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Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
Benihana - Fort Lauderdale

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/fortlauderdale-fl-ft
  • Email: ftlauderdale@benihana.com
  • Phone: (954) 776-0111
  • 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: Japanese, Sushi
  • 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
Prepare for a dining experience unlike any other. Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice through tender steak and juicy chicken. Take in the aroma of sizzling shrimp, lobster and savory vegetables.

And don’t forget our delicious sushi appetizers, including fresh nigiri, sashimi and specialty rolls, all made with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was great and we loved the Samarai style cooking. Unfortunately, we felt "Wedged in" between all the other guests. A little more elbow room would have been nice. It was also very loud and I could barely hear my date when she spoke."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Reservation for 7 got seated at 7:25 then waited until 8 :20 for a chef to start cooking. Service was very slow. Food was very good chicken and shrimp a little over cooked but enjoyed the food for the most part."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Food/Service was great...My son had a Super Birthday Dinner. Can't beat the view."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The chef was friendly and professional. The waitress did not refill drinks and was impossible to find. The food is good quality and enjoyable for the kids. The tables are a little crowded when full (8 people) but with kids it was manageable."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "If you are dining at Benihana's then you do or should know exactly the type meal and experience that you will get: fun, lively meal prepared in front of you. The Fort Lauderdale Location is unique because it sits on the water and if you are lucky enough to be seated facing the water then it is a great view. If you book a reservation at this location, ask for Enrique's table and wait if you have to. He has been there 25 years and is a self described "Mexican Samurai". He is delightful, not jaded after doing this for so long and has really perfected a nice balance of the kitsch of the Benihana experience with a fun evening out."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We held a surprise dinner for my best friend and they did not disappoint. The food was delicious, the chef was great, funny and energetic. Overall great time!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "It doesn't matter how many times you visit, it's always a great experience. This a family favorite and great for kid in you. Food is always great and never disappoints. Consistency is a staple of this great franchise."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My siblings and I treated our father for his 65th birthday (my daughter was also celebrating her 2nd birthday). He had never been to benihana and we thought he would enjoy it. He has been a chef for over 30 years so finding a place he likes can be difficult. He loved it! Our mother enjoyed it as well. She wouldn't put down her phone so she could record the cooking show. We will definitely go back. Also the picture they took of our family was a great touch! Thanks!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The experience left me never wanting to do this again. Not because the food or the service or ambience was horrible, but because I do not enjoy eating that way. First I eat my rice, then my veggies, then my meat. So everything I ate ended being boring. Also, the chefs have done their schtick so many times, it has become routine and they seem to go through the motions instead of putting on a show."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The chefs are great showmen and the kids menu is very reasonably priced. A great family night out."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our reservation was quickly recognized and we were seated shortly after arrival. Server was pleasant. We needed to leave in time to attend the Broward Center for Performing Arts and the server was very helpful. The chef was entertaining and quite accommodating."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "What a terrific combination of venue, great menu, excellent service, and a memorable show put on at your table just for your party. Took the whole family, 3 generations, and we all loved it. Anything more would be gilding a lilly - never did it? Try it."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "I am not sure about how I felt with my last experience here... I felt like they were just herd off cattle to sit as soon as possible..."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I havent been in a while as I try to stay away from the tourist traps and this has become one of them. We decided it would be safe to go on a Sunday. Our reservation was 7:30 and we waited 10 minutes to be seated. With this style of dining this happens. No problem, we went to the bar. The server although knowledgeable was very slow (probably had too many tables) 30 minutes to get us drinks and take orders. Once the chef finally showed for the prep of our dinners (25 min after orders were taken) he had to excuse himself 3 times to go back for items that were missing. The chef was entertaining and engaging & dinner was good once he started. All in all an okay experience. If you are on a time crunch, you might want to try another option."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "While we had to wait to be seated (about 15 min) for a reservation. Chef was OK, I've seen better left us twice because everything wasn't on his card. We watched other Chef's and they were way better. Our Birthday celebration had to be shared that with another person not in our party. Took the fun out of it. Waitress was OK, Charged extra for fried rice but was not mentioned when we ordered. The ambiance was excellent and food was good however, wish it could have been served together instead of pieces. Nothing like eating your rice first, then 2 shrimp cut in small pieces that they called appetizer, getting your meat/seafood last. But again very good and our group did have a great time. Would recommend for a great leisurely time."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Waited siting down 45 minutes before anyone came to our table. The mess up our order. Very bad experience"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Reservation was at 8:00 we call late and arrive 8:15. 9:45 order take 10:30 start eating !!!! 3 kids and a baby starving worst experience ever"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Between the food and service the most enjoyable was Chef Shrik he was just amazing between his sarcasm and jokes. I will forever go back there hopefully I'll get the same chef."