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276 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-4439 (Intracoastal Waterway)
+1 954-776-0111
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Open now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Jacksonville, Florida
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Poor and slow service from the bar until seated. Food has become almost tasteless. The chef was entertaining as usual but not impressed. And the men's room was filthy...somehow that suggests something about the cleanliness of the kitchen.

Thank Patrick O
Hamilton, Canada
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93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many poor things from service to food etc. We have. Been here many times in the past - we will not. Be going back. Hire a real GM that can run the place.

Thank Jos A
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined at this restaurant as part of a group. (We were eight.) We arrived separately in two cars. First group had no problem parking, however, when we arrived we were told by the valet that the parking was full. When I explained that we had a reservation, we were told that it didn't make a difference and we could try... More 

Thank Cynthia K
Benihana M, Brand Communication at Benihana, responded to this review

Cynthia, thank you for sharing your review. We understand your disappointment as this shouldn’t have happened. Please take a moment to complete our contact form at on our website, and select Guest Relations as your category for our team to reach back to you. Your feedback helps us to make improvements and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with... More 

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115 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who doesn't like a Benihana. This is a classic place in Lauderdale. portions are great, the food tasty and the show, well it is always entertaining. Prices are fair, the line ups can be long.

Thank GoOutInstead
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Be careful when you get your check at the end of the night. Look for items ordered that prices are higher than what menu shows, look for items added to bill that you never ordered or got, and look for items ordered that you actually never got. If your server is not willing or able to correct the bill, speak... More 

Thank Philip M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We really wanted to go at this restaurant, and we had a terrible moment. First of all, the hostess wasn't that sweet and smiley, she was rushing us. When we were finally sitting at the table, we've waited for about an hour and a half for our meal. The cook finally arrived, zero smile, not even a hello from him...... More 

Thank Louis S
Benihana M, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this review

Louis, we're sorry to hear this as it shouldn't have happened. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Your feedback will be shared with our Guest Relations team for improvements. More 

Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I've been here twice in the same month with a group of friends. The first time it was excellent from start to finish. Our chef was highly entertaining and all the dishes he cooked were perfect so we came back for more! On our second visit, our chef was good however the dishes weren't as tasty this time. Although they... More 

Thank Quixotic_Marie
Rome, Italy
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

When in Fort Laiderdale I always to go to Benihana with my family including my grand son. I always enjoy. The food is good the service nice and quick and the experience very nice

Thank carlossantistevan
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Dinner was well performed by a Japanese trained chef. The dinner started with soup and salad then a shrimp appetizer. The wine and drinks were good. We ordered Colossal Shrimp with a side of Scallops with extra garlic, butter and lemon. I had steamed brown rice. The vegetables were good and well seasoned and cooked well. The view of the... More 

Thank Brian P
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I had some service issues this time around which is not the norm. I was really disappointed because it was my birthday. Normally the food is really good and overall I enjoy coming here. The cooks are very entertaining. Management acknowledged our service concerns and compensated us to our satisfaction. I have been to restaurants before where its a fight... More 

Thank Devone H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 276 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-4439
    (Intracoastal Waterway)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Lauderdale by the Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 954-776-0111
Prepare for a dining experience unlike any other. Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice through tender steak and juicy chicken. Take in the aroma of sizzling shrimp, lobster and savory vegetables. And don’t forget our delicious sushi appetizers, including fresh nigiri, sashimi and specialty rolls, all made with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.

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