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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Benihana - Plymouth Meeting Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (20)
Special Occasion (17)
Kid-friendly (14)
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Good for Birthdays (14)
Fun (12)
Good for a Date (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Casual (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Authentic (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Business Meals (3)
Cozy (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Romantic (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
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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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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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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always my favorite place to go for girlfriends night out to dinner

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Entertaining presentation, good food, on expensive side.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Absolutely terrible experience. Food is sub par and service is even worse. Went on our anniversary and it was aneyikd awful experience

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

overall very nice. Service was very good. Waitress was very good and pleasant.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Love this place but this visit was not a good one! Our server was MIA most of the time, forgot to get us our rice, had to ask twice for it, never came around for drink refills - had to ask others for them. Our food was overcooked and the cook seemed nervous and not very good at his cooking. My shrimp were burned on one side, the chicken was undercooked, and the onions too were scorched. Very disappointed this visit.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Always a great night, lite entertainment and great food as expected

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Our waitress wasn’t the best we never received refills she was barely around but we did enjoy our meal and the company at our table but service was way off but the waiter at the table next to us was great from what we could see also our guest that sat with us had to get up and go find her the costumer service on her half was horrible but I would come back just would not suggest her as a waitress

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My husband and I had a great time at Benihana for our date night! We arrived early for our reservation and were able to sit at the bar in the meantime. The service there was ok. The hostess let us know when we could come to our table and we had a lovely meal. The food was great (more than enough to eat!!) and we enjoyed the people we sat with as well.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Excellent! I've never has a hibachi experience, and our chef and server were great. The food was delicious and well worth the price for a 5-course meal. We also had sushi for an appetizer and the banana tempura for dessert. Everything was excellent. Will come back for another special occasion.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Although, our party of 5 was late for the reservation, Benihana’s was very accommodating and patient with us.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Fun time for all at Benihana for 8 yo bday dinner. All ages enjoyed the cuisine and atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great early dinner with my kids. They love seeing the food kicked in front of them and the servers are always attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a great time at this restaurant! It was the first time we were there and we will definitely be back. We wanted a place to take her three grandchildren-a kid friendly restaurant and this one fits the bill. Not only did my grandchildren love the food but also the entertainment that goes along with the preparation and serving of the food at the table. They did a great job!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Went with the kids for my wife's birthday. We had a very attentive server and the chef was great - personable, funny, entertaining. My only issue was the cost of the kids beverages. $3.50 for club soda is a little insulting, so is $4.00 for lemonade. Also the pricing on the receipt did not match the menu pricing - only off by a little but still annoying that it was incorrect. No problem getting it corrected but still we shouldn't have to watch receipts that closely. Otherwise it was a fun night and we'll be back - but the kids can have water this time - hopefully there is no charge for that!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very disappointed with the food, getting our order correct the first time, table chef was off his game - missing multiple food tosses. I had 7 guests and didn't like having 4 guests (2 children, 2 adults) added to the table. There was no room for the plates so they had to stay near the hot surface so most of the meal spilled trying to get it from the plate to be eaten.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Everything tasted the same. Less options than other teppanyaki places in the area. Very costly; $80 for two people who ordered chicken and no alcohol. Was too loud to hear my husband or the waitress. Would not return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food was good but the service and atmosphere was poor. They forgot to give us our rice and only brought it at the end of our meal when we asked about it. Ice Cream came with our meal but they didn't bring it until we asked for it. The vent over the hibachi cooking table was obviously not working and smoke flowed over us the whole time the cook was cooking making me sneeze constantly. It was FREEZING in the whole restaurant and my husband went out to the car to get blankets for both of us. Ugh! The cook was ok. The food was ok. The rest of the evening was miserable for a special occasion. We are usually Benihana fans but not at this location which needs a renovation.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Enjoyed every moment and the food was fresh and delicious.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Went to celebrate a co-workers birthday. Service was terrible! Over $300 bill & definitely not worth it based on service we received. Had it not been such a special occasion, we would’ve walked out prior to receiving our drinks.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Went for my girl friends bday and she loved it. It's a very family oriented place but still nice. We enjoyed ourselves

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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Excellent location, great restaurant for you and old and this trip happened to be at the request of our 11 year old for his birthday dinner. Staff is always friendly, the chefs put on a great show and the food portion is plentiful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Benihana is always one of our favorite places to eat even though it is about 45 minutes away from home. The food and service during this trip was probably the best we've had and it was the first time we had a table to ourselves. The food was, as always, fantastic.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 4, 2017

New corporate policy on garlic butter... how cheap can you be??

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Neither service or food was good. The server was not attentive. The food was expensive for what it was and there seemed to be quite a few upcharges.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Our server twice didn't get the drink order correct and wasn't very attentive in making sure the whole party had water or refilling them. The show was meh but good was good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Had a great birthday meal with my family. Food and service was excellent tonight.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

They forgot to make my food, so by the time I got my food, everyone else was done.

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

The worst experience ever at Benihana.
Food was good , wait was horrible. Beer glasses were dirty waitress did not speak loud enough, and ended up yelling. We were given a free hourdourv and it was cold. I'm sorry but I will not recommend your place ever...
And to let you know , we love Benihanas ...
I guess I will continue to visit Benihana in Orange county .

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 15, 2017

It was great and entertaining! Food was amazing.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

The food was just okay and the chef was nice and fun, but my server kept forgetting and mishearing my orders it was evident to the other parties at the table. Over all it was ok for the price.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 9, 2017

I would have given this 5 stars but we were celebrating my daughter's birthday and although they did come out and sing, they brought her a small bowl of WHIP CREAM! This was not an inexpensive meal and for them not to give her a scoop of ice cream or piece of cake, I was disappointed as was she. : (

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

My husband and I took our daughter there on August 7 for her 10th birthday celebration. We enjoyed our experience very much, and the food was delicious.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great atmosphere the employees are friendly. Fun experience for adults and children.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Fun, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Chef would not accommodate needs of customer. Server messed up bill.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

My mom's Birthday

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

The chef was the worst this time. I love Benihana but the chef was horrible not entertaining at all. The food still came out okay. Just not the best time I had there.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Everyone had a great time and the food was great. We come back every year to celebrate my son's birthday.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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