Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista

Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/orlando-fl-or
  • Phone: 4078274865
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Sunday: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,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, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice and dice through mouth-watering steak and tender chicken. Take in the aroma as savory vegetables, shrimp and lobster sizzle before your eyes.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Buena Vista Drive
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details:

    FREE SELF PARKING

    (see host for details)
    Located inside the Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort.
A word from Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista reviews from OpenTable diners
69 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (49)kid-friendly (42)special occasion (39)fit for foodies (14)great for lunch (8)hot spot (7)neighborhood gem (7)romantic (6)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • show time cuisine
    luck
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The waiter does a show with the food. It's very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4 year olds thoughts
    Eddie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The family we had the pleasure is sitting with had a 4 year old son. After a day at the Magic Kingdom, his parents ask him how his day was; he said "it will be perfect when we go to Benihana."
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, fun environment.
    Kkeline
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Typical hibachi restaurant where the chef cooks your food in front of you. The difference is that this place was exceptionally clean and the food wasn't too spicy or greasy. Our food was delicious and served with just the right amount of proportions. The only disappointment is the extra charge for fried rice if you don't want white. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My boyfriend and I were celebrating my birthday and our four year anniversary. The staff made it extra special. I love the shows the chef put on and everything from our punch bowl to shushi to hibachi was absolutely delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cook was awesome, atmosphere not...
    rissa2878
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a hard time talking over all the rowdy beer slamming going on in the back of the room. Felt like we were back home in our college town instead of on vacation. Our cook made up for it. He was very nice and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Convienent, comfy and great food
    JohnK
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My girlfriend and I had a great dinner with local friends. Ambiance was nice. Damian, our chef, was great. He engaged with the children we had at the table very well, all the while making a wonderful group of different dishes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    nena
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Having dinner at the Benihana was an experience, food, wine and service were great but the show and the service made it unforgettable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and value
    Chip
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great food. We went here instead if Japan inside Epcot because it's a better value and selection. The mixed drinks were very weak. Our server was fair, he could have used some help. The manager on duty was standing on the hallway behind our table chatting with three other servers. She should have seen he was behind in getting soup and salad out. Our chef came out same time as the salad.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and food
    LuvBenihani
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I highly recommend Benihana! There isn't one in our city but we drive over to Orlando every year and make it a point to go there. Our hibachi chef was named Nam and we've had him twice. We were shocked when he walked up to our table again this year. He even remembered my son! I didn't know you could request or I would have but it worked out perfectly! Food is excellent and you don't leave hungry. Remember, ice cream comes with every meal. They even have green tea ice cream! Way to go Benihana. Thank you Nam for putting on a wonderful show as usual. Don't forget to tip your chef.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth it
    Familyfun2242
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Took my kids while we were on vacation because they love the Hibachi experience. Chef was less than entertaining. Food was mediocre at best. Fried rice which is usually a staple, was extra $$. Veggies consisted of zucchini and onions. Cooked and serve seperately. Onions were served after all other food was done. Disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and Entertainment
    holidayvisitor
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We booked at short notice but had a great time there, it was a special evening for our daughter as it was her birthday. The staff and service was great, the food and cooking exhibitions was brilliant. Thanks for a very special Birthday event.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Belle1
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Wonderful restaurant. Great food. The prices are a bit high but definitely worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GO TO KOBES
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We have been here before and were very disappointed, plus it was my husband's birthday, and he hadn't received it yet. The manager told us it wasn't good on Sundays. It doesn't say that when you read the information for on their club. Kobe's would have honored the fact that it was his birthday, anyway, and given him the $30 off. SUPER RIP OFF. More expensive than other places, next time I will stick with the one in Epcot. I'm a Floridian, not smart marketing for this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not happy
    Ricky
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Was worst than my previous experiments, it was stinky, noisy and the chef was not impressive
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Food & Entertainment
    cjplay
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    As always, Benihana doesn't disappoint! Great food, entertainment for the kids, excellent service! We had a party of 7 and everyone raved about the food. I am gluten-free and I'm glad that Benihana can finally accommodate me. The kids always enjoy the experience; hey they're not on their iphones during the whole dinner! I would highly recommend this Benihana (Lake Buena Vista Hilton on Disney property) whenever you are in the Orlando area. Keep in mind not all Benihana's are the same. This is one of the best!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasure
    Lygia
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I had a nicely and tasty experiência with my Kids At Benihana. It was greta and se had fun!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Good Time!
    Lovetoeatout
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection. The children's menu was adjusted for the child with us. We would definitely go to Benihana's again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    Ukvisitor
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Always good food and entertaining with the food being cooked in front of you. It was our daughters birthday celebration and they looked after her well with a free mug(voucher from the internet) and the whole waiting staff singing happy birthday. Ask for a free photo available at every meal which can be downloaded from the internet. Well worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we expected
    Greene2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Not enough food, given for the price. No order to food, rice, appetizers shrimp, dinner shrimp then we wait. Then chicken, steak, zucchini....after our plates were empty we had grilled onions. The food was bland, no seasons.Don't believe the hype, it wasn't worth $100.
