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Benihana - Coral Gables, FL, Coral Gables, FL

Benihana - Coral Gables, FL

3.9
3.9
1460 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 567-2000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Neighborhood

    Coral Gables

  • Cross street

    Ponce De Leon

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine

What 1,460 people are saying

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3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Miami

    Kid-friendly

  • Miami

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    AC was broken. Extremely hot. Didn’t even offer to provide anything extra or a discount for inconvenience.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    Don't recommend at all! The food is great but the service is horrific. Our reservation was at 8:30 and we did not get called to sit at our table until 9:20. Regardless of the wait I was happy to eat but the chef took longer than 1 hour to arrive. Long story short, staff is not prepared, they overbook for what they can handle. Not worth the wait!
  3. JP

    JenniferP

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Everyone was at the very least cordial. Our server was super attentive and nice as was the bartender. The chef was good, not as engaged or social with the people at the table as the chefs normally are but he did all the standard showmanship things, the food was delicious, everything was as ordered and he was very cordial. Same for the front hostess, she was very brief and did not even crack a smile, I guess the best way to describe was she was not very warm, kind of just indifferent, but she was very cordial. I want to be clear that by no means was she rude or anything like that. Just different than what I’m accustom to in the hospitality industry. Overall we had a great time, good food and good drinks. I would come back again when I am back in town.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    Reservation was for 9:15pm, didn't get seated until 10:30pm. Hostess's were all rude, lacked any professionalism. It felt like they didn't care about the fact that we waited over an hour. Ordered crunch roll and it had hair on it. Also, the chicken gyoza was undercooked. Hibachi Chef Carlos was the best, literally turned the night around. This place has gone down in terms of customer service.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on January 23, 2023We appreciate you taking the time to review us, despite the fact that we weren’t able to provide the best experience. We’ll look into this. Please provide your contact information so we can follow up regarding this experience by visiting our website. please click on the “Leave Feedback About A Recent Visit To Benihana SUBMIT FEEDBACK “ Thank you.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    It’s always the same. I reserved at 9 PM 3 days in advance. When I got there they told me I had to wait for 30 minutes that ended out being 50. When I complained their excuse was that I arrived at 9:05, blaming me. They also told me to stop complaining as they could refuse me service. I can understand this once but every time I made a reservation here it’s the same. I am afraid this would b my last time at Benihanna. It was my daughters celebration and it got ruined.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on January 23, 2023We’re very sorry that that was your experience with us. Please provide your contact information so we can follow up regarding this experience by visiting our website. please click on the “Leave Feedback About A Recent Visit To Benihana SUBMIT FEEDBACK “ Thank you.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I had a reservation and it took almost an hour to sit us down
  7. AG

    AlejandroG

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, been here before and they never disappoint. Service was great, the chef was entertaining, all the food was cooked perfectly.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    just took a while to get seated
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The overall experience was horrible. This place needs a deep cleaning and training for the staff. The cook and bar tender were pretty good.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded 3 days agoThanks for your feedback. We’re sorry to hear we disappointed you. We’ll look into this. If you wish to contact us with further details regarding this experience, you may do so by visiting our "Contact Us" page on our website. please click on “Leave Feedback About A Recent Visit To Benihana SUBMIT FEEDBACK “ Thank you.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our chef Edwin was amazing!
  11. JP

    JacquettaP

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    I was on a date and couldn’t even my partner. Noise level was in 10.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded 3 days agoHi JacquettaP, we wish your experience could have been better, but appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We’ll use this as a learning experience as to how we can improve. If you wish to contact us with further details regarding this experience, you may do so by visiting our "Contact Us" page on our website. please click on “Leave Feedback About A Recent Visit To Benihana SUBMIT FEEDBACK “ Thank you.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    I had a reservation and I had to wait over an hour and a half to get seated.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    It was a birthday celebration. Everything was great except the wait time for a chef to cook.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on January 24, 2023Dear Guest 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.

  14. SM

    SaraM

    Naples

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    It took one hour for our chef to start cooking. We were seated with 9 people in a table that only seats 8. The beverage service was slow. Dinner took two and a half hours.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on January 24, 2023Dear SaraM we apologize for the inconvenience. To better assist you, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website so we can follow up with you directly. 

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    What’s the point of having a reservation if they make you wait 45 minutes to get a table and then 1 hour more to eat. Really poorly organized. I arranged this reservation for my daughter’s 16th birthday and I regret choosing this place.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on January 24, 2023Dear Guest 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.

  16. M

    Miamimax

    Miami

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    The restaurant is noisy and tired looking. Food was salty.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on January 24, 2023Dear Miamimax 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

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Hostess said 6pm reservation was double booked due to app features. Did not get seated till 6:40pm

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on January 24, 2023Dear Guest we apologize for the inconvenience. To better assist you, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website so we can follow up with you directly. 

  18. JC

    JC38

    Naples

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Not enough staff. Waited 90min to start the meal even with a reservation Nothing special. It is supposed to be an event by the chef/cook but that did not happened either.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on January 24, 2023Dear JC38 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. 

