Benihana - Key West

4.5
504 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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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Was a good dinner but they packed us into one table.

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JB
Key West
19 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peterson was so funny and made dinner so much fun. The food was delicious. Our server was on the spot with the drinks and was very pleasant. We will definitely be back. It was a happy Mother’s Day!

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TB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great meal, and Juan was a great chef! Would recommend to everyone

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R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For me, Benihana is always a good experience, but my last visit to Benihana Key West was even better. Adding to the expected fun I always have, being able to see the horizon during dinner through the window, and experience the ocean going from day to night was a wonderful experience. Benihana Key West will be from now on a sure stop every time I visit Key West.

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PD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food with an incredible view of the Gulf of Mexico. Perfect for any occasion.

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k
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Chef and waiter were great!!

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CL
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

The reason we would not recommend it is that the management attempted not to accept two Benihana gift cards each for $50. They claimed that there were not enough funds on the cards. We called the phone no. On the back of the cards and indeed, there were enough funds. It was quite embarrassing for us as we were on the table with three other couples who we didn’t know. And to be told by the waiter ‘sorry but there aren’t enough funds in the cards.’ At the end it was resolved, but the experience wasn’t a good one,

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Spanish chef was fine asf and cooked my food to perfection!

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GM
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Expensive-steak was great-rice was not cooked enough- didn’t care for sauces- veggies- served last -onions and mushrooms should be served with entree- not after you finish your steak-staff were nice- service good

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

There were a table that was extremely loud. The chef seems like he was in a hurry. Not enough food compared to the others table. And last but not least the waiter seems not happy with the 18% tip I left her that when she ask me if i wanted my $6.64 (which she only gave me $6) she came back with my change and say it out loud in front of the other people that there was my $6 back.
So disappointed in this Benihana restaurant since I've been to others and never had experienced like I did.

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KU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very accommodating hosts and staff. Made for an enjoyable family/birthday dinner for us!

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MM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Came into the restaurant for our reservation. Waited a few minutes to get seated. Our waiter was very attentive and brought everything quickly and correctly. I have been eating at Benihana for many many years and have come to expect the food be cooked and taste a certain way. Our chef today seemed to prefer a different method. The shrimp, my scallops and lobster all cooked in butter as opposed to being grilled and then adding a dab of butter to finish. It tasted like shrimp scampi. Hibachi rice again drenched in butter. Overall the food was subpar today due to cooking method used by our cook.

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r
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Bathrooms horrible commodes over flowing and someone was changing a baby on the sink. Hostess is very rude- had changed the reservation to 10 at 10pm and had confirmation but she said she could not see this.
Very unclean and seems like people working there are not happy besides cooks.

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JL
Key West
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and Danilo was awesome.
At the arrival we had a reservation but the hostesses didn’t understand and insisted telling us we had to wait 1 hour to be seated..
After a bit they understood but didn’t even check our surname or booking time... I had to ask for the waiting time again after 15 minutes.... they asked for our surname and in other 10 minutes we were seated. Really crowded and not good organized at the entrance. Food and cooking staff amazing!!
I would recommend it just for the food and ambientation.

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r
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal. Our food was very good. Very Busy. Glad we made reservations.

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TB
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Dionne, who greeted us, and Peterson, who prepared our food and put on the show, provided a start-to-finish enjoyable evening (and the fried rice, as always, was wonderful).

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OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for my wife! Everything was exceptional!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s 40th birthday.

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B
Key West
14 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at this Benihana many, many times and it always is a wonderful experience but this time our chef, Juan, was exceptional. He is a very talented guy in knife juggling and the seasoning was perfect! Thanks, Juan!!

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff and cooks! Food was cooked to perfection!

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DB
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The sushi was prepared well and tasted great.
The rest of the meal was too expensive for what you got.

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As always Benihana is outstanding, we have been going there for years indeed no place in key west quite like it. The food is outstandingly perfect. The shelfs are perfectly capable of bringing the good and perfect touch. Indeed to have food cooked right in front if you there is nothing quite like it. You get to be entertained by the Shef. Brings a perfect balance to the experience. The sea view is perfect makes you feel as if your in another's place just taking it easy. Indeed we have put restaurants names in an hat to pic from just to mix things up a bit, but the Benihana experience brings us back to our senses. For us there is just no competition to our Benihana experience. So the smart thing to do is throw the hat away a stick to what's works best for us. The first time we went to Benihana was way back, living in the keys for 30 years this is indeed the best restaurant for us. Our first time we herd Japanese music playing which did it for for us. The perfect mood and obieance. Being a hard working in the keys it hard to be at a place that brings the island feel and perfect music with no singing just the instrumentals of Japanese music and freshly cooked sea food. Indeed Benihana is the place to. So bring back the Japanese music to complete the ambience.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Too much garlic and salt

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great experience !!!

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j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

Do not go to the mens room before you eat or you will lose your appetite. The restrooms smell awful, the hand towel dispenser is inop and they are def in need of regular cleaning

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A
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Granddaughters birthday

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KL
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pete was a great chef, very enthusiastic and kind. He kept the table having fun the whole meal. Food was great! Only negative I can think of is the portions seemed a little small for what you would expect with a hibachi restaurant.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Not enough cooks for the number of people in the restaurant. Had to wait over one hour after salad for the cook to start his demo/cooking which was mediocre at best. Rushed through the process.

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Was first time bringing a friend,who actually did not want to come.
The outcome was terrific! That one negative friend turned out to absolutely love the experience! This month is my birthday, hopefully I will get my birthday chef's table discount? I signed my little one up,it's her favorite restaurant & am thinking of doing a birthday party for her& friends----if I can get information on.

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AV
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only issue we had was a large party of children that were extremely loud and ambunctious. Parent didn’t seem to care that others were disturbed. Other than that, everything was perfect!

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I
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The theatrics by the chef are entertaining. The end result is a bountiful and delicious. Mealp

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NG
Key West
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food ..dun atmosphere.
The food was fresh, the Chef was fun , and the service was great!

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SP
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fabulous and she made our celebration even better.

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RF
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

Food is fresh
Cook is great

But Very very Slow service,
Food allergies reaction after Dinner,
rashes and hot face, itching skin for many days.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and fun show. Perfect birthday dinner for my 5 yr old.

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RM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met some very nice people. Became friends with a young couple. Hope to see them again during our next trip to Key West. Excellent experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

I had a reservation for 7:30pm and arrived early. I was not sat until after 8:00pm. My server forgot two of our orders so when the chef came he has to leave again and correct her issue. We ordered sushi as soon as we sat down and received it after we had finished eating our Hibachi dinner. The sushi was no what we ordered, and had to send it back and wait for the correct order to come out. We waited 20 minutes for one drink to come out.

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D
Key West
60 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

we like the table side grill prepared while you watch, the chefs always put on a great show ! we have had the shrimp, lobster, filet, and shrimp all wonderful! be sure to get the Benihana rice, so good, we love the 2 sauces and put it on everything the warm saki is very good and they have a good wine selection. kids really enjoy the show

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TM
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite dining places to eat in Key West. Frequented the establishment twice within 10 days.
Outstanding food, service and presentation.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good is always great and our chef Danilo was awesome. Made a great meal and tons of laughs!

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