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Benihana - Burlingame
Benihana - Burlingame

Benihana - Burlingame Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/burlingame-ca-bu
  • 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 WinnerKid Friendly
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Diner Reviews
  • "Found it ridiculous that we had to do valet parking. Parking lot was pretty much empty on a Saturday night but we were required to of the valet parking."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Doesn't matter if you have reservations! Forgot about us, had to waith 30 minutes for table!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "great place to eat but it really depends on your chef! Our chef Adan was ok but the chicken was tough and dry. The waiter was really good for first half, he was not there for the second half which was really disappointing"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I go here a few times a year when my friends and family receive the coupon for their bday month. The $30 bday coupon is such an awesome deal!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Fun place for kids and a group but very warm in the restaurant need more air conditioning"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Good food great service good night out. Recommend it for a little change fr your regular restaurant"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We had a great time, our waitress was amazing she was on top of her game. Chef cooked up some delicious food. We had a nice group of people at our table."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We come here often - for special events, meet people here, or just because. Free valet so parking is never an issue. Being able to make a reservation on Open Table means we always get the time and day we want to eat there. Service is always prompt and friendly, the chefs are funny and eager to please, and the food is out of this world! Steak, seafood, rice, vegetables... Everyone is happy and plates are always empty when we are finished. This location gets crazy around 630-700 pm so my advice is go early. Always nice to take a short stroll outside on the shoreline path and watch planes taking off and landing before we leave. Never had a bad meal here. Can't wait to go back! Domo Arigato!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "You cant go wrong with Benihanas! That is if you go when its not the PEAK time! We went on a Sunday night, (8:30PM) sat down immediately. Server was friendly and helpful, COOK was awesome! We love this place, always come back for birthdays or just to eat lunch! No complaints."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food was tasty but it appeared they were short staffed. We sat for quite a while before getting drinks or placing our orders...People sitting next to us go there all the time and said that it wasn't normally like this. Hadn't been to Benihana in probably 25 years but I remember there being much more showmanship and engaging with the participants than what we experienced this time.... Chef was cordial and did a great job on the food but there just wasn't the same fanfare in years past."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My daughter loves Benihana! She likes the food but especially loves the chef's show. We generally go for birthdays, graduations, or sport team night outs"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had a 7:30pm reservation and were seated at 8:00pm only after complaining. They made no attempt to keep us informed or make our wait easier. We then waited another 30 minutes for our first course of soup while they seated other diners at our table. They run as many people through this restaurant as possible so get an early reservation or be prepared to wait. Unfortunately, complaining seems to be the only thing to get their attention. I once met and had dinner with Benihana's founder, Rocky, at his then restaurant north of Miami. He would not have been happy with this."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The chef Ramon was excellent I have been going to this benihana's since they opened, I had the best chef every he was friendly and very very nice made the experience very pleasant of all the years."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Horrible Service, was not asked if we would like dessert or coffee or anything took over 30 min to bring our bill and it was a Weds. They were not busy at all! Never will be back or recommend friends can spend my hard earned money where they deserve to get it. Was there to celebrate my sons graduation and it was nothing to them. They don't take pictures anymore? Never again!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Every time I go to eat there I'm always please, every year I celebrate my birthday there. I been going since the 6th grade."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food was great. Service was lacking. Didn't receive appetizers until after soup and salad. But it is always a treat to go."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The title says it all. Everything was as expected on this visit. The food was great, service was prompt and with our reservation, we did not wait long to be seated."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "It was ok. Chef didn't do all the tricks we were expecting and the server didn't know the scotch list/was not educated on alcohol."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "avoid this guy, he took forever, reservation was for 12pm, we were at our seats promtly, left at 130pm, took more than half an hour for our checks, as he took care of everyone else, except our table, someone at our table had to go. so they went upfront and paid up there, we all should have done the same."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This Benihana is always busy, but the food is always great and the service is very good for being so busy. Seems that Benihana is THE Birthday place, there are always birthday celebrations - no matter which location."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Our chef spoke to a couple at the table in Spanish, when they spoke perfect English. We all were wondering what was said. I think this is very rude."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Our party of 5 arrived almost 15 minutes early and still had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. We asked the host 3 times but she kept assuring we were "next"."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I made a reservation for 7:00 to celebrate my birthday with my friends and family. We were not seated until 7:45! The staff at the front desk just continued to state it would be 5 more minutes. They had no real reason or answers on why it was taking so long. Because we sat down so long after our reservation we were not able to pick up my birthday cake before the bakery closed and We were not able to continue my birthday celebration as planned. The food was great and the chef and waiter were terrific although obviously stressed by the busy restruant. I'm not sure if that particular night their was a staffing issue, but reservations should mean something. I love Benihana usually, but sadly I will not be back for a celebration anytime soon."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Came here for Father's Day & my entire family loved it! The service was great & so was the food"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We waited over an hour past our reservation time to be seated. Food was overcooked. I saw reasons to question food safety. I would not go back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Took my mom here for her birthday and everything that could have gone wrong in this place, did. They didnt entertain, 45 minutes late on reservation, they gave us the check without singing happy birthday, they made me something I didn't order, and the manager only took off 20 bucks to try and make it right. I didn't want money off, I wanted good food and service. They really need new employees. I won't be coming back.,"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "It never fails us when we bring friends and relatives who have never been to Benihana... The food is always fresh and delicious - worth the wait. And the cook is skilled and very entertaining. I never tire of coming and celebrating our special occassions at Benihana. Both for young and adults, this entertainment/dining experience is a hit!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The last two times we went we had a reservation. The first time was on a Sunday in May. We had a reservation at 6 pm. We were not seated until nearly after 7. That included me asking a few times. The hosts said they were backed up. Of the four or five of them, they were helpless and not friendly, just standing there. No one told us from the beginning that they were delayed. Very irritating with two children. Once again we went last Thursday for a special occasion dinner with a. 7 pm reservation. Restaurant was packed with the same lame hosts. I specifically told this one lady that we waited over an hour last time. She had the decent to tell me they were backed up. Again!!! 30 minutes later we were seated. Will not be going there soon."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "My family enjoy going to Benihana for special occasions. This time we were extremely dissapointed. The cook was one of the worst I has seen. The 1st thing I noticed was the sweat running down his face, he forgot to bring some of the ingredients to the table. On 2 occasions he had to return to the kitchen to get items. The other party at our table were allergic to onions and when they informed to cook about this he came across with a attitude. He also did not entertain us while he was cooking our food. The things he did I could have done better. Very dissapointed with this visit."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Benihana's chefs have not been entertaining for awhile. My kids were bored this time around. We go mainly for the food."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "affordable especially at lunch time, get most items which would cost $26 like Hibachi Steak @ $13 minus the Soup/Salad, Pieces of Shrimp and a Dessert."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "this is place that good for entertaining, food cooked in front of you."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The one star is for the manager that was working that day. We have being coming for almost 3 years to this place and of course other locations. This time the manager was very rude we were sitting at a table where she was behind us and over hear her saying really nasty bad words of a costumer who was walk in to a table I think they knew this person but all I'm saying is keep it to your self besides over hear in her name a couple of times we ask the hostess what was her name and it's June just to make sure. Definitely never coming back even tho it wasn't for me but just the language the she used was awful and that's not all she started talking in another language and the people next to us knew what she was saying! Just keep it to your self."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Excellent service throughout our visit. Very entertaining teppan chef! Delicious salad, fried rice, veggies and lunch duet of grilled scallops and shrimp. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I loved the food and the atmosphere but our server was horrible! We came here for my boyfriends 25th birthday and I wish we had a different server, she was horrible. Our cook did most/ all of the work (Saul- he was very nice). Server forgot my rice, took literally 25 minutes for our drinks and she didn't even refill my hit tea or check on us once. Every time we needed something our cook had to get another servers attention."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I love going to this Benihana's for the atmosphere. Sometimes the chefs are hit and miss but mostly they are good."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "This is Benihana with a bay view. It is the typical loud, family filled, packed dinner and a show with the chef/showman and the onion volcano and giant blue fishbowl drinks. My childhood memories of this place are just the same as going today and are a great gateway to more authentic Japanese/Asian foods for newbies. I truly love the miso soup and chicken friend rice apps."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I just don't think we can ever go back. The only reason we go is for birthdays. I called at 2pm to confirm our reservation and to make sure it wouldn't take an hour to be seated like always. We know better but that's where our son wanted to go. We did not sit down till 7:50. The service was terrible and the restaurant always looks a mess and dirty. If you make a reservation don't expect to be seated at that time, it never happens. We watched many Parties yelling at the hostess. So sad as they have been around for ever."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Always enjoy the food and is one of my favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Every time that my mom comes in town from Kansas City, MO she wants to make sure we go to Benihana. We love this place and the kids do too."
    Dined on 6/7/2014