Benihana - Plymouth Meeting

4.2
738 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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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
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Phone number
(610) 832-5924
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Plymouth Meeting Mall Parking Lot. Between Boscov's and AMC Movie theater.
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Public transit
Septa Bus Routes include 27, 98 and the L bus.
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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.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the season with sushi! Eat, drink and be generous. For every $50 in gift cards you purchase, you'll receive a $10 promotional card.*
Available for purchase in restaurant.
*Gift card purchases must be made from 11/13/18-12/31/18. $10 promotional card valid from 1/2/19-3/31/19.

Monday, December 24, 2018

What 738 People Are Saying
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LE
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant, always a treat. every time I go i meet new and interesting people from all over. the conversation is fabulous. the chef 's are amazing cooking and entertaining you, while they cook your food right in front of you.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our first time here was very memorable. We had a great time and we loved the food ! The service was a little slow with refills but other than that absolutely no complaints.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

One of the worst experiences I’ve ever had. Food was terrible, chicken was undercooked, I made the manager aware and he took $3.00 off the bill. Last time I’ll ever visit.

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DR
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the 4th time at Beni Hana this year and I chose it for my birthday. The 4 of us were seated w/ a father and his 2 boys. We had an amazing time! All of us had something different, mostly the lunch duet or only filet and only chicken. Each of us felt our meal was the best. My filet was very tender and perfectly done med.rare; my chicken was tasty and tender. My friend loved her calamari and shrimp. Our husbands were extremely happy with their meals, too. Glenn thought his Filet was the best he'd had, both for the flavor and size of filet for the price. Although my husband is a picky eater, he liked the large portion of chicken and chicken-fried rice.
The children seated at our table were, also, frequent diners at BeniHana, eating all the different foods while wearing their chef's hats and well behaved. We commented to their father how nicely behaved his boys were, obvious to us as children at 2 other tables were running around and spilling food. It was clear to us which parent had ensured good manners.

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KA
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

it took forever to be seated I had a party of 6 and I wanted a table just for us because it was my girlfriends birthday party but that didn't happen at all.

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T
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to the Plymouth Meeting Benihana since 2009 and this most recent trip was definitely the best dining experience among many wonderful past experiences. The food was fantastic and our chef was so very entertaining. We can't wait for an opportunity to get back for another visit.

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VE
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service and food were okay. I’m not new to places like Benihana, so I wasn’t wowed by anything they did. Only thing I didn’t like was that I left there still feeling hungry. The portions were small that I personally received. It’s still worth recommending to others who would be thrilled to see the show.

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J
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It’s fair there. We did have a good server. Chef was ok. Prices a little high for amount of food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Like most Benihana locations I have visited, this one was excellent. The food is great and, especially at lunch time, well worth the price.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food is always good. Service was meh. restaurant was very dirty, food all over floor

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

From the moment the chef came out, our dinner became very awkward. He looked really upset about something, never smiled and was in a hurry to leave. I’ve been going there for several years and I’ve never had a chef not engage the way he did. He didn’t even finish off his show. Then on top of that, the waitress came by with takeout containers after we just started eating. Everyone at the table were clearly not anywhere done, but she asked who wanted takeout and desert. I. Will not return to this location

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b
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

It was a bit dirty and the experience was underwhelming. It was for my sons birthday and wasn't impressed with attitude of staff. The food was mediocre and chef we had looked bored. Nothing special. Would recommend Ooka anyday.

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S
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

First time there. The food was great. Everything our party had was cooked correct to our order. The chicken was the most tender I've had anywhere. The meal took 2 hours. We waited almost 30 to 45 minutes to get our salads and soup. It was very busy. The only problem I can see is, not enough cooks, that's what the long wait.

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b
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

good enough for what it is- it was pretty lively, basic and good show/service

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SY
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always good here. I love their sushi 🍣 too.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved our chef Juan.

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AR
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. Our chef this time was excellent and did a whole bunch of new tricks. Great for birthdays.

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JR
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My daughters greatly enjoyed the presentation, the entire family loves the cuisine.

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NK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parents birthday

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VM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We have a fun time celebrating a birthday at Benihana Plymouth Meeting. Our Chief Juan was a delight and our party of 7 loved his attention and cooking skills! We will definitely come back.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great server! Excellent cook! Wonderful personality! My daughters 13th birthday was a wonderful success!

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A
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the first for the other couple and they enjoyed it very much. It was our anniversary.

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JH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience for a place we had never heard of before. Great food with a complete 5 course meal reasonably priced, and having the chef cook right in front of us was very entertaining. Since it is communal in that they try to fill the table of 8 with other guests, you should realize that you may be sitting with strangers if you are going on a date or for an anniversary.

