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Ben's Tune Up

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195 Hilliard Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3616
+1 828-253-9136
11:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 02:00
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Atlanta, Georgia, Usa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here before taking a brewery tour and had the hotdogs. This is one cool joint to hang out at!

Thank William H
U.S. Virgin Islands
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food, fun and eclectic atmosphere, excellent service.Restaurant is refurbished old garage with indoor and outdoor seating. Homemade ramen noodles and sake. Varied menu selections

Thank Melba J
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I'd never had sake before, but Ben's was really good. It's a cool bar, pet friendly. Staff was really cool. OK selection of beers on tap and bottles and cans.

Thank Taylor V
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We kept passing by this place and decided it looked too much like something out of bladerunner to not go in and boy were we glad we did! We needed a break from southern food and were happy to sample their dumpling platter, Korean Fried Chicken and a flight of their house made sakes! Fun and friendly environment, and a... More 

Thank Rachel H
New Jersey
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185 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Stop in for the hot dogs they are amazing. Also the sake beer they make is a must taste. The place is so cute and on a nice day enjoy the outdoors in their cute back yard. Wonderful for a sunny afternoon hang!

Thank skipthelightfandango
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Stumbled in on a Wed night to find Window Cat playing live. Drink specials, young crowd, non touristy WOW.

Thank Terese P
Tampa, FLorida, USA
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Cool local spot for delicious hot dogs and homemade sake. Their outdoor space is really nice on a beautiful day.

Thank Julie N
Bethel Springs, Tennessee
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146 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Ben's Tune Up makes saki. Try the lemon ginger or the pineapple jalapeno. They do have beer also. The wings were good, the duck tacos very good. Large beer garden, kind of funky. If you are looking for saki, stop by. Their own beer was limited to one.

Thank Irie5678
Medford, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were in search of late night food and found this was one of the only places still open and serving food after 9! We stopped in not realizing they also do very small batch brewing as well, so that was an extra bonus! We had the wonton nachos and they were ready in the blink of an eye, and... More 

Thank Jackie W
Vail, Colorado
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Atmosphere was great, super fun patio/out door seating. Host was awesome very friendly. Bartender was the worse service I've received in a long time. He greeted us and asked us if we had questions and my first impression was that he was a helpful guy , however, his responses were not only extremely rude but made us feel as if... More 

Thank Adventuregal47

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Japanese, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?