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Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL

3.6
3.6
2936 Reviews
$31 to $50
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. 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. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (954) 776-0111

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Lauderdale by the Sea

  • Cross street

    Intracoastal Waterway

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary valet parking during lunch and dinner Monday – Sunday.

  • Additional

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

Experiences

  • 2022 Winterfest Boat Parade at Benihana

    $185.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 10, 2022 only
    DON'T DELAY! RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10 TICKETS ARE ALMOST SOLD OUT. Available seating times at 6pm & 7pm Enjoy this year’s festivities with prime indoor seating paired with a welcome sushi/appetizer reception, two select cocktails or glasses of wine, a delicious six-course meal and a spectacular view for the entire evening. The Winterfest Boat Parade at Benihana $185.00 per person Tax and gratuity included. KEEP YOUR TABLE FOR THE ENTIRE EVENING Special Menu Includes: ASSORTMENT OF NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, WINE, BEER, SAKE, COCKTAILS BENIHANA ONION SOUP SHRIMP SAUTÉ BENIHANA SALAD HIBACHI CHICKEN RICE CHOICE OF ENTRÉE EDY’S ICE CREAM

What 2,936 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.4Value

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Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Japanese

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Kid-friendly

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  1. RA

    RussA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Reservation was at 7:00 and the chef came to our table at 8:30. Manager was unfriendly and did nothing to even attempt to make things right. Food was good. Service was awful.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Tony our cook was great. Service was extremely slow. Restaurant was a mess. Bathroom had no TP and were disgusting. Definitely not a worth the money. Had better experiences at other Benihanas.
  3. SB

    SharB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Our server was really slow we kept having to ask for Everything. She was not attentive at all. I eat a Benihana A lot and the service at this location was horrible. Also the Hostess wasn’t pleasant at all as well. The only good thing was the chef and she was new but her attitude was very pleasant and upbeat me and my family really enjoyed her, but I definitely will not be coming back to this location.
  4. s

    sandy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Awful service. Took way longer than expected. Sat there for 35 minutes with a reservation waiting for our table and then had to wait 2 hrs waiting for food.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience1
    Our reservation was at 8:15 but didn’t have a chef come to our table until 10pm. Food was good.

    Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FLResponded 7 days agoDear 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. 

  6. RR

    RitaR

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    This location is not managed properly. We had a 7:30 reservation but we waited over an hour before we can get a drink or even get the salads. I have been to many Benihana locations and the wait is reasonable on a very busy evening. This happened last night and another night a few weeks ago.

    Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FLResponded 7 days agoDear RitaR We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

  7. OT

    OpenTableDinerFLL

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall1food3service4ambience1
    Very loud and very bright. Short staffed at bar and tables. The wait was long for table even with reservation. Bar was very sloppy. The bartender, waiter and chef did their best under the circumstances and were very friendly.

    Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FLResponded 7 days agoDear OpenTableDinerFLL 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. 

  8. GR

    GregR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The chef was very friendly, however, he did not do the volcano or train. It was our grandson’s first visit so we were looking forward to all the tricks. The food was seasoned with a little too much black pepper but everyone still enjoyed. Overall, we had a fun experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    The place has a lovely view and people that try hard unfortunately it’s a bit dirty . They could cle more than the hibachi grill

    Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FLResponded 7 days agoDear Guest Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your review with the team.

  10. CE

    CesarE

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Food overall was good and the chef was really nice. Our waitress Angel was really rude, her service was awful. When she handed me the check, she made a comment saying that I would not be able to pay for it.

    Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FLResponded 7 days agoDear CesarE 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.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    They were short staff and wait was long, brung my kids for the experience and there was none to see.

    Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FLResponded 7 days agoDear Guest We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

  12. JR

    JulieR

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    main room had no decorations, wall decor,curtains, etc. lighting was super bright and it felt like we were in a warehouse. Service was ok, but not the usual habachi experience. worse than any benihana we have been to. Overpriced for the quality of food and dining experience.

    Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FLResponded 7 days agoDear JulieR We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Disappointing, the restaurant was filthy. Looked like a garbage can. There was food scraps on the floor. Left over food on the tables. There were burnt, crusty, leftover rice on the cooking stove top. We were so disgusted, we left. Benihana used to be an exciting experience.. It looks like they’ve lost their way.
  14. RF

    RaymondF

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our waiter and cgwf were very friendly and accommodationg
  15. E

    Ember

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was pleasant experience. Portions were large and food was delicious. Enjoyed the other guests at our table as well. Would return.
  16. R

    Ratonian32

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    All in all good experience. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to a friend.
  17. LA

    LissetteA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent services . Food was phenomenal . Teje chef was amazing!
  18. TL

    TaraL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food as always. Less of a show than in the past
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our server and hibachi chef were great!
  20. JD

