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Benihana - Newport Beach
Benihana - Newport Beach

Benihana - Newport Beach Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/newportbeach-ca-nbe
  • Phone: (949) 955-0822
  • 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: 3:00pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 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, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: McArthur Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We also offer complimentary Valet parking.
A word from Benihana - Newport Beach
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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Diner Reviews
  • "Great for large groups and special occasions , go with a large enough group and you get the whole table. Entertaining for the children , we are repeat customers"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "I've gone to this facility and also the one in Anaheim. I must say - the one in Anaheim is much better. We were there Friday for lunch and the chef dropped his utensils many times, did the egg trick and missed his pocket twice and had to dig the shells out of the bowl, did the same old tricks (been going for 30 years) - the volcano, beating heart etc. My ten year old granddaughter asked me if they ever learned new tricks because she has been there many times and it's always the same old thing. The guys in Anaheim try to make it a little more interesting. The waitress was slow and never came back to offer refills or bring water, which we asked for twice. Will drive to Anaheim next time for sure."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We had a party of 8 for my birthday.The service was great .The food was so good! The best part my whole family came including my special needs daughter who 5 years ago we would have never brought her.She did great and loved the hat.Fun night!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Every year for 10 years, I celebrate my birthday at Benihanna. The Chef birthday coupon is nice but I didn't enjoy the change. Regardless I celebrated again this year. Cook was nice, company at table was nice but hostess/server made the experience horrible. My 15 year old nephew, visiting from NY and going for the first time even commented how bad she was. Her attitude just made the celebratory event flat. She didn't listen, was combative in her remarks and overall disposition unpleasant. I go to lunch here frequently but I will now reconsider my options. Please provide better training."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "The reservations were very easy to make . Thank you for making her birthday very special."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "The food was good and the service was terrific. Our two young children loved watching the chef at work and enjoyed the show. Both our server and our chef were great with the kids."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I was less than impressed this time at our dinner. Same stuff being done-volcano onion...beating rice heart. We like to have new special visual sensations, especially for the cost of the dinners. Boring-ah"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Everything was perfect until we sat awkwardly with 6 strangers for 50 minutes (after our salad had been served) for our chef. In fact we watched the table in front of us be cleaned, set, seated, waited and their chef come before ours."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We like Benihana most of the time but we went there for lunch on Sunday and the service was so slow we weren't served food until 45 minutes after we sat down!!! They should have a lot more chefs preparing the Teppanyakis. The "show" our Chef gave was mediocre and kept on having to repeat the "acts" because he was not as professional as others we have seen. The food lacked flavor."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We have a celebration for a success at work. Total of 8 people, perfect for all of use fit on one hibachi tables. Entertained by the cook, enjoy a great lunch and socialize with colleagues. Great fun."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Thanks to our great chef Jesus and our great server, our night was perfect. My drink was fabulous - and they accommodated my picky palate (vegetarian and I don't like this and that…) and it was perfect. None of my food even had to mix with others' meat grease or anything like that. I was super happy about this. I am so picky and had my kids, husband, and mother with me and it was a perfect night for all. THANK YOU JESUS!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "An enjoyable evening for all ages and great food too."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food at Benihana is still delicious! And while they keep the old favorites, they also update the menu with new items and new combinations. IT is a festive atmosphere, everyone is having a good time. Although I have other Teppan or Hibachi style restaurants over the years, I still believe the food and service are the best at Benihana."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Benihanas always has been consistent at multiple locations and continues to deliver a great experience every time!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Couldnt not hear what any waiters or cooks were saying, hosts were not accommodating having gone there for the first time. Waitress was rude and seemed like she was in a rush rather than helping us out. Food was not extraordinary, chicken was dry."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We had reservations for 7 people at 11:30. We were seated right away. The service and food was great and worked well with the large group and was able to get back to work within a reasonable time. Food was very healthy and great!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We go there all the time, but this time my husband's filet mignon was not cooked to order and ended up being very rare!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We had Jackie as our server and she was very friendly and energetic! The cook named Thai was super nice and even made a couple of jokes with us. We also ordered the las vegas roll and it was delicious!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I have been a Benihana my whole life... just turned 40. It was always a treat to go to Benihana to be entertained and eat delicious and perfectly cooked food. I noticed the food quality going down hill over the past 5 years. After this past dinner, I am sad to say, I will never go back. The cooks are no longer entertaining and the food is poorly seasoned and overcooked. Dry chicken, rubbery shrimp and scallops, and medium rare steak is cooked medium well. Used to love this place."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food was excellent and so was the show as they were preparing our food!!!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Benihana never fails at delivering great food and fantastic service!