Benihana - Key West

4.6
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650 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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.
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vipRachelF
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for my nephew’s 13 birthday ! Great staff! Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Everything was pretty good. The only complaint I have is one thing about the cheif. My girlfriend is a vegetarian and we made that very clear before they started cooking. Up until the tofu and meat came out everything was going pretty well. The cheif did not clean her spatula between flipping the meat and flipping the tofu and thus contaminating my girlfriends meal. Our last experience before this the cheif was very courteous and everything was perfect so we are taking this as a one time situation. We just ask that the restaurant be more consistent and understanding that vegetarians and vegans do not enjoy having their food touched with the same utensils that is being used to cook meat. In my opinion the tofu should be cooked before the meat to avoid this situation entirely.

Benihana - Key West
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We take every precaution to ensure that dietary needs are met. We will address this to our chef again. If you happen to know who your chef was during this visit, I would welcome you to call and speak with Amy Lay so that we can address this again in more detail with the particular chef that cooked for you this evening. Simply reach out to us at our Key West location and ask for Amy, leave a message please if she is not available. Thank you!

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vipNealB
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was great. I love the new bar. It is really nice and inviting.

Benihana - Key West
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for choosing to dine with us and so happy you love the new bar! Thank you for bringing this incident to our attention and sorry it was a less than perfect visit due to the other guests. We look forward to seeing you again and will do a bit better with "our spring break college kids!"

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JohnW
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana is always fabulous. Talented cooks. Great food. Fantastic ocean view.you can watch the shrimp boats that just caught your dinner.

Benihana - Key West
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank John for the kind words and for choosing to dine with us at Benihana Key West! So happy you enjoyed everything! We can't wait to see you again soon!

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KWSunshine
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a pleasant experience. it was very busy. Our chef was new and was little apprehensive. She did a good job. The server wasn't on top of things, as we usually have when we have eaten there. I had to ask for my steam rice and the chef was almost done cooking until I received it.

Benihana - Key West
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Benihana Key West. We are working on a more detailed training of our service staff, so I can ensure you the next visit will have much better service at the table! I do than you for bringing this to my attention and we are working on additional training for our staff!

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ChristineS
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef, Pete was very good cook and great to talk to. We enjoyed everything very much!

Benihana - Key West
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thanks Christine! I will pass on your compliments to Chef Pete! We can't wait to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Our friends and family celebrate any ocasión we have we live benihanas the food is always superb enjoyable performance with the chefs we just love it there cannot make it too often if we’d blow up!!!!

Benihana - Key West
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you so much for celebrating with us! So happy you had a great time and you can always take left overs home so you aren't too stuffed!!!!

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AlliE
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always.
Our chefs were amazing, prompt & offered great service. The managers working Jonathan & Bartender Onur were spectacular as always, never a disappointment.

Benihana - Key West
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thanks Allie for the kind words! I will pass them onto the rest of the staff! We can't wait to see you again soon!

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KathyM
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get was a great time and delicious food.

Benihana - Key West
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thanks Kathy! So happy you enjoyed everything ! We look forward to your next visit!

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NadeneKW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A great evening! Pete was awesome!!

Benihana - Key West
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank Nadene for the kind words and for joining us for dinner! So happy you had a great time and we can't wait to see you again on your next visit! I will pass on your compliments to Chef Pete! See you soon!

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vipTonyaS
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

A fun place to enjoy a nice meal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Benihana - Key West
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank Tonya! So happy you enjoyed dinner and had a great time! We will see you again soon!

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KWFIREFIGHTER
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with chef Pete !! Nice person ,family thought he did a great show. Can’t wait till next time. #Locals #conchs

Benihana - Key West
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for dining with us again! I will pass your kind words onto Chef Pete and the rest of the crew! See you next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Heavy on the salt.....would ask for less

Benihana - Key West
Responded on March 5, 2020

We apologize for your experience. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. We sincerely hope you will return to visit us at any one of our restaurants. Thank you for taking the time to share your review.

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vipRossF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner before catching a flight. Always consistent. Excellent presentation and plenty to eat.

Benihana - Key West
Responded on March 10, 2020

Awesome Ross! Your feedback is appreciated. We are pleased to hear we were able to create a great memory for you!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for big events and parties!

Benihana - Key West
Responded on March 10, 2020

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

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vipGillesM
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Not relaxed atmosphere, had to order without having time to even look at the menu

Benihana - Key West
Responded on February 27, 2020

Gilles, 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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BMcA
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pete was a fantastic chef. We enjoyed our meal and look forward to dining at Benihana in the future.

Benihana - Key West
Responded on March 10, 2020

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

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DonaldB
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana is a fun place to have a great dinner - great food - great service too!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

Benihana - Key West
Responded on March 10, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Service wasn’t great

Benihana - Key West
Responded on February 24, 2020

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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Feli
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef was energetic and did an excellent job with our food.

Benihana - Key West
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you Feli, for your feedback! Come back soon!

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vipgugu8181
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

A good show but food quality was subpar. Everything tasted like garlic and nothing else. Fried rice was the best part of the meal.

Benihana - Key West
Responded on February 24, 2020

Gugu, 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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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good as always

Benihana - Key West
Responded on March 5, 2020

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

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ny2keys
Key West
16 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The sushi room is now where the bar was. It's a little awkward and crowded. Only high tops with bar stools. I wouldn't recomend it if you don't want to sit at a hibachi table. If you're there for the hibachi table experience then you'll have a great time!

Benihana - Key West
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are currently on stage 2 of 3 stages of some minor construction to make everyones dining experience better with us! We are close to completion of stage 2 which will allow for more room and a beautiful view of the water from the bar area! Thanks for being patient with us while we make these changes!

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JeanS
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was an error in my check..(I was charged for 3 meals instead of 2) and the server resolved the problem immediately. (another diner knew his check only contained one meal but was not saying anything)

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CarolynO
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service really good. Heads up, they do not have yum yum sauce in Key West! I guess I saved a few hundred calories off my dinner.

Benihana - Key West
Responded on March 5, 2020

Awesome Carolyn! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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StevenR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome chef was very entertaining

Benihana - Key West
Responded on March 5, 2020

Fantastic Steven! We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

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jerry
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Very very Smokey. Very loud—-service was great,food was great—-good pricing but second time there this month and very Smokey——sound was high but tolerable

Benihana - Key West
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you Jerry - We do have one air vent when when our AC kicks on, hits one of the tables pretty hard and produces what appears to be more smoke. Thanks for bringing this to our attention and I will see if we can adjust the air register to blow away from that table! Thanks again! See you next time!

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PeterM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A fun evening with the cooking done at the table with a flourish. everything was tasty

Benihana - Key West
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thanks Peter! happy you enjoyed your night with us and enjoy the dinner and the show! See you next time!

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LauraC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This experience was very average. We went during opening and they were not prepared for us. A 5:30 reservation turned into not getting emanating until 5:50.
The chef was great but food was good not amazing

Benihana - Key West
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you Laura for sending your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve been here many times with my family and always enjoyed the food and the good entertaining from the chef. My children loved it every time. We are often go for sushi also never yet disappointed.

Benihana - Key West
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words and for choosing to dine with us again at Benihana Key West! We can't wait to see you next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef did a great job! Kids really enjoyed watching

Benihana - Key West
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thanks so much! So happy the family enjoyed dinner and the show! We can't wait to see you again soon!

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BarryL
Key West
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spectacular. We have been to a lot of Benihana‘s but this was probably a step above in service, food, and view!

Benihana - Key West
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thanks so much Barry! I will be sure to pass on your compliments to everyone here! So happy you had a great time and we can't wait to see you on your next visit to Key West and of course, Benihana!

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a little wait, but the food was great and the chef was excellent.

Benihana - Key West
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thanks Linda for sharing your feedback and thank you for being patient with the wait! Glad everyone had a great meal and enjoyed the show!

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Jennifer
Key West
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Disappointed at how I was treated after a Busser accidental walked into me as I was waiting on our table in the lounge area. He looked away talking to the bar tender as I was taking a sip of my wine and literally walked right into me cutting my nose and upper lip with the wine glass. Thank goodness it didn't break however I was still cut. I was offered antibiotic ointment which I declined and was sat at our table with a fresh glass of wine which my daughter (it was her birthday dinner,) had to ask for. Not once was I checked on throughout the dinner. As we finished up I was presented with the check and was told the Manager comped our fried rice as a gesture. WOW is all I can say. Not that I expected the entire bill to be paid but at least my meal, or our drinks. In all our bill was $442.00, there were 8 of us. We are locals and go often for family birthdays, what a disappointment.

Benihana - Key West
Responded on January 22, 2020

Jennifer, 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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BarbaraC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took the family for a dinner out. The service was wonderful and so was the food. Pete was the cook and he did an excellent job making sure everyone's food was cooked to order. We will definitely go again.

Benihana - Key West
Responded on January 14, 2020

Thanks Barbara for celebrating a night out with us! I will pass on your compliments to Chef Pete! We can't wait to see you and the family again soon!

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SaltyFlyGal
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Benihana for special occasions mostly. The folks at this location are always welcoming and pleasant. Our chef was fun and very entertaining. Overall a great experience and the food as always was great!

Benihana - Key West
Responded on January 14, 2020

Thanks for celebrating again with us! So happy you enjoyed everything! We will see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service very poor in dining room away from tables. Suggest eating st table with cook and avoid the dining area. We sat there because one can view the ocean from that dining room. Not up to par with other Benihanas for food quality including the sauces or service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! We miss the one we use to go to downtown Cincinnati. It was delicious!!

Benihana - Key West
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words and the amazing review! So happy you enjoyed everything! We can't wait to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quick seating with a reservation. Fun place to go with the family or a forum of friends. Good food and good service!!

Benihana - Key West
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you so much for ringing in the New Year with us! Happy you enjoyed everything and had a great time! We look forward to seeing you again in 2020! Cheers!

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