Benihana - Plymouth Meeting

4.4
803 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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 is conveniently located next to the Plymouth Meeting Mall and directly across AMC theaters. Stop in for a pre-movie dinner show or join us after your shopping spree. Enjoy your Benihana favorites in half the time with our Express Lunch, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good

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G
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my third time coming and I loved our chef. He kept my 5 year old interested in what he was doing, while interacting with everyone at the table.

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NB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Last minute dinner with friends. The food was delicious however the service was lacking. I informed the server that I would want to place a to go order and after providing 1 round of drinks , he did not come back until after we were all done with our meals. I actually had to ask the hibachi chef to get our server so I could place my to go order at which point the kitchen was closing and I thought that I may not be able to place my order. Thankfully I was able to.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was extremely nice. The chef was really great. Overall awesome experience.

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great time for dinner. Was celebrating my granddaughter's birthday and she loved the experience! Especially when they sang to her in English and Japanese. Can't wait to go back!

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AA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef was amazing, food was amazing. Server did an excellent job and was very attentive to the table.

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B
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We eat at Benihana frequently but the last two visits have not been great. Food quality was poor and the chefs were just OK. Salad portions were half of what they have been in the past. Like to go hear but my husband and I have been disappointed by the last two visits:(

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was amazing

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LB
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. My third time coming here. It’s always a bit slow at the start but once the chef gets going it’s delicious food and an enjoyable time.

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EG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place!! The food & the atmosphere is perfect for date night or girls outing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our daughter (5 years old) out for a Valentine’s Day celebration and we all had a great time. The food was delicious and the experience was entertaining. After dinner, our daughter told us she wanted to live there! Haha Booking through open table made the reservation process so easy. We will definitely be doing this again.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hostess, servers, and chefs were awesome! Everyone was very nice and accomodating for my sons 8th birthday!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day

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EG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and staff

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OB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was great.. But the hostess was very nasty and rude. I wish she hadn't sitted my family because she ruined the experience

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It was my first time there it was a wonderful experience the chef was nice all the staff was polite in the ambience was perfect it is one of those places that if you want to celebrate with a group of friends or if you don't mind sharing a table with others to have a good time. The food was magnificent and it was very reasonably priced I'll definitely go again. The drinks from the bar were also delicious

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere was great, so was the food, and the drinks. Overall it was a good experience and looking forward to returning.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was my daughters birthday. Food was good , I didn’t like the dressing with the salad , other than that , everything was healthy, clean and the building was very clean and classy

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CC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Trying to celebrate our 10 year old's birthday - the chef seemed inexperienced and clearly had a cold (sneezing multiple times during the food preparation and with a red/irritated nose). But the worst part was that, after the meal was served, a bug fell from the ventilator onto the cooking area - the waitress was afraid to pick it up and ran for her manager. We had the pleasure of watching the bug squirm while the manager made his way over. For our trouble, the manager gave us $40 in gift cards (but failed to offer a gift card to the other guest at the shared table - we gave $20 of the gift cards to the other guest). To add further insult, the waitress and manager refused to allow us to use the gift card to pay for the meal - they claimed it is only allowed to be used for future meals. Clearly not the special birthday meal we were hoping for.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration with co-workers

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Enjoyed Ourselves!

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t
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I ordered a Filet mignon medium rare they did not cook it right it was cold in the middle and a lot of fat on it not worth eating my rice was over cooked the onions was burnt all around not a good experience I don’t think I will be going back for a while

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time as usual!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Reconnecting with a college

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were celebrating a birthday. My birthday girlfriend is gluten free and so her meal was not prepared at the hibachi table but in the kitchen. The chef prepared all of our meals except the birthday girl never got her dinner. We were told the kitchen was backed up and they manager offered to prepare her meal and package it to go. We said NO THANKS! the celebration was ruined. We will never go back even though they gave us 2) desert comps good for the NEXT time we dine at the restaurant— well, we won’t be going back EVER! What a huge disappointment and the manager really didn’t care. The waiters didn’t care... we were ignored and it was a very sad birthday celebration!

Don’t patronize this restaurant— they don’t care about their customers.

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C
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed Benihana. The food was very good, although the chicken was a little dry, but still tasty. The filet mignon and shrimp were delicious. Our Chef was very friendly and not too fast so we were entertained well. Will definitely go again.

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r
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and drinks were good

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c
Atlantic City
29 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven't been for a while glad my daughter wanted to go there for her 25th birthday

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MP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

This restaurant is so overrated. The food is good but the service was not great at all. When we place our order the waiter asked if we wanted white rice or chicken rice the entire table agreed to chicken rice. He failed to tell us that the chicken rice was an additional $4+ more and you really couldn’t find the chicken in it. Our chef was new and it was his very first day so you know how that went but he was nice. My sushi and appetizer arrived when everyone was almost done eating. He waiter just said the sushi chef was backed up. We were celebrating a birthday so we weren’t going to let that be ruined. We made the most of it. Would I go back... no. I prefer Japanese Hibachi in Jenkingtown.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Average night out. Kids enjoy the experience. It’s worth the extra money for the added entertainment. Some chefs are more interactive than others.

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JA
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Standard Benihana restaurant, having eaten at several of them. However, the guy cooking the food was obviously new and I had to tell him to recook the shrimp as he served it to us too quickly. If they are going to use someone new, there should be supervision.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Ok food could be more favorable .

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JJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We always love the food and the food preparation show! It's a bit expensive, so we reserve it for special occasions. The thing I don't like is that if, for example, you only are a party of 4, you usually get seated with someone you don't know since they usually seat about 8 at the grilling tables. This makes private conversation pretty much impossible.

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SR
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

really good food would've been nice to have a private table becouse I was on a date but over all great service.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Promotion dinner

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The atmosphere was warm and inviting and the service was amazing. I was not impressed with the food for the amount of money we spent, it was just OK.

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MW
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the best time ever! We celebrated our sons 21st Birthday and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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RO
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

It was a LOT of food...but the food was just ok. The presentation was spectacular but I'm not sure it was worth the price.

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AM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A good place for a great meal, the Teppanyaki cooking style allows you to interact with others and sometimes the conversation can be strange. Overall very good food.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very interactive

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