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About Benihana - Key West

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.

3591 S Roosevelt Blvd
Key West, FL 33040
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steakhouse, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm.

Cross Street:
Stickney Lane

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(305) 294-6400

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/keywest-fl-ke/

Catering:
We offer Sushi Platters, please call for info and pricing.

Parking Details:
Free parking and additional parking in the rear of the building.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We also do large tour and bus groups, please contact Kristen Wager at 305-294-6400.

Benihana - Key West Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Kid-friendly (14)
Fun (14)
Good for Groups (10)
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Special Occasion (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Casual (7)
Scenic View (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Waterfront (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Authentic (3)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Tapas (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

We always choose Benihana’s for family get together and birthdays it’s just the right place we always know food is great and it’s just good fun watching the chefs who by the way are always pleasant and entertaining. ThAnk you

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We are visiting from Connecticut and wanted to go back to Benihana because we haven’t been there in years since our local Benihana closed there about 25 years ago. It was everything we remembered! Food was excellent and plentiful. The show put on by the chef was excellent too. Thank you Benihana of Key West!! 😊💕

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Key West)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great service and great food

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 (Key West)·Dined on January 3, 2018

What a good fun place to have a meal with up to 7 of your closest friends. It is a Hibachi style with very engaging and energetic chefs. We had Michael and he did a fabulous job. He kept the kids entertained while cooking a great meal. I would recommend this to anyone, and if you've never had a Hibachi style meal before, you have to try it. We all had the filet, and I also had the scallops which were wonderful! Give it a try!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Fun, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was good and service attentive, only problem was running over and hour behind on reservation times, why over book to such an extent to cause huge delays.

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 (Key West)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fun environment for a NYE dinner with family! Food was delicious!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great hibachi fun! All of the chefs are energetic and talented. Food is excellent and I love getting to see it made. Beware, you will get a TON of food! There are a lot of menu options that cater to many different pallets and dietary needs. The hibachi noodles are by far my favorite of any hibachi place I've ever been.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Key West)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We have been coming to Benihana's in Key West for many years. Came to celebrate a birthday with family. We were given a rookie cook at best, did not entertain as we have had in past. Forgot about our birthday song, and we did not get our picture, and overall not a very good experience. Could not use our birthday coupon, poor service, will probably go to another establishment in the future. But looked like the tourists were well taken care of.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The chef came 51 min after we were seated. Very slow service, my kids almost fell asleep. The 1hr45m visit breakdown: 1hr wait, 25-30 min cooking and eating, 15 min wait for a check. So, if you have time and no kids, the food is still great.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

food ok, noise level not good....could not hear guests at our table.. Way too many loud kids. suggest that you have a kids area and an adult area... May not come back until you separate the kids from adults, not going to pay $100 again until the kids are gone or separated from the adults.

Tags: Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had an amazing time with our 4 kids!! Henny and Juan were absolutely fantastic!! Best dinner and fun we’ve had on key west.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Key West)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Our hostess was busy putting on her make up at the hostess stand while we were waiting. Additionally, they appeared to be somewhat disorganized in terms of assigning a chef to attend your table. Very expensive for what we received in terms of food and service.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent steak, chicken and shrimp prepared right in front of you by skilled chefs who manage to tell goofy jokes even while juggling knives. There is a sushi bar too. The ocean view at Key West Benihana is great... Chef Jose is very good.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Key West)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Awesome time! We all had a blast, and the food was leaps and bounds better than any other Japanese steakhouse I've been to. We will go back for sure. Great experience!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our chef and server were great. The hostesses were not. We had a reservation for 7:30 and we arrived on time but we were not seated until 8:20. The hostess was very rude and not very welcoming.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Key West)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Although this restaurant is usually very good all around, this time it was very busy and our table was very rushed by the wait staff. Probably due to holiday period and people waiting for tables. That does not make for a pleasant dining experience. Therefore, I would recommend this place for anytime other than holidays.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Christmas trip - food was both over and under cooked

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 (Key West)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Benihana is usually fabulous. We were seated promptly. The waitress was very attentive. The cook and food were great.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Key West)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was fabulous. The atmosphere also fabulous. They make sure you have a fun time and enjoy your meal while cooking in front of you. Kids LOVED it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

