Benihana - Miami Beach

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1134 reviews
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$30 and under
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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. Take a seat at one of our 22 teppanyaki tables while overlooking the beautiful Biscayne Bay, or visit our sushi bar, where you can enjoy one of our specialty rolls and signature cocktails while taking in the beautiful view. We offer complimentary valet parking for dinner starting at 5 p.m. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more.
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

My experience was not to my satisfaction because even though I had reserved a table they had me waiting for 35 minutes to get my table and another 20 minutes before the chef came out to cook, I loved the food i have no complaints on that but the service and all the waiting time was not good, another detail is that the bathrooms were dirty not up to any standard very disappointed.

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JG
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

We waited almost an one hour to b seated and I had a reservation

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Waiter inattentive, chef arrogant and didn't serve all at the table...too much upsell if appetizers, we brought our birthday cake and the ice cream came attest we finished!!!

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The Chef was very good and food delicious, but , to begin cooking we had to wait almost 30 minutes.

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BB
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

As always, the food and the service do not disappointed. The variety and the fact that the chef can cook several different options at the same time is always impressive. Having a reservation makes it even better as your wait time is usually less than 10 minutes to be seated.

On the other hand, the bathrooms were dirty. The place looks a little dated and needs a little face lift. But the bathrooms were definitely an issue. Knowing that the restaurant seats well over 100 patrons at a time and only has a bathroom with two stalls in it, you would think it would get checked and maintained more frequently. I understand mopping the floor and things of that nature can not be done hourly, but checking to make sure there is toilet paper, flushing the toilets, wiping the sink area, this would only take a staffer approximately 5 minutes every hour. That would ensure the bathrooms would be manageable and resemble a somewhat clean room.

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LP
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff was excellent! The chef had us laughing and entertained! My filet mignon was perfect! Just a great Bday

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CW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Very dirty, i was embarased to have chosen this place for dinner, too late for us to escape.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Spectacular view of the ocean, food was incredible. Service was off, took 15 plus mins to get water and had to keep reminding her to refill drinks. For the price, and the area I expect a lot more.

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Y
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food is always good but the smell in the clothes is terrible. Service is not the best. Ok overall.

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MC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food is really good, but what threw me off was waiting 30 minutes WITH a reservation on a Thursday night. The hostess and the manager were also very rude. Although the experience started bad, our waitress and chef were very nice. I wouldn’t recommend this location but I would recommend the chain to other friends.

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SC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good Time & food was yummy

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YS
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Got seated 45 minutes after my reservation. People that had a later reservation got seated first than I did and the hosts were unprofessional

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

New Years Eve

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Not a good Benihana to say the least. The atmosphere is horrendous and the service was equally as bad. Really disappointing especially for New Years. I should have known when they still had reservations a few days before. I think Benihana himself would be terribly disappointed to see what his restaurant has become.

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PS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Uninterested and unfriendly staff, really amazing. We were told to hurry. Tip in cash was unfriendly rejected.
Dont go there!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lots of fun and the food was great.

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The Chief Wasn't Friendly Also He Mixed Up Everyone Food

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrific experience

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S
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

The chefs are not trained for any "flare". There is no "show". They just cook the food in front of you and that's it. Not fun. The place is run down and dirty.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

The service was terrible lately. Being going there for some time

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BR
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We have been going every Christmas for the past 6 years. Service has slipped and how they present the food and timing of everyone eating at the same time. Dinner was so so

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Overall kinda of dirty. Needs refurbishment. Bathrooms disgusting

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Floor and around tables was dirty , all view inside of restaurant like old

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a Christmas date, and it was terrific. A little long waiting for the table, but then it was terrific.

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O
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We were a bit disappointed and expecting more than we got. It was a bit run down, service a bit slow, the cook didn’t really know how to cook or cut the meat......

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y
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a good experience as always, good food and good service, worth the price

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BB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a great time when visiting this establishment. I would however request a more lively chef the next time I go. Our chef was good, but it seemed as though the other chef's were great at entertaining. The other chef's engaged the patrons as where our chef did the usual onion volcano and put a few shrimp tails in his hat. All that aside, the restaurant was definitely to our satisfaction, the food was delicious and the ambiance was great.

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WS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The food and service was awful. We have been going to the one in Ft Lauderdale for years and years. This is the first time we have bad service awful food. The chef burnt the food put tue wrong food on the plates more then once. Our scallops were over cooked. We complained about them and got 5 dollars off. There were 5 of us. 2 of us had steak he forgot to cook them. It was just awful. .

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KP
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Check your bill!! Terrible experience! We were overcharged for an extra dinner, and the waitress tried to rush the ticket past us. After having to request drink refills, dirty plate pick-ups, and fixing dish errors, there was no "exceptional" service. In addition, the chefs did minimum cooking tricks, and mixed vegan dishes with raw chicken on the grill- I should have left when that was done. Benihana's needs to send in CORPORATE today to fix this. When presented with the bill, waitress asked how much tip to add- 22, 20 or 18%. I stated 18%- which did not match the service. So she presented the bill, there was a 25% tip, extra dish still not deleted from bill and an all of a sudden urgency- after we waited 20 minutes for the bill. Finally had extra dinner taken off, but she left a now 30% tip on !! I had to have manager adjust my credit card, and they still put a 20% tip on- whatever. I should have called the police.

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere. The people were very nice and the chef was fantastic. Tip: use open table for your reservation and you’ll get in much quicker.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The cook didn’t do many of the tricks they usually do in benihana...

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CW
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

They are always good. Never a dull moment. Be prepared to be sociable wonderful environment great food friendly staff wonderful chefs.

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PS
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The reason that I only gave the restaurant four stars was for the fact that the soup was barely warm. The dinner was good, the service was good, everything was good except for the soup. I thought that the cooking surface could have been a little cleaner. There was dried food around the edges and it didn't look like a recent spill.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

This place need to revamped and play up the ocean view. My reservation was at 930 we weren’t seated until 1015. The tables were too close to each other so we had to wait for one Chef to be done before we could be served. Lighting was bad. This location doesn’t represent the Benihana brand very well.

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OT
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We went to celebrate my best friends birthday at Benihana and unfortunately our service was horrible. Our waitress got our orders wrong, multiple times and frustrated our chef. We missed things we ordered and had to got things we didn’t order. We had to call other servers to call our waitress and even then, she never showed. I had to get up and go grab myself my own to go box.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

They have to update that place. It has potential.

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SP
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The only ok thing was the food , it was 40 degrees inside not exaggerating uncomfortably cold, told the waiter she said I know and that was it . Service was mediocre took forever to get refills and the fact that it was freezing cold while they were cooking our food at the hibachi table everything was cold before they finished. Decor is outdated and leaks on roof covered by napkins . Also made a reservation at 9pm and they tried to sit us under a vent so we had to wait an extra hour.. definitely will not be back ever

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CR
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Décidément le Benihana n’est plus ce qu’il était...accueil et ambiance glaciales. On nous a pressés pour la commande et nous avons du ensuite patienter dans le froid durant 30 minutes avant que l’on nous apporte nos boissons. Show plus que basic, repas quelconque, le premier sourire est arrivé avec l’adition. Quel dommage! Attention a l’hygiène... et SURTOUT n’oubliez pas la doudoune et le bonnet si vous vous rendez la bas 😊

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. The chef was awesome!!

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AA
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The overall experience was good. The chef was hilarious and entertaining, the food was delicious, but the wait time with a reservation was long.

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