Benihana - Orlando - International Drive

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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. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail. Benihana is located in the heart of International Drive, less than one mile from Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, three miles from SeaWorld and less than five miles from the Orange County Convention Center. Join us for a magical experience at Benihana as your personal chef shows off their skills in a show the entire family will love.
Host your next meeting or large party at our location. We offer set menus for tour groups; please call for more details.
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New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We were a group of four who sat with another group of four. We ordered four separate meals they ordered two full meals to share but were each given soup salad ice cream plus we feel they took some of our mushrooms onions steak & chicken . The cook came to prepare our meals when realized we hadn’t even had our soup and salad yet so had to pull the food cart away. A table of eight that came in after Us, checked out before us. Finally the waiter mixed up our charges with the other party of four and had to redo the bill. Very disappointed, especially after we spent $244 before tip... this was our first time at Benihana and each of us will not go back to any franchise

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration. Everything was awesome as usual!

TG
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The wait for my table was too long even tough I had a reservation. Staff was great!!

S
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Gary (Thanh) is the best!!! He cooked a great meal and was funny.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We had a bad experience at this time at benihana Our waiter forgot to put the order on the sistem and we waiting almost a hour to star the service.
When the chef started to cook he was very rushed and the rice arrived over cooked and some shrimps are almost raw.
Resume its was a very bad experience.

OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Took whole family including grandchildren. Average experience and over priced in my opinion but maybe that’s just me. It was fun and we got seated right away so that was nice considering we had two toddlers. They made efforts to accommodate the little ones and I appreciated that effort.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good quality food always.....

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 3

Food was undercooked

s
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

By far the Best server we’ve had in a long time. She worked her tail off for us and made our dining experience awesome. Thanks and we will be back.

LR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration for my husband. His first time. He loved the experience.

K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the better customer service experiences weve had in Orlando. Staff are genuinely friendly. Food is delicious, this was our fourth visit since we start coming to orlando and wel definitely be back

H
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Terrible service - basically non existent

RE
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Le is outstanding job, he interactions with us were great and food was excellent, our waitress was excellent. .. I only had one huge complaint is your hostess need to be retrained they are so rude to my party we were going to leave but it was my daughter b-day and she wanted to stay . The chef Le and our waitress made it worth while to stay. Train your hostess to not be rude and obnoxious.

L
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Late honoring our reservation

AQ
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The chef was amazing and the food was good but the waiter kept messing up the check and was getting mad when he had to keep fixing it and started dropping f bombs where we could here him and we had kids with us. Also we were at 2 tables and my daughter who is only 7 was with her friends at the other table I ordered for her so I knew what she was getting but she asked them for noodles and without asking me if it was ok gave them to her and charged me for the order of noodles.

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

Good food and service

AN
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Everyone was wonderful, had a lot of fun with presentation/show! Only complaint chicken was dry...no comments made at benihanas...everything else was wonderful!

SA
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there 9/4 for lunch it was great!! It was our very first time and when we are back in Orlando we shall stop by again., I loved the photo we were given and the special song and treat we received to help my Husband and I celebrate our Anniversary. Benihana you all rock!

S
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef mike was amazing! Food was incredible. Service was swift and wait staff were very personable.

NW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very entertaining and very energetic atmosphere. The food was amazing, the service was amazing they are very attentive. They make it a fun experience for first timers.

b
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great experience here!

U
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

My boyfriend and I have participated in the Magical Dining experience at Benihana and sadly, it did not live up to the renown I had always heard about. This was my first experience at Benihana, but I have been to many hibachi grills in my life. The environment was alright, but the dinner experience was less than entertaining. The chef didn't seem engaged or involved in showing the customers a good time. He simply cooked the food and made one joke. I'm used to a few tricks or laughs at a hibachi grill, and this was not like that at all. The food was decent, but the whole vibe just seemed very busy. It was a Saturday night, so I was trying to be understanding of that, but it all just felt rushed like they wanted to cook, get us up and out of the table so they could serve the next set of customers and that was that. I would not recommend to a friend sadly enough.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Would have been a great experience if we hadn’t felt rushed the whole time. Until waiting forever for a check we were juggling plates and pace was not at all enjoyable.

