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Date
Tue, 1/23
Time
8:00 PM
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Benihana - Cincinnati

3.4
1304 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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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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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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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
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Phone number
(513) 772-4800
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Cross street: Springfield Pike
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What 1304 People Are Saying
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3.4
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4.0
food
3.4
service
3.3
ambience
3.2
value
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65% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0
Dined 2 days ago

Old, slow service, what happened to the Benihana we all knew and loved?

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unhappy 
1.0
Dined 3 days ago

I had a horrible experience.. After I placed my order I went to the website to see if they had a lunch special. The website stated all locations have different special and to call that location. I called the location and ask the representative about the specials. She put me on hold and came back to the phone and stated the lunch times were 12pm to 215pm. When arriving to location I told the host my name and reservation time she said have a seat. While we were seated the hosted returned an stated they no longer have lunch specials on Saturday. Puzzled to how she knew it was me that called. I told her I was told by associate that by phone that is was a lunch special before I can.. She told me she must've forgotten and she was sorry. I ask to speak with the manager. I explained The story again and she said sorry we no longer have lunch special.The manager was rude and dismissive. I also explained I traveled far..No empathy at all.She told me there's nothing she can do.. I was livid.I left very unhappy and I won't be back... Neither will my family and friends..

Very dissatisfied customer

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
1.0
Dined 4 days ago

Terrible food with long wait. Had reservation and waited over an hour for cook and then food was over cooked and bland. They don't use garlic butter unless you pay extra for it.

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Doris 
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

Our cook, Orlando, was not good. Different cooks have varying abilities and the food was not good, plus was distracted by his many missing teeth.

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OpenTable Diner 
1.0
Dined 5 days ago

I spent over three hours there on a Thursday. It took an hour and a half for our chef to come to our table. Only after an hour and 20 minutes did the manager come over and explain that they were down a chef. No other table experienced the delay we did. The table next to us had their chef within 20 minutes of sitting down. No offer was made to compensate us for our long wait. Even after waiting that long to start, we had to wait for 20 minutes to get our check. We go to Benihana a couple times a year and it is one of my favorite restaurants but I'm not sure I will go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

This used to be a much better dining experience a few years ago. The restaurant was cold and drafty and our cook wasn't very good. He cooked the food in the wrong order, the appetizers and vegetables first then the seafood then steaks and he made the fried rice last. We prefer the rice be cooked and then the main dish. The servers were very good and friendly.

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vipMilesW (Cincinnati)
2.0
Dined 6 days ago

I don't understand why we were the very first table for the day and still waited an hour once we got to the table for a chef to come out and start! We also had to wait 15 minutes to even be seated at our table. The restaurant opens at 11:30am which is when we got there our reservation was for 11:45 and was seated at 12 and then waited an hour!!!!!!! You can never come here to eat if you have any other plans!

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XCJR2 (Cincinnati)
3.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

My family has frequent Benihana for probably 15 years now as it was my favorite restaurant. I have noticed over the past year the chef's have stop using garlic butter in the food- which was the purpose we chose to come to the restaurant. Also I just went to dinner for my birthday last month - no song was sung, and no pictures were taken, I was disappointed. Please consider bringing back the garlic butter while cooking. I heard this complaint from others at the table.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Was very disappointed to get there and to find out they no longer serve lunch on the weekends. $100 lunch for a party of 3 is little on the pricey side. Only stayed because we were celebrating a birthday. The heat wasn't working and it was really cold. The food and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

We absolutely love this restaurant. Never have been disappointed. Always look forward to dinner there.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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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
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Cross street
Springfield Pike
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(513) 772-4800
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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.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine