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
148 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (105)special occasion (80)kid-friendly (78)fit for foodies (25)hot spot (21)great for lunch (17)romantic (15)neighborhood gem (13)late-night find (7)great for brunch (6)notable wine list (5)great for outdoor dining (4)vibrant bar scene (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • My time at Benihana
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Great Japanese cuisine
    Hungrygal
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food was excellent! It is teppanyaki which is where there chef cooks on a flat griddle right in front of you. The waiters were very attentive and the chefs were very entertaining!!! We sat with a family with kids and they loved it. Restaurant was very clean and not too noisy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My son's 15th Birthday
    StevieSky
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We had reservations and still waited to be seated. Once seated, we waited about an hour for our chef. The food was ok, I tasted better Hibachi. I expected more from this well know restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Plumo
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great night great chef at out table a good dining experience with a bit of showmanship!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vacation Fun
    Mike4164
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My kids love watching the chef cook. No fire volcano disappointed them though, not sure if they quit doing that a while ago or not. We showed almost an hour early to our reservation and the sat us in a half an hour which was awesome. Food is standard Benihana. Meat was a little over cooked but not bad. I got the tune and asked for rare. It came out awesome, it seemed he took some extra time on mine because it was a different order. All in all it was a good experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Habachi
    Creekboy3
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were quick seated at a beautiful Habachi thing. The food was brought gradually and it was great. My biggest problem is that they didn't bring me my sushi.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    Ossie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Poor welcome, despite booking made to wait before being seated, unfriendly host. Food was prepared enthusiastically but was dry and served in stages so some of it cold by the time we ate. Expensive for what it was. We left disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable Family Dinner
    Yumm0
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We really enjoyed our server, Phi! He was very entertaining and the food was delicious! Service was excellent! We didn't feel rushed after our meal considering it was a Friday night. Would definitely recommend this restaurant while on vacation!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience.
    luvasianfood
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great food...entertaining chef. They were overbooked so we had to wait about 40 minutes for a table even tho we had a reservation. Waiter was as attentive as he could be considering they were very busy and apparently understaffed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome.
    Ceejay
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Always a fantastic experience. The food is fresh and the chefs are amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • johiale
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    got wrong soup was too crouded prices too high prefer Kobe
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hot in here!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We would have enjoyed our experience more but we were so hot. Our table was semi-enclosed so when the grill was on, the heat had no where to travel. We were a party of 6 (4 kids) and we all left sweating. Once we got up from the table we saw how much cooler it was due to better ventilation. That was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love
    Finsup
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    First time At this Benihana fabulous service and food!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ashley
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    this place had great food and a great environment we had an awesome time. It was really fun and entertaining.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Japanese hibachi
    Jboo
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Great hibachi restaurant in a great location. Would reccomend if staying in the Orlando area and want good quality Japanese food and a show.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    OviedoResident
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We always get a great meal. This restaurant is one of my family's favorite places to celebrate a special occasion
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It took 45 min with reservations
    Love
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This place in Orlando have the worst hospitality , they take for ever to serve u
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice night with big noise
    romero
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Nice food, expensive (no fair), big noise, and the clothes are smelling strong! 6 family persons and 2 more persons, I don't understand..........
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.