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  • My experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I really appreciated your front staff because I had gone to the wrong bennihana and they still kept my reservation to be available as soon got there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Lovely night with the kids! great food, great fun, very good attendant. We certainly reccomend! Tatiana from Brazil.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic experience
    TiaRose
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We had dinner at Benihana's to celebrate my daughter's birthday. The food was cooked to perfection, the show the chef put on was excellent! We've dined at many Japanese restaurants and none can top Benihana's in food, and ambience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    Skippy
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The experience begins with the friendly staff that welcomes you. The serving staff is friendly and professional and the chef works up his usual magic. The food was very well done. We had some folks who had some dietary requests at the table and they easily made it for them with no issue. In other words, everyone was respected and everyone walked away very happy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible!
    Deborahnv
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Pass this restaraunt by! The "chef" did NOT know any of the "tricks" that make going to a Hibachi restaurant fun. We had a lively group of 8, and he did not interact at all. Our waitress did not come back to refill drinks all through dinner, and the food was so overcooked we left almost all of it on our plates. We spent over $270 on this disappointing experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    As a family of 6, we go here at least once a month! Just met a new chef at the Hilton Orlando location, Damian, he was fantastic! Thank you chef for a great experience!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Passive Parenting & Management
    Mannersmatter
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We chose it to celebrate Father's Day with our children ages 16 & 12. I found that even in a very expensive dining environment there are no longer any minimum requirements of the public to deminstrate the most common of courtesies to other patrons in restaurants nowadays. Unfortunately Benihana at Hilton Lake Buena Vista was no different in their handling of what I can only refer to as the longest most blatantly rude demonstration of noise tolerance ever witnessed in a public place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana at Disneyworld
    Terry
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    After my first meal at a Benihana - in The Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Canada - in August of 1982, I made an effort to seek out other locations, especially as there was not a Japanese restaurant where I lived for over 30 years. At the one at Disneyworld, you can see the wonderment in the eyes of children; the train and volcano are two favourites. The chefs know this and always get extra applause for these. The ways the eggs are treated are varied, but always somewhat magical. Our evening at the Benihana in the Hilton Buena Vista was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's Benihana's
    GlobeTrotter
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The atmoshphere at Benihana's is always fun - thanks to the chef. The food is very good. I had steak and shrimp. The steak was done to order and the shrimp were moist.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tampa Grandma
    Disappointed
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food was good....a little over priced in my opinion.....we took grandchildren...they weren't thrilled with the food.....I would go back, but only with adults.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for a group
    EdieVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We chose this restaurant because would be a fun choice for my granddaughter. The food is good. Not amazing but good. It's a lot of food. The show tht the chef makes is ok. Not as good as I remembered it to be from previous years. But is a good restaurant for a larger group.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    niels
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Once again great food and entertainment at Benihana's
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Paradise
    AMSJ
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Clean and great place to spend time with a group. Food is awesome, service quality is great as well as the treatment for the customer. 100% recommend it!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • server a little intense!
    moonfishlover
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We have been to Benihana in Orlando numerous times and never had a server who was so intense that made us feel stupid about eating at a Japanese restaurant. He kept announcing the table was hot and explained the menu as if we were unable to read. We did have other guest who spoke another language at our table but they spoke English just fine and understood everything. They even told him they had been to the restaurant before. Nothing to say bad about the food... Just an ignorant server who needs be adjusted.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst experience at any restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Don't go here unless you would like to be forced by the staff to sit with cultures who blatantly don't like Americans. We had say down and an international family was being sat at our table. For some unknown reason they DID NOT want to sit with us and made it clearly known to staff. Staff would not sit them anywhere else. Entire meal was ruined because this family did nothing but cause scenes, disrupt our meal, judge us none stop. Glare at us the entire time and rude to the waitress. At end of the meal manager had nothing to say except he wants us to come back to have a normal experience. I will not be back!
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  • Worst experience
    Gr888888888777777
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I am a Benihana regular visit this restutant often this was the worst experience I have ever had. I also did not appreciate the fact that my kids ordered from the kids menu however there was a 3rd kid at the table whom ordered from the adult menu but the chef decided to split my kid corn 3 ways and give it to him.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 207 reviews are from the Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista reviews archive.
  • Our Kids Loved It
    2HappyKids
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We went for my wife's birthday. We took our 2 and 5 year old. The staff was very nice and responsive to our needs and the hibatchi chef kept the kids entertained. He was more engaged with them than I had expected. It was a very nice experience. The food was excellent as well. Jay was an outstanding server!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Benihana's
    MicrowaveQueen
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We booked for Mothers day the day of and were extremely satisfied. Service was great as well as the food. They were very interactive with my kids. 2 thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the best
    aarlove
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Very Very excelent. The best food. Excelent restaurant. I recommend
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Experience at Benihana
    zoraida1964
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed our dinner very much. We will return soon. Dinner was spectacular, chef was great. Excellent services.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely Dissatisfied!
    Kiss2Dine
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Service was poor, seated one hour after reservation; waitress waisted drinks all over herself. The chef cooked food one item at a time. He popped himself in the face with the fried rice and left the food unattended on the grill. He had no personality. This Benihana location ruined our first experience.
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