. Two more things have changed!!

First, all weekend melas regardless of time, are considered dinner menu items. No more lunch specials during the actual lunch time on the weekend!


Second, You now have to ask for the garlic butter???? It’s no longer provided with your rice during the cooking? Wtf!?!?! We had to ask for garlic butter and if we wanted more we had to pay $1.50 per dish.

I’m sure I will still continue to go to Benihana since it’s my favorite restaurant but I will definitely go a lot LESS often because of the nickeling & diming now. They have lost some of my business.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Chef took forever to get our food done by the time i got my shrimp my food was cold and then he gave another lady my friend order. It was just a mess

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Reception staff was nice. Chef was inexperienced but tried hard. Food was not good, my chicken was raw, had to be recooked and my husbands steak was requested medium but made well and ended up like leather. Place was filthy and in need of a desperate remodel. Wouldn't recommend.... seriously disappointed as it was my daughters 10th birthday and we drove from KY.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Seriously needs updating - far too many other great hibachi/ Japanese places to eat now. So these guys needs to step it up.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The new guy we had cook our food was very good he was a little nervous but the food was good!! You could actually taste the seasoning in the rice

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Sad. For years and years Benihana has been our go-to place for special dinner celebration. No more. The least few years it has gone down hill. But we kept trying. Reservations mean nothing. I mean you can wait over an hour before being seated...... as people walk in and get seated with or without reservations. I know that party size matters with this, but not on November 14, 2017. So we wait to be seated. Then we wait to be served. While we are waiting to even be served, we have to look at a chef cooking at the next table with his pants falling down. (Photo included). A canvas picture fell off the wall and hit my husband in the head. He was ok. But the manager or whomever was on duty wanted to laugh about it..... and insist that my husband take all the canvas pictures because he didn't like them anyway. The party at the next table were also very displeased with their service. The place seems dirty. The staff is not friendly ( except for our Chef Charlie!!!). Service is just horrible. And it's not cheap to eat there...... and you expect to get the soup hot, not cold like what we were served. just overall a huge disappointment. Thank goodness we had Charlie as our chef. He was entertaining. He engaged with us. He cooked an excellent meal, even though portions are considerably smaller than when we were there earlier in the year. Benihana used to be a fun, uplifting and entertaining place to go with family or friends. Now it's depressing, unfriendly, and you have to plan o be there for 3 1/2 hours. Sad. Thank you for your time.

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

I think that it is ridiculous how Benihana is over charging all of their customers. $3.00 for frying my rice? Are you kidding me? I have no problem pay for chicken in my fried rice, but fried rice should come with meal being how it is hibachi. I'm not sure who came up with this bright idea, but its dumb and I wont be back.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Service and waitress was horrible. Very noisey, floor dirty. The waitress was slow we had to keep looking for her. We waited almost 2 hours to eat. It took forever for the chef to come to table. He kept getting our orders confused. There were a bunch of workers just standing around doing nothing. I hated it it turned my birthday celebration into a night mare. The service and quality of food was extremely poor. I had to wait 20 min between servings. I ordered the rockys choice he served very little veggies and shrimp. The salad lettuce was wilted due to too much dressing sitting on the salad. I would never refer anyone to dine there. For the price you pay for the meal is not worth the value, quality and service. The restaurant did not appear to be cleaned. I had to ask the person busting tables to get me a carry out container I had to find waitress to pay bill. She was preoccupied with another table. It was a horrible experience that I will never forget!!!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Dinner was fine, but the facility seems to be in need of maintenance and cleaning. Not impressed.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wasn't happy to hear they will not be serving lunch on the weekends anymore:( we usually go after church on Sundays now we will have to find another place to go. I'm not willing to pay dinner prices for lunch.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was amazing but the service was very disappointing. Our waitress had too many tables and we constantly had to go look for her. We order drinks from the bar and my spouse finally went to the bar to find out why the delay and saw our drinks just sitting there. So my spouse brought our drinks to us. It took us an hour before the chef came to our table. We did have someone at our table that was allergic to seafood. They used the excuse that they had to separate the food but the chef still cooked all the food infront of us so I don't understand why it took and hours. We truly enjoy the food but please improve on your service.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Got There at 8:50; was seated at 9pm didn’t get our drinks and orders taken until 9:35. Our watress was great and so was the food. But everything else was horrible. Never going back.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Took an hour n a half after being seated for the cook to come out

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

I enjoyed myself that afternoon. The food was great and our chef Orlando was amazing! He was very lively and our food was amazing. He didn't take too long to cook our food either.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Reservation was for 12:30 didn't eat until 2:30. I had to rush for my child's appointment.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food was great as always but the service was the worst. We had to beg for our drinks, which we never got even after we ordered them, we didn't receive all of our food/drinks and the check was given to us before we even had dessert. And no apologies for the lack of service due to being busy or any other excuse.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Chef Charlie was G--R--E--A--T, quite entertaining!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food as well as the service were great. I would recommend this restaurant to all.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

New cook. He was very slow. Put on no show. Cooked each item separate. I got onions. 15 minutes later I got rice. 15 min later I got chicken. 10 min later I got mushrooms. 20 min later I got my undercooked steak.

I ordered steak and chicken. All sepeately cooked. I only eat it together. It was all cold except for steak.

He was nice but terrible (cook)

Tags: Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Terrible , server was new an screwed up our whole entire order an they were extremely rude! Never again will i waste my time or money there!.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Didn't receive part of our meals. One doesn't even get rice. My filet was fatty and chewy (filet not supposed to be). Charged my credit card twice and one of my friends twice bc of error. Packed in like sardines. Chef didn't do any tricks just cooked food. Used to feel upscale now you pay for upscale for mediocre. Was very upset with quality. Drinks were good but very expensive. Overall the company was great but it was not a good birthday experience. Will not go back

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was excellent and worth it. Always go during lunch hours.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was outstanding!!! Orlando is a gem and kept the table entertained. Service on the other hand was lacking. We frequent this location 2-4 times a month and it’s hit or miss. I’ve worked in restaurants so I understand there may be issues occasionally but there shouldn’t be a problem every time I come. You rarely see management and that’s the problem at this location. NO MANAGEMENT PRESENCE ON RHE FLOOR ASKING HOW THINGS ARE GOING. Not sure if we’ll be returning for a while or finding another Hibachi Grill to frequent.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

This is one if my an my kids worst experience at Benihana's it took the cook almost 45 minutes to come out after we was told they had a half an hour and then when he came out I ask why was you late he showed his shoulders like he didn't care the waiter took our money and kept our change cuz she said she thought it was for her tip we had to wait too long to get refills we had to keep asking a waiter for different things just a very bad experience that day

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Service was incredibly slow, it took over two and a half hours to dine. Then, the food was mediocre at best and chef (Angel) must have been new. He didn't put on a show like the other chefs and like you would expect for meals that are $30 to $40 each. Worst of all, he used way too much pepper in his fried rice & cooked meat. Taste wasn't consistent w/ past experiences.
Keeps getting more and more expensive at the same time the quality is slipping. I wont be back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Life long Benihana guest. You are taking a Cincinnati gem and turning it into a place if frustration. everything takes longer than it use to. Please bring my old Benihana back.

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