Benihana - Orlando - International Drive

4.2 based on 716 reviews
Cuisine Type Japanese
Price Range $30 and under

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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.
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Menus

  1. Teppan Menu
  2. Lunch
  3. Lounge Menu
  4. Happy Hour Menu
  5. Kabuki Menu

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4.2
Excellent
Based on 716 reviews
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Moderate
4.5
Food
4.1
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1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Terrible!!!\nIt was my wife's birthday and our family was in five. Even that, and after my request for more privacy, they ignored and put us in a table with other people!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My favorite restaurant usually wonderful but got my order and one of my kids order wrong chef burned my steak asked for medium got well or extra well seven people in my party everyone had a complaint but I will come back and hope it was just an off night for beni

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our whole party loved our experience there. We are visiting from out of town and this was very entertaining for our kids as well as ourselves.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

That was a fun evening great sushi and great service. I would highly recommend Benihana anyone.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were not happy with the food or the person who cooks. The meat and the rice has no flavor at all. The person who do the show was bouring .

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was acceptable, server and chef were very personable. I didn't love the food and I didn't feel that it was a great value. My husband enjoyed it more than I did

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had 7:00 pm reservation - not seated until 7:15 pm. Service was slow and not up to previous visits

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good choice

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Average everything. Nothing remarkable

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a nice place to bring your out of town guests or for those special occasions. They have a great variety of items on the menus choose from so you are sure to find something you like. I have never had a bad meal here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is the third year in a row we decided to celebrate my son and my birthday at Benihana. What a great time we have each and every year! Thanks!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The show is getting less and less. Or maybe I come to much. We travel from Va. and stop by to enjoy the food and show. The food is still great but the show is not.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service wasn't as good as usually. That's something we comment after we leave the restaurant. A little messy and something that we didn't know is that they change the ginger sauce this time it was like a mayonnaise no so good. For the first time of many we didn't enjoyed the dinner as usual

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The chef was boring--- He could and did cook a very good meal. The receptionist really messed up and that put the whole evening at a disadvantage. Made out reservation for 7:15 pm we were there at 7:05-- no problem --they gave us the buzzer and we went into the entry way and waited. several large group came in after us and were seated. Finally we inquired and were told 'well we buzzed you' clearly they didn't since we had the buzzer and we were still waiting. Finally were seated at 45 minutes after our reservation. they did give us a free appetizer for the inconvenience. That was nice of them. So our experience was mixed.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Its definitely over rated. food was good but not great. over priced on everything. my fiance always looks forward to the left overs from hibachi, but benihana gives you just enough to eat there.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food tasted good and was high quality. Poor showmanship. No show as usual. Straight up cooking that could have been handled in a regular kitchen. We made a reservation and were seated 15 minutes late which is the third time in a row this has happened. Service was substandard. After being seated late we were rushed through the beginning courses, I'm assuming to try to catch up. We were never offered another round of cocktails either. We did get our picture taken at the end and received free copies. That was a nice gesture at the end. We've been to Benihana many times but the past two visits have been highly disappointing.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

For the first time we had a very poor service concerning the chef. His name was Thin (or almost that) and he didn't put up a show, his food didn't taste anything like a benihana food! He was chating all the time with a couple that was on our table and din't even paid atention to what he was doind. No garlic butter and seeds on the fried rice, for example.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We made reservations for 8:30 and we're seated fairly quickly, however we waited 45 min for drinks to come and another 20 minutes for our Chef to arrive to the table. Other patrons who arrived and were seated after us had their drinks and Chef before us. when traveling with kids after a long day it was draining and they were starving. Not satisfied When Chef arrived he was ok. got requests wring had to send back to kitchen twice with corrections. for all of the wait and wrong orders it was disappointing.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a 9:15 reservation and were seated at 9:30. Our chef arrived at 10:15 and, in addition to making us wait for his arrival with nothing to eat, he could not have been slower in his preparation of our meals. Unlike normal Japanese steak houses, he cooked the entrees and veggies at different times so nothing arrived together. It really was pathetic. He also over-cooked our very thin strip steak. We finally got out at 11:30 after every other table that started their meals at the same time had long gone. What a disaster after a long day at Disney. Clearly, the chef needed better training. We received an apology and acknowledgement of the chef's poor performance but not one single offer of dessert or a discount for this miserable experience. Other tables seemed happy and enjoying themselves so our chef was the problem, but the restaurant should never have put him to work so ill-prepared. On top of all that he tried to be funny - like calling beaten eggs ketchup and soy sauce chocolate. No one was amused.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This visit is the first time in 5 years we have had such a negative experience. The chef, Tee, over cooked the filet, flung food on our plates (and missed), and splattered raw egg over many of us. The waiter forgot our rice until the end of our meal and forgot our picture before moving onto the next table. We are going to Benihana again next week. It it won't be this location, it will be at the Hilton.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server was young, but friendly. Although he was repeatedly checking the meal cheat sheet at his side, the appetizer shrimp and the meal shrimp never made it onto the grill until the meal was over and he asked if he could do anything else for us.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Whenever we go, we try and get served by Mai. She is so good. The chefs are pretty much the same. Chris, one of the Managers is super nice and is very helpful if you have a request.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Let me start by saying the food that we ordered was excellent. I loved the huge order of perfectly cooked hibachi scallops in butter and my said his hibachi steak was excellent. Sushi appetizer was good, onion soup also good. Two of the family of five next to us had Hibachi spicy chicken, neither one took more than a few bites and did not take the leftovers home. \n\nFor the bad. We had an 830 reservation did not get seated till 9. They were short on table chefs. The soup and salad were basically brought out simultaneously. The dinner order was taken maybe 10 and then we waited for a table chef. Just as I was about to get up and leave , they finally sent over a table chef. I think we ate at 10:30 or 10:45. \n\nManagement knew they screwed up, did not charge anyone for chicken fried rice and gave everyone a $10 gift card which they allowed us to use that evening. \n\nI think the compensation was fair but after spending 10 hours on my feet at Universal I just wanted to eat and go to bed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything about our experience was wonderful. We enjoy the hibachi concept and you guys have mastered it in every way. We had Nathan as our chef and he delivered in the best way. Food was delicious and we'd come back in an instant. The only thing I would tweak is the salad dressing is far and away the Achilles heel of the meal. If you can fix that, this would be a easy 5 star. Keep doing well and thanks for a great evening.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very slow service and doesn't have many vegetarian options

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was perfect, colossal shrimp and New York strip

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Staff is excellent. They make sure your experience is fantastic!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A little bit on the tourist side, but lively and fun atmosphere. We'll worth it. Since my Marine Corp buddy had never been and we hadn't seen each other in about 2yrs it was an awesome time. Didn't really have any complaints.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

We frequent Benihanas all over often and have always had a great experience - until now. What a terrible experience at Benihana in Orlando. We were there to celebrate my son's birthday. The fan exhaust above the table was not working property so the smoke from the food was blowing full force right in our faces. Our eyes were burning from the smoke and it was awful to sit there. We told our waiter and chef multiple times about my son's allergy to sesame. The chef then proceeded to pour sesame seeds all over the grill to make fried rice. The chef usually omits the sesame seeds from the fried rice or else cooks our food 1st so there is no cross contamination. The chef just did not listen so we had to have our food cooked separately in the back when we have never had to do that before. I spoke to the manager who took money off of our bill but the night was ruined. Terrible experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've dined there a few times and overall I enjoy myself every time I've been there waited for the chef a little normal than usual because of table mix up another time we got a hard time from the chef because my wife wanted her food prepared in a specific way eventually he did as she requested but in all it was good dinning experiences compared to a few other restaurants of there caliber

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was amazing food was great restroom was cleaned I drive all the way from Daytona beach just to visit

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place kids love it

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The experience was amazing

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good food cooked by Navi. It was my birthday and we had a great time!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went to celebrate a birthday! Celebrate Life! The food is very good and the chef provides the cooking and entertainment. All in good spirits.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Just a comment to mention that all the group - that actually we were attending NAFEM Show in Orlando - went for an special evening and we had experienced the worst situation ever in a restaurant around the world. The waiter asked the ID to a lady of our party that was 46 years old when she ordered a beer and the waiter was sure she looked younger!! and he offered a non alcoholic drink instead! incredible !!! we all decided to leave the restaurant and go to another so we could spend the evening having a good dinner and drinking a cold beer.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

While to food was great, as usual (I am a repeat customer), I was extremely disappointed in the service. I visited for a fun Valentine's Day date, and the service was so bad, it made the entire experience awful. Our server disappeared for long periods, took 45 minutes to deliver drinks, and never offered to refill them. Even the chef made comments about how bad he was - yet no manager visited our table to apologize. I didn't want to complain, as I was on a date, so I wrote to them via their website. A manager called me back, but she was totally disinterested and gave a very basic, canned response - attributing the server's ineptitude to it being Valentine's Day, and they were 'probably busy' - she was off that day.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's over rated the food was OK I still think red lobsters is better and I think it would have been better if I had a private table on Valentine's Day with my love we sat with a couple who had their children and we kinda wanted to feed each other but it felt inappropriate in front of the kids and he didn't make us a heart or the signature I love you message I guess you have to ask for that even on Valentine's Day and the Asian cook named Kenny

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was a good night on february 14th! My husband and I enjoyed the drinks and the food was excellent!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

My cook was not entertaining I waited 45 minutes for the waiter to give me my check ! I had to go to the front to get my check and also make sure the other customers at my table got their check as well. The shrimp sauce was way to thick!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very fun! Loud place when it's busy but we were able to converse with our entire table without any problem. Chef was fun and very talented. Drinks were very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food but took to long to start cooking the food. Wouldn't recommend if limited on time.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was awful the rice is disgilisting and the food wasnt seasoned at all.I will never go back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great time. Great atmosphere. Great chef.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Could have been better. Our host was not very experienced and the ordering was slow and so was the service. The chef was at best irritated, not skilled in the art of Japanese hibachi. The chef was not Japanese. The cooking was slow and the food felt al a carte instead of a complete meal. The restaurant needs updating. We were there for my friends birthday dinner and the experience was disappointing.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food but it is served all together with the appetizers\nFurthermore plates are cold therefore it becomes a dilemma to choose what is on the table

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Tappanyaki meals are excellent. We had a shrimp tempura starter and chicken, filet and shrimp combo for our mains. We also paid the extra for the veggie fried rice rather than the plain rice. The chicken was a little dry but I find this with all tappenyaki meals. The shrimp was cooked a tad too long so was a little tough. The soup starter was an onion soup and it was delicious. The food overall was great with excellent service .

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Although the host counter is right in front of dinning tables, but the atmosphere was unique and spacious. The food and service were excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great meal. Excellent meat and besides the food, the chef is a showman.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Waited 40 minutes to be seated. After my complaint, I was seated but waited more 30 minutes to be served because, apparently, there was a table but there was no cookers. Poor service. I don't know why they accept to book a table if they can't deliver the service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server Sammy was great very entertaining! Our chef wasn't as sociable as others but the food was excellent and a lot more than expected

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Trying a new place.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My daughter loves Benihana so much. I was very pleased that we were seated quickly and had a very nice experience. We both enjoyed our food and our chef. We ate with a very nice family from Canada who were also visiting Orlando.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great atmosphere and clean place! Food its delicious

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Party of 3: 2 adults 1 child (18 months old) and sat at a regular dining table without chef experience. Child was served chicken teriyaki meal but chicken was too tough to chew almost choking twice--I realized later when we got home with his meal to-go that it was filled with all tendons so basically I paid $13 for my son to eat chicken scrap. I was very upset, wished I tried his chicken there. Mind you, I too ordered a chicken teriyaki with steak ($30 for a very small dinner portion) where my chicken was slightly over cooked but not tough. Also, ordered a margarita and tasted nothing close to a margarita so I $10 waste. So our meal totaled to be ~$97.00 a hefty price for such poor dining experience without sitting at the chef table.. The reviews on OpenTable were great which why I chose this place but when I looked on Yelp (after our experience) lots of disappointing reviews with the same experience as mine. I do not suggest this place.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I made a reservation and it was not told that we had to share the table with another people. The waitress was rude. But the chef was great. I dont intend to return.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server was fantastic but the food was extremely disappointing. Honestly, it was probably the worst Benihana we have visited. My son was celebrating his birthday and had chosen this place and didn't end up eating anything except the rice. The chateaubriand was very chewy (I can't imagine how bad their lower level cuts of steak would be!) and the lobster and shrimp tasted very fishy. We all ended up ordering room service when we got back to our hotel because we did not eat much of our dinners. Our server was absolutely outstanding and I really wish the food had measured up to the service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service! Our chef was entertaining! The food was delicious! Short wait due to Open Table :)

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice restaurant with good Japanese cuisine. Fried rice was delicious and service was good. Make sure you make reservations particularly during peak hours.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A fun change of pace from so many of the cookie cutter restaurants available in Orlando. The cooking show is fun for everyone.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was a co-worker dinner after a day at the trade show. Great food and service and we had fun.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was a very nice restaurant with good food and a very fun chef. If you have never done Benihana I would highly recommend giving it a try.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Generally, service at this place good; last time, it is just OK. Chef didn't interacted much with us. Very mechanical. It is slightly different from my previous experience at this place.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

They didn't have yum yum sauce... They didn't entertain me like they do at the Indianapolis, IN locating. It wasn't enough vegetables either... I was not satisfied at all with it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious food always fun!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellente !! Great food and perece place for family fun !!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good cooks and service is personal

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Typically Teppanyaki restaurant food and menu but better service and ambience than some we've been to in the past. \nWe booked ahead on Open Table as they were busy and took Uber there and back from our hotel. I'd return or recommend to others.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Waiting at the bar was a terrible idea. Years to order something and years to manage to pay the check. I had to got to the computer place to pay the check. Terrible.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Long wait even with reservations. Forgot some of our food everything was over cooked hard and chewy. Very disappointed for an expensive dinner. No picture of anything even when told it was special occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was awesome, great experience and customer service. Justin the cook was amazing, he kept us entertain & made great food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was excellent and chef was very nice.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent overall. Staff great food great. Atmosphere great

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I would recommend this restaurant for its location however in my opinion is over priced. Similar restaurant in Wesley Chapel and food is half the price and more flavorful. The restaurant was noisy but kind of expected in the setting. Our cook 'Navi', said it was her second day.... She was phenomenal very friendly and funny she made it a great time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love it everything we go!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I went to Benihana's with two family members. We had made on-line reservations and the hostess was prepared for us when we arrived. Our table was filled immediately and service began as we were setting down. The cooking was a tab bit slower than we've had before but the food was excellent. Everyone at our table was pleased with their meal. The atmosphere was relaxing and very comfortable. I would definitely like to return and try all of the different dishes.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Both our server (whose name sounded Italian :) and our chef were great and entertaining! We had a great time and the food was good. I'd say that it was especially fun for our grandchildren--they brought their books, but never opened them because there was so much to watch! They loved the onion volcano!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This Benihana was excellent! The staff was friendly and very welcoming. The chef was extremely entertaining and easy to chat with during the cooking. We had a five year old and he was entertained and well fed! Overall great experience.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Although the food was good 😊 our service was mediocre my family and I were celebrating my birthday and our server wasn't tentative and we were left for long periods of time without getting checked on and we never even got our picture for that evening. Not to mention that almost everything we asked for we were told that it was sold out! I have celebrated my birthday there the past three years and this year I wasn't pleased with our service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our experience at Benihana was a decent one. We booked at table at 4:45PM, and were sat at just about 5:00 PM. My wife ordered the Chicken and Shrimp, I had the Yakisoba.\n\nThe food was good, and the table side cooking was fun as expected. Our only complaint was that it took almost 2 hours to have dinner. We know that the experience takes longer than other meals, but tables that were sat after we were sat had eaten and left before our food was done being prepared. I don't know if this was the fault of our chef, our server, or something in between.\n\nStill, we had fun, and enjoyed the food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a larger group - 4 Adults and 7 kids. We enjoyed our meal very much, the kids were licking their plates clean. It did however take us 20 minutes past our reservation time to get seated, and then it was another hour before the chef came out, but once he began we were enthralled! Our kids were amazed (ages 1-9) We had a lot of laughs and tons of fun. Will go back someday for sure!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very great chef, great ambiance and amazing food. The service was top notch and prompt. The chef was very entertaining and the food was amazing. Benihana is a little pricey but it's always worth it. Make sure to reserve through open table. I give this place 4.5 stars, great night!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good. Not sure it was totally worth the cost, but a good show and decent food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good restaurant, with a varied menu and nice atmosphere

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Orlando International drive service was not good. The waitress roo slow, difficult to talk too because it was noisy and I had to repeat 3-4 times everything. The tea never came and we have to ask several times for it, the ice cream was the same. Rush to charge but bad service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My visits to Benihana are normally for special occasions, but this time, I went for lunch. Their prices are extremely reasonable for lunch (hibachi) and there was still plenty of food. I did not eat the sashimi but my mother said it was delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was good the service great.... Always fun be sure you get a reservation it's always crowded if you don't get there before 5

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love this place. Love the unique Dining experience, great Good. It is a fun place with great food and people.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and service was very good, but the cook can be great if he interact with the customer a bit more.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food...fun place! Price for the food you get was good

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I thought that the service was spectacular, food was good, could be better. As for the noise level, you couldn't really hear the person next to you. But overall, great experience, I would definitely recommend to a friend or family member.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was delicious,but the service wasn't. Especially when we were seated before another table but they were served before us. That almost made us get up and leave,the only reason we stayed was we drove from Sanford,deltona ,and other areas because it was a birthday dinner for my wife, but other then that it was good

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service was very good for a holiday full house they did an amazing job handling the tables and service. Much appreciated.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have visited Benihana in other cities, so this is not my first experience and I will compare it to other Benihana experiences. Though I booked my table 90 minutes early, it was not ready and had to wait an additional 25 mins, this is expected in Orlando. Be ready for it. We were a family of 5 and were seated at a table with 4 additional people, absolutely uncomfortable. I would not even pull my chair to the table. Ridiculous seating. Next comes the Chef. Kenny. As i have said I have been to Benihana 4-5 times before not my first experience. The chef had our orders correct. I asked him to make my food spicy, he refused! He asked the host to provide spicy sauce, and she provided Teriyaki sauce. I asked her did she have any spicy sauce like Siracha sauce. She did find and provided it. I may be picky with my food, but I expect to get the same service for the price I pay which is not cheap in Orlando. Next on the preparations. The food was bland...Blah! sorry for this kind of money I could have gone to a much cheaper place in the same vicinity and had much better quality of food. Maybe it was just the chef!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always , Benihana was spectacular . Good food, good service..

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My visit was with my family and it was first exerience for my daughter.\nShe enjoyed everything very much.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were forced to wait 45 minutes to be seated despite our reservation, as were several other patrons. The food was delicious and our chef was amazing but the wait put an initial damper on the mood.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our first trip to Benihana's is going to be our last. It was the worst meal and experience we've had at a restaurant in a very long time. Kobe's Steakhouse is going to be the only hibachi we stick with now and it has a much greater value. Benihana's was incredibly expensive for what we were given. We paid $76 for only two people! You're up-charged for fried rice so we went with steamed rice, which wasn't even given to us until we asked for it. We were given the rice at the end of the meal when it was time for dessert. Noodles aren't even a part of the meal and must be purchased separately. Green tea is part of the course meal that I ordered and I had to ask for it at the end as well or else I would not have been given it. The quality of the food was very low, my wife's chicken and steak were still raw, and everything was simply cooked with just butter. Only the noodles were given a little soy sauce immediately before being served to us. We had to ask for the ice cream, which was part of the 6 course meal, and it came out melted. Our server was almost non-existent the entire time and when we were given a refill of our water, it was filled with something else that we're not sure what it was.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Mediocre experience. Our chef forgot the dipping sauces for our food. Those really make a difference. Our waitress still suggested a 22% tip despite the error. She was not the most attentive. Would go to the Benihana at a different location. Ext time.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice place but your clothes and hair will smell afterwards

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nasty people in the front desk as a hostess. I made a reservation and get to be seat 30 past the reservation time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Family Christmas dinner for the third year in a row. Never disappoints. Wonderful food, fantastic service & Joseph our Chef was brilliant entertainment. Would definitely recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good was fantastic! Very enjoyable. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service was great. The chef was a great experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Server and wonderful cook - food was great and fun to watch it being prepared

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had dinner at Benihana while in town visiting the parks during the winter season. Our chef Cyril did a great job cooking for us while keeping us entertained. We will definitely be back in the future.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is the third time we have visited Orlando in the past four years. Each time (every other year) we have had a meal here (one lunch/two dinners). Each and every time we have had a stellar experience. Everything we have eaten and drunk has been delicious. The show by the chef is great. The restaurant itself is beautiful. In a word; perfect.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was excellent and servers were nice but 2.5 hours is too long

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our experience was disappointing. My wife and I left our kids with their grandparents, hoping we could enjoy the restaurant by ourselves. \nWe were aware that\nwe would share our table with other people, since we were a party of only two. However, the restaurant paired us with a family with 3 young kids. We were even embarrassed to order wine, since there were kids by our side. Because we were a couple, it would seem more suitable if they had put us in a table with other adults.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Celebrated early Christmas at Benihana with my family. Service was slow but manager came over and explained that the server was new (it was a busy Friday night) and alittle over whelmed so he (manager) helped service our table. It's because of that kind of service that I will return to this restaurant. Food was good and the at table chef was great - funny.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our first visit to a Benihana restaurant and we honestly will never come back. The food was a flavorless slacking seasoning and the sauces were sub par. The portions were small and overpriced. They charge to fry your rice for you..who does that? We were so disappointed with our experience that when we came home we went to our local Kobe and were completely satisfied. Our bill was literally $50 less than at Benihana and we had more food than we could eat that was full of flavor and much better service.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was tough. Meat was cheap. Vegetables were nearly all onions. Waitress forgot desert. \n\nChef was truly kid friendly and represented the restaurant well. \n\nI generally give good reviews but cannot do so this time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Benihana is always tasty and fun! We always enjoy our dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great time with the family for my daughters birthday. We had a fun time with our Chef Navi! She was full of jokes and a little dancing too. Thanks for a memorable evening, and we will be back in the future. BTW, this location is newer and fresher than your Lake Buena Vista location.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Arrived just on time and the waitting was not more than 5 min\nAmazing service and food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I enjoy visiting Benihana at least once a month the experience and food is always GREAT!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our chef, Freddy was so much fun great food! And Gilbert, our host took great care of us! Thank you!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was excellent. Chef was very friendly. Food was very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the best Japanese restaurants with excellent service and food. Will go more often.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food. First visit. Attentive staff. Great chef,Lu.\nGood lunch prices. Will definitely return

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great time had by all. Excellent food with gluten free options for me as well as the entire family enjoying a superb meal

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

My family made an open table reservation for 8:45 pm. We were informed when we walked in that they were 20 minutes behind schedule. After 45 minutes we still had not been seated. It appeared that the hostesses were seating people based on the more they complained. We were seated at 10:00 pm and we ordered within a few minutes. It took 10 minutes to get drinks. When our chef finally arrived he told us how overworked the staff was and that 'they overbook every weekend'. Not sure we will be back anytime soon.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a party of 9, and were not impressed. Our cook did not interact with the table at all. Will not go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent as usual! Can't wait t come Back again! Great food great service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

we always have a great time at benihana\nyummy food and great service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Have been to this Benihana on I Drive several times and always leave satisfied with the food and the service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have been to other Benihana locations on multiple occasions with our 8 year old. She loves to go for the entertainment. Unfortunately on Monday night, there was none. We had Thinh. He was a very nice guy, but he did not perform at all. We instead all watched the table next to us that was throwing knives, shrimp tails, salt shakers, and making volcanoes on the table. All we got was 1 small volcano at the end of the meal. The sushi was delicious, the food itself was over salted, with all the soy sauce that is used, we were surprised to see the chef adding table salt to the veggies and meats. It definitely didn't need it. We live in Boston and have a local Japanese hibachi place, Misono. We will stick to Misono and visit STK next time in Orlando. Overall the staff was very friendly and our waitress was nice and attentive as was Thinh, just didn't perform at all!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had a reservation an called ahead because I was running late and still had to wait 30 minutes to get seated and another 30 minutes for setup and for the waiter to take our order. I was very dissapointed with the overall service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place to eat staff was friendly and service was awesome

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent experience will return!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

8 pm reservation - seated at 8:15 - server first arrived at 8:25 then we finally got a glass of water on the table by 8:40. 40 minutes for a glass of water? The food/chef was fantastic but all other service was a big ZERO.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was good. Our cooking table was a little overcrowded. We were a party of 4, and were seated with 5 other guests. 8 should really be the maximum per table in my opinion. However, the food was excellent, as well as the entertainment provided by the chef.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A very typical hibachi steak house, nothing much to set it apart from any other. Good food, good service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a much better experience than on our last visit.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

food was good but took way too long for preparation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This Japanese restaurant is likely a cut above your local joint in your home town. I found the food to be very good - tasting chicken, steak and shrimp. Kid and allergy friendly. Must get reservations.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Poor reception team. Inattentive and inexperienced...needed more training. Strange cancelation policy, suspect its designed to avoid Open Table 'points' charges

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a great time with my wife and younger kid, place is nice, food is excellent. How ever the service needs to improve a little.\n\nBut overall was really good for a family time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great time as we had a group of 7 and this gave us an entire table. We ate well and service was very good as well.\nHighly recommend!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good and the price point was much lower than expected. Wait time even with a reservation was outrageous.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

food was great. Service was decent - had to wait a bit for someone to come around to inquire about our drinks. We had a reservation for 10. Table really seats 9 comfortably. 10 was tight. Despite having a reservation, we still had to wait about 15 minutes. Then, we didn't get our order taken until about another 20-30 minutes after that. The chef appeared to be running late to the table I can only assume.\n\nFood was good and as come to expected from Benihana. People were nice.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have been big fans of Benihana and last nights experience was a huge disappointment. We had 7:15 reservations and were not seated until 7:40. We had to find and call over the waiter anytime we needed sometime. The chef we had was very lack luster and not what you would expect stay restaurant like this. Huge disappoint all around. We will not be returning to this location.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our hibachi chef really went out of his way to entertain us; he was one of the best I've had in 30 years of this style of dining. The sushi appetizer was probably the stand out for me food wise. It was creatively and beautifully presented. Overall a highly recommended establishment.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The only problem we had was they were 45 minutes behind on their reservations. Our chef was funny and did a great job.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing service and food. Well recommended. Ask for Antonio, the server and Freddy, the chef. Best team ever.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server and assistant server was really nic . They made us laugh and enjoy our nigh . We are still taking about our experience from that night and it is all good talkh . We are still taking about our experience from that night and it is all good talk..I do not recall the cook name but she was African American and her assistant name was Benzi (not sure)

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our chef was very boring, he didn't talk to us much, and wasn't very friendly. His name was Thinh. He was the worst chef we have ever had. There were even people at the table who hadn't eaten at Benihana's and he didn't really show any type of reaction. Worst experience ever. Won't be back.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

For the money I spent I expected the service to be a whole lot better. We went there on a birthday date and we booked a reservation and we sat down in a timely manner but then we were not even noticed by a waiter for 30 minutes. We finally ordered and the chef didn't come to cook our food for another 45 minutes. An hour and 15 minutes later after we are seated we finally are eating. The food was ok but for a meal for two for a special occasion at a very nice restaurant I expected so much more. We left very unhappy. Next time I will just go to another restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I found every single person we interacted with, went out of their way to make our dining experience fun and memorable!\nI was hesitant to go with our 2 and 4 year old - but they both LOVED the experience and the food.\nWe were enjoying a family reunion and they even took and gave a group photo - WE LOVED THIS!\nThanks to all the great folks at Benihana for a great experience !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beni Hana is my favorite restaurant. I have been to 14 different ones. Hope to visit more. I love the hot Sake and the food. Absolutely delicious. I always take visitors to BH. Anchorage, Alaska is my ultimate one to visit.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Looked up Beni's before the trip when time to go Siri took us to Pointe Orlando, a cluster of restaurants/shops, and kept saying arrived. Asked people where the place could be no one had a clue not even a valet person it became a nightmare when after calling the restaurant multiple times explaining were from out of town and lost they couldn't really explain where they were the 4th call to the restaurant I was told to look for a place named the Blu Fountain they were across the street from them and 1st thing I Google the place and nothing! Place never heard of! 5th call to Beni's told may be too far down and oh we're not really on International Drive as Maps And Google has our actual address is on Crossland...what?! Crazy. So after getting yet more unsure directions from yet another employee we pay for our wasted parking garage stall and head back down International Dr. Take the suggested turn to be right in front of a security guarded resort of some kind and the security guard explained there was a restaurant inside the place with the word blu In it but nothing close the the word Fountain you had to have a pass to enter the area. He hadn't ever heard of Benihannas and after he looked it up we found it was a few feet away within the round about parking lot. So much trouble. We were an hour late for our reservation that was for 8 I explained the sitch and a girl said 'are you the one that kept calling' yes. Please honor our reservation. Told had a large party but would seat us right after. 5 groups later we were sat. Chef took forever to start and to cook food. They started cleaning up around us and I asked who would be available to sing my daughter happy birthday well staff did sing in an empty restaurant with just us and the 3 strangers they sat with us. Can't say things don't happen and overall our trip was flawless this could be looked at as minor but with all the competing restaurants in Orlando I wouldn't waste my time going to them again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fun place to eat. Staff friendly and competent. The location was easy to find and the bill was easy to understand. Great experience for a night on the town.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was excellent as was the selection of drinks. Gets busy at night so make a reservation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The only thing I was not happy about was that it took so long to get our cook to our table. They actually cooked at a table that came in after us first. It turned into over a 2 hour lunch. Other than that, the food was great. I will definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This visit was a birthday surprise for my wife. We had a great meal, lots of entertainment from the chef and two versions of Happy Birthday sung to her. We even got two pictures taken of us. Great place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always great food and a buzzing atmosphere \n\nSeeing the lovely fresh ingredients cooked in front of you enhances the overall experience

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

They were very busy and crammed 9 people at our table. Made the experience uncomfortable. Bumped elbows all through dinner. Will go to the Benihana at Lake Buena Vista next time.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Not impressed with the food. Value is not there. I have been to other restaurants like this one and actually thought they served more

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Chateaubriand was excellent! The chef was very professional and prepared everyone's meal to perfection!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food, entertainment, service and atmosphere. Always a good time watching the chefs. Kids are given special attention by the Chefs.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always enjoyable and entertaining. The food is always very tasty. A good time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A fun place to be and the food is cooked right in front of you. Kids love it. And, the food is very tasty. It really fits in with an Orlando vacation. A highlight for everyone

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a fun time. Food is cooked right in front of you along with an entertaining show by the chef. Food is always tasty. Full Bar

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A fun place that offers very good food. Kids enjoy the Chefs at the table. Entertaining for adults too

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It is fun to watch the Chefs cook and perform in front of you. The food is delicious. The service is very attentive and friendly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a fun place whether you are being entertained by Chefs at a table or watching the Sushi chefs. Erica waited on us and she was great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great entertainment watching the chef! Food was cooked perfectly. Service was impeccable. Highly recommend reservations.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

food and atmosphere was excellent, however i had asked for a real fun, funny chef because we had some kids there, he was skilled but didnt really have a fun personality, which i had asked for. Overall an excellent experience for the people who had never been there before!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The smell in the air was terrible... I felt sick...

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Joseph, our chef, gave us a very special evening. Great food en good fun! We came back for the second time that weekend!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and the show is always great, we were a bit disappointed by the speed of the server. It was a bit slow, when he was there he was very pleasant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Been here several times before but our experience last week lacked the energy and theatre of previous teppanyaki dining.\n\nThe steamed rice was delivered a long time before the meat was cooked and consequently was cold, as were the vegetables. a shame really as it is a change from usual american cuisine and I felt its cooking methods are much more healthy. But it did not hit the spot.\n\nMight try again, perhaps wait to see what other diners say in their reviews.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Found this location to be extremely noisy prohibiting conversation. I looked around and found that you have the 'open ceiling' concept which contributes significantly to the noise level. So noisy, in fact, had to strain to hear the waitress and the chef. I would recommend this for someone that was looking for the 'experience' but there is nothing else to set this apart from anywhere else in the area.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Just going to Benihana's is a special occasion!\nGreat interaction with table chef really helps kids try new stuff - even persuades the adults to try things they used to be scared of!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This particular visit was right after Hurricane Matthew plowed through FL. It was a get away weekend for us (from Jacksonville, FL). We met up w/some friends who live in Deltona, FL. \n\nMy sweetie & I try to go to this Benihana's almost every time we go to Orlando (which is about 8 times a year). Our last visit was over 4th of July weekend. This visit there were 6 of us dining & we enjoyed the meal. We had arrived about half an hour prior to our reservation & only had about a 15 minute wait. We were seated in the back corner & were joined w/another couple.\n\nOur friends hadn't been to a Benihana's in years (the last time they visited a Benihana's was when they were station in Hawaii over 10 years ago). Meals were plentiful & the server was attentive. I was not impressed w/our chef. Not on par w/the preparation or the entertainment we were used to from previous visits.\n\nThis will not deter our visits to Benihana's. It is still one of our favorite restaurants when we visit.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was the worse service was bad and the waiter didn't leave my table till he got the tip he wanted us to give him never again I rather go to kobe steak house or mizu then go back to this spot

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We go to benihana when we can as there isn't one close to where we live.good is always predictably good and reasonably priced. This was our first visit to this location. Waiter and chef were exceptionally friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend it.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

The worst experience of my life being a loyal customer for 7 years. Made reservations for 9pm got seated at 930pm being the shortage of chefs. Once seated had to wait literally an hour before the chef actually came at the table, by this time we are all a bit agitated at the table. Did not see our waiter at all after he brought out the drinks and appetizers. The chef Phi was a nice guy but the food was disgusting. Not enough seasoning and everything was rushed. Just a terrible terrible experience. I rather eat at a mediocre restaurant like sushi sake or kobe's now! The amount of money we paid at this restaurant did not meat expectations at all and I am very pissed!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We made reservations for 9:30p and our chef didn't come to the table until 10:30p! We were served drinks and appetizers in between, and the service was good, but timing was poor.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food and service was good! They cooked ALOT OF FOOD

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This restaurant is tons of fun to visit with family and friends. The servers and chefs are excellent!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The chef buzzed through the meal, even though there was a young fellow that was watching and liking him make his food. Surprised they omit the salad and the sprouts but did not cut the price...and an extra charge for fried rice??come on! The value for the price is getting lower and lower and the price even higher.\nWe go there because we like the sauces they use, ginger and mustard (especially - where others now use something like creamy French dressing - awful). The filet mignon was good and cooked correctly. The veggies were few and not nicely chopped and grilled - too much grease.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our chef was Navi and she is a mess. She needs further training, the food was not good at all and we are Benihana fans. We have been at that location before and always had a good experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was what it was.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

I must say that I was quit disappointed. I had reservations for February 14, at 5:30( which was canceled without my knowledge, had to reschedule for 5:15) ; When my guest & I were seated, we noticed the lack of personal space the customers were given, instead of the usual eight chairs to a table, there were ten. Besides the uncomfort of practically sitting on the person next to you, we also noticed the treatment of the other customers at our table compared to ones like my guest and I. I'm not sure if your company makes a habit of unequal treatment toward African-Americans, but I can assure you that I do not intend to find out. This being only my second experience at this establishment ( & possibly my last) I was definitely not impressed. This was the worst, most uncomfortable & insulting Valentine's Day I have ever experienced.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Cook top was broken and we had to wait 45 min for it to heat up and then they switched our table to one that works.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Have eaten here multiple times. This time was a great disappointment. From haughty and rude hostesses, slow and inattentive waitstaff, to clearly a overworked chef, our evening was awful. We arrived about 5 minuted prior to our reservation and were given a buzzer. About 10 minutes into our wait, my son noticed that the buzzer's blinking light was not blinking. He approached the hostess who essentially ignored him. We continued to wait until we saw parties that clearly arrived after we did getting seated. The hostess said that they buzzed (our buzzer did not go off) and called our name (we were standing right there) and that we would need to go back at the end of the line. However, after some heated discussion, she agreed to 'accommodate us' (after a wait 40 minutes after our reserved time) by seating us next. After our waitress appeared, drinks took another 15 minutes and my drink order was incorrect when it arrived. I returned to the bar myself and the bartender made my drink as requested without any questions. Another 20 minutes later, a clearly overworked chef arrived who was pleasant, efficient and accommodating, but clearly tired. The usual Benihana dinner and a show was halfhearted. Almost 3 hours after we first arrived, we left having had a very unsatisfactory yet pricey meal and an overall frustrating experience. This was our second mediocre experience at this Benihana and we will not be back. We may try the other Benihana in Orlando (at the Hilton) since the kids love it so much, but my advice is to save your money on this one.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