  19. H

    Holly

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall2food5service2ambience1
    The food is excellent, and they're great with the gluten free accommodations. That's about the only positive I have. We had a reservation for 7:15, we weren't seated at a table till 7:50. We were not asked about drinks until 8:15. We were not asked about meals until 8:50. We didn't start the show (which wasn't great I've seen a lot more enthusiasm and excitement) until 9:10. Almost two hours later. That is insane and unacceptable. The lovely family who sat beside us says this is a regular occurrence to wait that long. It was also incredibly loud. I could barely hear anyone. Blows my mind. Excellent food and a very safe gluten free process completely overshadowed by poor service and insane volume.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on January 24, 2023Dear Holly We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

  20. ES

    EmilyS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    It was extremely hot in the restaurant. We were sat next to a window and being seated by the sun and no blinds. There is already lots of heat coming from the hot grill so this was unacceptable especially for my 7 month old baby who was turning red and sweating. Aside from that, the waiter that we had was terrible. She never checked on us. She never took dirty dishes off the table. The chef had to have another waiter come and clear the table. She never came and got us refills. We ordered sushi rolls as appetizers and she never brought them until we asked the hostess and then another waiter where out rolls were. Overall terrible experience for my birthday.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on January 24, 2023Dear EmilyS 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.

  21. MD

    MontyD

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Not the same. Staff was scarce, drinks took forever. Even though Ricardo, was a nice guy, it was his first time cooking on a table. The show was non existent. Im understanding but if Im going to pay over 400.00 for dinner, I expect more than this.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on January 24, 2023Dear MontyD 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.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Benihana always delivers great food & a fun experience. This location needs a serious overhaul - everything seemed run down & shabby, to the point to being dirty. With the price one pays now for food & service, the customer deserves the whole package, including clean and odor free restrooms.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on January 24, 2023Dear Guest 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

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to the Coral Gables location for my mother’s birthday dinner and the service and food were perfect!! The manager suggested that we have the staff sing for my mother and she loved it! Thank you!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Is overbooked and you make app and have to wait up to 2 hours.. we ate at 11 pm
  25. l

    lidianetta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very unprofessional the waitress hardly talk I was very disappointed they charge me for something I never ate , and if you have an issue don’t bother to look for Manager very helpless
  26. DM

    DianaM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    made reservation for 9pm, wasn’t seated until 10pm. We requested a high chair and it was never brought to us, we got it ourselves. we were seated for 20 mins and no one even came to offer us water. The party next to us was seated well before us (upon our arrival at 9pm) and had yet to receive their food so we decided to leave.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Benihana in Coral Gables is fine, but consistently the bathrooms are absolutely disgusting. No matter how many times we complain, they never care and never keep it clean. It’s truly gross.
  28. J

    Janeth

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    waited 25 min to be seated even when we had a reservation service was terrible, we had to ask our waiter for everything - chef didn't come out until 1hr and 10 min after we were seated - onion soup was cold, and they had told us that was a new batch. TERRIBLE complained to the manager and all he said was sorry
  29. OF

    OlgaF

    Miami

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My family and I been going to Benihana for more than 30 years and on December 26 we took our employees and their family to celebrate the holidays and the service was so bad from the moment we got there I know they are busy but soup was cold we returned it still was cold, no water, no sake, no forks the place was dirty everything was a messy the chef didn’t do anything fun in the table he cooked chicken, seafood, meat rice and vegetables everything together like he just wanted to finish my steak was cook with oil never seen that we ask to put lemon on it and he look at us with a mean face and put 2 pieces of lemons in our plate, we ask to give us more sauce and he rolled his eyes his name was Jean. We went to talk to talk to the lady manager and she said wait and after 5 minutes of waiting she told me that she was going to talk to the lead chef. On other words didn’t do anything after I spend more than $500.00 on the Benihana in Coral Gables I thought it was going to be a good experience and that was a mistake taking my employees there.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience made reservations and didn’t have to wait long at all for our table! Great service great chef and waitress!
  31. c

    claram

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family’s favorite restaurant! Never fails to make our entire family happy.
  32. TR

    ThomasR

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The level of noise was a problem for me and my family.We couldn’t speak to each other across the table.
  33. JA

    JessicaA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We had to wait 20 ontop of our reservation then we waited it seem another 20minutes until we got our chef. The food was good the chef was amazing. But the wait was very disappointing. Over not bad but ws hoping for better for our first time there. The chef was the best thing honestly. He ws awesome!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience2
    Very busy and loud. Service was not great and I go allot. Though I don’t recommend going through the holidays.
  35. RW

    RichardW

    Miami

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Reservation was for 8:30 p.m. Wasn't seated until 9:30 p.m. Then waited another 15 minutes for drinks and 30 minutes for Chef. Was essentially kicked out before finishing at 10:45 p.m. because valet was closing and if you did not pick up your car before 11:00 p.m. you could not get it until the next day.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent for large family gatherings, especially with kids. Food was very well prepared and the interaction with the preparer added to the experience.
  37. r

    randyh

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Server was great. Chef and food were very good. The hostess was rude and made us wait 40 minutes beyond our reservation time. When we arrived she did us a favor by greeting us and said she was running 15 minutes behind schedule (which would’ve been fine), then made us wait 40 minutes with open tables in multiple places.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on December 19, 2022Dear randyh we apologize for the inconvenience. To better assist you, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website so we can follow up with you directly. 

  38. n

    np123

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    the food was good but small plates was not enough they need to give more food for the prices that we paid
  39. CL

    CoryL

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Only issue is the two times I have been here it’s like a daycare. Kids running around yelling and screaming.
  40. MR

    MildredR

    Miami

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our chef was not as entertaining but the one next to us was very good. Food was delicious

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Benihana - Coral Gables, FL using the Order Online button. Benihana - Coral Gables, FL also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Benihana - Coral Gables, FL is rated 3.9 stars by 1460 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online
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Google Map for Benihana - Coral Gables, FL

242 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ponce De Leon

  • Neighborhood

    Coral Gables

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (305) 567-2000

  • Private party facilities

    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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