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276 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Intracoastal Waterway
Description: 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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62% Recommend
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Manning, SC
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93 reviews 93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We love Japanese steakhouses and frequent them often. Benihana has the reputation as the leader and the best. They are also one of the priciest but we decided to give it a try. The hostesses were rude and acted as if speaking to us was a great inconvenience to put our name on the list for a seat. The wait... More

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Fort Lauderdale
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81 reviews 81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I'd say we go to hibachi once or twice per year, and the experience is generally the same - Good dinner and an entertaining show. This location provided half of that experience. The dinner was tasty, but the entertaining show was missing. Service was good, and there's no beating the birthday club $30 discount. Overall, a very acceptable experience.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My sister took me and my mom and brother in law here for my birthday. Just to keep things short and sweet. The bar service sucked, the floor manager started verbally fighting behind the bar while ordering our drinks. I was elbowed in the shoulder by two different servers running back and fourth. Our server sucked he forgot to bring... More

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Grove City, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had been to Benihana in Manhattan, so we decided to visit this location. The 1st try we were told an hour wait. So we made a reservation the following night, and there was no need. The place was half full at best. Our chef was neither Japanese nor entertaining. He was just going through the motions. My wife complained... More

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Deerfield Beach
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Last night my family enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner at Benihana in Ft Lauderdale. The wait was rather long, even though we had a reservation, and service started off a bit slow- but they were exceptionally busy for a Thursday night. The food was great and I want to commend our chef Enrique for the fabulous job preparing our meal... More

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Long Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

"F" for fail on Mother's Day. Granted it was very busy but even discounting for that, my experience was terrible. Hour plus wait with a reservation, sneezing, sniffling, sick chef, missing rice, missing bowls, and mediocre food. The staff was on overdrive and I felt bad for *some* of them but the whole thing seemed mismanaged. Bar service was nice... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

It all started yesterday when I called to make reservation. The place is so loud, she couldn't hear me and put me on 10 min. wait. Then the receptionist got back to me and suddenly the called disconnected. I called back. got put on hold again. Finally made reservation. Had a reservation tonight for 8pm. we got there 5 min.... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I come here about once a month during happy hour for my sushi fix, either with my mom or boyfriend, and am considered a "regular:" The servers and parking attendants always say hello and treat us really warmly. Even so, the service is seriously the worst service I've ever had in a restaurant. The staff is pleasant enough, but it's... More

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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

3 hour wait, terrible hostess service, valet cussing in front of families and provoking fights with customers. 0 stars if it was an option. sat until after midnight (had a 9pm reservation) and then we left. oh reservation was for my sons birthday. had an 8 year old and a toddler as well and couldn't even explain to them why... More

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New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

No stars would be more appropriate for this place. So many things were wrong about this evening visit for 5 people I am afraid I will forget them all. The only good thing to say is that the 3 WORST dishes were taken off our bill when I requested. We waited 20 minutes for a menu, 10 more for a... More

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