Benihana - Coral Gables

4.4
739 reviews
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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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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

I love Benihana and I always go done there in London and Dubai. However this one here Iin Miami was really rundown! Place was smelly and unclean and the chef kept adding masses of butter over everything he cooks! Definitely won’t recommend this branch here again!

CN
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I took a work colleague and it was great they didn’t wait until table filled up. Very good service and delicious hibachi lunch. When I left my jacket at the table, the called me up and came outside to bring it over to my car as I stopped in front of restaurant. I highly recommend!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Hot, overpriced, crowded, loud, not enough food!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The server that we had named Jessica was very monotone with her service she didn’t smile did not seem too satisfied to be working that day , our chef (Javier - I believe his name was) wasn’t talkative or enthusiastic either and was somewhat upset of our food requests such as seashell allergies and special requests like no meat or egg on the fried rice. If It was up to me I wouldn’t have tipped at all but unfortunately service was already included. They should work for the tip, very unpleasant service on such a nice occasion (my sisters bday )

KK
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

We go there every other week. Just this time we had a lousy service. It actually got better after I complained with the manager

t
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

when the waitress came to our table 2 of the 4 of us were in the bar settling tab. she asked what we wanted to drink i told her there were 4 of us and she said in a curt tone no kidding i can see the menus. then she brought my mom a dirty martini after my mom stressed in her order that is not what she wanted. the bartender made her another one. then she did not put my 2 fried rice on the order so they had to make in the kitchen. then $100.00 worth of the other party’s bill was on our bill. manager fixed it. we were celebrating my sons birthday. very disappointed

k
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

I really enjoyed the food, the service that night was very bad we waited more than an hour for a chef. I feel like the place is outdated. I think it's a nice place to go for a birthday or special occasion.

l
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed l! Fernando was a talented and entertaining chef!

HF
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As always good.
They need to care more about bathroom cleanness.

T
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday , Very good food and nice persons

A
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good server! Had a great time! I always have a wonderful time!

CS
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. The only part I’m concerned about it that you have a few things in the menu that you don’t have to offer. Also the fried rice is optional it’s not included as part of the menu. The service is very good no complaints - the young lady who served me was amazing lots of energy and very profesional.

N
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Fathers day

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my fiancé’s graduation outing. We had a great time. Our chef was funny and kept the experience entertaining. First time at this location and will be coming back.

E
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday! The food was great! Had a great time.

c
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was ok our waiter took our orders and after he brought our salads to the table we didn’t see him till the end...service want all that!! Our chef was great and the food as well!!

CM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really like the cook and the server was amazing. Super nice and quick. I really recommend to anyone

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. Great service from Kevin our waiter and Oscar our chef

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Our chef want great but we always enjoy dinner at Benihana

L
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The chef while cooking at the hibachi did not do any tricks which the kids were looking forward to it. He did not interact with us at all. When you sit at the hibachi table you expect to be entertained by the chef! And the food was not up to par with previous visits at this Benihana location.

OT
Anchorage
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Food prep was not thought out ahead. Other people were served their full meal before ours hit the grill. No show of talents like Benihana is known for. The overall morale of staff was low. Our waitress was very kind though.

BR
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It was ok. But we waited over 45 minutes before we even got something to drink.
The chef was good but I seen better at Samurai. There, the chef made a great show and talk to the people around the table. Here, we were there to celebrate my husbands bday and there was no mention of it at all, eventhou I told the waitress.
This experience is not what I though.

OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

The chef was great, but the service was substandard.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, our chef was the Best👍

TG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food and service was not as good as it used to be. Food seemed to be reheated instead of freshly made. Service was also not as good as it used to be. Perhaps it was a “Monday” issue.

RM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Overpriced and average food. Everything stays with the same taste at that table.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places overall.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday and I really enjoyed the chef and the food was amazing.

KT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

had a great chef name Marose not sure if I spell it right he comes from the causeway location he cooks great in very friendly I will be back again

CR
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Excellent food! Reservation was made and I was seated at my scheduled time. Definitely recommend!

JK
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome group birthday party experience

j
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my family because my daughter was turning 13. I enjoyed the live cooking hibashi. The boy that took care of us was excellent, the place was full but everything turn out great. I loved it!!!!

EL
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a pleasant surprise as we usually go to the 79th st restaurant or the one in Miramar which are noisy and dirty.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It took the cook 45 minutes to come to the table and there was only one other table occupied when we arrived. We got a new chef, which is fine but he should have been accompanied by a pro. He did not introduce himself like it’s customary there or do the utensils show. When he cooked the fried rice, there was rice flying everywhere. Very messy. He eventually cleaned it. He forgot to throw the shrimp in his hat and do the laser when he did the locomotive with the onions. In the end, the food was good but it took forever.

M
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

We had a bitter sweet experience, we were.seated immediately however waiter was not attentive at all, even the chef had to call him to get us drinks. Floors and seats were dirty . Food was ok.

MR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been to this location to celebrate birthdays and graduation.. have not been disappointed
Excellent service and food always a perfect!!

CN
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Parking is the only problem, it’s very hard to get into the parking garage.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Birthday celebration for my daughter. Was very nice

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner success! Will be back for Fathers Day

OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very nice, staff great, food great and awesome location

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