I have been going to Benihana for 30 years (NYC)and this is by far the worst food I have ever had from your restaurant. Rice was burnt chicken was tough and steak had a lot of fat

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

It’s not Japanese meal, American style.
Employees have to study Japanese cooking style in Japan.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very friendly servers and hostess. Food is delicious and love being entertained by chef. Will go back when in town.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Got a side of steak and vegetables with my butter.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

This location is only open for dinner. We were celebrating a birthday and presented the waiter with a birthday certificate when we were seated. Could not use certificate if both of us were ordering from sushi menu, so one of us had to order a "cooked"dinner even though we didn't want that and we always order lots of sushi so we would have spent even more on sushi than a cooked dinner. Waiters used to sing "happy birthday" in Japanese but not any more and they used to take your photo to commemorate the birthday but they didn't, nor did they offer a birthday desert. In fact, except for the phone call to confirm the reservation when they asked if we were celebrating a birthday, nobody at the restaurant even mentioned a birthday even though they new we had a birthday certificate and after our meal, when the waiter brought us our check, he handed the certificate back to me saying "don't forget this on the table". We had to remind him that we wanted to use it because one of us had a birthday today, even though we had had this conversation when we first sat down and he had to keep checking with the manager as to what we had to order to be able to use the certificate. The manager said no matter how much sushi/sashimi we ordered, we wouldn't be able to use the certificate unless we ordered a "hibachi" meal too. And even though the "hibachi" dinner included a desert, we were charged for the one desert we ordered. The food was good but we left feeling a little let down and disappointed because the ordering process was such a struggle in order to use the certificate and we didn't order all the sushi we wanted because the manager said we had to order the hibachi meal too and we didn't feel like we had celebrated a birthday at all. This used to be a fun place to celebrate a birthday but now not so much.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (Key West)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Went for our daughter's 10th birthday with family and friends. She had an awesome time. It's one of her favorite places to go. She'd go at least once a week if she could.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Benihanas always delivers, went there with the whole family for my birthday, love the place, really good location in Key West

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Errything was perfect!

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 (Key West)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Celebrating our sons 26th birthday! Benihana has always been one of our favorite places to celebrate special occasions. The food, service and staff are just great and there's always a familiar face in the restaurant. Tonight Ted and Michael our Chef really made the night special! Thank you!

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Just what you would expect, not disappointed.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent food prepared in front of you at 7 or more seat tables. Across from Atlantic Ocean. Prices as expected appx $80-100 for two people before tip.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Waterfront, People Watching, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Special dinner at Benihana. Good food...lots of it. Still eating leftovers. Our chef Juan was excellent and entertaining. Was there in vacation staying next door at Hyatt. Everyone else at our table was a Key West local which was fun to be with. We both ordered chateaubriand. First time ever had that at Japanese restaurant. Cooked perfectly. Price a bit high...but still eating it. Fun. Nice touch at end...took bday pic of me, printed and gave it to us. Nice.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Fun
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

An exciting dinner but quality of food may be a bit better for the price.

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 (Key West)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Big party for family birthday, very accommodating and food was great

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·Dined on August 15, 2017

The smoke of cooking was coming to our faces. At the end of the dinner all our clothes were smelling very bad. The service wasn't so good. They quickly served all the food, even before we could eat what was on our plate and wanted us the leave the restaurant to get new customers.

It was probably the worst Benihana dinner we ever had.

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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Great dining experience! Worth every penny for such a delicious and entertaining experience. Will come here gain and again.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Key West)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Awesome food and service as always. Wilmer is an awesome cook and knows how to have fun while cooking.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

All I can say is awesome... We are local and enjoy dining out. This is one of our favorite.
Most of the time the chef's do not get recognized for their excellence. Michael does a fantastic
job from start to finish.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Coming in as a couple, we were seated with another group of people in order to fill out the table. A bit uncomfortable celebrating an anniversary with people we didn't know, but that's more our fault for not having ever been to a Benihana's before.

Kudos to the chef. Food was good and his show was fun. Overall still a positive experience. Suggest going with larger group rather than an annivetsary for two though.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Key West)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Wasn't told if gratuity was added at the time sever gave check, I believe I double tipped

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Food and service are always good, and the skills of our chef were excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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