Benihana - Orlando - International Drive
Benihana - Orlando - International Drive

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/orlando-ol
  • Phone: 4072397400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Saturday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 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, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Vineland Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Benihana - Orlando - International Drive
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 - International Drive reviews from OpenTable diners
154 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (105)special occasion (91)kid-friendly (76)fit for foodies (34)hot spot (19)great for lunch (19)romantic (19)neighborhood gem (14)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (6)great for brunch (6)vibrant bar scene (6)notable wine list (5)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Four of us celebrated my niece's birthday. Loved everything about the restaurant. Chef & server were fabulous. Will definitely dine here again!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch!
    HighDesertBob
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Everything, and I mean everything, was fantastic! The drinks, the salad, the sushi, the main meal and the dessert all were great. And the price was reasonable as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana Intl Drive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Hostess and Chef made it special for the birthday celebrant. Food was also good -- As always, the show was enjoyed by a 3-year old boy guest. Would recommend to friends ..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun dinner
    WIFoodie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great place to take kids. The hibachi cooking has them mesmerized, and food is always delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great staff
    Miguel
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The attention is great and the food is to die for, will be going back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our server was named Tanya. Although she was quite helpful and polite, explained the menu and accommodated our table her timeliness was very poor abd she was not attentive on serving drinks or food. There was always a 15-20 min wait and at one point had to interrupt our cook to find our waitress.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took 1 hour to eat
    LozM
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Booked at their first available lunch reservation as we have 2 kids who need to eat early (11:30). Due to the nature of the experience -waiting for other diners before they prepared our meal, we actually didn't get the meals until 12:30 by which time the kids we're starving and unhappy. Also the restaurant a/c was set very cold, presumably to offset the hibachi grills but at lunchtime with only a couple of grills in action, we we're all freezing!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Benihana was a real disappointment
    Pebbles
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Hello, This is our second visit to Benihana for a birthday celebration and again, it failed to meet our expectations. The server did not provide any type of communication on any specials. One server informed there was one however, our server stated otherwise. The chef was quiet while cooking with no interaction with our large group. The food was bland with no real taste to it. The ambiance was fair - there is no coziness due to bright spotlights shining in our faces. Overall, a huge disappointment :-( Thank you for the opportunity to provide a review on our experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Food and presentation.
    Wendy
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We came last year to celebrate a birthday. It is now a favorite place for dinner. The food is always wonderful and it comes with a show. Justin was great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Benihana
    nedk22
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had an excellent group meal here. The entertainment factor of the chefs is a plus and the food is very good. It is a good place for groups or special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic Hibachi with large menu
    OrlandoAreaDon
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    What I liked about Benihana was the great drink and ala carte menu. The hibachi was very similar to the dozens of other hibachis in the area. But, I thought the interior/decor was a lot nicer than other hibachis. Also, great wine and drinks selection as well as a full sushi menu. Only think I didn't like was the waitstaff was not attentive. They were very nice, but I had to flag them down on 3 occasions, to get my drink refilled or to have an empty place taken away. My chef was great at yelling for the attention of waitstaff, but I personally do not want to yell across the restaurant to get their attention.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My only complaint is that the server was extremely busy with other tables and only came to our table after we had eaten and we all needed new drinks. The server was very nice but it seemed as the restaurant could use more servers that night. Also, it was my Birthday and they didnt take the photo of my party as Benihana does. Other tables who had birthdays got their pictures taken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Birthday Dinner EVER
    foodlover2
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My experience was horrible at Benihana. The food was so salty, I couldn't finish my meal & the waitress harassed me as I was leaving regarding a tip. I would much rather go to Kobe's and celebrate. Worst birthday dinner by far.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing
    Ceejay
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Dinner was wonderful with our family. My almost 3 year old really liked watching our chef. Food was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 9/20/14
    KMojito
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was great and our chef was awesome. There were not as many trick throughout the show. but overall we all had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fabulous service and food
    Marcy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I wrote two reviews already on my experience .so I don't even have a problem writing a third. This restaurant is all that and more .from the managers qynne..and mike. To chef mike and waiter sebastion! Go find out for your self .Food was amazing..and I would go back over and over again if I lived there..
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Very Good
    LarryM
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were the first ones to arrive for lunch and were the first table to order their selections. The food took over 35 minutes to be served to us. When we questioned our server as to when we would be served, she seemed annoyed at the question and said she would check. She never got back to us but within a few minutes our meals were served. The food was great and the outdoor dining/scenic view was beautiful. I recommend this venue but just be prepared to wait for your order.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My time at Benihana
    Johnrockys1
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great time food was great service super chef was fun price was not to bad
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I had seen bad reviews before we went so was a bit dubious, but went anyway. We booked for 8 pm and arrived 15 minutes early. We were seated at our table and our drinks order taken very quickly. This was good as there was no room to sit if we had to wait. Our chef, Cyril, was very good at entertaining us while he cooked our food, all of which was excellent. A great evening all round. Don't always be put off by bad reviews.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • table side cooking.
    snickers
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The place was clean, staff friendly. Colossal tiger Shrimp was very salty, chicken and steak bland. Fried rice(which you pay 3.50 extra) very bland . This is a good place for birthdays and kids . There is much better out there. Overall I would go back but it would not be my first pick.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This is my 6th visit and every time I come it gets better. I've been to Kobe steakhouse but the food and service is much better. Keep up the good work and service. Alway let you customer feel important
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Great service!
