Benihana - Fort Lauderdale

3.8
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2011 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 is located on the Intracoastal in Lauderdale by the Sea. Enjoy the view of yachts and boats passing by. Join us for Happy Hour in our bar and lounge Monday through Friday from 4–7 p.m.
Looking to host a get together for friends or colleagues? Our lounge is the perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks and appetizers. Please call for more details for a private event in the lounge or our private room.

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What 2011 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
3.7
Service
3.7
Ambience
3.7
Value
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72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AntonioL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food. Sparkles prepared our meals and was very friendly, had great jokes, and hit the food temperatures right on the mark.

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zachB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

They put you at a table with other ppl and one of the other people kept coughing the whole time

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MayraN
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Aniversario

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JungleMonk
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nicole our waitress and Wesley our table side cook gave excellent service.
And all the condiments, sauces and cooked food was eye appealing and delicious.
This location is a favorite of ours going on many years.
You should dine there,
you'll love it.

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NinkaK
Denver
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place! I drive an hour just to eat at this Benihana’s. Very clean, Great food and an amazing staff. ❤️

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MariselK
Miami
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place the food was great we had a fabulous time

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ElizabethW
Miami
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect and very relaxing and enjoyable. They did an excellent job of preparing for the reopening phase.

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DanielleA
Miami
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server Nicole was awesome & Chef did a great job with the food !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience1

Benihana is know for great food m a show
We got ok food with no show
The waiter started good but was gone and everyone was looking for refills on beverages and needed the waiter who was on the other side of the restaurant
This location has gone down hill it’s awful

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on 18 March 2020

On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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DougW
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Service was slow. Appetizer came out cold. Replacement was warm, but barely. Hibachi food was good, just took a long time to get started. Meal took nearly 2 hours from seating to departure. Very disappointed.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on 18 March 2020

Doug, thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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Tondra
Miami
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Mario the cook was very boring and not good energy. Larenzo our server was GREAT. His energy was fun. Because we had 1 person at the table with a food allergy that the rest of us (7 people) food was cold by the time we got our food. I feel if someone has a food allergy that there food should be cook in the back. If I come back and Mario going to be my cook I'm getting up and request another cook.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on 11 March 2020

Tondra, On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter.

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DaniloC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Reservation 7:45pm for 6 with a 2year old, we arrived at 735pm, seat at the table at 9pm!, food served at 945pm, totally disrespect with people time and young kids/baby that get really bored waiting all this time!

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on 11 March 2020

Danilo, On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter.

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AndersS
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

Booked a table for 7.30. Seated 8.30. Waited for chef 20 min with no drinks while waiting.
Party of 6 (sober) were declined an order of 6 drinks in the bar because one was not present (restroom).
Chef not entertaining at all but food met expectations. Not worth the price at all.
Counted to 6 birthday parties at the same time and they were all entertained by the staff (very nice event but 6 birthdays in the same sitting and almost at the same time?).

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on 11 March 2020

Anders, on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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vipChristineA
Pittsburgh
50 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time, staff exceptional!

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on 18 March 2020

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

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MELINDAM
Miami
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

I am a frequent customer and never have any complaints but this last visit the service was horrible.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on 18 March 2020

Fantastic Melinda! On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!

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viprum29
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Has a 830 reservation wants seated until 935pm ... waited for another 30 minutes b4 the chef started cooking

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on 11 March 2020

We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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TaylorQ
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always delish! We had an awesome chef yesterday! Wish we could visit every week at least!

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on 18 March 2020

Thank you Taylor for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

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vipABfoodie
Miami
85 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Despite my Opentable reservation we were kept waiting 45 minutes for a table. The hostess tried to explain that they don’t reserve tables and that a reservation is just a way to get ahead of walk ins. It made no sense. We saw people get seated who came in after us.

Once you’re past the inhospitable hosts it’s a fun night out with good food and very good, genuine service.

I think most of the other tables were birthday groups so expect a raucous but fun atmosphere.

Hard to say if we’ll go again, I can’t stand waiting around with no information or consideration for our comfort.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on 11 March 2020

On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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vipAshaM
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice date night. We opted for the bar seating so that the wait time for the food would be less, best choice ever!

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on 18 March 2020

Thank you Asha for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!

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eatout5daysaweek
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I've had in a long time. The Chef Sparkles had me laughing so hard my abs hurt the next day lol

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on 18 March 2020

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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Shaneil
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place to go to seated fast and the service was great

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on 11 March 2020

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Great food not too good service

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on 11 March 2020

Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

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JanCHolm
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Long waitingtime upon arrival before we could get our reserved table. Our group of 4 persons has to share table with 5 others we did not know. It also took too long before The chef came.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on 2 March 2020

Jan, we apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Celebrating a birthday. Had reservations and wasn’t seated for at least 45 minutes. Food quality wasn’t as good as in the past.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on 2 March 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews