Benihana - Key West
Benihana - Key West

Benihana - Key West

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/keywest-fl-ke/
  • Phone: 3052946400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Chef Wilmer Sanchez and Chef Satoru Honda
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We offer Sushi Platters, please call for info and pricing.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private "Kimono Room" seats 15 to 20 people and features a 175 year old antique Japanese Wedding Kimono made with 24k gold and silver threads. It is absolutely spectacular!

    (15 person minimum - Credit Card required to Hold Room - No Charge for use of Kimono Room) Kimono Room is available at 5:30pm, 7:30pm or 9:30pm nightly - please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Kristen Wager 305-294-6400x
  • Special Events: We also do large tour and bus groups, please contact Kristen Wager at 305-294-6400.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stickney Lane
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking and additional parking in the rear of the building.
A word from Benihana - Key West
Welcome to Benihana Key West where every seat overlooks the Atlantic! Guests are seated at grill tables in groups of eight to ten, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Marvel 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. A local's favorite! And the place to celebrate!!

Visit our oceanfront sushi lounge where talented sushi chefs 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Benihana - Key West reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (22)special occasion (18)scenic view (16)kid-friendly (14)fit for foodies (5)great for lunch (2)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • Lucky
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I have been to this Benihana many times, the food and service is always outstanding. It is about the best dining experience in Key West.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great but with a minor hiccup
    sjswestall
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great place. Great food. My only concern is at the beginning of the meal a spatula near hit me and covered my plate. Wine glass and myself partially in sauce. We had a joke about it but I expected something to be done about it. No apology. It was like it was avoided by the host and the wait staff. I would say 8 out of 10 customers would of made a big deal out of it at the time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wedding reception
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I had my small sunset wedding on Smathers Beach and the 15 of us had dinner here and it was a 1st for a few of my guest and we all loved it. They even let me stop by a couple of hours before they opened to drop off my cupcakes for my reception. Staff was friendly and my party thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fun to celebrate birthday!
    KeyWestConch
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We are locals and enjoy routinely going to Benihana's with a group. It's much more fun that way. The grill cook is always outstanding for entertainment and for preparing delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner
    Bday
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We had a great dinner. The people and service were outstanding! Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun
    Chancestaken
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Water front view. Dinning and entertainment. A little loud, but that's everyone having fun. Super fast service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Sushi was delicious and not overpriced at all. Great oceanfront view and nice ambiance!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    DawnBVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was good, staff was attentive, and overall good atmosphere for a birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shelby
    NoHappy
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It was my daughters birthday. Three years in a row we come for the occasion. This year no "Happy Birthday" singers and no picture. She was dis apointed!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The food was outstanding. I'm ready to come back. Our chef Fausto did great job keeping us entertained.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • no good
    Foodiegirl1229
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    made reservations and still waited another 1 hour until they found more people to seat us at the hibachi .
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This was my first time at a Benihana, even though there are a couple locations in the county where I live. My experience is exactly what has been described to me by friends and family who have gone. I was surprised how the food is served as it's prepared vs. preparing it all and plating it to serve. I especially liked that we joined 4 other diners to fill a table. It was a fun experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We arrived on time for our 700 reservation but we're not seated until about 720. Once seated we enjoyed the soup, and the salad but the wait time for the chef was noticeably long. Chef finally came out and we enjoyed our food. Over all th experience was fun and enjoyable but there was a lot of waiting around.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would not recommend
    guess
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I have bn to several Benihanas around the US n never had a bad experience b4. The cook was funny but no tricks as they usually do but the food was good. The manager was horrible! The cook had already started cooking our meal n she asked him if he could move to another table. Unbelievable! On our wait out the manager ask if we would like to have a drink at the bar seen according to her they carry drinks that we won’t find any other place, she would know bc she was a bartender for many years. Yet I requested my fv drink n nobody had a clue of what I was taking about. I explain to mix armaretto, coconut rum n pineapple. I have always paid $4-$5 everywhere else yet the manager charged me $8 for each bc it’s a drink that they dont mixed. Really?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interactive Dining
    selectivediner
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I booked this restaurant in Key West because our 13 year-old nephew was visiting and I didn't want a stuffy dinner. From beginning to end, this was a great dining experience. Everyone found something they liked on the menu, and it was cooked at the table with energy and humor by our chef. Our only problem was being absolutely full when we left. Fortunately, this restaurant is right across from the beach where we walked to find the perfect spot to watch fireworks on the Fourth of July.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food- good price
    CaptRon
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Staff seemed stressed for some reason, this was the first time at this Benihana but have been to others in SF and Baton Rouge. This one was some what better. The chef was very good and the food was generous and tasty. Nice view of the Atlantic Ocean and plenty of good parking, which is a good advantage for Key West. We will go there again as we enjoyed the food and experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 3 reviews are from the Benihana - Key West reviews archive.
  • Birthday dinner
    Bday
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Had a great dinner with my husband for his birthday. It was definitely worth the 50 mile drive to get there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent
    KellyW
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We always enjoy Benihana. The food is great and it's so entertaining. The past 2 times we've been there, our chef was Edgar. He's the best! Friendly and fun! We hope to have him again and again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    jbblizz
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    was delightful with the service an food our chef Juan was outstanding prepare excellent skill as a chef an out waiter was on top of everything would recommend this restaurant to any one
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.