Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL

3.8
1585 Reviews
$31 to $50
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. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail. Benihana is located inside the Hilton - Orlando Lake Buena Vista, on Walt Disney World Resort property across from Disney Springs. We offer complimentary valet as well as three-hour parking validation in the Hilton parking lot. Make your next meeting or get together magical with our private dining options. Please call to inquire about private parties and restaurant buyouts. Perfect for tour groups. Stop in and see what makes Benihana the best attraction in Orlando.

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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Distancing maintained in common areas
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Everything was ok. The server was new so slow. The hibachi cook was not entertaining. The worst part was paying $23 to park just to eat!!!!!

Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. 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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FrankH
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Ask fir Ann as a server and TJ as your cook. They are the best.

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Texasfoodie
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. Atmosphere was bare bones most likely due to Covid. Decorations were gone except for a giant lucky cat behind glass. Very noisy due to full house of conventioneers, but overall excellent. Best meal at Benihana ever.

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SallyG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Benihana. It is my favorite restaurant. It is 45 miles from my house so I only go for special occasions like my birthday, Mother’s Day or other celebrations.

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PatriciaFletcher
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The restaurant was rundown and a mess. No sign saying that your ticket will be validated for parking. We could not understand our waitress and she was very slow.. Again the ambience was just horrible you need to update that restaurant and remove those drop greasy ceilings

Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Responded 6 days ago

Dear PatriciaFletcher On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. 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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GaryF
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

This place only gives you plain old rice on a $48 meal way not worth it. They don’t even have Japanese chefs. Although the chef lady was nice not very entertaining at all. They want you to pay extra for fried rice or the noodles I can get better value at my local place half the price more food. Would not recommend

Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Responded 6 days ago

Dear GaryF Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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Leslie
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made my cousins 13th birthday very special and memorable! Wonderful food, staff, and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was average. Over seasoned. Had to wait 45 min after reservation to be seated. Then waited another 15 minutes after being seated.

Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Guest 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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JenniferJ
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the chef was entertaining.

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MoniqueS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

They had too many people at the table during covid. The server pants were sagging, could see his underwear. 3 separate families had birthdays which were not acknowledged. Got the bill without being offered desert. Not even given the ice cream that's included with the meal. The cook didn't even entertain with the food as they usually do. Told the manager. Dont think he cared.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Everything was disorganized. The host/hostes were slow and behind. Our server only came by once, and never refilled drinks or was to be found throughout our dining experience. The chef was great, food was great, but even he was disorganized with having the proper amount of plates/cups before coming to our table. There was a fight that broke out in the resturusnt and someone had to be kicked out, just a bad experience overall. Sushi never came out when we ordered it until after we ate our food, told the server we will not take it Bc not hungry anymore.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The chef was not completely prepared. He had to constantly call supervisors over to bring him things he didn’t have. The chef also didn’t Communicate with us as he was cooking our food. Most of the food was over cooked and very heavy on the salt.

Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Responded on August 31, 2021

Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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Soccer
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Too pricey. Good service. Good show. A little dirty.

Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Responded on September 1, 2021

Dear Soccer Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

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FoodieFashionista
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Reiko our waitress was amazing! Our chef was fabulous! Food was delicious!

Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Responded on August 30, 2021

Dear FoodieFashionista, Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food!

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was terrible, food was cooked without garlic butter, no flavor, chef did not ask if we wanted vegetables mixed into our food he just did it, did not cut up the shrimp and they were so hard you couldn’t cut them with a fork. Will not return to this location!!!

Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Responded on August 23, 2021

Dear Lisa Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was hands down the worst possible hibachi experience I’ve ever had. Our reservation was at 6:45, we didn’t get sat until probably 7:15. Still a long wait but not terrible. We sat down and waited probably 25 minutes for a server to even take our drink orders. Finally after we put our orders in, it took a total of 30 minutes after to get our soup and salad. I have never in my life waited that long for premade apps. Then after the salad came out, we waited a whopping SIXTY MINUTES for the hibachi chef to get to our table. At this point it is already almost 9 pm and he hasn’t even started cooking yet. We were expecting the typical “hibachi show” some design with the fried rice, onion volcano, tricks with the eggs, etc. this chef did NOTHING. didn’t greet us, didn’t verify our order, didn’t say or do a single thing. Just cooked everything one by one and slapped it on our plates. We were so disappointed. The worst part comes the food- how absolutely atrocious. The chicken was so bland and was literally seasoned with salt and pepper. For a hibachi restaurant- the meats are pretty standard. But it gets worse- some of us ordered the white steamed rice which was COMPLETELY RAW. As in crunchy when we took a bite. We asked the waitress for a different batch and it came out raw again. We couldn’t believe it. All of that for $120. We will NEVER come back to Benihana again but especially this location. They’re attached to the disney hotel- so they’ll never be out of customers, which is exactly why they can serve so poorly here and not care. We are still disgusted.

Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Responded on August 23, 2021

Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. 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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Driaa
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation at 6:45 and did not get seated until 730 then had to wait a whole hour to be served food which had no taste or seasonings it was a horrible experience and I will not be back.

Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Responded on August 23, 2021

Dear Driaa On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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Olga
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing is an understatement!
Beyond convenient accesible vía the lobby.
The chef was awesome very clean while cooking, the food tasted delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was not the best and lacked entertainment

Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Responded on August 30, 2021

Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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RickT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in Orlando for a birthday dinner

Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Responded on August 20, 2021

Dear RickT Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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MaxF
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

. Absolutely the worse time. I spent more time in the Hilton's restrooms than in the restaurant. The manager took 25 bucks off the bill but hardly makes up for the hours spent on the toilet. Manager didn't apologize or anything or how can we correct it. Still paid 56 dollars for 12 pieces of chicken and terrible filets. Made a 3 hr drive up for usually great dinner but never again. Been coming here over 20 + years. Very sad about it but to pay for spending time sick....... no thank you. I couldn't even make it to the ice cream dessert before 2 trips to the restroom. Seems like alot has changed in the last 2 years here and unfortunately not for the better. I really would love to give 5 stars and be happy here like I used too but no way.
Oh yea and 6 pieces of chicken with my empires feast and burnt veggies. No thank you

Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Responded on August 20, 2021

Dear MaxF on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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GailW
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was okay. Fried rice was excellent. We did not enjoy and finish the soft shell crab entree. It was served with the shell cooked in the dish. One of the little claws got caught in my throat--which was disgusting.
The chef and the server gave us excellent service. Do not remember any music ambiance.

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vipJulietaB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All was good, bummed they don’t offer the birthday picture, that’s our tradition we have been saving over the years, our birthday Benihana picture and this year we missed it because they don’t have the proper equipment to take birthday pictures.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana never fails to provide an entertaining dining experience coupled with great food and service. Rafi was a funny and attentive chef that catered to the tables dietary restrictions effortlessly. Highly recommend him for your next visit to this location.

Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Responded on August 17, 2021

Our goal is to create great guest memories. We are pleased to hear we were able to do so for you and your family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Our reservation was for 6:15. We didn’t get seated until almost 6:45. We waited for almost an hour to order. And then we waited for the chef for about 30 min. By the time we left it was past 9pm. This is ridiculous for any restaurant. Also, we are local and not staying at the hotel this is attached to, we didn’t realize this and we either had to pay $22 for self park or $50 for valet. The restaurant does not validate. Lastly, the food is crazy expensive compared to somewhere like Kobe - and their quality isn’t as good. We wanted to try something different but I think we will be sticking with other Hibachi places like Kobe in the future!

Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Responded on August 16, 2021

Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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MonicaM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Reservations were at 545pm and they were out of bowls. Server was not very attentive.

Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Responded on August 16, 2021

Dear MonicaM On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. 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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HectorA
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Parking for guess not staying at the Hilton. We had to pay $10 to a guy that handled your guess vehicles only.
The waiter repeated our order 3 times then the cook. The food was overpriced but thank God the food was good.

Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Responded on August 16, 2021

Dear HectorA On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. 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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Lydjn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and our server had a great attitude. The restaurant was very understaffed but they did the best they could. The wait even with a reservation and the wait at the table prior to getting a chef was over a hour so couldn’t give 5 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was the first time our kids have been to a hibachi restaurant. They loved the experience and trying new foods. The waitress was very attentive and helpful. The chef gave a good show.
However, the place was pretty crammed and lacked the ambiance of the Benihanas I’ve visited before. The waiting area was bare and boring, and the dining room was the same. The host/hostess seemed overwhelmed. We had reservations and arrived 5 min early, but we waited about 25 min to be seated. It started the evening out poorly, but the dining staff made up for it. They also did a great job embarrassing my son and signing to him. Overall, I’m glad we could celebrate my son’s 10th birthday there.

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GinaP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok - wasn’t impressed. We had an 8:00 pm reservation and did not even get seated until after 9. Was close to 10 before we even ate!

Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Responded on August 10, 2021

Dear GinaP Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Even with reservation waited over an hour to be seated, food was mediocre at best from Ohio Benihana there much much better!!!

Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Responded on August 9, 2021

Dear Guest 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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JeffreyD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner was great and Bruce our chef did an amazing job cocking our food

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MarkS
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Way too crowed & overbooked
W as tied an hour plus even with reservations
Been to many Benihana’s! Worst one ever
Save your money / go two the other Japanese place in Orlando!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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JonathanV
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Food is mediocre, considering what you are paying. Place looks run down, operating out of a hotel,...in the least not the best experience.If!!,big IF, there is a next time I would go out of my way to skip this location

Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Responded on August 16, 2021

Dear JonathanV On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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vipamasnyc
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place is busy so it took about 10 minutes to be seated. The food is very good and the staff are very attentive. We sat at the bar and both bartenders watched over us.

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FrankH
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Been going here for years. Ann is the best server you can ask for. Staff is always accommodating and the managers are the best. Even Sam!!! See you in a month

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vipPrincipessa
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

2 out of 3 from our party had upset stomach after eating here. Our chef was nice and friendly but nothing special. Our server was amazing and went above and beyond to make our experience the most amazing time

Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Responded on August 9, 2021

Dear Principessa 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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Skylar
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good! Reservation Took longer than expected but the food was absolutely phenomenal and the atmosphere was great.

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Benihana - Orlando - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL is rated 3.8 stars by 1585 OpenTable diners.

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