Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista

Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/orlando-fl-or
  • Phone: 4078274865
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Sunday: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,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, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice and dice through mouth-watering steak and tender chicken. Take in the aroma as savory vegetables, shrimp and lobster sizzle before your eyes.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Buena Vista Drive
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details:

    FREE SELF PARKING

    (see host for details)
    Located inside the Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort.
A word from Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
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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Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista reviews from OpenTable diners
69 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (50)kid-friendly (43)special occasion (40)fit for foodies (15)great for lunch (9)hot spot (7)neighborhood gem (7)romantic (6)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Spectacular
    Felriv
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    So different, the chef makes a show in front of you! You see the food they are preparing for you. I selected the Filet Mignon and it tated wonderful. Very satisfied!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bother
    Awestrike
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    You know you're in for a treat when you make a reservation on a Wednesday and still wait 30 minutes for a table when the place is dead. The waitress was nice but couldn't be understood in the least over raucous noise and drunken businessmen. The food was meh but cost way more than that. The filet was super fatty and their soups bland. We definitely will be skipping this place in the future
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    BKBK
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    I've been to numerous Benihana locations across the country, but this one is the best. The service staff goes out of their way to be friendly and attentive, and bends over backwards for the guests. 5 stars all around.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great choice
    John
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Great food and great service, I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun at Benihana
    Luvdisney
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We spent the day at Epcot & rounded the day off with dinner at Benihana. It was a great ending to a great day! The food was delicious, and we had the most amazing chef named Nam. He was great interacting with our family & and was very entertaining. We have been at Benihans here and in Ohio many times, and Nam has been our best chef thus far. My only complaint is that it seems prices have went up, and you don't get as much food (rice). We have always had to get a box for our leftovers (each of us), and this time, only my husband had to get s box - because he ordered extra fried rice. Other than that, everything was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    jeannieVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating my birthday. The food was great! Our waitress was wonderful, very attentive! Have a wonderful night! Will return again when we are in the Orlando area.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh & Tasty F with Great
    Gary
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We were promptly seated, the customer service was very good and the food was fresh and tasty. They also remembered to provide a birthday sundae for my daughter and sang happy birthday to her in both languages.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Downhill
    xxxxVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    This used to be a great restaurant. Unfortunately, this latest trip, the place was empty. The food was not prepared the way it used to be, the service, very slow and just not worth the money. Go somewhere else for a better value.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    JuneVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I have dietary restrictions and the cook was happy to accommodate me. Food was very good
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best meal on our US trip
    Nadburns
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We stayed in the Hilton so great to go here on last night in Orlando. The standard of the teppanyaki cooking was very good and the chef made the experience all the more enjoyable. For a chain restaurant the standard was high and compares favorably with other similar styled restaurants we have dined in around the world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for family gatherings
    Clara
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Great food and very entertaining. Plenty of food served. Kids enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a good solid place
    DMMWVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    always a good solid place to eat. Good food and good service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Habachi
    Rusty1099
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We love Benihana. It is our vfavorite habachi of all. Nothing like the original
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful memories
    FamilyOfun
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    We were on vacation, with family and friends, and celebrating three birthdays. The meal was a true event that we will all remember. We were warmly welcomed and the service was excellent. The food was plentiful and incredibly tasty. I was surprised at the value we received for our money. There were numerous entree options and they included an appetizer, plus soup and salad, as well as dessert and green tea. Everyone enjoyed hearing Happy Birthday in both English and Japanese. One birthday boy missed it as he had stepped out for a moment. When he returned, our waiter sang to him! Wonderful fun with excellent food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a great experience,great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    It was a great experience,great food,and wonderfull ambiance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Visit to Benihana in Hilton
    Kitty
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Very nice restaurant---chef was wonderful! Enjoyed the experience. The only downside is that the layout of these tables don't afford much elbow room and space for plates, drinks, etc.. Everything else was great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to dine
    Foodlover
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Very enjoyable dinner place at walking distan of Downtown Disney!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the best
    cricket
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    what a magnificent experience--chefs were skilled, barmaids personable, food superb. loved every minute of it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihanas Lake Buena Vista 12/14/13
    Chuck
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Nothing out of the ordinary for a cooktop experience - an entertaining dining adventure done well. There was a delay at our table (prior to our being seated) that apparently was lengthy - the manager took 20% off of everyone's bill so that was nice. ;-) Overall it was what we expected and a nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the one that i should've never let
    better52u
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    I WAS TOO THRILLED TO KNOW THAT THEY HAD SUCH BETTER THAN EVER FOOD AND COMPANY FOR ANYONE OF ALL AGES AND FORM ALL BACKGROUNDS . AND THE FOOD HAS NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE FOR IT . I WILL EAT THERE AND AT OTHERS AT LEAST ONCE IF NOT TWICE A MONTH . TO SATISFY MY APPETITE FOR THE YEAR . AND I LOVE THAT I WAS SEATED WITH OTHERS I DIDN'T KNOW . IT MADE THE MEAL EVEN MORE PLEASANT !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy for me
