Benihana Japanese Steakhouse

1665 NE 79th St. Causeway
Miami, FL 33138
Best Of


  • Sun 1pm-11pm, Mon-Fri 12pm-2:30pm, Mon-Thu 5pm-10:30pm, Fri 5pm-11:30pm, Sat 1pm-11:30pm
  • $$$, $$$$
  • Business Dining, Family Style, Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
Benihana is the perfect place for diners who want a strip of steak cooked exactly as desired. Because everything is prepared on an open grill at the center of each table by a hibachi chef, patrons can make specific requests in real time. Still, it's not really about the standard Japanese cuisine so much as the entertainment. Food is cooked teppanyaki-style, which is a fancy term for flying shrimp, onion volcanoes, and knives spinning through the air before groups of delighted families and friends. Each chef varies in his or her ability to captivate, but it's safe to say there's a merry vibe. With a private dining room on the top floor, this two-story location feels ready-made for sake-bomb-infused parties, though smaller groups can also partake in the entertainment at shared tables with other diners. Each entrée comes with a soup or salad, an appetizer, vegetables, steamed rice, and green tea. Popular options include the land 'n' sea ($32.10), filet mignon with lemon butter scallops; and the Benihana excellence ($26.35), teriyaki beef julienned with scallions and shrimp. There is also a sushi menu, along with a special area (with a shorter wait time) for people who want the food without the antics.

Related Stories (3)

  • Inside RA Sushi and Benihana's Aventura Test Kitchen
    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 9:06 a.m. by Laine Doss

    Recently I was invited up to the test kitchen of RA Sushi and Benihana to see what the chefs working on. I was a little confused when I reached the address. Instead of a restaurant or industrial cooking space, I found myself in a su...

  • Top Ten Celebs Who Should Endorse a Miami Chain Restaurant
    Monday, July 30, 2012 at 12:05 p.m. by David Minsky

    Hey, local chains, time to get brand smart. Miami celebs, time to get hip to your local chain restaurants. Mr. 305 himself is doing it. Last week Miami Subs partnered with Miami artist Pitbull in a big push to expand the chain. We k...

  • 47. Lunch Boat Special at Benihana
    Friday, April 27, 2012 at 12:22 p.m. by David Minsky

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe...


View All

More Japanese Restaurants in Upper Eastside/Miami Shores/Biscayne Park

  • Moshi Moshi
    Best Of

    The sushi bar at this Japanese/Peruvian fusion cafe fleshes out fish that is fresh and satisfying...

View All

More Japanese Restaurants in Miami


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >