Benihana - Ontario
Benihana - Ontario

Benihana - Ontario

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/ontario-ca-on
  • Phone: 9094830937
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday: 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm, 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: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Toshiya Nemoto
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Haven and Milliken
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Benihana - Ontario
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Benihana - Ontario reviews from OpenTable diners
203 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (162)good for groups (125)kid-friendly (77)great for lunch (51)romantic (37)hot spot (34)fit for foodies (31)great for brunch (23)late-night find (20)neighborhood gem (18)vibrant bar scene (9)notable wine list (7)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • bday celebration
    delicious
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We brought our family here to celebrate my birthday, our chef Omar was great and I loved how he interacted with our children. Our waitress however was not so good, it took her a while to get us refills and at the end of our service no green tea was offered and she disappeared for a long period of time and when it was time for ice cream it was a completely different waitress. It was disappointing
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Overall the food was excellent!! The service was not so great. Restaurant was extremely too hot as if the air conditioning was not working. Waited almost 2hrs for the chef to come to our table.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love me some Benihanas
    Nicke
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I booked this reservation cause September 15th was my 7 year anniversary and theres no place Id rather be then at benihanas.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok experience
    FortheLoveofFood
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The server was hard to understand and messed up the order on multiple occasions. Server came to the table about 5 times total. The chef had no characteristic and was not enjoyable. The good was over seasoned and cold. They made a big deal about ordering 2 more orders of fried rice. Spent over $300.00 still gave 20% tip but no one who served on our table did not deserve any bit of that tip. I have been to the one in San Diego and it was 100x better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun for family
    ArrowheadFoodie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I took my 11 year old here for her birthday. Ambiance was nice, food is always good. I would have given it a 5 star except when we arrived we were a few minutes early and the hostess advised us to wait in the bar. When we sat in the bar we were rudely told by the bartenders we couldn't be there with our 11 year old. This happened with several other families as well. Service was good but when we got our soup it had a black hair in it which they promptly resolved. My only other issue would be that the cook did not speak English well. He was difficult to understand and some of the character of the restaurant is to interact with your cook. But overall always a fun experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, but cook was very slow
    Sophia35
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I always enjoy my food when I go bennihana although the cook we had was very slow.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regular guest
    Suely
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This restaurant is great as usual, but one thing that always seems to stand out is there management. They are great people and offer great service. Thank you
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 birthdays
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We celebrated Grandma's 70th and my son's 20th birthday. We had a full table of family and the experience couldn't have been better. The service was great, the food was cooked to perfection. It was a perfect place to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it use to be
    dame32west
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My food was cooked in the kitchen due to my allergies..My food was not good, my vegetables mainly consisted of onions and my entire plate was cold.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I was very disappointed with the service, the food and the cook. We made reservation to celebrate my daughter's birthday. We were seated after a ten minute wait with a Hispanic family. The cook who was also Hispanic spent the entire time speaking to the family in Spanish. On top of that he prepared & served their food first (part of the family had the vegetarian meal). When it came to our meal my daughter ended up with half of a steak while the man from the Hispanic family received a whole steak & a half. To add injure to insult he did our veggies & shrimp the same way. Due to the long drawn out conversation between the cook & family, by the time our meat was done everything else on our plate was cold.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Birthday celebration
    Lisa
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The chef was very entertaining and interacted well with our kids.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sofa machine was broke
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Soda machine was broke nothing for back up like cans or anything else
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lacks Enthusiasm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The chef was too distracted and was not entertaining.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointeddiner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is the second time we have had reservations and were overlooked. Twice, we have arrived a few minutes early prior to our reservation, and we have been forgotten. The first time, the hostess said we were checked in. 50 mins later when I checked on our reservation, he informed me we were not on the list! The second time, I checked 40 mins after our reservation time, she said we had to wait 45 more mins! When I asked why because we had a reservation, she said because someone was sat in our table under my name! They can't get it right! I won't be returning. We spend way too much money here to be forgotten every time! Reservations are useless.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reservations For What
    Reservations
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was not my first dining experience with Benihana, but a little disappointing. I had made a 6:15 reservation, checked in around 6:10 and was told it would be about a 30 minute wait. I sat and watched several other groups arrive after I had checked in and the were told the same. After a 45 minutes I became frustrated when others were seated ahead of me, when my entire party was there and ready to be seated. It wasn't until I approached the hostess with my concern that a table became available. The food and the Chef were great, other than waiting well past the reservation with three kids ages 10,8, and 5 waiting to eat,overall it was a fair experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    NamaChris
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a party of 8 (4 adults and 4 kids). Our only complaint about our experience was the fact our reservation was for 5:15 and we got there about 5, were told they'd seat us at 5:15. It was about 20 minutes later when they finally sat us. Other than that our experience was awesome. I love the fried rice and everything else was good as usual!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Benihana
    Dsegura51
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It's our go to for bday celebrations. Not all Benihana are created equally, we've been to many different locations and Ontario is by far the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana
    4specialoccasionsONLY
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    ALWAYS make a reservation and go EARLY ! Benihana's is an entertaining dining experience. We went on a Thursday with reservations for 5pm. Our experience was more like a floor show with incidental food being served. By the time we left, the restaurant was packed with guests waiting for more than an hour. The food was decent - not exceptional - and maybe only for our particular chef, but the seafood was seasoned to perfection, while the beef and chicken tasted rather bland - hardly seasoned at all. We will return to Benihana's if only for the unusual and entertaining presentation that accompanies the meals served.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I HAD A VERY GREAT EXPERIENCE DINING AT BENIHANAS FOR MY FIRST TIME GOING IT WAS GREAT. I WILL RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO EVERYONE. THE LUNCH SPECIAL ARE GREAT...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go-To Special Event Restraunt
    SSSCRomo
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Since my husband and I started dating 7 years ago, we have celebrated our birthdays at Benihanas. And now with 2 children, our experience is even more memorable. Food is great. My kids actually eat the food. Service is prompt and very attentive staff. A bit pricey but definitely worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    chelstay11
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I come to Benihana's many times a year and always this location but I happen to come for my birthday on Wednesday and I was very dissapointed. First my shrimp was put on another persons plate and then picked off and put into mine then I added corn which I always do and all he did was throw it on the grill add some butter and then toss it on my plate it wasn't even cooked all the way also it was the smallest serving of corn I have ever received. It was just not a great experience and I hope I never get tio when I go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service.
