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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
  • 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 WinnerJapanese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "You can always count on Benihana to be consistent and fresh."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Great first time experience love the restaurant....(chef Joel) great personality looking forward to returning to benihana."
    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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait for another 15-20min."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This Benihana was nice are chef was great very funny and had a lot of energy.Our party of four really enjoyed it!!!"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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 :("
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I just love going there I love the food and I can have fun at the same time!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Mother in law missed step outside as leaving and 3 valet made no attempt to assist or show concern."
    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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Absolutely wonderful first time experience!!! I will most certainly return."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Benihana, the perfect place to go for special occasions. Sign up for Captain's table - it's worth it! Food is consistently delicious."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "went for our anniversary, had a great time. The chef (Enrique) was great!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I've been coming to this location for over 20 years,every time I go somewhere I complained!!!!,I noticed the portion have decreased but how much can we eat!!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "OMG our chef Richard was soooo good and the food was the best I ever tasted at that location. However, our waitress was rude and her attitude sucked! I go there all the time and she served us before I don't know why this time her attiude sucked. I had to tell her four times I wanted my appertizer on a receipt by itself. Also, I order my drink before my sister. The waitress came ten mins later without my corona beer and my sister order her cocktail after. Then the waitress came back 5 mins later with my sister drink and not with my drink and when I asked her if she forgot about my corona she had a attitude. Honestly, a beer is the easiest drink to grab I didn't understand why she had a attitude when I asked her about the status of my drink."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We had a 7:30 reservation for dinner for 2. We arrived early and took advantage of the happy hour. We noticed that the hh prices had gone up, some substantially and we probably wont go back to partake in just hh again because of this. Still good service and drinks! We waited to be paged for dinner until about 8PM. It was busy and we finished our soup and salad before a chef made it to the table. Regardless, our chef Joel was great! Did things the others don't. Food and drink wonderful as usual. Always consistent with food! Top quality!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I usually have a great experience when coming here, however, on this occasion it wasn't very pleasant. Our server was great with a good personality, but the chef was terrible. We sat for almost an hour before the chef came to the table and although the manager sent an appetizer, it didn't change the fact that the chef was boring, did not entertain the table or provide for a fun experience."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "not interested in reviewing. This is a dumb thing u ask for a review it takes 2 long then u can't end it until u fill everything.Fill in the blanks 123 thats what it should be"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We were invited by friends and I have to say I am going to invite others as well. I highly recommend the chefs tables...perfect to entertain up to 8 guests. We all ate well and they accommodated our food allergies too! Thanks"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "When we arrived for a reservation at 9:30 it took about a half an hour to be sat, then once sat we didn't get our soup and salad for about 20 minutes, then it took another 20 minutes just for the chef to come to our table. It was my first time dining here and hope it doesn't take that long to get serviced."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The wait time is too long. Waited an hour and half with reservation."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Always an entertaining time with good food. Fortunate to sit with a group of people celebrating graduation. It was a great lunch"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Have been here many times. My only comment would be that the food tends to be a bit bland. Needs a bit more spice But it's a great place for large groups and occasions"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "especial occasions dinner party, birthdays, etc this is a great place."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Great food drinks and something different to make dinner fun"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We made reservations for Father's Day to treat my dad who was visiting from Vietnam and has never been to Benihana's. We were running a few minutes late, but they graciously accomodated us. The service was good, and the gentleman cooking the food was funny and engaging. The only thing I had a problem with was that the food was very salty. The gentleman cooking, used quite a bit of salt. Next time I will request no extra salt. We have been coming to Benihana's for years, special occasion or not, and have always had a great experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The service and the food was superb!! My family and I really enjoyed myself. You truly get what you paid for and it was well worth it! :-)"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "years ago benihana was a unique and different experience in food. it has been copied and knocked off by so many restaurants. they say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery!! the food quality and the service are heads above the others. other than the wait which doesn't happen much when you achieve VIP status on open table.... we had a great time."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Arrived 20 minutes early for reservation, had to wait almost 45 minutes. The restaurant seated two other couples that arrived 20 minutes after us first. We ended up leaving with out eating here because of rude people they chose to seat worth us"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "the service is a disaster we had a reservation us wait 40 min for the table"
    Dined on 6/7/2014