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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.

912 Ridgelake Blvd
Memphis, TN 38120
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

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

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Cross Street:
Hilton

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(901) 767-8980

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/memphis-tn-me

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

Benihana - Memphis Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

3.8

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (31)
Good for Birthdays (30)
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Good for a Date (24)
Kid-friendly (22)
Fun (21)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Casual (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Romantic (11)
Business Meals (9)
Cozy (9)
Spicy (8)
Bar Seating (7)
People Watching (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Seasonal (6)
Authentic (5)
Healthy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Scenic View (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vegan (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined on February 12, 2018

Wasn't my best doing experience at Benihana, the cook was quiet, and the food could have used more seasoning. We found out later that he was new.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

It was my first time dining here. Everything was great. Our chef Danny was pleasant, nice and kid friendly. He made our experience outstanding!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

We had a surprise birthday dinner for my husband. Servers and chef were fun and entertaining. The food was good and everyone had a really enjoyable, delicious meal.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Enjoyed the visit more than words can express.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We enjoyed our time there. The chef did different tricks that we had never seen before instead of the same ones. Food was good, service was great!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot
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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My date and I had a wonderful time. It was not my 1st visit but it was for my date. He loved it! We will be back again soon.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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·Dined on January 28, 2018

From the time we came through the door Everything was great 👍🏾. It was my son first time there & he loved it I even got him to eat sushi 🍣

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was delicious, Thanks Carlos! He is one of the best cooks. Kudos to our waitress as well, she was great..Fun times

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 23, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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..

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was great, and the chef was awesome!! The entertainment and quick service that he gave us was over and beyond, we all enjoyed it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Vegan, Kid-friendly
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had an awesome chef - he was very entertaining & the food was delicious!!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Enjoyed everything from great conversation to the chef. It was my daughter's 19th birthday and her 1st time coming

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We really enjoyed the atmosphere , food and our chef. The waitress was a bit slow but we eventually received all what we needed. It really made our anniversary nice

Tags: Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Scenic View, People Watching
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We took our teenage grandchildren for lunch. We enjoyed our chef & the waitress was very nice. We all enjoyed ourselves & the food.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Horrible service took 3 hours for 9 people food and I won't return

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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!!!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Our time here was good. The only downside was our cook seemed new not sure of himself .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 10, 2018

It was my birthday, service was not that good ... didn’t get proper refill on beverages and the waitress was not listening properly to the other quest at the table

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 9, 2018

I took my friends and it was their first time going. We all absolutely loved it. We had Chef Carlos and Yessenia as our server and we loved them! Thanks for the experience. We will be back again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Healthy, Business Meals, Authentic, Live Sports, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Overall very pleasant. The dress code seems to have improved the over all environment.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 2, 2018

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...

thanks

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went for my sons birthday. (27th). Food below average and service was bad. It took 2.5 hours.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The customer service was terrible. We had reservations for 5:30 and didn’t leave until 8:30.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service wasn’t as good.

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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Birthday dinner for 11 year old was fun.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Waitress and Cook were great, but we waited 2 hours after our reservation for the cook to start.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We always have a great time. The highlight was having Tony as our Chef. He never disappoints. Always a fun time when he is at our table!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Benihana is a great place to celebrate special occasions!! It's cozy, so we can talk while dining. You get quite a bit of food for the price. The service was on point as well!

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Went there for my birthday with my sister , who was visiting from Ohio. Food was excellant and service was great. Will be planning a return visit in the near future.

Tags: Fun, Organic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious and expertly prepared by our chef Kevin. Very entertaining and personable.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

It is a shame that almost no chicken on menu. Some people can't eat fish or steak. But the prices stunk. Gouging people on a holiday is wrong. I won't be back. At least you should have use your night time menu. More variety and prices not so jacked up.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our dinner was mediocre, but our table was in an incredibly cold spot. We froze for nearly our entire meal.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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