Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
Benihana - Fort Lauderdale

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/fortlauderdale-fl-ft
  • Phone: (954) 776-0111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 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, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Intracoastal Waterway
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
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
Benihana - Fort Lauderdale reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (75)special occasion (72)kid-friendly (52)scenic view (50)great for lunch (24)romantic (19)hot spot (17)fit for foodies (14)late-night find (10)neighborhood gem (9)great for brunch (9)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Was my first time at Benihana
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Was my first time at Benihana and was expecting more of a show, was very dissapointed with the lack of interaction with the chef. I have had better experiences at other Hibachi restaurants at half the price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service by Anita was fabulous.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Service by Anita was fabulous. She is a doll and my kids loved her. Our chef JJ was great. Look foward to going back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great and chef was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/3/2013
    Food was great and chef was entertaining, however the wait from sitting all the way to waiting for the chef was ridiculous! Even with reservations and arriving 20 minutes before reservation time we stil had to wait an hour to sit. Then when we sat we had to wait over 30 minutes just for our chef. Furthermore valet parking was so busy it took 10 minutes for valet to even realize we were waiting to have our car parked. I must say the food was great but the service seemed to be that of a fast food restaurant where no one seemed to really care about their customers. I love benihana but do not think i will be returning to this location anytime soon.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lots of fun and lots of food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/1/2013
    We had a great time! For two of us it was a return trip but for the rest of our party (including 2 kids) it was a first time experience. We truly enjoyed both the food and the show. There was a LOT of food though so we enjoyed the leftovers for lunch the next day! :)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No Hospitality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/1/2013
    Reservation at 7:30, sitted at 8:15. Hostess sat other people before us by mistake. Decent food. Our chef was obviously very tired and did not do so many tricks which is the restaurant trademark. Service was the worst ever. They were kind but totally inattentive. I had to stand up many times to go and fetch a waiter for our requests. Table was never cleaned up and our appetizers empty plates were still on the table at dessert???! It is not the fault of the waiters since each time I stand up and ask for something they did it. There were 2 "managers". (Although this term should not apply to them) who just did not do their job of supervising and ordering the waiters and busboys what to do. Change managers and service will improve tremendousl
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    I was extremely disappointed with the way that this Benihana's dealt with reservations and seating. We waited 45 minutes after arriving for our reservation, and were passed up several times for equally large parties that continually complained. The hosts were irritated and let it show. I will not return to this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I enjoyed being there, however
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    I enjoyed being there, however we had a party of 5 and reserved our time for 7:30pm. at that time, we were asked to wait. our table was ready but we had to "wait for the rest of our party". we had to push to sit down...the last 2 people were not of our group and it was rather silly to make us wait. It is a tad loud for a relaxing evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice as always. Had a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Very Nice as always. Had a 20 min. wait. They were Very busy
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Benihana rocks, amazing
    NumberOneVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Benihana rocks, amazing food + drinks. Great views too!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always enjoy Benihana Fort
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    Always enjoy Benihana Fort Lauderdale. Great entertainment for my 4 year old son who enjoys watching the chef prepare out meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall, the food was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    Overall, the food was very good, the service was good. I had a seven o'clock reservation and all but one got there on time the person was only about 10 minutes late, they made us wait 45 minutes, that was too long to wait when you have a reservation. other than that I enjoyed it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food but a little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Very good food but a little too noisy in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Benihana!
    NumberOneVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Delicious food and a wonderful dining experience! Awesome Benihana!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our 7:30 reservation was 7:50,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Our 7:30 reservation was 7:50, we were not informed there was an extra fee for fried rice, $3.25 per person even though it was offered along with the white or brown. I also reviewed the menu and it is not mentioned there with the entrees. I asked for very little butter or oil but the food had way too much still. I ordered scallops which were good however by the time the vegetables were offered the rice and main entree were cold. Very disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a very good time and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    We had a very good time and it's a fun place to eat. The food is very tasty and good quality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a great time. It's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    We had a great time. It's been a few years since we went, and we came to celebrate my sister's marriage and they took such great care of us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun birthday
    Shorty2024
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    Came with close friends for me and my fiancé's birthday. We enjoyed our time here with a good chef and great company. Had a few mistakes with some things that the waitress fixed without a problem. Love benihana
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We go there every year for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    We go there every year for birthdays. We always have a great dinner and a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Great!
    NumberOneVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Everything is always great at this Benihana -- one of the best!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good, but the chef
    Serenity1211VIP
    Dined on 12/11/2012
    Food was good, but the chef was obviously new and wasn't as dynamic as some of the ones that have been there awhile, but he did okay. Noise was off the charts as usual, which I find distracting. They also pack so many people in there it is kind of suffocating depending on where you sit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/9/2012
    Really amazing place, I love it everytime! I always get the chicken and filet for two and this I a guaranteed winner!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience!
    NumberOneVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Everything was great -- food and service were perfect!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I wanna get a Benihana grill
    NumberOneVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    I wanna get a Benihana grill at home and bring their chefs with me! The food is GREAT!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just Ok This Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/29/2012
    Went there close to closing and it was obvious the chef's and staff were tired. The food was just ok this time,i have been there several times so I wont give it an overall bad review i would just recommend avoiding going close to quitting time, although that should not be an excuse for the mediocre service. Great place to go for groups and hibachi style food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mike was very nice, but it's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/26/2012
    Mike was very nice, but it's not like it used to be with the Japanese chefs putting on more of a show. That's what people come for, what is advertised as a show with the meal, and it hasn't been that way in years. I do appreciate the very generous birthday gift, which enhanced the pleasant lunch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Différent des autres "Tepanyaki"
    Happytraveler54
    Dined on 11/25/2012
    Une première visite à ce restaurant qui fût intéressante. Contrairement aux autres restaurants Tepanyaki, celui-ci est d'une propreté méticuleuse et il est situé sur le bord de l'eau donc la vue est agréable. Les saveurs sont un peu inhabituelles mais c'est délicieux. Le steak, particulièrement, était très tendre. Le riz frit était savoureux et le thé vert particulièrement parfumé.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time celebrating a birthday.
    SueRVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    Great time celebrating a birthday. They even sent us home with a picture ofour group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad night out at benihana
    david
    Dined on 11/18/2012
    Dont book a table of 10 or 11 there is no room at the table
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bennihanna is always fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Bennihanna is always fun! This time we went with a very large group. The service was pretty good considering our party size, they were able to meet all of our needs :) Also the kids had a great time as the chefs put on a show for them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BENIHANA WAS AWESOME, EVERYTHING
    NumberOneVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    BENIHANA WAS AWESOME, EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT! THIS IS THE BEST BENIHANA!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A new meaning to "Happy Meal"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Great first time experience. Refreshing change to an ordinary restaurant. How great is it to see your meal prepared right in front of you. Takes all the guess work out of what is going on in the kitchen. The intermingling of other guests at your table made me feel like I'm in the dining room of a cruise ship. Very cheerful atmosphere with great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    Was seated 1/2 hour after reservation. To make up for the delay, we received an appetizer on the house. Had steak and chicken. The steak was good the chicken well over cooked. The chef was entertaining.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Benihana is always perfect,
    NumberOneVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Benihana is always perfect, great view + food + drinks + service!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went for my birthday and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/8/2012
    We went for my birthday and it was great! The food was amazing as always and they give you a picture of your group to take home. I had a certificate so basically ate for free. My only disappointment was that our chef was extremely quiet. Last time I went I had a great fun chef who really made it fun. This one was simply cooking the food. I like when they throw things in the air and have fun with us!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was fresh, delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/5/2012
    Food was fresh, delicious and cooked to order. Chef was very Entertaining!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • To me simply great !!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    The poeples who was with us that was their first time and they said they gone a go back there soon with family so !!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My family and I will DEFINITELY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    My family and I will DEFINITELY be returning soon!!!!!!! (*.*) Our seats were overlooking the waterway, the Menu had a mind boggling variety, and our meals were extremely tasty!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food + Great Drinks
    NumberOneVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    Great Food + Great Drinks + Great Service + Great View. Benihana is awesome, especially when you get a good chef.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Evening at Benehana
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    We came to celebrate my fiance's birthday. I enjoyed the bar and sushi bar, however I do not think children should be sitting at the bar itself, or running around the bar. It made it feel more of a kids/family place than an adult place to have a drink. This kind of wrecks the mood of a nice evening drink. Drinks very good however, bartenders very attentive and friendly. The only thing I can add to dinner, is maybe cook with less butter and salt! Otherwise the shrimp was outstanding as well as the steak. Thanks for a fun evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Benihana!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/24/2012
    Come on, it's Benihana, how can you go wrong? The food is fantastic, the atmosphere is great, and this one is right on the water. Great meal, great service and great views.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate