Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL

4.1
4018 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Distancing maintained in common areas
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst experience I’ve ever had. I contacted corporate a am waiting on a response if someone feels they want to be hospitable and do the right thing.

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DebH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good, chef interacted a lot with our kids, and the others at our table were so friendly. Overall great ending to our Florida vacation!

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vipSteveM
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal with a very talented chef, server and hostess team. Loved it!

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dickw
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the food and drink were outstanding. The cook and waiter were also outstanding

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Darcy
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Cook was not into it. Food was just ok and I ordered the 6 course meal which if I did not ask for the ice cream and green tea that was included the server would have just given me the check.

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Responded 8 hours ago

Dear Darcy On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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heatherd
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The server only came to table twice. Daughter's food never came. They gave our appitizer to someone else. They took off the kids meal and app but it didn't help that our daughter barely got to eat. Chef was not all that interactive. Underwhelming at best.

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Responded a day ago

Dear heatherd On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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ChrisK
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great atmosphere. Our cook Elliot was one of the best, he made the experience that much better.

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IsabelL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely phenomenal service thank you so much! we were the last table of the night literally at 10:15 and you all still treated us so kindly and sat us immediately regardless and the chefs were hilarious and amazing as well as the waiter max. thank you for helping me celebrate my boyfriends birthday!

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vipSusanW
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server and chef were friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining. They definitely made the experience much more enjoyable. The food was fresh and delicious! Their salad is my favorite. We had leftovers and they were accommodating in providing sauces to go. I'll definitely be back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had reservations at7:30. We were not seated until around 8

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Chef and waiter were great. I do believe compared to other hibachi places this one is overpriced with nothing extra.

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JimG
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little pricey. Could do similar at a hibachi place that is not a brand name

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Responded a day ago

Dear JimG Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

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SarahS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s a great place to celebrate a special occasion

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL
Responded 2 days ago

Dear SarahS Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter Clifford was amazing and prompt. Damian the cook was charismatic and very very respectful of my girlfriends allergies. The overall experience was tremendous. I would recommend this place to anyone. The price varies depending on what you get, but it worth it.

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Guest Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! The food was excellent.

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Guest We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

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Mitwif
E. Tennessee
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an experience, and totally worth it. The price is comparable to a high-end steakhouse, but it includes 5-6 courses with excellent service and quality. Looking forward to returning in December!

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Mitwif We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was amazing & our waitress was great & our chef was amazing. We will make this a tradition every time we visit Orlando.

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Guest We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The chef was very good at his job and the food tasted delicious. The service was not up to par. Even the chef had to go to another table to get dishes to serve the rice, had to remind the waiter a couple of times to bring water and had to wait for forks.

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL
Responded on October 8, 2021

Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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BlairF
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great, the chef was funny and he did a great job. Highly recommended

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Responded on October 7, 2021

Dear BlairF thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We generally enjoy a trip to Benihana but this time was different. We haven’t been to this location in some time but was surprised at how bad it was. First the location has a bad smell to it, it’s that smell that you can get when they don’t clean the bar thoroughly and it permeates through the location and even through the smell of the food cooking. As we were standing waiting to be seated I looked up and noticed the filth, they have these wine cabinets in the front that are cooled and they vent literally have an inch off dust just fluttering around waiting to get into your food. When we first arrived and we’re seated, a bunch of the staff were all just hanging out around the tables in the back with their drinks and did not disburse when tables were seated and continued to carry on while we ordered and started eating. Also the a/c is broken and they have rental units keeping the place cool but when you drive to the side of the building and see how they have all of the vents coming in you can see how all of the little outdoor creatures can get right in to the kitchen. This location has gone downhill and we will not be returning.

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL
Responded on October 5, 2021

Dear Guest on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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AndreaP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Food is too expensive for quality Kobe’s is much better.

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Responded on October 5, 2021

Dear AndreaP On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love our waiter Nick he was awesome !!!

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL
Responded on October 7, 2021

Dear Guest thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing show and food! We loved the Mickey shaped fried rice.

