Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
Benihana - Fort Lauderdale

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/fortlauderdale-fl-ft
  • Phone: 9547760111x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Friday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Benihana - Fort Lauderdale reviews from OpenTable diners
141 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (92)good for groups (91)scenic view (66)kid-friendly (53)great for lunch (30)fit for foodies (20)hot spot (18)romantic (16)neighborhood gem (16)great for brunch (15)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (11)great for outdoor dining (3)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Best expierence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I've been to Benihana plenty of times but never to the Fort Lauderdale location. It was perfect. Valet parking,great chefs, great drinks, and right by the water!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun time
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This restaurant is so fun. Perfect for all ages. Deliciously entertaining. Good food, great prices, excellent location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    JJDANT
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Always enjoy going to Benihana in Ft. Lauderdale. The Ft. Lauderdale location is close to where we live and right on the intracoastal with a great view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Take a guest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Took a guest to Bennihana's and she thoroughly enjoyed her meal and the chef.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great place.
    jscinelli
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Just a go to place for any occasion. Intercoastal View is also nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Had a great time took my wife here for her birthday. It was her and our sons first time they had a blast. Plus the picture and the ice cream topped it off for her. The overall experience was great the chefs are always fun & energetic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hit once again
    PatrickL
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Been here a few times over the years. Maintains high level of service and entertainment for the kiddos. Staff makes the time fly by. Fresh food
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inexperienced chef
    Gabby
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was good but chef lacked experience and boring. Couldn't muti task either. Disappointing to go to a Japanese restaurant and you have an American chef.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch with Grandkids
    Vicki
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It was my granddaughters' first trip to Benihana. They both thought it was the greatest thing ever. The chef went out of his way to entertain the girls and we really appreciated it. The food was good, but the show was better.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Always fun with kids at that place, not complicated...filet mignon and lobster was great...only down side...their salad dressing !!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restaurant for amateur diners
    foodies
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The shrimp and lobster dinner I had was old and overcooked. I wasn't expecting gourmet but when paying $35.00, I did expect decent food. Table was small and cramped and the chef had to serve the dinner without the vegetables as he couldn't coordinate the meals. When you get the zucchini half way through the meal and the onions after you have finished, something is wrong. My wife's meal wasn't any better. I have dined at similar restaurants before, so I know how things should have gone. My experience was so bad, that we decided to start eating at home. We both agreed that even if the food was free, we would not eat there again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My chef daz was the best made my experience wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happy2b
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Enjoyed our experience with our "Jason". He was very hospitable and friendly. Did a wonderful job of preparing our dinner. The atmosphere was and view was breathtaking. Love dining near the water.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Excellent presentation, the food was delicious, however it had too much salt and too much butter.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointed.
    jlange66
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I'm on disability so my budget is right but chose to go here for my birthday. The chef (John) did no "show" while cooking. He complained about the job the entire time. The entire table complained about the fried rice. He told us it was sushi rice because they ran out of the rice for fried rice and that we should complain but don't tell the manager he told us about the rice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Experience
    Aza23
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The main reason to go to Benihana's is the experience. They have trained Chefs that cook and put on a show right in front of you. You get a lot of good food, even though it is a bit expensive it is worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No Yummy Yummy Sauce :-(
    NoYumYumSauce
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I had no idea there was no Yummy Yummy sauce at this Benihana. I was very disappointed to find this out. Not sure why it is different than all the other Benihana's I have been to. Great server, great chef! We were celebrating my birthday...it was a good time. But the food just is not the same without it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic, romantic , exciting, fun
    bless26
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Me and my.boyfriend went i thought it wold be great to.take him for his birthday the food was great and the shelf sergio was fun and attentive to all our needs and more .
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impersonal
    Em2DINE
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was one of the most impersonal reception greeting to a restaurant we have ever had. When we were taken/herded to out table the hostess never even waited for our whole party to be presant, as one was paying the bar bill. Throughout the whole experience we felt like a spectator in a zoo. Sorry !
