About Benihana - Plymouth Meeting

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.

508 W Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH:
Monday - 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:
Plymouth Meeting Mall Parking Lot. Between Boscov's and AMC Movie theater.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(610) 832-5924

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/plymouth-meeting

Public Transit:
Septa Bus Routes include 27, 98 and the L bus.

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour (In Lounge Only)
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu, 4pm-7pm
Fri, 5pm-7pm

Happy Hour Specials include 1/2 price sushi rolls, appetizer's, wine and specialty cocktails.

Benihana - Plymouth Meeting Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Good for a Date (24)
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Good for Birthdays (24)
Kid-friendly (22)
Fun (18)
Casual (16)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Authentic (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Healthy (7)
Romantic (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Cozy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Spicy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Business Meals (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Very good food, service was a little slow but they were very busy. Great meal overall.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We went to celebrate husband/father’s birthday. Turns out the 4 people we shared a table with were celebrating a birthday too.
A good time was had by all.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was not authentic at all and extremely overpriced. The server was ok but our chef had no talent and over peppered all of our food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We arrived at 3pm was seated at 3:05 and was told by the server at 3:10 that we could not order lunch! We were celebrated my fathers 74th birthday and so we stayed and paid dinner prices.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2018

First time there
Look forward to going again
Very enjoyable dining

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Waiter was efficient but disinterested. One year old seated beside us was cute but noisy. Food was very tasty but lukewarm. We were seated in the “lounge” area of the restaurant and both ordered the filet mignon and chicken combo 6 course meal. The soup was lukewarm. The salad was OK. The shrimp appetizer arrived on the plate with our entree and sides. Both steaks had a few “nasty bits” but the flavor was really good. Unfortunately the main plate items were again just lukewarm. No tea was ever offered. My ice cream was served in a bowl clearly fresh from the dish washer, in other words melted on the bottom. Not a great overall experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful celebration with husband kids and grandkid

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Everything about the dinner went exceptionally well. From the cocktail to the entree. Outstanding! The birthday guy enjoyed every bit of his celebration! And he wanted to know when were we coming back!!! Thank you!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful place 5 and 6 course meals worth the money not that expensive meals under 35 great wonderful entertainment chefs are awesome

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Romantic, Cozy, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I find this restaurant meets all of my food standards - each course succeeds and the quality is what I want. I would eat here more often if my family budget was greater!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for a Date, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Chef was nice and funny. Seating on time . Service was good and food was excelkent

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

First time dining and was great ? Wish there was one where I live

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great dining experience

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Good to get out and eat for the evening. Calm and pleasant.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We have dinner at Benihana's several times a year. Chefs are amazing and the food was very good. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We’ve been going to Benihana for 5+ years. They recently decided to change their zucchini servings to one mix of the onions AND the zucchini, however, I hate onions and didn’t know of this new idea they do. This was a real surprise and a real bummer.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had a birthday celebration but why do you ask when you don’t give something?????

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I was really disappointed in my visit to Benihana, as were my friends I went with. I've been to quite a few Hibachi restaurants and this was extremely below my expectations. The food was quite expensive for being so bland. There was no flavor, the chicken was chewy and didn't taste fresh, and the waitress got our order wrong. It was a New Years Day dinner and overall I was not happy at all.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Overall, the experience was good. My family enjoyed it and it was reasonably priced. The restaurant and chefs were less clean than I would like, but it was a very busy night.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service. Nice atmosphere .........................Xxxx

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for an early dinner with friends. Food and service was great. We sat near rear and it was cold, could feel a breeze coming in. All around a good experience.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Place is terrible! Stay away. Food is gross and atmosphere is loud and obnoxious

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great fun. Kids loved it (4 & 7) and the chef put on a great show to entertain them. A bit expensive but lots of good food and kids menu was a bargain.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great as usual! My husband and I are regulars! Love the Land and Sea!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Everything was great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Host insisted we could only order off of the Holiday Menu, which was mostly seafood and meat combination dinners. When I showed him the print in the Holiday Menu that stated "regular menu available upon request" I was told I could only have one for my party of five. I am not a seafood eater, my daughter is a vegetarian, It was near impossible to order chicken only hibachi and vegetable fried rice. The chef spoke very minimal incoherent English. His fingernails were filthy. We did not receive the green tea that I paid for. $160 plus tip later for the five of us, Worst decision ever for a Special Christmas Dinner.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Family Event for Christmas Eve. Lots of fun for all ages.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, People Watching, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

They chef was great and his food was amazing. He was extremely pleasant a great combination to have with upfront service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great service and food

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

My family loves Benihana and we’ve eaten there for years. Even though we live in PA, we typically drive to Cherry Hill, NJ for Benihana, simply because it’s never been a bad experience. However, we recently went to the Benihana In Plymouth Meeting, PA, and it was a horrendous service experience. The waitress was awful, and after taking our order disappeared basically. The whole table sat waiting for plates to be removed and drinks to be refilled, the Chef drowned the food in so much pepper that everyone nearly choked on it, the appetizer order we placed never arrived, and when we brought our concerns to the manager on duty, he basically disregarded us. As much of a fan I am of Benihana, I’ll NEVER go to the one in Plymouth Meeting ever again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Many teppanaki restaurants just don’t do it like Benihana anymore. The show, the food, and the fun are in full regale here and was perfect for a business celebration lunch. Recommended.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great food will b back real soon quick seating great people working there luv it

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Organic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

New nurse celebration

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The only reason I docked a star was because the restaurant lost my reservation - which I made weeks in advance - but immediately rectified the problem. I wasn’t happy that the restaurant lost my birthday reservation but they more than made up for it with everything else!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The food was perfect and the chef was entertaining. We try to get there a couple times a year.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We were very disappointed when we dined here. They were out of calamari and had asked for more wasabi for our sushi and did not get it. The cooking surface was not turned on so we had to wait over 10 minutes until the chef came out again while our food was sitting out We will probably not be going back and it is shame because we love going there.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great people, great food and great fun, thank you for making my birthday exciting.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Fun, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, People Watching, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I have to begin by saying(1) that the food was actually pretty good and (2) that this was one of the weirdest experiences of our entire lives.We came here to use my $30 off birthday certificate&it was also our first time at Benihana.We sat down with two other couples and immediately knew this was going to be a weird night.Immediately my water was overfilled and the woman to the other side of the table made a huge deal about it&we knew that they were going to be difficult&make all of the servers and chefs very flustered and because of that my husband and I just tried to smile, laugh and enjoy our date night&not pay attention to them.They went on to correct the chef multiple times during his presentation,tell the servers that they were getting them the incorrect sauces, extra dressings, multiple waters and sodas even if they weren't finished with the ones that they had.With how shaken the staff was, our presentation was not the best and our food wasn't cooked properly because the chef had to cater to this couples ridiculous demands (more butter, cooked more, i want my vegetables and meat mixed together, cut my meat in the opposite direction)..&then the weirdest part was that the couple ordered an additional steak which when the server went through to ensure that our orders were accurate was never brought up.but then when the couple didn't receive it at the end of the meal were OUTRAGED.To the point where the manager came over and assured them and guaranteed that he put the steak on the plate himself (he didn't)they called his bluff&everyone got even more uncomfortable.Now they forgot my white rice as well as the entire table's ice cream and tea and gave us the incorrect check twice. The bathroom floors were incredibly sticky and gross&2people at our table had to request new flatware or plates because they weren't cleaned properly.This review is after a dinner on a Monday night so maybe it was just an off time for this crew and I know that the customers were difficult

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything was amazing food service they show everything

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Casual, Seasonal, Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Spicy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Just what my granddaughter wanted! Our hibachi chef was very good, doing all the fun things you expect. Obevof our group ordered the lobster sushi roll and was very happy with it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups
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