R
London
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good food but very fast not the usual quality entertainment for this style of meal. Very messy venue, not looked after, or cleaned up! Toilets dirty with paper everywhere. Disappointing venue but good food quality, and very tasty. Chef was not happy with party of 4 adults and 2 very young children sharing 3 meals and 2 children’s meals, kept asking why, not more meals, not very friendly.

DS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Great food fun and atmosphere. We come to Orlando every year and eat here at least twice during the week we are here!

MW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Every was rushed, food was poor ,Table service from chef amateurish compared to our last visit. This was our 40th wedding Anniversary, but the evening was spoilt by the poor service all round, and the food was average.

AV
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding
It was our anniversary and my wife's birthday

A
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

We had a reservation at 9:30pm the table wasn’t ready but until 10:10pm awful experience don’t understand why they take reservations if they cannot accomplish.

BJ
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The service was less than satisfactory. We booked a table for 8pm, got seated at 8:35pm, and then the table was still dirty with food everywhere, including all over the floor. The chef didn’t arrive at the table until after 9:30pm. The waitress was incredibly rude and unhelpful, she had a big chip on her shoulder. Chef was very friendly and food was nice. Would not return due to awful service.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

We were seated at our table for 33 minutes before a waiter appeared. He tried to leave the table after greeting us and I told him, he needed to take both drink and entree orders before leaving. Soup, salad and Edamame took FOREVER to get! Sushi rolls can’t instantly. Chef was quite confused and had the wrong protein for everyone and in some cases didn’t have it all all. No one ate at the same time and the young children actually received their food last and was chef didn’t even realize their plates were empty and that they hadn’t eaten!

PD
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kenny was our fabulous hibachi chef. The ambiance and food were spectacular.

GW
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating my friend Sharon’s birthday. This has been a tradition for us for over 20 years. First time at this location. Food was exceptionally prepared just the way we liked it.

F
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Didn’t enjoy the food flavors, everything was either one dimensional in flavor or bland. I’m used to more energy from hibachi cooks, but ours was just okay. Service was fine but when paired with subpar food and atmosphere I wouldn’t go back.

CC
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Overall positive experience. The ambiance was a bit weird, as compared to other hibachi restaurants this one is very open and does not feel as private.

Our server, chef, and all of the other staff who helped were wonderful and we did not have any issues. The food was delicious, and the show was good! Sadly we were stuck with two other parties who were complicated and attitude-y, so that kind of pooped on the experience a bit, but of no fault of the restaurant.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We enjoy the restaurant - the parking situation is ridiculous, over half the parking lot is valet so I had to wait 10 minutes to have my truck parked five feet from where I stood. No other option but to valet since they block off the parking spots. The service can be slow and if you want to enjoy a nice meal, plan to bring a full party of eight. I am a parent but it can be trying to spend upwards of $100 for dinner and have to deal with other people’s children that are unruly and rude. No consideration is given at the restaurant when you want an adult meal with friends and not have to babysit a strangers child at the table.

A
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

There wasn’t any noodles and all of the plates at the table had to be changed because they were visibly dirty.

T
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience...now my favorite Benihana. This may be the very best Benihana for absolutely great food, service and chef showmanship. I’ve been Benihana restaurants in CA, AZ, NJ, and London but I was really impressed with this one. Outstanding service and attentiveness friendly our table waiter William, checked on our table needs regularly, anticipated and delivered wha we needed. Our chef Le our meals with flair, entertainment, and was so nice to the youngster at our table. Superb, very satisfying, fun, delicious dining at this Benihana. You will not regret going here for the wonderful overall evening meal! Wanted to go back again the next night.

a
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food

PT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic again. Good quality food with good entertainment. All in good value and good experience

RT
Berlin
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, very entertaining watching the skilled chefs prepare our chosen ingredients.

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