Benihana - Coral Gables

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$30 and under
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Japanese
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, 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. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail. Benihana Coral Gables is located on Miracle Mile in beautiful Downtown Coral Gables, within walking distance of the hottest shops and the lively culture of Coral Gables. We are also five miles from Brickell, and less than four miles from the University of Miami.

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SusanS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time at a restaurant since the pandemic for my birthday. Food and service great! The social distancing and rules were enforced as well! Will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was horrible we had reservations for 7:00 pm we gat to restaurant on time and when we gat there they told us that last person was for 6:30 and that they trying calling at off course never received the call I ask can I please order to go they said sorry we are closed. I can’t believe all off this happen they never called or either try to services me in any way.

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JenniferW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The restaurant practiced social distancing. There were only two other people at our table. The restaurant was very quiet. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. The food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

No comment !!!!!

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Candiced
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and tasty, waiter very nice, and everything very clean.

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ZCC0801
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

They seemed a little lost. We were celebrating my granddaughters birthday and asked for a picture to be taken a routine done for customers; it was never done. A little disappointed. Otherwise everything was nice.

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RealtorGIrl
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food was amazing. However, I did notice a price increase. I understand they need to make up for money lost during this pandemic, but I don’t think right now was the right time to increase their prices. Not sure when I’ll be going back.

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EloyG
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good Service ,cook , management , not too many clients there.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Having to wear a mask while your food is cooking totally kills the ambiance.

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GustavoFrances
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, manager was visible and attentive - good drink pours, delicious food, overall fun atmosphere. Everyone was friendly!

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GaryP
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think the price is a little expensive but good. Cook was good this time.

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AntoinetteR
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and my first time benihana's Coral Gables. My friends and I enjoyed the night and we were talking who was the next birthday to go again.... For sure, I would return to try more dishes. The service and the food was excellent. Thank u

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JOSES
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service slow staff seemed confused. Was ok

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AnaN
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I made a reservation for my Birthday. I chose Benihana because I have 2 kids and they like to see the chef playing while cooking... I had a reservation for 7:15 pm, we were seated at 7:35PM and waited more than 1 hour for the chef. When he started the kids were so hungry and tired. So, a lot of stress to celebrate my day. I will not come back.

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on March 11, 2020

Ana, On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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vipMichaelA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

front desk/hostesses need to learn to smile and be more friendly. hospitality training necessary. rest was good for the price.

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on March 11, 2020

Awesome Michael! Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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TasihaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter kept bringing out appetizers until I got the right sushi roll. Above and beyond!!!

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on March 11, 2020

Fantastic Tasiha! We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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Frank
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Oscar is the best chef at this restaurant! He is so pleasant and includes tricks in his performance. But his focus is where it should be ... on the cooking! All the meats and seafood were tender, moist, and delicious! Oscar even remembered our family from a previous visit several months before. You can tell he takes pride in his work. Oscar is a keeper. We can’t wait to return to Benihana.

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on March 11, 2020

Wonderful Frank! Our goal is to create great guest memories. We are pleased to hear we were able to do so for you and your family.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Upon arriving we checked in with the host station. We were told I’ll be right with you. The server then turned around to a pizza box grabbed a slice and processed to eat it while asking us our name.
She ended up being our server as well. Coming from the Napa Valley and dining in very upscale restaurants we were somewhat disgusted that she was checking us in with pizza in her hand and in her mouth. While waiting for our chef to arrive I was looking around the seating area. The walls, light switch, light above the table were filthy, covered in grease and dust. While walking upstairs to the bathroom I noticed similar cleanliness issues. The stairs look as if they are it swept or mopped. The food was just ok. We were not celebrating any special event just a Friday night dinner on our first trip to Miami. It was also interesting to watch the manger stand around and socialize with other employees while our table had empty cocktail and water glasses.
At the end of our meal we were presented with our bill. There was an automatic service charge of 18% added to a party of 3.
As well as instructions on the bottom for tip %
The service did not warrant a 18% tip. We are familiar with the hospitality industry and always tip 20-30% depending on service.
I would not recommend this Benihana location.

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on March 5, 2020

On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a celebration

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!

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RaquelS
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the chef was really nice, we spent a great time at Benihana!
I would recommend them to manage the restroom cleanliness better, the restroom was dirty and it gives a. As impression to the restaurant.

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on March 5, 2020

Fantastic Raquel! Your feedback is appreciated. We are pleased to hear we were able to create a great memory for you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked reservations that day for 11:00pm and when we got to the restaurant the doors were locked and lights were turned off. There was a paper on the door that said, “closed due to no power”. Had to quickly call the other location and race over there as the last reservation was at 11:30pm.

