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Benihana - Miami Beach
Benihana - Miami Beach

Benihana - Miami Beach Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/miamibeach-fl-mb
  • Email: miamibeach@benihana.com
  • Phone: (305) 866-2768
  • 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: Japanese, Sushi
  • 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
Prepare for an 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.

Or visit our sushi bar, where your sushi chef will prepare fresh nigiri, sashimi and specialty rolls, all with the flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent food and good service as usual. All items on menue well prepared and very tasty."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Booked a table for 7:30 pm on a Wednesday. Place was packed and didn't get our table until just before 8:00 pm Took 25 mins to get our first drinks. Chief put in an appearance at 9:10 Great food, Harry the chief was good but waiting neatly 2 hours before starting to eat is not acceptable."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Don't bother going on a busy night, your reservation won't be honored. An 8pm reservation meant a 9:30pm seating, but only seating. They take your drink order so they make their money, then make you wait another 45 minutes before the chef comes to START cooking. Chef didn't even have his cart prepped right. The manager had the nerve to say that the tables were not turning over because people were not getting up. After looking around, I saw why they were not getting up..they weren't being cooked any food. Table after table people sitting there with drinks in front of them and NO food or chefs. They need to have more staff on busy nights. Simple management issue that never seemed clear to the manager. Got home at midnight, with my 3yr old."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I have been in Benihana before. I went to the one in fort Lauderdale. it was amazing. because not all the guests came together we decided to meet at the bar downstairs. it was so loud I could not hear my own thoughts. the bartenders were rude and vulgar. they told us the table was ready. when we got there, they realized it was a mistake and they sent us back to the bar... as soon as we set down again, the waiter came back for us and said that the table was ready... our waitress barely spoke English, we were waiting for our drinks for like 40 minutes. then she brought the wrong ones. the table next to us had crazy loud kids. the entire restaurant was giving them dirty looks... it was horrible. would not recommend it to the worst enemies."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My family of 10 planned to go to Benihana to celebrate my mother's 81st birthday. I made a reservation a week in advance, requesting a table by the window overlooking the water, b/c they have a limited number of tables that can seat 10. That day, I called in the afternoon to make sure all was in order. The woman read the note I had sent and said that they would be able to accommodate our request. We arrived 10 minutes before our reservation and were told to give them a few minutes while our table was being cleaned. Then we were told that they did not have the table by the window b/c they had given it to another party. I complained that I had a reservation, but got a tepid apology. Bad way to do business disappointing 10 returning patrons."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We were out to celebrate my sister's 50th birthday and everything was superb! Frank our assigned chef was phenomenal!!!!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Restaurant definitely needs a redo. Was not particularly clean or well maintained. Food,and presentation was fine, was not particularly good."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "If you like Benihana than everything about this Benihana is great. If you don't like the idea/concept than don't bother writing a review."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Customer service terrible... the staff by the bar very unprofessional... waitress was nice but very tired.., we had to ask for utensils... romantic date no no might work for group outing"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "we usually love Benihana but this time was by-far the worst service we have ever experienced there. Our reservation was for 7pm… by the time they seated us and took our orders it was 8pm. The kids were getting very restless. Even though we sat down and ordered way before the table next to us, there food arrived first. Our chef was not at all prepared and had to leave the table mid-cooking TWICE to refill his oil and other stuff. I've never had a cooking table chef leave in the middle like that. The food was still delicious, but overall everything took WAY too long."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I enjoy visiting different Benihanas to experience the chef's different personalities. Nice place to for dates, groups, or special occasions. Make sure you share the blue Tropical Punch with your guest!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went here for his birthday... It was my first time to Benihana and I have always heard great things about it. I really enjoyed it a lot... We did hibachi and it was definitely different, but I like trying new things! We had a table close to the window, so we could see out to Biscayne Bay, very nice night!! We will be back, thank you."
