Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL

3.5
2608 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2608 people are saying
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NancyR
Miami
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were busy! Service was awesome, and our chef was hilarious!!! Food was great. Truly enjoyed celebrating my daughters birthday. Kudos.

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vipNikki
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place needs a full remodel. The chef’s clothing was filthy. The place is old and run down. The level of noise my gosh. This place is an overpriced joke.

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Nothappx
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It took forever for the cook to come, when he finally came. He drowned our food with butter and seasoning. I woke up sick because my pressure was up from the salty food

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Was not pleased with ambiance! Food was very good!

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vipTaylorH
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience1

The service was absolutely terrible. We were seated an hour after our reservation time and the service just continued terribly from there. The waitress was never around, took forever to come back with anything, and was just awful.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded 2 days ago

Dear TaylorH 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

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Alike
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience1

The restaurant was packed with large groups and families with small children. There was no respect for Covid restrictions at all. The waitress didn’t know the menu of drinks and had to check five times. Nobody recognized that it was my birthday throughout the entire show and hibachi cook did no entertaining other than cook the food. The whole restaurant has gone downhill over the years. It lost its uniqueness

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Responded 2 days ago

Dear Alike On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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LashawnP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best birthday ever for my son… birthdays are always great at Benihana

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Horrible customer service especially from the manager

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded 4 days ago

Dear 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

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall1food5service1ambience1

I was wearing a normal turtle neck top and jeans and the receptionist told me I could not wear that. That I needed to cover up. I asked her what was wrong with my outfit and she just insisted I wear a sweater over my top. There was nothing revealing about my top but my arms. It was a complete turtle neck top.

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Responded 5 days ago

Dear Melissa 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. 

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UGug
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Slow service , dirty floors / Tables / Restrooms. Food was lame . We had to wait 45 minutes for a cocktail. Another 20 minutes for the check . Also they forgot to bring some of our drinks. Empty plates piles up at the table. I would highly suggest to go to a different location as it is guaranteed to have a horrible experience at this specific location. I can understand a busy Saturday might be challenging however if you are not able to manage it do not overbook it.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded 5 days ago

Dear UGug 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

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ShannonS
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst experience in the work from service to the food horrible the chefs gave no care to entertain we go for the entertainment and there was none made my birthday the worst in my life hope corporate will shut this place down and take away the benihana name because they are disgraceful to the benihana name the money i wasted here i would hope corporate would do something to compensate me for ruining my birthday dinner

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded 5 days ago

Dear ShannonS On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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Monica
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The chef we had was lacking in spirit and in his cooking skills. It was my first time and I was there celebrating passing a state exam and it was never celebrated, despite it being mentioned on the reservation and to the waiter. There was nothing special about how he cooked, no flames or any type of show put on and he messed up the orders at the table and over cooked my lobster while trying to get replacement food for the others at the table and my company waited forever for his steak. Everyone at the table was underwhelmed and frankly disappointed. I have no urge to return.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Monica 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

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lynnettec
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food1service5ambience5

My favorite Friday evening place with my husband.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded 3 days ago

Dear lynnettec On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!

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SidneyR
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall2food5service1ambience3

It was my birthday and the chef cooking was quiet, never spoke to us. We never got a show. It was not what I was expecting specially with 10 people I brought

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded 6 days ago

Dear SidneyR We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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vipPaulD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Way too much salt pepper and butter used by our chef.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded 6 days ago

Dear PaulD 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. 

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AnnieB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Seating was so tight that our chairs were touching not only the the person next to you but also behind, I mentioned this to the hostess and she told me I could take a chair away (she did not offer to assist). Our group was also seated with another group that had young/loud/unpleasant children. We had never been to Benihana before and when we asked the waitress to explain things it was clear that she could not help since she did not possess the language skills to do so. We wanted an appetizer of dumplings, she implied that an order included just one dumpling so we ordered three, each order contained many dumplings (not what we wanted). The food cooked on the grill took a long time and cooled very quickly due to the extremely strong and loud ventilation (yes it is needed with the open grills but it was not enjoyable). The waitress also took a very long long time to bring the appetizer and dessert. Tea was listed as part of the multi-course meal we were charged for but it was never brought or even offered. This was an extremely uncomfortable dinner with bumping chairs behind and next and it was very expensive for what we received. I left the restaurant hungry and I am not a big eater. I would not recommend this restaurant or even consider another meal there.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded 5 days ago

Dear AnnieB 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.

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vipAshleeC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love Benihana, but the front door staff at this location does not provide the polished and professional service we're used to receiving at Benihana.

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Foodie
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cesar our chef was fantastic! A great chef in total control !
Only complaint was the noodles in my yakasoba were overcooked. They got mushy after being completed on the grill. Flavors and cooperation by Cesar to get things the way we wanted was fantastic.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Foodie Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall1food3service1ambience5

The host was the worst host ever that we had! He messed up the orders never came back with refills it was the worst experience ever at Benihana

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Guest We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Very busy place. Tables are too close. Doesn't give enough space for patrons to feel physically comfortable. But the food, show and liveliness was good!