First time returning to Benihana in a while. We made a reservation and when we got there, they had a mix up with our reservation time. Turns out the girl who checked us in didn't understand that we had already made a reservation. Our waiter kept disappearing. Our glasses ran empty several times. The cook really tried to give a great performance but she mixed up the orders and over cooked the food. For the service and food we received at the price Benihana charges, I don't think we'll be returning any time soon if at all.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was quite a bit of a wait before our Chef/Cook came out. Our waitress was overwhelmed. There was a shift change, so our waitress left and was replaced by a waiter. The staff was non-attentive. Our table was not clean, so we asked twice that the table area be cleaned since our food was going to be cooked where we were seated. It is not the BEST Benihana's I have been to but I like it better than the one in BuckHead, Georgia. I just think they were quite disorganized here and it was a bit of a disappointment because, it was a special occasion. They need to do a better job. I won't be coming back here.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

had received a promotional email for Orlando Dining month so decided to choose this restaurant which was on the list as it seemed to offer the kind of specialised, intimate dining that I was looking for.\n\nI prebooked online for 19:00 and my husband and arrived shortly before that hoping to have time for pre-dinner drinks and to peruse the menu.\n\nWell, when we walked in there was music blaring out so loud that when I announced myself to one of the three women stood at the podium I had to repeat myself by shouting out my name to her. We got no greeting, no smile, no menu just a pager shoved in my hand and told to come back when it went off. We were not shown to the bar, offered pre-dinner drinks or given any menus to read.\n\nI went back to my disabled husband who was sat on a chair by the door and he pointed out to me that there appeared to be only huge tables with groups of people sat around with a chef making a big show of cooking for them all at the same time.\n\nThis was not at all the fine dining we had expected/wanted and looked more like a school/works canteen - absolutely dreadful! When I asked one of the girls where our table was she pointed to one of the big tables.\n\nWhen I told her that that was not what I wanted she said I could have a small table at the bar 'same food without the show' - a very 'take it or leave it'attitude.\n\nWe chose to leave it and walked out - they lost about $100 worth of our custom. \n\nWe were shown no courtesy, received no welcome and certainly not treated as valued customers.\n\nDo NOT go there unless you want rude staff and noisy, uncomfortable surroundings!!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

My family attended on my wife's birthday on 9/24. We waited over 45 minutes for our cook to come out. The food was salty. We felt uncomfortable because my wife has a shell fish allergy. Everyone was notified well in advanced but since the chef was not informed. He made the seafood last and made everyone else wait for their food. They could've easily had it made in the kitchen for everyone. And one last thing. Get rid of that mustard sauce and get some white sauce. I'll probably come back if you do.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

They took over and hour to seat us , and when they finally did, when I asked the waitress for another margarita, she said to me verbatim '' you've already had two, you don't think that's enough?'' . never in my life have I had such an awful experience. it was my birthday and I regret choosing this restaurant. the hibachi chef we had named Le was amazing however. if it weren't for him, we would have left before the meal was even completed. they claimed they couldn't seat us right away because 2 ppl from my reservation hadn't arrived yet. and when I told them they weren't coming we had to wait another 30 mins. the hostesses were rude with the exception of one young lady who tried her best to be helpful.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have been celebrating birthdays at Benihana for 30 years. This was the worst ever. They were understaffed so the reservation didn't matter as we had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. The vents were not working so the entire time the smoke blew into my husband's face. Not going back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Kenzoe was so much fun, our server. We had a fantastic time!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

on magical dining the appetizer was awful and the waitress was terrible

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had an amazing time when my fiancé and I went for magical dining. Chef 'Navi' was AMAZING. She made us feel so comfortable and welcome; and the food was delicious! As an extreme foodie, I was very pleased with the taste and presentation of the night. The server was a bit lackluster but other than that, our night was great. We will be back even after magical dining!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Overpriced and the quality of the food was average. Booked a table and still had to wait. Good entertainment value though

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very good meal and Chef was very entertaining. One slight problem the\nrestaurant was on cold side ...it was quite cold out and it seemed to be quite breeze inside

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a wonderful dinner. The chef was very entertaining. The food was delicious!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great Japanese food! They are a little fancier that most Japanese restaurants and that is part of what I love about it. The menu selection is fabulous. Wait staff are very friendly, could be a little more attentive but it was very busy when we were there. If you want a quiet dining experience this is not the place for you.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The portions are huge. Excellent food. We went for magical dining month in Orlando. Lots of food for the price Best lobster in town.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We made reservations for a friend's birthday. \nFrom the beginning the staff was very welcoming an accommodating to our needs. We had asked for a teppan table and also had brought a small cake to surprise the birthday girl, and they were happy to help us with all of that.\nI have a shellfish allergy and the server and cook were very conscious and cautious very the preparation of the dishes.\nJoseph was our cook and he was excellent! He was very funny and interactive. The server was extremely pleasant but seamed to be overwhelmed with things (our table and other tables), nevertheless she kept a smile on her face at all times.\nAt the end of the meal she brought my friend her cake and even cut it for everybody to have a piece!\nWe had a wonderful time!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very consistent great place to enjoy with friends. It may be a chain but we know what we will receive in food quantity especially when you are out of town.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Restaurant was very clean & friendly with great food & service - be sure to make advanced reservations - it was very full & busy starting at 6pm

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

what once was a nice place for special occasions and long, enjoyable evenings, is now filled with screaming kids, running everywhere, disrupting the cooks, and made our $100.00+ dinner, miserable. we still have money on a gift card that we will never use. we were first set with two drunl parents and a teething, screaming, baby. we asked to be moved and they set us beside thesame family, so we asked to be moved a third time and were told it would be 45 minutes, so after appetisers we had in the bar, we left. Never to return. The manager said he couldn't help it, well Maggiano's did. they set families with young children in another half of their restaurant, and adults and families with older children, on the other side. our second dinner for the night was quiet, and enjoyable and even cheaper. so if one can do it, all restaurants should. Benihana should discourage families with young children, since the meal can take over an hour, or at least sit them in another area.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Bland food. I will always pick any hibachi place over Benihana. Luckily our chef was entertaining and service was great. The food was sooooo boring. Really, it had no flavor and we never got our ice cream that came with the meal. :(

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

First time revisiting a Benihana since I left SF, worst dissapointment. I have visited several Japanese restairants none compare to this from the deplorable wait staff, tasteless food to the most iunimaginative cook. Needless to say we will never ever think of Benihana as a dining option.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

A specialty restaurant that is not too special. Considering the hibachi style of cooking the steak was tough and the chef mediocre at best.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We always promised our children to have one of their birthdays at my sister's favorite restaurant (Benihana) in S Florida. We couldn't wait for that day to come. An for my son's 19th birthday we made an on line reservation finally for six people. For us that was a dream come true. It took us about 1 hour to go there. And we get there they ask us to wait for 10 to 20 mns more before they can assign a table to us. (not right). we had to speak out, let them know that we had a reservation. When we finally got the table, it looks like we got a new chef that did not know exactly knew what she was doing. Food was ok. We where wrong to expect great food, great entertainment, memorable family time at one of the best well known restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We ate off the Orlando Magical Dining and it was great the food was cooked perfectly. The thing that could have been better was the refills of drinks.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our waitress and cook were great. We had a great time

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Cy was great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Sammy was an outstanding server and Joseph was our chef and he was amazing as well. We were celebrating our son's 10th birthday, and he was so impressed that he insisted in giving $10.00 of his own birthday to Sammy for a tip :)\nWe will definitely be back!!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The server was the worst I have ever had at this type of restaurant. My wife did talk with the manager afterwards. We got seated and she took our orders. Took almost 15 minutes to get drinks which were mostly waters. Then she starts bringing out salad, soup, appetizers and the next thing we know here comes the cook. She did not have his dishes for sauces or rice ready. He had to go and get his own. Every time she took something from you or filled your drink she would reach in front of your face, never once said pardon me or may I. She almost knocked over my water twice. Spilled rice on my daughter. Almost knocked my daughters glasses off her face. Then when it came time to pay the bill she had to hoover over you while you made your tip while reminding you that she and the cook have to split it. Most people don't want you hovering over them when you pay your bill let alone tell you that you are giving them enough tip basically. The cook was awesome but she was awful! We have been there before and not sure we would ever go back. It was table 16 on Friday, 9/09 @ 6:30.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our cook was inexperienced and had no idea what she was doing. My family and I are a frequent dinners at Benihana and we honestly have never experienced such mediocrity. She put raw eggs on the rice, confused all of the orders, had to put the meat on and off the stove. It was just a disaster. Never go to this Benihana !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food. Great chef.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

The worst experience ever! It took over an hour before we were seated and given a chef. The chef seem to have no idea on how to prepare food and it was awful. I would never finish saying all the bad things that happened at this place but I will say please please please dont go.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

This location has gone down in service and food quality. Each time we go in the cooking order is different and not as it should be. This time the chef came to make the main course when we had not even been served our salad. The shrimp appetizer was done almost at the end of the meal. The onions were put on the grill at the same time the zucchini but were the last item off the grill. My daughter and I had the Benihana excellence and the chef did the steak with a little teriyaki sauce and then did the steak for every other person. Then went back and got the green onions and added soy sauce on them and did not know who got them. The mushrooms were after all the other meats and he had no idea who got them or what should be on them. My husband had Rocky's Choice and the chef thinly sliced the chicken instead of cutting it into cubes. We have been going to Benihana's for over 26 years and had really excellent food and service but this location has been a disappointment the last four or five times we have gone resulting in our decision to go to another location the next time we want to have a good meal. It is a real shame this location does not follow the standards of the Benihana image.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very satisfied

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

We arrived and were seated immediately. We waited for the chef for 45mins. My husband is allergic to mushrooms, which we told our server when he took our order. He neglected to tell the chef, who never asked and just cooked the mushrooms into my husbands teriaki chicken. The chef burned the rice, vegetables and meat. We barely touched our food, my son couldn't eat because the food was burnt. My husband wasn't charged for his food, but we paid for the burnt food. Very disappointing.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Renato was an amazing and entertaining chef. The food was delicious.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had an 8:15 reservation for our anniversary. We arrived on time and waited be seated. Our party of 2 was called with 3 other parties, the number in each party was called as well as the last name. \nWhen we made it to our table, everyone was seated but us. One of the parties that was a walk in said he had a party of 4 but decided to add 2 people, because they sat down before us we were left out wth no seat. \nThe hostess stated the man added to his party and even though we had a reservation, she was not going to seat them elsewhere. We left the restaurant, I have never been treated so poorly. The wait for nearby restaurants was an hour. All we were offered was a new reservation for the following day.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food! Benihana has been a family favorite for us for years!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Sadly, I have to give low reviews for the service and value of food.\nThe show was great. Typical Japanese Steakhouse show. The food was good as well. The problem we had was when we received the check. There was an additional $3.95 charge. When I inquired this to our server, he said it was for the fried rice (my wife had fried rice, I had steamed) This was not told to us prior when we ordered our food. The server states 'would you like steamed rice or fried with your meal'? When someone says fried, it should be told that there is an additional $4 charge for this. They don't charge extra for fried rice at Kobe and that is where we will be going from now on.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fun evening, good food, great chef. The server (Anthony?) before the chef was great with the pre-service (drinks, soup, salad except one member of our party had to ask for his drink 3 times-a beer) but he didn't remember the 5th and 6th courses of those meals (green tea and ice cream and seemed to forget to bring them 2 times. It took us longer to leave for this reason and the front staff kept coming to look at us - like 5 times - which was VERY uncomfortable. Especially for the expense of the meal and that the delay was not our fault. So basically, pretty good service before the chef, great chef & food, but bad service after the chef finished.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great dining experience for young and old alike. \nSome of the Teryaki cooking antics were fun, and was a great experience for the youngest of our group.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Took my parents here for their first time ever and we will definitely be coming back!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Filthy floors covered in food, impossibly to get a drink from the bar, slow service, cook was great and very funny but would never go back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our visit was great. The chef and waitress were very friendly. Chef Orlando was very interactive with us. I recommend the hibachi shrimp, grilled onions, and white rice with the ginger sauce.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was much larger than I thought it would be very nice very clean very neat everyone very nice very loud very very loud fun and the food was good

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our chef was quiet, but amazing and had a great sense of humor. He wasn't just frills and thrills, he was fun to watch, AND had great cooking skills. We are 6-generations Floridian, drove in from Jax, stayed at Floridays resort, and just a great family holiday experience at your restaurant! 🎄🌴🌴🎄

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was okay. Nothing special. While the cooking demo was good and my 9 year old nephew enjoyed it, for the other members of the party who were there for the first time, the experience would have been more authentic with an Asian Chef.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was excellent as always! Will be visiting again soon.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our chef Cyril was the best, you must ask to be placed at his table!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was little bit lazy and our cheff was not in the mood to make the usual accrobacies we are used to enjoy when going to Benihana.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Enjoyed spending a birthday evening there. Great for groups.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Normally too pricy but with the Birthday coupon it was a good value.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The cheff, Japanese this time, was excellent, explaining everything, an really funny.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was outstanding! I could cut my filet with a fork. Our server forgot to come around and refill water glasses and we sat for awhile with dirty dishes in front of us. Our 'chef' mumbled through his presentation, so it was hard to here his jokes. He 'played' towards the little kids that were there with another family and they were to young to get his jokes - thus it made it hard for my family, with teenagers, to hear him. There wasn't fancy knife works as I have experienced before and when he was tossing food items into his cap he missed a few times. As this was a first time for my family, they enjoyed it as they didn't know what they were missing. The excellent food made up for the lack of performance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our chef Thranke (sorryabout the spelling) was excellent and very funny. We had a great time. Definitely recommend for group outing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish! Food, chef and waiter were all exceptional and we all thoroughly enjoyed!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was bland and they were overpriced. They really need white sauce

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Chef was funny, most of the time. Food was good. Like the fresh service of food. Maybe try two chefs to help with time

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Reservation was not on time. We had to wait. It started to rain and the roof started to leak. We were getting wet at the table, let the hostess know about it, she didn't make an effort.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I wrote a review on tripadvisor about our experience. Chef was a woman with name beginning with R. She should not be a chef at your restaurant. She couldn't cut food properly, playing with the food too much and didn't cook meat fully. Steak was raw, food was bland, shrimp was cut wrong, and she didn't portion the food evenly between guests.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and service!!!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Made reservation, still had to wait. Food seemed old. Server was never around. Not a very good experience especially for the high price.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nice, clean restaurant, good place to celebrate special occasions.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nothing stood out. I was hopeful for a b Ed there experience. The chef was not very engaging.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This location is very nice and well lit. The staff is very nice and attentive.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I absolutely this place, however my experience was unpleasant due to the fact that arrived an hour prior to closing. The food was great as always just feel the chef did a rush job and didn't really interact with the table...that away from the whole benihana experience is all about

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The waitress had more energy than the cook. He seemed to just go through the motions of what he wss expected to do. Food was cooked well though.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great night and fab Service Chef kept us fully entertained Server was very efficient

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Chef had a great sense of humor and waitress was extremely friendly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a party of 7 with ages ranging from 4 to 55. Everyone enjoyed the delicious food. More importantly, we were all very entertained by Chef Fredy!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was good and staff was friendly. Steak and scallops overcooked. With so many places to choose from I would probably not return.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good experience

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was great and the chef did well with our kids keeping them entertained. They even liked the food, and they can be pretty picky.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

As frequent fans and customers we were very disappointed. We invited some friends that had never been to Benihana's and the preparation was so very different from what we were used to. We were also served smaller portions than other guest and when we complained the fried rice was offered to the wrong people. We expected better.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have been to this restaurant before and loved it. This time was AWFUL!! We had reservations and were seated quickly but waited a long time to be served our drinks. Our hibachi chef was very inexperienced and kept touching the raw chicken then stirring the rice with the same spatula with no cleaning in between:( THEN he started sneezing over and over. I'm not kidding when I say he sneezed at least 15-20 times before he excused himself, leaving our food to turn crispy on the grill. We are not big complainers so we paid the bill and left. Not surprising, our chef was walking out in front of us:( we will not be going back anytime soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fun show and delicious meal. Perfect night out. Fantastic waiter and chef!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were celebrating our son and daughter's October birthdays. The service was amazing and the entire team helped us celebrate in style!!! Delicious meal and so much fun!!! Highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the Orlando area and want a great night out!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Hadn't been to Benihana in decades. Food was okay, nothing spectacular. Chef's show seems a little less enthusiastic than I remember. Overall was good but as always a bit pricey.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Obviously understaffed. Took over 3.5 hrs to have food cocked and eat after orders placed.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Despite the reservation, we waited 40 min , the service was not good. Good only with a group maximum 8 people.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and ambience was great - seafood and steak were excellent. \nHad a reservation and still waited over an hour to get in - wasn't impressed by the front desk at all. \nExperience is worth it though.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great service! Food is excellent! I would definitely visit again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a great meal. The kids live the action and we enjoyed the chef performance. We visited whilst on holiday and we will go back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

They don't have shrimp sauce. They charge extra for fried rice. Both were disappointing. The food was fresh and very good otherwise.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Like a lot of people I have grown tired of the usual tricks and one liners that chef's use at hibachi restaurants. However, Chef Justin was funny, entertaining, engaging and offered fresh material that made our dining experience very enjoyable.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Exactly what you would expect from a teppanyaki restaurant. Nothing more. The same flight was the best thing about it.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was very good. I expected more of a little show rather than just cooking.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was amazing!! Service was slow but it was a packed weekend in Orlando

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had an enjoyable evening and my children had fun, too! The food was good and we left feeling satisfied.\nI would have liked a cocktail, but the prices were way too high. Our server was very friendly\nand helpful. Her name is Toi.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

What a great time. We enjoyed talking to our table mates from New York and dinner was absolutely fabulous. Very timely, very tasty, reasonably cost. I would suggest they buy the Joyce's type of food visiting this restaurant

