Benihana - Miami Beach
Benihana - Miami Beach

Benihana - Miami Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/miamibeach-fl-mb
  • Phone: 3058662768x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Friday: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 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, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hispanola Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking.
A word from Benihana - Miami Beach
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 WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Benihana - Miami Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (63)special occasion (59)scenic view (34)kid-friendly (33)great for lunch (22)romantic (19)hot spot (16)fit for foodies (13)neighborhood gem (11)great for brunch (9)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (4)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Reservation for nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Despite of having a reservation, we always have to wait too much to sit. At this time, we had to wait about 40 minutes. There is a rude and impolite receptionist (one that works at night and wear eyeglasses with black frame. She had no identification). She doesn't know how to treat the public, mainly tourists like me and my fiancee that doesn't speak english perfectly (we are from Brazil). We saw she suggesting to a guest, that was complaining about the wait, to cancel her reservation if she doesn't want to wait. It is not the first time we and other people were treated like this by this receptionist. We think she is working at the wrong place. The food and the ability of the chef always impress us, but the reception and the wait are bad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were there two nights and both nights the food was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!!!
    Awesome
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It was my daughters 12th bday and it was wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food
    DreheissVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was good but our chef wasn't very experienced. But I guess you have to start somewhere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Actress Cola
    HotSpot
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The service and food never cease to amaze me! Every time is a great experience. This was my first time doing a reservation and i'm happy that i didn't have to wait 30 mins after arriving to be seated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dining
    Yolie78
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great service at the front of the house and with server. Cook Gerry was excellent, he really made the dining experience entertaining and enjoyable. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a great 30th
    dirty30
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Awesome food, awesome service. The best dining and customer service experience I have had in a very long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the chef was very dedicated
    jaycee
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We enjoy n love it we had fun in the table with our chef we laugh n we love the design he did with the rice I love u
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertaining but expensive
    DKdiner
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food was good and the preparation by the Hibachi chefs was entertaining. The chef show was done like an "assembly line". All the chefs were basically doing the same routine. The decor is a little shabby and old looking but well kept. The experience was okay but not worth the big money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • girls night out
    greeniis613
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    my kids had a great first time at the restaurant really enjoyed watching their food being cooked in front of them
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food was amazing and so was the cook. Great environment !
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too bad
    OHsogood
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This location has a scenic view i was disappointed that i was sat away from the view. There were no other diners or reservations because the tables were not used the entire time. The young ladies at the front, i won't call them hostess' because they weren't warm, or welcoming. i arrived 15 mins early for rsvp & after i said hello i was told in these exact words" "Orlando" not sir or Mr. Reyes, is your entire party here? my rsvp was for 5 and i was standing with 4 other people, then i was told that i would to have to wait until my scheduled time. No please enjoy our garden, our bar, or please have a seat in the lobby. the server was excellent though, food was tasty but the chef was boring. not what i wanted to celebrate my daughter's b-day.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Benihana is... Well, Benihana!!!
    EdyHal1970
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I have nene coming to this Restaurant for The paso 14 Years and can say it has never let me down... Some times it is better than others, but I love the food in this place and I love coming here with my family...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    A great chef that was very knowledgeable about his profession and a great entertainer at the same time while cooking. Waiter was also very good. Our glasses were always full. She explained us the menu and advised us well on our questions. The over all experience was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent place
    Joe7176
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    been here a couple times really great cook is scott really great time thanks
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I had to wait 40 minutes to be sited, despite the fact I had a reservation
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Reservation at 9; didn't start eating until 11. Unbelievable...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • celebration
    dine
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    i had a great birthday experience here love the food and service the wait was a little long but overall excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    Ash0715
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Absolutely LOVED this Benihana's location! This was my first time here and I had a great experience. Made reservations and sat down fairly quickly. I went to the one in Coral Gables and never wanted to go back from how boring and horrible the food was there. This was a nice change. Will definitely be coming back! Had a great birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Food
    SusieVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Lunch was fabulous. Scott was our chef and Mary was our server. They were great. My 4 kids and I enjoyed lunch.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Freshest Sushi/Sashimi
    Markito
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Remodeled a few years ago and great view overlooking Biscayne Bay Hibachi upstairs, bar and sushi bar downstairs. Good happy hour and good happy hour.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    TiffanyVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Benihana has good food made right in your table. Very entertaining for kids
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dissapointed
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    i received a birthday coupon in the amount of $30 to be used by me only (after all coupon specifies..it's your birthday).. when i presented it to the server - Denny- he told me that i need to buy 2 entrees..one full price the other will be discounted $30.. ??????????? i ordered anyway.filet mignon and shrimp combo... (with server Denny.).. i got hibachi steak .apparently Denny ordered the wrong item... I did not eat the steak it was tough, hard.. yet I was billed for full price..
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bday celebration
    Goingagain7288
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    My wife and I dined there July 2 for our birthdays and it was such an a amazing experience. The staff was so on point and treated us with such great hospitality!!! I can't wait to go back.. The scenery was great by the bay and chef was fantastic and very interactive with my table!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time!
