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Benihana - Cincinnati

1353 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Birthdays (47)
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

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
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Phone number
(513) 772-4800
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Cross street
Springfield Pike
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 1353 People Are Saying
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3.4  based on recent ratings
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63% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0  Dined 3 days ago

the worst service I've ever had in my life, I would never go back

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant has not been updated since they opened more than 35 years ago. It is dated and very dirty. We had to wait 40 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation. They were short staffed and did not let us know about the wait. After seated, it took another 40 minutes before our chef arrived. The restaurant was packed. They just seated everybody that walked in the door knowing they didn't have enough chefs. This was my daughters birthday dinner and I was very disappointed. They offered no apologies.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We really enjoyed our lunch at Benihana. We plan on coming back maybe for dinner would love to receive some dinner coupons

OpenTable Diner 
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

They no longer serve the lunch menu on weekends so your forced to order from the dinner menu. You pay almost twice as much for less food. They charge extra for everything, including fried rice. The vegetables consist of 1 slice of zucchini perry person and some onions. I don't mind paying for a meal, but when I don't feel I got my money's worth, is a place up never go back to.

1.0  Dined 5 days ago

terrible just terrible. They need to bring lunch prices back on the weekend that’s the only time we can all sit eat and enjoy each other as a family and with everyone not having much money it helps out a lot. Work on being professional, and do better advertisement, so people can know what’s going on with the establishment.

2.0  Dined 5 days ago

We waited 1/2 hour past our reservation time to be seated. Our drinks took at least 20 minutes to be served, each time. We did not receive our appetizer soup/salad. Our bill was not correct. The food was fantastic once we finally got it. I will not return to this restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

30 minute wait to be seated, armed security guard sitting in the entryway playing on his phone, our chef had zero personality and zero flair. The food was prepared well, but part of going to a hibachi style restaurant is for the experience. There wasn’t much of that to be had.

2.0  Dined 6 days ago

Was disappointed....made. Reservation over 12 hrs in advance it was for my sons 8th bday and we showed up at 445pm for our 5pm reservation and didn't get seated till 515pm there was hardly anyone in the restaurant then they said they sing and give ice cream for birthdays and nothing happened so my son was upset. The price for what we got was too high we have a hibachi Japanese closer to us and we can get more for less the price. Was over all disappointed we went to the benihana in down town cincinnati 4 yrs ago and loved it but not this time........sad

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food, great dinner! Thank you Chef Charlie...It was awesome!

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
1.0  Dined 6 days ago

This was the worse Hibachi restaurant experience I had. It took over an hour for my sushi appetizer to get to my table. And when it did get to the table, it was falling apart.The chef seems incompetent and works at a very slow pace. I was on a date with my wife which we don’t get to do very often because of schedule with kids. We missed the majority of our movie when we should have arrived with 15 mins to spare. I will not recommend to my friends. For the price they charge, I am very disappointed. I will always go to the Fuji Steakhouse in Hyde Park from now on. It would take a lot for me to dine at Benihana again.