Benihana - Coral Gables
Benihana - Coral Gables

Benihana - Coral Gables

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/coralgables-fl-gb
  • Phone: 3055672000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Toshiya Nemoto
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Ask about Private Event Dining. Book your next event for 20 to 42 guests in our upstairs group dining area. Check our website or call for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Ask for Manager 3055672000x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ponce De Leon
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Benihana now validates our guests’ green parking ticket for up to 2 hours from the City Municipal Parking garage #1 located right behind the restaurant.
A word from Benihana - Coral Gables
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! If you’ve never been to Benihana before, let us tell you what you can expect: Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups of eight to ten, 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.

Or you can visit our sushi lounge where a talented sushi chef will prepare the freshest sashimi, maki and signature sushi rolls with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine. Smaller tables and more intimate seating is available in the lounge or bar on a first-come, first-served basis, whether you’re looking to enjoy one of our delicious Benihana Teppanyaki entrées or our amazing selection of sushi!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Benihana - Coral Gables reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (44)special occasion (35)kid-friendly (32)great for lunch (16)fit for foodies (12)neighborhood gem (7)romantic (7)hot spot (6)great for brunch (4)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Good for birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Good for group of 8 people if not you get to set with people that you don't know and can't have a real conversation with the party you came with plus they put 8 adult in one table so you are very crowded. But is good for birhdays the mske the person feel special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Hibachi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The hibachi was very good, and the chef put on an excellent show. Very family-friendly and fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My First Time
    NIKKO
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    this was my first time eating there i was there for my daughter birthday celebration. the people were friendly and the view was nice the food could use a little more seasoning and the food preparation took longer than i thought ,by the time everybody received their food some of our guest had to leave. but overall we had a good time and yes i would recommend it to people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 34 years of eating here
    YourcpaVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My wife and I met at Benihana's Kendall location. Sadly that location is no more. Good news is that it moved closer to our home and most of the old staff transferred too. We held our daughters' birthday parties there but that was a long time ago. Now the fourth generation of our family, my granddaughter, loves to eat here. She may have trouble saying Grandpa but she can say Benihana. Ask for Oscar, he is my favorite chef. In 34 years, there has never been a disappointing meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner.
    Rick
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Forgot the shrimp on all three entrees that it should have come with. Second time in a row this happened. Previous visit I didn't mention it, this time I did and someone applied a small discount to the bill. Server had a good attitude but could have known the menu a little better. My son had a good time, which counts, but we may visit the location in the Falls that goes by another name from now on.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awsome
    Kathy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great services and food was exclent. Friendly serivces fast clean and organized
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    jenlisted
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys dinner and a show. I celebrated my birthday there and my guests and I were delighted; GREAT service and food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for special occasions
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Benihana is not exactly cheap, so I would only go for some special occasions. Food was really good, steak was cooked to order. It took a while before chef came out, but otherwise service was very good overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Very Good Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The Chef was funny and knew what he was doing. This is my first time at Benihana. We were a party of four seated with four others. Food was very good,
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place w/kids
    Andreazp
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    A mis hijos les encanta y se comen toda la comida, la Atención es buena pero lleven sweater hace demasiado frio.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Siempre rico
    Andreazp
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    A nuestros hijos les encanta, la comida es divina y ellos como en pocos lugares, se comen toda la comida y disfrutan del show. Los domingos es casi imposible ir, siempre esta súper full
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date day
    Date
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food is amazing. The chef was also amazing but I took my daughter on a mommy daughter date and had to wait about 20 minutes from the time of my scheduled reservation even though there was empty tables. Then I realized why they made us wait, so that they can sit us with 2 other parties which was awkward at the beginning but even more uncomfortable when I couldn't eat the shrimp from the beginning because the other person in the other party was allergic to shrimp. Again the food was amazingly delicious and the chef was great, but the sitting is the reason why I would only go with a group to have private sitting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Katie
    kbjerre
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I came here for dinner with a friend and it was an excellent dining experience. The service was fantastic and there wasn't a long wait at any part of the meal. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Knoyourfood
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Some people might not the price right for the food. The problem is that people eat the food right when the cook puts in the plate from the his hibachi. Trick is to wait until all of your food is in on plate and then you will notice that the food is plentiful. Great place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Anniec
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Very good food and the service was great! We had a great time
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Good Birthday Dinner
    Ecomp001
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The night I went it was a little over crowded with children accompanied by bad parents that's let them run around the restaurant like a playground until one tripped & busted his lip; and our waitor was pretty slow to bring our drinks and refills and even the check. Primarily because the waiters were congregating by the entrance to the main dining room comparing pay checks rather loudly. Other than that the good was great we had a very entertaining and attentive chef and I would definitely go back just because I think the few things that went wrong were a one time thing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    neilin1984
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Is my favorite restaurant in town and my family loves .
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jeremy won me over
    LovelyVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The cook Jeremy was amazing. He was very friendly, energetic and his food knowledge was impressive. This will be my new location moving forward. Sorry Miami Beach.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Air conditioner