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SN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our chef Tenzen was entertaining and the meal was best I had yet at Benihana. It’s always an enjoyable dinner out but the service and food this time was outstanding!

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AR
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

Table in the bar was sticky and the ladies room was in terrible shape. Food was delicious but I won’t be back.

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P
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Our waitress was amazing! The chef who prepared our food was very lack luster and didn't do all the normal things that are fun and the reason why people go to hibachi in the first place. He took FOREVER to cook our food to!

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P
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The chef was great. Our waitress was terrible. She forgot several items, including an appetizer. We were four adults who were seated with a couple and 2 children - the chef made sure the kids were taken care of first, which is fine, but I would’ve rather been seated with all adults because of kids our meal took way too long. The shrimp appetizer was very scarce as it was split with the kids that didn’t eat shrimp.

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SF
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very entertaining!!! The food was great and others at the table was great to chat with. Food and service was on point!!

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M
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Where do I start?!? The dishes were dirty, I had to send back 2 plates and the new plates were dirty as well. So I then went plate surfing table to table and even that was bad. I then went to the bathroom and got paper towels to clean our plates. Onto placing our order. We asked for chicken fried rice with shrimp. The additional shrimp being $2. Fast forward to the bill. The bill arrives and it includes $8 for additional shrimp. We speak with the waitress she says oh I thought you wanted additional shrimp with your entree. How could that be possible when we were ordering fried rice not an entree? Ok. She then says well he gave you 8 shrimp. If he did sure didn’t look like 8 shrimp, however that’s not what we asked for. Manager comes and he wants to tell us how to order fried rice in the future to avoid a problem. No sir what you should be doing is owning the mistake of your waitress. Of course he did not. It won’t be a next time. Oh did I mention that was a week ago. I am just getting my point.

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MN
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

My wife and I have been to Benihana a few times and always enjoyed the food and service. We were surprised, therefore, at the lack of attention and the dramatically increased price. Benihana used to be a place I recommended people go for a fun evening. Now, I cannot.

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N
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I love coming here never a disappointment. Food is good and everyone is nice and pleasant.

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MM
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 2

We specifically mentioned it is 1) our 1st time & 2) a special occasion, with the hopes that restaurant would attempt to consider that. They did not, and we were seated at the farthest back-back table, facing the exit door. Ocean’s Treasure was a gem for me, non-meat eater; our choice to share it was not accommodated, however, which Was preposterous I admittedly felt envious of the other couple we were seated with’s veggie fried rice. Brown rice is available, though not losted on menu. Alcohol consumption is encouraged (classic up-selling), but my signature margarita was not delicious. Vegetarian sushi was phenomenal, though the fried veggie (blankig on the style name...) appetizer was just unglorified onion rings. That all being said, Benihana’s is the real treasure! I think it’s definitely a great experience to share with anyone, frankly, and hope that the management may become more cognizant, when there are “notes.” And remember that it may be any customers 1st time. Don’t let the shticks fade. Give the Maestros name tags. Offer picture-taking, as is clearly encouraged at other locations, after having seen the website. Chopsticks 🥢 could be Benihana-branded, and “keepable...” or sellable! But I digress; thanks to Open table, for asking!

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T
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Benihana is our go-to place for an amazing night out. It is a bit of a drive for us, but it is totally worth it. The food is amazing and we always go home satisfied.

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KP
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Ugh! Never again will I go here. The food was so incredibly bland. They don't tell you they're going to upcharge you for brown or chicken fried rice - they just make it seem like an option. I've just never had such unflavorful hibachi cuisine - I was shocked. The server was OK - I guess she was trying. Also think you should ban cell phones from the hibachi tables - 6 out of the 8 people at our table were on them - one of them actually even talking loudly - so much so that it took away from the whole experience. But really - it was the bad food that will keep me from returning.

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t
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was very small in portion and super over priced not worth the value finish my plate in about 12 minutes.

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JJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I like the show and preparation of the meal right at the table. However, I do not recommend having a party of just 4 like we had or else you get seated with strangers. Some people might like that, but I like just being with the people I invited.

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E
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

The bartender sold us on happy hour specials and then told us happy hour had ended after making the drinks. $20 later for 2 drinks, we went to our table. A sushi roll was forgotten and the floors generally were sticky. It was an unfortunate experience for the celebration we were hoping to have.

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N
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly staff and guests. Highly recommend!

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CW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Broken air conditioning on a 90+ day - very sticky (carpeted floors) - dirty bathrooms - server slowwwwww! Not my first time going there but def won’t be going back! Going down hill

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JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great except that we were a party of 2 and were sat with a family of 6, grands, parents and small children. Probably better to come with your own group instead of being sat with other groups.

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