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Benihana - Burlingame
Benihana - Burlingame

Benihana - Burlingame Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/burlingame-ca-bu
  • Email: burlingame@benihnana.com
  • Phone: (650) 342-5202
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00pm, 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 - 9:30 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: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Ask for Manager
  • Entertainment: Our chefs will dazzle you with their culinary cooking magic that will amaze your eye as well as your appetite.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Benihana - Burlingame
Prepare for a dining experience unlike any other. Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice through tender steak and juicy chicken. Take in the aroma of sizzling shrimp, lobster and savory vegetables.

Or visit our sushi bar, where your sushi chef will prepare fresh nigiri, sashimi and specialty rolls, all with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Never disappoints us. Thank you to everyone for making our Tax office ending party a smash! "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We had an okay cook experience this time but sometimes that is a 50/50 chance you take . This time the cook was more skilled than the others, the 2 times before we very bored and laughing at the cook rather than with . We have had salt actually poured into a drink when the gag calls for faking it , a shrimp tail land in a drink , and have sat in fear that the cook would lose control of their spatula as they spun it . The food with these cooks has also been just okay so I now request experienced and skilled chef upon arrival. The experienced cooks keep the kids and us captivated , and the food is fantastic !"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was great but the front desk lady was rude and wasn't very attentive! Our waiter was awesome and the chief was even better!!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Just want to say great service and keep up the good work"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "It was really fun for the whole family! There was food for every palate, and that made everyone happy."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "This is a great Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant. Make sure to make a reservation cause the place is always packed. Had a reservation and was seated within 30 minutes. Great service and entertaining "chef"."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We always choose Benihanas to celebrate a special occasion, the food is always good and service is perfect."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My daughter specifically chose Benihana's for her Sweet 16, and we were happy about the choice of restaurant. Unfortunately, the meal did not go as planned. We had our 3/22 Open Table reservation for 3pm (originally 2pm but had to reschedule and saw that 3pm was available via Open Table for the change) for 10 people. We arrived about 20 minutes prior to our reservation and as always, there were people waiting ahead of us. We patiently waited our turn to be seated. Other people walked in and began getting seated ahead of us. We ended up seated over an hour later. We then waited an additional half hour for the chef to come to our table. The disappointed look on my daughter's face in the pictures from this day are sad for me to even look at."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Everytime we go to Benihana, we have great serves, great food and a great experience!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "lots of msg and butter in the food! kids like the show. food is okay."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "When ever is think birthday or special occasion I think Benihana !! The staff are amazing and the Chef create a memorable experience"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Great food and service I advise the chicken/shrimp fried rice"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I made reservations for my sons 16th birthday party a month ago for 12 people. I called twice and made sure we would get the big table. When we get there, they place us at two different tables, two different chefs, and two different waiters. Meaning double the gratuity. They asked us if we wanted to wait 35-40 minutes to sit at the big table, I refused because that table was promised to me a month ago. I have gone there for 25 years to celebrate all of our family birthdays, and this was by far the biggest disappointment, ever."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite places to go for any special occasion. The food is absolutely wonderful! Their Fried Rice is the BEST that I have ever had. My husband always gets the Steak and Lobster; kids always get Shrimp and Chicken. They give you HUGE portions. So much that you end up taking it home. My personal favorite is the Spicy Chicken."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I love the food at Benihanas, and it never fails. Our group of three was seated rather quickly and on time for our reservation. The food was exceptional and great service. I love this place for fun nights out, or with family!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "went there for my birthday dinner...sat in the bar, as the restaurant was very crowded. the waiter took forever and brought us SHRIMP tempura when i had clearly ordered VEGETABLE tempura! then i had ordered the chicken/steak hibachi combo, and lo and behold, got the chicken/steak/shrimp combo! i just ate the latter as i was tired of having to send everything back! then i ordered the vanilla ice cream for dessert and the guy almost walked away with it on his tray! he didn't bother to ask the rest of the group what they wanted for dessert till mine came. hello! it took forever just to get water for all and they didn't give us plates for the tempura! just awful but the food is delicious! got bad service before in the bar..."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We've been to Benihana in Burlingame for birthday celebrations in the past and the service was always great. You expect that this will not be a quick meal, but an experience. I went last Thursday night with my husband and 8 year old daugher. We were sat on time, however that was the only positive experience about the service. The table waited nearly 1/2 hour for their drinks, the chef forgot the shrimp appetizer (which he gave us at the end of the meal), we had to ask the front desk hostess for another round of drinks, our appetizer came after we were already on our entree. Finally 2 hours later, we asked for the bill, again from the hostess. When the bill came, it was wrong and we asked for the dessert to go. Doubt we'll go back."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Always a great time at Benihana, took my step daughter for the first time she LOVED it!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Benihana is always good, always consistent and always predictable. We showed up about 1 hour early and they got us seated within five minutes. Problem is the chef really makes a big difference, this time we got a really talented chef who was nice and entertaining. It was a great experience, my biggest complaint is the price. Too pricey for what you get."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I loved our experience! We went on a date and had a great time. Glad we made reservations, we were seated right away. The view was awesome, the food was so good. My boyfriend kept saying I did a great job picking the restaurant. We're definitely going back!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "It was consistent and great as always. Food was delicious, service was impeccable and it's a fun place for a birthday dinner."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Once we got seated, 40 minutes after our reservation time, the evening was wonderful. Our server Luis was great, very attentive and Chef Brian put on a great show, he kept the attention of our two small boys. The food was delicious. Thank you making our birthday celebration special."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Packed! I think they could double their space (and should) because it sems like it is always mobbed when we are there, but we love it!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The grill was very hot, hotter than usual I thought. I told the "chef" not to overcook the seafood. Better almost if raw than overcooked. It was like rubber and no longer delicate. They offered to remake the dinner but my party was almost done. The manager took the uneaten meal off the bill. Not a ruined 20th anniversary but I was disappointed."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The fan was not turn on because there were a lot of smoke blowing toward us. Our clothes smelled like we have been to BBQ..."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Had a great time. We were celebrating my boyfriends birthday. He absolutely had a great time."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I've never had a bad experience at Benihana. The food is great and the service is outstanding. Your chefs and servers are well-trained, professional, very friendly, and genuinely interested in providing everyone the most enjoyable possible visit. Thank you. You will see us many more times in the future."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "1. Perfect family celebration place. 2. Entertains kids. 3. Awesome staff. 4. Beautiful view. 5. Food good - not as important as the show. 6. Pricey. 7. Decor is lovely. 8. Infinitely better than the SF Benihana - no comparison at all."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary at Benihana. We had a very nice time. The restaurant provided free valet parking (not optional) so we didn't have to find a spot in their parking lot. We sat at two of the few seats that had a view out the window of the bay and planes landing at SFO. Our waiter was very attentive, and the teppanyaki chef was well skilled and entertaining. We also received complementary ice cream for our anniversary. Dinner was almost two hours long, and we didn't feel rushed to leave after the chef finished cooking. We had plenty of time to eat and enjoy the ambiance. The restaurant was a little loud, and it was difficult to carry on a conversation at first. But we quickly got used to it."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Great atmosphere when celebrating birthdays, anniversaries or special occasions. Bring all of my out-of-town guest here!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We have been celebrating b days at Benihana for 28 years . We love coming back esp. with our visitors from all over the world . Delicious Food & Friendly Staff... Busy but big thanks to Open Table ."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "This is a favorite place to go for my and boyfriend and I we always go every year to celebrate our birthdays. This last dining experience was like past experiences. Staff was friendly, chef was entertaining, and food was delicious."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Great for a kid's birthday. Lots of excitement and fun!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Have been going to Benihana Restaurants all over the US since they began. The point (for an expensive Japanese Meal) is because you expect a show, a fun chef & great food. The past few visits at this location (haven't been able to get reservations in SF) has gone downhill. On this visit, Chef cooked in front of us with a frown nearly the entire time, no showmanship, not a lot of fun. Service from the Bar to the table was VERY SLOW! Our drinks, after waiting nearly 20 minutes in the bar, were finally delivered to the table after waiting another 10 minutes and they were made wrong! Restaurant was very noisy, it was dirty and the waitstaff seemed robotic and stretched too far. I don't think we'll be returning."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great show!!!! Favorite restaurant of all time!!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Went here for my birthday, it's really not practical for a everyday date night, quite expensive. But it's great for special occasions. I got the splash n meadow, and it was quite good. I ordered my steak rare and boy was it still mooing! Just how I like it, chef cooked it perfectly. I also ordered a dragon roll from the sushi menu. It was very good, but to be honest I've had just as good for far cheaper prices at little mom n pop shops around town. I payed more to get the fried rice verses the regular white rice, and it's totally worth it. Our chef was very fun and entertaining, flipping the shrimps and the eggs and all that cool stuff that you expect. The experience would probably suck if you got a chef who didn't wanna put on the show."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The garlic fried rice was incredible. The atmosphere was royally great. It was crowded but the energy within the restaurant was due to the satisfaction and great feelings of the people enjoying the dinner and how the chefs were entertaining the crowd. The valet parking made the visit a lot more comfortable."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "after spending 90.00......i asked for hot sauce...and they charged me .75.......after seeing the bill i saw they charged me that...they thew it out.and i asked if i could get another to take home......they sai they would charge me again....how cheap can they be"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The food was good, though a little on the salty side. The "show" was much enjoyed by our little ones (2 and 6 years old) and the staff genuinely tried hard to please. The one downer was that we were seated 30 mins after our reservation time, though we were repeatedly told it would be "just five more minutes". Unfortunately that detracted from the overall experience."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The chef was great but our waiter service the last few times has not been very good."
    Dined on 3/1/2014