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

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Details

For a limited time, when you purchase $50 in Benihana Gift Cards, you’ll receive a $10 Promotional Card. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Buy your Benihana Gift Cards at your favorite Benihana location or online at Benihana.com. Excludes Tax and Tip. Valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017. Promo Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

Benihana - Memphis Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

service

4.0

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3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Good for a Date (19)
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Cozy (8)
Healthy (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Romantic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Happy Hour (6)
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Comfort Food (5)
People Watching (5)
Hot Spot (4)
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Tasting Menu (4)
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Made reservations for my wife and I just a date night visit. Hostess sat us with a couple and their 4 kids! The meal was mediocre, nothing to write home about. We never seen our waitress again after ordering. The chef had to wave someone down just to get us drinks. At the end I tipped the chef with cash and left no tip on our meal ticket which was $89 by the way. A couple days later checking my online banking I was shocked to see that they had added gratuity! Guess they thought we were a party... Worst date ever.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

First table broken so we had to move. inexperienced chef, long wait time for food after ordering. We have always dined there and enjoyed it but the service has gone way downhill as well as the clientele

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Tony was our cook and he and the food was Great!!! I’ll definitely visit again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Toooooooooo long of a wait with reservations! Need chefs

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

I recently went to Benihana of Tokyo for the first time this century, with some family members, to celebrate my birthday. The food was tasty, the lunch menu was a good value, and the Tappanyaki chef did the usual showmanship. Service was a bit slow--the waitress could have had the salads out considerably earlier--but otherwise everything went smoothly. The atmosphere was good except that it feels a bit cramped in there; it may just be that the restaurant is working with a small space and a screwy layout. Overall, a nice place to go on special occasions, altho it's a bit too much time and money to invest for an ordinary business-day luncheon.

Tags: Fun
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

My wife, sons, and I had a great time celebrating my birthday. It has become somewhat of a tradition to celebrate my Birthday at Benihana. The Chef who prepared our meals must train the other Chefs as he was quick and efficient. He performed at a Michelin level.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

I enjoyed the my birthday celebration! The food was fab and I loved the chef that was at our table. The server was awesome!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Benihana recognized our anniversary. They did a pretty good job. Only wished our chef would have put on a better show.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This evening’s birthday dinner was great overall mainly due to excellent service from our waitress Shin and chef Tony. Both have been here for many years and are always highly recommended. My only minor complaint would be that the hostess area was a bit unprofessional telling waitresses they needed to swap with each other rudely in front of me as a customer. Also, I had specifically marked birthday on the reservation which was never acknowledged. However, I will still continue to visit since the restaurant seems to have improved considerably under the new management when compared to the disastrous past few years prior.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Brittany served us well. Somehow a lobster tail was left off our order, but she was able to adjust our bill so that we only paid for what we ordered, and gave my girlfriend's daughter some complimentary ice cream. The cook took care of us well. The only compliant I have is that we had a 7:00 reservation on a Thursday night, didn't get seated till 20 minutes later, and they didn't begin cooking until around 8:15. Perhaps the staff was short, a table went too long, or some other thing happened. It was inconvenient, but all-in-all a first-world problem. Wouldn't dissuade me from eating there again, for sure.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 12, 2017

I ordered the chateaubriand and lobster... the lobster was disgusting and I had to get them to take it away. Otherwise, the service was good and everyone else enjoyed their food.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 12, 2017

My granddaughter and her friends had a good time for her birthday it was some of them first time.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

My wife and I had a good time for my birthday. No pic was taken doing this time but our waitress was fanormalial I think her name was June she was older lady.

Tags: Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was just okay. Waitress was very nice, chef was borderline annoying funny but still entertaining. If I had to choose here or somewhere closer to home like Friday tuna or showgun, I'd probably choose closer to home.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I frequent benihanas in North Little Rock.AR.
Which is 1hour and 45 min away so I decided to try their Memphis location because of its proximity (45 min). The restaurant had no real place to sit for any degree of privacy. And the one area that I saw that could have been suitable was filled with employees just sitting. The woman’s restroom was a mess with as previously stated ,employees just sitting in the area. I was on crutches and their were to many tables packed into one area which made it almost impossible to maneuver around to get to the restroom. The food was served on a plate with an upside down bowl of rice on it (not appetizing at all) the rice was under cooked the vegetables were almost nonexistent and the benihana punch was awful. My experience at Memphis was subpar at best certainly not worth 90.00. I was surprised because I love benihanas in North Little Rock Ark. I’ve never left without a 300.00 ticket at the end of the night. It has a small band/singer fresh sushi made to order and waitresses who take pride in their appearance. Finally i was surprised that Memphis benihanas was so crowded with people waiting on a table. Maybe they don’t know to expect better or that there’s a huge difference in Memphis vs what’s in North Little Rock. In the photos below the first is Memphis the second is North Little Rock . SMH.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Another good meal only problem is now a days it can be hit and miss some days but tonight was good