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Server and Chef are amazing
    Maressa
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    From the time you sit at your table until you leave everything is amazing. However the hostess are HORRIBLE, I had a reservation at 8pm, arrived at 7:40pm did not get a clicker and at 8:10 went up to them again and apparently the hostess forget to check me and my family in. We didn't sit until 8:30pm and people that arrived after us, sat before us. so after waiting for almost 1hr with reservations, the waitress and chef were amazing. Just really disappointed with the waiting time granted it was week day, they weren't crowded there was no reason to make us wait like that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always consistently good
    LaudbytheseaVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    You can always count on Benihana to be consistent and fresh.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Switzerland
    Switzerland
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I came here ever since I visited Benihana for the first time 16 years ago. I have dinner here three to four times a year even though i live in Switzerland!! The food is outstanding. Ask for 'Dasz'!! He's the best Benihana chef ever!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • experience
    Rex1981
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great first time experience love the restaurant....(chef Joel) great personality looking forward to returning to benihana.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, annoying teenagers
    Love2Fish
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was great, chef was awesome but a couple of tables full of teenagers ruined my lunch with their noise and annoyance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had a nice evening and the food was very good. Always a good meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My husband and I went to Benihana's for our anniversary two days ago. We were very dissaipointed with the service, the chef Sergio was great, but the waitress was horrible, she spilled sauce on my dress and barely apologized, then disappeared for a while until I had to beg her for soda water to clean my dress. Also, a family next to us were there celebrating the dad's birthday, the staff knew it was a birthday and they did not bother to properly celebrate it, nor did they took a picture of the family. That family were also complaining about the service to us too. It seems to me the bad service was due to the waitress's lack of interest in making sure out table was taken care off.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Long Wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait for another 15-20min.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana
    cneno2
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    This Benihana was nice are chef was great very funny and had a lot of energy.Our party of four really enjoyed it!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good experience
    FLGGM
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The filet mignon and scallops were excellent, along with the chicken stir fried rice and soup. The onion and zuchini portions were on the small side. The chef put on a great show! The restaurant is dated and needs a bit of refreshing. The windows overlooking the intracoastal waterway were covered with moisture -- between the panes of glass -- blocking the beautiful view.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SueBee
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    It was a fun experience--dinner and a show put on by the server. The food was very good and thte portions are more than ample.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very desorganized.
    kiki
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Our reservation was at 2:30, they did not sit us until 3:30 and it also took like 30 minutes to be able to order.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration Dud
    BirthdayDud
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Reservation messed up, 3 drink order choices not available, too crowded at the table, birthday dessert forgotten, dirty bowls and silverware, pricey for quantity and quality. We will not return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun but noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I was surprised that the seating was not private but you had to share a table with strangers. Service was good. Chef was good but food was a bit over salted. Noise level did not make it enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent...Not Great
    IraBfromCSGVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I'd say we go to hibachi once or twice per year, and the experience is generally the same - Good dinner and an entertaining show. This location provided half of that experience. The dinner was tasty, but the entertaining show was missing. Service was good, and there's no beating the birthday club $30 discount. Overall, a very acceptable experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Benihana Chef Ever
    Koolkerry7
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We had Joel as our chef and he was so amazing! His energy, sense of humor and enthusiasm really made our department's group luncheon a wonderful time. Lunch is very reasonable and we loved it! Would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Goodfood
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The food is great!! But the chef who cooked for us did not "play" with the food while cooking. We were almost switching to the table next to us, seriously. Lol :(
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Andreia French!
    Andreiabraziliangirl
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I just love going there I love the food and I can have fun at the same time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dirty plates, mediocre food
    BenihanawasNOTgood0714
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had to ask for clean plates. The food wasn't really seasoned well, I came for the fried rice and I can cook better than what was cooked there. I've been to other Japanese steakhouses and the good provided is much more than this. Also, I have a shellfish allergy... Chef tried to give me shrimp and I had to physically put my hand out to stop him. Instead of cooking rice, veggies, steak & then shrimp, he cooked veggies with the shrimp so I had to pass on eating vegetables which I love! Really disappointing especially when I told him AND the waitress. I wouldn't go back there again. They don't really pay attention to you & it's more of a "get people in and out" mentality. Service / cleanliness/ good food is an afterthought.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Customer service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Mother in law missed step outside as leaving and 3 valet made no attempt to assist or show concern.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friday Nightmare
    Nicole
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    After waiting 30 minutes to be seated even with a reservation, the server Su was terrible. She was extremely rude, the eating area was dirty and she didn't take it upon herself to clean it right away. The chef Enrique saved the day he was extremely pleasant and funny. The server really made the experience unpleasant. Next time I'll try the Coral Springs location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.