Benihana - Fort Lauderdale

3.8
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2037 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 2037 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
4.2
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3.8
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3.7
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3.7
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KaterrisD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The guy who cooked didn’t do any tricks whatsoever

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice loved it had a great birthday for my mother in law

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Cyn2steve
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was really good. Our Chef was not entertaining, he just cooked the food and the smoke from the grill was flying in our faces. Other than that I enjoyed it with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and my first time going and I really enjoyed it

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible food and horrible service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day
Our chef and our waiter was fantastic and I recommend them to everybody

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Food4Thought
Miami
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

I have been to several locations and this location is absolutely ran down ! It need new EVERYTHING- Food was good and the service was just ok. Made a reservation but I still waited 20 minutes to be seated, and that was only after I grabbed the manager’s attention

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service food and it was hot we hell we have been going there every time we visit for 20
Years and it was the worst ever

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Nat124
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The food was disgusting. It had no taste. We ordered appetizers that we never received and they tried to charge us for it. I will not go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers Day

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ShalandaK
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food2service2ambience4

Was not happy with the chef that cooked dog food the food was halfway burnt and that was not enjoyable because basically you couldn't taste the spice or the seasoning that supposed to be on the food you taste more of the burtness

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun filled time for a birthday occasion.. I would recommend again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation it was great

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LaShandaK
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I seem to have problems with wait when I don’t have a reservation I wait for almost 2 hours and everyone with reservations get in right away. When I do have a reservation I still wait. I’m like is it me or what.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Long wait even with reservation. Wait for everything from getting seated, ordering, getting food and getting the check.
Filthy!!!! I mean filthy bathroom!! I will never returned because of the waste of my time in waiting and filthy bathroom!! Food is good! Chef was super nice! But how often can you afford 3+ hours of dinning and most of the time were spent on waiting?!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Cook was great, food was good, took forever to get refills on drinks and waited 15 minutes for to go boxes and then another 20 to pay. Arrived at 12:15 left a 2:45.

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MercedesT
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

My reservation was at 7:55PM I showed up at 7:20PM and I had to ask
Multiple times PAST my reservation time when I’ll be sat, I did not sit to eat filled 8:20Pm. The cook I had was good and he had great customer service. But the lady at the front desk seemed to overwhelmed and had and attitude. Why would I make a reservation if I won’t be sat till ALMOST an HOUR after I made my reservation

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Worst benihana experience ever.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
Responded on 15 June 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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GabyR
Miami
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The manager called me out for being “out of dress code” and gave me a jacket. All I was wearing was high rise flowy pants with an elegant bralette. He brought me over a jacket and told me to cover up! There was absolutely nothing wrong with my outfit as I felt that I was within the dress code since I was dressed elegantly, I felt like I was getting body shamed. The table I was at was outraged as well at the situation and some of the Benihana workers were too. If Benihana wants to stand strong with their “dress code” they need to enforce people wearing Nike slides and flips flops as well.

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KrystineR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

out right worst benihana in south florida... horrible service from hostest manager and servers... chef okay but not memorable,,, i love benihana just wont return to the one in ftlauderdale EVER

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The chef we had was gr8

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was awesome. I COVID-19 change was assuring. Chef, food, drinks and server was great. I can't wait to go back.

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JasmineS
Miami
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

When I walked in and said I had a reservation, the young lady told me to have a seat and she would be with me in a moment. After about 10 minutes I was called to be seated. I arrived on time for my reservation.

The service was good, but a little slow. It took the chef at least 40 minutes before they came to our table. He was very energetic and responsive. The waitress was amazing and had a bubbly personality, which is always nice.

The restaurant itself seemed dated and dingy. Overall clean enough, but needs some updates.

Also, the drinks were NOT strong at all.

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Misty
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Appetizers are over priced and very small portion for the cost.

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AntonioL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2020
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 on 29 May 2020
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 on 29 May 2020
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
Miami
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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Benihana - Fort Lauderdale does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Benihana - Fort Lauderdale also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 776-0111.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale is rated 3.8 stars by 2037 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.benihana.com/gift-cards/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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