Benihana - Coral Gables

4.4
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871 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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 Coral Gables is located on Miracle Mile in beautiful Downtown Coral Gables, within walking distance of the hottest shops and the lively culture of Coral Gables. We are also five miles from Brickell, and less than four miles from the University of Miami.

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What 871 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.2
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4.1
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The environment was lovely and our chef Julio was the best! Definitely going again with the family and friends

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ManuelaE
Miami
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Love Benihana for years and years ... but with all this COVID situation I was not the best client ... any way they made they're best to keep us happy and we had a very good experience as always !!!

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SaraP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I absolutely love this place. I have been here several times and I must say they never let me down. The only thing, which is minor, was their hostess. She was not very friendly or nice. But other than that, I give it two thumbs up!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a great time to spend Father’s Day!

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Kendra
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience4

This location was okay. The waiter was great! The chef was friendly and nice! I love how he kept my kids entertained while cooking they were happy and amazed. The only thing I didn’t like was the food. The rice was very dry and had no taste. The chicken and shrimp was soaked in butter. My kids didn’t have much of a choice from the menu so I ordered them some basic stuff and they still didn’t want to eat it. I wouldn’t recommend this location only because of the food. But everything else was wonderful. Great experience!

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CharlesA
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service although pricey for a family of three.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First communion rehearsal

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AdrianaA
Miami
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were amazing. However, the rule of 6 people per table was not applied to the table I was at with my daughter. They sat A total of 7 people At the table. I did not feel that was right putting my daughter and myself at risks it was a bunch of teenager girls sitting at our table, I went to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. She just wanted to eat fast and leave. So our celebration was not as we expected. I really hope they would follow the rule as

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DaisyC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Dining experience was great as always. They practiced social distancing very well. They sat people every other table. We ended up getting a table to ourselves and we were only a party of three. Chef was great and food was delicious. Server was very nice and attentive. Was bummed that we were not offered a birthday picture and when I asked for pocky on our ice cream we were told that they ran out. About five minutes later a waiter came out of the kitchen with five ice cream‘s and they all had pocky sticks on it.

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TatianaA
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I come to Benihana’s a few times and every time we get exceptional service. During these hard times, the waiter and cook were conscientious and made sure to social distance and sanitize properly before the food was prepared. Really happy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great time.

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AmandaH
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The lady who sat us down was Very very rude , all the spas where flat ewwww disgusting , our cook was bad like he was new or something I been to other locations no other cook was dry as him that part of the reason I want to be cooked in front of, Appetizers appetizers were cold

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vipMARISOLV
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service!

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BrianaW
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the servers to the cook everything was great. Food was good how I asked and to my liking.

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SusanS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was our first time at a restaurant since the pandemic for my birthday. Food and service great! The social distancing and rules were enforced as well! Will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

It was horrible we had reservations for 7:00 pm we gat to restaurant on time and when we gat there they told us that last person was for 6:30 and that they trying calling at off course never received the call I ask can I please order to go they said sorry we are closed. I can’t believe all off this happen they never called or either try to services me in any way.

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JenniferW
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The restaurant practiced social distancing. There were only two other people at our table. The restaurant was very quiet. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. The food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

No comment !!!!!

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Candiced
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very good and tasty, waiter very nice, and everything very clean.

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ZCC0801
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

They seemed a little lost. We were celebrating my granddaughters birthday and asked for a picture to be taken a routine done for customers; it was never done. A little disappointed. Otherwise everything was nice.

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RealtorGIrl
Miami
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service and food was amazing. However, I did notice a price increase. I understand they need to make up for money lost during this pandemic, but I don’t think right now was the right time to increase their prices. Not sure when I’ll be going back.

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EloyG
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was good Service ,cook , management , not too many clients there.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

Having to wear a mask while your food is cooking totally kills the ambiance.

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GustavoFrances
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, manager was visible and attentive - good drink pours, delicious food, overall fun atmosphere. Everyone was friendly!

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GaryP
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I think the price is a little expensive but good. Cook was good this time.

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AntoinetteR
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my birthday and my first time benihana's Coral Gables. My friends and I enjoyed the night and we were talking who was the next birthday to go again.... For sure, I would return to try more dishes. The service and the food was excellent. Thank u

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JOSES
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Service slow staff seemed confused. Was ok

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AnaN
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

I made a reservation for my Birthday. I chose Benihana because I have 2 kids and they like to see the chef playing while cooking... I had a reservation for 7:15 pm, we were seated at 7:35PM and waited more than 1 hour for the chef. When he started the kids were so hungry and tired. So, a lot of stress to celebrate my day. I will not come back.

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on 11 March 2020

Ana, On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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vipMichaelA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

front desk/hostesses need to learn to smile and be more friendly. hospitality training necessary. rest was good for the price.

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on 11 March 2020

Awesome Michael! Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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TasihaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter kept bringing out appetizers until I got the right sushi roll. Above and beyond!!!

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on 11 March 2020

Fantastic Tasiha! We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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Frank
Miami
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Oscar is the best chef at this restaurant! He is so pleasant and includes tricks in his performance. But his focus is where it should be ... on the cooking! All the meats and seafood were tender, moist, and delicious! Oscar even remembered our family from a previous visit several months before. You can tell he takes pride in his work. Oscar is a keeper. We can’t wait to return to Benihana.

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on 11 March 2020

Wonderful Frank! Our goal is to create great guest memories. We are pleased to hear we were able to do so for you and your family.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Upon arriving we checked in with the host station. We were told I’ll be right with you. The server then turned around to a pizza box grabbed a slice and processed to eat it while asking us our name.
She ended up being our server as well. Coming from the Napa Valley and dining in very upscale restaurants we were somewhat disgusted that she was checking us in with pizza in her hand and in her mouth. While waiting for our chef to arrive I was looking around the seating area. The walls, light switch, light above the table were filthy, covered in grease and dust. While walking upstairs to the bathroom I noticed similar cleanliness issues. The stairs look as if they are it swept or mopped. The food was just ok. We were not celebrating any special event just a Friday night dinner on our first trip to Miami. It was also interesting to watch the manger stand around and socialize with other employees while our table had empty cocktail and water glasses.
At the end of our meal we were presented with our bill. There was an automatic service charge of 18% added to a party of 3.
As well as instructions on the bottom for tip %
The service did not warrant a 18% tip. We are familiar with the hospitality industry and always tip 20-30% depending on service.
I would not recommend this Benihana location.

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on 5 March 2020

On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews