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!
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Benihana - Orlando - International Drive reviews from OpenTable diners
146 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (98)special occasion (83)kid-friendly (81)fit for foodies (28)hot spot (21)great for lunch (19)romantic (15)neighborhood gem (14)late-night find (9)great for outdoor dining (5)notable wine list (5)great for brunch (5)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious as Always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Our server and chef were double booked at different tables. We waited about 50 min for the food to begin cooking in the hibachi. Additionally air contining was not working adequeately and everyone on the table was sweating. Not a good experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The chef was freaking awesome.
    bookem8262
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I wish I could remember the chef name. It starts with a C and it was something like CYRO. This guy was very knowledgeable about the whole beginning to current operation of the beinhanas food chain. Food was off the chain. Great job!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Shrimpie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was not seasoned well at all.. The chef was very sloppy, rice flying everywhere! Its a little overrated im better going off to Kobe's for a cheaper price...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As good as always
    touristparexcellence
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Benihana Orlando was another great experience. The food was tasty, cooked to perfection. The place is kids friendly and catered to every need my two kids had. One down side though was the theatrical show which my kids were looking forward to. Our cook was either not in the mood or too exhausted but the presentation lacked the typical theatrics of Benihana (Which some diners might consider a plus, but my kids did not). Nonetheless the food was GREAT.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    Robertlella
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Our chef was great, our server was amazing, and our food was outstanding! Will be going back without question. Great place for an entertaining meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana,Orlando
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    My family of five made reservations for Benihana on I drive on Thursday July 10. We were excited to try a new Japanese Steak house as we had never been disappointed in this genre of food. Until now. The chicken fried rice was blah, the vegetables were just onions and zucchini because the party that was there with us said absolutely NO onions, they got all of the zucchini and we got only onions. The salad dressing was chunky and nothing like any ginger dressing we had ever had before. YUCK! There was no white sauce! Benihana does not offer such a thing! Noodles did not come with the meal. My husband ordered a meal that was supposed to come with dessert, however the server was quick to bring the bill and not offer to bring the ice cream.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • David
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Nice alternative to Kobe. I think Kobe's food is a little better, but I like the smaller tables at Benihana. They give it a more intimate feeling.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fun night out.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We booked a table for 2 adults and 1 child through the open table site. On the booking I told them it was our wedding anniversary and we were on holiday. On arrival the hostess on taking our names immediately wished us happy anniversary. The whole experience was great, the waiter and the chef were very nice and good fun keeping us all entertained. The food was very good and there was a lot of it. We followed the waiters recommendation and were not disappointed. Overall a great night made and I would have no hesitation in recommending it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    Scubapaola
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Our Benihana experience was fantastic!!!! We had PHI, an awesome chef that made a usual mouthwatering experience even more fun and bright! Kids loved to see his mesmerizing moves while cooking in front is us in the teppan board!!! Can't miss experienced the Orlando area!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Fun
    TeriroseVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Always a fun and exciting place to dine and the food and service is top notch.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertaining and amazing food
    laabadeebadee
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The eel and sushi were excellent. The cook was pretty good with his presentation and very funny. If you are not too many and share the table with another group, you can take the opportunity to meet people and share a few jokes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I love hibachi style restaurants, but Benihana was amazing. Menu selection will bring us back here again real soon. Reservations helped us avoid the LONG wait!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cooked to perfection
    urpopulargirl
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I really enjoyed Benihana Orlando with my family this week. We all had something different from Ocean Treasure, Rocky's Steak, and seafood diablo which were all delicious. Everything was cooked perfectly and you can't get it any hotter than from grill to plate instantly. Always a pleasure having dinner at any Benihana.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    Marlae
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We have been here many time and the food has always been good. On the most recent visit our chef was particularly good and entertaining.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Guac
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This restauant has always had great food and ambiance.very child friendly.chris was our cook...superb!!!!!thank you
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • class all the way they go the way .
    Ramon
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    firstThe food and the attention is first class all the way they go the extra mile to make you feel especial
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great food
    vito33
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My kids love Benihana not so much for the show but for the quality of food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, fun show, but loud!
    abs161
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Any Japanese hibachi restaurant will provide you with great food and entertainment, and Benihana is no different in that regard. However, this is not the place to go for an "intimate" night out. A college friend and her husband came to visit so the evening was a couples double date but occasionally it was difficult to catch up as we were constantly interrupted during our dinner conversation... Server, hibachi chef, happy birthday celebrations, etc... Great family restaurant, but I'll likely look somewhere else when it comes to an "adults" night out so we can actually have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.