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Benihana - Ontario
Benihana - Ontario

Benihana - Ontario Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/ontario-ca-on
  • Phone: (909) 483-0937
  • 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: Japanese, Sushi
  • 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
  • Private Party Contact: Ask for manager

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Haven and Milliken
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Benihana - Ontario
Since Benihana first opened its doors in Ontario in 1998 it has remained one of the Inland Empire's premier restaurants to gather with friends, family and business associates. The very design of the building evokes images of a trip to Japan, and within the senses are filled with the delightful experience that awaits. Twenty-two teppan tables set the stage for fun where your own personal chef prepares a meal of steak, chicken, seafood and vegetables all cooked to perfection right before your eyes. Sushi appetizers can be ordered in the dining room or a whole sushi feast can be enjoyed in the sushi bar which offers an array of creative seafood tastes. Located just off the 10 Freeway near Ontario International Airport and five minutes from the Ontario Convention Center. Open daily. Plenty of off-street parking.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Diner Reviews
  • "My first time was a blast and more exciting than I imagined it would be. Our chef and table had great chemistry and the food was great."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Had a great time, food was delicious and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "First and foremost, if you want a table in a timely fashion, make a reservation. Otherwise you are typically looking at a 30-90 minute wait. It does get that busy. Second, if you have a special preparation request (low sodium soy sauce, extra garlic butter, no mushrooms, whatever) feel free to ask. The chef is happy to oblige. The food is expensive, but it is oh so worth it."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Let me start off by saying this is our 3rd bad experience at this location because of the hostess. we didn't even stay to eat here. When we first walked in the door the host didnt even acknowledge us until she was off the phone. We had a reservation for 3pm and got there about 15 min early, but yet a couple walked in at 255 and was seated before us. She said she couldnt seat us until after 3 exactly but when she did seat us, she sat us with a group of people that had a reservation at 4pm. We ended up leaving and wont be back to this location."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My boyfriend took me here for our anniversary. Reservations were easy and wait was short. My best experience at a restaurant yet! Very intertaining and delicious!!!! Will definitely come back!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We have been to Benhana many times. On this occasion, the waitress was great! The chicken fried rice is always a must! Steak, fish and chicken were all very well prepared and cooked."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The food was good. Our chef was entertaining although I have seen better teppan-yaki chef shows. It was a little overpriced for what we received."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Always seated immediately with open table. The chefs are so talented and entertaining. They are excellent about special food requests. They also love having children dine with them. Many special occasion dinners are always going on simultaneously so noise level is high. They are open during times other restaurants in area are not. Make sure to make an Open Table reservation since they can get quite crowded with some wait time. Great location next to Ontario Mills but not in it."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner and $30 OFF OUR BILL for my birthday.... FANTASTIC!!!!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "It was very loud could not even here the server talking i enjoy the food but the server was not good at all"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Food was great! Chef was great! Had a fun experience as always."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the food and our waitress was great to she was on top of everything."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The wait time can be ridiculous, make a reservation at in advance, even if it is just 2 hours. It gets you seated faster."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Thx for the $30 off but its annoying that I cant use that with the chef special for two when I already ordered a single dinner plate. Then to make a suggestion to get one plate and share for 3 people is absurb."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My mom is handicapped, in a wheelchair and on oxygen. It is a struggle going out and about. We did not want the big hour and a half, dinner and a show that they usually have when you eat at their normal tables. I wanted to sit in the lounge and get good food before we went to see Cher at Citizen's Bank Arena. I sent that information into them when I made this reservation yet we were not accommodated at all. "Lounge is first come first serve." Then I had to move my own chair across the bar to get two together so we could eat, the menu I was given was completely filthy with dark brown smudges and it made everything seem less appealing. The wait staff in the lounge was so inept, the sushi chef even snapped at him. Food was good."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The best thing was their versionof a lava flow.... sooooo yummy! With two of these we got full and had a TON of leftovers!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The kids had a great time watching the chef cook our food."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Chefs are very entertaining and the food is delicious!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Service was terrible, they are very slow, the waitress and cook were rude and unprofessional, and they barely give you any food."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We had reservations at 6:45pm and we checked in. The host said we'd be seated shortly, but 7:25pm came around and we checked on our reservations again. She admitted we were skipped and apologized. The manager was near, overheard and provided a complimentary appetizer. It was a nice gesture. The group we sat with and the chef we had made it all better."