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About Benihana - Memphis
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 Memphis is located in East Memphis off of Poplar Ave. and I-240, across from the Hilton Hotel.Take a seat at one of our 22 teppanyaki tables, prepare for a show like no other and watch as your personal chef shows off their skills. Happy Hour is offered from 5-7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 4-7 p.m. on Fridays. Enjoy signature cocktails, specialty sushi rolls and an assortment of appetizers starting at just $3.00. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more.
Memphis, TN 38120
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
Benihana - Memphis Ratings and Reviews
This dinner visit to Benihana was excellent from start to finish. We were seated immediately at our reservation time with requested waitress, which was extremely appreciated. The entire service, including waitress and chef, were friendly and great without ever having to ask for refills on drinks and sauces. As far as the food, everything was cooked to perfection and tasted great across the board which included chicken, shrimp, filet mignon, lobster tails, and fried rice. It does seem this restaurant is quite a bit short on staff (good amount of people waiting in lobby with several open tables), but hopefully future experiences will continue to be like this evening, and it can return back to how it was in its best years.
I love the energy of this place – I would not take 10+ people again , we were packed in , I was surprised they did not allow us to fill out both sides of the section I didn't even have room to sit , I was seated behind the two people that were next to me . I definitely would return to try more dishes.
Worst experience..we had 8:00 reservations not seated until 8:15. Only received a mixed drink and soup by 845. At 9 no chef no salad no sushi ask for check so we could leave it was 915. The table beside us didn't have a chef and they were already seated before we got there...Don't know if I will go back..the server was nice..
The food was lovely, but the wait between courses made the meal very disjointed. We had to wait a good 45 minutes after eating our salad before a chef showed up to begin cooking for us. Then you got one food item at a time with a long wait in between. I liked the food, but it is not likely I will be tempted to go here again.
Way to expensive for the food received. Had reservation, so no choice but to sit at table were food made in front of you, which meant we had to sit with others and wait on table and other customers. Chef did not do any entertainment like other chefs did and he seemed irritated with customers' requests on food. Not a good first experience. Spent almost $200 and service didn't meet expectations, especially for a birthday dinner.
This location /establishment has changed a lot. The food is overpriced! The added cost for fried rice was ridiculous considering the cost of the entree. The wait for a table was unacceptable. The host asked us (a party of 7) if we wanted to share a table with others (strangers). If it was only 2 or 3 of us, ok. But 7, heck no!! We wanted our own table. There were patrons who had pants sagging to where all of his underwear was showing. There is a sign posted in the lobby on the dress code , but this disgusting display was allowed. The punk even paraded around in the eating area for us all to see his red underwear. He left and then came back with his pants sagging almost to his knees!!! I will not go back to this establishment. Horrible experience!!!
We had reservations arrived on time and still waited an hour to be seated. Then it took our chef 30 minutes to come out to start cooking so that 1hr 30 minutes. Not to mention the staff had attitudes including our server and a lady at the front hostess counter who said she was not working today so why was she even there at all was my thing and all I wanted to know was how much longer would we have to wait before we were seated.
Food is GREAT!!!!!! atmosphere great.. everything. servers are great ... but the wait on the food(service rating) is a little slow. but it is prob staff in the kitchen not servers..we have been there 2 times in the past 2 months and the food takes a long time to come to table.
I would also play more relaxing music and not rock .. or rap... something instrumental and not nervewrecking. it is noisy enough without loud music...
We have been here before and it was pretty good. This time we took a bunch of kids. They ordered kids cups so they could drink out of the glass Japanese figures. They brought the cups in bubble wrap. They said they could no longer serve drinks from glasses but they could take them home which defeats the purpose. They grillvent was so loud that we could not here each other talking. We asked to move and told that they were all about the same. Then they told us they ran out of rice which for a habachi resturant seems ridiculous. We left at that point.
We were called and told that our reservation was cancelled for this night because the U of M basketball team had made reservations a few weeks before and showed up with more people than they reserved. The hostess who called us was kind and very understanding of our frustrations and I was impressed with her composure, having to make difficult calls to likely more than just us. I was frustrated because we were taking our girl out to celebrate her return from her dad's, and we were dressed and well on the way when we got the call, and our expectations were dashed. But the hostess was understanding and said she'd talk to the manager about compensation for our inconvenience. Our reservation was made for the next night and they covered half our food expense. It was a nice gesture, but I'd like to think that in the future that our reservation would be kept no matter who happened to show up with more than they reserved, in which case I'll always be more than glad to pay the full bill. But, at the end of the day, this is a "first world" problem, and we were given a token of their apology and enjoyed probably the best chef and food that night we've had since we began coming this year, so good on you, Benihana. We'll be back for sure.
we went to this restaurant for an extended family dinner. we had ten people and were seated at our own table. the food was delicious, the chef and our server were both funny and good at their jobs, and the atmosphere was lively and fun. THE MANAGER, HOWEVER, SHOULD NOT BE A MANAGER: a busser accidentally tripped as he was leaving the kitchen, sending salads and salad dressing literally flying across the restaurant. one entire salad landed on my mother, covering the back of her wool coat and wool sweater and leaving her to wipe salad dressing out of her hair. while certainly a damper on our good time at dinner, it was clearly an accident, so none of us was angry with the busser. but, when the server asked the manager to address the issue, he did absolutely nothing. he laughed, offered a tepid apology, saying "these things happen" as he walked away. that's it. yes, these things do happen to guests, but, when they do, it's the restaurant manager's responsibility to try to make it right. he should have offered us a round of drinks or complimentary desserts - as a gesture of good will. And, at the very least, he should have OFFERED to take responsibility for the dry cleaning bill of my mother's coat and sweater. but, he did nothing of the sort. luckily, the clothes came clean (the cleaning bill turned out to be just under $90), and while this experience was clearly not the end of the world, it left a very bad taste in our mouths of this man's sensibilities and, unfortunately, of the restaurant he was hired to manage.
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