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded 4 days ago

Dear RobertD Thank you for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience with my family

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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Cher
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The food is good. The chain in general needs an over haul. They are over due on renovations. If they do this as well as hire experienced cooks the price point could be justified. To continue on based on their name credit will not last.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Cher We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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DeidraJ
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The entire experience was horrible. The server and chef need training on customer service. I’m allergic to seafood and the chef was told many times and still continued to do my order incorrectly. I should’ve charged them for my time because the food and service were terrible.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded on January 4, 2022

Dear DeidraJ Thank you for sharing your review. We 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. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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vipdebsf
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Have been coming to this Benihana for quite some time however this is our first time back in about 2 years. Not sure if they changed owners but this place has gone way downhill. We completely lucked out by having one of the original chef's, Mario. He has been there about 20 years. The food was delicious thanks to Mario. However, the restaurant was dirty, very dirty. The empty tables had restaurant supplies on them, the bar was dirty, dark and empty and the "bartender" did not know how to make simple drinks. The floor was dirty; as in food, crumbs and just dirt in general. Though Mario the chef was amazing, he was the only original left there. We will never go back.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded 5 days ago

Dear debsf 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.

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talithaH
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was on point and the food was cooked fast and was very good.

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TaporshiaW
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The customer services was very horrible I felt that the waitress and the Host was being very racial

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded on January 4, 2022

Dear TaporshiaW Thank you for sharing your review. We 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. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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vipYvesS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

The service was slow and the place was not very clean especially the men's room.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear YvesS 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

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MelissaL
Fort Lauderdale
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, excellent food. Outstanding service

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CindyP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The service from our waiter was lacking and the grill was dirty. There was a rubber band melting on the grill and when I said something to the waiter he just stared at me like he was lost. Luckily our chef was excellent and cleaned the grill really well. The food was good, but not worth the ever increasing prices.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear CindyP 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

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Gigi
Fort Lauderdale
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

They were short staff extremely slow service even the drinks took long. However the food was excellent once served.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Gigi We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food as usual. Always a fun time.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded on January 6, 2022

Dear RobertM Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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ShamekaA
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience4

The Hostess Mel B. extremely rude. The servers Sam , cook Tony were awesome.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear ShamekaA Thank you for sharing your review. We 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. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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RebeccaJ
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We had a good time but they were short staffed and it showed with long waits for drinks and food.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear RebeccaJ We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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DeniseS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Unfortunately Benihana appeared understaffed. We had an 8 pm reservation for myself and 3 grandchildren but we weren't seated until 8:30. Around 9:15 we were given napkins and told to scan them with our phones.to access the menu. I was unable to do this so ordered from memory. After a long wait our chef arrived. Staff was nice and apologetic. However it was after 11 pm when we left. By then my grandchildren were hyped up from the sugar in the numerous Shirley Temples they drank during their wait for food.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear DeniseS Thank you for sharing your review. We 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. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Great food and chef service. Rowdy and unruly crowd.

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AntonioR
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & staff! Wonderful experience. There was also a proposal and it was really cool!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We arrived on time for our reservation at 8PM. We were told they were behind and to wait 20 minutes. We were seated at 8:45. We were sitting without being served for 30 minutes, not even a glass of water! As I’m writing this review it’s 10:15PM (more than 2 hours since arrival) and we have not had dinner yet. I see many other tables waiting to be served, to my right and to my left. I spoke with one of the managers who said they have only 4 chefs for 20 tables. I said they should not open all the tables and take reservations if they are short staffed and he said that it depends on “corporate”, they have all tables open even if they don’t have enough staff.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your review. We 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. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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APChana
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The single worst dining experience of my life. My party of 3 waited nearly 2 hours for a chef for the hibachi grill; no one ever came. The manager was rude, dismissive, and deflected all the blame for the situation. He told us to “the experience is supposed to take 2.5 hours,” “wait your turn,” and that someone would be “coming soon.” Deciding we had enough, we asked for the bill. We were charged for the readymade cold soups and salads, some sake, and sushi. No concession was made toward this or the hours of wasted time. Furious, and hungry, we left and ate somewhere else. The manager should rethink his life and never work another day in the service industry.

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Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear APChana 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.

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JenniferV
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Our chef Nelly was great. However the ambiance and service was poor. The drinks were not made correctly. We also waited a very long time for our chef to arrive.

Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear JenniferV 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. 

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Service was terrible. Once seated, it took about 15 minutes for anyone to come to the table to take our drink order. We waited another 15 minutes for a chef to come to our hibachi table. The cook over-peppered everything, and prepared the food in an odd order-serving the appetizer after the main meal, and the veggies last-it was so late in the meal it was like dessert. About 10 minutes after the meal, the server took our dessert order, which was only dishes of ice cream. After about another 15 minutes, I looked for the manager. The ice cream was delivered shortly after that.

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Benihana - Fort Lauderdale, FL is rated 3.5 stars by 2608 OpenTable diners.

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