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Benihana - Cupertino
Benihana - Cupertino

Benihana - Cupertino Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/cupertino-ca-cu
  • Phone: (408) 253-1221
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 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, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Ask for Manager

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wolfe Road & Vallco Parkway / Stevens Creek Blvd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Benihana - Cupertino
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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "The food and services was excellent. When we are in San Jose, we make every effort to come here. Was a little loud with all the Birthdays going on, but it was still great"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Nice that the chef prepares the food in front of you. The chef also has a nice sense of humor. Great for the kids"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Benihana is a great place with fun atmosphere to enjoy with friends and family of all ages."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "my 12 year old son requested benihana again for birthday celebration but this time wanted to eat off the adult menu. service and seating was prompt this time. chef was entertaining but wish the routine could be changed up as it is the same everytime. fun place to go for special occasion since it is moderately expensiv depending what you order."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This is a great group choice to guarantee a great time. The cocktail selection is quite tasteful."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Went to Benihana for a family celebration of my granddaughter's 12th birthday. Its a great change of pace for kid's birthdays as they enjoy the table chef's theatrics (as do most adults) and watching the food being prepared. The teppanyaki style makes for a fun and light atmosphere and is just a different enough style versus a conventional sit-down table service restaurant that it is special for the kids yet the food is familiar enough that they have comfortable choices. There were several other birthday parties while we were there so I think the above remarks probably apply to adults as well."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My family had a great time at this restaurant. The food and ambience are great."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Great experience. Wait was minimal. The seating was perfect. Our chef was really good, and entertaining. Then I got a birthday song and picture to take home! A lil bit pricey but for special occasions it's cool."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Good time, good food, good company, no complaints, We enjoy the coupon also"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Good food and very good choice for Japanies cusine. Chief come to table and cook's"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food, entertaining chef, and service."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I've been coming here for years and it never ceases to make me happy. I love the people there and it's a very friendly and relaxed environment"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "A fun, entertaining place, especially good for groups."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We made a reservation for 9 pm on a Thursday night. It was a date night with hubby and no kids. After waiting 40 minutes we left. We have always had to wait even when we had reservations but this was ridiculous. They were also very rude to us. I guess when your place is so popular it doesn't matter how rude you are or how much you make people wait, you will still have full tables. I think it was the last time I attempt to go to Benihana in Cupertino"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I went there for a birthday dinner and had a wonderful time with family. Kids enjoyed the Chef's show!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Went here with my family for Father's Day. We had a great dinner experience. Our server was very nice and attentive. As for our chef, he was awesome! He had great positive energy and engaged with our kids."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My family and I have come to Benihana Cupertino for over 20 years. Our last visit was for my birthday a few days ago. This was not their best night. This is a very popular place, and they have created more tables in the back. You don't want to be seated there. Our experience was that it looked like a dining hall and it was COLD. There was absolutely no ambience. Adding insult to injury, the chef this particular evening was uninspiring, unfriendly and was not very good in his performance. The food therefore didn't come out well either. We have had some excellent nights at Benihana over the years so we will be back. However, if this had been my first experience, it probably would have been my last."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We had a great early Father's Day celebration at Benihana Cupertino. The place was a bit noisy as it was Saturday at noon and some kids were having a birthday party there, and many families with young kids were there. Our chef was fantastic and cooked our dishes perfectly. The one bump in service was that the check was presented and we had to remind them that they'd forgotten to give us the ice cream that came with three of our four meals."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I made reservations for 7:30 PM, and was not seated until around 8:10 PM. My entire party sat their waiting and waiting. This is not a good way to build up an appetite or start of a fun evening."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Benihana is a fun restaurant to take kids - but the show at the 5 locations I've visited across the U.S. has basically been identical. The only variation is really the skill of the chef. The food was ok - my husband I ordered steak, and we got our kids a meal to share, so it was a bit more expensive than normal. It was not, however, worth the $110 (with tip) that it cost. There are plenty of better restaurants in the area where you would be better off spending your money"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The food was as great as I remembered from my last meal here and the chef and the servers were great too but the floor was pretty dirty."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I would recommend this to anyone looking to have an intimate birthday dinner with a few close friends or a significant other. The food was great and the service was outstanding! Had a great experience and I am glad we chose to go there. I recommend making reservations well in advance since they do get busy and book quick."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "It's expensive but it's a lot of fun. We only go for special occasions. I like the sushi (that's very reasonable.) My husband likes the whole meal thing and everyone enjoys the show :)"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We took our daughter to Benihana for her birthday and she had fun! She really enjoyed watching the chef do his show. We all enjoyed the food! We only had three people in our party so we sat with two other couples and they were nice and we shared a great dining experience at Benihana's! "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We always enjoy going to Benihana's. It's a lot of fun, we LOVE the Chicken Fried Rice!! Very attentive service too."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The food is great and the feel is casual and festive. Much of the experience is contingent on the chef and ours was extremely talented but a bit on the more quiet side and followed the script just fine, but a more boisterous personality would've been more fun. Price is on the higher side, but you certainly get plenty of food for the money."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "we got a lovely (sarcasm) table by the back exit, with a view of the kitchen doors. we got a family at our table with a small child who enjoyed standing on his chair yelling. service was BAD. i had to ask twice to get my drink. refills on water were very few and far between. sauce request ignored. she was incredibly forgetful. chef was not one i'd want again. food: meh. shrimp was a little fishy, and weren't cleaned well. ew. salad was very good. fried rice was super heavy on the garlic, but otherwise good. never seen steak cut into bites quite that small. would have been perfect... if we were toddlers. maybe an off night, or perhaps they are going downhill again. hard to say."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "As always the food and service are very good at Benihana's."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Benihana has a great attitude toward customers. Friendly staff worked to delight our multigeneration group out for a special occasion. We were thoroughly engaged and entertained. We will return. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The location is kids friendly and has a great foods. We loved Sushies there. Next time we will try more Sushies , they were fresh and tasty."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "They did everything to make it a fun and memorable experience. Great place and good food."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Mothers Day is always busy busy busy. We made our reservation for 7:30 pm. Arrived at 7:15, party of four. Checked in with the hostess a few times. at 7:30 was told our table was almost ready. At 8:00pm we were seated. They had given our table away, after the man said he called our name but there were four of us only about 12 feet away from, and nobody heard him. Needless, to say we weren't too happy. Not wanting to ruin the whole evening. We sat down and forgot about it. The manager did comp my drink. Hats off to mgmt. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Pros: Good Service -Cheerful ambiance -Friendly staff -Plenty of parking space Cons: -Long wait line, even with reservation -Food tastes ok. I have tastes better teppanyaki -Food lacks variety -Smoky restaurant. You smell like BBQ after dinner. There are other teppanyaki places where this doesn't happen.. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "A few of us gals dine at Benihana on a semi-regular basis. While it's location is convenient for many of us, Benihana does not disappoint when it comes to it's food so it's kind of our "go to" place. This time, our chef had his hands full with a wide array of selections made from everyone at our table - everything from scallops to salmon to prawns and steaks, vegetables and noodles. He was fun and our food was all done perfectly. My own filet melted in my mouth it was such perfection! So as per usual, we ate too much. But we all left full and happy!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Our chef was amazing. I went with my boyfriend that night and had been with another family. Our chef interacted with everyone 👌."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Benihana, who made famous the teppanyaki style in the US, remains my go to place for a fun birthday experience with the family. The kids enjoy the show and the food is cooked to your liking and order. Consider signing up for their newsletter to avail of discounts and new menu items."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "I dined in for my Birthday, with 3 other people. The chef was really experienced, but truly funny too! He interacted with one of the children & made him laugh Alot. The food was to die for! I had the filet mignon & cold water lobster tail. I was surprised to see they give everyone shrimp, as an appetizer! Great Experience! Will def be back again! Guest from Morgan Hill. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The kids insist on coming to Benihana for every birthday. They sign in English and Japanese and provide an entertaining tableside chef who throws shrimp tails in his hat, makes chickens and volcanos on the hot skillet and flips his utensils around with great skill. Always a good show!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Waitress sucked. Cook looked like he did not want to be there, we found ourselves watching another table."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Because of the sitting configuration (8 people around the grill), it is difficult to have a conversation with everyone in your group."
    Dined on 4/26/2014