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Steak, scallops and prawns were all perfect, however chicken was dry. Last time I was here, I ordered chicken and it was dry then too so will not order it again. Overall service was a little slow. Waited for order to be taken, drink refills and receiving bill. However, overall was an enjoyable, tasty evening.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We come every year for birthdays and have a refrigerator full of memories. Always great !!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were in 5, with 3 kids and shared a Table with other 3 guys, who asked to don't share the grill with us because we were going To eat meat. So the chef made 5 people (including 3 kids) wait for these 3 guys to eat. After they finished, he began to cook ours. It was really frustrating for the kids, that were really hungry. If some people don't want to share a table, they should wait until the others eat and no the opposite! This is the worst point os This restaurant, have To share table with strangers.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a reservation where the host was specifically told it was a birthday. She never mentioned anything over the phone about giving the whole table away when 6/7 people where there. She never mentioned the whole party had to be there. They put us on a 45 minute wait after our reservation. Then the server rudely told us the restaurant closes at 9:00 when every table was full and still eating. We felt rushed and had to get to go boxes because we felt Unwelcomed.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everyone in the restaurant was great,food and service we definitely will stop next time we are in town

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great time had. We (5) sat with strangers (4) but they were not strangers for long, and had great food, service, company and experience. Would definitely recommend.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Have been many times to this Benihana and always had a great meal and good service. However, our visit on Saturday July 16 was bad. Food was still great service was bad. Had a reservation and after checking in I was told table is being prepared and will be seated in 2 minutes. 10 minutes later I asked again and I was told in a snippy voice there are just ready now. While we got drinks fast, it took 1 hour before the cook arrived!! The waiter mixed up our drink order 3 times. Food was excellent, but the service and wait time was really bad.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Decent - not very clean inside. Good seemed fresh.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

I use to love going to Benihana but after the other night I am not sure if I should or will go back. The chef is the main part of the dinning experience. The chef that was assigned to our cooking station was the WORST ever. She was so disorganized it made the dinning experience terrible. I know a manager comes to the table after dinner but it is so embarrassing to complain in front of others. The dinner was disorganized. She was cooking fried rice, then making children food then making chicken then at the end of the meal the shrimp appetizer came. It just was not a good experience. The server served me soup and warned me that it was very hot. Well it was just slightly warm broth that was over salted. I am very concerned that the raw food was being contaminated with cooked food. I just never saw such a mess on the grill. The spicy chicken that I ordered came dry and tough from being over cooked. She even asked me if I wanted extra mustard sauce and she served it to me when our dinner was almost done.\n\nI just think this chef needs me more training. She was not in sink with this dinner. I am hoping my review wakes management up so that dinners have a better experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

First, reservations are a must. Wait time for those without reservations was 1 1/2 hours plus. Service was very good. Our chef was experienced, personable, and fulfilled 2 special requests at our table without any difficulty. Having said that, my scallops were wonderful, my filet was just average. Cocktails were good, and should have been at $10.00 per. \nSalad dressing didn't seem to be mixed well and had separated in the bowl by the time we were served. Impossible to remix when in a bowl of greens.\nOnion soup was very good.\nVeggies were very good.\nSushi we had for an appetizer was excellent. I wish I had bypassed the grill and had only sushi for my meal.\nNoise level, very high. Unless you were speaking to the people to your immediate right and left, conversation was impossible.\nOur bill for 4 was approximately $190. That included 2 cocktails, the sushi appetizer, and 4 adult meals. Overall, I would rate the food average, however the onion soup and sushi tips it to above average. I would eat here again, just might try for a less crowded time, such as lunch.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Arrived 20 min before reservation time, they seated others who arrived after me before me. Service was extremely slow but polite. 35 min in and the chef was nowhere to be found . Meanwhile, a couple that came in with me was leavn after having had their meal. \n\nWill never go here again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

New management is implementing changes for the bad. Revisit and revise...Disappointed that the monthly specials for 2 was eliminated. Taste of food is not the same.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We always have a good time at Benihana! It is especially for special occasions with a group of family/friends. Can't go wrong.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was extremely slow. Arrived 15 minutes before reservation, sat 15 minutes after reservation. Drinks, soup, and salad served slower than usual, but not too badly so. Entree served 65 minutes after salad cleared. One customer with a shellfish allergy forced everyone who ordered shellfish to wait for that person's entire meal to be served before others could be started. Shrimp appetizers were served last. Further, the chef was confused: sent to kitchen twice for ingredients, portions were unevenly divided, extra items prepared which were not ordered. Not the best experience for a restaurant which usually does much better.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The waiter & cook were both great. The cook Anna write my sister's name on the grill with an egg which was impressive. We were celebrating her birthday! Everything was nice!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We enjoyed the fine food & service so much we visited twice in three days!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The shrimp was probably the worst I have ever tasted. I alerted the waitress who just looked at me. Spent the evening and next day sick to my stomach.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nice standard Benihana faire. Easier to get to this location than the one in the Hilton hotel closer to Disney. Make sure to make reservations as the wait can be quite long without them.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was great but I was yearning for Yum Yum sauce.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had a reservation for 7pm, got there 5 minutes early, and waited almost 50 minutes for our table. They claimed their system said our reservation was only for 4 people and when we showed them our open table confirmation, they magically made it match. Clearly over booked reservations and tried to make it our fault for not reserving the right number. \n\nWaiter and cook were good as usual. Our problems where at the front desk.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food with outstanding service. Our server was nothing short of perfect. It seemed like our 'chef' wasn't that into it though. His 'show' was a bit boring and he didn't talk much. However his food was great. This was a return trip and we will return. Don't forget to get the fried rice!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our reservation was for 9:00pm we were seated at 10:30 pm\nFew minutes is ok but not hours.\nThey shouldn't take reservations if they CANNOT KEEP UP

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were there during Spring Break 2016 and they were packed. Had to wait 25 minutes to be seated. Our reservation was early-5:30. Not enough servers/chefs. We were there 2.5 hours due to their lack of planning ahead with their employees. Very loud. \nOne thing good-the food.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Took my parents and fiancé for dinner on a Saturday night. It was our first time at a Benihana. First the positives - The food is great. Good flavor and is always served hot. You can get it cooked your way and the chef is always willing to make it special just for you. The fried rice, is well, amazing. The value for what you get is also very good. 5 or 6 courses will ensure you don't leave hungry. The 'show' the chef puts on for your table is fun. Kept everyone engaged and laughing. Now for the negatives - When you go to dinner you wouldn't expect to have to wear an entire bottle of soy sauce. Yes that's right, soy sauce all over my parents. Unfortunately, the lid to the bottle the chef used was not screwed on. He tossed it in the air and 'splash'. The entire bottle dumped on the table and my parents. Ok, so they laughed it off, but what gets strange is that neither our server or the manager came over to acknowledge the mistake. The chef apologized and cleaned the table best he could and went back to cooking. The bill comes at the end. No apologies. No discount. Just the free soy sauce. We are not the type to complain, so we just left. But it left a bad taste in our mouth from such an otherwise great dinner. Also, make reservations or you will wait a long time during peak times!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Benihana Orlando was a great last vacation night dinner. Food was great, staff was very nice. Only one negative note: our initial host / server was overly busy and unable to keep up - not his fault, but rather a management issue.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

food was poor\nvegetables was onion and zucchini.... just baked onion wooooowww !

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have never had a disappointing experience at a hibachi restaurant...until now.\nWe happened to be doing the theme park thing the week of my daughter's 14th \nbirthday and she always enjoyed the Japanese hibachi meal/experiences we have\nhad with the family back in Rhode Island. Though service was a bit rushed, it was fine\nuntil the chef rolled in. It was the first time the chef was non-asian, which was a surprise,\nbut I figured as long as he was trained well, it would be an enjoyable experience. He was\nhorrible. He prepared everything slowly and out of correct sequence. There was no entertainment value, except for his sad attempt to make an onion volcano. We came to find out he was hired 2 weeks before and had no hibachi chef training...said he was getting 'on the job' training. He was nice enough, but I blame management for not hiring and training enough chefs. The drink server even forgot our desert as he was trying to rush us out to fill the space.\n\nSo if you are used to an excellent Japanese Hibachi experience for the premium price they all charge, stay away from Benihana in Orlando. That was the most disappointing experience we have had in a long, long time. Benihana, if you can't do it right, close down.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was awesome and the portions were filling

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The experience was great, the only issue was that our table was 30 min late although we had it booked in advance

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I loved it here, i had no complaints other then i got a little impatient waiting on the chef to start cooking and thats only because im pregnant and was soo hungry..this place is absouletly beautiful. Me and my husband will definetly be returning.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Took kids for their first time. Was absolutely great .

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was excellent\nOpen table reservation was very easy to use also \nWill definitely be coming back

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our chef, Jesse, was awesome. He gave special attention to our 7 year old nephew and made the show really special for him.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were 20 minutes late for our reservation because our Siri directions took us to the OTHER Orlando location and while we were told they would 'squeeze us in' when they could, we ended up waiting nearly an hour to seat four of us. While the chef was interesting and engaged and more creative than many of our recent Benihana chefs, the food was uninspiring though we had all been looking forward to it all week. We even had someone with us who had never been to Benihana, and she was unimpressed. Every plate ended up only half eaten. Never happened before.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This experience was a fairly new cook and I think the cook was nervous.. The chicken was not cooked enough. I didn't eat much of my food. This was probably the first bad experience I had with Beni Hana. I recommend that new cooks have someone overseeing the new cooks to make sure food is properly cooked done especially chicken. Their was a pregnant lady at the table that barely ate her food.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went for Fiancé birthday. Food was just ok nothing spectacular

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was there w/family over 4th of July weekend & we were there 3JUL for dinner. Reservations were for 7 & we arrived on time but had a bit of a wait. Server was good but was not always available. Food was very good. I did not realize that there was 15% discount for showing my hotel room key (although I was staying at a Marriott Vacation Club so maybe it's exclusive for that property). I go here every time we are in Orlando (about 5x a year). I live in Jacksonville, FL so it's only about 2 hr drive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Absolutely amazing food and ambiance! First time attending Benihana's and would definitely go again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was excellent and service was excellent! We come here every year. Here is a tip- make reservations so you don't have to wait.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We dine at Benihana in our hometown at once every two months. The food at this location was nothing to rave about. We ordered chicken fried rice with our meals however certain pieces of chicken were not properly cooked. I ordered the benihana delight and the chef forgot one of the items that came with my order, so he ended up having to cook that one item at the end of our meal. The food in general was just average.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our group of 5 had a fantastic and fun lunch. The server was extremely professional, and very patient with our group of Brazilian ladies. The chef put a great show always with a smile on his face.\nThey server too much food we should of shared.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a great time a Benihana in Orlando on Saturday evening. The chef was awesome, very personable and did some tricks we hadn't seen before. The food was high quality and well prepared. The service was excellent as well, and we enjoyed a nice conversation with our table mates.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were a party of 5. 3 kids. It took more than one hour for the chef start preparing the food

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

we had guests coming from different state, and we made reservation at 8:30pm,\nwaitress did not take order until 10pm. Very slow in service and bad excuse at the end they gave us only 25% discound, was not enough we should not be charged for all this waiting. it was bad experience and will never go there again.\ni will never be satisfied until i get a gift card or get full refund back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

our chef was awesome....funny, engaging....food cooked to perfection!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

To much food! A lot of waste! The\nfood is ok and service good. But not amazing Asian food, just nice.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was AWESOME!!!! Will be back for dinner & also for my husband's birthday next year!!!\n\nThank you for everything!\n\nNancy Maloy-Sheets

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Dirty menu were placed on our dinner plate. My husband's plate had s teaspoon of brown liquid. I asked for his and my plate to be replaced. The server/table attendant obliged. The menus are handled by many and does not belong on a plate you will eat on. The chef's metal spatula touched other members of my tables plate and then he served me food. These first were plates they had eaten other food on. Not very sanitary!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was a great overall dinner. Our chef was good. Things to improve needing additional wait staff as ours needed to be called over for drink refills, and forks, after asking a 2nd time-and our chef had to go find her at one point bc she didnt give the correct dishes, leading to his having to leave the table to go scout for some. \n The restaurant was also very busy even at 8:30pm. RESERVATIONS are a MUST. ps. I did need to alert mgt, that the bathroom needed assistance due to messiness...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband and I visited your restaurant for our anniversary on June 7. The all-around view was great! The food was very good. Our dessert was artfully presented. We would recommend this place highly to anyone!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everyone we encountered here had so much personality, they were great with our kids and made the experience so enjoyable! The food was really good and of course the preparation was fun and impressive to watch!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was there to celebrate my Birthday and I had a great time. The food was good and the service outstanding. It is a little pricey but good enough for a special ocassion . The waiter was very sweet and friendly. She took a picture of my daugthers and I and later on it was given to me on a Benihana frame, very thoughtful. They also sang Happy Birthday to me twice...two versions! Highly recommended!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Dining at Benihana's should be a theatrical experience with everyone being entertained around the cooking plate. Our chef was more subdued than expected, on visits to other Benihana restaurants we have had chefs who made it an entertaining dining experience. Food was good.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was not that good and chef messed up service several times. Hostess was great.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was impossible to have a dinner..\nThe restaurant was full booked.\nWe've changed to another one.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our waiter and chef were amazing!! It was first time my daughter, 12 years old, went and she absolutely loved it! I go to every Benihana when I am traveling but this location was the best by far! Thank you so much. We will definitely go there again next year when back in Orlando.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Was great. Very funny. I recomend to family and friends

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love Benihana, but there were multiple problems on the night we visited. Despite having reservations, we waited 45 minutes for our table. When we were finally sat, the waiter took our drink and food orders, and was supposed to turn on the teppanyaki grill on. Another 30 minutes later, our chef showed up only to realize that the grill had not been turned on. We waited another 20 minutes, and when he returned, the grill still wasn't hot enough so he started cooking seafood. As a result, I received my entire shrimp entree before any of my other hot food, and before anyone else at the table received their food. When we complained, we were offered one $3.50 app to share. Very disappointed in the service and the way management handled guest satisfaction.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I enjoyed our dining experience more than my husband did. He didn't express any specific reasons. I thought it was entertaining and the food was delicious

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had an ok experience. We've eaten here before while on vacation, however this time was lack luster at best. The chefs was not excited about performing and it showed. The food was mediocre. Not seasoned well. I would try another place such as Kobe next time.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our family was vacationing and went to your restaurant. We frequent hibatchi style restaurants, and was very excited to try this restaurant. However, we were not very impressed. The chef was less than exciting and seemed more interested in the people passing our table rather than entertaining us. They family we dined with were locals- he didn't get what was ordered, but didn't complain. We went there several years ago and was fine then. We may not go again when we return to Orlando.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very entertaining

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Table wasn't ready as scheduled and required to wait 20-25 mins which extended the night. Food was excellent quality little noisey as NBA final was on but understandable. Staff were friendly and helpful.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

I will not go back - they alot of work to do, especially for their chefs.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

NO Yum Yum SAUCE!!!! Don't bother making a reservation as you will still be waiting 30 minutes. Drink refills don't happen so why waste your money. Customer Service is not on their list...not just on the bottom, completely left off the list. Only good thing was NAM our chef...excellent

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Waited to long for our chief more than 30 mins and they sat us at the very back end of the restaurant which was EXTREMELY HOT

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was good but our waiter kept letting everyone's beverages go dry.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We booked Benihana whilst on vacation as we'd eaten at other branches in Dubai and London.\n\nThe food and chef were great but service left a lot to be desired. The front of house team seemed completely overwhelmed and lots of people were complaining. \n\nWe booked a table for 8pm but it was 8:45pm before we sat down and 9:30pm before the chef started cooking. We had two children with us, so by the time our food was ready at 9:45pm they were both nearly asleep!\n\nThe food was good as always but seemed the organisation of tables and service was very poor compared to other restaurants.\n\nI guess it could just have been a really busy night but looking at other reviews since, thus does seem to happen frequently at the International Drive Benihana.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was not the greatest. It looked like the grill was too hot and it took so long for him to cook it. The chef was not that entertaining either. When paying that much for food, I expected it to be spectacular and not just plain. The rice was the worst fried rice I have ever had. The noodles were just like plain pasta with no flavor.\n\nI will not ever dine at that Benihana again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a great experience overall! Food, service and atmosphere were all wonderful. Will definitely go back when we're in the area.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Waited over an hour to be seated with a reservation, if your looking for flavor it's not here, our cook had no personality, you get barely any food for how extremely expensive it was... Truly disappointed! 50 bucks for one person with one drink is a little outrageous if you ask me! Will never be returning and not recommending to anybody!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went with my family for my wife's birthday and was not sure about food for the kids but the whole experience with the chef cooking the food in front of you was brilliant. My kids sat in awe the whole time and ended up having shrimp, steak,chicken and prawns without being coaxed into trying it. Loved it so much we are going back before the holiday ends.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very slow and was out of chefs so dinner took even longer. Chefs were outstanding

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The staff ( everyone) was great. Very accommodating and pleasant. The servers and front desk employees were smiling and happy to assist. The chef was terrific, Mike, he treated our granddaughter special for her birthday and also the staff sang happy birthday to her. She was thrilled. She's just 7. \nOnly one detraction. The table next to us was all children under the age of 10. I guess the parents wanted it that way. The children were noisy and rambunctious and the staff had their hands full. I think the kids and parents should've been split half and half. \nBut I will say I never saw a frown or displeasure from any staff for all the extra work. Kudos to them.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was my first time at any Benihana and my experience here was great. Our chef Calvin was very talented and the food he made was delicious. Our waitress (Gejay? I'm butchering that I'm sure, sorry!) was super friendly and got our drinks, appetizer, and desserts out quickly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Was great fun, good people and good food. Wished we could have a no kids section.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nice place. Pricey but I guess it was worth it. I've been to places that's basically the same just different names (miyabis). Would recommend it just for the experience. Overall it was pretty great.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Booked a reservation for 7:45 pm on a Thursday night, however when arriving 10 minutes early they said we would have to wait 30 minutes for a table regardless of our reservation (this beat having to wait 1.5 hours for a table without a reservation). We weren't too fussed, but if I had known this ahead of time, I would have booked a reservation for 7:15 pm because by the time I got to the table I was starving! Hopefully this was just a one off and doesn't happen often.\n\nThe food was fantastic and they allow substitutions which most places are strict on. For example: I didn't want a salad and a soup so I just got a larger bowl of soup instead. They also are very accommodating to all allergies and requests. The food was cooked perfectly and my grandfather said it was the best calamari he's ever had. I like the numerous options the menu has to offer: shrimp and chicken, chicken and steak, lobster and chicken, just chicken, etc. The possibilities are endless and the prices are just right! \n\nThis definitely seemed like the place for birthdays. Roughly every 10 minutes you would hear the waiters/waitresses sing 'happy birthday' to someone at a table. They offer a great $30 off reward on your birthday month when you sign up on their website for Mondays-Thursdays only which explains the amount of signing on a Thursday evening. \n\nOverall, great experience, lovely food, and wonderful atmosphere.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Benihana is an experience as much is it is just going to dinner. The food is always fresh and perfectly prepared. My wife and I enjoy meeting new people while dining with them. I would definitely put Benihanas on your to do list.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Absolutely amazing food and service. Everything tastes so fresh. The coconut mojito was delicious.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had reservations but had to wait 20 min. Service was extremely slow. When we finally got to order the waitress forgot to turn on the grill top. We then had to wait another to min. My daughter ordered steamed rice..not fried..and did not receive it. We had to finally ask for it. Very noisy enviroment.\n\nWill not be back. Have been there before but it was not like this. Awful

