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Ben's Tune Up

) #219 of 581 Restaurants in Asheville $$ - $$$ , Japanese, American
195 Hilliard Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3616
+1 828-253-9136
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“wonton tacos” (10 reviews)
“pineapple” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Japanese, American
$$ - $$$
195 Hilliard Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3616
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a fun surprise with good service, a super fun atmosphere, good food, and great music. Would definitely go back to and try to pretend we are hip!

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Ben's Tune-up because a person who lives in the area recommended it to us. The name immediately struck a cord because we are in the automotive service industry and the play on words was fun. The restaurant is located in an old...More

1  Thank M D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

THIS place rocked! And the Saki concoctions were unique and delish. Food was the best! Love the vibe....inside and out on the enclosed, open air patio.

Thank Coastalbunny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely deserves the comment of funky, but in a good way. Looks like a cross between an abandoned factory & junkyard, but I promise, this place deserves a visit & i bet you will be going back again. Great friendly service, has a live band...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ben's used to be..well, a tune up shop,and they have kept a touch of that in the decor, in a genius way. For instance, we got here about 6pm on a Tuesday night, drawn in from the parking lot by a great group playing,and an...More

Thank joboxer555
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always enjoy the atmosphere, and the Pupu Platter (though with a current overabundance of Edamame) and Ramen (when it's on the menu) are typically quite enjoyable, If you're so inclined, the unfiltered (nigori) saki is very good, and has a quite luscious texture and...More

Thank breinersj
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent picnic table in the outdoor section of the restaurant and loved the food and the love music. We all had different meals, but my short rib sandwich was outstanding, I even was able to get a bottle of wine for $12!...More

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Our server Chloe was super personal and fun! She recommended two great local beers and some awesome rosè. We came on a pretty busy Friday night and they seemed to only have two servers on the floor but Chloe always made sure we had what...More

Thank Haley B
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We are here last Saturday at the recommendation of my husband. The atmosphere was really laid back and the outdoor seating was perfect for a beautiful Spring day. There was also entertaining live music. I had the burger, my husband had the chicken and my...More

Thank Samantha M
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is a fun quirky Asheville Bar atmosphere that brings together eclectic outdoor and indoor space through unique design and funky decor. They make their own sake and have many beers and mixed drinks. Menu has been changed over time, but usually can find something...More

Thank Allisonspring
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
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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