Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL

4.4
3333 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3333 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Western KY
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

They charge extra for fried rice. The server spilled water on one of our guest. Did not give her her salad and forgot to bring her a new plate. The chef put the wrong entree on her plate then took it off and gave it to another guest. This should not happen during a pandemic. Ridiculous. Definitely overpriced tourist spot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience to date. Our server and chef were awesome and the food was perfect!

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ChefKLC2014
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food as always!! It was more crowded than my last visit, but I can appreciate the safety measures taken.

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vipEdgarS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Just Not so good overall from Reservation, Food and service..

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Vaceodude
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. A little loud but not too bad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I don’t like the taste it’s not better than Kobe’s

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Derek the chef is amazing!!!
Please request him!!
Outstanding!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was very nice

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Cobran caro sirven poco

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TravisF
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best experience...the food was AWESOME!!!!

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MaritzaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

No social distancing. The place was completely full . when they made the food usually they made show and jokes. The chef was so serious. No interaction with us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love to go here and eat! My experience was great as always

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Znana
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter and chef were both incredible, couldn’t have asked for a better team. We will definitely be coming back again.

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JasonL
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food was great, prepared and served quickly, the service was lacking at least for our table. It’s on the higher priced end for what you get but still a good place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food the chef was fantastic

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Sced
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

too expensive in my opinion, but they do give a good amount of food.

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ChrisT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i love the hibachi! Very friendly and accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
75 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The parking is a mess and wait with reservations a bit but all and all a nice experience. The chateau briand was fantastic and table chef very talented. The food was top notch for dinner and a show.

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vipPatti
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

NYE with friends from out of town

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New Year’s Eve

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vipCrisandaB
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would prefer the music not to be like an '80s disco! Also, my shrimp tempura was ICE COLD.

Everything else was perfect. Benihana remains my favorite restaurant.

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EdwardA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New years eve was busy, however, reservation saved us a long wait. The staff was very friendly and polite. Our chef, Thanh, was really great. We ordered the scallops and avocado tuna steak, both were delicious. The chicken fried rice is what I grew up ordering at tepan style places and it was a tasty upgrade from steamed rice. Definitely will come back.

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KristinaW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

They are observing social distancing as they are seating all seats at the hibachi table. We were a party of 4 and we were sitting next to another party of 2 on one side and another party of 2 of the other side. One of them was so close that my husband's legs were touch the other guys legs as they were both on the ends of the table. Their plates were you touching and no room to do anything about it. It made for a very uncomfortable eating and dining experience. Not notice or signs anywhere online or at the restaurant telling you to is is how you would be seated. Had we known in advance we would have not eaten there and would have gone to a nice steakhouse where we would have had a table to ourselves. For an almost $300 dinner for the 4 of us to wanted to get out of there as quick as possible. Not how we wanted to spend our New Year’s Eve dinner. Sure hope we didn’t get exposed to Covid while eating dinner at that table.

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Foodlover
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, fun environment, excellent food at a fair price.

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CharlesF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Chef was very professional. Our meal was nicely prepared.

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vipRamon
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We’ve always enjoyed Benihana and this time was great. The stars, in addition to the food, were SHATARA (our server) and JUSTIN (the chef). They were both very patient, happy, and making sure we had a great experience. Ask for them both when you visit!

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Matt34
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Not many SD measures in place. They need to have parties of 4 or more have their own table.
We (family of 5), shared our table/grill 3 others. I sat next to a lady who kept coughing. There was not even a seat separating us. I was very uncomfortable most of the dinner. Kept my mask on except to eat. They need to do better to keep patrons healthy!!!

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MonicaD
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Server and samurai were great! Was only told fried rice was extra so kids got noodles, an extra $5 per meal! Kids got more food than adults. $182 for 2 adults and 3 kids! Most likely would not go again, too expensive.

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KeylinU
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Extre Disorganized hostess stand. Reservation was for 7:45pm not called untill almost 9:40pm.
Bathroom were disgusting. Manager just had a bunch of excuses.

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vipAmandad
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Was not impressed with our last visit to Benihana. Upon entering the hostess stand had 4 hostess who were absolutely swamped. In their defense they did their job however there was no clear system of who needed to do what, they were all so overwhelmed. We did have a reservation and still had to wait roughly 30 min for our table. Drink service was “eh” at best. We were given a hot root beer had to flag the waitress down for a glass with ice and then several other times for refills. The cook was entertaining but his food process was completely backwards. Meat was cooked and served first, then veggies, and finally fried rice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Our cook spun an egg on a spatula once, nothing else. It wasn’t entertaining at all. Not what I am use to when going out for hibachi.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Extremely loud environment, zero social distancing. Were seated packed between 2 other groups of people without masks. Very poor value, excessive price point for very basic meal, and everything was considered an upgrade. Will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Don’t sit the people in time I have a reservation for 7:30 and I’m sit at 8:30 why we meke a reservation

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great! Can’t wait to go back!

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babyg
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining during a Pandemic Suck...that being said our chef was really good!

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Kelsey
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

My husband and I were visiting from south FL and it was my birthday as well. We decided to make a reservation to dine in. We were hesitant due to COVID but we decided to go ahead anyways... we had too high of expectations I guess.. we figured the table seating would be spaced out and that they would be following CDC guidelines at least..
But no. The tables were packed FULL. NO spacing at all!
The food was amazing though. The chef and server were great as well!
Another thing.. maybe it’s just down south , but when placing orders, the ‘meal’ you order usually comes with the traditional chicken fried rice ... however theirs does not.. it’s served with steamed white rice and you have to pay $5 for the chicken fried rice!!

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cdub519
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our kids loved the hibachi grill on their vacation!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Looooooong wait but the Chef was entertaining and Kaylee the server was an absolute dream.

FAQs

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 239-7400.

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL is rated 4.4 stars by 3333 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.benihana.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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