    KalasTastebuds
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We celebrated my mom's birthday and she had a truly amazing time! The chef on the hibachi grill was energetic and engaged every single person while she cooked for us, making jokes and drink suggestions (The coconut mojito is AMAZING) She made a show of the dinner, making us laugh and keeping us interested in what she was doing. It was truly a great time, the price goes with the food and you get a lot of great tasting food on your plate, ask about the specials if you're looking to save a little, they are so worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love this place!!
    luv2eat
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This place has an awesome view but it can be a hassle because if you are not in a big party you might get seated with annoying people. My Wife and I went there for a date night and got seated with a family of 4 with two children. The husband was very picky and the small child was throwing food around the table. But overall I enjoyed the food and the chef. Also the view is AMAZING
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Getting down!!
    danny
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Worst Benihana experience in 20 years as a client. Staff acting as robots with a poor interacting with customers, no smiling no talking. Almost cero tricks while cooking. Not only my table, I witness the same climate all around the place. I fell like being served the Benihana delicious food in a Pollo Tropical place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • In shock
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Usually I love benihana but this time, the food was mediocre... The chef looked like he was in a bad mood, was boring and his food had no flavor. Everyone left their plate. The service was horrible.. We ordered sushi and it never came, we had to get the hostess to come give us water because our waitress was no where to be found, she wasn't attentive. I was really let down this time and very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sad Fan-Food great, service Not!
    Scuba123
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Went night after Fathers Day, so it wasn't busy. Had reservation to celebrate birthday, which they forgot & I had to remind them. Asked for table by the water -3 were empty, when they seated us in a corner! Waited 30 minutes at table before finally asking for someone to take our order. Soup, & salad not delivered until chef started cooking & then staff eager to clear table for dinner, so it felt rushed. Ordered sushi appetizers & didn't get until chef almost done cooking. Waitress never gave us water until we asked. Order was mixed up & chef, thus, accidentally gave our portion to other guest at table, who ate it before realizing the error. Chef practically nonverbal & somewhat slow, but did the usual tricks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time
    hungrymomma
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I went to Benihana's as a special occasion. Me and my boyfriend were celebrating fathers day. I enjoyed the spectacular service, the engaging ambiance, and the delicious food. I loved it the and would love to go again, it was inexpensive and great quality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Satisfied
    Madwomen
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Although the food was really good the service was awfull...our chef did t do any entertainment while all the other chefs did next to us so we were looking at the table over instead of our own table...on top of that it was my cousins birthday we asked the waitress if she could bring ice cream for her and sing she said no probleme and never came even when we reminded her... Gee thanks for making her feel special on a day she felt forgetten....bad experience
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service
    bibi
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The waiter was not a good service but the chef Frank was excellent..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and performance
    Miadine
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food was great and the cook performance was very nice. Only concern was with the hostesses. We had a reservation for 7 people, and we were 7 people including a baby and a lady with an advanced pregnancy whom had to wait standing more than 30 minutes past reservation time to be seated. When we finally were assigned on a table, after being seated we were requested to leave that one because was not room for a high chair. But reservation were made for 7 spots! In that table were already seated 3 persons who came without reservation while we were waiting to be seated. 10 more standing minutes later, we were seated at other table. After that, every thing was perfect. Great cook, great food, great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food - Poor Service
    Nish
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I was expecting something special, however the chefs were not as entertaining as other places. I was overall satisfied, but lacked what other Hibachi places offer to make them special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service, food ok not perfect
    Luvgoodfood55
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Our reservation was for 5:30pm and we were seated promptly at that time. Our chef was new so we didn't see as many tricks as usual but he was very friendly. My son got sushi and was very satisfied. The other 3 hibachi meals tasted good but my scallops were slightly overcooked and chewy. Also the steamed white rice was brought out by our waiter just as our chef started cooking and by the time the hibachi food was done the rice was cold. The hibachi veggies were cooked perfectly. Overall a very nice dining out experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GOOD FOOD, 45min waiting
    MVPG
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We had to wait 45min to be seated even after reservation. Beside this, the food was great, price was fair and the company even great...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't use your credit card
    StolenCCVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    It appears that my credit card number may have been stolen from the Behihana - Miami Beach. This is the only restaurant that I went to while there. I would recommend not going there or at least use caution when using your credit card.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice restaurant, long wait
    Dvmva
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The restaurant atmosphere is very nice and the servers were friendly, however we had to wait very long to be able to sit down at the table. I had a reservation for 7:30 PM however my family had to wait until 8:15 to be able to sit down!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Benihana what else
    Hansheinrich
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Due to the Reservation, I had no problem to get a seat - other parties has waited more than an hour! The rest of the Story is quick written down: Benihana is Benihana.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    Byenvini
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We reserve a table for 10 to take Mothers out for Mother's Day. The service was excellent. Our chef was very friendly and on top of his game. The food was delicious. I would definitely recommend this place to all my friends, family, church members.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 246 reviews are from the Benihana - Miami Beach reviews archive.