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276 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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Boca Raton, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The kids always enjoy coming to this place they are entertained by the chef cooking at the table the little show the chef puts on etc. The food is good and the restaurant has good parking and can take a bigger family of eight to ten at one table. Very similar to other Benihanis around the country so you know... More

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I have been to Benihana's Happy Hour several times and it is one of the best around. The food options they have on their happy hour menu is amazing and for an equally amazingly low price. However, their service at the bar is lacking. Numerous times I have had to remind the bartender about a drink I ordered over 5... More

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London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We love Benihana. We went twice during our visit to Lauderdale by the Sea. Great service and really good family entertainment and excellent food.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We were invited to an engagement party and the only reason we went to this restaurant was that they could supposedly handle the group of 25 we had (originally we were going to Las Olas). We all trickled in and arrived on time for our 9:30 reservation. We were seated some time before 11 in spite of having a RESERVATION.... More

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Manning, SC
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104 reviews 104 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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
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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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97 reviews 97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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