    Mommaoftwo08
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The staff was very friendly and great with my kids (4 &7 years old). The food was outstanding, cooked to perfection! I'd definitely recommend it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a very nice evening with couples representing many southern states. We were from Alabama with other couples from Mississippi, Georgia and Florida. The couples were very engaging and the food and prepartion was excellent. It was Saturday night and your wait staff for beverage refills were very busy and a little slow. Other than that it was a very enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fun but overworked waiter
    Hello
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was great and the chef was really fun nice guy. The waiter forgot some things though that we really wanted and we had to remind him a few times. It seemed like he was really busy which probably didn't help. Food was amazing though and I would probably go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Pozzobon
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Excellent food. Good price. Very kindly for group reservations. Kids friendly. The food is prepared in front of you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as always
    scotfood
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    When you can't get the type of food at home then it's always nice to visit Benihana. As usual the food was excellent and our chef was almost perfect on his tricks whilst cooking but somebody please buy him a new jokebook. The striped bass was a nice addition to the menu, only downside was my wife had to wait until the other guests food had been prepared before he could cook her Bass - a small price to pay and it was perfectly cooked. Keep up the good work
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  • Awesome experience!
    Lortiz
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Celebrated our 5 year anniversary thus past sunday.. and I was amazing! The cook was very funny and entertaining. The waiter and restaurants manager where present and made sure we were having a good time. Couldn't ask for a better dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This was our third year in a row to celebrate our granddaughters birthday at Benihana! She truly has fun there!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No yum yum sauce???
    Mandy13VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    If your looking forward to hibatchi.. Pick somewhere else. Ordered a combination plate of shrimp and chicken. Only 3 pieces of shrimp was served and chicken sat on the grill until all other meats were cooked and was totally overlooked. Veggies consisted of an onion and zucchini. Small portions and not your usual vegetable mix. Fried rice was good but when did they start adding chicken in it? And to top it off, they stopped serving Yum Yum ( white manosiase sauce). Everyone looks forward to this sauce and they removed it!!! Dumb move!!!!! Never going back. Soup and salad were great! What a mess
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Class
    irish17
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food, service excellent! The bar staff was friendly and personable. Our waiter was organized, friendly, and professional. Our chef was extremely personable, friendly and entertaining. He was skilled in his cooking techniques and the steak, shrimp, and vegetables were cooked perfectly. The finale that was impressive was the pictures that our waiter took for our souvenir for a memorable time. I rate this establishment and service as first class.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation celebration
    citigirl2010
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My son requested we go here for his graduation dinner, and it was a really good choice for us. Drinks and food were both great; Lee was our cook and he really made the presentation exciting. My mom has celiac disease and therefore must maintain a gluten-free diet. We informed our servers and they were both very conscientious about adhering to her diet restrictions, but she never felt deprived of quality or flavor in the process. At the end, Scott (or other fabulous server) brought out a dessert for my son and they staff congratulated him on his graduation. Overall, a fun place if you like this type of environment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall great experience!
    DMC2409
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The food was great. Our chef Le and other staff were very friendly and skilled. My drinks never ran out during dinner. I also enjoyed how the staff made a point to recognize any birthdays, anniversaries, or special events being celebrated by the people dining there. My only real complaint was the overall price of the food and drinks. With that being said, my wife and I both left with leftover food so they made sure to provide large amounts of food for their prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We had a great dinner. Recommended from friends we met at our resort.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant was pleasant.
    Satisfiedsandy29
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We enjoyed the cooking done on the table grills. The chefs were very entertaining. All of the staff were pleasant. The food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience
    ThreeJ
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It was a great experience; The service really nice and then all The Food and The way how the prepare in front of you!)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atmosphere nice, but disappointed
    Iheartorlando
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I enjoyed the setup of this Benihana restaurant, the servers and host were very friendly, nice and attentive and our cook was awesome. I only have one negative comment regarding this particular location and that is that they do not serve the signature white sauce that most Japanese restaurants serve. I was very disappointed for it is one of the main reasons I eat at these types of restaurants. Without the sauce my food was very bland, good but bland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food
    dowawoo
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I have been there many times, this time it was a bit different..we came to celebrate my birthday..the chef was nice enough but very deliberate in his motions which led us to question his experience , the chicken was dry, the lobster over cooked and rubbery, as were the shrimp.. I will come back but this is an honest review, it is the same as the rest of the people at the table.. Also there was a mention of order of cooking , veggies were last and we were almost finished with our meal..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Restaurant management could improve. Whether you have a reservation or not, expect to wait up to an hour before you are seated, and even then, expect another hour for the chef/cook to come out and start cooking. Staff are pleasant and understanding, and are clearly the one's who will take the brunt of impatient guests, but it's not their fault. Food is fair, as ours was over salted and over cooked, but of course, after waiting as long as you will, you'll eat anything.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious as Always
    MELnCREW
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    High quality food... and plenty of it. A bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. No regrets, just a happily full-filled belly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I want Benihanna Restaurant to know specifically that "Justin the cook was OUTSTANDING, ENERGETIC, VERY PLEASANT, & A TRUE PROFESSIONAL!" I DEFINITELY would come back to this location again. I came from SF, had a blast!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.