    Dined on 9/16/2013
  • "From the moment my family and I were seated to the moment of waiting for our car to be returned from complimentary valet, we were treated with a welcoming and friendly experience from all the staff. It was an awesome idea of choosing Benihana-Miami Beach for my mother's birthday. She is still raving and showing off her pictures of her birthday celebration days later. Besides the food being delicious, everyone at our table, including my children, were in awe of the food preparation that was magically prepared in front of us by our chief who playfully prepared our food even giving out my mom secret age by using fried rice to create the number 48. My mom was so surprised with non-stop smiles and laughter. The drinks were really good too lol."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I was really impressed with the food, the customer service , and the support team was very friendly with. They made feel welcome and special. The chef was very funny. He entertains the whole groups especially my husband, and I love it, and I really do. By the way ask for Scott. He will make it fun for you"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had a good experience but felt the noise level was loud, or our chef was too quiet. I took my children for the "fun experience" of a talented Hibachi Chef and our guy was just not assertive enough. He cooked well, and had a couple one liners ... but he was too quite for the noise in the restaurant. Otherwise it went well, although I felt rushed at the end of the dinner ... I had two children (ages 5 and 7) and an infant. My children were finishing up their dessert and after the other diners at our table left, it was apparent by the way the waitress was acting that she was trying to rush us out to clear the table for the next 8 guests. I get that people were waiting to be seated, but my children were still eating."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I have gone before to Benihana, but this time I was very dissapointed. I took my kids for the first time to celebrate my daughters 5th birthday and the chef was not a good entertainer for kids."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I have Ben to Benihana prior and chose there to celebrate my birthday with family. The good was great. The cook was funny and sensitive to all request made by the table. Waitress was knowledgeable of menu items and made good suggestions. My one con on this place is they don't keep reservations, my reservation was at three my entire party was there ten minutes prior and no table was ready we were not seated until after three thirty. What was the point of making a reservation??"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "it was a pleasant experience , my 7 yrs old son had a great time and he was very entertained by the whole cooking process"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Congratulations to Benihana Miami Beach! I live in Brasil and have been to Argentina also but in Miami certainlly is the best!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "The night was great except for when we were first seated with the other family, we sat down next to some unruly children. However, the manager was gracious to reassign us to another table. Our chef, Jean, was okay. He could be a bit more engaging. Otherwise, the food was good and our table mates were a pleasure to dine with! Benihana never lets me down!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My Husband went out of town for a new job and he loved the going away dinner i planned out it was amazing food was great and the cook we got was extremely entertaining which was amazing unforgettable night thank you for having us and will def be back agin"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "good for groups no to good for couples, nothing special for first timers."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I went to benihana's to celebrate my bday with my family. I had made reservations for 6 but didn't get our table until 6:25. We then waited till around 7 that our chef came in. He cooked our food so fast and he didn't even bother to entertain us. The chef on the table next to us was so much fun he had that table laughing and he was there cooking for the longest time. Our chef over seasoned my steak. It was quite salty. We waited more to be seated than he took to cook. Over all i feel like he rushed through our table and didn't care to entertain us and thats one of the reasons you go there. Our waiter was good on the other hand. I will make sure to request the chef next to us next time i go."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The staff was a great disappointment with the exception of the manager who worked very hard to make our night a success. After which I brought the horrible experience to his attention. The host at the door was very Unprofessional and appeared to be fit for the kitchen staff. He seemed to be overwhelmed with work the caused him to react unprofessional. When we were finally seated with a reservation at 7pm we were seated at 8:15pm due to the high volume of the restaurant we decided to seat us a an a joining table with another party. This was the worst dine in experience I had every had."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I usually go to the benihana in miramar which is extremely nice .... this one, ehh not so much... i didn't feel welcomed as much, our waitress was all over the place. As soon as we arrived and we're seated, a bowl was dropped and the pieces nearly went into my leg... It took them forever to have a chef come to our table... the staff was poor and had unwelcoming attitudes, i was very unhappy.... i'd probably never go to the "Miami Beach Benihana" again..."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "This was our first time at any Benihana, we went out at 6:30pm on Valentine's Day with our 5 and 7 year old. Probably not the most typical thing to do, but we wanted to do something different. What a treat. Our table with 4 other people were very friendly patrons. But the highlight was Louis who cooked the food at our table. He entertained all of us, but the kids especially. They were mesmerized and the food was superb! We will definitely go back and hopefully get Louis!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have been a client since I was 4 years old. Great food and excellent service."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "No show. They don't do anything fun any more. It is just cooking your dinner and it's over."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Service was amazing, nothing but good vibes an laugh, chef was hilarious"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "The chef was very entertaining and the food was very good. However the restaurant was not as clean as ussual"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food was great. The cook was great the waitress kept our glasses full. My issue was the staff at the front. Apparently you need to tip the staff at the front to get seated in a timely fashion. We had a 9pm reservation, we arrived early around 8:22p. No problem I was happy to wait till 9pm. The issue was a guy walked in with his friends and the and After some back and forth , I saw the man tip off the staff a $20. All of sudden a table "freed up" and their party went in. I also saw party another walk in, no reservation one of the guys tells his friend im going to go talk to my guy give me two minutes as he walked up the stairs i see him pulling money out of his wallet, obviously to tip someone off. We were sat at 9:26"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "It was for my son's birthday, it's too noisy , the food is poor and the decoration has to be renew!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We like eating at this Benihana for the food and location, but the interiors have not changed in years. The walls, floors, bathrooms, and many other parts of this restaurant are in dire need of cleaning, updating, and general upkeep."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "you need to train some of your cook to be able to entertain better their table. No ambiance"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Excellent service. Two of our children is allergic to shellfish and they accommodated to that need and eased all my concerns."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I enjoyed the restaurant, but not like a guy who welcomed us. I do not know his name, but the reception was not cordial. I confess, I did not like it back only by your attitude. The rest, wonderful ... The cook was extremely pleasant. Congratulations, for this!!! For this reason, I note "low" in the service"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Sorry I speak very little English, I speak French, but Benihana is a verry good restaurant, good, ambiance, décor, I retourne & my Madame"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I love this place. I come here at least once every 2 weeks. At least. I can't get enough. I just wish the tables had a little more elbow room. It's so awkward eating with one hand because you're shoulder to shoulder with the person next to you. Not bad if you're on a date. Besides that, I'll eat here every day if i could."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "My first time at benihanas and I am in love with the place . Will be visiting again really soon♡♡♡♡"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The waiters and cook were really nice. They knew their job and were pretty smart. A great place to be for lunch with friends. Thanks."
    Dined on 1/10/2014