About Benihana - Plymouth Meeting
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
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.
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - 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
Plymouth Meeting Mall Parking Lot. Between Boscov's and AMC Movie theater.
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Septa Bus Routes include 27, 98 and the L bus.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour (In Lounge Only)
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu, 4pm-7pm
Happy Hour Specials include 1/2 price sushi rolls, appetizer's, wine and specialty cocktails.
Benihana - Plymouth Meeting Ratings and Reviews
Waited 40 minutes for chef to start cook ...
Waited 40 minutes for chef to start cooking and we were the only full table in the place. No other table was being served, so we were not alone. Very small portions as well this time. Very slow, poor service and food was just ok. We come there for team meetings a few times a year. Won't do it again.
My son was asked what he wanted to do fo ...
My son was asked what he wanted to do for his 11th birthday and he wanted to take some friends to his favorite restaurant, Benihana. They didn't disappoint; the boys had a blast and the interaction with the chef was great.
Benihana at one point was our favorite r ...
Benihana at one point was our favorite restaurant but with the new rules from corporate, we have been very disappointed lately. They charge extra for the use of garlic butter. Really??? So I can spend $35-$40 for my meal but when I ask that you use garlic butter in lieu of regular butter, I'm told that there is an extra charge. It immediately reminded me of McDonald's charging 27 cents for an extra BBQ sauce. I thought Benihana was better than that! Smh
The food was really good - we had a new ...
The food was really good - we had a new chef and he really took his time and made the food with love. However l, our waitress did not pay as much attention...she came to us at the beginning of our experience and gave us our drinks, appetizers, soup, and salad...after that we didn't see her again until the very end when we were ready for our check. At the end of the day the manager did realize that we hadn't been cared for as all of our Pre-meal plates were crowding up the table and he heard our concerns and helped us out.
The service was a little slow, and we we ...
The service was a little slow, and we were seated with a family of 4 with 2 children that were split on either side of the grill. I think it would have been more enjoyable if we had not been seated with them as the parents were disconnected and the children did not want to be there. Our waitress could have been more attentive with plates and drinks. The chef was good, and the food was excellent.
Great experience for a night out with fr ...
Great experience for a night out with friends. Our chef was entertaining with many tricks and knife skills. My filet was perfectly cooked medium rare. The drink menu was very nice with a variety of flavors. Portions were generous and everything was tasty.
I booked this for my boyfriends birthday ...
I booked this for my boyfriends birthday a little disappointed that they didn't have a small booth for smaller parties but I figured we would be at the big table. I also noted online that we were celebrating a birthday but the serving staff didn't seem to know that and did not sing Happy Birthday.
This was my first time dining here. Four ...
This was my first time dining here. Four of us had a late lunch on a weekend. The food was very good, but diners are seated at shared tables with other patrons. We did not appreciate the couple who got seated at the other end of our table - the man must have been a heavy smoker because he reeked so badly we smelled the smoke our entire meal, and the woman he was with was on her cell phone for at least 15 minutes, which was totally rude. We will not go back.
Disappointed. I was expecting better atm ...
Disappointed. I was expecting better atmosphere and service. Food was good, charging extra for fried rice was annoying and it took forever to get our check. Some people want to spend two hours at dinner, but I like to be able to get a check and go when I am done. I had to go to the front desk and ask for it, which required finding the waiter, getting the wrong check and waiting more. I was hoping for something better than Hibachi in Gateway, but it wasn't worth the aggravation.
The chef we had did not know what he was ...
The chef we had did not know what he was doing. It was my son's birthday party. some of his friends didn't get everything they ordered. Had to get a refund for the missed items. Usually is wonderful. Not this time. Not sure we will be returning.
Our service was good from start to finis ...
Our service was good from start to finish. We arrived 30 minutes prior of our reservation and we were seated immediately. We were quickly served our drinks and our chef cam over not too long after. He seemed to be new however we still hadon't good service. This was nothing over the top but we enjoyed ourselves. This was our first time at this location as we usually go to Cherry Hill. I would visit here again.
We had a nice time for my mom's birthday ...
We had a nice time for my mom's birthday a few weeks ago. Food was decent, but nothing to rave about. I was actually very disappointed in the quality, quantity, and taste. Our chef was great. Put on a good show for us, and the kids loved it. Sushi was pretty good, but fell apart easily. Onion Soup was delicious. Drinks (Saki and wine) were good. Loved the selections. Our waitress was very sweet, and on top of everything for us. Was as if she were a mind reader. Each time we needed something, she was right there and ready. Restaurant was loud, and design of table did not allow for easy conversation before or between courses. Overall, it was a nice night. The kids (5, 6) had the most fun. Would I run back? Nah. But I would not cross off m y list for a similar situation. Also, be careful not to wear heavy fabric to the restaurant or make plans for after (I promise you will stink like grease, which becomes nauseating to you and those around you...)
Overall, a good experience. Don't mind w ...
Overall, a good experience. Don't mind when a server tries to up sell you on something, just doing their job. But, they need to tell you there will be an additional cost associated. 4 out of our party of 5 said yes to the question, "Would you like fried rice instead of white rice"? To me, that indicates a choice. We were charged an additional $3.50 per person for the fried rice.
I like the restaurant. This was my secon ...
I like the restaurant. This was my second time going. I had the same chef both times.But he must have had a bad night on that last visit because he forgot to season the steak and put too much butter and salt on the lobster and shrimp. Also, the steak didn't taste fresh. My daughter's chicken was forgotten about and also became dry.
Everything was fine until My sister in l ...
Everything was fine until My sister in law's drink glass shattered in her hand. The waitress and the manager really did not seem friendly. They gave us money off after I bandaged my sister in laws finger. And I had to ask for a discount. Tacky service.
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