Benihana - Miami Beach
Benihana - Miami Beach

Benihana - Miami Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/miamibeach-fl-mb
  • Phone: 3058662768x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Friday: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 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, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hispanola Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking.
A word from Benihana - Miami Beach
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Benihana - Miami Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (63)special occasion (59)scenic view (34)kid-friendly (33)great for lunch (22)romantic (19)hot spot (16)fit for foodies (13)neighborhood gem (11)great for brunch (9)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (4)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Depending upon how into the circus and kitten routine your cook is, the food and experience are very hit or miss.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good. food, restaurant old
    Carl
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The restaurant was probably a gem; in 1989. Needs a serious remodel. You can tell it was built many years ago before hurricane codes. The floor creaks, confusing stairs, halfway repaired holes in the walls, old carpeting and tile. We sat at the table for half an hour before our chef arrived. The guests next to us ordered some rice from the server while we were waiting; the server was a little too assertive and casuall for my taste, but when chef finally arrived he was the best one I have ever had. My biggest gripe about the food was that i got charged for three bowls of fried rice on the bill for my wife and i. Next time I will stick closer to home and go to the one in miramar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is why we only go once a year
    michele
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This was a celebration for 10 year old first recital. It was so loud the people at the end of the table could not hear me when requesting the teapot be passed. Why was the teapot being passed as opposed to 1 for each of the parties (2) To of us never received our white rice. The cook put shrimp on our vegetarian plates. Whether than cause a "scene" we scraped them off, but this is not acceptable! I had ordered a vegetable plate and the other person the TOFU Steaks so there is a hint! Other party at our table were dissatisfied as they had been seated separated from their 12 year olds birthday party. We had an 8:00 reservation and still waited 20 minutes to be seated.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The worst Dinning Experience
    Cris
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The place was very dirty, chefs not as happy and fun as used to be. Old and frozen meat and seafood. Greesy. Very bad experience. We all felt intoxicated and smackache after dining there.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HAPPY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    great drinks and prices for happy hour. the wait staff and cooks has great chemistry together. love the food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sub par
    Brizafoodie
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I was really disappointed with the service overall. The server was difficult to understand, rude and clearly unaware of the menu. The chef perspired all over the food which he also served in the wrong order. Also I was supposed to recieve ice cream and green tea with my meal which the served failed to serve yet charged me for. And last but not least it was a birthday dinner and no one acknowledged it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Dinner
    Classydine33
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great place. Kind of pricy but well worth it. Chefs keep you entertained.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Nadavis
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My chef was excellent and my family and I truly enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Service, Fair Food
    southfloridadine
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had a reservation for 7:30 but were not seated until 45-50 minutes later. The waitress had a few orders (drinks and dinner) wrong. Another waiter spilled the wine on the table. The cook was obviously tired and and dull. For the amount of money we spent I was expecting a more entertaining and better quality experience. I've been to another location where we had a great dinner with a nice ambiance. I'll never be back to this location!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Requested Chef refused
    GGRojas
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    It's a great place. It's very popular & busy. But I would expect that if I am making reservations way ahead of time that they can fill it. Twice we have made reservations & requested a specific chef & twice they have let us down.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The cook was amazing and the food was wonderful had the best time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak & Sea Food
    BB13VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The food was well prepared and tasty. Unfortunately the ambience and neighbor noise dampened our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never got seated
