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276 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-4439 (Intracoastal Waterway)
954-776-0111
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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188 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's been about 10 years since I've been to a Benihana.... probably another 10 years before I go again. It started with a valet that had an attitude. Yes, parking is tight but there should be options. We arrived shortly after opening for the dinner crowd. We had our choice of "tables" and took one overlooking the Intracoastal waterway. Unfortunately,... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were planning on meeting a group of friends over there for Happy Hour leading into dinner. When we got there, the only parking option was valet. The lot was empty, so we parked to the back, out of the way. The Valet came running over telling us that we couldn't park ourselves. I told him I understand it's complimentary... More 

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Thank Kelly L
North Palm Beach, Florida
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Supposed to be an anniversary celebration dinner.Very noisy,our chef and server seemed like there was somewhere else they would rather be.The food was pretty good but we ordered chateaubriand and instead of getting the steak and vegetables together everything was cooked in stages and not together.This was not the first time we have dined at Benihana.We have eaten at the... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband & I recently decided to have dinner at Benihana to celebrate our 16th anniversary. ...let me first say that my husband & I have had a lot of bad dates in the history of our 18 year relationship, but this one ranks up there in the top 10 worst dates we've had. Upon our arrival, we were asked... More 

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Riverside, California
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was far and away the worst Benihana I've ever been to. We had a party of 10 and were celebrating a 10 year olds birthday. We were seated at a table that was much too small for ten then waited for well over an hour for a chef to come. We voiced our displeasure to the waitress who told... More 

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Thank Scott R
BrandCommunication, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this review

We apologize for this disappointing experience. If you have not done so already, please complete our contact form: http://www.benihana.com/contact/. Be sure to select Guest Relations as your category. Our team would love to follow up with you. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. Thank you for taking the time to share your review. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We did not want to wait 45 min for the show Tables and decided to have lunch at the Bar area. Our server that day was very slow, kind of lost and took a long time for everything!. We were very disappointing but the Cooks at the Bar grilled area did a great Job saving the bell that day!!. We... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We went to this restaurant on June 15 for lunch. The meal is cooked at the table. We were just two and we did not have any reservation. There were lots of partys going on (birthdays, graduations) and we waited an hour for a table (we were told in advance it would be long). Once seated, we had one appetizer... More 

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Thank Caroliad
Florida
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I'm seeing reviews complaining about its authenticity and crowded tables, but why complain about such obvious and frankly unimportant things? You don't go to Benihana for a quiet or romantic meal of high quality Japanese food. Everyone knows you aren't going to get it. What you will get is perfectly adequate food, and lots of it, plus a venue tailor-made... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

When the chef finally arrived he constantly interrupted our conversation's with his opinions ( and some insults), got everyone's food wrong and even joked that he was cooking cat. Definitely will not be back

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Thank Coral Springs G
BrandCommunication, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this review

We apologize for the poor experience. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. Thank you for taking the time to share your review. More 

New York City, New York
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I am Not native to the area and hearing about how Benihana put Hibachi on the map, I was sure to try it out. I have been to plenty of Hibachi places and this one does not even cut it close to fantastic. First off, there really was not one Japanese person there! My waitress was Italian, My Chef was... More 

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BrandCommunication, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this review

On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your negative visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience, and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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: 954-776-0111
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?