Benihana - Fort Lauderdale

3.9
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$31 to $50
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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 is located on the Intracoastal in Lauderdale by the Sea. Enjoy the view of yachts and boats passing by. Join us for Happy Hour in our bar and lounge Monday through Friday from 4–7 p.m.
Looking to host a get together for friends or colleagues? Our lounge is the perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks and appetizers. Please call for more details for a private event in the lounge or our private room. We offer complimentary valet parking for dinner Monday – Friday and during lunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday.
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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The waiter took forever for every single thing, gave us the check from another table. They didn’t have the proper items to make the birthday ice cream sundae.

Garlic Butter was off, it was borderline tasteless so that made all the food not so tasty today.

Chef was very funny and energetic!

BS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

This is one of the best places to come for lunch or dinner.
The food and services are always excellent. Thank you again for another birthday dinner.

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

Always a great place to go when celebrating an event. The chef was very entertaining and as always the food was top notch.

LH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can always count on Benihana for consistency in good food and a fun time.

D
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Waiter was not friendly and didn’t get my order right. I have a allergy and she ignored that. She was supposed to tell the chef but did not. I had to remind him because she fail to tell him. Then brought me the wrong drink and I told her that’s not what I ordered because I know that drink had something in it I was allergic too.

RA
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made reservations for a party of 9 for my birthday and they would not seat me. The manager said my clothing was to revealing and it was against there dress code. I explained to her that there was no information on the website about clothing when I was booking my party. She told me she could not serive me and to leave then treated to call the police on me

DD
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always forget how good the food and service is at Benihana's!

r
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

took a friend for a lunch menu. had the strip steak and veggie fried rice and the friend enjoyed the imperial salad and we shared my free appetizer coupon taking tempura shrimp! our chef from hialeah was a good entertainer.

MW
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fun and scenic location to celebrate a birthday. The food is always great and the chefs are fun to watch and interact with. Just a wonderful place to go.

M
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best visits we have had to Benihana and the chef was awesome. Our server was on top of everything and the hostess's were very pleasant. The seafood was fresh and overall we had a great visit.

S
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter was celebrating her 8th birthday and both the waiter and chef were absolutely fabulous. I regret that I didn’t write their names down, but these gentlemen were incredibly engaging and make her feel quite special, including celebrating with an ice cream scoop of her choice. Not to mention the food was so fresh and well prepared and the outlook on the water was a nice touch to the atmosphere. AWESOME EXPERIENCE!

JF
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Winked the cook was extraordinary
We had an excellent time

AD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Had air conditioning blowing down my neck the whole time, very uncomfortable, I said something, they didn't care. The food was so-so, The cooks at the hibachi's are nothing like they use to be even though the prices are. All in all the night was not worth the cost, many better choices nearby.

K
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

My boyfriend and I were celebrating our three-year anniversary and made mention of it upon making the reservation. We also requested a table with no kids. Before they seated us we reminded them that would like to be at a table with adults. They walked us over to a table where five of the patrons were already seated. It was a husband, wife, their teenage daughters and a five-year-old. Restaurant was loud and full of rowdy people. I saw one chef visible for the 30 minutes we sat there before anyone came over. The food was good but my boyfriend has a problem with seafood which we voiced several times. But seafood was cooked together with other items anyway. Just not a good experience and I find the restaurant not to be what it was. I’ve been a patron for over 30 years

PL
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience. Great service. Amazing food. Definitely will be going back. It was my first time going and now I am hooked. Great accomdating staff. No wait when I made my reservation. 5 stars for me

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughters Birthday

RM
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The well known fun and liveliness is going strong. Although a bit pricey, the food is really good. Having the birthday certificate is a good idea and u appreciate them for that promotion.

T
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is amazing & I most definitely had fun on my birthday 9/25

OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

Awesome chef horrible waiter got the entire order wrong! Overall great service.

RS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Sparkles was our chef in Ft. Lauderdale. The first time we ever had a woman chef. She was funny, nice, made the birthday dinner a really great experience. Her personality is great. Her cooking was superb. Her understanding was outstanding. Her little tricks were funny along with her personality. We will definitely come back and ask for her and also recommend her.

ER
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was really sad not to see the show while they do the cooking ( That is why we select to go) terrible chef

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

It was my best friend’s birthday. They took a while before the chef came and my shrimp was hard. Overall it was ok.

SF
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

The service was very good - which is always is. The food is pretty good - but nothing new or exciting. If you've been there once or twice, you'll see it's the same it has been for years. The interior needs major renovations! The wood table around the grill where you sit are sticky and feel dirty. The menu's feel dirty. The carpet is dirty. A good facelift would make a huge difference.

S
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was excellent and worth every penny. We were celebrating birthdays and utilized our coupons but there was no acknowledgment besides accepting the coupon. Our chef provided delicious food but it would have been nice if he provided more of a show...which is why you go to Benihana!

SH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Although our server was a little rude and was extra slow the cook was amazing, energetic and kept us entertained from the second she walked to the table. I believe her name was sparkle!

JG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food still good but service gone downhill we had a birthday party and they never sing happy birthday and they no longer serve dessert...I was very disappointed ☹️

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

Very poor service and cook was not all that.

CS
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our chef sparkles was energetic, up beat, fantastic! Best BH experience to date!

LG
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Brittany was amazing! She was extremely polite and very attentive.

KV
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Customer service was just average. I asked for a corner table it was not given to me not because it wasn’t available but mostly because they didn’t pay attention. The meat was dried but drinks was great.

JN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Terrible experience start to finish. We waited 45 minutes to sit down for our 7:15 reservation and then another 45 minutes at the table waiting for staff to show up. I had to go back to the bar after being seated to order appetizers for our table. The table next to us was left empty for the entire duration of our evening and was used as a catch all for stacks of dirty plates and trays of empty glassware. The dining-room floor was absolutely filthy, littered up & down with trash and bits of food, which makes one wonder what the kitchen looks like? The only bright spots were Krista the bartender and Sparkles who win guests with their big personalities but lacked the necessary tools from management to save a clearly sinking ship. 3 hours and $120 poorly spent with bonus 'Benihana's Revenge' the next day. Beware and seek your Hibachi experience elsewhere.

ST
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had a reservation and when we arrived they said they were 15 minutes behind. We waited one hour for a table and a very unprofessional hostess told my husband she was going to have security escort him out for him asking 2 times when the table would be ready.

DU
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

First at that location and I will not return disappointed overall not a great experience at this location.

RB
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

I would not rate the noise level at energetic! It was obnoxiously LOUD to the point that I left with a headache. Good for kids entertainment but too loud for adult conversation unless you are drunk which was the case with the guy they sat across from us!

JS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

not great for value, no taste and left smelling like food, need to wash up after dinner. Thumbs down.

SB
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and presentation are always consistently good. The chefs put on an amusing cooking show and the food is always delicious.

j
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food wasn’t the best. TOO Much butter on EVERYTHING!!
waitress got mad when we asked for our drinks with no ice.
The place wasn’t very clean

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible. Chef was good. We got our rice as we were finishing up dinner. Waitress had terrible attitude. It was our sons birthday. We made it a tradution to go there every year. Not any more. We brought a cake which we gave to them. After finishing dinner and waiting over 20 minutes we told them to bring cake and took it home. Never go there again

OT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service in a second visit. Chef Sparkles is the best chef.

ER
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

We went for a birthday. First there were no Japanese draft beers. Seriously!! Then water was brought and it seemed they poured the ice and cold water on glasses that had just come out of the dishwasher. All 5 glasses were cracked. Had to wait for regular water for at least 10 minutes. When chef started cooking, a brown and steamed rice was missing. Chef had to go get it. Then one of the orders, steak and shrimp, the steak was missing. Chef had to again go again and get it in the back. We had signed up for the Chef's table and because the coupon didn't have the bar code, we weren't given the discount. We asked to speak to the manager and finally got something off the bill because of the inconvenience. We won't go back there.

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