Benihana - Fort Lauderdale

3.8
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2069 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 2069 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
3.8
Service
3.7
Ambience
3.7
Value
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

Social distancing not taking place. They sat us at a table with another couple.

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arianaa
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

my favorite location great atmosphere, amazing service! the beer is a little hot but over all everything was amazing thank you!

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ClaudiaW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time experience was amazing. I will be returning in the near future

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LashondaT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great environment and great food! Enjoyed my time there

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Happymommy
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Outstanding service and great food. Make sure you make reservations.

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AdrineH
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our food, waitress Dolly aka Dolla 🤣🤣🤣 (we gave her that name) and our Chef Fan Fan! Everything about our dinner was amazing!

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KrystineR
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Worst experience ever will never return

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great. The chef was okay. The waiter Rojay was great.

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LeanneH
Miami
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was fun we had our server Dolly and our cook was Zack and they were awesome

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lisak
Miami
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service all the while adhering to the social distancing guidelines.

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MaggieB
Miami
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

Took 30 minutes to get our drinks and to be able to order our dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just married

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ChristopherS
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a birthday celebration and and amazing time. Wait staff was courteous and helpful. The chef Frank was an absolute riot. Highly recommend

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StaceyC
Miami
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Lorinzo really made our evening fun. He had an amazing personality very bubbly and full of life. Our chef, Jeff also didn’t disappoint. He was funny and let my son interact with him. We had a great dinner. One of the best nights I’ve ever had out to dinner with my family.

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DebraM
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Our Waiter and Chef Jack were excellent. They were attentive, understanding (there were 2 people in our party who had food allergies). Their service was exceptional.

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deadraj
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it my birthday was incredible here the view and location was excellent

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Jconway
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Place needs to close down, pitiful all the way around!! Security removed a gun from man entering to eat while we sat there!!!

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on 22 July 2020

J, 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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MauriceS
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience the staff was helpful the waiter was so polite and the chef was awesome! Great food!!!

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Foodie2014
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Benihana needs to consider placing families separate from other people who may be sick

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on 22 July 2020

We're sorry to hear this occurred. Thank you for bringing this it to our attention. Your feedback will be shared with our team for improvements.

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Rissa
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved loved loved it and will definitely be coming back 2 visit

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Love Benihana, however what is the point of having a reservation if you still have to wait the normal wait time for a table?

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greeniis613
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chef Sparkle was outstanding one of the best chefs we have ever had..The food was great everything was perfect

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Lina
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Our chef was excellent she was an awesome person!!

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kendya
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sparkle, the chef was spectacular!!!

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StevenO
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

Our server was good, our chef was very good, but we waited almost an hour before our chef arrived to our table. Hostess and manager were inattentive, wouldn’t make eye contact, and didn’t check on us during the delay. Also, the staff tried to sing Happy Birthday, but brought the cake with a candle and made us wait for 5 minutes with a lit candle........ we sang to ourselves!

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Bobbip
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The wait to be seated was unacceptable even after having a reservation.

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jackieG
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Always enjoy Benihana. Haven't been to this one in a while, still good, enjoyed

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KaterrisD
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great thanks a million I enjoyed my visit they it gets better each time

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viviG
Miami
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience2

The guy who cooked didn’t do any tricks whatsoever

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Got there 18:40 our reservation was for 18:45 (me my daughter and my husband) we were celebrating our anniversary. We wait around 15 min to have a seat, our table wasn’t close to the window we tried to explain to the manager that was our anniversary if he could move us to another table even if we have to wait a little more but he said he couldn’t do anything. My daughters plates was dirty because the exhaust fan it was leaking .
We order the food with white rice... the chef who came to our table didn’t interact with our daughter she was very excited but he didn’t say any word to her, when he finished cooking we ask about the rice, and the chef told the manger in front of our table “I need 2 white rice” but they brought the rice when we finished eating around 20 min later... Terrible experience

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JessicaW
Miami
1 review