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "All of Your Employees all were dressed neat, smiled when we asked for anthing, friendly and professional. The cook made our steaks exactly what we asked for. He was very talented also. The cuts of meat, Lobster & Sacllops were just right. No complaints here.. Mr. D. Lievanos"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I had a very enjoyable birthday dinner. I was alone with my family back home in Michigan. The other people at the table and the chef made me feel at home!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Benihana is my favorite restaurant. It's always a good time here. Delicious food and great ambiance. Great customer service."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I love the way they cook the food on a hot grill in front of you. And the food is healthy and delicious. Lunch is reasonable priced and is available until 3:00."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Always a great birthday stop...especially if you sign up your family for the $30 birthday certificate....great service always but if you like your steak medium rare ...order it rare and keep an eye on the chef....I have almost never had my steak done right but I order the filet so it's not impossible to eat...although I have ordered it done over, in which case you will be eating alone at the end of the night...otherwise wonderful place we are regulars...."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My Husband and I decided to come here last minute and at 9 p.m. they were able to accommodate us. We were sat with some fun outgoing people such as my husband and I. If you are not into sharing dining space or want a private dining experience, then Benihana is not for you. The show chef Jose put on was not the typical cheesy delivery you usual get at Benihana's. It was tailored more for our adult group and the best chef we've had at Benihana's so far."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "WE HAVE BEEN GOING THERE FOR YEARS FOR CELEBRATIONS BUT ALSO FOR THE GREAT FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT AND WE FIND IT'S A GOOD VALUE FOR THE PRICE."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food is fun and relatively simple -the chief was fun and with kids -it happens fast and entertaining!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Always enjoy my meal and experience at Benihana. Staff and service are great."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Always a fun place but this time we felt way rushed throughout the process ..do t know why it wasn't that busy ."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Benihana's has become one of our favorite restaurants to celebrate special events as well as a great dining experience whether we are just a couple or a group. The food is excellent and the entertainment keeps us engaged. We will introduce ourselves to our table mates and make it a very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "As usual, we had a great meal at Benihana's. The chefs that make the food (in my opinion) aren't as good as they use to be "show" wise. They still make delicious food that I would go back for time and time again, but the show part of the chefs isn't as good as before. When we went to pay, we wanted to use the gift card we got as a present, but the server told us we couldn't because their gift card machine was down. That was disappointing. We will have to go back again and hopefully be able to use it next time."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Our waitress was very nice and attentive. Our cook was wonderful, he was nice and talkative when we asked a question. While he was cooking he was telling us what he was doing and made a small joke here and there. For the 1st time being there I had a wonderful experience and will definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I've always celebrated our birthdays there and enjoyed the tradition but this last time I was questioned about my coupon the waitress said it had been scanned and used previously . I was really embarrassed the waitress did not wait till after the meal was over. Even though she said they would comp the meal. I didn't quite enjoy it anymore."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Our family chose here for a belated Father's Day celebration since the Newport Benihana never disappoints! Of course my 6.5 year and 2.5 year old grandsons were in attendance. The waitress and chef catered to both the adults and the children. The food and drink were exceptional (the grandsons were thrilled with the umbrellas in their children cups too). Everyone had a delightful meal and the atmosphere lends itself to celebrations. Whenever anyone in my family gets to choose where they want to go out to eat - they always pick here! Thank you for always delivering an awesome experience from the time we walk in the door until we exit. Bravo!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "CHEF PEDRO WAS FANTASTIC! He provided a wonderful dining experience, and delicious food. *Unfortunately, if it wasn't for Pedro, this location of Benihana would be getting 1 star at most. I have been to other locations several times, and was immensely disappointed by my experience. I made my reservation about a week and a half in advance, and confirmed it the day of the reservation. My group arrived on time, but IT TOOK 45 MINUTES for us to be seated. The purpose of a reservation is to reserve a table at a specific time for a specific amount of people, and to have that honored."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "They have a sign on the front door that acknowledges they get you in and out quick during the lunch hour for those of us that stop by during our workday for our lunches. I had a reservation for 2, wasn't seated until 230 and my food didn't even start to get cooked until 3. Well there went my lunch hour and I hadn't even begun eating yet. Needless to say I made it back to the office at 4 making that a 2 hour lunch. Other than that, the food was amazing as always and the chef did great once he did finally make an appearance."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I enjoyed Benihana with my family, enjoying my mothers birthday. The ambiance and the service was great! But the preparation chef's were a little boring. Many little jokes and gags from pointless light shows to cliche onion volcanoes ruined the fun of benihanas. It didn't engage my family into the preparation of the food, and lacked some flavor of originality and freshness."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We come to dine here often and all the times we've been here it's been great, this time however. Our server took forever to bring us our soup & salad so we sat there for a long time. another group got seated after us and they got their food first. that was not fun to watch. she didn't give us a cup for the beer, she took forever to the point I wanted to leave. She asked us if we had a birthday coupon and we didn't and my bf was explaining to her he signed up and she cut him off and asked the other party if they had. We come here often & she couldn't give us a coupon when we always pay full price! Chef who cooked our dinner was great. Food was delicious. I hope the next time we go we don't get the same lady. Not happy with this last visit."
    Dined on 6/16/2014