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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Benihana - Fort Lauderdale reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (82)special occasion (81)scenic view (57)kid-friendly (55)great for lunch (28)romantic (17)hot spot (16)neighborhood gem (15)fit for foodies (14)great for brunch (10)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • nice experiment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    It's a very nice atmosphere with really great staff and a lot of energy to make the customers fell welcome to come back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good choice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    As always, good food quality. It was a little bit noisy...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre hibachi
    SpiritedFoodie
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Perhaps the worst hibachi I have had, definitely prefer local spots. Food was bland and nothing to write home about. Decent prices on bottles of wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food - lengthy experience
    LaudbytheseaVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We have ate here many times. We enjoy the fresh and consistently good food Benihana is known for. The food and drinks were great but there must have been a shortage of chefs. Our reservation was for 6:30. They didn't seat us until 6:45. Our waiter was great but the chef didn't arrive to the table for another 45 minutes. It was 8:30 before we were done with the entire experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Frequent flyer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Whether I'm with my daughter or with a group, I always enjoy my trip to Benihana! Recently took a friend who recently moved to Florida. It was his first time & I must say he thoroughly enjoyed himself as well as the food!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday night review
    BpatBenihanas
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I always enjoy going to benihanas, but the other night wasn't the best. Our food was over cooked and we were stuffed in a crowded table with another family. I don't mind sitting with others but we were literally shoulder to shoulder with the other people. It was ice cold air conditioning which isn't too bad but I was very upset about the food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    GreatFood
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The service was good, food was good, chef was memorable and the ambience was nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as good as before :-(
    Simmy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Waitress Service at table really poor, chef cooked fried rice first and 30 min later cooked my sirloin, not going back soon. Also I sign up for the chefs table but I never got my birthday certificate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday dinner
    Sandie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great place to celebrate. Good food and loads of fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Slowest service EVER. Got there at 7pm on a weeknight and did not leave till 10pm. Ordered nothing out of the ordinary and couldn't wait to leave after paying our $100+ tab and receiving horrible service with zero apologies.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bryantsspot
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This is one of my favorite dining spots. I like the idea of seeing my food prepared in front of me and the fact it is mainly a healthy meal. My grandson loves Benihana for the fun and entertainment the chef brings to the table. I always recommend this spot for lunch and or dinner. You have the opportunity to meet new people at your table and have conversations with both the patrons and the chef. Great place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • vangi10
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Benihana restaurant, a popular spot, provides individualized food service and caters to all palates and handicaps. Our chef, John, prepared foods as per requirement at our table with care and attention to detail. However, there is very limited choice for vegetarians.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is priority
    hopetoreturnagainsoon
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    it had been several years since i'd been back to Benihana and sadly felt the food quality was marginal. We enjoyed it- celebrated a birthday with four of us there- but if food quality is lacking, it needs to be improved and back to the former standards. It was also so loud I couldn't hear the waiter or what anyone else was saying... we will be back, in the hope that food quality will be better. It's fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    JHLA
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Benihana is always consistently good. Servers are friendly and the chefs are super friendly and a great show. Great place for everyone, young, old, couple or family. They cater to everyone well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Had a reservation still waited almost an hour to get seated
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual
    DocLou
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    When you enter the restaurant, they greet you...they are all courteous...The maitre di is the best, the waiter was great as usual, and the manager can not do enough for you....I recommend this rest. to everyone...the food is fanastic, and I will keep bringing all my friends and associates to this Fort Lauderdale Benihanna..again I thank you, esp the Manager...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good food- service, eh
    Kimberlee
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had an 8:30 reservation and were sat promptly when our entire party arrived. We got to the table and were one chair short. Instead of re-seating us, they squished another chair in. We waited 30 minutes before I got up and asked someone if we had a server. She came over and took our drink order but did not ask about food, which we were more than ready to order. One guy our party had to make 3 trips to the bar - our waitress was nowhere to be found. We told our server that we were celebrating a b-day. She must have forgotten about that too -we were barely offered dessert before the check. We got ice cream elsewhere on our way home. I have been to this Benihana on at least 4 other occasions and have never had an issue like this before.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food is amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Love this place go there you will love it too. Perfect view the cooks are awesome and the food is even better. Go for the lunch its a really good deal, free valet really nice guys. Waittress is awesome yoi will never run out of your drink
