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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (55)
Good for Birthdays (54)
Good for Groups (54)
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Fun (48)
Kid-friendly (38)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Casual (35)
Good for a Date (32)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Authentic (22)
Great for Lunch (21)
Worth the Drive (18)
Business Meals (17)
Comfort Food (13)
Romantic (13)
Cozy (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
People Watching (8)
Disabled Access (6)
Healthy (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Vegan (4)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Little Rock)·Dined 2 days ago

Sake was barely lukewarm. Asked if they could heat it up a bit more, they said no. Grease literally dripped from the vent onto the hibachi table the entire meal. 4 of the 8 guests recieved 50% discounts because it actually fell on their plates. Forget about the other guests at the table who continually stood up and tried to wipe the grease from the vent before it fell.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

Great choice/place to eat. Let my purse notice the next day called and went to get it the next night everything was still in it. Great manager cook server and atmosphere

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

Benihana sucks compared to other hibachi places . I would of much rather went to kobe they are alot cheaper and give more food. This place do not give lo mien noodles with their meal and fires rice is extra when you can go to love's and all of this is included for under $ 25. This place everything is $35 and up and not as tasteful as other places

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·Dined 5 days ago

Bad parking situation. Very crowded, valet overwhelmed, and adjacent lot with spaces had nasty tow-away sign. Once you are in, it is excellent, but we will not be back.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Valentine’s Day. Booked this blind. Not from the area. Everything was great, only issue was I was a few mins late to reservation and still waited 10-15 mins to seat. Other than that it was great.

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·Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I had a Valentine's day dinner at the the one in Orlando next to the Bluegreen resort and it was awesome. The food was great and we really enjoyed watching the chef prepare it. For those who have not eaten there yet. You should try it. You will enjoy it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 6 days ago

Very good !!! Recommend

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 (Orlando)·Dined 7 days ago

The food is always exceptional! the service was slow and lacking.

Tags: Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 7 days ago

Great overall experience

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·Dined on February 12, 2018

Amazing like always!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Seated on time and chef accommodated a gluten free option with no trouble. Food was great and each chef had an individual touch to the preparation which is cool as half the fun is seeing the meal being prepared in front of you.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Wife’s birthday

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We made reservations through OpenTable for the first available time for a party of 7, which was 9:45. Since we were right next door to the restaurant we walked over an hour early in hopes of getting seated early. No luck, we were seated at 9:50. For 65 minutes we watched walk in parties seated ahead of us. As we waited we watched multiple instances of one of the hostesses making rude comments about customers behind their backs. Some people should not work in a customer service position I suppose.

Once we were seated we were treated well by the waiter. He was very attentive and outgoing. The chef was on the lower end of the skill level of the chefs we have had preparer meals at Benihana over the years. The food was not bad, but he made a terrible mess of the table in the process of cooking, unlike most meals we’ve had there. The late hour made him low on show and quick on getting food prepared, which was ok with us.

Not one of the best experiences we’ve had at Benihana, not even in the top 10.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Dinner was great. Getting an email from opentable that I did not honor my reservation was not cool. I was there with a party of 5 and spent a lot of money. Get your business straight!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Outstanding place to bring someone for the first time. Children friendly. You don't have to be dressed up.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

The overall experience was good, but even with reservations we still had to wait for over 30mim because they were seating walk-ins ahead of us. We arrived hungry and having to wait ene though we had reservations was not nice. At least our chef was great and food was good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Anniversary. I was very good, but I did not like to be let waiting for almost 20 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Everyone enjoyed their food choices. The 5 course dinner is a good deal and the experience was fun. Nothing unusual but a good Japanese steakhouse. Made reservation thru Open Table same day and very short wait.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Fun night chicken and steak combo was great.we would rather have had a table to ourselves we were seated with another party which made it harder to have a convo

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on February 5, 2018

chef is good, food is good, service is not so good, server is not friendly

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Fun
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We arrived early for our reservation, but was seated quickly. Our waitress Sabrina was great & our chef Thinh was awesome! A great birthday dinner!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Awesome!!! Nathan, the guy who cooked for us was outstanding!!!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great service and great food...always go for special occasions

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 4, 2018

My only complaint was the noise, screaming girls celebrating a birthday but I mean screaming right next to us. It disturbed everyone nearby. They were all Tupperware sales people. I have decided never to purchase Tupperware. The boss should have dine something about it.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a great time, set with another group of 6 ( just us 2) and their small children were great. Our Chef did a wonderful job and was entertaining. THNX Navi!!!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, People Watching, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The cook and the server were in sync. Cook didn’t spend too much time on “tricks”. The food was made quick and delicious

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We love Benihana but this time our chef was not good. And in this kind of restaurant with the Hibachi the chef is what really makes the difference.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

It took an additional 45 minutes to get a table even though I did reservations almost 2 hours ahead of the scheduled time ! 2 of the orders were incorrect as well .

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The exhaust fans are not sufficient which makes for a smoky meal

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

We were waiting more than one hour for a table we already reserved in advance. It’s not very funny. The waitres was so nice and treated us with full attention. Good performance from the chef

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Took way too long for dinner. Seated at 8, didn’t eat for an hour and finally got out about 11! The restaurant only had 7 chefs and they worked! Noise level was high and food quality was not up to usual Benihana standards.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The service was very slow. The food was ok, but I have had much better at other Benihanas.

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

I had a reservation for 8:30pm; was seated at 9:10pm and the chef got to our table past 10:20pm. I invited some friends over and their two kids fell asleep before the chef arrival as they were tired of waiting. The chef was nice but did not do half of what I’ve seen them doing with the food. Very disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

It was on a Monday, the restaurant was empty, they were only serving another table besides ours. It was my mother’s birthday, we basically waited for our cook for at least one hour, prior to that the waiter had a hard time speaking english and did not get our soup/salad right. Then, when the cook showed up he started cooking but they did not have enough rice for everybody, so he had to aks for more rice, I have been to Benihana before, but this was by far the worst service! Not coming back.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were in town for vacation and were celebrating an upcoming birthday. The chef made the dinner entertaining and special throughout.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The wi fi at the restaurant wasn’t work I had to use the waitress ‘phone. I think for a restaurant like Benihana this is no acceptable specially because we’re in Orlando and there are many turista from all over the world that needs to get in touch to their relatives that can be in the parks.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Reservation was worthless. Waited over 45 minutes after reservation time to finally be seated. They take a huge number of reservations as well as taking walk ins. There were people packed inside and outside waiting for their tables. (There were even people sitting on the ground in the restaurant table area waiting for seats.)
Once we finally were seated, our server was attentive and the food was very good. (Our chef Joseph was outstanding!) The server did forget to place the order for my sushi appetizer but did bring it later during the meal. Worth it for the quality of the food but might try the other location next time as I heard it is not as busy.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Not what I expected. We always wanted to try Benihana's since we LOVE Kobe's so much. Very similar atmosphere, less food, more expensive, long drive. If your near by I would try it but if your not stick to your local Kobe's !

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had to wait ten minutes after our reservation time to be seated, then it took a while for our server to come. Food was good but not great.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Overbook and then overseat tables. Tables are for 8 not 10-12. No elbow room.
Food was mediocre. Table next to us was vaping and management ignored it.

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