Benihana - Anaheim
Benihana - Anaheim

Benihana - Anaheim

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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State College Blvd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Benihana - Anaheim
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! If you’ve never been to Benihana before, let us tell you what you can expect: Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups of eight to ten, 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.



Or you can visit our sushi lounge where a talented sushi chef will prepare the freshest sashimi, maki and signature sushi rolls with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine. Smaller tables and more intimate seating is available in the lounge or bar on a first-come, first-served basis, whether you’re looking to enjoy one of our delicious Benihana Teppanyaki entrées or our amazing selection of sushi!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Benihana - Anaheim reviews from OpenTable diners
197 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (142)special occasion (137)kid-friendly (86)great for lunch (43)fit for foodies (43)hot spot (29)neighborhood gem (23)romantic (22)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (13)great for brunch (12)great for outdoor dining (7)scenic view (4)notable wine list (4)Show More
  • Birthday fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Took my husband for his birthday. Food was great as always. Our chef was fun but soft spoken & it was pretty loud that night. Still had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    For the first time going there, the food is okay. But since it was our first time there, it was difficult to order because we didn't know what to get. It was very noise, also took a long time to get the table even though we have a reserved. I wish they have pictures menu, and what to expected for each order.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were seated on a timely manner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Place is awesome, our chef was very entertaining and engaging. The food was very tasty, cooked in front of you. Service was well timed from beginning to end. You don't get the feeling of being rushed as most busy restaurants do. Seafood Diablo was very good, scallop and squid were tender and cooked perfectly. My son already asked if we can come back again next time mid dinner. Two thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service we've had at Benihana so far
    BirthdayGirl
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Celebrated my birthday and our 1 year wedding anniversary. Our server Jamaal was fantastic, the chef Chen was AWESOME! Very good showmanship, very talented. By far the best chef we've had so far at Benihana <3 Delicious food, had the salmon and hubby had the sirloin... OMG!!! So good! Great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana's is always a great for birthdays.
    Raiderbliss
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Always fun, food is so yummy. Always feel like a valuable customer. Love it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Ames
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    my boyfriend and I went our first time for my birthday in September and we loved it. So we had the idea of taking my father there for his birthday. I made the reservations and we went over all he was happy to finally try it. He loved the food and show that they put on. It's a life experience that's fun for any age and it's something they will never forget. We plan on coming back more often. It's a great place for family to sit down and dinner together. Our chef was so funny and made us feel as if he was the only chef around us that was cooking. We didn't stop looking at him while he was cooking it was a good show. The roster that he made with the egg was pretty cool. He made sure we were all good a lady that was sitting in our groups couldnt eat shrimp so he made her her very own show and still made the rest of the table welcomed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for a First Date!!!!
    luv2goout7
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great Entertainment during dinner. Great for a first date! No risk of conversation silence because they are doing the entertaining!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful birthday celebration with friends.
    GuerreroFoodies
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We love to come to Benihana, because it is the perfect place for a dinner party. We had a group of 8, plus one newborn. There is something for everyone on the menu, and the ambiance is always perfect. Wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waitress was terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We were rushed from the time we sat down. The waitress messed up my bill 3 times. Never really apologized.. I'll stick to the Beverly hills location
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was average, food better
    MarkF
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The service was a bit slow considering our reservation was at 4:15. The good was prepared correctly and tasted very good as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fun at Benihana
    InnaFong625VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We were a party of 7 and got our own private room. It was cozy and delicious. Our server Michelle was amazing. Chef was ok. I think he might be new. Food was delicious as always....
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Beni
    BeniGirl
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    In the past I had great experiences at this location. This time I happened to go on a Monday evening and we were seated by the kitchen. It was busy and my father kept having to get out of his seat to allow the chefs to come out of the kitchen with their carts. It was disruptive to our meal. Next time I will be sure to request a different seating location when making reservations. The food was great as always.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch time fun
    lunchtimebunch
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We really enjoyed our lunch at Benihana. Our server was great and on top on everything. The food was a little salty for my taste but I believe that's part of the cooking "entertainment".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carlos Rocks!
    JackieVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We go to Benihana for all the bdays in our family. Carlos is the very best chef! He has worked at the Anaheim location for many years. If you are lucky enough to get him as your chef, your experience will be much better. Some of the chefs can be a little quiet and not as fun. Carlos cooks so great, and has the personality to go with it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Favorite
    klm1
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    If you sign up online, you get a $30 certificate. The food and experience are already super fun and exciting, so this bonus just makes a birthday treat even better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just ok
    Lancer
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We visited Benihana to celebrate my son's birthday. I had never been there before. Our chef was great. Funny and very entertaining. I have to say the food was just ok. I ordered the steak and colossal shrimp. My husband had the shrimp also. Both of us thought the shrimp were waaay over cooked. Our server was extremely slow. It took 20 minutes for her to bring our drinks. I was just drinking water and not once was my glass refilled. I would go again. Hopefully, Tuesday was just an off night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My son tried something new
    Luv2dineout
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Had a great time. My son was amazed by the chef and he actually tried something new. Ate it all didn't need to by him a hamburger when we left.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Benihana
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We had an amazing cook who kept the table enjoying a good show and the delicious food. The only thing was our server was not very knowledgeable on the menu when we has questions on some of the sushi or drinks and order my husband meal without his lobster tail. Over all it was a delicious experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Memories
    Luv2Eat
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Benihana's is always a great time with fantastic food! If you haven't tried it you're missing out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had fun with the family
    YL206
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Good place to go with family/friends. We went with 4 kids and 4 adults. Everyone seemed to enjoy the food and the show.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting Family Dinner
    FamilyDinner
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I've been to Benihana Anaheim with my family for my birthday party. My kids enjoyed and we all had a lot of fun. I will be there again with my family.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow, boring, bad service.
    Unhappy1
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The other ones put on a show. Not at this place. The chef also forgot to grab enough food on his serving cart. Ordered sushi as an appetizer. Took 40 minutes to come out and our Las Vegas roll was cold. Made fried rice, my bowl was 2/3 full. For the money I paid, I felt robbed!! Asked for a manager, but he/she never came out. Oh well, I guess.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • service
    gladis
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We were already seated and still we have to wait for the cook to come. The waiting is just too long.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    Jesshearts1
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    My kids love coming here as do I! We eat here for birthdays or just craving to have dinner and a show!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • long history
    benihanafan
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    As I said in my last review, our family has frequented this Benihana location since the year it opened. We have many happy memories.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The food was very good except filet minon was not very tender or flavorful. Noise level too loud for conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • no green tea
    shanenea
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    My onions were served after all my meal was done smaller portions bigger price no 2 for 1 price meal. NO GREEN TEA I brought 3 birthday people 5 pm seating no green tea- new people never been very disappointed. I pay gratuity don't appreciate it being on there guy spoke to soft Its a japenese restaurant want authentic chef
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simple Night Out
    chanellybelly
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My partner and I were not celebrating anything special. Just looking to have a nice dinner out. We made the reservation ahead of time, but arrived about 5 min late. Checked in and we took a seat in the bar area, order drinks and appetizers but within a few minutes our table was ready. We were concerned our waiter wouldnt find us but luckily in no time he arrived with our starters. We enjoyed our food and show. Benihana's gives that little umph in your life.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We booked the Benihana for a birthday and were not disappointed. The food and the service were great. It was great to watch the chef prepare our food. Awesome experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday
    Goodfood
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our food was a bit over cooked. Also, chef appeared tired and not very energetic.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not like it used to be
    Island12
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I haven't been to Benihana's for a few years. I mainly go to the Torrance or Beverly Hills one. The ambience and service a lot better than the Anaheim location. It did not have the Japanese feel to it. Our waitress was terrible. She took to long to refill soda's and tea. Passed out the check to the diners without offering the ice cream that came with the meal. Had to reminder twice about a Birthday when people left our table. I was going to leave a bad tip, but the Teppan chef did a good job entertaining us. Benihana used to be classy. I have nothing against tattoos, but I think the waitress needs to cover them up. The image of Japanese culture and experience is lost.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great birthday dinner
    Erin310808
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Came to Benihana to celebrate my birthday. We signed up for chefs table and received a $30 certificate to use on my meal. I got the filet mignon with fried rice. It was perfect! After dinner we received a complimentary ice cream bowl and they sang happy birthday to our group. Love going here to celebrate. Make sure you do a reservation!! It's always busy for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was cool..
    Lbrito2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I asked for two things on special instructions and they didnt delivered.. I can tell there is not Communication between front desk people to server to chef they kept on asking if there was a special event whe. I told them specifically what I was there for and what I wanted done.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    TastesLikeChicken
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had two kids that had never been here before, they absolutely loved it. Not just the chefs skill and show, but the food too! They ate so much! The food was fresh, prepared to our exact liking, our chef was warm, funny and entertaining. DEFINATELY recommend it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hostess was awful
    Vinni21
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    So I get there 5 mins later but 4 of my people are there already the hostess tells me they will sit me in 5 mins so I go to the bar and order drinks 20 mins no table 30 mins no table they sat me 45 mins later after my reservation. It's so stupid the hostess was and idiot and I hope she reads this review she had tattoos and smell like look like.she new a shower. Don't ever go here choose another Benihana.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy Birthday Dinner
    luvBenidf
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The service and food were wonderful. Our chef was fantastic. My Daughter really enjoyed her yummy birthday dinner. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suck management
    NnDd
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We came half hour before my rsvp. We were seated after those walk-in people.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Long time customer
    Benihanaalum
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I've been coming to Benihana for years. And the service and food is always very good. I have noticed that the prices keep going up, but I feel at the same time, the portions have gone down. The quality is very good, but the steaks are definitely not cut the same -- they are much thinner. I still love Benihana, but can't come as often as I used to.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bithdays at Benihana
    goldtcVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I enjoy going to Benihana for special occasions. I know the place has been around for 50 years, but it never gets old to watch the Benihana chefs make "volcanoes" from onion rings or catch shrimp tails in their chef hats. In my opinion the food is priced okay for what you get (portion size) and the little show put on by the Chef is nice. So, overall it is an okay deal. On the flip side, I'm not too thrilled with having to pay nearly $4.00 more per person for fried rice, if I don't want steamed rice. Also, ice cream is only included with combo meals. Nearly all the meals are in the same price range, so why penalize me for ordering a single item, instead of a combo item.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Benihana of Anaheim - Not for Me.
    BenihanaLover
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food was ok. The salad was good but the soup tasted different from the other Benihana's I have been to. The portion size was much smaller. From the vegetables to the dinner portions. We ordered steak and shrimp and I have NEVER gotten s cheap steak in my life from here. It had soooo much fat and cut in big sizes. I have be going to Benihanas for years and I normally go to either the on in Beverly Hills or Torrance and Love the food and people in Santa Monica. I even go to the one in Las Vegas when I visit. I was out at Cypress College and my sister Sheena Chambers used her Birthday coupon and we chose to try this one in Anaheim. we will never go back to this location.
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    • Noise LevelModerate