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About Benihana - Fort Lauderdale

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.

276 E Commercial Blvd
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL 33308
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, 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: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Intracoastal Waterway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(954) 776-0111

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/fortlauderdale-fl-ft

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

3.7

ambience

3.6

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

72% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (34)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Good for Groups (29)
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Waterfront (23)
Fun (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Kid-friendly (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Good for a Date (16)
Scenic View (14)
Casual (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Authentic (7)
Healthy (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
People Watching (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Romantic (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Business Meals (2)
Spicy (2)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Cozy (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We really enjoyed ourselves... there were 8 of us, one Birthday girl celebrating her 6th birthday! We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience! Food was delicious and our chef Richard was the best!!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 22, 2017

So for the first time in 30 years I had a poor experience at this location. Tonight's dinner was very disappointing. The server was so slow we sat and after hour later no food. The soup came and was cold and then the salad came. The main course was great but they really are cutting back on the veggies. They gave us four slivers of zucchini and an onion cut up. No sprouts or noodles and was told by chef that was Japan inn. Every time another chef passed the table our chef grunted. Very weird. Needless to say we were shocked about the lack of service and our reservation was at 7;30 and we sat at 8;05. If the bartender didn't walk up to ask why we weren't called we would still be waiting. Sad that Benihana accepts this type of mediocre service from the people who work
for them.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Terrible service, terrible food and restaurant was extremely dirty.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Had to find manager as our waiter had too many tables. He was good but spread to thin.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great place. Great service. Saha is a fantastic chef

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Tables are small and really close together. Benihana removed the white sauce from the menu and my daughter was very upset

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 12, 2017

We had fun as always! We had an out of town guest visiting which prompted us to go. We were sitting with two very nice ladies celebrating a birthday. Our chef, Richard, was excellent and had a contagious laugh! Very good meal!

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Services were bad did not keep our drinks full and ran out of green tea. A restaurant should alway be on point with their supplies

Tags: Vegan, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Our chef Cedric was awesome! He had a great character and cooked very well .

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Tables are way too small for 8 persons it is uncomfortable, either put 7 per table or get a little bigger ones. I also know the Coral Springs restaurant and the tables there were way more comfortable.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 3, 2017

I have been dinning at Benihana once or twice a year as far back as I can remember. Fortunately or unfortunately my kids love to go to dinner at Benihana for their birthdays etc. With that said, our last visit was one which will not have us rushing back anytime soon! The start was waiting 30 min past our reservation time to be seated (what is the purpose of a reservation if you are not going to stick to them. Keep in mind it was a 6:30 reservation not 8pm). Then once we were seated it took 40min to receive our drink order. ( How hard is it to prepare a martini and a glass on wine)! Needless to say this was just the start of what continued to be a memorable evening. Let’s not forget the lifeless personality of the hibachi chef who look about as thrilled to be there as someone going for a root canal. As you can tell it was a great experience from beginning to end. Fortunately for me and my wife our kids didn’t know the difference but for us, it was a complete waste of $150 plus dollars and we won’t be going back anytime soon.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 1, 2017

My favorite restaurant! This experience was a little different, food was great but service was not, waited an hour at the table when chef arrived table was cold had to wait another 20mins for it to heat up. manager only offered free drinks after other guest was complaining really loud

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Our chef was amazing. The food was spectacular. Our server on the other hand left a lot to be desired. She was very short with me when I would ask for things. My boyfriend waited 35 minutes for a glass of water. When she brought my check I put down cash with a tip included. She then brought a second bill with the last drinks we'd ordered. It was $20.57 so I handed her another $20. She says in front of an entire table of people "where's my $.57?". I couldn't believe she would be that forward and rude over $.57 so I told her to take it out of her tip.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Food was great with an entertaining chef. Service from waiters was really slow. Hostess on the rude side. Ended up okay but was a party of six guys for a birthday. Asked hostess for our own table of six. Was told no not an option. Upon seating looked around the restaurant and there were two tables of six and one of seven. Must of been only allowed when convenient to Benihana.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Made a reservation for 8:15 had to wait an additional hour to be seated. We were 5 and seated at a small table as 2 others were added to the table. Had a birthday discount, they took when seated ad returned 30 minutes later and said that coupon could not be redeemed due to it not being redeemed more than 24 hours after signing up for offer. Very loud , saw 2 different customers making a complaint to management and food was ok, nothing special.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 26, 2017

You need the Yum Yum sauce like some of the other locations have!

