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: (407) 239-7400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Saturday: 3:00 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
142 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (97)special occasion (83)kid-friendly (69)fit for foodies (35)great for lunch (21)romantic (18)neighborhood gem (14)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (7)great for brunch (7)scenic view (5)notable wine list (4)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • sit with wild kids
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    They see me with my elderly mother and think. These 2 want to be seated with this couple and their wild children. I did not expect a 25 plus dollar a plate steakhouse to have parents with wild children or have hostesses who think we would want to sit with them. In Florida there were not enough adults or older people to find? Elderly people think kids are cute from a distance, not while kicking them during a hundred dollar meal. Use you head hostesses. Good was good and workers were working hard to give a good experience but could not overcome the experience of wild screaming unhappy 6 to 10 year olds at your table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but needed more entertainment.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    The food was tasty and cooked as ordered. There could have been more entertainment especially since there were kids at the table.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'd recommend for special occasion
    SuzyQ
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Our chef was outstanding, his name was Ken. He was professional, comical, & kept it new & refreshing. You know, the same old volcano, Cho-cho. Our server was sparse; took order, delivered salad & soup-- not much else. Food was good, over priced
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TheFinerThings
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Overall a good restaurant! Restaurant was very busy the night we went, so the service was a bit slow, but still acceptable. Food, as always, was very tasty and well prepared. This is a good choice for both locals and tourists in the Central Orlando area!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place
    Elwood
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    good show food and the service was good very enjoyable
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good times had by all
    TravelingGenealogist
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Enjoyed our latest visit to BenihanaS Orlando. Server was excellent. Chef was terrific. Several people had special request on their food. He handled them all perfectly. Family that joined our group had two young boys who were fascinated by the chefs presentation. Always on our list when visiting Orlando. Using Open Table made rrservations quick and easy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go. Bad food, bad spectacle.
    NSNSVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Unfortunately I didn't know what I was in for before our visit. Seems that Benihana's point is to make a show out of the Tepanyaki experience - fine by me if food and service would have been OK. Poorly timed and rushed - overcooked shrimp (on the grill while chef built a silly onion pyramid) arrived 5 minutes after our already cold steamed rice. Then, 5 more min. wait for vegetables. Food was so chopped plates looked like dog food; and two minutes after everyone in the table was served, the doggie bag plates arrived (everyone had full plates still). Surreal. And you had to eat fast, the next group of people needed your table. Don't go there. Save your money.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rick
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We always have great food and a great time when we visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always amazing.
    Ceejay
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We had a situation at our table. We requested to be moved and they helped us enjoy my birthday. Great evening overall. As usual!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bells2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Fantastic! It is always a very good experience! Food, service and ambience are so good. Melvin and Dara was too much friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So much for fun...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I went with a group of three to the I-Drive Benihana. I've been to at least 6 other Benihana locations and this was by far the worst experience. The building is pretty new, but poorly-designed. The tables line the outer wall so all the guests sit and stare into the parking lot. So much for ambiance. Everyone we encountered was indifferent. The hostess, server, and chef were all going through the motions and not at all engaged in their job or the customers. I would not expect that on a Tuesday at 6 pm. Drinks took forever (+10 min).The food was fine. The overall experience was pretty bad, especially given the cost. I would be reluctant to visit this location again or recommend to others, even though I generally think the chain is fine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • e.
    luv2spenddadsmoney
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We really enjoyed the evening . It was my daughters birthday she had a blast. Staff is great. The friends staff to have served us so far.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trainees at Benihana?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Waitress was rude after a misunderstanding between us regarding apetiser and main course, (entré). A waitress should be trained to know that tourists usually do not have english as a first language. Cook was obviously in training as he did fewer tricks than the cooks at tables around us. Mabe they were both trainees!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Celebration
    Luvmydogs
    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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    moewit
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were celebrating my parents anniversary the staff and food were great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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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