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Benihana - Anaheim
Benihana - Anaheim

Benihana - Anaheim Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/anaheim-ca-an
  • Phone: (714) 774-4940
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Toshiya Nemoto
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Ask for Manager

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State College Blvd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Benihana - Anaheim
Conveniently located close to both the Disneyland Resort and Angel Stadium of Anaheim, home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Benihana in Anaheim continues the tradition of showmanship which started more than 40 years ago. Twenty-two teppan tables where chefs perform right before your eyes and an authentic, award-winning sushi bar make this restaurant one of Orange County's favorites. They are open 365 days a year serving both lunch and dinner. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Despite having a reservation we waited 30 minutes for a table. As you enter the restaurant there was a strong smell of fish coming from the Sushi Bar which is to the right as you enter. The small waiting area (no seating) left little choice but to wait in the bar area which was crowded. We got good service in the bar and had our drinks promptly. Once we were seated for dinner the service was good and the food quality was great. My only real complaint is that you make a reservation on Open Table so you do not have to wait."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Only thing I was disappointed with was that we had reservations at 9 and we didn't sit until 9:50."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I was there on 7/24 to celebrate my birthday and it went flawlwessly. We were seated within 5 minutes after our reservation time, very friendly waitress Molly made us feel right at home. Once she knew I was celebrating my bday they went above and beyond. The food and entertainment by our chef was amazing and the food was Delicious. After a great meal, they tipped it with a wonderful dessert and a picture to keep as a keepsake of this great evening. I highly recommend this wonderful place."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Benihanas is always busy, but they need more staff. The servers are moving as fast as they can, and they could definitely use more bussers."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The chef i had was excellent, but my waitress showed no emotions as if she hated her job. Not once did i see a smile from her. She hardly asked if anyone needed refills, and forgot to bring out my steamed rice. I had to ask her about my rice and I did not receive it until midway through my dinner. I ate most of my entree with no rice."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "What ever we needed we had. Attentive services. The chef kept us interested in cross talk"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I love Benihana!!!! I would suggest it for any special occasion or just dinner."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food took to long to get prepared by the time the cook was doing cooking our food it was cold and the cook wasnt very engaging. The service was poor the girl was nice but she barely came around to check on us and she mixed up our bills and she overcharged me."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "It was very enjoyable to share one of the private rooms with a young man who was celebrating his 21st birthday with his family. The chef was one of the best we've had in all the years we have been dining at this Benihana location, and the server was spectacular. Great way to spend the evening with husband, my son, and his special girl. The birthday discount is always welcome."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We had a great time and the food was awesome, as always!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I love going to this place! I always have a great experience. The food is great and the service is exceptional. The hibachi chefs are great at entertaining while they prepare the food, and the food is always done perfectly."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "the chef needs more trick and need to interact with customers more."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We had a fun time and great food. The Spicy Hibachi Chicken was outstanding! Our table side chef made the evening extra special for us and our kids."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Food was decent. Stomach problems since. More importantly. Our car was broken into and about 5k work of property was stolen from it. When management was told, they blew us off. Not our problem. Call the police. Which I understand to a point. But it is your resturant. Your paid customers. You better care more than that. We waited for two hours for our meal to get complete. Then another 2 hours for the police to show up. Not once when we were waiting at the front door did the management come out to see if we were Ok or offer us a water or drink, 2 hours. My entire family wss out there. Felt they could do more and cared more. Will NEVER eat there again. Just not worth it if yiu are not safe and management obviously does not care."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I made reservations for 8:30 and wasnt seated until 9:45. What is the point of making reservations when you end up having to wait another hour just to be seated? I have frequented other Benihana locations and never had to wait like this when making reservations. I will not be visiting this location again."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Took my wife here for her birthday, and we had a great time. It was the first time we went with our kids, and they had a great time as well. The chef that cooked for us was great, and interacted with the kids a lot making them laugh and smile. Also noticing when they made faces at the onions and mushrooms and took notice not to put them on their plates. It was a great time, and we will definitely be going back soon."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The server was ok and when she sing the birthday song it was kind of soft not exciting but it was still fun... I love the chef when he perform. when the chef perform he made some mistake ...but it was fun and the chef also tried his best to entertain us while he was cooking. People make mistake all the time and sometime making mistake can also entertain people. Also the strawberry lemonade was the best stawberry lemonade i ever had."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "When we got there they did not have our reservation. Even when I showed the man the printout, he couldn't find it, so therefore I was at fault. Bad management."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Teppan cooks are great and entertaining, you must get their fried rice,it is delicious. I recommend reservations as it seems like they are busy all the time. I always enjoy their food but since they are busy make sure you order as soon as you can so you minimize the wait time."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "great place. thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Carlos our cook was very friendly and cooked a very good meal for me and my family And Michelle our waitress was very friendly and she always checked up on us to see if we were ok with our meal and needed anything else"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We had an amazing cook named Chen. He made sure every piece of meat was perfect, he thought one order of chicken was over done so he tossed it out and had a new one brought out to be prepared for her. The service was fast and there was an amazing show. The thing that I did not care for was that on the menu it states that you get hot green tea, soup, salad, and for special orders ice cream; I had assumed that the tea and ice cream would just be brought out like the soup and salad were so I never got my tea and my boyfriend didn't get hi ice cream. Not a big deal but if I'm paying for it I would like to be offered those items."