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About Benihana - Memphis
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 Memphis is located in East Memphis off of Poplar Ave. and I-240, across from the Hilton Hotel.Take a seat at one of our 22 teppanyaki tables, prepare for a show like no other and watch as your personal chef shows off their skills. Happy Hour is offered from 5-7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 4-7 p.m. on Fridays. Enjoy signature cocktails, specialty sushi rolls and an assortment of appetizers starting at just $3.00. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more.
Memphis, TN 38120
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Benihana - Memphis Ratings and Reviews
The waiter was nice but very inexperienced. None of his "tricks" were executed correctly. Additionally he sent a raw egg across the grill that cracked open on my designer purse.
The food was okay, but this was definitely not my most favorite Benihana experience.
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 - Reservation for Larry Elrod.
It was my husband's 50th birthday and he had never been to Benihana. I surprised him by saying that we were going somewhere that required reservations. We had reservations for 6:30, but arrived a little prior to 6:00 pm - by 6:15 we were seated. The waitress was great in that she immediately took our drink order and soon our food order. The chef was awesome and we loved every minute of his presentation. We had chicken/shrimp w/fried rice and the food was DELICIOUS! The waitstaff sang happy birthday in English and Japanese. Finally she took a picture of me, my husband and our granddaughter. It was so much fun - we'll be back again!!
I love the food at Benihana but over the years price go up and quantity goes down. I have been to other Japanese restaurants and they have the quantity but not necessarily the taste. My son and I love going to Benihana but I am going to have to reconsider because the quantity is not worth the value.
We got to the restaurant and the waitress took forever to get our drinks and take our orders. Then when the chef came to cook he was confused and screwed up several people's orders- including mine. He didn't offer to make it right or comp it. Then we started eating the food and it was horrible! We have eaten at Benihana's all over the country and never had a bad experience until then. The meal took almost 3 hours, the staff was rude and slow, and they didn't even do hardly any tricks that they normally do at the grill! Not a good experience!
This use to be one of my favorite restaurants. I don't know what has happened to it now. There was hardly nobody in there but yet the wait was 45 minutes. Also, they charge you now for garlic butter. Who does that. The food wasn't good. The service wasn't good. Overall it was just bad.
I want to say I'm a loyal Benihana's customer from city to city like Atlanta,Minneapolis,Chicago,Milwaukee and Memphis was the worst I ever seen the food was not natural ingredients the chicken was like rubber the service was bad it was a bad experience for 117.00 dollars
The evening we went to Benihana, the air conditioning was out, and they didn't TELL us- we had to suffer through the meal at 85 degrees and several teppanyakis running, and the heat affected all of us negatively. Our chef, John, was the only high point of our experience, and he really seemed to care about the food and keeping us happy (not in a clown way, but in a customer service way).
Our group of six was seated in a timely manner after being courteously greeted by the hostess. Our chef was somewhat entertaining, and our food was prepared to order. My only complaint is that our waitress was not attentive to our needs. She appeared to be friends with the other group of 3 who were seated with our party. We were not served drinks or refills promptly, and requests for soy sauce went unheeded. This put a damper on an otherwise great evening. The food is not inexpensive, so prompt and friendly service should be a given.
Food was good, took almost 2-1/2 hours to complete meal due to newbie chef. You would think that they would have training to get the hibachi chefs up to speed before they put them in front of a table. The chef did the best he could and the food was good but it took way way too long.
I specifically made a reservation stating the occasion was for a 28th birthday. We arrived at the restaurant and waited around for about 10min until we realized we were going to be sat down at the same hibachi table with a family that had 4 really rowdy children. We have kids of our own so we understand. We ended up sitting in the lounge area. I have been to 2 different Benihanas in the DFW area, Little Rock, Seattle and here- this one was terrible food wise compared to their other locations. The fried rice was tasteless and had pieces of what seemed like precooked, frozen chicken pieces in it (so not the rice you get when you sit at the table). My filet mignon was pretty tasteless as well. We will probably be back but we won't make the mistake of sitting in the lounge if we want hibachi. Our server was very nice. Thankfully this wasn't my official birthday dinner.
I love the food!!! However, the wait times can be excessive. The garlic butter from Benihana separates the taste of the rice from other places in the city. Just a suggestion I know it was probably costly the old way of cooking the rice with the garlic butter but I think they should at least use more than a scoop of garlic butter .
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