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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MaryH
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated 3 October birthdays and had a blast!@

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL
Responded on October 6, 2021

Dear MaryH Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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QueenHospitality
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

As much as we wanted to enjoy, it was very subpar. This place is extremely costly, especially for the little things. Soup was cold and alcoholic drinks weren't strong as promised. Food was just ok. Not to mention this is the 1st time I ever heard of any hibachi place charging an extra $5 per person to "upgrade" to fried rice. Literally the entire table thought at least fried rice came with the already costly meals. We all know most of the chef jokes with the rolling egg (egg roll) and onion volcano...yeah this was the extent of our entertainment. Our chef seemed like he barely wanted to be there, he wasn't very engaging and it diminished our excitement. Overall, I wouldn't return nor recommend it.

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL
Responded on October 5, 2021

Dear QueenHospitality On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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vipCYP3A
Indiana
61 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Been coming to Benihana here and at Orlando-Hilton for years, this was probably one of less memorable experiences. Cook did not pass out both sauces and we had to repeatedly ask for them, the grill clearly got away from him as the rice, shrimp was way overcooked/charred. Ordered the tuna steak ‘rare’ (waiter and cook asked) and it was cooked almost through and through. Have had some shaky meals at Hilton-Benihana too, but this one at I-Drive was so mediocre we probably won’t return.

Benihana seems to have declined precipitously everywhere though, we don’t go to the one where we live now (Indianapolis), and it looks like company-wide, the restaurants are getting progressively more dirty, service rushed, and food average. Sad because it was one of our favorites for many, many years.

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL
Responded on October 7, 2021

Dear CYP3A Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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EddieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chef was very entertaining. Brought our daughter with a few of her friends for a birthday party. The waitress was very very attentive. Everyone enjoyed it. Very clean and organized. Will definitely return!

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL
Responded on October 6, 2021

Dear EddieM Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best of the best staff and great food

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ErickaG
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef was amazing. I cannot remember his name but he was friendly and entertaining! We also happened to get seated by some wonderful people who were strangers to us but they were super friendly as well! Overall, a great first experience!

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL
Responded on October 5, 2021

Dear ErickaG thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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ElizabethM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason our cook was excellent and kept us laughing! Our group really enjoyed the meal, food and experience!

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL
Responded on October 6, 2021

Dear ElizabethM We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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oliviak
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was very good the waitress was great! The manager seemed annoyed that I had a later reservation. I overheard him say to the chef “we would be done if it wasn’t for these people who have the last reservation” and then pointed at us. So that made me feel unwelcome.

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL
Responded on September 30, 2021

Dear oliviak On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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HollyC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We waited over an hour for the cook. We spoke to the manager they discounted our meal which was acceptable, but I felt the cooking show was rushed.

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Responded 3 days ago

Dear HollyC Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

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StephanieL
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress & chef were both AMAZING!!!! We cannot praise them enough!!! Our chef had my 80 year old CHEF uncle amazed!

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL
Responded on October 5, 2021

Dear StephanieL We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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KailuaKaye
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

benihana's is my go-to restaurant for a myriad of reasons, but none more than the pure ambiance and the excitement of which chef your gonna get and what they bring to the experience! good job uncle beni, chalk up another win

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL
Responded on September 30, 2021

Dear KailuaKaye On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!

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JEFFB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

They need more staff on a busy Friday evening, more sauce selections would be nice too.

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL
Responded on September 29, 2021

Dear JEFFB thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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CathyS
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We placed our orders and that was a rush the minute we sat down. Took over 15 minutes for the drinks to be served. Food was great but we were the last to be served our food and in the middle of eating we were asked if we needed a to go box. You need to slow down on rushing people to eat and get us out as that is how I felt. The food was great as always everyone was nice just felt very rushed to eat and leave.

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL
Responded on September 30, 2021

Dear CathyS Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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vipJasonB
Tampa
68 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food.

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL
Responded on September 28, 2021

Dear JasonB thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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SummerlinSue
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our chef lacked the normal flair but the meal he prepared was tasty. He appeared a bit weathered.

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Responded on September 28, 2021

Dear SummerlinSue Thank you for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

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vipLec1211
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Food was delicious, service not so great! Ate our entire meal with plastic utensils.

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL
Responded on September 27, 2021

Dear Lec1211 On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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CathyL
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A little expensive but I did enjoy the experience.

Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL
Responded on September 28, 2021

Dear CathyL thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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Benihana - Orlando - International Drive, FL is rated 4.1 stars by 4018 OpenTable diners.

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