Benihana - Coral Gables

4.2
605 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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FR
Miami
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday for my son and friends a party of 6; good atmosphere, excellent waitress service!
Food good as always very consistent. Had a very good time

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LG
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Benihana is great for groups - 10 fit at a table so any less they sit you with strangers. Kids are welcome and so is the mess they make on the floor! Staff at the Gables location are amazingly calm, cool and patient with the younger kids and they are great waiters. The chefs make the evening special and will entertain young and old alike. Love going there!

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YS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and great restaurant service ... had a good time

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CR
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Upon arrival manager questioned the age of my children before giving a kids menu. Once seated we ordered, drinks took a while to arrive. Our cook took about 70 minutes to arrive at the table to begin cooking. Cook was great and friendly, but the wait time was ridiculous. Refills on drinks took long, not to mention 3 of our guest had to return their drinks due to bad quality. Not spending our money at that location ever. Next time will drive to Benihana in Miramar where service has always been top notch.

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U
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was great. I've been to Benihana in other locations and the cool thing about it, besides the great food, is the interaction with the chef (including, but not limited to; the jokes, the tricks, etc). But this time, the chef was awful, he was angry the whole time. I am not complaining about the food or the service (which was great) I'm talking here about the chef not being was he was expected to be when you come to Benihana.

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l
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great like always but the chef wasn't so friendly this time... No tricks were really done or any interactions like it usually is... sad because it was my son's 9th birthday... maybe the time had something to do with it since it was late... the table next to us was having a blast with their chef.

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c
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Took to long overall. To get seated, to start cooking, etc.

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F
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

A shadow of what it used to be. As soon as you enter you smell the old carpets and food odor. Super loud. The chef was super boring and it seemed like a robot more than a person. It was a birthday dinner which they kne about and never came to sing and even started cleaning up the restaurant and closing with all of us there. Not coming back.

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A
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great as always!

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LC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Had to wait an hour at table for chef to come and start cooking even though I had a reservation !

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f
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We were here to celebrate a 15 year old birthday and she really wanted to go ....our chef had zero personality which made the experience overall not that exciting. Food was good not great.....as is expected for Benihana ....you go for the fun....thanks to our chef and the other antisocial 4 people at the table it was a totally average to blah experience!

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m
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Pésimo servicio y ambiente.
comida muy comercial
Teniamos reservacion y no estaba lista la mesa.
la masa que nos asignaron ruidosa y el mesero muy malo

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Despite of having a reservation, we waited almost two hours to get the food so we decided to leave the table. It was ridiculous !

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JM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We’ve been going to Benihana’s for many years. The prices have continued to rise while the portions have gotten appreciably smaller. Sorry to say the overall quality of the dining experience is simply not what it used to be.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

End of the year dinnee

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

For kids it was fun. Not an Asian staff member in the restaurant staff. He was entertaining. Food OK.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice location, very good food, and trendy type place

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MP
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the service & food! Only bad thing was that i made a reservation for 8:30 and table wasn’t ready till 10.... i understand if i was a walk in, but i made a reservation to not have this issue. Overall waiter & chef were awesome!

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C
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is good as always but the service could have been better. The chef and the waitress were not on the same page and they kept messing up orders

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LC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing and chef was great!
Only complaint is the waiting time. We had to wait 45min (even though we had a reservation and arrived in advance) to be seated.

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b
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Everything was good, but I would like for them to use less sodium, whole grain rice instead of the nutritiomless white rice and add some vegetarian options.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and beverage are quite expensive and portions small, but good quality, we have a good time.

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OT
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The chef was not very enthusiastic, food quality was very good but I find the amount you spend is a bit much.

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b
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were seated 45 minutes after our reservation time and the chef arrived at the table ONE HOUR after that. After we went to see somebody, we were told they had forgotten about us! Food was no good and my kids and I are completely done with Benihana. Bye!

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IB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good place for celebrations. We were thrilled to find out they now have shrimp sauce like Samurai. We will be coming back soon

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MN
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

The place was not clean.
The part in the table in back of us was screaming! We couldn’t even hear ourself because of the screams. The staff never did anything to calm them down.
We ordered 5 appetizers and only received 1. The rest came in late.

The chef, nice person, but not well trained. The restaurant is famous for their cooking shows and there was none. The food was good tho.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Chef was fantastic so was our sever

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NY
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time for my nieces birthday!

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MG
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Wait time was disastrous -- it took an hour for the teppanyaki chef to get to our table. He was very entertaining, however, the night was a long, drawn-out experience that made us not want to return for a very long time. Note to Benihana management: Efficiency is key! Find a way to seat your patrons faster and not make them wait for their chef to arrive!

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MH
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was outstanding the only thing was the temperature may have been past low. It was freezing and even other guest were shivering.

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DM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Restaurant was extremely cold. Everyone was complaining but temperature was never adjusted. Took away from the enjoyment of dinner

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LC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was disappointed in the people we say with. This was supposed to be a very special evening since we were celebrating our daughter's 15th birthday. The wait was excessive. The chef seemed less than enthusiastic. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. While good, the food was just not great. Very little meat and thin teriyaki beef. The timing of the food is not smooth. I thought it would be better. I know that it was a Friday night and it was busy. It was our first time there for dinner and maybe our last time sadly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE CHEF OSCAR was really great. He is so nice person and its a fantastic food show

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AN
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great evening. The food hás great, but the marguerita with Grand Marnier was amazing. Tks

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

It was neither good or bad. It took them a lot to give us (me and my family) a table and chef took a long while to appear. To be fair, food was very good, but the service was not what I expected.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent.

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NB
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was my first time at Benihana, I really loved it. The food was very good and the chef entertained us very well. Only negative point, it was freezing which is not a nice way to enjoy a nice dinner with friends.

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AP
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter's birthday was an awesome celebration at Benihana, the chef Leo, was very professional and friendly, the food and service was excelent!

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AO
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was extremely delicious combine with excellent service made it a perfect exciting night

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Z
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

When we entered it was ice cold and the host said they couldn’t get the AC down. We were seated and ordered sushi it came after the chef started cooking. I had even asked to cancel it,she proceeded to bring it anyway. Since it was my Birthday Mom had spoken to someone to let them know. No one cared! I had to ask for the dessert that came with our meal, it’s exhausting chasing down servers. At least this location is a bit cleaner then the one in N Bay Village. For the amount you pay they should really get it together look after their restaurants and guests better.

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