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Benihana - Coral Gables
Benihana - Coral Gables

Benihana - Coral Gables Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/coralgables-fl-gb
  • Phone: (305) 567-2000
  • 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: Japanese, Sushi
  • 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 (305) 567-2000

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 a dining experience unlike any other. Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well as your taste buds. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice and dice through mouth-watering steak and tender chicken. Take in the aroma as savory vegetables, shrimp and lobster sizzle before your eyes.

Or visit our sushi bar, where your sushi chef will prepare the freshest sashimi, maki and temaki sushi, all with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Nice show when they prepare the food in front of you"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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!!!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "It's always a lot of fun going to Benihana. The kids love it and the food never disappoints."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was my first time visiting this particular location, everything was wonderful I'll most definitely will be dining there again!!!!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Had an amazing time for my birthday - and love that they celebrate special occasions."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "They always know how to grab kids attendtion with the onion volcano and the beating rice heart"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Enjoyed my night the food was great the service was wonderful the Chef was amazing "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "The chef ( Lazaro) was outstanding ,but the food wasn't near enough,the price was good for lunch time. Could come back again "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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?"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It is a show the kids will like. Never a dull moment and the food is great. Great to go with another family and all 8 can sit together."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This was best for a family dinner. The kids enjoyed themselves and our waitress was great. Lots of food and it tasted great."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "At the entrance they gave me a kids menu for my 5 year old son but they never gave us crayon or pencil. I had to ask 5 different people for something that my son could use to write in the menu and at the end I just left the table and pick it up myself at the hostess stand. The hostess that told me twice that she was bringing it was just standing there nd did not even apologize for not taking care of it. I was disapointed with the lack of attention."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Usually when we dined here rice was included with the entrée unless we wanted Fried Rice. Finally, when we had almost finished I had to ask for white rice. Have things changed?"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "For those who love sea food, it is a great option."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We just kicked-off the New Year at Benihana's on Miracle Mile with the kids. Had a great time - the food was great and the Benihana cooking spectacle at the table was fun for the kids. This Miracle Mile franchise is intimate, quiet, clean and has a very friendly staff. Our Chef Alex was a true "Cuban Samurai" on the grill!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great Experience - my family and I had a feast and the chef kept us entertained. Will returned soon."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Used Open Table service to book for 12. Booked rather early to allow prompt arrangements at the cooking stations. I booked for lunch at 11:30 am, cooking stations were not ready until 12:15 pm. There were no other customers this hour of the morning. Cookswere very courteous and professional. I have been to several locations in the Benihana chain, the Coral Gables location was the first to ask customers about food allergies. Hostess greeting customers needs to be replaced. Portions acceptable, food quality better than average. Noise level increased substantially after 12:30 pm. Great for girls/guys night out, never on a date. Parking is A BEAST."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "I went on my Birthday with the family. You get free desert for the person having a special day. Would go again."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Food was superb! Staff needs a little work.We've visited Benihanas several times this year. This 2nd time at this location was not as pleasant as the first time. Greeting could have been better. The staff looked grouchy, not even a smile. I think the problem was more on the greeting and the waitress that sat us down."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "I don't eat meat and my famly doesn't eat shrimp. The cook gave everyone their meat and shared my shrimp with the entire table... so I stayed hungry... Thank goodness for the drinks"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Overall very satisfied with my night at Benihana! Defitnely do it again"
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "Chef first night and it showed to be a rookie. Food was a disaster and service was not great. First time we experience this horrible event at this restaurant, not expected knowing how good Benihana is."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "I took my kids to Benihana mainly for the entertainment. The hibachi chef never engaged anybody at the table. He barely even looked up at us, only when serving our food. Although i tried to engage him, that was a waste of time. As i looked around the room to the other hibachi chefs, they were all pretty much the same....BORING! The food was good but you are also paying for the entertainment, which is non-existent. I will not return and i would certainly not recommend Benihana to any of my friends. Without a doubt, Benihana is not what i remember!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "I made reservations for 15 people to celebrate my son's birthday. We were assigned one (1) waiter that was unable to keep up with the service. The performance of the Chef was ok, there is room for improvement. At the end of the dining experience, all of our bills were wrong. I was triple charged the wrong total. I spoke with the waiter and asked that he fix it. He came back again and had the charges four times more than the other triple charges from before. The waiter caused me to incur overdraft fees from my banking institution. I was not HAPPY!!"
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "I had dinner reservations for 7:30 PM, my group was seated at about 7:45 PM and then although they took our order pretty quick and soup and salad came out...it took the chef about 1 hour to come out to prepare our food. We didn't leave the restaurant until 10:00 PM. I would understand if the restaurant was full but it was a little less than half full. I gave an overall experience of good but the service could improve."
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "This was my first time at Coral Gabels Benihana, and it was the worst customer service ever. I frequent the Fort Lauderdale Benihana often and they're outstanding. From the moment we walked in, the host was unfriendly and had this wanna be tough guy look on his face, and the rest of the staff walking around all looked miserable. We had a reservation but still had about a 20 minute wait. We were being rushed at the table to order so they can rush us out and fill it up again. The server took forever to bring drinks and refills. Menu states Benihana Punch 8.75 or 12 w/souvenir mug. I was charged 8.75 plus 5 for the mug. My grandmother and I both ordered meals that come with appetizers, tea, desert. No tea was served. Attitude about ice cream."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "The experience at Benihana was pretty good. Did not like the reception or welcoming. I was a little put off by them. The food presentation and the entire show the chef does is pretty good and entertaining. The food was bland, did not have any seasoning or taste. It was cooked with just butter and salt. On the other hand the service was great, our server out did himself to ensure our drinks were always full. It was my birthday and he even brought out the cake that I had brought and they sang in both English and Japanese the birthday song. The service absolutely made up for the food!!"
    Dined on 10/3/2013
  • "The reservations were easy to use on my iPad. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. The food prices were very reasonable food was good and the showmanship was great. We all enjoyed our lunch and will be back another time I'm sure."
    Dined on 9/18/2013
  • "This ppl, I mean Manager, hostess. Couldn't care less about your requests or needs. It happened to me years ago, I said I will never go back, gave the another try 10 years later and they disappointed me again. I do not recommend this place."
    Dined on 9/15/2013
  • "It was my Birthday and kids always wanted to try out Benihana. We loved it and I got treated to an ice cream sundae : ) Thanks!"
    Dined on 9/15/2013