    2bythesea
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Worst Benihana restaurant ever! They were so over booked that we never got seated. We left and will never return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great fun
    CapefoodiesVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Love the food. Service was great. Views of the bay beautiful. Lots of fun.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Benihana was recommended because of how great the food is. The best part of this experience was our chef/cook, Louis. The waitress was lacking and she constantly forgot our drinks and food items. She was a complete mess and if it was not for Louis, the entire experience would have been poor. To be clear, the service score is for the chef.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Service
    luv2eat
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Everything was awesome. My friend had a great birthday and it was her first time.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Friday Night
    Mac620
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The restaurant is very difficult to make a last minute reservation and is always full. I am glad I made mine through open table a day in advance. The food, ambiance, service was great! I did not get my water view I requested but the restaurant did acknowledge it and apologized. I look forward to my next Benihana meal!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • About reservations
    ray26
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    We tried to get a table between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm and we didn't get it because they were not available. We accepted at 6:00 pm and were surprised by the fact that the restaurant was almost empty with plenty of tables without clients. We saw a very large group,possibly a tour, arrive about 8:30pm.Maybe they were expecting them, but there was plenty of time between 6:30 and 8:30 pm to attend my group of four. Anyway we hadf a wonderful time and enjoyed ambience,service and food.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    vmsf1981
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The ambiance of the restaurant is not the best, but not bad. But the food makes up for a lot! The method of preparation is very interesting and very different from what we are used to seeing. All the food is prepared on a plate in front of you at the table. Very good!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DISAPPOINTED
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    WE GOT TO THE RESTAURANT ABOUT 20 MIN EARLY AND THE REST OF OUR PARTY WAS ABOUT 10 MIN AWAY. LET THE HOSTESS KNOW THAT EVERYONE WAS THERE. WE STILL HAD TO WAIT ABOUT 45 MIN BEFORE WE WERE SEATED. WHEN I MADE THE RESERVATIONS I ASKED FOR THE COOK JAY, CAUSE WE KNOW THAT SHE IS A REALLY GOOD COOK AND SHE KNOWS JUST HOW WE LIKE OUR FOOD COOKED. THEY GAVE JAY ANOTHER TABLE AND SHE WAS JUST STARTING TO COOK, AND THE MANAGER WAS RUDE HE TOLD US THAT HE CAN'T PULL HER FROM A TABLE JUST FOR US IF WE WANTED TO WAIT 45 MIN UNTIL SHE GETS THROUGH. WE ASKED FOR HER 1 WK IN ADVANCE THEY SAID THAT JEAN WAS IN THE KITCHEN BUT WE COULDNT HAVE HIM CAUSE HE DOESNT COME ON UNTIL 5PM. SO WE ENDED UP WITH FRANK. BUT HE WAS NOT JAY. SPECIAL REQUEST MEAN NOTHING
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum!
    aslovelyaswine29
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    My expirience.at Benihana's was one for the books. I absolutely loved it and can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • all around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    REALLY over priced and seasonings were a bit much. My 5,8, and 10 year old like it though
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great job
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    In sure they know exactly why they are so great. It all boils down to customer service. Hibatchi is the same everywhere you go but service makes this place stand out from the rest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good meal.
    BB13VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Excellent food and good service as usual. All items on menue well prepared and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why take reservations you dont hono
    miamiVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Don't bother going on a busy night, your reservation won't be honored. An 8pm reservation meant a 9:30pm seating, but only seating. They take your drink order so they make their money, then make you wait another 45 minutes before the chef comes to START cooking. Chef didn't even have his cart prepped right. The manager had the nerve to say that the tables were not turning over because people were not getting up. After looking around, I saw why they were not getting up..they weren't being cooked any food. Table after table people sitting there with drinks in front of them and NO food or chefs. They need to have more staff on busy nights. Simple management issue that never seemed clear to the manager. Got home at midnight, with my 3yr old.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good but....