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had fun, but if you are a small group you sit at a table with others. We have never had an issue until last night. Please remember that you can make or break this experience for the entire table. The other group really took up the waitresses time, and the chef spent more time trying to get them involved than working the whole table. I don't blame the restaurant in the least but please be aware of the others sitting at the table."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I had a reservation at 8:45 and didn't get seated till 9:20pm. The service was o.k. The food needed more flavor. For being my first time I think it will be the last time. An hour event turned into 3 hours."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The overall experience was good. We go to Benihana often. This past time, the waitress we had had a low voice she was hard to hear and hard to understand. We also got the feeling she was rushing us. This was the first time we have felt this way at this location. I would not want to have her as a waitress again. The chef was good. He was entertaining and good with children. He interacted with everyone."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We always try to make it to Benihana for birthdays. It's a fun atmosphere and the food is great. My only complaint is that the restaurant was so loud at the time we went (8pm on a Monday night), we could barely hear our waiter/server/chef. Otherwise, we had a great time."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We enjoy eating at Benihana. The food is always delicious and the staff is very friendly."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a little issue with our fried rice for the first time ever and we mentioned it to one of the managers and they immediately took care of it. We always choose to go here for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "As usual the food was excellent at Benihana. It was a nice Father's Day Lunch for my husband and I along with my stepson and granddaughter. I'm never disappointed when I come to Benihana. The only issue I had this time was that we had to wait so long to get our food. Our reservation was at 2:00. We were seated around 2:10 and we didn't get out of there until after 4:00. We waited more than 30 minutes from the time we finished our soup and salad for the chef to come to our table. I know it was a special occasion and it was a little crowded but I think that was a little long to have to wait. But other than that it was excellent as usual."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Ive book twice using open table and have been satify. Its fast and convient. You get a confirmation email rt away and confirnation call from the restraunt day before or day of. We arrived, checked in, and only waitted 5min to be seated"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was great. Cook was nice, but entertainment SUCKED. Feel cheated as I have been to other Benihana's before and the entertainment was awesome, but this time, the wasn't any. Spinning an egg on the grill doesn't require any skill. I would not go back to the Anaheim Benihana again. I brought fist timers and a 9yr old, expecting a little show but there wasn't any show, the cook just cooked witch I could have gone somewhere else and paid half the price of your food."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Took my fiancé here for Father's Day. I was happy that we were seated prior to our reservation time. Our waitress was a little slow and not as a accommodating as the waiters and waitresses as the nearby tables. We wanted a group picture and she didn't offer to have one taken, we had to ask for our ice cream at the end of our meal. Our chef was awesome and had a GREAT personality."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went for an Early Father's Day Dinner to Bennihana's on Saturday Night. We had such a great Server, I cant remember her name and Jose was our Chef.. He was so funny and did some tricks we had never seen. The bummer was it was the 4 of us and another family of 3 who didnt say a word. Jose did all his tricks for their daughter and she just sat there. Luckily my family is loud and we made him feel thankful for everything. GREAT DINNER"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I was beyond freezing which made the experience unvomfortable. Food was good, went to the bathroom and when i got off the toilet i noticed blood all the way down the toilet on the outside and alot of it. I was so grossed out i threw up my dinner. Bathroom really need to be cleaned."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I'm never bothered with services at benihana's although this time with a reservation we weren't seated until 30 min after and the waitress was very blunt and rude. Seemed like they didn't care that you were waiting to be seated after advising that you have a reservation. Overall ruins you appetite to eat. It was my mother and brother in laws birthday and we were all just looking to enjoy a great dinner with great servers."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Our chef was outstanding. He did a fantastic job. The ladies waiting on us were also very good. I found the restaurant to be extremely noisy. To the point we couldn't hear our chef at all. The waitress also had to almost come to each of us to hear what we were ordering. The other table was just too close. The poor chefs were almost back to back which limited some of the "show". I made reservations, but we were not seated timely. We were almost an hour late. That makes it difficult when there are small children. I also felt a little rushed when eating. It seems like the table was being cleared before we were all finished eating. The food was very tasty, and again, the chef just wonderful."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Our food was cooked to perfection. The staff was friendly. Our server made sure that we did not run out of drinks. Our glasses were always full."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We went for a combination of celebrations for our party of 7. We had a birthday, a going away celebration and two celebrating Father's Day. The service was fantastic, food was great and atmosphere was fun. I thought it was really nice of them to give a free ice cream sundae for the birthday and then they took a picture of our party with their camera, printed it up and gave it to us without charging extra. That was refreshing! We really enjoyed ourselves!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The check in hostesses were politely rude. They did everything they were supposed to: fake smile, verbal welcome - but beyond that all responses had a attitude of conceit and just plain unkindness. Example, I had a question so I stood and waited for her to finish helping another patron. She saw me and even looked out of the corner of her eye but did not acknowledge me. When all was done she made small talk with her co-worker and ignored that I was there! I had to interrupt with an"excuse me," which was met with a look that made me just want to cancel the evening. Even the older children in our family felt it. I regret planning our family celebration there. I will never return and will never refer family or friends"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I came in on my son's last day of school,it was unusually crowded because of everyone getting out of school.my lunch portion was quite small.The service was terrible.It was my son's teachers first time to Benihana with her 4 year old and the chef was just o.k.it was like they wanted to get us in and out because of all the people waiting.won't be going back for lunch anytime soon."
    Dined on 6/12/2014