Ben's Tune Up

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With unbelievable drink specials throughout the week and some of the finest Oriental cuisine in Asheville, Ben's Tune Up is one Asheville dining experience that you won't want to miss.

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Joanne O'Sullivan


A unique Asheville take on the Japanese izakaya (which roughly translates to drinking establishment with snacks), Ben's Tune Up is a largely open-air restaurant, located in the shell of a former auto shop. Grilled meat skewers, heaping bowls of ramen, sushi and Japanese-style breaded chicken are just a few of the selections on the menu, which also includes local craft beers such as a full list from from Hi-Wire, the brewery next door, where you can visit after your meal. Sit at a picnic table under the partial roof and enjoy the atmosphere: it's urban and interesting, and the menu is to die for. 
If the Oriental cuisine doesn't suit your fancy, try Ben's Burger- a juicy patty topped with grilled pineapple, bacon, and special sauce. Or visit on a Thursday for $1 tacos. Whatever you choose, you won't be disappointed; this place really is one of the best food and drink experiences you can have in Asheville. 

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Ben's Tune Up

195 Hilliard Street
Asheville, NC, 28801
35.591353, -82.555766

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