    birthday
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    All the food was great but the service was even better. Had the best chef ever, Rene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent 60th birthday celebration
    60thbirthday
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I signed up for the birthday certificate and it was worth it. I made a date with my best friend and we had a good time. We got to the restaurant a little early and was please to be seated within minutes! We got to know a little about the other diners at the table who were celebrating their birthdays, too! The food was cooked just as requested. Just be aware, if you order the steam rice, it will be brought out after the fried rice with chicken is cooked. Othewise it was a wonderful 60th birthday!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow
    Cdffiremedic
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    45 minutes to get food, everything was served at different times for different customers. Zero timing...one member of our party had her chicken done and sitting on her plate for 15 minutes before the rest of the meal and remainder of the party was served. My lobster tail was cooked 10 minutes before my steak, and when I ate it, was ice cold.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The chef interacted with our table. The food was great and the waiter was attentive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • David and Alice Rock it Again!
    OhmaVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    David the Bartender is Fast, Friendly and will Remember you and your drink. He's always making us feel welcome and comfortable at the bar before dinner. Alice is the nicest Server you'll ever meet at the restaurant. She came to America alone with her two children and works hard to provide for them by delivering on great service and ensuring you come back over and over. She never misses a beat on the little details and is amazing on the big ones (birthdays, anniversary's etc.) Round of Applause you two!! The 6 of us had a marvelous time once again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy
    HAPPYFAM
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great service & one of the better places that we eating so far. When I leave a place & both my wife & my daughter are happy. That's Awesome
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    Up2you
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This location was once one of the best teppen grills in Southern California. Portions are smaller and the quality is not what it used to be. There are several newer better options that offer more. We will see what the future brings for this location.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chef was awesome
    RUBEA11
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Experience and food was great except the servers/greeters. They all seemed like they hated their jobs and it was very uncomfortable. I don't think they smiled once!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the best
    delicious
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This Benihana's is great. I absolutely love the cooks and the way they interact with the guest!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • benihana veterans
    2disturbed4u
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We have always lived benihana, the food is great, it is fun watching the chefs. But the last two times we have been, the chefs have not been very good. Salvador completely lacked any type of energy and enthusiasm for the job. He was like a robot, going through the motions with no feelings. Our chef the time before that spent so much time speaking in Spanish to the other patrons that those of us that didn't speak Spanish were left feeling uncomfortable and left out. One of my favorite chefs is Chef Benny. He is funny and a delight to watch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food horrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Ive came here maybe 5 times and always had great servers and great food, this time was just horrible, a server Monica was her name she was very unprofessional and rude when it came to our concerns. But we will return one day, hopefully we dont have her as our server, but the mngr was very helpful and he did discount our meal due to the inconvenience. So thank you for that as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disgusted in Their Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Absolutely the worst service I have ever received! It took us over 1 hour to get our soup and over 2 1/2 hours to get our food. We had a reservation for 7:00pm and did not get our food till 9:05pm. Never again will I go to that place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    PagoVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Been going here for years nothing changes...same food, same tricks , same everything. I'm glad, because many places that have been around as long as this place change owners and food and service fails. The whole franchise no matter where you go is the same so you know exactly what to expect. I like for special occasions they take a free pic of you as a souvenir.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • don't eat the chicken
    pinky
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The chicken at chic-fa -a is better Not dry. I can't recommend your restaurant or go back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bait and switch
    toooldforgames
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    They dont tell you your paying for rice. 80.00 later and no icecream yet online it says I get ice cream
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dining Experience.
    2getyup
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was excellent! And, the service was great. A nice and unique dining experience for any occasion. We celebrated our wedding anniversary. Thanks for making it special.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big Expensive Disappointment
    KimJ
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Honestly, it was quite a disappointment. After waiting a good 20 mins to be seated (although we had a res and we were all present), we had to wait another hour at the table before the chef showed up. It was not fun to watch all the other tables getting the presentation and food while we waited. The drinks had virtually no alcohol in them. The bill was astronomical. I rarely complain about a night out, but honestly this was one of the worst! We will not be back. To top it off, the food was marginal at best. I spent a small fortune for our party of 8 and felt it was definitely not worth it. We were so disappointed as we had looked forward to this night for a long time and were celebrating a landmark birthday. Oh well....never again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent!
    Susie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We booked the same day....just my husband and I sat at a table with another couple and 2 guys that were in the area for trining for the edison co. great chef great food, and excellent time altogether couldnt have been better!!! except of course unless my family would have been there!!! i would recommend it for everyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great before a flight!
    WeknowGOODfood
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My kids and I were on our way home from vacationing in Palm Springs! We were to catch a flight in Ontario and stopped at Benihana a before heading to the airport. With only 2 hours to go before our flight, we had to cut our meal short. We alerted the nurse that we had a flight to catch and she was kind enough to hurry the meal along for is. In the end, we ended up taking most of our food to go! The waitress was most accommodating and brought us containers to go, utensils and napkins and even extra sauce without us having to ask. As soon as we got on the plane, we tore into our food. Several people on the plane asked where it came from and what it was because it smelled SO good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.