    Eatguru
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was very good, but it was very hot in the place. I think that tje air conditoner was not working very good
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Birthdays
    Atu6521
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My mom recommended this place and my family was skeptical because they don't like Asian cuisine but our server and chef were amazing cooked everything perfectly and my family was laughing and having a great time. Our server surprised me with a birthday ice cream treat and sang to me in Japanese! It was awesome my family and I really enjoyed my birthday dinner! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 131 reviews are from the Benihana - Coral Gables reviews archive.
  • REDEMPTION
    Redemption
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    In May, we visited this same location to celebrate our (Mom, Sister, and Niece's) Birthdays. The wait was short but the food was over cooked and bland. The chef was not entertaining. During this visit we were Praying not to get the same chef, but once again GOD proved He has a sense of humor. When the Chef arrived, guess who it was that same Chef from the previous visit (Julio). My Mom and I cringed when we saw him and Prayed that he had improved upon his skills and presentation. To our surprise, he had, Julio Redeemed himself with a Fantastic Meal. The Shrimp and Filet Mignon were full of taste and so juicy. His presentation was lively and entertaining. I'm glad we gave him another try, and will definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Good food and good service. Had a special request due to our son's food allergy and the chef accommodated us extremely well. Our children always eat well here, which is no small feat.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    Aeni3109
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It's always a lot of fun going to Benihana. The kids love it and the food never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasteless Food, Slow Service
    FoodieAtHeart
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I'm a HUGE Japanese food fan and a big Benihana fan as well. But this specific experience was awful. We made a reservation at 8 and weren't seated until 840. Our server was as slow as a snail and forgot to refill our drinks all night. The chef was nice and did cool tricks but the food was tasteless. Management didn't seem to care when we complained. But they did have awesome Green Tea and actually gave me a bag to take home of the tea. I was so diaappointes and won't be coming back to this branch!!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • love it
    sheyla1987
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants of all time. Good food, great service. And the cooks are so nice. Love Jose and Lazaro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Immaculate
    Foodismyheart
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    This was my first time visiting this particular location, everything was wonderful I'll most definitely will be dining there again!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissatisfied
    greysis
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Well it was my first time eating at this restaurant and I had been told it was a great place to eat at. To me it was one of the worst. I mean, the service was excellent and very attentive. The ambient I loved it as well. Unfortunately the good was nothing of what I expected. First off, the menu is very limited in variations. Second, they only offer grilled meat and/or shrimp. Last but not least, the portions were too small. I will never return there and was very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    Lissymom
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Had an amazing time for my birthday - and love that they celebrate special occasions.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food born illness.
    sushinomore
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I ordered a sushi appetizer, took one bite, thought it was spoiled, and sent it back. Staff was great about it. Damage was done. The following 12 hour night was spent on my toilet battling a food born illness.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great night
    moet305
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Enjoyed my night the food was great the service was wonderful the Chef was amazing
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attention
    DoubleDimples
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    They always know how to grab kids attendtion with the onion volcano and the beating rice heart
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kaseyp001
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The chef ( Lazaro) was outstanding ,but the food wasn't near enough,the price was good for lunch time. Could come back again
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but seating...
    Cramped
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We were 7 adultos and 3 children. The seating Was cramped, including the seating of 3 adults in a small booth made to seat 2 adults - very unconfortable!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience
    Maria
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Nice show when they prepare the food in front of you
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience, Host was great
    Jesse
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Originally made the reservation for 2, but had to change it on the spot in the restaurant. The host was very gracious and helped my party out with this accommodation. I liked the experience, and wanted to take my kids to experience Hibachi style dining. The only drawback was that it was too expensive for what it is, but you're paying for the show. All in all, it was a nice outing.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for a quiet evening out.
    Mick
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Wife and I made reservations for two looking forward to a quiet dinner and we were seated with a family and their small children. So many special orders for the children, that it ruined our dinner. Not the experience we were looking for. Pricey for the caliber of the meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tired and predictable, our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Tired and predictable, our chef gamely went through the motions. The order in which the veggies are cooked is wrong. Who wants to eat onions and mushrooms long after the meats have been condumed?
    Special Features:
    special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fun for the whole family.
    Manny32VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Take the kids they love it! During lunch it is still too much food. I enjoy it and its not good for you but really...split an entrée.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant, hefty prices
    RdRdGhD
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great for a Valentine's Day meal, one will think the price is heavy ( which it is to some ), yet special occasions and the experience is what makes it great to go at least once. The chef will even give you some food that you didn't order as a small appetizer. Overall it was great to have dinner at, I wouldn't really consider lunchtime, but mostly for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • valentine's day mistake
    meangene
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    While the food was good, and thanks to a very helpful and courteous bartender our experience wasn't a complete disaster, the ambience was a turn off and the service from our waiter less than friendly. We'll take a brake from Benihana for a spell. A gentleman that I presume is the manager saw that no one had come to take our order and just walked by, he went into the small area where the soup and salad are served and was munching away while we're waiting for service. The waiters decided to stand next to our table in the lounge and talk, laugh and just stand around. Not a very romantic Valentine's day dinner.The bartender took our drink order and brought out our soup and salad, much later did a waiter show up to finish taking our order.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.