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

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (55)
Good for Groups (51)
Special Occasion (49)
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Fun (41)
Kid-friendly (34)
Casual (31)
Good for a Date (30)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Great for Lunch (20)
Worth the Drive (18)
Authentic (18)
Business Meals (15)
Comfort Food (12)
Romantic (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Cozy (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
People Watching (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Healthy (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vegan (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Our chef, Nello, was fantastic. He kept us entertained and laughing the entire time. The waiter was also great and kept our drinks full. It was a little on the pricy side but definitely worth it. We’d go back again when we’re on vacation again next year!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Waiter was in a hurry and did not explain the menu right neither serve us correctly.
Nevertheless, the chef and food was good.
But the bad behavior of the waiter ruined the night.....

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 14, 2018

It was good food. We had reservations, waited a half hour to be seated. Then we were brought to a table, that wasn't ready, so we waited another 5 min. Went to bar while waiting. Took over 10 min to even get helped. Very disappointing!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Had a very cold draft everytime the kitchen door opened which was about every minute.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Service was poor, facility was freezing cold, food was good, compared to other benihana locations chef was not very engaging or entertaining. Table service was extremely slow and waitress very un-attentive. Did not ask table guests if they wanted any additional drinks. The other party, who was also celebrating a birthday for their daughter left as they could not wait any longer for the staff to bring ice cream and perform the birthday song, took 20 minutes for ice cream to arrive. For the past 14 years we have celebrated my son's birthday every year at a Benihana's location this was the least favorite location.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Had a good meal, not a great value for my money but good none the less

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very nice food and fun place!!! Price a little bit high!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This is always one of my favorite places, and it's the best Benihana location in Orlando! We had wonderful service here the other night, from our server to our chef, Kinzoe-San. Truly one of the best experiences ever! Our food was delicious and the entertainment had us laughing and smiling all night. We were still talking about it the next day!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Good restaurante i likes i recomendéd thanks for great good i back

Tags: Quick Bite, Great Beer, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Everything was good except for the fact that we had a reservation for 8:15 and we did not get sat till well after 9:00. I would expect that if we didn’t have a reservation, but we did.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I went there to celebrate my son’s birthday and he loved!! Perfect!!!

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

We dined here out of convenience as it was close to our resort. Our server lacked... She Brought out cold soup to start, never refilled anyone’s glass at the entire table. Other guest at the table waved down and asked different servers for drinks. Our server didn’t bother to ask us about our choice of dessert that came with our meal. We had to ask for it as she came around with the bills. We saw her 3 times during our hour and an a half meal. The chef was good and did manage to correct some of the servers errors. The restaurant is extremely loud! It has an occupancy of 270 + people and it’s topped off with loud music. Overall the cooked portion of the meal was good. There won’t be a “next time” for me though.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great restaurant. Funny sushiman!

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Celebrated my boyfriend's bday and our chef Nelo was excellent. I'm allergic to shellfish and seafood and he made sure to explain to the others sitting with us why he was changing the way things are cooked so I could enjoy my dinner too.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Waiter was great--explained everything. He was accommodating to the little girl also celebrating her birthday. The chef was entertaining without overdoing it. Food was delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baja California)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Enteraining and food good but not great. Slow service at bar and table. Reservation was delayed tremendously. No one seemed concerned even though we had two two year olds. Nothing offerred. Every item served separately so difficult to eat a hot meal unless you eat everything separately. Avoid tempura vegetables. Those apparently sat on the line and came cold.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 7, 2018

a+ Japanese food experience , kobe is hit ir miss usually miss , bennihanna is always A+ , up today even pleasant atmosphere to

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was really cold inside. I was freezing, but I hope they have already fixed the problem. The waiter and the chef were very kind.

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The heat was broken so we were freezing during the entire meal.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always a great time! Great food & great service! All chef’s are great, but Justin is amazing!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is great for larger groups. Its a grill table so you are seated in parties of 8 and groups are combined. If you're looking for intimate or good for quiet conversation - this isn't the place, but for more event dining or for a group - its great. Good food and entertaining.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was by far the BEST Benihana I’ve ever visited! I wish they were all like this... Fast Service, Friendly, and Accommodating.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 6, 2018

They made us wait for 40 minutes eventhough we had a reservation and were no time. Extremely frustrating and disrespectful. Not going back there. Don’t recommend it.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

We got the 6 course meal which came with sherbet and tea. No one got tea and we had to ask our server for dessert. Special requests (no veggies vs veggies) were missed and during the entire dinner there was a draft where we had to wear jackets. Overall dissatisfied for the price.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Only comlaint too much butter and salt on everything .

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Came here to Celebrate my Dad’s birthday while we were on vacation. Everything from the service to the food and cleanliness was top notch. Definitely would go here again next time we visit

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food tasted terrible. No flavor.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

No respetaron mi reservación... me dieron la mesa 40 minutos después de la hora que hice la reservación y pasaron a mesas sin reservación antes.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Everything was great, except for arriving on time and having to wait over 40 minutes to be seated.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Timing was terrible, we had a reservation, arrived 20 min earlier and waited for almost 45 min to be seated, then we had to wait for more than half an hour after our starters for our chef to cook....

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Waited a while, food was great! Go there all the time.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was great,but we had to leave early and could not finish due to the restaurant being freezing cold. No heating on the coldest day of the year. Very disappointed. This was booked a week in advance. And also our first time at Benihana.
Very disappointed.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very nice way to spend New Year’s Day.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Super hung over from New Years and this place hit the spot. Yum yum sauce for days. Great cook, funny and quick.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Decidimos recibir el 2018 en este Benihana. Fue una EXCELENTE DECISIÓN. Lo pasamos muy divertidos, nuestros anfitriones nos hicieron sentir bienvenidos en todo momento, bromearon muy a gusto y en general fue una noche muy placentera. La comida excelente. Cada platillo perfectamente bien cocinado con ingredientes de alta calidad. Fue una gratísima experiencia. Gracias!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

went on NYE. Slight wait on reservation time which was to be expected. Chef cooked well but seemed too fatigued to put on a show even though he definitely showed a couple of tricks (including some I had not previously seen). There were too many kids running amuck in the restaurant which maybe was due to the occasion but did not enhance the experience. Nonetheless would still go back next time in Orlando and give them another try

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Ifantastic

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

A little wait (about 25min past our scheduled time), but it *was* New Years.. Overall service was good, food was excellent.. disappointed that they were out of both rainbow sherbet *and* green tea ice cream for dessert..

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and the making of it was the entertainment! Justin did a fabulous job. Enjoyed meeting the other people at our table.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for New Years Eve dinner. The restaurant seated us within 5 minutes upon arrival (thank goodness for reservations). We were seated with another family of 5. Food and service was great. Only pitfall was the family dining with us, bickering more than half of the meal time. Otherwise, fun and yummy dinner.

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