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“Great food as always, but...”
Review of Benihana

Benihana
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

As always, Benihana's has served great food. The talented chef's and the experience of hibachi cooking is always a treat.

I remember them being the first of it's kind.
This location had much to be desired, though, in atmosphere.

It was loud and noisy from too many people crammed at too many tables, in my opinion.

Ok, reality check. It was a Saturday night. A reservation made at 7:30pm, all during the remnants of tropical storm Chantal dumping buckets of rain on us.

First world problems. I know.

With those strikes against them the wait staff was still fun 'n flexible. And the food was still good. And the price was still Benihana expensive.

If your family and friends want a loud, bousterious, sign language communication type of meal, this is the place for you.

If you're looking for a quiet, intimate evening, don't go here on a Saturday night during a torrential rainstorm.

Maybe Thursday would've been a better bet.

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Thank rtcapo
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

"Happy Hour" @ this Benihana was a great time. The sushi was fresh but the sake came to us boiling hot. All the sushi we ordered was very fresh and good but the sake was much too hot. We had to order our sake at room temperature. Also, our waitress was new and had too much responsibility. Shame on the manager for making it so obvious.
Sushi was fresh and really good.

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Thank wildcat100
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

To begin, if you read my reviews, you know I am a huge fan of hibachi. Benihana has been the mainstay for this for years, but I have noticed lately that these are slipping a little and this location is no exception. To begin, the grills were a little old, with no slot to clean and discard, so when cleaning, the chef has to place the stuff in a bucket or a towel. That can be a little unappetizing. Our chef seemed very preoccupied with something at another table and was distracted thru the entire performance.
Overall food was ok, not great and the staff was average.
Still, these are fun places to go and enjoy a dinner; I just think that Benihana should focus on a training program to update their staffs and refresh everything.

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Thank VATravel36
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Pros- Food was fresh and delicious, fun chef at the hibachi table, beautiful spot with water views, valet parking
Cons- The long wait, and the prices were a little high

Thank Shelley427
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Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

We eat a lot of hibachi and this was by far the worst. We were there for our anniversary and were highly disappointed. The valet was full and there's pretty much no where else to park but they didn't care to help us. The hostess barely smiled. The bartender took 10 min to ask us if we wanted something. Our server was nice but clearly had too many tables. Our cook was entertaining but the food was awful. We had the chicken and steak and neither were edible. Yuck! So disappointed.

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Thank jhb1212
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