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Benihana - Orlando - International Drive

4.4
3171 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3171 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TiffanieP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing!!! Best waitress I’ve ever experienced. Food was phenomenal as always.

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Jacq2018
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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Monie
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overpriced, under seasoned. Customer service was excellent.

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NoahE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The waitress was very grumpy—no smiles. My brown rice tasted like a barnyard and my husband had to request different soda as there was a problem with syrup? Our chef, although friendly, was not very experienced. The one time he attempted to flip the utensils, he dropped it. Although I was the only one to order the chicken hibachi, I maybe got 4 mushrooms. We had two birthdays; one ON that night. Other then asking if there was a birthday, there was nothing special done, even though it was mentioned there was something at the end. I also think it’s cheap of Benihana to require someone who gets the emails, to fill a special form out EVERY year in order to get their free meal. For the price we paid for the six of us, it was a very underwhelming experience and we wish we had gone elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not enough food for the money. We felt completely ripped off. Sushi selection was minimal, usually they serve noddles with the hibachi (at all other locations we’ve dined at previously) they did not. We left hungry. The bathroom was disgusting. Even the kids left hungry. We will not be back.

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MikeM
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy birthday to Karen

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VanessaJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful first experience at Benihana great customer service overall very satisfied customer will definitely visit again.

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LisaJ
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food5service3ambience1

Too crowded for a covid situation.
Very loud.
Service suffered due crowding.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience3

My overall encounter here was very good. I didn’t place high markings because I believe that there is always room for improvement. Service was a bit slow but not terrible. The food was very good. I was extremely impressed with the filet mignon. It was really delicious.

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DeniseE
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entire experience was great! Phi and Antonio were the best server and cook we’ve had especially coming from Miami and visiting Benihana at least 3 times a year!

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JonS
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with the family to celebrate my wife’s birthday, the food and service was excellent. The best Hibachi style restaurant in my opinion. It is a little expensive but the amount of food you get is enough to share or save leftovers for another day. We had a lot of fun watching our chef cook the food, he was very entertaining and kept everyone engaged. And our server was always making sure we had what we needed. He even offered to swap out soup for salad when the kids decided they didn’t like the ginger dressing. We’ll definitely go back for another special occasion!

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Susanlovesbeni
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go to Benihana every year for my birthday and I’m never disappointed. Our cook, David, made the food just so perfect. Everything was great as usual.

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Mike
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Everything was great except the quality of the very fatty steak and tough chicken.

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lovebennies4life
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my most favorite place to go and the location. Every time I can count on the food and service to be top notch. I always get the Hibachi Supreme so that I can have food for the next day to extend my experience of the food. I have never been disappointed and will return, Thank You for the Grand Experience.

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Buffy
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Chef wasn’t personable or entertaining so our first timers were disappointed, waitress was rushed. Ordering from QR symbol is very cumbersome

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BrittanyH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef and server were Hilarious. The food was amazing, too

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vipDanielle
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my visit best Hibachi in a long time.

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Fun experience. Been there several times.

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BrandyM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Stephanie was wonderful and our chef Le was funny and knowledgeable. We are here just for vacation but so glad we came. The kids are still talking about it!

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KimO
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elliot was an amazing chef. We enjoyed our dinner immensely.

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DavidD
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was poor. Got our soup before the glass of water I ordered. Taste of food was very bland.

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Colette
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Always a nice place to have dinner with family, but VERY busy with at least two members of staff wearing facemasks BELOW their noses....

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Our chef was the BEST JHII I think was his name. Our waitress tried her best to deliver good service. Overall good!

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Bill
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The restaurant was Covid-19 compliant in my opinion. They did a good job cleaning and social distancing everyone. Food very good as well as the service. I would recommend this restaurant.

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BrianS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Waitress was great and the hibachi chef was good. The hostesses were disorganized and not very pleasant but in their defense they seemed overwhelmed. The waitress more than made up for it with her pleasant disposition and quick service. Not a huge hibachi person, but Benihana is the only way to go if you want hibachi style food. Soft crab roll is a must as an appetizer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Well I love Beni and I’ve never in my life have had this hap

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NatashaC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phi... was an excellent chef not to mention the food was on point!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebrations

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beckiet
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Our chef Elliot was fun and engaging. Food was delicious. Drinks were awesome.

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vipTerrieLouR
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We were excited to dine because we always have an excellent time here normally. We did not enjoy our experience at all. We told our server we were there for my husband’s birthday and he didn’t even acknowledge it. They were all out of my husband’s favorite drink when we dine there. Server did not even know that ahead of time. He only told us after we had already ordered it nor he gave us other options either. We ordered our food and we ordered tempura shrimp, sushi, and the 6 course feast that came with filet, chicken, and shrimp. We waited quite a while for our tempura shrimp and it was not hot when it came. The sauce was saltier than normal. Our sushi came later as well, we ordered a few rolls and the sever only gave us one small saucer that was barely half full of soy sauce. Before we could even ask for more, he already left and did not even check on us if we were okay. We had to ask the chef for more soy sauce and he had to stop his cooking to do so. On top of that the other party that was sat with us were also celebrating a birthday but they got acknowledged and my husband didn’t. Our 6 course meal came with steamed rice and that wasn’t served to us until the end when all of our food was almost gone. It also came with Hot green tea which I asked the server for way ahead of time. When the chef finished, he left and the server came back to ask if the food was okay. My husband again asked him for my green tea and he said, “oh do you want that now?” So by the time he brought it I couldn’t even enjoy it because it was steaming hot, reason why I asked for it way ahead of time”. And our meal also included ice cream, the server was asking us what we want in a demeanor that was up selling us versus asking us what flavor we prefer because it was part of our meal. This server ruined our experience and the chef did not even do a show that we are normally looking forward to. He pretty much came, cooked the food, served it, and left. Not much of a show at all.

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MylanW
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good! Food was great! Well seasoned, not too salty. There were some loud, drunk guys sitting across from us who were yelling lol but that didn’t take away from the great experience of dining there.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We had a reservation and we still had to wait 20 minutes but they were really busy. The Chef didn't do anything too impressive but he was funny and kept us entertained. Expect a high bill if you order seafood and alcohol. We had 2 kid's meals with lemonade, 1 steak and lobster and 1 filet mignon and scallops, we drank water but ordered 1 mojito, our bill was $170. The food was really delicious!

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BrianF
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We had a 6:30 reservation made 3 and a half weeks in advance, confirmed it, got there about 10 minutes early, they had the reservation, but we still had to wait over an hour to get a table. Ridiculous... nobody seemed to know whaT was going on there.

Other than that, the food and service was amazing. I would suggest this place, just not this location.

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Vertellis
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I have visited this location 3 times. the first was awesome. The second was so so and this last one was in between. the chef at the table actually make the experience what it is. Your server can be awesome as Ryan was but the chef was ok. I expect high energy because that is what makes the presentation what it is. I love the place and will try again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elliot was the best chef we’ve ever had. He deserves a raise and will go far in life.

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DaveB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. The place was busy. We would have liked to have our own table, with a party of 5, but we it worked out fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Made reservations at 7:45, didn’t get seated until 8:30. I believe they overbooked but once seated the server and hibachi chef were excellent and the food was spectacular. Benihana deserves 5 stars when they straighten out their reservation customer service

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Savy
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Lobster and shrimp tasted very fresh. Chicken and filet mignon delicious as always. Fried rice was amazing. I recommend getting soy sauce on the chicken and filet mignon and extra garlic butter on all the food. The “yum yum” sauce tastes good with seafood, steak and the fried rice while the ginger sauce tastes good with the chicken.

Service however. They need to improve on it.

Also, make sure the AC is working properly because if you get stuck in the corner like my party did with the AC having issues, the food was not as enjoyable due to the excessive heat.

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AjaW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and experience was great. Only wish we had more room to enjoy our meals! Otherwise great experience.

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Jasmin
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! I would 1000% recommend.

FAQs

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

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive is rated 4.4 stars by 3171 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive 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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