Benihana - Boca Raton

4.2
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570 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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. The 7,800 square foot restaurant includes 21 teppanyaki dining tables where guests can enjoy the full Benihana experience. The restaurant also includes a full-service cocktail bar with seating for 30 people. Guests looking to celebrate a special occasion can dine in our private dining or semi-private dining rooms which each include four tables. This location offers online ordering and delivery.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
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4.2
ambience
3.9
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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Sorry guys .. but I was very disappointed.
The tables extractors are not properly working. The smell
And smoke of cooking oils are still memorable.
Some of the guess coulda even open their eye with the onions and smoke smell.

The price is way to much $30 for a cocktail ... not ok
And the hostess forgot the appetizers . We had to ask him to remove them from the bill.
You are lowering your standards Benihana .. not good

Benihana - Boca Raton
Responded 19 hours ago

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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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The only negative was the hostess attitude she was just not happy

JJ
Miami
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been going to another Hibachi Grill restaurant for many years and decided to try Benihana. for something different. We were pleasantly surprised. Food was as good as the other restaurant we frequented, prices were about the same, but we had so much more room at Benihana at the table. Our old restaurant is squeezing's too many people at a grill. We found Benihana a more upperscale dining experience. We will go back to Benihana again when we are in the mood for Hibachi. I had the scallops and my husband had the steak, both were excellent.

L
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

the restaurant is nice and fairly new. The food is very good and the service is excellent. the decor is nice . the problem is the restaurant has very poor ventilation. as soon as you enter the cooking smell hits you. the smell doesn't go away and is present through the entire meal. When we came home you could smell it in our clothes, which was not pleasant. you almost need to send your clothes to the cleaners to get this smell out. This issue has existed since the restaurant opened as we have eaten there on several occasions. Management really needs to address it.

Benihana - Boca Raton
Responded 2 days ago

Lennny, 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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EB
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

No matter how great the food and service were the nonsense that went on with these birthday certificates for 7 days the constant phone calls to the restaurant and to the Aventura office were ridiculous and they literally waited until hours before the reservation that was made a week in advance to straighten this out I finally received a phone call from Sonia which was such a huge disappointment that we had to go through this every day between emails and phone calls when we are regular customers there so for this reason I don't know how quickly I would recommend this restaurant when it is so easy to enjoy a birthday meal at any other hibachi restaurant in our area where the food is also excellent and they handle their birthday certificates right inside the restaurant where you do not have to deal with all of the emails all of the phone calls and all of their nonsense I've already told the managers at benihana to get rid of their third-party service.

Benihana - Boca Raton
Responded 2 days ago

Emilee, we apologize for your experience. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. We sincerely hope you will return to visit us at any one of our restaurants. Thank you for taking the time to share your review.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

A bit disappointed.

Benihana - Boca Raton
Responded on January 14, 2020

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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e
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

new hood system is way too loud. service was poor. we were never asked if we wanted water. some of the food was good, some not so good, particularly the strip steak.

RO
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Hibachi Chef was not engaging or entertaining. He was just going through the motions. Waited a long time for service at every stage of the meal.

EM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch at atmosphere, this is a beautiful new location.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We had a 7:30 reservation. We weren’t seated until 8:06 ..... we then proceeded to wait almost 10 minutes before a server came to take our drink order. We then waited another 25 minutes for the hibachi chef. He didn’t get our table started until 8:45. I spoke to the manager and said she “would look into it” but never apologized or came by the table to check on us. I was extremely disappointed in the lack of service.

PA
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Sometimes you get a good social crowd table sometimes you don’t but the smell remains a problem I think you need better ventilation more air fans idk it’s a problem when we return home and your clothes hair all smell terrible sorry

FH
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service and the chef Ricardo very profesional and funny
Thank!!
My family and I had a special night
Thanks!

JW
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Benihana does a wonderful job -- the cook was tremendous; culinarily skilled and an excellent entertainer. We appreciated his engagement with our group.

The wait staff was terrific as well -- fast efficient and friendly.

My only beef is that the restaurant is so noisy. It was impossible to carry on a conversation, and it was very difficult to hear the cook as he worked.

PL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food. Our waiter was unremarkable

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and wonderful service in the bar area.

AP
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a family and especially kids. Cooks are awesome and food delicious.

D
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef was very entertaining. Our waitress was good. She could have cleared the table more often. Did not love the drink of fruit punch. Way too sweet. Wished there were more mixed fancy drink options. The food was.pricy for Hibachi but it was very high quality.
I would go back for a birthday as they make a big deal of the event.

LH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The chef was very good—also the food

M
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

We waited 25 minuets with 2 babies inspire of coming on time. It was noisy and smelly. The cook didn’t make any special “show” and in my opinion that is what they are famous for. Very mediocre.

NR
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Most food very good. Filet over cooked. Server very friendly....but kinda slow. Air quality very poor-too smokey.

DS
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

I hate to say something negative but I think it’s important. The food was great as was the service. However, the ventilation system must not be working correctly as my husband and I smelled horrible when we left. Our clothes had to be washed immediately. My leather handbag is now ruined as I cannot get the smell out. It also permeated my leather car seats. The car smells awful.
Unfortunately we won’t be returning to this restaurant.

Benihana - Boca Raton
Responded on December 30, 2019

Dena, 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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C
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience3

The service at this location is the worst, if it wasn’t for one of the managers, we would have never had received any service. The other manager, an older white haired gentleman, basically just hold up the walls....i never seen someone do less. The chef also was great....he too had to do the waitstaffs job. Based on their prices and the tip they were going to receive, I expected better.

FS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Benihana in Christmas Eve and we had a great time, good environment and the good was excelent

T
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was very good this time, the chef Daniel was awesome.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We went for a birthday. We put it on the reservation, told the host, told the waiter and still they did nothing for the birthday. We left the restaurant all smelling extremely strongly of the cooking. Not sure the place is properly ventilated. Our eyes also hurt/teared up a few times during the meal, guessing from the smoke from cooking. Been to several other Benihana’s and haven’t had these issues. This was an unfortunate experience.

Benihana - Boca Raton
Responded on December 23, 2019

On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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WC
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Enjoyed our special event overall. Suggestions: cover windows so that patrons don't look at cars in the parking lot or have headlights shine on them after dark. Detracts from the ambience. Perhaps bamboo binds or something else in the motif. Also, chefs entertaining by clanking their cooking tools are traditional and fun, but in general they were too loud detracting from the ambience as well.

Benihana - Boca Raton
Responded on December 26, 2019

William, we apologize for your recent experience. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. Thank you for taking the time to share your review.

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas time with family

EM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a long time since we have been to a Benihana, and this was absolutely a refreshing experience, and delicious meal!!! This newly built location is elegant, and the food was perfect.

EC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Server was not forgot 3 rices, told them it was my wife’s birthday nothing and they need to come up with new material.

Benihana - Boca Raton
Responded on December 18, 2019

Edward, Thank you for leaving us an in depth review of your experience on today’s visit. Your comments and suggestions will be shared with our team to improve the guest experience.

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AC
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Japanese we love it we super recommend it

Benihana - Boca Raton
Responded on December 18, 2019

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

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l
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My friend and I ordered dinner shrimp and filet minion. I was given three small scallops two tiny shrimp and we both requested RARE filet. It was Medium well. Server said the inside is rara. Nope, it wasn’t. My dinner seemed half the portion I’ve received previously when I sat at a table where the chef cooks in front of the customers. My friend received a larger portion but everything overcooked. In the past dinner included noodles, vegetables, and always fried rice. Was not near full and I ate everything I was served. The atmosphere and quality does not measure up for a almost $40 dinner.

Benihana - Boca Raton
Responded on December 16, 2019

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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g
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Benihana is delicious and lots of fun. I would not book it again for a business meeting to sit at the table with other people not in our conversation.

Benihana - Boca Raton
Responded on December 18, 2019

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

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DR
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

You guys need more waiters chefs as waiting time is ridiculous at 1:45 on sunday

Benihana - Boca Raton
Responded on December 10, 2019

DR, 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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CG
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great food, I will DEFINETLY return! LOved our Hibachi Chef! He made all the kids in the table interact. It was my son's 8th bday and he made it very memorable!

Benihana - Boca Raton
Responded on December 12, 2019

Claudia, On behalf of the Benihana team we look forward to serving you again!

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B
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The food was just okay. It was served in pieces and not together. the server (not the chef) was not in any way attentive. ahe disappeared for lots of minutes at a time.

Benihana - Boca Raton
Responded on December 12, 2019

Butch, 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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Wait service was kind of slow. But the food and dining experience overall was good. My boys had a blast watching the food prepared in front of them.

Benihana - Boca Raton
Responded on December 12, 2019

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

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AC
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!
As usual

Benihana - Boca Raton
Responded on December 4, 2019

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

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IR
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT SERVICE! We booked for a large party of 12 only 30 min before and they accommodated all of us on a busy weekend. Just perfect

Benihana - Boca Raton
Responded on December 4, 2019

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

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LC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We waited over 30 min for our reservation to be seated and then it took another 45 min until we received any food.

Food was mediocre- better hibachi places around

Benihana - Boca Raton
Responded on December 2, 2019

Lindsey, 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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L
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

When we arrived for our reservation we were told they were running behind about 15 minutes. We ended up waiting 45 minutes to be seated. Then waited 15 additional minutes to see a server and order. Although both the server and table chef were nice they were not nearly as proficient as they should have been. All in all a disappointment.

Benihana - Boca Raton
Responded on December 2, 2019

Lee, 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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