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vipLoulou
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we arrived we were told that the restaurant was CLOSED. I did not receive a call, text or email of the fact.

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on February 24, 2020

Loulou, please reach out to us via the contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dining and my friends and i enjoyed the experience

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on March 5, 2020

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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vipBarbaraM
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, great service, lots of fun fir kids

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on March 5, 2020

Excellent Barbara! Our goal is to create great guest memories. We are pleased to hear we were able to do so for you and your family.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Tables were filthy when I used a wipe to clean the table off before our meal.

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for bringing this it to our attention. Your feedback will be shared with our team for improvements.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, great price, easy parking, and drinks were so great!!!

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on February 27, 2020

Wonderful! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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jorgeF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

serving staff needs to be expanded. Our server had too many table at once. not to her fault our food orders were incorrectly entered for two of us. Was given a bottle of beer without a chilled glass and my friends wine order was missing had to ask the attendant to locate it. the cook was excellent. I do not plan to return to this crowed place that look like an assembly line instead of a fine restaurant. My wife and a friend went to the restroom and they said that it was smelly and dirty like some one forgot to clean it.

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on February 24, 2020

Jorge, on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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Kit12
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and excellent chefs! Next to I am in Miami I will be sure to come to this location.

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mara
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We had made reservations thru open table, once we got there, they told me that we had no reservations. I showed them the confirmation on my phone, and then they looked again and they had given our reservation to another group that was there. So we had to wait until they could seat us.... Very odd and confusing.

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on February 24, 2020

Mara, thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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LidiaS
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food usually has more flavor than on this visit. It would’ve tasted better with a little more butter, salt, and pepper. Great experience overall.

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thank you Lidia, for you sharing your feedback! On behalf of the Benihana team we look forward to serving you again!

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AimeeA
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff, helped us immediately despite the busy holiday rush. Made a memorable night, and interesting meal.

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on February 27, 2020

Awesome Aimee! Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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OvidL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had reservations and we were seated promptly. However, it took a little time for the waiter to take the orders even after everyone was seated.
Parking is a night mare

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on February 27, 2020

Fantastic Ovid! We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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elainew
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Disappointed in The Chef. I feel as if he discrimanted towards my friends and I

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on February 24, 2020

Elaine, On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter.

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DianaC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maravillosa experiencia volveria y lo recomendaria

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Responded on February 20, 2020

Maravillosa Diana ¡Apreciamos que hayas cenado con Benihana, gracias por las amables palabras!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Visited this location on super bowl weekend, worst mistake I ever made. Brought in a party of I for a business meal had a table reserved for 9:15pm, did not get seated until around 10:30 and after being seated had to wait an additional 30-45 minutes for the chef to start cooking. Seems like the place had been overbooked it's not the chef's fault he actually smoothed things out bug after waiting almost 2hrs to eat you lose your appetite. Management at this location needs to do a better job of organizing reservations if I set a time 5hrs ahead i should be able to walk in and enjoy my meal without having to wait for a table. Worst benihana experience ever. Save yourself the anguish and visit north bay village location instead.

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We waited from 8:45-10:00 just to be seated after making reservations at 9:15. The service was slow and we didn’t actually eat until 11:00. The great thing is we were accommodated by receiving 50% off of our bill. However, I would not go back...the food wasn’t worth the wait! We were from out of town and was dropped off by Uber so we had no choice but to wait. Hopefully it’s not like this all the time!

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on February 12, 2020

On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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vipLuciaV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We waited over 30 minutes to get our table...with reservation. And then another 30 minutes for the chef to show up! Service was bad too.

Benihana - Coral Gables
Responded on February 12, 2020

Lucia, we apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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vipMaru
Mexico City
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Nunca había ido a un Benihana y tenía una mayor expectativa de la comida y el lugar. Compartimos mesa con otras tres personas que de entrada no fue de mi agrado. Todo lo hacen con una mantequilla con ajo (vegetales, proteínas, arroz) por lo que todo sabe a ajo. La salsa de ajonjolí está rebajada con crema y sabe a crema cuando debe tener un intenso sabor a ajonjolí. Obviamente La Comida me cayo súper pesada y fue difícil de digerir a pesar de ser plancha de tepanyaki. Lastima. El servicio fue bueno.

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DanielV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

They were more interested in taking us out, asked for a tea, never came, instead we got the check.

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tons of food and fun for my girls and I.
Certainly a great experience.
Thank You !

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Benihana - Coral Gables does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Benihana - Coral Gables also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 567-2000.

Benihana - Coral Gables is rated 4.4 stars by 856 OpenTable diners.

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