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
184 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (129)special occasion (123)kid-friendly (76)great for lunch (43)fit for foodies (33)hot spot (25)neighborhood gem (21)romantic (17)great for brunch (10)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (8)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (3)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
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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
  • Manager
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The manager was rude to my husband, also they give as the wrong food and the mange didn't want to change or give a discount,or apologize I woyldnt recommended at all. The waitress was excellent he should be the manager he was polite and very attentive
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not welcoming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The hostess was not friendly from the moment we walked in the door. It was as if we were a bother to her. The waitress and chef were great and very kind to my kids.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Chef was outstanding.
    greatentertainingChef
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Besides preparing our splendid meal, our chef was very entertaining. He was skilled with the knives and witty. Compared to the other chefs, we got the best one working that night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining in is good, Take Out Iffy
    SushiQueen
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Our dine-in experience was good. The staff was friendly and the servers were attentive enough. The food is always very good. I did leave with my group to see a movie and I called in an order to take with me on my way home. The restaurant is always very busy for dinner so my Seafood Diablo dinner was missing the soup and salad that comes with it. Make sure you check your order thoroughly before you leave! Lesson learned. My drive was 45 minutes away so I definitely was not going back for the sides.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Benihana - same formula still works
    Eric
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food was good, and there was plenty of it! Service was was very good, but they did make us wait too long until all the tables were full and then they began taking drink orders. By then we were very hungry, and did not eat until a good 45 minuted after our reservation time. The restaurant is loud so it is not a good place for conservation but it is "fun" to watch the Tepan chef and most add some humor. We did enjoy our conservation (what we could hear of it) with the two couples who were placed at our table who came from Alaska but chances are unless you come with 8 people you may not end up with such congenial folks. It was enjoyable overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loretta
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Service was exceptional! Chef was very interactive and waitress was efficient and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dissapointed
    Budets4
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I have been to benihana at newport multiple times. And everytime I love it! This was my first time at the anaheim location. At first everything was great. But I have to say I was really disappointed with the food. The fried rice was bland. The shrimp lacked the tang of the lemon. I had to add more soy sauce and garlic butter in order to eat it. I was disappointed because I brought my friend and it's his first time. During the whole time the chef was cooking our server never came back to refill our drinks. The pictures were also very blurry and ended up taking it 5 times. Being a loyal customer of Benihana I hope that this is just an isolated case. and I know your food is so much better than what was served.
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  • Birthday dinner
    Sandi
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I went with sister for our birthdays. The service was great,food was do e just right and the chef was great. I will go back for us other special events.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sgood
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Food is very good as well as the show. The problem is the noise very difficult to have a conversation. Will still continue to dine here
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana Anaheim Review
    Rick
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The Dining Tables Need Some Separation From each other. Cooks and servers bumping each other is not a great show
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Horrible - Non ADA friendly
    WouldWeEatHereAgain
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Worst experience. Seating too crowded. Slow server. Over cooked meats and noodles. Chefs cart right up against my arm because there was not enough space for two tables back to back but they tried to make it fit. My disabled mother in law had a hard time getting to her seat because the aisle and walkways were less than 36" apart as required by ADA. Only 2 tables in the bar that would be able to accommodate the disabled and were not designated for them. Ordered fried rice "to go" at the beginning of the meal so it would be ready when we left. The order wasn't placed until our bill was prepared so we had to wait about 20 minutes for that. The experience took over 2.5 hours from checking in to leaving. Very disappointing. We will not return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always amazing
    dschmus
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We had a great experience! Order the Diablo sauce!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great overall
    Supermanslayer
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    If you haven't tried this place. Then j recommend trying this place. It's a bit pricey but worth the price
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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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
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    • 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 :(
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    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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.