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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

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

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (45)
Special Occasion (39)
Good for Groups (35)
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Fun (32)
Good for a Date (30)
Casual (26)
Kid-friendly (26)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Authentic (17)
Worth the Drive (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Happy Hour (10)
People Watching (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Romantic (9)
Business Meals (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Healthy (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Cozy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 hours ago

Overall wonderful experience the waitress seemed to be overwhelmed with the size of our table and the orders but the food was delicious and the restaurant very clean.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Nathan was our hibachi chef and he was fantastic! He was great about making sure everything was gluten free and our level of gluten sensitivity. Absolutely incredible. Walter was our waiter and he was great! Also very willing to work with us. However, the sushi chefs were unwilling to work with us on leaving gluten-containing items out of the roll, which was very frustrating.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The service was awful and there was not enough veggies just did not like at all

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·Dined 5 days ago

Very Nice ambiance with the usual good service found at Benihana’s everywhere. I surely recommend

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service! Carlos was our waiter and was efficient and engaging. Kaito Sun (totally spelled this wrong) was the chef. He seasoned the food to perfection, was friendly and entertaining. Both did an outstanding job with everyone at the table and our birthday celebration was one that will be unforgettable. Great value for the price.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Such a fun night, great food and entertainment! The manager came by a few times to ensure we were well taken care of.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

Thanks so much

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We went to dinner at 7pm on dec 9, 2017. The weather was very cold (40 degrees). We sat down at our assigned table and immediately felt cold air blowing on our backs. We asked our waitress if she could look into turning the air down. She said she would check. Approximately 15 minutes later we asked her if she had any luck. She obviously forgot about our request and said she would check now. She came back and said "corporate " controls it and "there's nothing we can do". Customers Throughout the restaurant ate dinner with their heavy coats on. Ridiculous set Of circumstances.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was delicious and ambiance wonderful. Our chef was very entertaining and the kids loved it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Our dining experience was almost 2 hours before we actually had our entrees.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Food good but it was a hour before the chef came out to cook

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

I had an amazing time thanks

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Kenny was awesome. Cooked to perfection and had the best sense of humor. He was the best hibachi chef ever.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I’ve been to others Benihana’s restaurants before. I was not lucky with my chef at this time. He was incredibly quiet, almost not interacting with us. And my son’s food was almost with no seasoning...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was great, the service was awesome and the chef was highly skilled. Great experience

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

A personas alergicas se les prepara los alimentos primero para Evitar contagios.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed our hibachi dinner tonight. He signed up for the emails and gets a free gift certificate for his birthday each year. I have a shrimp allergy so I am always worried about hibachi cooking. The chef -Fredy- could not be nicer and funnier about it. First he tells me this is his first night and offers to cook everything in the back and I say yes. He takes my stuff in the back and he really replaced it so my stuff never touched shrimp. He said it is not my first rodeo and I can cook yours first. I had the Hibachi Supreme which is lobster and chateaubriand (not allergic to lobster just shrimp). Each morsel was delicious. Fresh was entertaining and had great rhythm with the fork and knife show. My husband had the Land & Sea (filet mignon /scallops) and it was tantalizing on your taste buds (hubby's words not mine). With our options we received 6 courses and we even added on noodles and chicken fried rice. It was a great night and our waiter was fun also. Hubby had the whole birthday song moment also!! Great job Orlando!!

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 29, 2017

It was really great had excellent time loved the service

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Love the place. The food is so tasty, atmosphere great, always a good experience

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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 on November 22, 2017

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 on November 21, 2017

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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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We made a reservation but was seated 20 minutes after our scheduled time. The young lady at the front forgot to mark us as ‘arrived’. Also, place was crowded and a server slightly pushed my son out of her way. Would have been nicer if she just said “excuse me”. Our cook played favorites and catered to the family seated next to us since they spoke the same language. This really doesn’t bother me but treat everyone the same, don’t give them more food because you can talk in your native language. Other than that, the food was really good.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, People Watching
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

Very clean restaurant. Servers are always accommodating

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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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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