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Ben's Tune Up

195 Hilliard Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3616
+1 828-253-9136
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“pu pu platter” (10 reviews)
“wonton tacos” (10 reviews)
“pineapple” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Japanese, American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
195 Hilliard Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3616
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Reviewed 6 days ago

These ladies here know how to do it right when they make their Sake. Get in and try some. I enjoyed mine and I am sure you will enjoy this unique drink here as well.

Thank AshevilleArtTours
Reviewed 1 week ago

This space is an outdoor space that they have enclosed with plastic walls and too hot space heaters. If you're under the heaters, you're baking, if your away from them, have your jacket. We weren't greeted upon entering. When I asked the bartender about seating...More

Thank scuffle
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Love this place I just wish the staff was more friendly. Seems like they can never be bothered. Other than that is is really good.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Hadn’t been here in a while! Menu has changed since my last visit and my fish tacos were no longer on menu..... waitress recommended pork nachos and they were good! Music was great classical/jazz vibes! A must when in Asheville!

Thank CarolinaGirl2016
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Went with a group to try, love the atmosphere and service was decent. Food looked incredible when it came out-we ordered several items as we had a large group of guys, but turned out to be just average. Would come back as a place to...More

Thank tkatl76
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Recently visited Ben's while on a girlfriends' vacation to Asheville. We were referred to Ben's by a local and checked it out. Very cool place....loved the outside seating area! Fun place!

Thank DRenda
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I was here for a total of roughly 30 minutes. Just your typical bar with a dancefloor. Nothing spectacular, but no major weaknesses too. Just a bit confused at the brand they're trying to build here.

Thank damuze
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Friendly service -everything we tried on the menu tasted fresh and flavorful. I am not a huge sake fan, but the pineapple jalapeño changed my mind. We are here on a recommendation by a local. So happy we spent our evening here.

Thank Raindropranch
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Pierce Edens was crushing it on guitar and vocals. The beers were OK as was the food. I didn't expect an asian type menu. Service was fantastic and friendly. The bathrooms were clean. Cool vibe.

Thank OswegoMatt
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We just arrived and our first stop before our cabin was here. Always amazing food and the music like no other!!! Best fries and Avocado Shrimp Dip any Floridian can ask for. Great service as usual!!!

Thank Clarissa G
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1 February 2017|
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Response from LinaMac | Reviewed this property |
It's a bar and restaurant. I think if you go earlier rather than later in the evening, you'd be fine. Their hot dogs and nachos amazing. Be sure to try the housemade unfiltered saki - obviously not a kid-friendly drink... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 Hilliard Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3616
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-253-9136
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