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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
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Scenic View (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Casual (5)
Waterfront (5)
Fun (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Cozy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Organic (1)
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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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 (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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·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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 (Key West)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Had a great time to celebrate a birthday! We were sat with another family also celebrating a birthday and all had a great evening. Our chef was awesome!

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Our reservation is at 8:30 and we were not seated until 930. That left a pretty poor taste in her mouth considering we had a three-year-old and we had made a reservation to days prior to our arrival. Also the address on the Apple iPhone map was wrong which also made us a few minutes late and was very frustrating. I brought that to the hostesses attention and she said it's a common problem. They did call the morning of the day of our reservation to confirm. With their prior knowledge of the nap situation it would've been helpful if they would've let us know that the amount was incorrect on the Apple Maps I thought was what we were using. I did bring that up as a suggestion to the hostess for them to let people know about that. Once we were seated it took a while for our server to arrive. He seems preoccupied or maybe just not a typical server but because they were so busy suited up and started helping people. The best thing about our meal truly was our cook, Pete. He was really nice very helpful and did a great job cooking our meals, he also did his best to entertain our three-year-old and do tricks at the table Overall with an hour wait it just makes it very hard to give us an absolutely wonderful review and the lack luster service considering there are lots of options to eat in Key West and people that go to a Benihana have an expectation of a certain caliber of service with the cost of the meal and this just seem to miss the mark with the exception of our cook Pete. Overall with an hour wait it just makes it very hard to give us an absolutely wonderful review and the lack luster service considering there are lots of options to eat in Key West and people that go to a Benihana have an expectation of a certain caliber of service with the cost of the meal and this just seem to miss the mark with the exception of our cook Pete. In my opinion nothing is worth an hour wait nothing especially if you have a reservation

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Chef was in a hurry, food was prepared backwards (meats before veggies), no seasonings, entertainment only so-so. Waiter did a very good job. Food, including sushi, very over-priced.

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 (Key West)·Dined on July 6, 2017

The food, service, and entertainment was great. We enjoy getting together with friends for special occasions.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Key West)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Always our first choice for a birthday celebration. Good for just the family or a group of people. Fun, noisy and loads of food.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great service, sat at the bar. Bartender was very attentive and our meal was excellent!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Was seated 15 minutes after reservation time because we had to wait for another reservation to arrive so they could seat a full table.

Restaurant added 18% gratuity to a party of 5 even though the menu says they add it for parties of 8 or larger. I only mind because we weren't told about it. Just noticed it on our bill. Ended up being a loss to the server because I always tip at least 20%

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 (Key West)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Sister reunion from Pensacola, Charlotte and Maryland!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Initially I wasn't impressed because they opened late, the hostess was unfriendly & uncommunicative. Once we got to our table though, our server & chef quickly made up for any misgivings. Our server stayed on top of our appetizers & drinks. Our chef was very friendly & went out of his way to wow the kids. Food was excellent. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (Key West)·Dined on June 25, 2017

The food and service from the chef and the server was outstanding. The hostess and a man that seemed to be a manger were rude. I will go back because ultimately you are there to eat and everything was delicious. However, it would of been nice to have been greeted with a smile and not an attitude. I had a reservation and I arrived five minutes early, so there was no need to treat us like we were a burden.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Was allergic to msg and asked waitress to check and never did twice then told waitress and cook that I can't have sesame seeds on anything of which both did not listen and had to dunk my dinner in a bowl of water to get them off. Great view not so great service and food was as average as a china gate restaurant in a strip mall

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (Key West)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Waited over an hour to be seated after we had reservations

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 (Key West)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Always fun and tasty!

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 (Key West)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The food is consistently fine. The cooking experience Is based on who's cooking for you. Some chefs are definitely more entertaining than others. This particular Benihana has a sushi side, which is a plus. They do a good job with sushi.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Key West)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The worst chef ever..

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Host couldn't get it together the place was over book and they were pretty rude to guest. The host didn't seem to know how to manage the seating or the wait list.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Key West)·Dined on June 5, 2017

We love Benihanas , always enjoy the chef cooking . The only downfall is that once the chef is done , the waiter is right there to box your food . This time around my son was still taking a bite off of his plate , and it was taken from him and placed in a box .

Tags: Fun
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 (Key West)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Brought in a large group (2 tables). 1 chef was excellent, gave a great show along with the meal, the other was lackluster at best. He just didn't put much effort into the "show" portion of the meal, just more or less cooked the food. A little knife twirling to start, but that was about it. Several of the people I invited were first timers, so their experience was jaded a little in "what's the big deal" kind of way. Knew they missed something when they began talking with the 2nd table's guests after dinner.

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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