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The food and the show were great, as usual. Continue what you are doing."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "WE HAD AN AWESOME TIME ,IT WAS OFF TO A ROCKY START WHEN WE WHERE PLACED AT A TABLE WITH A GROUP THAT HAD TWO CHILDREN UNDERTHE AGE OF 10 THAT WERE OUTTA CONTROL SO WE QUICKLY GOT UP AND ASKED THAT WE BE PLACED AT A DIFFRENT TABLE. FROM THAT POINT FORWARD IT WAS AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE AND WE ARE VERY HAPPY THAT WE CHOSE THAT PLACE TO CELEBRATE OUR DAUGHTERS 18TH BIRTHDAY."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "From the valet to the view of the water, me and my party had an excellent time. The food was amazing, the chef was hilarious and the sake was outstanding. Would recommend to anyone!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food was very good but found the surroundings dirty including carpet and kitchen facilities. Staff was great and service was very good. The restaurant needs some refreshing."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I've been here once before and loved it but when I went for a second time my family and I did not enjoy it. I will not be returning anytime soon. Horrible chef so the food was no good, not satisfied."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Overall my experience dining there was good. I've visited there before. The wait was about 10 minutes even though i made a reservation that week. This time that i visited it was for a special occassion. They sang happy birthday and provided me with icecream. It was a good night!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "When you order Chateaubriand they should serve you Chateaubriand not Filet Mignon and try to pass it off"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Thanks , definitely coming back ..... Next time gonna try the guest chef :)"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Having tried other habachi style restaurants and loving them, I decided to try Benihana. Overall the service and our chef were excellent and we enjoyed our eveing. My only gripe was the seating at the table, which seem inadiquate. Our table was close to corner and there were eight of us. It seems a bit cramped compared to other habachi restaurants I've dined at."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This place lacks in being courteous to their customers. This was my 2nd visit in 2wks and both times I've been treated badly."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "A fun place for a group party. Good food. Nice water views"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Great place to dine, food was delicious, service was excellent. Plan to return soon."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Everything was great, one of the best Benihana's anywhere! Love it!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food wasn't up to par this time we eat here several times a year. Service was slow didn't receive our rice until end of meal. Our cook was not fun. We were seated in a cubby hole I ask to be seated by a window we were a group of 6 and were told we couldn't be moved even though there were two other tables available. Will be tough to go back again."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My husband ordered a shrimp hibachi and i ordered a sauteed shrimp he received the same amt as me, and his meal cost 15 more dollars than mine. They messed up our receipt with the other guest at the table. The witress was very short tempered. The chef was rushing so much he missed several orderes."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I have enjoy this place because I knew this place for a while. The food was awesome as usual but it is noisy. It is not a romantic place that is for sure, but for a group of people food is awesome and price tag is perfect. Will go there again that is for sure!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Best restaurant in town to celebrate a birthday. Great food, energetic and lots of fun."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I decided to try this place out with my girlfriend on our weekly date night outing. You can judge how good a restaurant is by viewing/experiencing the restaurant at peak hours. We went for dinner and had reservations for 7:30PM. By the time we ate and left the restaurant it was 10:00PM. Benihana is a Hibachi style cooking restaurant where they cook all your foods right in front of the guests. This allows for nice entertainment and most importantly, you know what is being put into your food. The fresh taste of recently cooked food is the best and that is why we like visiting places like Benihana. However, once we were seated the Chef took forever to arrive at our table. It is obvious they are not capable to serve guests at peak hour."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Chef was late. Rice tasted burnt and had no taste whatso ever (this is one of the reasons why I came here!!). Chef was interactive with us at first but then started focusing on what was going on around him instead of watching what he was doing was doing. The only show we got was from our food being sliced and brought over to us. For the price I paid, I will go somewhere else where I get bang for my buck. This was a very disappointing night and the overall experience was sub par. I would not recommend nor come back again."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Really good food, and a lot if it! Great chef, Saha, at our table. Very noisy restaurant, but it's a different and fun way to be served your food."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had reservations on a Tuesday night for 7pm And we arrived 10 min early to be seated around 7:45ish. The tables seat 7 but they decided to make out table an 8 person. So I sat on the corner between my wife and a guest who's knee kept banging against mine. Food was good, out chef was not exciting and didn't interact much. I was always under the impression they are supposed to be fi and engage with you And do fun stuff, flipping food, catching in their hat. Etc. But nothing.. Really it was ok, but any sit down restaurant would have been fine! I wouldn't go again unless someone was having an event and that happen to be the location."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "This was not my first time here at this Benihana and it wont be my last. Unfortunately there was a mix up with my reservation but they fixed it immediately and honored everything I requested. The air conditioner was blowing a little too cold, we notified, they fixed immediately. I believe that this experience made everything for my Valentines Dinner with my husband a sweet and memorable moment for us. The food was awesome as always and I always enjoy my time here at Benihana!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014