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

We haven't been there in years and had forgotten just how good it was. We'll definitely go back soon

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We had a great time at Benihana Memphis. The chef was perfect and even had new tricks!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Not a good place to go on your lunch hour
Tooooooo slow

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Extremely over priced. The building and the atmosphere are dated and heavily in need of upgrades. You're paying luxury prices in a not so luxurious building. And they charge for fried rice and water. What the hell? I'll just stick to all the other hibachi options in Memphis.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 11, 2017

My sister's 50th Birthday

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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Perfect for going out with friends and better for date night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Spicy, Casual, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fun, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 27, 2017

another good meal here the restaurant wasn't too busy and we got in and out quickly, the food was cooked to order and all four of us enjoyed our meal.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This was my third visit within 3 weeks, and it was great from start to finish. I want to give special recognition to Shin for being an outstanding waitress and Stephen for cooking an excellent dinner. If these 3 recent visits are a sign, it definitely seems this restaurant is back on the path to better food, management, and service which is great to see after being a restaurant staple in Memphis for many years.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Off the chart. The food is so good. Great time and atmosphere.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This was my second dinner within the last week, and it was just as good as the last. We were seated immediately at our reservation time and had Shin as our server and Tony as our chef. Both are excellent and have been here since I started coming to this location over 20 years ago it seems. The food was delicious as well, especially the cold water lobster tails and shrimp sauté. I will be back again soon!

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Had to wait for our table even with reservations. Chef was boring and not into it. Food was average to below average not what was expected compared to Kobe. Would not recommend at all for the price.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Tony is awesome and our food was perfect although I was able to eat everything so either I'm more ambitious than I used to be or the potions were smaller. Bartender was very slow and both drinks I ordered were incorrect and the service was slower than in past visits.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 12, 2017

On this particular visit, the entire experience was great! We were seated at our reservation time, service was friendly and efficient, and the cook was engaging with excellent food across all items. Lastly, the manager did stop by to ask how everything was going. Hopefully, this visit is a sign for the future and if so, I will continue to return!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Husband's birthday

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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Brought our 4 year old and 2 year old to Habachi ... and they loved it!!!! Other family's with toddlers there as well and a hit. Kids want to know when they can go back!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fun
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Everything except my waitress was great. The chef Tony was amazing

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Less than average food. Was over priced

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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Food and services were great , The atmosphere was very nice

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Memphis)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Our particular cook applied too much seasoning on all of the food except the rice. He was really heavy handed. In previous visits I have not experienced this issue before.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

First Time visiting Benihana's and it was for my anniversary. Made reservations online but still had to wait to be seated. Plates were dirty and I had to ask for some clean ones. Those came out and they were dirty too. They charge you extra for fried rice at a Teppanyaki place??? I couldn't understand that. Not sure how long this establishment has been there but for it suppose to be an upscale place, it looks raned down.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

We didn't get seated. Customer service was rude and unpleasant. My reservation was for 3:45 And I was there 15 minutes early and they would not seat me or my guest. I had one party member that was 2 minutes late and they would not sit us. Management would not talk to me.. I don't feel I have to beg anyone to spend money with them. My last time attempting to eat here

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food was mediocre and over priced. I've eaten at other Benihanas so I was pretty surprised and disappointed.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Rice was dry. Food taste was not what I recalled a couple months ago. Meat not juicy but dry. Portions were small compared to other Japanese steak houses locally but prices were higher

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 (Memphis)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Our hibachi chef was spectacular, gave my girl's daughter an entertaining night. Food was tasty and the appetizers came out in a timely fashion before the big meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date
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