Benihana - Miami Beach

4.1
1077 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
LUNCH:
Monday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday: 12:00 - 11:30pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Phone number
(305) 866-2768
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Hispanola Avenue
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Wine
What 1077 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Birthday. Chef did not put on show like they usually do.

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RJ
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father and Son Bonding

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n
London
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was really nice. The waitress was very attentive and gave a good experience. The chef was friendly and smiling.

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M
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it!!! My favorite restaurant of all time. Will recommend everyone try it.

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

This is a must while in Miami!

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DA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We come to Benihana often this was the first time that our Hibachi cook didn’t season well the food, everything was very bland

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BM
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

We go to the Benihana in Coral Gables very frequently. This 79th Street location is very run down and had napkins pinned to the ceiling in several spots to prevent dripping of water i suppose. The manager/staff could not find the gluten free menu even though the CG location has easily provided one in the past. The cook we had was not as enthusiastic as others and his food was just not as flavorful as the meals we have had in the past. I will not be returning to this location.

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LL
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy buen lugar .... el chef que nos cocinó un show man !!

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L
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great experience. Place just needs serious renovations

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TR
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I've been there plenty of times and this last time the service wasn't all that great but because I'm a loyal customer I'm still going to come back and support the business because that one bad experience doesn't add up to all the great experiences I've had there

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ZE
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sid was an excellent chef! His food was awesome and he have a good personality; he knew how to adapt to the diverse group of individuals at the table making each person feel special!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Thank you!

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IM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Okay, so this Benihana’s location is falling apart. When you look up at the ceiling they have napkin cloth pinned to the ceiling to prevent a leak from falling on you, there’s mold on the walls and the ceiling. I had reservations at 3:00pm and didn’t get seated till almost an hour later. The food was good but the place and service is a HOT MESS!

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EB
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I were extremely hungry, our reservation was at 9:00pm and we were not seated until 9:45pm and was not able to order until 10:15pm. Other than that, the food and experience is always great.

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JR
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Reason I'm giving it a 3 star is because I had to wait 45 minutes to be seated after my reservation

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C
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Had an amazing time at this restaurant, friendly waiter served me nice mojitos and the chef did some nice tricks!!

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R
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a very great experience! The food was amazing and the staff was extremly friendly to my friends and I. It was my pre-birthday celebration and they made it all worth the time spent here. we all got a mix of specialty items, the tuna special, the scallops, and the land & sea options with fried rice. Everything tasted delicious and was perfectly flavored.

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MW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The place is very dirty and it took 45 minutes for a chef to start cooking after ordering. The quality of food is below average. Do not recommend it.

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F
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I was here for my birthday and was planning to use a $30.00 birthday certificate provided by the restaurant. So basically a free meal. First impressions are everything, and my impression , terribly dirty and not maintained. First it was the smell when you walked in , not pleasant. As you are escorted to your seats you walk up a small flight of steps where peeling paint, greasy hand rails , and dirty stained carpets welcome you to the dining area. When seated waiting for our server at the tepenyaki table , I made the mistake of looking around. The tepenyaki tables were filthy. Old crusted food was visible in between the cook top and the dining portion of the table. The enclosures around the tables were scuffed black and greasy showing absolutely no care . It took less than 5 minutes for us to determine that this was somewhere we didn’t care to dine even if it was free. I would suggest alternate dining plans.

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R
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

Benihana Miami Beach is in desperate need of a make over, the restaurant is run down and very dirty, the prices however remain the same even though the place is borderline disgusting as to cleanliness. The food however continues to be outstanding. Although the authentic chefs at the table are no longer anywhere to be found. If I had to give a rating the food is a 10 while the service and facility is a 2. I will not be back until it is cleaned an remodeled. We will need to drive to Coral Gables where he location is at least clean.
Thank you,
Robert

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for a family dinner!