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Always great food, great service and enjoyable entertainment from our chef."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "the food, as always, was very good. Still, I believe they use too much salt along with the soy sauce. A little less salt would be better.our chef, Juan, was very good."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Went with my family for my birthday & had an awesome time. Have been going to benihana for years now & still enjoy the experience & food every time!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Had a reservation and still had to wait 15-20 minutes and then we went somewhere else. Management and customer service was very poor."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The food was great, but ots is too noisy. The waittress had great attitude, but our chef was not even pleasant. It look like he didn't wanted to be there. Over all had a good birhday celebration, and i will go back hoping i would get a different chef. By the way the restaurant is not baby friendly"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We have celebrated many occasions at Benihana's but this visit was disappointing. We didn't have cloth napkins and had to ask for paper ones. The kitchen did have the correct amount of chicken or shrimp on the cart so our chef had to order more but didn't cook it till the end so we were waiting for that. And the final thing was we were not offered tea which I didn't notice till I was eating ice cream and were ready to go."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Went to dine with good friends for my sisters birthday. She just loves this place. The food is always delicious and the service terriffic. Can not wait for our next dining experience."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our chef Benny was the best. And our server was very friendly. Very enjoyable experience !!!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Our dinner was delicious but the soup was served lukewarm at best."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Everything was fantastic!!! The food, the people, the service were all EXCELLENT!!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "My family and I have been dining out at Bennihana for over 20 years. This Father's Day dinner was the most outrageous bad experience we ever experienced. From the poor service, continuance wrong food being delivered to not getting food we ordered having food served to us and having to ask three times to get eating utensils, the list goes on and on. Not enough room to type. We had to get up three times from our table to talk to a manager. So unacceptable. There were apologies, but the errors kept ongoing. A detalied letter of our experience will be going to Bennihana corporate office ASAP."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Benihana's is always good - they have it down to an art form. I tried a new dish this time, tuna steak, and it was melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Benihana's never disappoints."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We came as a group of five we thoroughly enjoyed our chef Robin he gave us a great memorable first-time experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I took my husband and my two boys to benihana for Father's Day. It was really crowded, but I had reservations so they sat us right away. We sat next to another family of four. We all waited for our show/food to begin, but it took a while. I was very disappointed with the show. There was no interaction between the chef and any of the guests. Our chef can barely speak english and had no eye contact with any of us. The food was overpriced! It seriously costs just as much as an upscale steakhouse and flavor is totally lacking. I order the chicken and shrimp. My meal consist of one piece of chicken breast, five jumbo shrimp, white rice, and priced at $26!!! Husband order the lobster, scallop, and fried rice. He was left unsatisfied."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had the best server ever! He was very personable, involved, and could tell he truly loved his job."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We came as a family and have a great time. Cook accommodated our food allergies. Everything was great till we got the bill. I paid by credit card but didn't want the tip on my card. My husband put cash on the table, the waitress actually YELLED at us that we HAVE to leave a tip because she needs to tip her cook. Very disappointed that the waitstaff feels entitled to argue with a customer. We don't spend $200 on a meal followed by being treated like a child lightly. Unfortunately we will not ever be returning to your restaurant."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We loved our delicious food and felt so good about the service. Unfortunately, the last 4 times we have visited this location, we ended up seated with rude, rude people. Why come if you don't want the experience. They talk on phones while the chef is cooking and make ridiculous requests with their food. It's definitely not the restaurants fault. However, my family will not be returning. It's too much money to spend for special occasions to have your dinner and ambiance ruined by nasty people seated at your table."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Food was good and the service was great, a little overpriced even for the kid menu. Would go there for lunch but make reservations as this place gets full quick. Also were a sweater because it was really cold in the restrauant."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "As always we enjoy our meals here and never leave hungry!! I have been to many restaurants of like kind but none have the quality or quantity of food to go along with great service. The only thing I would say is that if you are looking for an intimate setting this might not be for you. It can be a bit loud and if the crowd gets into it along with the chef at your table making for a pretty fun evening of good food and drink. If you like sushi, Benihana's is great if you like to watch great food prepared in front of you its even better."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My first time to go to this location...and had a great time dining with my family and in-laws. I is not only the food that is good but also the entertainment while cooking/serving the food in front of us."
    Dined on 6/7/2014