    JamesD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food , great service , great atmosphere and view … amazing chefs
  21. JH

    JazminH

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great spot for birthday dinners! Food was excellent
  22. NG

    NathalieG

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Serve soup and salad at once, should be one after fist is finished. No show, cook concentrate to food didtalk to us.
  23. ML

    MarkL

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    The restaurant is cramped & so loud we couldn’t hear our server. They are losing money on selling cocktails as it took so long for things to arrive. We were seated 15 min before anyone even waited on us. Coral Springs is a much better venue.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very poor experience! Wait staff at the bar was rude and did not care to wait on a patron. Food was poor and the entire restaurant must have at the noise level of jet engine. Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. I spent 400 on a poor experience. Benihana corporate needs to clean house at this restaurant.
  25. BH

    BiancaH

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food. Great view,
  26. G

    Gil62

    Fort Lauderdale

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our chef was excellent. The grill when we sat down was dirty with old burnt rice - should be cleaned thoroughly. Our food was delicious (not enough zucchini). Our server was good but not terrific - he needed to clear dishes from closer to the diners rather than leaning over everybody. We liked him but he cut too many corners. Plus we felt a bit rushed overall. But we'll be back.
  27. CV

    CaraV

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We took my son for his 8th birthday. Enrique was amazing...enjoyed the overall night and experience. Not too busy and food was delicious!! My son loved the celebration
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    My friend was almost assaulted by a group of girls in the bathroom. We did not know these people. She was in the rest room stall and they started flickering the lights on and off and threatening her. She texted me that she needed help so I bolted over to the restroom. When she came out of the stall they started getting in both of our faces so I jumped in front and yelled at them until they ran off. The management allowed these childish girls to remain in the restaurant and told me I can stay if I stop being loud. Apparently they would have rather my friend be assaulted. Thanks but no thanks. We left. Will never dine here again. This place is clearly unsafe and management did not have any problem continuing to serve these terrible people. Don’t waste your time here.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible experience.. not a nice restaurant any longer.. Benihana has definitely gone down in service, food was less than satisfying, small portions, chef was subpar, for the amount of money totally not worth it..we will not return again...I suggest spend your money at another restaurant.

    Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FLResponded on November 10, 2022Dear Guest 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.

  30. b

    barbara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food, view were all excellent. Valet parking was perfect. Everything was very good and made for a very Happy Birthday

    Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FLResponded on November 10, 2022Dear barbara Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was my Son’s 15th Birthday celebration. They sang HBD in English and Japanese. They took our photo. The chef Nelly was delightful and the food was delicious. We went on a Sunday afternoon and it wasn’t crowded. This was exactly what we wanted.

    Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FLResponded on November 10, 2022Dear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

  32. ST

    SofiaT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience2
    Horrible service. Horrible management. Overall bad experience.

    Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FLResponded on November 3, 2022Dear SofiaT 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.

  33. MS

    MarcusS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a great time the food was great definitely would come back

    Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FLResponded on November 3, 2022Dear MarcusS On behalf of the Benihana team we look forward to serving you again!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday and Anniversary! It was great

    Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FLResponded on November 3, 2022Dear Guest Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our chef Tony was the best!!

    Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FLResponded on November 10, 2022Dear Guest Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team!

  36. AR

    AntwanR

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated within 5 minutes. The manager was nice and gave us free Benihana photos to take home. Our chef Wesley was the best hands down.

    Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FLResponded on November 3, 2022Dear AntwanR We are happy you enjoyed the experience! Come back soon!

  37. AM

    AnneM

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Restroom wasn't to clean, order food to go that wasn't up to part. Valet didn't bring up my car... of course it was late but things needed to be done correctly

    Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FLResponded on November 3, 2022Dear AnneM 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. 

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Been to this location many times food was good as always . Benihana Fort Lauderdale needs work, there’s no presentation, fun, it’s supposed be to be a special event for us to go to. Seems everyone is going thru the motions to get thru the night.

    Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FLResponded on November 3, 2022Dear 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

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The vegetable fried rice had very little vegetable. I should have complained. It was ridiculous. The beef had too much butter and was too salty. Quality of food and service was good.

    Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FLResponded on November 3, 2022Dear Guest 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. 

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebration of my 65th birthday with one of my best friends. Seating was excellent overlooking the river! Wisker (Chef) was a delight to watch. This will forever be a memorable occasion!

    Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FLResponded on November 3, 2022Dear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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

FAQs

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Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL is rated 3.6 stars by 2936 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 31 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL

276 E Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL 33308

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Intracoastal Waterway

  • Neighborhood

    Lauderdale by the Sea

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 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

    We offer complimentary valet parking during lunch and dinner Monday – Sunday.

  • 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, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wine

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