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JC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

We have been here many times before, but this time the experience overall was pretty disappointing! To start we had a 7:15 Reservation and were not seated until 7:50, 35 minutes late. My husband went to the bar to get some drinks while we waited and was completely ignored for a full 10 minuets, he actually had to find a manager to get the bartenders attention. There were 7 of us and one of the orders was missed completely and we didn’t even realize until the chef was finished cooking.
I do not intend to return to this location

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AJ
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Had 7PM reservations on 7/15/18, showed up at 6:30PM. It's fine that they were not able to seat us early as I asked, but we weren't seated until about 15-20 mins late. When I asked about how much longer the wait will be at 7:05pm, one hostess showed concern asking another 2 about the wait. The other two clearly showed no empathy or concern in just saying they don't know. I had my 2, 4, and 6yr old daughters with me and made reservations so things will go smoothly.
Once seated no one came by to even take our drink orders until about 10 mins of waiting.
the wait for the chef was about another 15 min. The chef didn't actually start until close to 8pm
The chef was pretty good, the food was good. It just seems like this location is very understaffed, and the wait and poor service does not help when dining with small kids.
I will surely not revisit that location. Next time I'll try the Miramar location instead.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Families get sick by food after we eat in banihana

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was exceptional. The chef was personable, prepared food quickly, very skilled, I can’t quite remember his name, I believe it was Fardo or something like that from Haiti. The food was absolutely delicious and full of flavor. The waiter Marcos was awesome! He took great care to provide great service to my family and I. He went the extra mile when he knew it was my birthday. My family took a cake for me and executed singing Happy Birthday to me with someone else from the staff. He brought to go boxes for us to serve the cake and took care of the to packing of the left over food. He took pictures for us making sure they were good shots. And all this while feeling under the weather. Thank you Marcos! Really appreciated your great service! I would definately recommend Benihana for any occasion.

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M
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Chaff was good in cooking, but not show at all, plus the waiter was rude, I think the mannager or the boss has to teach them, because benhiana has to be diferent, that the way was before

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

When we arrived at the restaurant was having a mess with another table and the staff put us in a waiting room without much attention. The same does not have a bar or something to expect to be attended to. With 15 minutes of waiting and nothing happened, we decided to leave. Other than that the place seems to be very good, but the restaurant was lacking a bit of attention to customers and an improvement in appearance.

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WP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

45 minutes wait when the restaurant was completely empty! Horrible and unprofessional staff.. Had to leave and go elsewhere to eat

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food tasted kinda odd

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JC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here to enjoy a dinner for my Birthday! The service was great and the food was even better. They also have a great variety of drinks on the menu and at the bar. Would definitely be makin my way back.

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WU
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall experience was excellent and had a blast. If I could find a complaint it would be the dingy smell. A carpet steam cleaning and deodorizing would do wonders. Here the conservative criticism, it’ll make a world of difference.
Movie theaters and carpeted other restaurants are guilty of the same thing.

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PH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food is Not bad, but the management and service is very bad.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, great service, amazing food!

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KC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Too hot, not very clean and too expensive for what you got.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

One of the most worn out and dirty restaurants I have ever been in. Grease on lift switches, mould and general dirt.

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f
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Horrible service, the cook did not care when we told him about a food allergy just piled the mushrooms on someone's plate despite several times saying she can not eat mushrooms, the server was HORRIBLE worst service I have ever had she was rude and kept rolling her eyes at us when we asked a question I will never go back

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M
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

I love this restaurant.
The meal is delicious!
Amazona!

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N
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

It needs a week of cleaning. The carpet and walls are coated in grease. The cooking surfaces are clean. The rest is awful.

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DK
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

It used to be somerhing special, now 20 years later the chef's are tired/bored and don't have any zing. The place should be refurbished. The food was really good and the steaks were great. We went for the show, but the food was in the spotlight. Okay, it is a restaurant so the food should be good and it was.

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RP
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, chef and food. Great place to celebrate a birthday.

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