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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
Extremely over priced. The building and the atmosphere are dated and heavily in need of upgrades. You're paying luxury prices in a not so luxurious building. And they charge for fried rice and water. What the hell? I'll just stick to all the other hibachi options in Memphis.
This was my third visit within 3 weeks, and it was great from start to finish. I want to give special recognition to Shin for being an outstanding waitress and Stephen for cooking an excellent dinner. If these 3 recent visits are a sign, it definitely seems this restaurant is back on the path to better food, management, and service which is great to see after being a restaurant staple in Memphis for many years.
This was my second dinner within the last week, and it was just as good as the last. We were seated immediately at our reservation time and had Shin as our server and Tony as our chef. Both are excellent and have been here since I started coming to this location over 20 years ago it seems. The food was delicious as well, especially the cold water lobster tails and shrimp sauté. I will be back again soon!
Tony is awesome and our food was perfect although I was able to eat everything so either I'm more ambitious than I used to be or the potions were smaller. Bartender was very slow and both drinks I ordered were incorrect and the service was slower than in past visits.
On this particular visit, the entire experience was great! We were seated at our reservation time, service was friendly and efficient, and the cook was engaging with excellent food across all items. Lastly, the manager did stop by to ask how everything was going. Hopefully, this visit is a sign for the future and if so, I will continue to return!
First Time visiting Benihana's and it was for my anniversary. Made reservations online but still had to wait to be seated. Plates were dirty and I had to ask for some clean ones. Those came out and they were dirty too. They charge you extra for fried rice at a Teppanyaki place??? I couldn't understand that. Not sure how long this establishment has been there but for it suppose to be an upscale place, it looks raned down.
We didn't get seated. Customer service was rude and unpleasant. My reservation was for 3:45 And I was there 15 minutes early and they would not seat me or my guest. I had one party member that was 2 minutes late and they would not sit us. Management would not talk to me.. I don't feel I have to beg anyone to spend money with them. My last time attempting to eat here
My family and I go to Benihana In Indianapolis, IN frequently - at least 2-4 times per month. I suggested to my friend while I was visiting her that we try her Benihana in Memphis, TN. It was horrible - service, food and choice of sauces - the best part was the sushi. I was upset as we spent alot that day and everytime I go.
Our party of 4 had noon reservations to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were seated fairly quickly, but not at noon, and there were plenty of open tables. Our server was polite, but she was very slow to serve our drinks and did not offer refills without being asked. Our chef was efficient and quite entertaining for the two young children seated with us. The food was good and was abundant; we all asked for take home boxes. No photo was taken or dessert offered even though a special occasion had been specified on the reservation. It was a fun meal, but the employees all seemed to just be "going through the motions."
We showed up at 8 o'clock and were promptly seated. We were served an appetizer and drink fairly quickly but then we sat for over an hour waiting for a chef to come to our table. The waitress nor did the manager come up and say anything to us until we complained. We had a friend in from England and we're excited to take him to this restaurant. At 9:20, and hour and 20 minutes after we were seated, there was still not the shelf ins sight and the manager could not give us an estimated time. We walked and was thoroughly disappointed. We will never go back again ever!
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.
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