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • horrible experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This was the worst experience ever!! Emelio was our server and john the italian was our cook. Inordered the hibachi chicken and it was raw not thoroughly cooked. Our reservation was for 7:30 we left at 10:30. It took emelio about 30 minutes before he ever asked what we wanted to drink and anothrr 40 mins before our drinks came. I ordered california rolls as an apitizer and thise and the soup came out before our drinks! Absolutely horrible!! The lady next to me at our table complained to the manager but he did nothing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mom's Birthday
    Denise
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a great time at Benihana's this past Saturday night - my mom especially. The view of the Intracoasal Waterway was awesome! The food and our chef, Sergio, were outstanding! I've visited two other south Florida locations and this one is the BEST! It's at the top of my list!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations mean very little here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Went on Saturday night and it was a zoo. Although open table showed available reservations this place does not seem to differentiate between those holding reservations and those not. I arrived 6:50 for a 7pm reservation and after waiting 40 minutes asked a manager what the issue was. At that point he squeezed our party of 4 into a table. Definitely not worth the headache. Needs better management.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Allergy beware
    rbfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Never before have I seen a restaurant take a food allergy so nonchalantly. When we were greeted by the server we informed her of an egg allergy. I suggested my daughters food be prepared separately in the kitchen not on the common hibachi table. I was told not to worry. When the chef came he reviewed the tables order and jokingly said extra eggs for my daughter. I was very confused. Thought her dish was being prepared in the kitchen. Asked to speak to manager. She put the blame on me and said I should have notified them before I was seated at the table. I told her that I informed the server (the first person to see us at the table). Not a good experience and this place needs to take allergies more seriously.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Need to be aware of the experience
    regen17
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I went to dinner with my son and it was an all-around good experience and there were no serious issues. The only thing that I did not like about the experience I can write off to not being familiar with the Benihana way of prepping and serving food. I was not aware of the fact that most of the food on the menu is prepped at the table, so the prep and service was spread out over an extended period of time. The issue that I had was that we ate our soup and salad, the chef arrived at the table and started prepping the food. It was then served out in bits and pieces over a pretty long period of time. During that time, my son and I lost our appetites. By the time the chef was done, we were ready for to-go boxes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining spot, will be back (:
    Nomnomnom
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had a great time on Friday night. The chef was very entertaining and made the experience at least twice more fun than any other hibachi place I've ever been to. The food was great and actually it was a lot better than any other hibachi I've gotten before too. Definitely will be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef Richard is the best!!!
    C0nciergeVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great culinary experience, Wait staff was "in a hurry", forgot that 2 customers in my table were celebrating their birthdays and wasn't very attentive in general but Our Hibachi Chef saved the day. Ambiance was horrible, as a beardy customer from the table in front of us kept on bossing and bulling his chef for not cooking as they "do it in the hood", I believe Management should have gotten involved to kick that uneducated and obnoxious customer out of Benihana. I've been many times to FLL, Doral and MIA locations and this was by far our worst experience, LEAVING ASIDE CHEF RICHARD, HE WAS GREAT.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to celebrate a birthday
    southflaliving
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Fun and the food is very good! Priced well for what you get. Great for birthdays or visiting company
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could have been a great night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The issue was the guests we were sitting with. From the moment they got to the table they rushed the service, forcing their order on the hostess and going so far as to feign having diabetes in an attempt to get their food faster. When the server finally approached the table one of the other guests was speaking loudly on her cellphone and another was barking orders about how he wanted his food cooked before the chef even got an opportunity to introduce himself. All this could be overlooked but it was my birthday guests first time and the other guests behavior resulted in us not getting the show and experience we came there for. We expressed this to the server and she apologized but that was it. We payed a pretty penny to be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No taste
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    J J was the cook and the food was terrible. I had to return my entire plate .
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great time
    SFLJonny
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I set the reservation with Open Table. I had requested a table with a view and mentioned in the notes it was for an anniversary. We got there and were seated within a few minutes. They accommodated the view part perfectly as we could see through the window to the Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal and all the nice boats cruising by. They even gave us a special dessert at the end of the meal. Service was great and our chef was very friendly and talented with the showmanship. I would recommend this location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    the food and the service were good, but the table next to us was extremely loud. Oh well...
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best expierence
    Hottie2269
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Take a guest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.