    Islandteacher
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    My family of 10 planned to go to Benihana to celebrate my mother's 81st birthday. I made a reservation a week in advance, requesting a table by the window overlooking the water, b/c they have a limited number of tables that can seat 10. That day, I called in the afternoon to make sure all was in order. The woman read the note I had sent and said that they would be able to accommodate our request. We arrived 10 minutes before our reservation and were told to give them a few minutes while our table was being cleaned. Then we were told that they did not have the table by the window b/c they had given it to another party. I complained that I had a reservation, but got a tepid apology. Bad way to do business disappointing 10 returning patrons.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never ever again
    BirthdayDisaster
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    I have been in Benihana before. I went to the one in fort Lauderdale. it was amazing. because not all the guests came together we decided to meet at the bar downstairs. it was so loud I could not hear my own thoughts. the bartenders were rude and vulgar. they told us the table was ready. when we got there, they realized it was a mistake and they sent us back to the bar... as soon as we set down again, the waiter came back for us and said that the table was ready... our waitress barely spoke English, we were waiting for our drinks for like 40 minutes. then she brought the wrong ones. the table next to us had crazy loud kids. the entire restaurant was giving them dirty looks... it was horrible. would not recommend it to the worst enemies.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • AWESOME EXPERIENCE
    Sandra
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    We were out to celebrate my sister's 50th birthday and everything was superb! Frank our assigned chef was phenomenal!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too popular for its own good
    LloydPage
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Booked a table for 7:30 pm on a Wednesday. Place was packed and didn't get our table until just before 8:00 pm Took 25 mins to get our first drinks. Chief put in an appearance at 9:10 Great food, Harry the chief was good but waiting neatly 2 hours before starting to eat is not acceptable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant definitely needs
    suzidbVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Restaurant definitely needs a redo. Was not particularly clean or well maintained. Food,and presentation was fine, was not particularly good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's Benihana
    DreheissVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    If you like Benihana than everything about this Benihana is great. If you don't like the idea/concept than don't bother writing a review.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    MissLady
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    I enjoy visiting different Benihanas to experience the chef's different personalities. Nice place to for dates, groups, or special occasions. Make sure you share the blue Tropical Punch with your guest!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow
    JB82
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    we usually love Benihana but this time was by-far the worst service we have ever experienced there. Our reservation was for 7pm… by the time they seated us and took our orders it was 8pm. The kids were getting very restless. Even though we sat down and ordered way before the table next to us, there food arrived first. Our chef was not at all prepared and had to leave the table mid-cooking TWICE to refill his oil and other stuff. I've never had a cooking table chef leave in the middle like that. The food was still delicious, but overall everything took WAY too long.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my experience
    Deedee
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Customer service terrible... the staff by the bar very unprofessional... waitress was nice but very tired.., we had to ask for utensils... romantic date no no might work for group outing
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great support team
    Sarah
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I was really impressed with the food, the customer service , and the support team was very friendly with. They made feel welcome and special. The chef was very funny. He entertains the whole groups especially my husband, and I love it, and I really do. By the way ask for Scott. He will make it fun for you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
    pazazvacations
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    From the moment my family and I were seated to the moment of waiting for our car to be returned from complimentary valet, we were treated with a welcoming and friendly experience from all the staff. It was an awesome idea of choosing Benihana-Miami Beach for my mother's birthday. She is still raving and showing off her pictures of her birthday celebration days later. Besides the food being delicious, everyone at our table, including my children, were in awe of the food preparation that was magically prepared in front of us by our chief who playfully prepared our food even giving out my mom secret age by using fried rice to create the number 48. My mom was so surprised with non-stop smiles and laughter. The drinks were really good too lol.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disapointed
    Birthday
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I have gone before to Benihana, but this time I was very dissapointed. I took my kids for the first time to celebrate my daughters 5th birthday and the chef was not a good entertainer for kids.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Had a good experience but felt the noise level was loud, or our chef was too quiet. I took my children for the "fun experience" of a talented Hibachi Chef and our guy was just not assertive enough. He cooked well, and had a couple one liners ... but he was too quite for the noise in the restaurant. Otherwise it went well, although I felt rushed at the end of the dinner ... I had two children (ages 5 and 7) and an infant. My children were finishing up their dessert and after the other diners at our table left, it was apparent by the way the waitress was acting that she was trying to rush us out to clear the table for the next 8 guests. I get that people were waiting to be seated, but my children were still eating.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have Ben to Benihana prior
    Goodeats
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    I have Ben to Benihana prior and chose there to celebrate my birthday with family. The good was great. The cook was funny and sensitive to all request made by the table. Waitress was knowledgeable of menu items and made good suggestions. My one con on this place is they don't keep reservations, my reservation was at three my entire party was there ten minutes prior and no table was ready we were not seated until after three thirty. What was the point of making a reservation??
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good experience
    Oscarsk18
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Congratulations to Benihana Miami Beach! I live in Brasil and have been to Argentina also but in Miami certainlly is the best!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.