    71andsunny
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Way noisier than any other Benihana I have been to. Smokier also. Not as entertaining as others.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun
    Yummy
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Always fun even though we've seen this show about a dozen times. Love the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Q, Q & T
    LOVE2EAT
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    My husband, his parents and I went there to celebrate my birthday. The food quality, quantity and taste was exceptional! The Asian flat top cook was very personable & talented when kit came to tricks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Teppanyaki Let-Down
    Benny
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    While a Japanese restaurant, there were no Japanese diners, which implies that Japanese do not like eating here. Part of the experience for a teppanyaki restaurant is to share a table with others, as well as the chef's "performance". I ended up eating alone, and the Vietnamese chef could have done a better performance, on a table meant to accommodate 8. The service was good, the portion size and quantity generous for the price charged. It was a disservice to chop up a filet mignon and combine it with mushrooms. The scallops were good. The sauces were so-so. I had a couple of bites of the chicken fried rice, but did not eat the bulk of it. Experience was a real let-down.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best vacation meal
    Bill
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Superb teppan meal we've had in Orlando.Would recommend to all who enjoy food and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great show
    Elkike
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    I went to Benihana with mi family the las night in Orlando the show was really good and the teppanyaki chef BO was really kind
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Japanese performance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    As always the Benihana at Lake Buena Vista is always good. This time not too crowded so we, 2 people, got seated with two other adults, very rare at any Japanese place but especially a Disney one. So 4 at the table, good food and great conversation.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but rushed performance
    Emily
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    This was a hibachi/teppanyaki type of restaurant. While the food was prepared well, I felt rushed and the chef lacked any performance quality like I have seen at other teppanyaki restaurants. The chef finished cooking and the waitress came out right away and started asking us if we needed to go boxes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michael ( Haiti ) was outstanding
    tikilover
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Michael ( Haiti ) was outstanding on the grill and very entertaining, he really enjoys his work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for a social. Don't know
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Good for a social. Don't know if I would enjoy sitting with strangers, Food good, 2 bills for a party of 7 a bit high. 2 women, 2 teens, 2 children, 1 good eater, only 1 glass saki. Service good , clean and efficient.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food, service, and experience
    docgompf
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    I have been to this Benihana 3 times. All trips have been good in terms of food quality, service, and the experience with the habachi chef. I have no complaints. The steak, shrimp, and chicken were all well prepared and seasoned. The dipping sauces were excellent on the meats and vegetables. The alcohol selection was very good. The kids meals were worth the $13 price tag too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Teppanyaki but noisy
    Kposba
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Great dinner with a lot of fun and plenty of food but very noisy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Benihani -LBV
    PixieVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Fantastic experience, great food, wonderful staff!!! I will return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday experience
    DinATL
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    They really treat birthdays well here. We went the day we arrived to Orlando before going to the theme parks for the week. Our group of 8 had a birthday girl with us and they treated us very well. The kids got hats and the management team took a picture of our group and put it in a take home paper frame. The food was as expected, excellent habachi. Prices are as expected - kind of steep but you know what you're getting into. The parking is not ideal because the restaurant is at the hotel but the restaurant validates your ticket. We go there early and the place was quiet. By the time we left it was packed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disney Trip
    DelCast
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We were in town for a short Disney trip and looking for a place to eat away from the crowds. Benihana was near our hotel so we gave it a try. I guess everyone was at Downtown Disney etc. because traffic at the restaurant was light. We made our reservation right on line and got in no problem. Upon arrival there were no lines. We were greeted by a friendly staff and seated right away. Everything was great and was priced as expected for a restaurant of this type. Also Benihana is located right in the Hilton Hotel so we will definitely give that hotel a try next time we go to Disney.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so good
    Jeni
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    We arrived at Benihanas around 7, we were sat and then had to wait a good thirty minutes for other people to show up at our table, even though we made a reservation. The food portion was about half the amount you would normally get at other hibachi Japanese restaurants. The sauces weren't that great, and everything was too garlicky because they used garlic butter on everything. We didn't even get all of our food on our plate till 9:00. REALLY? Two hours of him slowly playing with our food and showing us horrible tricks that he can't even perform? Won't be going back to a Benihanas anywhere.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Different dinner
    Carlos
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    If you like to try a different dinner, you have to try this restaurant. They have two options: one for a regular dinner and other to prepare meals in front of you. Nice!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benemarvellous
    Buddyboy
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Had agreat night for our sons 40th birthday EXCELLENT!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very enjoyable experience
    harry
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    We have been to Benihana on many occasions and on this occasion the Chef was very entertaining and the food was great. We are going back again tonight to celebrate my wife's birthday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occations
    Paul
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    We can expect a consistent experience for our special evenings such as wedding parties, birthdays and anniversaries. Great for adults but not the best place for restless kids which this time we left at home. We chose this location because of Downtown Disney next door and booked the hotel as well. Great spot!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate