About Benihana - Orlando - International Drive

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.

12690 International Drive South
Orlando, FL 32828
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH:
Monday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

DINNER:
Monday - Friday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Cross Street:
Vineland Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 239-7400

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/orlando-ol

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Details

For a limited time, when you purchase $50 in Benihana Gift Cards, you’ll receive a $10 Promotional Card. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Buy your Benihana Gift Cards at your favorite Benihana location or online at Benihana.com. Excludes Tax and Tip. Valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017. Promo Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (45)
Special Occasion (42)
Good for Groups (41)
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Kid-friendly (34)
Fun (34)
Good for a Date (33)
Casual (30)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Authentic (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Business Meals (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Happy Hour (10)
People Watching (10)
Romantic (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Hot Spot (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Cozy (5)
Healthy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (3)
Spicy (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 2 days ago

one of my favorite places to dine , great spot for birthday celebrations, girl's nite out, after work gathering

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Memphis)·Dined 2 days ago

Overall, this was an excellent experience. There were 14 of us filling 2 tables. Couldn’t ask for a better waitress. Will definitely return next time in Orlando.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined 3 days ago

We had made a reservation for 7:45 but arrived at 7:30, we did not end up being sat till after 8pm. Then once we were sat the waitress was almost impossible to find and clearly delaying the experience. It was over an hour from the time we were sat that a chef came to our table. The food was ok but definitely not the size portions you normally receive at hibachi as almost everyone at the table cleaned their plates. It was also much more expensive than any other hibachi we have ever been to. You also have to pay an up charge for fried rice which wasn't even that great. By the time the chef was done it was almost 10 o'clock. It should not take 2 hours once you are sat. They need to get their act together and hire more chefs and waitresses that can provide better service. We will never be back again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent entertainment for the kids while having a very good meal!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, People Watching
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·Dined 5 days ago

We were running late, called the restaurant to inform them fortunately for us when we arrived our wait time was not very long. 👍We celebrated my Birthday...Best Day Ever!!! Our Chef Isma was Awesome. Our Bartender made a great Blue Ocean Punch Bowl, she got it to the T. Will be back again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Birthday dinner

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Had an awesome time but they didn't sing Happy Birthday to me when we told the chef and it was another persons birthday also. But food was awesome.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Been to other entertainment hibachi restaurants and this was by far the worst. We expected the wait to be long since they are a popular location and it’s group seating, wait was about 30 min with reservations. The first indicator was that the bathroom was gross: smelled bad upon entry, tissue on the floor, sticky floor, amd unflushed toilets. After we got seated we waited a bit longer than neighboring tables in between beverages , appetizers, and starting of entrees. The neighboring table seated after ours and was eating before us. As for the chef he seemed inexperienced, he actually left the table with food on the griddle for whatever reason. The guy in charge of refills and appetizers seemed aloof and didn’t keep our glasses filled. The chef cooked the onions last which was odd since some people had no food left and were eating grilled onions only since they got them last. I asked about the onion volcano and why he didn’t do it earlier, my friends jokingly said he was purposely doing it at the end because I mentioned it. Lastly, when the chef was doing the fire shaker entertainment he was dropping them and hit several peoples plates and glasses as they ate.

I was here for vacation and have never been to Benihana, this does not make me want to visit any of the locations again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Nice style, clean, parking lot accessible close by. Negative of this location is that the habachi seats do not have sufficent room to eat comfortably. They seat 8 people per table regardless if you barely have elbow room to move

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We always go to this place whenever we go to Orlando to have a short vacation. Food is always fresly cook and tasty. Good for family and groups.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had an exceptional Chef (ivana) that kept 4 generations happy and well fed and fun experience for 2 kids age 3 and 5. We were delighted and would recommend it for everyone.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Have been to BH several times at the I Drive location. Always very enjoyable. Our chef, Komi sabi was awesome.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We loved our experience at the restaurant. Our chef Cecil was amazing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Jess was our waitress, even though she was training someone, she was still awesome! I have a gluten allergy and she was on top of it. Letting me know if something I ordered had gluten or not, as well as providing me with gluten free soy sauce.

Justin was our chef for the night and he was wonderful, kept us entertained and talked about relevant topics for the table. He too paid special attention to my gluten allergy.

I had the filet and chicken, as did my son. My husband did the filet and scallops. Everything was cooked to perfection. Husband and son did the up charge for the spicy chicken fried rice. I just stuck with white rice.

My son had my miso soup, since it is not gluten free. I had the salad, but no ginger dressing. They did bring me oil and vinegar, which was good. (Better than a dry salad).

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing place for a date or family night out to celebrate!

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

O had my reservation at 20:30 but i was seated only 9:30... so whats the point of a reservation. Overall good food! But very foggy and you leave smelling...

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Justin the cook was great ! Staff from server to the managers were outragiously great We loved it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service was great, tried walking in for a table was told a hour wait, went on Open Table to see they had a few last minute reservations available and sat right down!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We love this place and whenever we visit Orlando we go here to eat at least once. Food is great and they prepare the food in front of you.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was excellent, and our waitress was extremely attentive and charming. We always try to stop in when we are in the area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We made a reservation for 8:30, we didn't get sat till an hour later and got out at 11:30

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Casual, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

The service was the worst I ever encountered in a Benihana we had an 8:15 pm reservation and we didn’t sit down till after 9:00 pm. And the only reason we sat down by 9:00 is because we were speaking to the manager over and over again about getting seated. They didn’t offer anything for the inconvenience even though they were aware of the situation and they were told we were celebrating my sisters birthday. They didn’t care that we had an opentable reservation they continued to seem annoyed that we wouldn’t silently wait. I have used opentable for quite a while and never encountered these type of disrespect or unprofessionalism. I don’t even know why they don’t honor open table reservations when ever other restaurant I have booked thru open table has always provided me with great service. We were even there 30 minutes prior to the reservation. It meant absolutely nothing they weren’t even a little understanding especially knowing we were celebrating a birthday. We were so upset and frustrated it completely ruined our night and my sisters birthday. I would appreciate some kind of compensation for the disrespect and unprofessional service. I love open table and I love bennihana but if this was my first time using open table or Benihana I would never use either after this.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The food was good. Our server and Chef were really good. The problem is that we had a 7 PM reservation and they were consistently sitting people in front of us until I complained and so we were not seated until after 7:30, then I think they were short on chefs because ours didn't show up until after 8:00. I wanted to be done around 8, not start then.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

There was 3 groups of two seated - getting a server for drinks took 10 mins. Took a while to get to order. In meantime 3 other hibachis were seated. The grille we were seated at would also make loud banging noises. After we ordered it took over 20-25 mins for our chef to show up. While the other 3 tables seated later than us had already been dining. Hibachi service was slow and server attention was terrible.. waited for drink refills.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was great! The rice is my favorite! We made reservations online hours prior and had to wait about 15 minutes after our reservation time. When we were seated our waiter was a little delayed on our drinks. We waited extended amounts of time for our to go containers, check, and receipt. Great food but slow service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Chef David was awesome! The food was cooked perfectly and he was very entertaining and engaging with the table. Chef David ensured each guest had their food cooked exactly like they wanted it. The server was just the opposite. He was terrible and could not be found for long periods of time

The food and chef made up for the bad terrible waiter. Other servers helped our table when things were needed.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Antonio, our host was very kind and make a picture of both of us as a nice memory

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We were on holiday and was recomended this restaurant. We had an amazing meal here and will definitely return when we're there on holiday again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I ate here with my Husband and daughter. With the famous name and good reviews we were expecting an amazing experience. We show up to find an extremely busy, loud, & large restaurant. Our server was very nice but service was slow, which was to be expected given the busy Wednesday night crowd. The food was decent but very sodium-centric. The 'show' from the Hibachi Chef was underwhelming.

I have enjoyed other Hibachi restaurants better in the past. Overall, it's overpriced for what you get.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, People Watching
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

i enjoy the atmosphere of the Benihana. The employees were all very nice. We always go to Benihana on are birthdays and other special ooccasion. We always have a great time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was OK but the suppossed chef did nothing but cook as fast as he could and leave.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2017

A birthday

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very nice place, friendly staff and delicious food. Some difficulties in finding gluten-free options for those with celiac disease in our group but the staff sorted that out more efficiently than in most places.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Place is clean. The people are nice. The food is tasty what more can I say.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Wonderful place and food! The kitchen is on the table!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The food tasted fresh and was cooked to order as requested.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Wait staff chef and host were amazing considering​ how busy it was they all worked very hard

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Chef Nathan was awesome and our server was very friendly and attentive.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was okay the atmosphere was like a buffet. I expected a nicer setting more upscale setting , I was disappointed it felt like an all you can eat type of restaurant. I really don’t think that I would visit again after my Kobe experience I’d opt for sticking with Kobe.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The server offer me ice cream for my birthday and when he finally come back he came with the check with no ice cream and just say good night

Tags: Tasting Menu
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