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Great ambiance and food. Great service

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Our chef Tony was amazing very attentive.
The food was amazing and it was a great evening

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 19, 2017

The chief was nice but the food lacked flavor. The best was the fried rice. The scenery is wonderful the staff was helpful. But the drunk man in the party beside us left a poor taste in my mouth. He tried to start something with my boyfriends husband and security had to monitor him as we finished our dinner because him and his party were drunk.

Wouldn't go again for the quality of food. Drinks were great though.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 19, 2017

I made a 2:00 reservation, we waited 45 minutes to be seated, there were several tables open, when we were finally seated, we waited 48 minutes and then I contacted a manager, he then went to get a chef for our table, the two tables that were seated after us received a chef before us also, our server forgot my appetizer, she forgot my refill, she spilled the drink on my boyfriend, the chef did not entertain, it wasn't very pleasant, I won't recommend this restaurant to anyone. This is the second bad experience I've had, the manager remembered me from the last bad experience and credited my $70 tab with $20 how generous right? It really wasn't. The first visit was way worse but it was over 6 months ago so I guess it never gets better

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Waited a long time to go here and it was such a disappointment. Won't be back.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great Like always and Cedric the Chef was Great Like always

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Our chef Enrique was amazing, funny, entertaining, and well experienced. Love it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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 (Key West)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Very good and the chef (phillip) was very interactive and accomadating to my party

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Food was very tasty although the chef seemed more on the upset side.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 11, 2017

we had a fab chef , but our waitress was awful she never came around , we waited almost 20-30 min for drinks. we had to search for her, the entire table had complaints against her. our dishes where left next to us the entire time we ate . we did not like the fact that we could not tip the chef by himself . what ever tip we gave he had to share with the waitress and that is something we where all upset about, she did not deserve any tip. i am a very patient and understanding person but i do believe we tip for the service , but in a restaurant that is so busy like Benihana she was terrible. In the end i had to take my food to go as we had a movie to see , i gave myself 2 hrs and she wasted half hour in the beginning and then never came back for another 20 min to take our order. Worst service .
But Philip our Chef was funny , chatty and did an amazing job with the food.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Birthday dinner. It was great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Are waitresses wonderful and the servers and the bar were excellent our only issue was that we had quite an older gentleman as our chef and he kept forgetting certain things like I was allergic to shellfish, i had to remind him as he put the sheimp on the grill with the vegetables. My son always gets the same thing I guess seafood and noodles and they always ask him how hot or how mild he likes it this guy just put it on his plate and did not ask him. He wasn't d the same caliber of Chef as we have had there in the past. We do love the food there and love the service and this is the first time in probably 10 years we have ever had a problem there.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 6, 2017

The restaurant smells. The carpet needs to be cleaned. The chairs and tables were sticky and greasy. The women's restroom toilet was over flowing. Our waitress was terrible, she didn't bus the table. We had to put or dishes over on an empty table. The food was good. The chef did a good job. But the service sucked, the place was dirt y and he management wasn't helpful. For the prices they charge, we expected more. We will not be returning

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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 4, 2017

This place is a complete need of a new management. Period.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The food was very good but the service is terrible. Out waiter too our appitizer and drink order and only brought 1/2 of it to the table. The chef was ready to serve the fried rice when we reminded him.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We go here 3-4 times a year because the food is always good. However, much of the experience is based on which chef you get. The chef last night was an excellent cook, but completely lacked presentation and personality.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

This was my second time going to this Benihana location as it has an amazing view of the channel. The cook was funny and the food was tasty. My only problem was that their special menu insert was incorrectly priced. We ordered an item off of the specialty menu because it was listed as one price, however when we received the bill, it was $3.25 more. We notified the server, who in turn notified the manager. The manager explained that the price was a typo and that she would take care of it. When the new bill came she only took off a "manager's special" $2.00 coupon and not the 3.25 difference. It you go to this branch, make sure you check your bill at the end of the meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 1, 2017

The service was horrible the waiter had a bad attitude as well as the manager. Both needs customer service training.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 31, 2017

i had amazing time! excellent service and food. the chef was fun and talkative and the staff was very tentative. Also has very nice views!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Its a great place. It can get cold so bring a sweater

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Food was very good but the service was slow I had eaten my noodles before I got a chance to eat my chicken and steak

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great on multiple occasions. Bdays. Anniversaries. Date night. Always great

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 25, 2017

The whole dining experience was absolutely horrible from the wait time from the reservation the staff the terrible food the wait for the food was terrible this isn't the first time I was the third time and I will never be back

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 25, 2017

We loved it. TJ was a great chef. Our waitress Yassinia? was also great. We were very well taken care of and had a great time.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Waterfront, People Watching, Healthy
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