Benihana - Anaheim
Benihana - Anaheim

Benihana - Anaheim

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/anaheim-ca-an
  • Phone: 7147744940
  • 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: 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

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
202 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (146)good for groups (133)kid-friendly (91)great for lunch (41)fit for foodies (36)hot spot (23)romantic (15)neighborhood gem (13)great for brunch (9)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (6)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Katie
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had our children with us and we always appreciate when put in the secluded dining area trying not to disturb others. The server was super attentive to our needs and very friendly. Didnt make us feel uncomfortable at how loud our kids were and was on the ball with our drink refills and any other needs. Our chef was very interactive and friendly as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tradition
    Illest0411
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We go to Benihana for every occasion (birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, etc.) and it's always a great time! The food is always delicious! The employees are always welcoming, helpful and give prompt service. The food is always delicious! The cooks do an amazing job at what they do! Overall, this place is worth every penny, nickel and dime!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brightsun
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Had a great time but disappointed after waiting for a taxi in the front room for awhile after dinner I had accidentally left my expensive sunglasses on the table & am surprised they weren't found when the table was cleared & we were still there. when I rang the next morning they weren't found. Not happy :(
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday deal!
    Bestbutterfish
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Tarow was our chef-hilariouos! Food is always yummy! $30 coupon emailed to you on your birthday, if you register your email address!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food was delicious, the service was great, highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy yum yum!
    beni4life
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    So in love with Benihana food! Wish it was open till 3am to satisfy those late night cravings ;) Most of the cooks are very funny & the waitresses are very helpful. And the miso soup i could eat an entire pot! Mmmmm
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for a date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was great and the service was very friendly. I definately recommend this place for a date night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food wasn't very good. The service was good and the atmosphere is fun but if you are looking for a date night, not the place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business Dinner
    Hotplant1960
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I entertained clients and requested a private dining area and trust given excellent service. My group had a great time! Thank You Benihana Anaheim!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service progressively improved.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accommodating
    Foodisgood
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Cook gave my entree to another guest. When I finally got mine, it had little flavor and was really overpriced for the portion.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As expected
    Oncnurse
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thank god for coupons
    dvschic
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    For the first time in many years, we had excellent service. Our server and chef were phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too rushed
    Loretta
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, yummy food, good service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for birthdays
    MiaAriana
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    went for me and my little sisters birthday we had a fun time and our waitress was really nice
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and a Show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BAAAAAD Benihana
    KRZ1
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Ryan was our chef and was awesome! We loved him!!! We loved how he was doing a great job and talking to us!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    twitterhead
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very entertaining
    willichan
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worst Benihana ever!!!!!
    Luvfood
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Spot
    HungersVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • my birthday
    NeneVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebrations
    anaheimer
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • partytime
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The service was excellent with the waitress and the cook demonstrating courtesy and friendliness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great show
    Raiderbeto
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Food was awesome and the guy who cooked our food put on a great show, kept everybody entertained even the little ones.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Time
    Rahul
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 7/26/14 Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No point in appointments
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Only thing I was disappointed with was that we had reservations at 9 and we didn't sit until 9:50.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • need more staff
    JackieVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef outstanding, Waitress terrible
    Deee
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    chillVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    What ever we needed we had. Attentive services. The chef kept us interested in cross talk
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love It!!
    Diva4me2
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I love Benihana!!!! I would suggest it for any special occasion or just dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • slow and poor service
    fluffyguy
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate