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Benihana - Coral Gables, FL, Coral Gables, FL

Benihana - Coral Gables, FL

3.9
3.9
1409 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail. Benihana Coral Gables is located on Miracle Mile in beautiful Downtown Coral Gables, within walking distance of the hottest shops and the lively culture of Coral Gables. We are also five miles from Brickell, and less than four miles from the University of Miami.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 567-2000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Benihana Coral Gables is located on Miracle Mile in beautiful Downtown Coral Gables, within walking distance of the hottest shops and the lively culture of Coral Gables. We are also five miles from Brickell, and less than four miles from the University of Miami.

  • Neighborhood

    Coral Gables

  • Cross street

    Ponce De Leon

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine

What 1,409 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Miami - Dade

    Kid-friendly

  • Miami

    Kid-friendly

  • Miami

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great tepaniakki
  2. AJ

    AllisonJ

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had not been to any Benihana in years. Just as much fun and delicious food as I remembered! Thank you!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, goos value
  4. SG

    SumerG

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family was extremely happy with our dinner and the overall experience.
  5. d

    daimaryf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food1service4ambience5
    El cocinero no hizo ningún show estuvo hablando todo el tiempo con otra persona y la comida no la desarrollo con la calidad q ellos se acostumbran es una lástima

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded 2 days agoDear daimaryf On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service was ok but it took over 2 hours with only 4 people at our table for a 8:45 reservation. Didn’t have food until 10:15pm. Just a really long wait.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded 2 days agoDear Guest we apologize for the inconvenience. To better assist you, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website so we can follow up with you directly. 

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Waited about 45 minutes to be seated although the reservation was for a specific time. We went for thanksgiving so can’t really complain. Service was ok, but not the best. Again maybe an effect of working thanksgiving. I definitely think it would have been a better experience if it wasn’t a holiday so would recommend it for normal occasions.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded 2 days agoDear Guest Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your review with the team.

  8. JM

    JenM

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Waited at the table for 10 minutes to get served. Did not have any of the wines on the menu for Chardonnay - ended up with Sauvignon blanc. Finally started cooking at the table after 35 minutes. Chicken was tough and could not eat. This place used to be good food and fun - totally not going back

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded 2 days agoDear JenM We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

  9. YP

    YuniorP

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The wait was incredibly long. It took 35 minutes to take our order and we had reservations. Then we were told we couldn’t have salad because the salads were not yet made. I of course requested them to be made.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded 2 days agoDear YuniorP we apologize for the inconvenience. To better assist you, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website so we can follow up with you directly. 

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    Even with a reservation we had to wait an hour and a half to be seated. Once seated neither the waiter nor the cook , that cooks in front of you, were in any rush to begin service.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded 2 days agoDear Guest we apologize for the inconvenience. To better assist you, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website so we can follow up with you directly. 

  11. PB

    PanoB

    Fort Lauderdale

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was great! So was our chef. We really enjoyed our experience. I would say the place needs an updating but it did not take away from the experience. Recommendation, use the valet directly in front.
  12. AD

    AshleyD

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    All the reviews are pretty on point. We waited an additional 35 minutes past our reservation time. The service was weak, the food was good, not great. If you’re going to have the hibachi experience it’s way better to go to samurai!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    From the moment we sat at the table. It took an hour and a half for the people to come to cook our food
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Absolutely horrible. Had a reservation for 7pm for our family of 5. We were celebrating two birthdays. We arrived at 7pm, were acknowledged once and then waited for 25 minutes to be seated. Finally we were seated and then waited another 20 minutes for anyone to even come to our table to take a drink order. By 8:05pm, over an hour after our reservation, we still had not even a glass of water served to us. My husband spoke to the manager and all she had to say was “I have no idea what is going on.” WHAT??!!! We walked out and ate Taco Bell on our birthdays. Unreal.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Despite having a reservation, we waited between getting a table and being served a drink nearly an hour. The food was prepared in an odd way, so I had a plate of grilled onions with no protein or rice until the end of the meal.
  16. n

    nvk561

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Awful, horrible service and wait times. There is no reason we should have been seated over an hour after our reservation was made. I do not recommend this location at all.
  17. MS

    MichaelS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    We made a reservation for 7:30pm and arrived on time. We were not seated until 8:30pm and it was 9pm before our food started to arrive. The restaurant did a poor job managing reservations - and no manager offered an apology or explanation. Once seated our server was very nice, the chef was excellent and the food was really good. But starting dinner 1.5 hours late was
  18. CB

    CarlosB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    We left after 1.5 hours of waiting after our reservation. We saw some of the other chefs while we waited and they are far less entreating than at any other Benihana we have been to.
  19. D

    Divafins

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    First off, we had several birthdays in the group, and no birthday song was performed even after telling the waitress. The sushi was very underwhelming for the amount of money, we thought we were getting a full role instead it looked like half. The chef received an additional order while making the food and seemed annoyed that we were adding an additional order and failed to make the rice for the order. The waitress looked upset and impatient the entire time serving us and forgot drink orders. The bathrooms were filthy on the second floor and looked as if they were built in the early 2000s. I have been to the Benihana’s up in fort Lauderdale, and they had better service and attitudes than the people in this restaurant. I will not be returning, nor will I suggest this location ever again.
  20. TH

    TaneshaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My cook Carlos was great and my host explained the menu to me because certain things were sold separately. She communicated very well check to make sure I didn’t need anything she gave me her card with name but I can barely read it. I think it say Amy Marie or something last name marie

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on November 10, 2022Dear TaneshaH Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Even with a reservation I had to wait 45 min and the service was real poor

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on November 10, 2022Dear Guest we apologize for the inconvenience. To better assist you, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website so we can follow up with you directly. 

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Everything was good but we ordered a sushi and took so long that we have to canceled it.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on November 10, 2022Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

  23. EM

    EmilyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent staff. Great chef. Amazing good. Little bit to loud but overall great experience

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on November 3, 2022Dear EmilyM Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our chef Ricardo did a great job! He cooked our food perfectly! Very tasty and his vibe made it so much fun!!

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on November 3, 2022Dear Guest We are happy you enjoyed the experience! Come back soon!

  25. AL

    AdamL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Food was low quality. Took 45 minutes to get the cook out after waiting almost an hour. We got our drinks when we were almost done with the meal.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on November 3, 2022Dear AdamL we apologize for the inconvenience. To better assist you, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website so we can follow up with you directly. 

  26. a

    angelm

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We had a decent chef with chef skills by the name of Oscar but used way to much butter. When putting items on our plates he would add unmelted butter to everything. They have stopped using mushrooms with their vegetables and some locations add them if you ask but not the Coral Gables location. Even if you have reservations expect a long wait to be seated.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on November 3, 2022Dear angelm Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

  27. LF

    LizF

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Our reservation was at 7pm, we arrived at 7pm, we could not be seated until 7.20pm because there weren;t enough servers. I could tell the waitress was serving too many tables, they did not start cooking until 830pm. It was a long night and we did not leave until 930pm. The food was very good and the cook was very friendly.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on November 3, 2022Dear LizF we apologize for the inconvenience. To better assist you, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website so we can follow up with you directly. 

  28. e

    elysabeths

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Birthday celebration
  29. AK

    AnneK

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was very pleasant and accommodating. The food was delicious!
  30. S

    Sokris

    Miami

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was extremely good at the Coral Gables location. From the hostesses at the front being extremely accommodating to our waitress and staff I can’t say enough of how great they all were.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on November 3, 2022Dear Sokris We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

  31. LC

    LaurenC

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Dinner and a show is always fun, especially for the kiddos.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on November 3, 2022Dear LaurenC We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

  32. t

    twain

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    The food was good. Service was very good but the ambiance is so loud and there were aspects that just missed. Bathroom was gross and our reservation took too long to be seated. Why even have a reservation?
  33. R

    Rocket

    Tahoe

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The chef at our table was excellent and a good time was had by all. I am giving them a four instead of more stars because we had to wait a really long time at our table before our drinks and appetizers arrived. Our kids were very hungry so we almost left. This needs to be improved.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on November 3, 2022Dear Rocket Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your review with the team.

  34. GA

    GABINAM

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our chief was amazing it was great service and the staff was good.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    I had reservations for 7:30 they didn’t sit us down until almost 9 PM we spoke to manager she was super rude and didn’t do anything to accommodate us. Their excuse was that they were short chefs. When the chef came he was rushing to finish with us because he had to go to another table. We are not getting anything for free or discounted and manager said there was nothing they could do so what is the point of having reservations?
  36. BG

    BarbaraG

    Orlando

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was good as usual, but the wait time is outrageous. Our reservation was for 7PM and we were seated almost at 8PM when we were told only a few minutes. Then it took another 30-45 minutes for the Cook to come to our table. We had to get something from the kitchen since we had a diabetic in our party which almost passed out. They should at least advise you when things will take so long. Benihana should also give more control to the Restaurant to edit the reservations depending on the staff available. This is not the first time this happens, and it is really poor management. We have been loyal Benihana clients for more than 20 years but in the last year this has been the worst service provided. The corporate office should really look at handling this issue.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    They really want you money. Don’t want give your the best service

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on November 3, 2022Dear Guest on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    My daughters birthday, very hot no AC the quality of food has changed and the restaurant was dirty.
  39. CG

    CheilyG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    We go at least 10 times a year. The last two times we dined was a disaster. We went on a Thursday for my mother in laws bday. We were 15 minutes late to our reservations and they cancelled it. They told us they were booked and could not dine that day. Luckily, my mother in law was at open table and found a reservation for a couple of minutes later and they still took 45 minutes past our reservation to sit us down. The server never brought out some drinks, forgot our second friend rice. We love Benihana’s for bdays and tried again last night. Our reservation was for 7:30 and we arrived at 6:50. We did not sit down until 8:45 PM. We know it was busy Saturday but you cancel our reservations for being 15 minutes late , but you sit down a table over an hour AFTER their reservation time? Ridiculous. We sat at the bar with our toddlers and ordered their entire meal there before we sat down. The icing on the cake was when plates fell right behind my 2 year old when someone opened the cabinet of plates. The plates fell inches away from my daughters head. No one came to check on my daughter.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on October 20, 2022Dear CheilyG on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

  40. GC

    GeorgeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience2
    Resturant was extremely hot due to the A/C being broken.

    Benihana - Coral Gables, FLResponded on October 20, 2022Dear GeorgeC we apologize for the inconvenience. To better assist you, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website so we can follow up with you directly. 

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Benihana - Coral Gables, FL is rated 3.9 stars by 1409 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
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Google Map for Benihana - Coral Gables, FL

242 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ponce De Leon

  • Neighborhood

    Coral Gables

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (305) 567-2000

  • Private party facilities

    Benihana Coral Gables is located on Miracle Mile in beautiful Downtown Coral Gables, within walking distance of the hottest shops and the lively culture of Coral Gables. We are also five miles from Brickell, and less than four miles from the University of Miami.

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