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
127 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (83)good for groups (81)scenic view (57)kid-friendly (54)great for lunch (26)romantic (18)hot spot (17)neighborhood gem (16)fit for foodies (14)great for brunch (9)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (7)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beth the waitress and Walter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Beth the waitress and Walter the chef are awesome! They make my dinner enjoyful and fun every time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was a unique experience,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2012
    This was a unique experience, in that I've not been to a restaurant before where the food is prepared right there at the table. I was impressed at the chef's technique, as well as how he was able to keep straight who was getting what (I was one of a party of two, and there was a party of six at the same table, so eight meals all together that he had to remember). I would definitely recommend this restaurant to family and friends, and consider a return visit at some future date. A definite ***** (5 stars) :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good. A birthday favorite.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/14/2012
    Always good. A birthday favorite. Only criticism is that they pack too many people into one table. Unless you are taking your own party of 8 you will sit with other people around the hibachi table. Too tight with of enough table area especially if you get some big guys at your table
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time at Benihana FLL
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    We had a great time at Behihana, the view is fantastic and the show amazing. Really good food and a good service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was ok. We were seated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2012
    Service was ok. We were seated at a table where the sun glared so bad we had to our with our sunglasses on until someone came around to shut the blinds. Food was ok.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time and wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/7/2012
    Great time and wonderful experience. We will definetly go back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • classic japanese steakhouse,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    classic japanese steakhouse, definitely need reservation, even so still can be seated 20-30 minutes after reservation time, excellent service once seated
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tony the chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    We loved out chef Tony he was very funny and a great cook
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was my first time at
    OlinecVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    This was my first time at any Benihana's and I went because my 13 year old godson has been wanting to go to a restaurant where the chef makes the meal at the table. (He saw it on the Food Network). I am very impressed. First, he loved the showmanship, the way the chef pulled everything together in a don't try this at home moment. He smiled and laughed the entire meal. The food also was quite good. We went for lunch and the meals are reasonably priced and top ingredients are used. We had the steak and shrimp and I had sushi, too. I used to think Benihana's was an old fashioned place to avoid. I was wrong. Benihana is great! My godson wants to come back, immediately.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food!
    NumberOneVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    Everything was wonderful, love going here with our friends and family whenever we get a chance!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    The food and service were excellent. Always a great place for a large group on a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place. Our chef was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    Good place. Our chef was very disappointing though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • should not have to wait over
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    should not have to wait over 1/2 hour with a reservation. we sat at the bar as people who got there after us were seated before us. For my birthday... not a good experience at all. Our reservation was 7:30 which is early enough to seat everyone.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food in an entertaining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/10/2012
    Excellent food in an entertaining atmosphere and served by their tableside chefs. Join the Benihana club and give them your birthday and anniversary dates and they will e-mail you special coupons when each occasion nears. It's a great deal and fun way to celebrate. They also took a photo of our dinner party and gave us two prints for free!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food, chef, and waitstaff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/9/2012
    The food, chef, and waitstaff were great. However, we would probably have been seated earlier if we would not have placed reservations. Our 8 PM reservations turned into a nearly 9:30 PM seating. We sat at the bar for 30 minutes and nobody asked if we want to order something, we interrupted one of the bartenders conversation to order drinks. After waiting one hour at the bar we asked the hostess how long more we have to wait to be seated and she told that just few minutes as our table was being cleaned. After waiting 20 minutes more we asked again and the hostess took us to the middle of the restaurant and left us there to check something. After waiting for 1 and half hr we asked to talk to the manager, who was not very pleasant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The atmosphere, food, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    The atmosphere, food, and service offered was all outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time at Benihana!!
    NumberOneVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    Always a lovely experience here, everything's great!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was not my first hibachi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    This was not my first hibachi experience and I'm thankful for that, because if it was I probably never would have done it again. Our chef was lackluster to say the least and didn't even come close to putting on the show expected of a hibachi chef (after all, that's why we go to hibachi rather than a better priced "regular" Japanese restaurant). The food was sub par: the rice was dry and the meat was over salted. My friend and I were clearly discriminated against by our, hispanic, chef. Being the only non Spanish speakers at the table we consistently got smaller portions and he even ran out of food once before serving me because he gave it to the other party. In short: don't waste your time or money on this place...find an authentic one
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food and very entertaining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/18/2012
    We had great servers and really enjoyed our food. We were lucky to receive a table overlooking the intercostal, so it was a pretty view. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner was excellent and our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    Dinner was excellent and our service was awesome. Lunch, the food was great but we had to ask for water 3 times. Everything seemed to take forever and it was late afternoon after lunch crowd had left and were the only table left in the restaraunt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Most likely will not return.
    BETTE
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    Very noisy; food was good, service was good, could have done without the Chef's condescending remarks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/12/2012
    The service was outstanding. Our chef Rudy was funny and exciting. The host provided excellent service. He was very patient with my order, answered my questions and offered suggestions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 16 th birthday day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    entertaining way to eat. food great. We were celebrating son's 16th birthday. It was our first time there, so would have liked to have had things explained a little more...Table we had was in a corner..we felt isolated, left out,
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate