Benihana - Cupertino
We had a reservation, butWe had a reservation, but we didn't get seated until half an hour later. Other than this slow check-in process, we were very happy with the food, the chef, and the service staff. We plan to come back again in the future.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMEveryone should go at least once!It is entertainment and dinner together. Food cooked in front of you by a friendly chef. Sushi also available. I always get chicken and shrimp and it is always good. Definitely get the chicken friend rice ( worth the calories! ) Also, I ordered " Volcano Shrimp" as an appetizer - crispy shrimp with spicy sauce. Not on the menu, but still available to order! Yummy yummy. Finished off with tasty and light rainbow sherbet. I'm pregnant so I didn't get to enjoy any cocktails but the drinks that passed by look delicious as well. Fun for the whole family. Worth going at least once. :)6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time celebratingWe had a great time celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary with our children.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food AgainThe Food was Fantastic as always. Our cook was very entertaining. Our Favorite place to eat.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great meal.What can you say, it was another great meal and experience. Not cheap but still worth it.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA good time all aroundOur chef was super fun and the food was fabulous. I brought five kids and they all had a wonderful time. Definitely would go again.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceWe had a fabulous time celebrating my husband's birthday. Thanks for a lovely meal and a fun time! My four year old daughter especially loved watching the talented chef.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFun time and Good foodThe chef was entertaining and prepared my steak exactly as I asked. The service was fantastic, every time I turned around my mango lemonade was refilled. I'll be back!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat show, good foodExcellent staff. We came early (before our reserved time) and seated with no problem.
Our waitress was welcoming and efficient and unobtrusive.
Our chef was entertaining and skilled.
The dishes were mostly fine. Clearly a tired, corporate menu. the meat and fish were fresh and delish, the veggies tired and unispiring.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways funAlways a great place to celebrate Birthdays or special occasions. Food was great and cook and service were very friendly and on the ball. Much better experience than first time we went here a few years ago.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA good timeThe service was good and friendly very helpful with question and suggestion JUST VERY GOOD at what they do .5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFunWe all had a lot of fun! The food was good! Our cook was friendly! Our server was ok though. He disappeared after he gave us our ice cream. And one person ordered the fried banana and he forgot to bring it out along with our bill. We had to go to the front hostess to ask for it after sitting for 20 min waiting!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMCustomer service awesome!My family and I went to a very early dinner at Benihana's and we had a wonderful experience! Our waitress was amazing!! She was so great with my kids and really made the whole event fantastic. She was very timely with drinks, brought the kids "kid-friendly" chopsticks and made them feel really special. She even printed an extra picture for my Mom to take home to Texas and that was totally over the top in customer service. Our chef was really fun and the food was amazing. It is not often that I tell the management about the staff but I pulled him aside and commented about our wonderful experience.
I highly recommend this place for special occassions. Thanks for the great time!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAware Service!Food is always good when cooked fresh in front of you with an entertaining chef! The servers seem to know their products well enough to be particularily sensitive to each individuals needs at a highley diverse table! (Clean-ups of a 2 year old to no spices for the retired couples, to wine parings for those who could).5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome FoodThe service is great and the chef is very funny and entertaining.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSure thingBenihana is nothing new but it never fails to deliver the same quality food, service and experience. I know exactly what I'll be "getting" when I come here. It is a bit expensive if you're not coming here with free birthday meal for someone in your party.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic timeWe were celebrating two birthdays and three for Mother's Day, and had three kids with us under the age of 11. We do this every year and we've never been disappointed with either the personality of our chef's or the quality of the food. This has been our tradition for over 20 years and we hope to continue it for another 20. This year our chef was especially good and kept our three year old entertained throughout the meal.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBIRTHDAY FUNWonderful for celebrating any and all birthdays in your family..................5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI found what I expectedI was looking for good food prepared in front of me. At the same time some kind of show. Our table was at a quite location. We enjoyed our dinner. We were eleven of us. Table was a little crowded. A larger table would work better.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent RestaurantI always like Benihana. The place offers excellent choice of various dishes and a great selection of wines and liquors. The atmosphere is super for a small group of people. The table has room for a maximum of 8 and you will have to share the table with others if your party has less. The only thing is that your clothes will have the food odor from the cooking since they cook in front of you. I always bring an extra shirt to change afterward since I do not like the food odor on my shirt.
The server, the cook are very friendly and nice.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFun timesLots of fun, loud and great atmosphere.
Great for large parties. Tons of food too!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Chef ever tonight!We had Myke this time and he was seriously awesome! Tons of tricks I've never seen before and very interactive with the table. I've been to Benihana at least five times so far this year and it never gets old. However, with Myke, I was as entertained as the very first time I went. Great job- he's definitely reason enough to return!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOh my! We're in our 60's!A bit too kid friendly. We first (party of 2) were seated with another party of 6. Great, except it was a little kid's birthday party complete with screams, toddlers, and balloons. We had waited 40 minutes to be seated at this point, even with a reservation, but opted to wait longer for another table. We were offered another 10 minutes later. No one else was offered that birthday table but us! Benihana, please use "common sense" when seating patrons!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGood timesBeen there many times, great service and the chefs are fun to watch, very reasonable prices, would recommend the Cupertino location4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMit was a relaxing yet entertainingit was a relaxing yet entertaining fun evening. the food was delicious.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI sign up for the April specialI sign up for the April special birthday but didnt receive a copuon and didnt know that it was only good Mon - Thur. So I ask the host and she didnt say anything about the copuon special or offer me a discount.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat fun and food for a familyGreat fun and food for a family birthday celebration. The group pictures were much
appreciated!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's always fun to enjoy theIt's always fun to enjoy the cooking/entertaining show at your table. The food was very good and we got plenty of it. Because the chef is cooking to order though, the entries are done at different times so don't expect to all be eating at the same time initially. Even with the fans running at the tables, you will still smell like smoke when done and as described, the noise level is energetic so at times it is hard to hear when the chef is saying due to the fans and other tables around. With that said, it's fun and a great spot for a bday. They even take a group photo and frame it for you.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMy mom loved our lunch, butMy mom loved our lunch, but did they stop doing the birthday song?4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service from MichelleMichelle did an excellent job! She was attentive and energetic.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMEnthusiasmMy experience at Benihana was very enjoyable as always. The food was steller and entertainment was a major bonus. However, I feel that this experience would have been better if the cook in front of me was a bit more enthusiastic. I have run into this issue at the same place before. While the concept and flavor of cooking the food on display is nice, the delivery could be worked on. As a customer at a significantly nice eating place, I would like for myself and my party to seem more than just another of countless jobs for the cooks.
Besides that, I immensely enjoyed my experience and hope to return soon.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMy first time here and I hadMy first time here and I had already heard great things about this place! I loved it! Good show, good food and ambience was great! I thought it would be pricey, but we ordered the hibachi chicken and shrimp and it was a reasonable price! Loved the Las Vegas sushi roll and my favorite was the fried rice! Great food and overall great experience:)4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy only complain is the peopleMy only complain is the people at the receptionist, they were not very friendly and professional. They saw us walk in but no one smiled or greeted us at the door. We had to approach to let them know our reservation. Their response was "wait a few minutes". I felt bad for the restaurant owner as they may lose customers due o these frontline employees.
Other than that, we received great service at our table from waiters and waitresses there.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA great place to celebrateWe had a wonderful meal here - every bite was awesome. It was my son's birthday and they sang to him and took a photo for us. Our Chef "Mike" was just incredible. It was busy and a bit noisy but we will go back for sure.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the only thing IThis was the only thing I wanted to do for my Birthday, and it was the best birthday ever!!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMCAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK MANY TIMES!AWESOME!! AWESOME!! AWESOME!! AWESOME!! AWESOME!! AWESOME!! AWESOME!!
Some of the best food I've ever had!
Loved it!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMfor my first time the servicefor my first time the service was great! the food was great! thanks3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGirl Scout EventIt's really a fun place to go with a group of people or kids.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM