About Benihana - Atlanta - Buckhead
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 located inside the 285 beltway in the historical city of Buckhead. The restaurant is on Peachtree Street, just three miles south of Lenox Square shopping mall and the legendary Legoland Atlanta. For lovers of the theatre and the arts, Benihana is only three miles from Midtown, home of the famous Fox Theatre and the High Museum of Art. Benihana Buckhead features 19 teppanyaki tables where showman chefs perform nightly on the hibachi grill. Abundant free parking. An 18% service charge is added to all checks for parties eight or more.
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 - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Benihana - Atlanta - Buckhead Ratings and Reviews
This restaurant has really gone down hil ...
This restaurant has really gone down hill over the years. The customer service is subpar. We arrived at 6:30 for our reservation and were not greeted by our waiter until 7:05, only after I went to the maitre'd stand and complained. The manager was rude. We did not receive drinks until 7:20. Save your money and go to another restaurant.
The ONLY problem that we had was the hib ...
The ONLY problem that we had was the hibachi where we were seated literally blew smoke in our faces - the 4 of us at that end of the hibachi were coughing and having some difficulty breathing - the family at the other end work at this Benihana and knew of this problem when the A/C is on - It was bad enough that IF we return, we will request another hibachi with better
ventilation - it could not be healthy !!!! Evidently, your management knows of this problem as the husband at the end of the table that was NOT effected said that it is a well-known fact!
Be warned it is very difficult to change ...
Be warned it is very difficult to change a reservation and if you are even one minute late they will cancel your reservation and you will wait and wait sometimes for well over an hour. Apparently it is ok for you to wait 15-30 minutes for a chef to appear!
We went to Benihana for a lunch before h ...
We went to Benihana for a lunch before heading to the High Museum. This is not the place you go if you are in a hurry. The service is a little slow but the food and 'entertainment' more than makes up for this! My kids and I really enjoyed our experience here. I have a VERY picky eater and he really enjoyed his meal and was making plans to return!
Staff wasn't the best we sat for 25 minu ...
Staff wasn't the best we sat for 25 minutes and no one came by to take our drink orders at least, it wasn't busy at all for us to get serviced poorly, the chef cooking our meal was the best part, he had a lot of personality and was great!
I LOVE the food. That is the only reason ...
I LOVE the food. That is the only reason I visit either of the Atlanta Benihana locations. Unfortunately dining here is no longer a pleasurable experience. Benihana needs to reclaim their brand and clean up some of these underperforming locations. A reservation here is of little value. No need to be on Open Table. You are just as well to just show up.
We waited an Entire HOUR, from the time ...
We waited an Entire HOUR, from the time we sat at the table before we got our SOUP and SALAD/before the cook came. The Cook "PEDRO" his cooking skills are excellent. We was very pleasant and entertaining to the children. Any special cooking request we had like adding certain sauces to food while cooking, etc... he did it with no resistance or hesitation.
This was my annual birthday celebration ...
This was my annual birthday celebration trip. I always enjoy dining at Benihana. The food is always delicious. The ambiance is always wonderful. This trip was really enhanced by our Chef Frederick. Frederick was the most entertaining chef that I have had since I started patronizing Benihana. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We can't wait until our next visit!
i brought my wife there for her birthday ...
i brought my wife there for her birthday. The food was great as always .
Sorry we miss Frederick who we normally sit with but got a chance to speak with him going out the door.
Can't wait till our next visit!!!!
Being n our 60-70 we like to come early so we can get back home and out of traffic. The manager was so accommodating.....
Thanks for making my wife day special!!!!!
Food was delicious as it always is at Be ...
Food was delicious as it always is at Benihana. The people at our table were not so nice. The chef was good but he didn't really go the extra mile to entertain. It might have been thanks to the surly women sitting next to our party but it was a little disappointing.
I'm a frequent visitor to this location; ...
I'm a frequent visitor to this location; however, on the particular day (6/25/16) during lunch the food was extremely under seasoned! I ate 1/4 of my plate and took the rest home. Usually the food is still great the next day, but in this instance it was just as bad as the first day. We will request a different chef the next time we go.
Our waitress was super sweet and attenti ...
Our waitress was super sweet and attentive our Chef on the other hand I felt like he kept giving me the least amount out of everyone and it was my birthday plus he forgot my onions altogether so I wasn't happy about that. Not a big deal but I won't get him again. Overall same experience athe Benihana, same choo-choo train.
Benihana should be REMOVED from Opentabl ...
Benihana should be REMOVED from Opentable for Horrible Customer Service and Terrible Management long wait time with reservations, long wait for food and drinks, No organization what so ever Bad attitudes from employees to management, lack of professionalism!!! Overall for the money being spent you can find and establishment that appreciates You.. Have a Blessed Day
I really loved the Benihana's experience ...
I really loved the Benihana's experience, however I don't think the value of food is good for the amount of money paid. Basically you're being served quite a bit of rice and small amounts of everything else ... for a lot of money. Please make it better! And more Valuable!
I have been to this location on several ...
I have been to this location on several occasions during lunch and it has always a good experience except for the wait, in which I didn't trip too much. I took my Dad for Father's Day and people had to complain about patrons at another table, including myself because they were extremely loud and disrespectful as far as their language goes and there were small kids all around. Our waitress and the manager said something to them but they continued until they left building. I as though the manager should have put forth a better effort towards controlling things, because he was chancing loosing more business with those that were aggravated with this issue. The next thing was, the chef took a long time to get all of the food out to everyone. It was good once we received it but he needs to learn how to prepare the food items at a faster pace. Once again, the wait because it looked obvious that there were more people than there were cooks. There were a few tables still vacant and quite a few people waiting.
I suggested to have dinner at Benihana in buckhead since it was closer and thinking it was buckhead, that it'd be the same (if not better) as my previous experience with the one in downtown that was great. However, that was not the case.
First thing was I could not get a hold of the restaurant. I called about 10 times trying to make a reservation, only to get a machine and phone ringing every time. Finally, I tried making the online reservation which surprisingly is legit.
Secondly, it took forever from the time we were seated for our chef to come out and even then, he was not ready. He had to apologize and run into the kitchen numerous times. We arrived at the restaurant at 6:10pm and did not finish dinner until 8:30pm. The "appetizer shrimp" didn't come until half of everyone's meal was already served and done. My fried rice was cold by the time my filet was finally cooked.
Finally, our server was terrible! We could not find her anywhere to ask for anything. When we did see her, she was standing around talking and laughing with other workers. The chef had to stop and go into the kitchen to get my friend her steamed white rice.
Overall, it was a bad experience and my friends and I will not be returning nor will we recommend this location to anyone. I shouldn't have given them the benefit of the doubt and listened to Yelp.
Fun lunch spot for a group
We visited as a work group for a team member's birthday and it was a great time. The restaurant is perfect for a group - we had 7 but you could have 8 at a table. The food was delicious and the birthday girl was treated to a free dessert which was thoughtful. Ample parking (free) and great service. Plan on about an hour and a half if you're getting hibachi.
I made a reservation to Benihana for a p ...
I made a reservation to Benihana for a party of 7 for yesterday evening at 9 p.m. to celebrate my nephew’s Pre-K graduation. We were seated approximately 5 minutes after 9:00 p.m. because our hosted stated that our table was not yet ready. We were eventually seated at one of the tables that was already prepped when we got there. After being seated it took 15 minutes before our server, Chris, to acknowledge our table and to get our drink orders. The quality of customer service, professionalism and the Benihana experience that I am accustomed to was non-existed and my hopes that it would get better diminished as the night progressed. We watched as our server went above and beyond for larger tables as we waited to get something as simple as refill or order our main entrees. At one point, we had someone in our party go and ask a server at another table for a drink refill which she got immediately.
After ordering our main entrée, it took the chef over 30 minutes to come out to our table. The disturbing part of it all is there were 5 parties that were seated well after us who had a seamless process from being seated to the chef wowing the party with amazing tricks that Benihana is known for. These parties had their needs attended to and the chef out in 35 minutes from the time that their parties were seated. Honestly every party that were seated after us had quick and efficient service. It took 1 and 1/2 hours before our chef made it to the table and that was after I went to our server, Chris, inquiring why it was taking so long. Our dishes were not done until 11 p.m. and the food was not up to par last evening. We spoke with the kitchen manager, Arata Wakiyama, about why our service did not mirror the typical Benihana experience or emulate the surrounding service we were witnessing with our very own eyes. Mr. Wakiyama offered us a series of excuses that were similar to the ones offered by Chris. The overall experience was not what was expected.
Not what I expected
The place was very cold .. Although we had a reservation even after all of my party was present we still had to wait almost 30 minutes to be seated .. The bathrooms were not very nice at all and could use a make over ...food was just ok .. The chef was distracted while cooking ...needless to say I won't be back !
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