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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
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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Diner Reviews
  • "One of the hostess was rude. When I approached the desk, she immediately said thst they were booked up and had a smug smile. I took a second and said that I have a reservation. ( the previous person in front of me teceived a welcome and a unfortunately we are booked response from the same girl) at this point a friendlier hostess checked me in. Our waitress was not available right away and the table that was seated 10 min after us had their orders taken and appetizers served by the time she came around. After this everything went smooth and the food was delicious! We had Jose and he cooked our order to perfection."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "I had an early reservation at 4:45p. All but one in my party was running a little late. We we're told to wait in bar area and notify hostess when all of the party was here. Even though it was passed 4:45p, we still got seated, didn't lose our reservation and got a private booth like we requested when we first arrived to restaurant. Service and food was great! I made reservations online that day around 12:30p and it was the last day to be able to use my $30 gift certificate for my birthday! I was so happy I didn't miss out!"
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "I live about 5 minutes away, and had never eaten on the Open Table side before. I knew it was pricy, but it was my late birthday and another friends early birthday so I figured a special occasion would be worth it. Another friend who goes often said Benihana's has the best sea food so I order the surf side. The meal was delicious, and our chef was great! The complimentary ice cream and picture was also a very nice gesture. I had a great experience, but dinner was about $50 so thats not something I can afford to do very often."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "Cook gave my entree to another guest. When I finally got mine, it had little flavor and was really overpriced for the portion."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "I enjoy the opportunity to meet random people in the fun atmosphere that one finds at Benihanas. I was quite amazed at the number of children that were there. The food is not particularly exciting, (I found my shrimp to be a bit overcooked), but it is not bad. I do find that as I get older, the high noise level in the restaurant is annoying. Service was excellent. We were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "if we hadn't had the birthday club coupon, we would have left before even ordering our food. the service was like talking to a wall, the food mediocre, and we had to ask two to three times for everything. we are there twice a year, both for birthdays and will be choosing another location next time."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "For the first time in many years, we had excellent service. Our server and chef were phenomenal."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Tried to box leftovers while I was still actively eating, didn't acknowledge my sons birthday when they were told we were there for a special celebration....really disappointed with this visit..we've celebrated birthdays here for at least 20 of my sons 32 birthdays and this special day was ruined."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Would recommend this place for sure. The experience was fun, the cooks are always funny and friendly, the food was good, and the service was great, as usual."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "went for me and my little sisters birthday we had a fun time and our waitress was really nice"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We had a great time. Made a reservation for 8 the day before and it was no problem. Our party went in for lunch and had 3 children with us. The kids loved the show that the chef put on. This was the best visit we've ever had at any Benihana's."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "WARNING!!! don't go to this Benihana. I have dined at other Benihana restaurants and have enjoyed the experience, but this one was awful. Our server was slow and forgot parts of our order. The table next to us that was seated at the same time had a chef for a half-hour before ours arrived. When he finally decided to show up he made numerous mistakes with the order preparing the wrong things for the people at our table. Worst experience at a Benihana."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Ryan was our chef and was awesome! We loved him!!! We loved how he was doing a great job and talking to us!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We love Benihana (especially their b-day club/deals) & we go there for all our birthdays. It is a special treat & we love the personalized service. Ryan, our chef, was especially fun and we appreciated his skills!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The chef was amazing and friendly. The server could have been better. Every time the kitchen door opened it smelled so bad, to the point where I couldn't enjoy my food and had to plug my nose. It was like a high school locker room."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Out of all the times we havegone to Benihana, Chef Tarow was the most entertaining chef we have ever had. He tailored the show to the group, and had everyone smiling and laughing. Most of the other chefs just do their routine, and hope for the best. Chef Tarow made the evening. The only thing keeping me from a full five stars was our 'server', who seemed a bit too anxious to have us finish and leave."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My reservation was at 9:30 we got seated at 10. We get get seated and they ask for or drinks the come about 30min later. The chef is there making our food before the drinks are there and not to mention the super loud people.. Will never go back I'll stick to la puente hill or Arcadia Benihana."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I love celebrating birthdays here. Your experience though is a little dependent on the table you get seated at. If you have a larger group that fills the entire table, that's the most ideal. If you get a group who is more reserved, it's not as fun if you want to have an engaging experience. It's always fun though! And the Chef's Table birthday discount is amazing. Sign up!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Had my birthday coupon and went with husband, 2 sons, daughter in law and granddaughter. Was one of the best chef's we've had. Made sure he interacted with our granddaughter who is 5 and her 1st time there."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The restaurant was so noisy I couldn't enjoy conversation with my grandsons. I think I will book an earlier reservation next time. The waiters and chef were wonderful. as usual, of course. My young grandson received a dragon mug for his kabuki kid birthday; but my older grandson, even though I told them I was celebrating two birthdays, was ignored. Of course, since he will be 26 tomorrow, he did not want me to remind the waiters that they forgot. So, I obliged, but I feel if they remembered, he would have gone along with it, and maybe not be embarrassed. Food of course was excellent."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The service was excellent with the waitress and the cook demonstrating courtesy and friendliness."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Food was awesome and the guy who cooked our food put on a great show, kept everybody entertained even the little ones."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Had a good time. It was my wife b'day and she got a special celebration by the Benihana Staff."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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