Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
Benihana - Fort Lauderdale

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/fortlauderdale-fl-ft
  • Phone: 9547760111x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Friday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 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, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Intracoastal Waterway
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Benihana - Fort Lauderdale
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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Benihana - Fort Lauderdale reviews from OpenTable diners
125 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (83)good for groups (80)scenic view (58)kid-friendly (49)great for lunch (29)fit for foodies (19)romantic (18)neighborhood gem (16)hot spot (15)great for brunch (12)vibrant bar scene (10)late-night find (9)great for outdoor dining (3)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Good but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    Was seated 1/2 hour after reservation. To make up for the delay, we received an appetizer on the house. Had steak and chicken. The steak was good the chicken well over cooked. The chef was entertaining.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Benihana is always perfect,
    NumberOneVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Benihana is always perfect, great view + food + drinks + service!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went for my birthday and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/8/2012
    We went for my birthday and it was great! The food was amazing as always and they give you a picture of your group to take home. I had a certificate so basically ate for free. My only disappointment was that our chef was extremely quiet. Last time I went I had a great fun chef who really made it fun. This one was simply cooking the food. I like when they throw things in the air and have fun with us!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was fresh, delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/5/2012
    Food was fresh, delicious and cooked to order. Chef was very Entertaining!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • To me simply great !!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    The poeples who was with us that was their first time and they said they gone a go back there soon with family so !!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My family and I will DEFINITELY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    My family and I will DEFINITELY be returning soon!!!!!!! (*.*) Our seats were overlooking the waterway, the Menu had a mind boggling variety, and our meals were extremely tasty!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food + Great Drinks
    NumberOneVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    Great Food + Great Drinks + Great Service + Great View. Benihana is awesome, especially when you get a good chef.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Evening at Benehana
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    We came to celebrate my fiance's birthday. I enjoyed the bar and sushi bar, however I do not think children should be sitting at the bar itself, or running around the bar. It made it feel more of a kids/family place than an adult place to have a drink. This kind of wrecks the mood of a nice evening drink. Drinks very good however, bartenders very attentive and friendly. The only thing I can add to dinner, is maybe cook with less butter and salt! Otherwise the shrimp was outstanding as well as the steak. Thanks for a fun evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Benihana!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/24/2012
    Come on, it's Benihana, how can you go wrong? The food is fantastic, the atmosphere is great, and this one is right on the water. Great meal, great service and great views.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WE GOT A COUPON FOR MY BIRTHDAY
    ourfunfood
    Dined on 10/21/2012
    WE GOT A COUPON FOR MY BIRTHDAY AND WHEN WE GOT TO THE RESTAURANT SUNDAY NITE THEY SAID ONLY WEEKDAYS...BAD MISTAKE....THE COOK WAS VERY NICE HOWEVER WE HAD TO WAIT FOREVER FOR THE FOOD AND THEN EVEN LONGER TO REMOVE PLATES FOR DESSERT AND SINCE WE HAD A FOUR YEAR OLD WITH US IT WASN'T VERY GOOD. THE SHRIMP AND STEAK WERE OK BUT THE CHICKEN WAS TOUGH.....VERY EXPENSIVE FOR WHAT IT WAS...SORRY BUT I AM JUST TELLING THE TRUTH...I HAVE NO REASON TO SEND THIS MESSAGE TO ANYONE BUT YOU.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Experience
    NumberOneVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Everything was amazing, great food + drinks + service!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best and Freshest! -
    luvbeninhana
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Love this place - always fabulous! - Always fresh food - Cooked the way you want - I always have certain specifications on how I want things done - and they have yet to disappoint me! I have been coming here since I was in my 20's and just celebrated my 44th birthday with them!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and great fun.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Great food and great fun. Our chef, Enrique, was terrific.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • THIS PLACE IS GREAT!
    NumberOneVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    This is one of the best Benihana's anywhere -- extremely consistent!
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good time!
    Tiesto00
    Dined on 10/8/2012
    The restaurant sits right on the water. We had a great view of the water. The chef kept the entire table entertained. We loved every second of it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • suggest walter as your chef!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2012
    WALTER IS THE BEST CHEF EVER!!! I love coming to benihana's but i will only go if walter will be there to cook for me and my guests :) Beth is a fabulous server too.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and value. The
    flltjfVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    Great food and value. The restaurant has lost some magic though because there used to be japanese staff. It used to have a more exotic feel then, but it was good overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Amazing!
    NumberOneVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    Food and drinks are consistently delicious, service is great and the view of the intercostal is nice. This is one of the best Benihanas!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went for my moms birthday
    sanja
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    We went for my moms birthday dinner and she adored it! They made it a great experience thank you
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • J.J. was great..he took his
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    J.J. was great..he took his time and prepared an exellent dinner with very generous portions.I also took advantage of the bithday coupon and made it even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    Wonderful place and cannot wait to go back . Thank you so much for having us.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant
    DocLou
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    The service was greatly appreciated and love coming back to the restaurant...Rudy is a great chef and we really enjoy his cooking...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A first timer.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2012
    My guest and I really enjoyed our first time at Benihana-Ft. Lauderdale. We will definitely be coming back soon. The environment was full of excitement and it was just a nice way to enjoy my birthday dinner with family and friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Benihana never disappoints,
    NumberOneVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Benihana never disappoints, everything was PERFECT!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meat turned out to be dry,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    Meat turned out to be dry, but other than that a great place to visit for a didderent dining experience. Noise level too loud to talk to others at the table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The atmosphere was fun but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/17/2012
    The atmosphere was fun but yet romantic. The food was great and the hibachi chef was awesome. The only downside was the complimentary valet. There was only 1 valet person to retrieve and collect cars.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We celebrated a friends birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/10/2012
    We celebrated a friends birthday & our chef rudy was amaxing. The chef's special made it afordable
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were seated promply but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/10/2012
    We were seated promply but waited 15 minutes before Yolanda showed up for our drink order. Ten minutes later she took our dinner orders and soon after the tabkeside chef showed up. She then informed me that the sushi I ordered would not make it in time for the dinner and showed no concern that at a sweet sixteen birthday party the person paying the bill would not eat. She indicated that a happy hour with 50% off slowed the kitchen so I would not be served on time. Instaed of having a manager assist the server showed an attitude and stated she could not do anything about it and walked off. The chef, Saha was excellent, did a good show and was very enjoyable. Not a bad place to go if you can avoid Yolanda!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/9/2012
    It was my girlfriends first time and was her birthday . She really enjoyed herself , only complaint I had was I told waiter twice it was my girlfriends birthday and he did nothing to acknowledge it .
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Besides having a long delay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/9/2012
    Besides having a long delay upon arrival, they could not locate my reservation even after giving them the confirmation number. Once they finally located my reservation, I was not convinced they actually found it since they asked me everything that I listed on my reservation. Otherwise, it was a smooth and wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional!
    NumberOneVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    Amazing food, everything was very fresh and delicious.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The now add garlic butter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    The now add garlic butter to the meat which changes the taste of it (and not for the best)
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed that the cook
    Bengal55VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2012
    Disappointed that the cook that we had requested by reservation and confirmed the day before was not available, however, Walter was very good however
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The chef, food and server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    The chef, food and server were great. However, we had to wait 50 minutes for our reservation. The restaurant was overbooked and very unorganized and chaotic as far as reservations. We were advised on arrival that they were running a little behind, about 15 minutes. That became 50 minutes and there was no where to sit as many other groups were in the same situation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best!!
    NumberOneVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    This place is great, one of the best restaurants in Fort Lauderdale!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Choose some place else
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    We were seated more than 30mins after our reservations and this was only because we complained at that point. Their excuse - they did not mark s as "checked in" even though they had handed us a buzzer. Food was ok, bt the service was simply bad. Waitress poured water on my wife, never refilled our water. I would hesitate to ever return here again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Suprisingly kid friendly
    JBlakeVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2012
    Truly having four kids in tow must be a restaurant's nightmare but Benihana handled it like champs. Our chef, Santos, was personable and engaging with the kids; he was great about a customizing each dinner. The kids, ages 6-12, thoroughly enjoyed their dinners and had a memorable evening. We were lucky enought to not be sharing a hibatchi booth with other diners -probably a benefit to the restaurant and other diners as well ;)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was bland. Our chef was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Food was bland. Our chef was boring and uninterested. Very little veggies in the fried rice. Under seasoned main course. $140+ with a bottle of wine. Very over priced for what it was. Will never go back!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Crazy, hectic and rushed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    We went for my Birthday. I was surprised how busy it was. Every table was full. The best word to describe it was hectic! As soon as we arrived, they rushed us to our table even though we were early and wanted to have a drink at the bar. We felt rushed the whole evening. Once our drinks and food orders were taken, we didn't see the waitress till dessert. We wanted refills on our drinks and water but no one came around. Just the chef doing his show. I probably wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • THE BEST BENIHANA!
    NumberOneVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    This is the BEST Benihana, everything is always delicious!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic