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“As expected” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Benihana

Benihana
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Ranked #173 of 3,745 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Vineland Ave.
Green Cove Springs, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“As expected”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

Benihana's is always a fun place. Of course, you always have the opportunity to make new friends there.

Visited August 2013
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English first
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Expected far better!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

This is the third time visiting this restaurant. Of course a lot has to do with who you end up sitting with but that aside... I didn't enjoy the experience this time at all. Our waiter was just OK, our chef was entertaining but the food wasn't as good as I remember it. My steak was nothing special and my daughters chicken had a rubber like texture. Normally a chop suey (chowmein) dish is also included with the meal. For the price, more veggies and a scoop of ice cream or fruit cup should be included for dessert. The value was not there. Too little food and mediocre service just not worth the $35-40 a person.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Roswell, Georgia
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85 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

The service was really excellent, the staff was very friendly and did a great job. The food was very good and probably best Japanese steak house food we have had. Food was fresh, cooked not with a ton of oil or butter but just right. I had the salmon and it was prepared very well.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Clearwater, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A good, crowded restaurant.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food was delicious, staff attentive and friendly. Unusually high amount of smoke from grills that escaped the hoods, but manageable.

Visited January 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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278 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Very good but expected more”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

I've been to my share of hibachi grills but never to a Benihana's and I was expecting a lot based on what I've heard. The prices were higher than most hibachi grills but the food was about the same. Nothing really stood out to me when comparing the hibachi. The sushi was very good. The best part was our cook, great tricks and very funny. Overall I did enjoy it, just not sure if it's worth the extra $10 per dish compared to every other japanese steakhouse.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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