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.
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 Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
Benihana - Memphis Ratings and Reviews
Great food but they didn't have any brow ...
Great food but they didn't have any brown rice left which was kind of dissapointing. Also, our chef's appearance was not the greatest. Her clothing was really unclean and almost made me not want to eat there anymore. Overall, the food was good and the sushi was amazing.
We had a reservation @ 6:30. We weren't ...
We had a reservation @ 6:30. We weren't seated until 6:50. It was then another 20 minutes before a server appeared at the table ( after a member of our party went to the host stand and asked if we had a waitress). Our server, and I apologize if there were extenuating circumstances, was terrible at best. The table was in need of a lot more tending than she was able to provide. The food was good, but not as good as it was when I used to frequent this establishment. The icing on the cake was the fact that she returned my credit card to me, and when I asked for a pen to sign the slip, she disappeared. I had to track down another server to use a pen. Pretty ridiculous. This used to be my favorite restaurant. Unfortunately, it has gone seriously downhill. We won't be back.
We had the filet and lobster. The filet ...
We had the filet and lobster. The filet was excellent but the lobster was a little rubbery. The portions were very large and Well seasoned. The drinks we had were very good and ambience was nice. Our chef had only been there 4 months so was not ready for all the tricks the seasoned chefs usually do. But he was nice and seemed to enjoy whAt he was doing.
All in all a very nice experience. We will be back in the neR future.
All was good except their air conditione ...
All was good except their air conditioner was not working properly. And it was VERY hot outside. We were uncomfortable at the restaurant. Two years ago I believe they were having the same trouble. "FIX your air, Benihana! Your cost is higher than many of the Japanese Steak houses in this area. People wont sit in the heat. " Wont be back any time soon
Waited 30 minutes after our reservation ...
Waited 30 minutes after our reservation time.
Told them it was my sons birthday and they forgot
The there were four of us and the waiter automatically added an 18% tip on the bill without asking and left the space open for me to leave an additional on top of the $39.00 he already gave himself.
When I spoke to the manager said he should nothing not even an apologize.
We've been celebrating my birthday at benihana for about 14 years now. This year was sad. The soup was cold and it took an hour for someone to start cooking our meal, Even though the restaurant was basically empty. First bad experience I've ever had there. Hopefully it's not becoming a pattern. 😕
Absolutely horrible. One of the worst di ...
Absolutely horrible. One of the worst dining experiences that my family has ever had. It took almost three hours for the chef to cook a hibachi meal.
He then admitted that this was his second week on the job and only had three days of training.
Will never go to a Benihana again.
I've been to this Benihana multiple time ...
I've been to this Benihana multiple times in the past, and have always had a great time. Not this visit... We arrived around 10 minutes early, and expected to wait until our reservation time. We did not expect to wait another 10 minutes longer due to not having enough chefs on the premises. After we finally were seated, we met our server, a very nice, helpful waitress named Shen- I believe- could be mistaken on the spelling. She was fantastic. Our chef, on the other hand, not so much. 1st, he was late. 2nd, he was cocky. 3rd, he must have been damned near brand new. He dropped most of his tricks, became embarrassed, then defensive. AND! Overcooked our food- steak and lobster- rubbery. This was also the most bland Benihana food I've ever had. I have never before needed to request salt for my rice. I've loved Benihana for years, but this may be my last visit for a very long time.
My husband and I visited for our 14th wedding anniversary and I made the hostess aware of our anniversary for acknowledgement and she said she would inform our server but forgot to do so. This was during lunch and restaurant wasn't busy at all so not sure how it was forgotten but overall we enjoyed.
Not so good
I dine here quite often but this day was ridiculous!! I booked my reservation online for 4:30, arrived at 4 and didn't get seated until 5:45!! Once we were FINALLY seated we sat at the table for another 20 minutes before our drink order was taken and before we were ever acknowledged. The only good experience about this visit was the chef and it was only his second day on the job so he made a few mistakes but that was just fine seeing that he is still learning. Even after notifying the manager of my long wait time he didn't even try to fix the situation .
Great Atmosphere for Couples
My husband and I enjoyed a date night for this evening. What a wonderful time we had. Thank you to the service and wonderful food. The night was magical and we enjoyed the chef's fun play during the meal preparation. It was what we needed away from the kids.
Benihana's provided the expected quality, entertainment, and service that they are known for. It is great to celebrate birthdays or special occasions. They take a photo and sing "Happy Birthday" in English and Japanese. It's a fun time at the tables and the chefs provide their own entertainment. We go there annually for birthdays.
Not very happy
Was not very happy cook did no tricks like last cook wasn't enough food you could see him counting the food when distributed did one trick and it didn't work so he didn't try any more this was my bday and I invited friends told them all about it and nothing
Will not return
We had a reservation, our whole party arrived early, the hostess was very rude, we waited over an hour to be seated, and she continued to seat people with reservations after ours, before us. The manager did not care, and was not helpful. The price was very high for such bad service. We will not be returning.
We love going to Benihana. I love the fo ...
We love going to Benihana. I love the food, my kids love the food. The experience is fun. It's not fine dining. It's not a place to impress others with your savoir faire. But it's fun, retro, and delicious.
I do NOT like waiting a half hour for my reservation. This happens regularly. It needs to stop. You make reservations so that you can be seated on arrival. Benihana needs to figure out their capacity, staffing, and schedule. And seat people on time.
Reservations waste of time
Very poor service. Had a reservation and when I arrived for my reservation I still had to wait 45 minutes before being seated. This was very ridiculous to me and my family. We had to wait another 30 to 45 minutes to eat because there were only 3 cooks in the building. I will not be going back anytime soon. It was my wife's birthday and she did not enjoy the experience at all. We went because this was her favorite restaurant.
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