Benihana - Coral Gables

4.5
509 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
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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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(305) 567-2000
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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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Private party contact
Han Vuong: (877) 672-8218
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Cross street
Ponce De Leon
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Parking details
Benihana now validates our guests’ green parking ticket for up to 2 hours from the City Municipal Parking garage #1 located right behind the restaurant.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 509 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 7 days ago

The only problem i have is i saw the prep chef whip his nose and continue to prepare food. Over where the seafood aeea is

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Took very long to attend to us. Total, we were there for about 2+hours. Food was yummy. Chef wasn’t personable.

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3.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Service was horrible but it’s a fun birthday place to go

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Fue mi primera vez y me gustó mucho todo muy rico y muy ameno .

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2.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The rice was hard and the chicken was rubbery. I think you should change the way the rice is cooked initally since the rice is recooked on the gridle which makes the rice even more cooked. Also you should buy your chicken from another wholesaler because the chicken I ate during my meal was rubbery. This is no complaint on the cook but on the food.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Celebrating our daughter’s diploma

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2.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Just disorganized. Didn’t make enough for entire table and no one ate at same time

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1.0Dined on July 8, 2018

it has been getting worst, hot as hell, quality of food and cooking bad, is changing badly

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

It was so great, we’re going back again today!

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2.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Service was poor and everyone who worked there seemed confused.
We were sat at a “closed” table then moved when we were about to order, food needed more taste.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Loved everything. Chef Lazaro was very friendly. Had a great time.

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3.0Dined on June 27, 2018

El servicios muy lento la espera por el cocinero muy larga y cuando llega ala mesa es con mala actitud y cambia la orden pedida por lo que el quiera darle no lo que uno realmente pide .

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Best food I have ever had I will return with my kids. They loved the food and ate everything

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

It was an early dinner. No waiting and quiet until rush hour. Food and service were great.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

I love the food, so delicious and the service excellent!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Always a great dining experience. Great food and a fun cooking show.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Excellent!! The colossal shrimp were outstanding. Better vegetables good salad a good service!!

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3.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Our reservation was for 8:30pm however we had to wait for the rest of our party who was running a behind due to being lost. They arrived 10 minutes after our scheduled and the hostess said that it would be a minute before we were seated. It was admired 30 minutes until we were seated. everything following was very mediocre. They didn’t bring out the white and brown steamed rice that half of my party asked for. We had to ask for silverware as they didn’t provide automatically. The bill was $181.33 prior to tip for a party of 5. What did I just pay for? Won’t be returning.

The only thing nice about this restaurant is it’s location.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Great Chef display and food! Drinks came late was the only issue in an otherwise fantastic experience

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

This location is very good, although we used to enjoy the gardens and bay views at the Miami Beach location. Unfortunately, that location has changed for the worse in the past few years. No one in our group dines there anymore because of the decline in customer service, as well as food quality and even the chefs. The last time we were there, our chef walked away and left our food on the grill for almost 20 minutes. Our food was not even worth taking home, as it was dry and very overcooked. We even noticed the chef at the table next to ours, tell him he could not just take off like that. It's such a shame, but we're lucky to have the Coral Gables location. No complaints here.

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

This place needs some serious remodeling. It looks really old and whipped inside. Staff also looked like they would rather be any place but there. Very dark and dim inside and for a restaurant in Coral Gables you would think they would keep it up. Our Birthday celebration for 4 with drinks & tip was over $300.00. Really not worth the money. We should have spent the $300. at Ruth Christ and gotten a whole Filet Mignon Steak instead of some watery bowl of soup with a few floating mushrooms in it that tasted like dishwater. We also had a few pieces of bite size steak and a small bowl of tasteless rice for $39.00. Dessert was a melted scoop of vanilla ice cream. About four restaurant staff showed up with the same sad enthusiasm to sing happy birthday. Dinner and experience was very disappointing. Would not recommend to anyone. Dine across the street at Red Koi if you want Asian flare.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Slow start, food is delicious but when everyone orders different rice and entrees it really slows the process down. Allow 2 hours from sitting time to the time you pay the bill. If you have somewhere to be plan accordingly.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

First time experience for my mom. Amazing

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day is not the day to judge a restaurant but we were not disappointed except we had to sit upstairs and the chef arrived 1 hour after we sat

We still love you

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The fans were not working properly. The smoke from the grill was blowing directly into my eyes. It was very uncomfortable.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We love to come here for any reason. I have to say that this last time we went the service was not great. We waited 1-hour for the chef to appear and cook our dinner. We were a party of 9 which included 2 small children. When my 3 year old starts asking me to leave.....

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Had a wonderful time. We were all seated on time and the chef began quickly. Our server was very attentive. Overall it was a great time.

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Took an hour for the chef to eve start cooking our food. The chef was grumpy. The kitchen forgot the veggies for the fried rice and the mushrooms for the steak. I had to ask about the mushrooms when they weren’t served with my steak and the chef basically said I was outta luck. Had to get a manager to get my darn mushrooms. You could tell the waitress felt bad but it was just too much!

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I enjoyed my first time

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Nice place to celebrate

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Love the place we went for lunch with the team. But if I have 1 complain is just it took about 30 min to start we got 30min late and where where a party of 7. Which the startup would be better also valet parking is out side sucks they take 15-20 to get the car. But that’s not the restaurant fault. But they should complain to them.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

I Love it. Always that coming in USA, i’m going with my Family and friends in Benihana. Everything is good! Wonderful

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Our daughter chose Benihana for her birthday dinner. It was fun and the food was delicious, we will be back!

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2.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Mucha demora en asignar la mesa. Teníamos reserva a las 20.30 y recién nos sentamos a las 21.00. Hubo que esperar unos 15 minutos más para que vinieran a tomar el pedido de bebidas. El valet parking vino a dejar las llaves del auto 22.30 porque "cerraba" y lo dejo estacionado en la calle. En el lado positivo, el chef y nuestra camarera Jessica muy amables y prontos a satisfacer nuestros pedidos y solucionar cualquier inconveniente

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Food was great!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great chef

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We had a wonderful time. The food was great, our chef was delightful and the service was great.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Most birthday celebration in my family and group of friends is usually spent at Benihana in coral gables. The service is always spot on, which makes us always come back every couple months. Making a reservation online, makes it so much easier also making the overall experience great. The food is prepared right In front of you making a cool, different, and great experience as well. However, my party this year was of 5 people most tables seat up to 8 people and I understand sometimes other people get placed at the same table as you for convinience and usually is never a problem because other guest are respectful, it isn’t a bother. But this time a couple was seated with us, the couple kept arguing in front of us making us feel uncomfortable and they just had complaints for everything even when the employees were trying to make everyone’s experience the best. I usually don’t have a problem with sharing a table at Benihana because it’s a normal thing, but this time around it just made us feel uncomfortable and not have a perfect overall experience as always, I understand the restaurant can’t control other people’s actions but maybe placing 2 people with a group of 5, won’t always be the best option.

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1.0Dined on April 19, 2018

not happy at all I had rsvp and they gave us a table at almost 9 cause they did not have enough people for a full table. Then the people we were sat down which were very loud. my experience was so bad we decided to leave

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Exceptional food and service as usual!

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