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Worst BH experience I've had. Seated for over an hour with nothing other than soup. Tables seated after us had been cooked for and some had finished. When I approached the front end manager, she went to he kitchen but then sent out the server to explain that our ticket had been lost. The chef Joe was the only saving grace. Even after he came out to cook for us, he kitchen continued to screw things up and Joe had to send to he kitchen several times to get things that had been left off the order. Not sure if I will return to this location again. Also paid full price, when some sort of discount should have been given. Not even saying they were sorry for he mistake.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

After being seated 30 minutes after my reservation. We waited another hour before placing our order and receiving drinks(drink orders were taken within minutes of being seated) however they were brought to the table I'll an hour later. Beginning till end had horrriblessed experience. 3 hours later and almost $100 it was the worst dinner experience at Hibachi restaurant I have ever encountered. I will not be visiting again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was delicious and the pricing was fair! Our server and chef were friendly and very helpful!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent services, cheft very friendly and made the dining experience unique. Server very attentive . Food tasty. Good value.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I truly recomend the sushi! It is delicious. Especially something as simple as the shrimp tempura roll. The sauce that comes included on the plate is really something special.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Iove this restaurant

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a great time at Benihana. The food and service was excellent

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good times at B! Always fun to go!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a very nice family dinner at Benihana in Orlando. Very good fodd and a fun chef who coocked it for us. Can very much recomend!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went for a birthday celebration as was impressed with everything about this place. If there was a weakness, it was considerably noisy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

good experience food was the best price was good the only thing was the cook was kind rude\ni been in other hitachi restaurants and always the cooks are very friendly with a big smile and they make some kind of tricks with the food that one was rude he very speak and when we ask question about the food he was kind upset but food was great ambience perfect

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

We arrived for our 7:30 reservation, but were told they were running about 20 minutes behind schedule. The reality was it was over an hour before we got a table. We approached the MaitreD several times and each time they would tell us it would be a few more minutes. They did not know how to handle the crowd and we were lied to continuously. Once we finally sat down at 8:35pm, a waitress came to attend us rather quickly. Took drink orders, came back and brought drinks for half of the table and left everyone else without. She then came to take the food order and when we asked about the rest of the drinks she told us that the bar was also backed up. Took over 15 minutes to get a glass of wine and a few beers and in the meantime the waitress didn't even bother to bring water for those that had no drinks. We had to ask twice before anything actually arrived. Then suddenly the soups and salads arrived at the table at the same time. I guess it was easier to serve both instead of allowing us to finish one dish at a time as it's supposed to be. The Chef arrived and started to cook our meal. Right off the bat we noticed that the amount of white rice being used for our fried rice was not sufficient. Sure enough half of the party received half empty bowls and the chef tried to cover the fact he did not have enough rice by quickly turning the bowl over on your plate. Two people in our party stayed without rice all together. Their proteins and veggies were done and they still had no fried rice. The chef asked for the extra rice several times, but the waitress either forgot or was ignoring him. It wasn't until we complained to a manger that rice finally came out. Over all it was a very poor experience. I have visited different Benihanas and no matter how busy they are, I have never been treated this way or experienced such poor service. We were given a 10% discount off the bill, which is not enough comp given how much we spent.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The place itself and the setup is very nice.\n\nThe food was yummy...but they need to make the pink, shrimp sauce that they have in Miami.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Had a reservation but still had to wait an hour. Unfortunately we were seated with 4 very demanding patrons. Because of this the staff concentrated on doing everything for them and forgot to bring my friends rice. I will go back but hope to have better people to sit with.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I had a reservation for 8:15Pm got there 10 minutes late and did call to say I would be late.\nit was 9:15Pm and we were still waiting. \nI asked for a manager and she said that even though I had the reservation they sit people 45 min to 1:30 hours later because that the way it is.\nI only stayed because I had four small very hungry children but next time I will go to another Benihana and I suggest you do the same

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was my first time at Benihanna. I really enjoyed the food. The staff at the door was courteous and assigned us a table right away. The chef was great! The food was delicious! I would highly recommend this place for anyone to checkout.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My bf and I celebrated Valentine's Day here. It was our first time at this restaurant. Everything was smooth and excellent. Food was absolutely delicious. I liked the foods here better than Kobe but the sauces weren't as good as Kobe. At the end of our meal, they took a photo of each couples and gave us a photo print and a flower. It was a nice little surprise! I would love to visit this restaurant again with family. Just because you have to sit with other parties and it is really loud inside, I wouldn't recommend for a very romantic dinner. It would be nice to visit with family.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Not as good as london's food but great family atmosphere which London lacks.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Compared to 10 years ago, when Benihana was a fun exciting restaurant, last weeks' experience was un-personal, 'going through the motions' and without the charm that used to be the trademark of Benihana.\nHowever, the food was excellent in taste and presentation but the flair in preparation was less than perfect with fried rice being tossed both here and there...\nWe were herded together and squeezed in around a table. Not the pleasant evening we were hoping for!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Had a good time celebrating my 28th birthday. I had a reservation at 7:30, I arrived at 7:39, was not seated until 8:15, walk ins were seated first. The cooking experience was okay nothing to spectacular. The waitress was extremely slow with refills and bringing extra napkins or whatever was request. The birthday song was nice. But I think it was over priced for the small amount of food I received in the 6 course meal. I won't be returning.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

Absolutely horrible. The chef who was not a Japanese cook had the personality of a zombie. He did not have the skills to entertain the group, he could not play with the utensils the way Japanese chefs normally do and he barely spoke to us. Furthermore, we have a 7 year old and the group that was put with us were senior citizens. They made no bones about the fact that they did not sit with a child. The hostess ignored them and left them with us. It was an extremely uncomfortable situation to be in AND WE PAID FOR THIS!!!!\nTerrible terrible terrible!!!

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

Took us almost 2 and 1/2 hours for the excursion - much longer than I'm used to. The waitress could have done a much better job bringing the drinks, soups, and salads to keep things moving along. The chef was awesome and very entertaining - it just took him forever to arrive. The food was bland - they loaded us up with rice and provided small amounts of the real food. I've been to better - I think this place takes advantage of the tourist crowds - not certain it would last in a different location.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We have gone to this restaurant many times but this time service was extremely slow. The server took our drink orders but it took a long time for her to bring them to the table. This continued throughout the meal with drink refills, dessert, and obtaining the bill. The cook did not do the food in any kind of order but simply whatever he grabbed. When doing the vegetables he left the onions on the grill until they were almost burnt and the last thing off the grill while the zucchini was served mid-way through the meal. It wasa not the experience we are use to having at any Benihana location, especially not this one.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We did the birthday special and were disappointed that you no longer provide the family photo. I was also disappointed that the spicy options were no longer available on he hibachi menu. Mochi should also be on the menu. Otherwise it was ok.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Chef Renato was excellent and prepared the best meal we've had at this location in years.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great food and service. We went a little bit late at night. Our reservation was at 9:45 and I belive it was a bit late since when we finished our dinner there was nobody else in the restaurant and we felt they want us to go quickly. \n\nHowever everything was excellent as usual...

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Enjoyed taking the kids out for a treat in Orlando that wasn't theme park related or fast food. It wasn't cheap but sitting next to the cook top watching the chef kept them entertained. The hibachi was delicious and I had sushi which was also good. The vents above keep a constant white noise level loud enough so that the conversations of the other diners you happen to get seated with around the same cook top are barely audible.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The lunch boat is very reasonably priced and was a filler.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My friend and I were on a girls vacation and the experience at Benihana's outperformed our expectations!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

We made a reservation for 9 pm. We were sat at a table by 9:20. The entire dining process took way too long. We saw a table sit after us and was just completely done by the time our chef appeared to start cooking. The chef was entertaining, but I could tell he seemed rushed. It was closing time by then. It was after 11 pm by the time we finally got our bill. We had a table of 2 parties including 5 children. We were tired and ready to get back to our hotel to say the least. Overall, our food was average.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We booked this online the week before we arrived in Florida. We had fussy eaters, two kids and people who had never had food in their life.\n\nBecause had booked it was so nervous if it be a but need not have worried, our host and our chef were great, the kids were mesmerised and thoroughly entertained. My fussy mother is still gushing about her steak that melted in her mouth.\n\nEveryone was full and as a lovely and unexpected bonus they took a group picture and gave us 3 copies.\n\nDefinitely recommended

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

All 6 of our business guests arrived on time but was told that we had to wait 20 minutes which was actually 45. Then it took 20 minutes to get a drink order. Then another 40 minutes before the 'chef' showed up who did nothing but slap the grille with a spatula and cook the food.\nWe shared out table with 3 very nice visitors from Japan who were insulted that the Japanese name was associated with this. It will be Benny NANA in the future.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Very good service. Chef was personable and got the food just right for all parties at the table.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Waitress was very sweet but had a horrible time keeping up with demands. Appetizers came with dinner...drinks ridiculously slow...too bad...usually highlight of our Orlando trip

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We were in town for vacation and wanted to eat somewhere that would give us memories as well as great food and the restaurant delivered both. The chef as well as the table server delivered a great dining experience.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Many aspects of dinner were good. We had two primary issues, though. First, our ten year old son received his food first, rather than with the rest of us as a family. (We were not asked.) Second, for those of us who ordered chicken, we did not enjoy the meat. It did not taste fresh.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Delicious meal prepared in front of me.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

GO TO BENI FRICKIN HANAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Lots of fun

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I had 7 o'clock reservation didn't get atable till 730. I didn't get a chef till 840....my kids were starving.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I would not recommend this dining experience to anyone. The food was bland and can't compete with other Japanese Steakhouse chains. Service was acceptable, however the meal was way over priced. We will not return.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My family and a friends family went to Benihana at International drive recently and we really liked the place. Four grown up's and 5 children at the age of 5-13, everyone had a great time and really liked the food. The size of the 'plates' were really large and some of us could not finish all the food.\n\nThe service was good and the chef (Josef I think) that cooked us the dinner was great. Did tricks for the children and told jokes, but his cooking was great as well.\n\nNext time in Orlando I will defenetley

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

More than 1 hour delayed and they couldnt solve it. I took my kids and a baby so I had to hold them hungry for 1 hour until I sit on the table and another 30 min to get the good. Terrible service.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Pretty disappointing. Reservations at 7:30 sat at 8 not out till after 10. Service was below par and chef seemed confused about order entire time with the least amount of entertainment we have ever received at a Japanese steak house.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Awful first visit and will never return. Sat 30 minutes late for our 7:30 reservation, chef did not make it to the table until 9pm. Restaurant was chaotic and staff could not handle the crowd.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was our first visit there and overall it was good but the chef was a bit slower than what I am used to when I go to other places like this. He had a large order for 6 of us plus another party of 3, and due to some allergies he cooked everything separately and this is why it took so long. \n\nMost of the food was cold by the time all the other items were cooked. We should have got appetizer shrimp first instead of getting fried rice and other stuff. I did not like the ginger sauce or honey sauce for the rice, I would have preferred a white sauce for food so I had to eat it plain and it was just okay not great. \n\nI would visit again when I am in area but would love to have more of a scenic view instead of just traffic.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

They made us wait over 1 hour after our reservation to sit down. Then an hour after that we finally ordered and received our appetizers. It took another 40 minutes after we finished eating for us to close out the checks. This experience was definitely my last visit to Benihana

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

I ordered two six course meals and I wasn't even given all my courses, the waiter was quick to clean the table after the cooking part and give us the checks, without even brining out ice cream and green tea. When I asked him he was very reluctant to bring out the dessert. I felt extremely rushed and did not enjoy the meal. The tables next to us all got a picture and at our table we were not offered the same service. I use to go to benihana a lot before this, but I think it is time to go somewhere else. Especially since they are pricey and you are not able to truly enjoy what you order.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Ken (cook) was great with my fiancé who was joking around a lot. He was a great sport. Good was great too. Bartender was very helpful in navigating the Japanese alcohol.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had a group of 11. Original reservation was for 8. When I called to change it they were unable to seat us at two different tables. So we decided to squeeze in all 11 of us at 1 table. It probably took the waitress 10-15 to come get our drink order. It was also hard to get refills. It took a long time to get the bill (it was all on one ticket) and to get the copy for signature. I have been there before and do not recall it being that slow. Perhaps they were short staffed.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

Reservation was for 6:30pm. Arrived 5:30 asking for antecipate. They asked me 25 min. At 6pm they told me could not anticipate any more. They told me i would need to use myvreservation time 6:30 and wait until 7:15 because was a busy day..., i left

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

The reservations at this restaurant are worthless. We had to wait 30 minutes after our 7:30 reservation time, and it was a weeknight. Then they squeezed 9 people into a table made for 8 (my wife is plus size, so this made it even more difficult). I saw them squeeze 9 onto the table across from us as well. They should not do this, as with 8 you are already on top of each other. It took a few minutes until a waitress finally took our drink orders, but the soup and salad came to us promptly. Problem was that they then did not have a chef for our table, so we watched the table next to us that got there at the same time get and eat dinner (at least 15 minute wait after finish appetizers) for our table to finally get chef. So after arriving at 7:30, we did not get out of there until almost 10. That is poor service and too long, especially for the high prices. Save your Benihana visit for another location that knows how to honor a reservation.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The check in process was frantic as many guests were re-checking their reservation wait times that were extended each tima a party would ask how much longer. One party of four left as they waited thru 7pm for their 6:30 We choose the bar to have appetizers which were very good. \nThe meal was as expected. The steak is the best if your step up to the filet. \nThe noodles I ordered were forgotten and I got the rice like everyone else ordered. \n\nExpensive meal which we enjoyed but would rarely decide to go back based on overall dining experience..

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Nice place to take the family as young and old kids alike enjoy the show of cooking in front of you. The food was delicious as well. Special treat so willing to spend the extra money.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The service was great! Chef Justin was great and took good care of us!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great food and experience. Services was weak, understaffed Would go back without a question

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Overall lives up to the standard Benihana experience. However, running one hour behind on reservations warrants managements attention. A few minutes behind is one thing but an hour no need to bother with the reservation.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our chef joseph was amazing... Funny, kind and talented!!! They do the food exactly how you ask. They are very careful with alergies.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Kids love this Orlando spot on I-drive. Show is always entertaining and food is good.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

After my most recent visit, which was my second total time at Benihana, I can honestly say I won't eat there again. I love hibachi...Benihana is the ONLY hibachi place I know of that doesn't serve fried rice with your dinner unless you elect to pay $3.95 extra for it, as if you aren't already spending a nice amount on dinner. So my husband and I ordered our dinners, with steamed rice that we didn't have to pay extra for, and 45 minutes after sitting down, we finally received our beverages we ordered. We waited an additional 30 minutes before the chef began cooking our dinners. Our rice never came out-I had to ask twice for it, everyone else dining at our table received large portions of meat and vegetables while we received the few pieces left over. We ordered a combo each-mine was chicken and steak, and his was steak and shrimp...we may have received about 6 or 7 small chunks of chicken, and he received 4 shrimp because that was all that was left after the chef gave generous portions to the rest of the table. My husband didn't received anything other than onions with his hibachi veggies because again, that was all that was left. When we finished eating, our waiter handed us our check and said to have a good night-he never once asked what kind of ice cream we wanted (the menu says our combo meals came with ice cream for dessert), and that was that. $64 spent on what was supposed to be a filling dinner and enjoyable experience for us while we were on our honeymoon, and we both agreed that we'd have been better off ordering a pizza for delivery. This is the second negative dining experience I've had at Benihana and have no reason to go back.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My Wife and I ate there one evening and decided to return on our Wedding Anniversary. Upon our return (on our Anniversary), we were greeted almost like VIPs. The chef made a special dish just for us, gave us special recognition, and made our dining experience that much more enjoyable. Everyone there was kind and knew the menu well enough to answer all the most peculiar questions [that were being asked by another group at our table]. It was by the conclusion of our night that my Wife and I decided to make this particular location our Anniversary Dinner location for as long as we're still in Florida.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had a great experience at Benihana. Lots of laughs fun and great food.\nThe chefs are very entertaining and it's fun watching them prepare the meals.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This new area restaurant provided a nice end to a busy day. My kids loved the experience and they treated us adults well also.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food was very good. Restaurant is beautiful and clean

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent service, good food and very nice place.\n Thanks

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food was great but the cook was terrible. Throwing or tossing food at a customer might be funny to him but not to me. He tried twice to toss food at my friend and I which made us feel very uncomfortable and it wasn't funny at all. That alone made the night terrible

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I arrived 5 minutes early for my 645pm reservation to be handed a beeper and told it would be 30 minute wait . I asked if I could sit at the bar and was shown to a high top where I was seated. After ordering a club soda I decided to dine there rather than wait any longer for a cook top table to clear and have a seat for one available, A waitress took my order for a filet medium white rice and an Ichiban . I was server my soup and salad quite fast. My meal shortly there after and finally my beer arrived half way thru my meal after 3 requests . I dined and left It took 37 minutes which was almost as long as I would have waited for a table.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

We were in town to celebrate someone's 30th birthday. The food is ok—maybe a wee bit overpriced. The ambiance and overall energy inside the restaurant are great though!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

This was our third time at this BeniHana's in February. We obviously enjoy the restaurant and food. On this occasion, there were four in our party and we had nine people seated at our table which we found was a little crowded. We had reservations and were seated right away.The server took a long time to show up for our drink order and it was quite a while until the drinks were served. The soup seemed to take awhile as well. Two other groups were seated after us and had left before we had even finished our meal. The food was delicious and our chef was good. The restaurant wasn't as busy as the other two times we were there so it was surprising that the service wasn't as good.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had a great experience at Beni Hana. Food was great and the chef was very personable. So much fun!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Benihana is a great place to eat for that special occasion or for a group outing. Your kids will be amazed at the skill of the chefs and they will keep you entertained while cooking an outstanding meal. Other similar experiences do not provide the high end skill level or the best ingredients. Benihana gets it right.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My sweetie & I had reservations for Valentine's Day (evening). We arrived 15 minutes early & were told they were running behind schedule by about 30 minutes from the reservation time. We were seated 45 minutes after our reservation time. Bar was very small & absolutely no room at the bar or at a tall table in the bar area. Once seated, service was excellent & so was the food. I try to visit whenever I'm in the area (about 4x a year). One of my favorite places to eat.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I had the pleasure of visiting this location during my honeymoon with my wife. They made our night so special and the food was (as always) perfect! Thank you!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Restaurant was very crowded. Despite having a reservation, we had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. There were 5 in our party, and we were seated with 5 other people at an 8 person table, so it was very cozy. Good was good, staff was attentive given the circumstances.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Booking online is easy and convenient! I highly recommend it! Grandkids were thoroughly entertained. Great vacation memory. Food was delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I've eaten at many different Benihana restaurants around the country and this one was by far the best. It was clean and inviting. The server and the cook were very friendly, and most importantly, the food was excellent. The lunch menu prices can't be beat.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

Had a reservation for 8:30 didn't sit down till almost 9:30. The server couldn't get the drinks right then for the price I paid for 2 people was NOT worth it AT ALL!!! Then the server didn't even give the credit cards to the correct people. All around Horrible night and Horrible first and last time!!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

We were seated with another couple and a family of 4, boys ages 6 and 8. We are both elementary teachers so we were initially fine with this,have a high tolerance for and enjoy kids. This went over the top. This family received far more than their share of the shrimp appetizer, parents did not quell inappropriate behavior, the chef encouraged the kids to where it really infringed on our enjoyment of the evening. We tried to gently redirect the joke telling and behaviors that really encroached on us (bare foot pressing on my leg, Samarai sword jabbing me, chop sticks flailing trying to rub 2 sticks to light a fire) but it went on and on, parent separating the two fighting boys so one was seated next to us that made things worse, dredging up more child friendly jokes reminding the kids so they kept it up, with the chef egging them on. We tried engaging the kids in appropriate conversation, and tried to start an adult conversation. No luck. The other couple, older than us, never got a word in. The mother started grilling the chef about his family, if he was married, etc. Weird! Then the manager shows up at our table, says people are parked in a strip of parking just past their driveway that's not Benihana's so we will be towed. Our vehicle and the older couple's were parked there so we had to leave dinner and move cars. It looks like part of the Benihanna lot. I suggested to the manager they should post a sign; he said they couldn't because it wasn't their property. I said post one on the corner of his driveway where customers leave their property, saying no parking beyond this point and he looked like a light bulb just went off and said, 'that's a great idea, we never thought of that.' Seriously?The food was not great, poorly seasoned, the marguerita was sub par, they were out of Japanese beer, the experience sucked. I suggest that couples be seated with other couples, & put families with children at other tables. Never again for us!!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Even though a reservation was set up, we still had to wait an additional 25 minutes before we were seated. However the overall experience was still good.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I made a reservation for this restaurant at 6:45 p.m. we were seated at 7:50 p.m. the hostesses were extremely rude and disorganized about the delay. The food is good, but it's definitely not worth the lengthy wait.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Food was great\r\nWe had NO show because they were busy that's what the said.\r\nEven with reservation I had to wait a full hour to be seated.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great food and service. Tight fit at tables but overall good experience

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great way to celebrate valetines day with my love...although they had special pricing, it was worth it as the portions were big, service was great and we were seated within 2 minutes of our reservation time.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Perfect place to take my daughter for her birthday. Service was a bit slow because of the language barrier.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

I would like someone to call me about this awful experience

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

This is an upscale hibachi. Food was plentiful enough for my wife and I to share. Bar selection was disappointing.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

The wait times are not appropriate - seated for 8pm reservation at 8:40. This is a restaurant that encourages young children to come and making them wait that long for a slow meal with an already late reservation is intolerable. Otherwise it's as expected - mass market Japanese hibachi

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

The food was overly salted. Onions had a chard taste. The sauce was salty.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Having a reservation does NOT matter. We waited for 1 hour to be seated and two hours to get our food. Will not go there again

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

Even with reservation and after wait for more than 30 minutes, I coudn't have a table. Shame on you Benihana...

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Wonderful birthday dinner. Justin was an excellent chef and amazing to watch cooking

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Our chef must have been new cause the expectations of a benihanas restaurant were not there. Was very disappointed . The waitress was great though and probably saved the night. So that's why the scoring was difficult cause between waitress and chef the waitress shined and that should not be the case with what is expected from ur establishment. Again the chef was a nice guy but the experience was not there. Just needs more training.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My daughter, her boyfriend and I all had dinner together here while in Orlando. Our chef was the absolute best we have ever experienced at a Japanese Steakhouse. We all agreed the best ever with him...and the food. Thank you.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

Hello, to whom it may concern. My experience was horrible due to the fact that it was my daughter birthday. My service was not on point my waitress was not there all the time we order extra rice and extra shrimp which was not serve. We had to wait to for our soda 3 times. We had to bring this attention to the manager. We always go to different bennihana and the service was on point don't know what happened this time. I am not happy with this day. My wife is pregnant and wanted to have a good time and we didn't have a good nite. We had to stay a extra 30 min after we were done to talk to the manager, on which was a inconvenience couse we couldn't take the girls to the movies. Thank you for your time. \n\n Sincerely Jonathan

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Hibachi show with benihana is much more fun. Talented and entertaining chefs! My kids loves the tricks and liked the foods!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

It was my bday me and my daughter was sat with a white family,I guess they Didnt approve of us,and they got moved.I was offended.racism at its best. You should have ask them before we were sat with me. Ruined my birthday

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything was perfect. From beginning to end. We come here every time in Orlando.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I was there celebrating my birthday with 3 other people. We had to ask the waitress numerous times for the same item, ie water, check, to go containers, etc.\n\nThe chef was amazing but he had to ask for more food as not enough was given for him to prepare. One of my friends ordered no mushrooms, extra onions for his steak and the waitress put in extra mushrooms, no onions. \n\nIf it had not been a birthday celebrating for me, i would have left before the food was prepared.\n\nShe had to be flagged down by another waitress for us to get our checks at the end of the meal

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

It's good food, enjoyable cook, great ambiance, and good food. Did I mention good food. Lol. Enjoy!

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

This was a less than stellar visit, the food was only so so. Our orders were not correct and the chef gave away 2 portions for our party to someone else then had to get more and cook it. Our drinks were frequently empty with a server no where in sight. There was no 'show' from the chef and other food was incorrect but we were too hungry and tired to care. We had a reservation but they still had us wait over 20 minutes after telling us when we got there that they were just cleaning our table. Not even close to my best experience at Benihana.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

It was not a happy meal. The guy making the food eas in bad mood. My kids were served in last place. We waited 20 minutes to sit and we reserved previously. It was terrible.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food was very good. Made reservations online and was seated within minutes of arriving. Only thing missing from dinner was the yum yum sauce that I've had at other Hibachi grills. The sangria was amazing as was the apple sake. The margaritas could use some tweaking didn't much care for that. Overall it was a great first time experience. Restaurant was clean. The Cook was very talented, and service was excellent. Will eat here again

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great food. Great service

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Table was too crowded. Barely had room to eat. Staff was confused about the usage of a birthday certificate. My wife received a very small portion of the chicken she ordered. Chef just shrugged his shoulder when asked about it. Chef gave my fried rice to another person seated at my table. Had to wait while they made another batch in the kitchen. Overall not a great experience, the staff seemed very unorganized and poorly trained

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Looks like the the service is much better at dinner than lunch. The food is always very good, but the drinks... You order once and never find a way to order again... The 'chef', who plays with the food and creates a 'show' during the dinner, looks like a begginer at lunch... Trully recomend by night

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My fiance and I celebrated her birthday and it was great!!! Great food, great service and a great atmosphere!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

We sat 45 min after our reservation time, place was really noise, the cook was not so entertaining, he just did how job, he looked tired. Food was ok, my experience from past Benihana's was better.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had 8 family members celebrate our sons birthday. The chef was amazing and funny - The two kids had a great time watching Nam do his theatrics and make incredible food at the same time. We all left stuff and our mouths hurt from laughing. It was a great time that created many special memories. Thank you!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Reserved from Canada in advance for New Year (and son's birthday) and I recommend reservations as there were a lot of people waiting. In area of Premium Outlets and Disney so will be busy. Well worth it!! Food was great and so was service. Chicken special rice was amazing. Filet mignon dinner was just enough food. Our chef Linh was really good - personable, prepared and expert. Every speck of the food was delightful.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food is great and very fresh; prepared in front of your eyes. Besides the cooking show being very entertaining by itself, it is delicious and very healthy, once most of the stuff is grilled.\nThe Cooking Chiefs are very welcoming and play with the kids in the group most of the time!\nStrongly recommend this restaurant.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

we book our table at 8:30pm, when we arrived at Benihana, the entrance area was fully of people with no where to sit whilst we waited. and we waited for over an hour before a table was available; that wasn't the best impression a restaurant can give especially after a long flight from UK on Christmas Day. food was OK, nothing special. I personally would not go back again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

we came to this restaurant the evening of Dec 27th with a reservation at 8.15pm. arrived on time and when we get in , the reception of the restaurant was plenty of people ( more tan 30 ) and also people outside waiting for a table. hostess told us they were running behind Schedule due to to some tables did not finish yet. we went to the bar and wait almost an hour! to be seated. food was good as always. waiters were overwhelmed due to over capacity and busy of the night. the carpet was dirty due to some children throw food there. we were seated near reception and listened discussion from waiting guests with histess and captain for delays. sometimes restaurants must limit the number of reservations because the experience for the customer could become bad.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Food is very good and show is nice to see.\nWaiting time with reservation is not aceptabel. We had like 60 US p.p.\nVery loud inside but if you come to Benihana it is more about live cooking...

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great experience having the food cooked in front of you and the chef was really entertaining. Main problem was the wait - we booked for 7:30, we were told we would have to wait 15 minutes, but that occurred twice in a row, so we ended up waiting 45 minutes, even though we had booked!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

We booked at 8:30 pm. We arrived at 8:15 but did not get seated til nearly 10 pm. So many people waiting and staff did not seem to care. They overbooked. It was obvious and service suffered. Worst Benihana we have gone.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

One more opportunity to enjoy good food in a fun environment.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

U wouldn't go back even if I git paid by the restaurant to eat there.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We made reservations at 630pm and we're there at 635pm. When received a table it happen around 15 minutes later. It wasn't even busy in there. Food was great service was great aswell.\nThe had no Bud products ( bud lt or bud)\nOther than the beer issue everything was great. \nA little pricy but it worth it.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

Front desk host service not too friendly. And the Opentable website are not real connect to Opentable.com and earn point. Business dishonor to customer. I didn't received points for this dinner reservation due to I did not know the restaurant website does not link to to real Opentable.com in order to earn points.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Thanks to the manager and the front desk hostess they accommodated additional people on top of my rsvp.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Benihana is the best Hibachi restaurant in Orlando. We had dine out other hibachi restaurants.\nThey have a lot portion but quality and service are not good compare to Benihana standard .\nI love Benihana.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great family place...Very busy at Christmas time....\nRecommended...

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I had a reservation for 9:30 and only got a table at 10:30 pm.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Did not have a very good experience. Made a reservation, arrived on time and still waited more than an hour to be seated. After being seated. Waited another 30 minutes before receiving drinks, soup, and salad. The entre was sub-par but we did have a great server. I would not recommend going here.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I have my reservation but it wasn't give me at time

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Food was delicious as usual. Chef was entertaining, but did not talk very much. Maybe it was a long shift and we were the last table. His cooking was stellar

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We went on Christmas Eve.. We were greeted upon arrival then was seated. Our chef fir the evening was very entertaining and funny. Service was wonderful and food was good.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Benihana is the best Japanese hibachi restaurant! Top quality food and service!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This is not the first time I've been there with family & once again it was excellent. I now have a new favorite (the tuna steak). By far, the best prepared tuna I've had in a long time.\n\nFood was prepared & served professionally. Server was attentive & the chef was very engaged w/the guests at the table (there were 7 total).\n\nWe had reservations for a later time but ended up going earlier than expected. The staff was very accommodating & happy to oblige. Manager made an appearance at the table & asked how everything was.\n\nRoom temperature was bit cool for me. I kept drinking the hot tea to warm up.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Reservations are worthless. Waited over 2 hours to be seated past our reservation time. Chef was ok. Knife skills were medioc re. Flair was average to below average. Cooked things well. But messed up who got filet mignon and who got teriyaki steak.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great food. Little expensive.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We have eaten here in the past and the food seems to have changed. We were overall satisfied with everything but would rate as fair. Our server was great and we lacked for nothing.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our chef was amazing, fun, and made it one of the best meals we have had in Orlando

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Justin did an awesome job of proficient entertaining at our grill! We were disappointed that NOTHING WAS OFFERED as a Shrimp appetizer replacement for food allergy :-(

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Let me start off by saying the staff were friendly and nice and also chef but food I didn't to much care for. To order a $40 plate it wasn't worth it the rice taste after cook like it had been froze and the meat was ok I did enjoy the steak but overall our bill came up to a little over $150 and it wasn't worth it. I had better

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I went here for a romantic birthday dinner with my spouse. I was very disappointed. The place was extremely packed and overbooked. Packed I understand but there was not enough staff to handle the demand. My reservation was for 8 the chef did not reach my table until 10. We waited so long the young child at my table started crying she was so hungry. The waiter had to bring her some rice. The chef was the only good thing. Le was very nice and conversed with the table greatly. The waiter was not very attentive. The place is supposed to be a sophisticated steakhouse and it was very dirty. The floors had food on them. I sat next to a window that looked like it hadn't been cleaned in weeks. The bathroom was trashed. Mcdonalds does a better job with cleanliness. I was extremely shocked because I heard such good things about this chain and how famous ppl frequented here. I couldn't imagine a celeb sitting in that place. I will continue to go to Kobe which is cheaper and nicer and the food is better. I am glad I had the birthday coupon or I would have felt ripped off.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Benihanna is a great experience for adults and children; the waite service was extra and they certainly got you prepared with the soup and salad before the course. We took our granddaughters who are five for their birthday and they had a ball watching the chef prepare the food and do his tricks - shrimp in the hat and the Rice Bowl flip, and more. It is really fun to watch your food prepared, then get to eat it as well. The food is always good and consistent with their menu. A fun time was had by all - four adults and two children.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food is usually great at any Benihana , this location was nice and clean. The chef didn't seem to be to personable. He cooked the food but really did not put too much effort into engaging the people at the table to participate. The fried rice is now a paid option with dinner and used to be included. Overall the we had a good meal.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had been to a Benihana before but the staff at the Orlando Benihana treated uswith extra special flair. Seven of us were on family vacation together and the group can be hard to please, but everyone agreed that it was a great night. I recommend the friend rice. In additon to the lovely meal and entertaining chef, they took photos of our group and presented them to us before we left-a perfect souvenier. Thank you so much to everyone at Benihana Orlando!!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Good place for an anniversary dinner, fun concept. Sat with strangers but we all enjoyed the chef.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food and service were wonderful. Our kids love interacting with the chef and watching them cook! Definitely a great place to go for family night!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Had a great lunch! Was fun and good was good! Pretty pricy for lunch.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

CHIEF LEE WAS EXCELLENT. THERE WAS TWO FAMILIES, ONE HAD THREE CHILDREN AND EVERYONE WAS ENTERTAINED, OH AND HIS COOKING WAS OUTSTANDING.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We love to visit Benihana in the Twin Cities. It's top choice for our sons too. When we saw it next door to our resort, we had to go. I can hardly describe the disappointment on my family's faces when there was no YumYum sauce. We asked if we could get some, but Chef Cyril said he was not permitted to serve it. Instead we got a bitter mustard sauce . If it weren't for the engaging conversation with Chef Cyril, we would have walked out. The food was excellently prepared, but we missed the YumYum sauce. At least now we know to ask before making a reservation.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our chef, Rasty and our waiter, Jojo were amazing! They both seemed to be totally be enjoying themselves and were very happy to be serving us! We will definately be visiting them next time we are in Orlando!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We went there for a birthday of our son, it was their first time and they enjoyed very much.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great show and food but heavy on butter and oil. Joseph did a great job! Take it easy on seasonings pls.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This facility was very clean, had very good lighting, comfortably spaced tables, and overall great ambiance. Staff was very pleasant and efficient and the chef was very good at his job. Quality and quantity of food was great. All made for a very enjoyable dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I hadn't been to Benihana's since my 8th grade class went for our graduation 30 years ago. It was everything I remembered it to be. The big group I went with figured it wasn't going to live up to my memory but it did and so much more. Everyone loved it and now planning on a girl's night out there as well as my birthday and my moms birthday dinner. Thanks for an AWESOME time.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Loved the whole experience! Food very good and fresh

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The chef was a bit subdued, not the normal lively performance. The food was really goo and prepared as requested.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

The staff was very nice and attentive and we ordered the blue punch bowl for 2 and that was really good. Everything else was average, the food, the atmosphere.. it's not worth what you pay. I prefer Kobe's and Fuji Sushi.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

Food was horrible and cook didn't prepare my food properly and I don't plan on coming back

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Justin was great chef

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Had an amazing time!! Very kid friendly my 2 and 4 yr old loved every minute. Wouldn't hesitate to take them again

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We have been to other Benihana 's over the years. The place is clean the staff great. The food and presentation fell short of what we have know from past experience.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The service was both attentive and very inviting. Food was great and all of it was cooked to order. The chef was very entertaining I recommend this for any family and group event.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

Wasn't what we expected. Felt very rushed. Food came all at once. We ordered salads and my rice and shrimp came at the same time and my husbands food came when I was done

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Outstanding service. Great food!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Not as entertaining as years before. Pretty disappointing.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food, service, and drinks were great! I loved this location better than the one back in NYC. Our chef Lee was amazing! He was very friendly and entertaining. I would definitely go back the next time I visit Orlando!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Went there for a dinner with the family and we all had a great time. Food was excellent and the staff was friendly.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I wasn't too impressed with the food. Kobe Steakhouse is much better. At Kobe's you get More vegetables

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I like coming here because the food is great, prices are good and the ambience is very pleasing. I can sit at a table alone with hubby or sit in the habachi with people a I dont know and but can get to know and interact with. Its always a nice experience to come to Benihanas.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Been to other Benihanas , the food there is better there . Not bad , there were just interested to go home as we were the last sitting

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

GOOD PLACE FOR A GROUP MEETING. THE SPECIAL WAY THEY PREPARE THE FOOD IS WORTHY THE VISITI. I WOULD COME BACK.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I've been to this restaurant in Atlanta, Cleveland and Orlando multiple times in each location. The food, atmosphere and customer service has always been fantastic! My husband absolutely fell in love with the chefs in Orlando. You won't leave here hungry nor disappointed believe me! My husband gets the Rocky's Choice (yummy) and I get the scallops, shrimp and sometimes lobster (extra yummy). I can't say enough about Benihana's.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My wife and I loved the service and staff. The food was amazing and the show wicked cool!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

We booked for 630pm; a seasonal thunderstorm meant that we ended up being just over 10 minutes late (I was driving for the first time through Orlando and the traffic does start to crawl when the heavens open). The response from the front desk was a combination of 'not our problem' and 'couldn't care less'. 'It's in our terms and conditions,' the receptionist shrugged. I would get it if we were 30 minutes late or didn't have the fun of the storm to manoeuvre, but please - surely a response which said 'we'll do everything we can to seat you', while showing at least an iota of concern for the situation would be far more sensible? We'd been there a few days before - we were 30 minutes early and I wasn't overly impressed by the 'couldn't care less' attitude then, but it really came to the fore with 4 hungry people.\n\nWe sat at the bar and dodged the various rain drops coming through the ceiling - we, of course, had to accept the storm was doing the damage, while they, of course, weren't interested in the inconvenience it was for us! \n\nWe were eventually seated 30 minutes or so later and full credit to both the waiter (who seemed very new and had to have everything repeated at least once, but he did his best!) and the chef whom, as ever at Benihana, were excellent.\n\nIt's such a shame that the front desk doesn't match the food and quality of the chef. We've been to Benihana in London too, where the service is outstanding and sets you up for the great meal that follows. This just left the wrong sort of taste in the mouth.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

From Germany. Took some people for a birthday dinner there. Great show from our cook at the table, good service and great taste. Even the American friends who've been with said it was a good one

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I always have a great time at Benihana. The service was a little slow this time but it was still fun

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

excellent food and great show by chef, get the fried rice - I thought it was a hard boiled egg!\nKids meal is great also with free drinks top-ups.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

THIS WAS A VERY NICE PLACE TO EAT AND GREAT FOR SPEACIAL EVENTS. KID FRIENDLY.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Service was great. Wait wasnt long since I had made reservation. Popular place so waiting to be seated without reservation can be long especially during peak meal hours. My 9 year old enjoyed the experience thoroughly. They even take a foto and give to you for free as a momento of the experience. Definitely worth the price.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The mitsu soup was amazing and the salad was refreshing. The table was split on the seafood, one person thought it was great, but another felt that the vegetables were a better taste. Everyone loved the steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Benihana is amazing ! This time I had the opportunity to bring my family during our visit to Orlando and it was by far the best restaurant we had visited in Orlando during our vacation..

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I was surprised when I walked into the restaurant and the decor and lack.of intimacy. Behihana used to be a great spot but how far had it fallen. The food was bland and the atmosphere was lackluster.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food was delicious. Service was great. Cooked to perfection.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

After a day of traveling and being on an airplane , I used Open Table and waited maybe 5 minutes to be seated . It was my birthday and the staff put on an excellent performance . I defiantly would come back ! It was the best birthday so far . Best drinks and food in Orlando !

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

A number of times we complained to the manager and hostess about the waiter service we were experiencing. When you pay that kind of money you expect better, but the waiter was no where to be seen the whole knight. He just did not care.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I was there for my birthday and everything from the service, the food to the chef was excellent. The waitress was patient and treated my sisters' first experience fun and entertaining.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We had a cosy evening in this restaurants. A lot of big parties and it seems that everyone was celebrating his or her birthday. The servants were singing happy birthday all the time, nice for children, but somewhat over the hill.... The food was very good, as was the wine we ordered.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I have eaten at this Benihana before, and they continue to provide a fun atmosphere and delicious food. However, the hibachi chef was not nearly as entertaining as previous chefs. He did a couple of tricks, but didn't really interact with the table. The pricing also seems to have gone up and the portions seem to have shrunk. Again, the food was still delicious and the atmosphere is good, but the overall value seems to be diminishing.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Our reservation was for 11:30 - they did NOT open until 11:30, so we had to stand outside in the heat and wait. Service seemed to be really slow and it took them a while to get set up. Food was good, but not great. My strip steak was unedible, however, the scallops were very good. Our Vietnamese chef was good. Overall, I was not that impressed with the service nor the food, but the prices were not bad. Our table mates were 3 Japanese girls who work at the Epcot Japanese restaurant who said they came to Benihana because the prices were a lot better than Epcot even with their Disney discount.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Even after having reserved a table we had to wait 30 min.!!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I sat down to celebrate my birthday with my mom. We had hibachi spicy chicken. That came with an onion soup which was delicious, a shrimp appetizer, fried rice, chicken and spicy sauce, and ice cream to top it all off. \nMy performer could have been a bit more enthusiastic to tell you the truth, but I guess the same tricks get old after performing them X amount of times a day. A bit more creativity should be encouraged. I saw the same tricks 3 years in a row from my hometown in Coral Springs all the way to Orlando. \nOther than that, it is a great place to go out and eat with friends or large groups. It tends to be a little loud and I wouldn't recommend bringing children under 4 years old to the hibachi tables.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food was delicious, the server was friendly, and the chef put on a great show. My only complaint was the greeters and staff at the front. They were unfriwndly, rude, and didn't seem to know what a smile was.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Love this place. Would come back anytime. Perfect food...

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Brought two families to the I Drive location for dinner. Service was great, good was great, kids had a great time.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Chef Ken was awesome!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This is a new restaurant with great hospitality and service. Ideal for special occasions

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent food and quality, outstanding pricing, best Japanese Steakhouse by far in Orlando

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

the hibachi chicken that we ordered in the lounge had zero seasoning--Tasted like they threw raw chicken in a pot of boiling water. Definitely not made fresh if you are not seeing it cooked in front of you at the hibachi tables

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had a really great time! Family wnvolved with the cooking presentation and the taste of it was really something amazing! Totally recommend it! Go there and have fun! Very outstanding service, well educated and friendly people! Reasanable price!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

My wife and I went here for her birthday yesterday evening. They don't have much vegetarian options so we just ordered a noodle dish called 'Seafood Diablo' with absolutely no seafood. The meal is supposed to be served with soup (which we couldn't have because of meat broth), salad (which was good), shrimp appetizer (which we couldn't have), vegetables (which the server said he would give us EXTRA of since we can't have the other 2 things) along with tea and steamed rice. \n\nEveryone was served their soups and we got our salad which was good. Next came the rice, which was also good. Then he skipped the vegetables and went straight into making our seafood diablo with no seafood which was weird but alright. He served us our dish. Then he brought out the typical hibachi vegetables (zuchinni and onion) which we were promised extra of. He made them. We did not receive extra, in fact we did not receive ANY AT ALL. I was extremely confused. Everyone was served these vegetables besides us, the only vegetarians there. He then went on to making everyone elses food. \n\nMy wife asked for her noodles to be as less spicy as possible but he seemed to put the full serving of spices as it was very hot for her. Needless to say, she couldn't eat it. My noodle dish was fine as I'm ok with spiciness. \n\nAt the end of our meal we spent about $70 for small salad, side bowl of rice and a plate of seasoned noodles/vegetables.....the one thing that irked me the most was the fact that we weren't given any hibachi vegetables. I can't wrap my mind around that!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Benihana is my go to place for birthday and anniversary celebrations. I didn't think twice to celebrate both this time there with my family. The waitress was reading her name from a script! That was my first warning of the type of service I would receive. She didn't ask what we were celebrating, which is what they always do first. I found it weird but didn't question anything. We ordered. Chef came and cooked. Didn't interact much with us. Very quiet, cooked, dropped an egg and some shrimp tails. My kids were still fascinated but I wish he would've interacted more with us. I told him it was our anniversary (now that no one had told him our celebration). Food was good, as always. She came and checked on us, with what we needed. I was still awaiting for her to ask about what we were celebrating. Then our dessert arrived and later our check. I asked her if we were going to have our picture taken. (I had to ask!). She said 'ooh...yea' but seemed frustrated. She got the camera and took a picture of us with empty, dirty plates in front of us. She came back with the picture. I asked if they still sang the Japanese wedding song for anniversaries. She said yes. Then I said 'well you never asked me, but it's my anniversary'. (By this time I was fed up with her service, and I had used a birthday certificate and she still had not asked who's birthday it was or what we were celebrating). She responds with (in a bit of an attitude) 'yes there's a song, I can get a group and sing it for you if you want'. I was so mad that I said no forget it. I'm ready to go. As we awaited our card back from paying, she got the group and they did it. By this point I was beyond mad. I drove 40 minutes away from home on the week of my birthday and the day of my anniversary to celebrate and this is how we were treated?? She saw my face and asked if everything was okay. I started explaining it and then stopped and said 'just forget it' and got up and left. Good food, okay show, worst service ever!

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

Very poor service. Visiting this restaurant after having been to the Salt Lake one which was great - we were offered a table in the corner at the back with no view and were told there were no other available tables. Strange alas there seemed to be many available and empty. Hope this wasn't due to us having my disabled sister with us but it certainly felt like that. We decided to leave and go to Mikado instead which was a far better experience and the staff seemed to actually want us to eat there. Mikado is 10 mins away from this and a lot nicer with a very similar dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had a wonderful time at Benihanas. Our waiter Antonio was absolutely wonderful. He is very friendly, people oriented, and has a wonderful spirit. He was very attentive and took care of all of our needs. The restaurant was very clean and has a wonderful atmosphere. In addition we had a visit from the manager AL assuring the service was good. I will definitely visit this Benihanas again while visiting Orlando.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Overall amazing

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

This place was alright. I had heard it was a cheaper version of kobe's but its not. Its just as expensive and the quality and service is lacking on the price, pretty hard. The guy cooking the food was zoned out and didnt really interact with us at all. They ask if we want fried rice and neglected to tell us the fried rice is an extra $3.50 extra for each plate, which considering its already $20-30 each it feels a bit like nickle and diming us. Overal the food is pretty good, but not great. Overall, you get way more bang for your buck at Kobe's steakhouse.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The reception was great. The cooker was amazing. The manager was very kind. But the server responsible for our table demonstrated little patience with us considering it was our first time at the restaurant.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

From the bust boy almost knocking us down as we tried to enter the front door, to the table we were given, to the rush to order from our waitress, the service was extremely poor. I will never eat at this location ever again. I took my mother there for Mother's Day and I'm sorry I selected this restaurant. My waitress was not very friendly and simply rushed us through the ordering process. She spoke very fast and it was difficult to understand her. I asked her for the regular menu since the Mother's Day menu did not have what my mother wanted but she tried to act like there was no other menu. I insisted that she give us the regular menu as I did my online review of the menu before selecting this restaurant. Finally I got the regular menu. My drink order was not what I expected. Overall I was not happy with the service. The food was good but service was POOR. At the end they did sing happy bday for my Mom.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Great experience, average food

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Four of us went here for dinner after seeing a show. The 'show' was nice, but I have seen better on other visits, As usual there was more food than I can ever eat. My only complaint is that some of the food gets cold before the rest of it is cooked, you have to eat it as it gets done so don't try to wait until you get everything that you ordered, so eat as you go. I would recommend this as a fun place to eat If you are a small group you are seated with other people so you get to meet new people and make new friends.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

This Benihana was uninviting and sterile in theme. It was loud and had no particular character to recommend it for special occasions. Reminded me of a low budget fast and furious lunch counter. The food was passable but skimpy portions. The flavors were rather bland compared to other Benihana restaurants we've visited around Florida and Las Vegas. It was obvious that this place was designed and intended for tourists who probably won't be back again. We're long, long time residents and dine out a lot. We will give it one more try for lunch one day. Can't recommend it to friends and family based upon our first visit.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Had reservations for 7:45. Seated at 8:15. Drinks served at 8:45. Server completely forgot about us and after repeated attempts to speak with a manager we finally got a manager to our table at the end of the meal, which was almost 10:00. Everyone at the table was offered 'Fried Rice' by the server with no mention that it was an up charge. The manager was nice enough and made adjustments to our bills, but wasn't very apologetic to the poor service. I would much prefer my local hibachi restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food was great and the chef cooked a great meal. My family loves going there.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had a 6:30pm reservation for 4 and we were seated right away. The kids menu has a variety of choices and can be turned into a chef's hat for the kids to wear. The meal is 5 course and delicious. The chef was entertaining and made it a great experience. It was my birthday and they took a picutre of our group as a keepsake for us. If you go online and register, they will send you a $30 coupon to use on your birthday! Great deal! Will definitely be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Le was our chef, he was great. Very entertaining and had the whole table full of laughter AND GOOD FOOD. Our server wasn't so good.. Seemed very new in her position. Very slow with service and a little too quick with her tongue.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Family friendly dining. Had reservations and still had to wait about 40 minutes. It was a busy week in Orlando. Great dinner for the whole family including grand parents. Disappointed about having to wait so long to be seated. Small waiting area for families. Food and service were good.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Far too many people and they clearly cannot handle the reservations they make. They overbook and over promise. It's a mad house. Probably a specific orlando issue, as other restaurants in this chain aren't the same when it comes to waiting for a table when you have a confirmed reservation. Food is always consistent.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Fuimos 9 personas de la familia a cenar y aunque fue muy demorada la espera a pesar de que ya habíamos reservado con anticipación y llegamos muy cumplidos, la comida y el servicio del mesero fueron excelentes ! también el vino muy bueno y de muy buen precio

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

The experience started off fine when we were greeted and sat at the table, but went downhill from there. The service was slow and he got our orders wrong. Drinks were often empty. According to the menu, we should have gotten tea and ice cream, but got neither. And the fried rice cost extra!! Not what you expect at a Japanese steakhouse. A kobe opening up the street could be trouble for Benihana...

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

The one thing I don't expect to have to pay extra for when I go to a restaurant like this is to be charged extra for converting the rice from plain white rice to fried rice. seriously, it costs less than a $1 to make plain rice into fried rice for the whole table and to charge an additional $3.50 per person when the entre's are already over priced is very disappointing.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

It is always a good time! The chefs are entertaining and funny. The experience is always fun. The food is great, as is the service.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

A bit pricey, but if you're looking to splurge and celebrate with the family/friends on a special night out. The chefs are very entertaining and the food is great.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Everything was perfect, the fact that the family tha we share the table was rude, we were celebrating a birthday and they start to fight so, I suggest make the table with family's with the same kids ages or at least they have one thing in common like kids, age, occasion, etc. I understand that it's difficult bc it's a turistuc place but the kinda ruin our night, other than that the place is amazing

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Benihana offers more than chef-to-table: it's chef-at-your-own-table. Like other restaurants of its type, hibachi is served with several appetizers. The prices and food were standard for hibachi restaurants. It doesn't far exceed others, but my experience was good. It is noisy, and there were many families when I visited.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Benihana is my families favorite place to eat. Very good food and great staff

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We had a great meal at Benihana. Had a reservation and were seated within 5 minutes of arrival. Had read reviews of not having a great 'show', so requested someone animated as we were dining with our 2 kids (5&3). We had a sweet waitress and our chef was great! Did lots of tricks for the kids and kept them entertained & laughing. Food was very good (although I was alarmed at how much butter & oil he cooked with)...and there was SO much of it. Great experience for something different!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We go to Bennyhanna to interact with the chef at our table. It was very low key and not much interaction. We have been there in the past with a lot more interaction and lots more fun.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great performance and good enough food for us Japanese too.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Benihana is a great place to eat at, the kids always enjoy eating here also. It is a very fun atmosphere the only reason I rated this Benihana a 4 instead of a 5 is because they don't have the yum yum sauce like some other ones.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I don't know the point of making a reservation if you arrive at the time you booked and they make you wait 20 minutes for the table. About the food service: as the whole table get the same sides dishes: vegetables, onions and mushrooms I was disappointed that the chef didn't cook enough for all 8 people, especially me. My plate (I was the last person served) missed the mushrooms and had small portion of grilled onions and vegetables. And I payed as the rest of 7 people of the table that had full plate. For this I don't recommend to go there.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

If you ever want to experience a fantastic place with excellent food, this is the place to be. It began with a great team of hosts and greeters at the door, then the table and waiter/waitress. They took all our orders and the drinks were fantastic!! Then our chef showed up and made it a fantastic night, he was entertaining and very interactive. A very enjoyable time, will come back again when we are in Orlando.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Service was a little slow at first. The food was excellent! Portions are large and filling. Fresh quality meat served here! Fun as a group of 5 or more but if you have less it's still fun to meet fellow vacationers.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

My wife and I have been going to Benihana every week or two for lunch. In doing so, we pass by other Japanese restaurants. My reason for doing this has been the spicy seafood soup. Without warning, they have taken it off of the menu. Since the sushi is no better than other Japanese restaurants, and since I am not interested in the hackneyed hibachi presentation, it is unlikely that I will be back.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

Very disappointing chef performance and mediocre food made this an uneventful and lackluster dinner. The price was astronomical for what was delivered

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

You, just can't beat the originator, I have been to other Japanese restaurants, but they just don't compare, !

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great food but we were sad that the food was simply cooked without the fun show that typically accompanies the cooking... Kids were especially disappointed.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food was excellent and the chef demonstrated great knife skills but didn't perform as many tricks as we have seen at other places. But fun for first timers

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had a blast taking our kids out for dinner. Staff was tremendous - great chef and server....they were entertaining. Food was really good. Would highly recommend this for a night out with the family.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Was able to make an open tablwe reservation that morning. Not clear it meant much. We had to wait 25 minutes and they insisted we had 1 more person than the reservation was for. In any case, we would have waited at least that long anywhere we ate. Food was pretty typical Hibachi though on the tasty side as this chef used a lot of garlic butter and the wine list was better. They were out of the 1 craft beer on the menu.\n\nThis chef didn't do much for showmanship rather focused on the cooking task at hand which was fine for my grown kids and I since we had been to many hibachi places.\n\nAll in all a solid choice for a fun night out.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

This was our third time eating at this restaurant so imagine our surprise when it was a disappointing meal! The food was bland. Chicken over-cooked and dry. But, most of all, we went there for the show that the chef usually puts on. Our chef was pleasant but there was really nothing to watch.\n\nWe had sushi and it was good.\n\nWe also recommend that they serve white sauce.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Our second time at this location. First experience better than this visit . Food very good, cook good but could be more engaging.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Benihana is a not only an excellent culinary experience but also a fun experience \nOur chef was skillful and playful. Our food was delicious and nutritious. Will definitely come again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

We have been to Benihanas numerous times before and this time was not a great experience. The chef 'Ken' didn't appear to be interested in providing the best experience which wasn't great for our kids or the other couple that was there for their first time. Service was just ok as the restaurant was pretty busy. The quality food was very good as it should be considering the price. I'd recommend selecting a different restaurant as the experience may be better with lower prices and comparable quality of food.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We never have a bad service or food. It's always a joy. We go frequently for dinner. Sometimes just date night. Other times with family and friends.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great Food! The chef does a great job entertaining everyone while cooking. I love that the cook the kids food first to keep them occupied.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Please, Benihana, get some white sauce in your restaurant. The majority of other japanese steak houses have it, so why don't you? You would have so much more business if you just find a way to make some white sauce.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Out for dinner on a Saturday night, anticipating crowds, made res with OpenTable. Arrived on time, checked in. The place is hopping. Took 35 minutes from check in / reservation time to be called for table. Looks like they need better management to handle high demand - otherwise, where is the value of a res when walk ins are told it'll be 40-45 minutes? Otherwise, was classic Benihana, great service, great food, cooked in front of you, corny jokes, and a fun time. However, it does discourage me from this location if a booked reservation is no better than a walk in.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

We've always loved Benihanas, especially the fried rice. Haven't been in several years and very dissappointed. The fried rice, which was our favorite part, was tasteless. And what a surprise to learn that steamed rice comes with the meal and you now must pay extra for fried rice. The teriyaki steak was good as was the hibachi chicken. Unfortunately, the chef cooked all the seafood first, and the other diners at our table all ordered seafood. By the time he cooked ours, we were frankly tired of waiting and full after having the soup, rice, and some of the fried rice after having to douse it with soy sauce to give it some flavor. We're coming back to Orlando next year with our grandkids and we'll probably bring them to Benihanas because of the entertainment value, but its just not worth it for the two of us.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

Very expensive for just okay if that. Wine list needs help, way over priced for what they offer. Dinner served in parts, not the best arrangement. Would have been better if we went to a steak house. This place great for kids but that's it!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Made reservation for 45 minutes later and we were able to be seated within 10 minutes of reservation. Server and Chef were very good. Richochet

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

It was my boyfriend 1st time at benihana and he loved it. Super different with great suggestion by the waitress, cold beer, good desserts. I must go to Benihana everytime I'm in Orlando, just love it!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My husband enjoys the sushi and I enjoy the hibachi. We get both as well as entertainment. Really a fun time.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

They sat us with a couple dressed up for a romantic dinner and we had a 14 month old with us! They should look to see who they are seating together. Over all very good, just uncomfortable for us.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was our first time and Justin our Chef was great and fun. The food was very good and the atmosphere is great. I would recommend for a great meal with great service. I will be back and keep up the great work very professional. Thanks,

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Really enjoyed our evening at Benihana. Food was excellent. Ambience was great.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Chef was great. Taste of food also great. Server was good, but very overworked. Had four tables of 8 and couldn't keep up, although he did his best.\nFront of the house staff was very young, behaved childishly and were downright rude. Won't be back to spend ~$30 an entree with a bunch of immature teenagers running the show.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great as always... Maybe a once every 3 months meal!!! A Iot of food!! Great quality!!

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

Unfortunately, Benihana's vary greatly from town to town. The one in Las Vegas in the old Hilton is awesome and I mean the food and atmosphere but this Orlando one, like so many Orlando restaurants; charge way too much and deliver poor value and mainly poor food for the money.\nGot my typical Mai tai , which was almost $9.00 for fruit juice. Stated there was Meyer's dark rum in it, But drink was Pure Yellow. When I questioned the waiter, he sent a Very Poor manager over and she snidely stated, OK, to satisfy you we will give you a little more and that's what they brought, Two tiny glasses with about a 1/4 shot, total.\nThe cook, was boring, pre-rehearsed with poor technique and no personality.\nI paid almost $50 for filet and lobster and not worth anything close to this price.\nI wish These chains had better control over their locations.\nIf you go there, just beware, I am sure their are Much better Japanese restaurants around the area.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Very disappointed with meal.filet no flavor, vegetables overcooked as well as the shrimp . shame for a valentine's dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Went to benihana on a Valentine's lunch date and they only Had an exclusive (expensive) menu. My meal ended up being $90 for two, but hey it's valentines day. I just did not like how they threw in a curve ball at the last minute.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Benihana is my ultimate favorite restaurant for a reason! The food is always amazing, the drinks are well made, and the waitress was really nice. The ambiance is also great too. We met some really nice Canadians, that sat at our table and everyone had a great time with each other.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had a great experience at Benihana! We celebrated a 25th wedding anniversary and 5 year old's birthday. The chef was very accommodating to special food requests. Benihana capped off our night with a group photo for each family in our party.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great food and a great place for special occasions too

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We enjoyed most of the food (chicken was a little dry) and the service and presentation was generally quite good. Our only complaint was that we were jammed as a group of 6 with 2 oither people and it wasn't adequate space. Some of our party could not eat with their plate on the table as they couldn't fit shoulder to shoulder, instead having to hold their plate in their lap. We did bring this to the attention of the staff but they made it clear that this was how it was and how it was going to be....no solution offered.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I went here to celebrate my 40th birthday with my daughter's ages 9 and 6. I made a reservation at 6. I got there early but was still seated right away. My daughter's and I enjoyed our food and the atmosphere. Our server was very attentive. We will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food you fresh and good quality. Servers were friendly and very courteous.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Food was fresh and good cooked on open grille. Service was great. Our chef could have put on better show for kids at table.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Ventilation systems don't work properly over the tables, you leave the place smelling like fried fish. To noisy place, impossible to have a conversation other than to the person sitting beside you.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our party of six visited prior to attending the theater. The chef was very entertaining and conversed with us. I was very pleased with the hostess reading the comments in the reservation that we had two children in the party and grabbed the appropriate amount of menus.\n\nWe were also celebrating a group belated birthday meal as half the party has birthday's within two weeks of each other starting at the end of November. The staff came out, including the manager, and sang for us. We truly felt special.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our chef Thanh (please forgive me if is spelt you name wrong) was awesome. He was very personable and humorous. Pour host/ waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. I love the overall experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Wanted something a little bit different so I took the family(my parents, wife and three girls[3, 5, 7]) to Benihana. They were much lore at tentative to children then I expected and of course put on a great show for everyone. Always a fun experience.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We so enjoyed our first vacation dinner out on Tuesday at Benhana in Orlando (International Drive), that we returned on Thursday, before we left Florida.\nI was very happy that I was able to make our reservations online.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We have been at this location many times and again it does not disappoint, the Chateaubriand was unbelievable, service wonderful, by a nice young lady and the chef was fun...for the money this is a great deal...thank you...

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

They made Alice very Happy on her Birthday with excellent service!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Love Benis great food and brilliant with the kids interacting with the chef

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

It is always fun to go to Benihana's. The Orlando Benihana on I Drive is my favorite. It is near the Outlet Mall and convenient to Sea World and many Resorts. The service is always exceptional from the hostess to the Chef. The food is excellent The entertainment is fun and exciting. A great time for all ages.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Went here for our granddaughters 4th birthday celebration with the whole family! Our server was outstanding, she took our family photo at the table and made copies for both families, made chopsticks for the kids to use, and took excellent care of us! The chef made delicious meals and seemed to be enjoying himself as much as us!! Thank you, Benihana!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great place for dinner while on vacation. Food was excellent and our chef was quite entertaining. The down side is that it is really loud in the restaurant. Would definately go again.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This particle restaurant never fails to impress! The food is always delicious and the chefs are not only amazing cooks but incredible entertainers as well. I always feel as if I am getting both dinner and a show. We enjoy taking people who have never gone to Benihana there for dinner just to see the look on their faces not only when the food is being prepared by the Chefs but when they take the first bite as well. Highly recommend it!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

It was the night before my Disney Wedding and myself, my bridesmaids and my parents had the best night out! This was my second time dining at Benihana International Drive and it was amazing! We had the best chef and server, they were so fun and friendly. We were sat with a awesome couple celebrating the husbands birthday. The atmosphere was so fun and a lot of smiles all round. \n\nThe first time we ate there was in 2013 and it was great then too! We only have one Benihana in Australia and it's very expensive, while amazing also, it's not something you could have often. Benihana in the states is far more affordable, but the quality is still there and the magic. The only thing different from Australia is they throw food at you here. Orlando never threw food at us... which I both love and miss haha. But really, highly recommend this place, you will have the best food with the nicest people!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent Service. Arrived 10 minutes prior to my reservation, restaurant was packed and I just waited 10 minutes for my table. Very friendly and good prices

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We have been to several Benihanas. This is our favorite. I like sushi and spicy Asian soups. My wife likes hibachi. Both of us are happy here. We avoid the 'show' at the group tables and sit in the lounge area near the sushi bar. At lunchtime, this area is quiet. I recommend the sashimi ceviche and the spicy seafood soup.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had a great experience and a great chef on our visit. So much fun and a great meal also!!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I have been to over 15 Beni Hani in the U.S. Loved everyone. It is my favorite restaurant. The food is always delicious. I have never had a bad meal here.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I made a reservation at Benihana's for 8pm on the 31st of December using OpenTable. This reservation was made at least one month in advance because of such busy time of the year (New Year's Eve). \n\nWe arrived there at 8pm and it took us more than one hour to have our table ready! Apparently they were trying to accommodate both groups with and without a reservation. What's the point of making a reservation if we had to wait the same time as groups without a reservation?

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had a wonderful dinner here for our oldest sons birthday dinner. We had great service by Amy and our dinner experience was made especially wonderful by chef Justin. He was talking to our kids, and very engaging. He was very talented and the kids loved the experience, so much they wanted to come back the next day. Nice to know we could have a nice dinner with a 11 year old and 3 year old and have them equally entertained. The food was also wonderful. A fun night had by all.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

After a few days eating fast food in the parks it is great to have real food for dinner. Always amazing Benihana. But this food was better than the other Benihana's I've visited. The show was not spectacular but my kids loved it anyway. Highly recommended.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had a great time. I love the hibachi and my husband loves the sushi and seafood soup so we both get to enjoy ourselves. The expertise and comedy of the Chefs is always entertaining.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I love eating at Benihanas, the only issue with this location is that I didn't like the sauce selection. I did not have the option for Shrimp Sauce, therefore I had to eat my food dry.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Every time we come to Orlando we go to the Benihana. My kids are crazy for hibachi and we usually go to a hibachi restaurant everywhere we travel to. And the Benihana by the Floridays Resort (on International Drive) is certainly the best one we've been to!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Renato, the Cook, was Excellent at his job, very good cook and excellent spectacle. His sense of humor is contagious and gift us an excellent afternoon fluff joy. Thank Renato

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Arrived during the height of dinner hour New Year's Eve. The restaurant was jammed. Even so, we only had to wait a few minutes past our reservation time. We had a party of 7, ranging in age from 6 to 70. As always, the food and presentation was a delightful experience for all. This was our second holiday experience with this store. We'll definitely come back.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I was very disappointed that they did not offer other options to the guests such as any other dressing besides ginger or have shrimp sauce. The sushi was good. the rice was dry and had no sesame seeds or any other flavor to it. And the extra 'chicken fried rice' that you can add on was a joke. The service was poor and I never got the water that I ordered and my friends tea god mixed up more than once. Overall I would not recommend to a friend or visit again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

If you have a specific time reserved you will not be seated right then. If you are pressed for time don't go here. We reserved 630 party of 9 and was seated 45 minutes AFTER our reserved booking. The food was OK and slightly overpriced for the quantity. I have certainly had better hibachi else where. The chef/cook was also not very entertaining.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Er had a reservation at 6.15 om with to kids at 6 and 7 tests old.\nWe where placed at the tabel at 6.40 pm, which was to much waiting.\nWe made the reservation to avoid the waiting time, specially since it was New yeras eve and we where bringing kids.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had a great time with the family. As far as benihanas, this is the best. It is up beat, lively and the staff couldn't be better! We went on NYE to avoid the $400 hotel dinner and couldn't have been more pleased! It's not 5 star dining but when with young kids, a fantastic and fun place!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Dossapointed overall booked months ago shouldn't have bothered had to wait half an hour anyway also requested as retuning guests a table on our own but had to share with other guests who really didn't has be any New Year's Eve spirit.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Food was a bit bland, but the kids enjoyed the cooking. Fun atmosphere for group. A bit late on seating us.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Very accommodating. Amazing restaurant, would definitely recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The waitress we had was outstanding! The chef was amazing and friendly. Very nice ambience.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

You make an 8PM reservation and they give your table away to 2 others because the Hostesses are overwhelmed and cannot figure what they did out. An hour later you have to beg for a table, when you with family, and they seat you at a table for 8 and the group is 10. You final order and your meal is missing and the chef asks for the food and starts cooking but it is the incorrect meal. Go to the other Benihana or another place. Save yourself the heartache

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We often find ourselves at Benihana. The food is amazing. The service is fantastic. We're always satisfied. We go for date night and bring friends and family for special occasions. Ken is a fantastic chef!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Dinner on Christmas Day was crowed, noisy and hectic, but worth the time and trouble. Our chef was fun and dinner was entertaining. Without a reservation the wait was quoted as two hours, but we did have one, so the wait was only about 15 minutes. We thought it ws a good value and good dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

always entertaining with excellent food cooked to order at your table.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I like good sushi and Asian soups. My wife likes hibachi. We were able to both order an outstanding meal at Benihana. We don't go for the cooking show at the hibachi tables, so we were able to comfortably eat in the lounge. Highly recommended.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

First visit & totally loved it. Great watching the chefs cook, service was excellent & food to match. Smaller groups seated together which we had no problem with & added to our evening. Very busy so advisable to book. Would definitely go again!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had an amazing server who took great care of our family. Thanks so much! We will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Fresh food cooked in front of you! The Best! Went there to celebrate my wife' s birthday with our kids. Everyone is always friendly. Service is great.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Found place to be have more accommodating service in person than over phone. Liked location since it was modern. Enjoyed choice of our tables and location within restaurant. Provided for a more intimate experience for my party. When you can do the simple things correct, anything else extra is a bonus providing for an overall better experience. Found wine list to be adequate and service personable. Would recommend for groups, lunch, and special occasions.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

First time at Benihana . Our Server and and the food was great ! We definitely come back.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Salad dressing tasted very sour ... the whole table did not finish their salads, Mentioned this to the waitress and was told it was freshly made. One guest even asked for another salad with a different dressing. \nFood was overcooked and became dry. Surprised the mushrooms and onions were cooked for so long. Only good thing was a soda, and that the waitress kept it refilled. Very disappointed as it was my birthday dinner. Even with a discount we still spend almost $50.00\nWe won't be going back anytime soon.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

it was my son's 16 th birthday I brought my own cake the server forgot to serv the cake the chef was wonderful Nam was the chef for my birthday in march which just came to pass and my son was blessed to see him cook for us again

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food was delicious but for the price expected a better dinner show.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I dined here on November 17, 2014 with 4 of my roommates for my 24th birthday. I made reservations just to be on the safe side and not have to wait a prolonged period of time for a table. I made my reservations for 10, but only 5 of us were able to make it and they had no problems with changing our reservation size, which was great. Once we checked in, we only had to wait the time it took for them to set up a table for us and was done very quickly. The hostesses were very friendly when we arrived and were very thorough with their information that needed to be given once we sat down. Our server arrived fairly quickly and was super friendly and interacted with us great. Our chef was hilarious and made the fried rice into a 24 to celebrate my birthday which was really nice. Our server kept our drinks refilled and we didn't have to wait a long period of time for soups and salads and such. The server was also very thorough and accurate when relaying our special requests to the chef. The chef also double and triple checked with everyone about their special requests and preferences and made our dining experience wonderful. Overall, the entire dinner was a success from the moment we arrived to the time we left. I would definitely dine here again and would recommend it for just dinner or any special occasion because they made sure my 24th birthday celebration was something I would always remember.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We went to Benihana and had lunch. Unfortunately we didn't order lunch meals and our meal cost us over $100 for 2 adults and a two year old! I wish we did because it was very expensive for lunch. The food tasted good and was cooked as we requested. Everyone was nice the one downside was that we could hardly find our server for any requests we had. She was just no where to be found half the time for refills, etcetera.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

They see me with my elderly mother and think. These 2 want to be seated with this couple and their wild children. I did not expect a 25 plus dollar a plate steakhouse to have parents with wild children or have hostesses who think we would want to sit with them. In Florida there were not enough adults or older people to find? Elderly people think kids are cute from a distance, not while kicking them during a hundred dollar meal. Use you head hostesses. Good was good and workers were working hard to give a good experience but could not overcome the experience of wild screaming unhappy 6 to 10 year olds at your table.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food was tasty and cooked as ordered. There could have been more entertainment especially since there were kids at the table.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Our chef was outstanding, his name was Ken. He was professional, comical, & kept it new & refreshing. You know, the same old volcano, Cho-cho. Our server was sparse; took order, delivered salad & soup-- not much else. Food was good, over priced

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Overall a good restaurant! Restaurant was very busy the night we went, so the service was a bit slow, but still acceptable. Food, as always, was very tasty and well prepared. This is a good choice for both locals and tourists in the Central Orlando area!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

good show food and the service was good very enjoyable

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

If you want a hibachi grill this is the only one to go to the others wish they can live up to it. I always hear about Benihana but this was my first time going and it was fun and not that expensive as I was told. I got Lobster shrimp and chicken and had dessert and a Bottle of wine it was all good and the chefs were diverse which I really enjoyed. I want to go back soo bad. I keep thinking about it.

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