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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Benihana - Ontario reviews from OpenTable diners
207 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (167)good for groups (125)kid-friendly (76)great for lunch (49)romantic (37)fit for foodies (33)hot spot (31)great for brunch (24)neighborhood gem (22)late-night find (18)vibrant bar scene (10)notable wine list (7)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Lacks Enthusiasm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The chef was too distracted and was not entertaining.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • 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.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruben
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Ruben is an excellent chef and performer. Food was well prepared to our liking. We will ask for him when we come come again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Trooper71
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I loved it here.. haven't been here in a long time. My family and I loved the food and chef was great. I like the reservation, we where seated right away . Enjoyed the dinner we will come again and reserve ahead of time to avoid wainting. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    LoloBirthday
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Best food and service we have ever had ay Benihana's. It was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fast service and delicious food!
    melyfoodie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food is absolutely delicious, I had a 8:15 appointment but got there a little late, they still seated me within 10-15 of my arrival. Attentive server, delicious good, song singing and ice cream for my birthday celebration, I loved it!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    It's was so delicious and entertaining... We had a great dinner... Hope to come back soon...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2mchfn
    patience
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Service was great & people very friendly. The cook was alittle either shy or he looked if he was tired lol. Other great food I would definetly go back again. Thanks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great but...
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Service was horrible! People make reservations so they dont have to wait, my group arrived 15 mins early and ended up waiting 45 mins before getting seated. The employees thats seated us were snobby and seemed to not care that people with reservations were waiting so long. The food was good but the waiting when we sat down was crazy long in between coarses. I like the food but ill find another location to eat at.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I loved our chef. He was really good and an enjoyable person.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time dining here
    Cel27
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We celebrated my son's birthday and we had a great time. This was my first time at the restaurant and we all had a great time. Will come back again for sure!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    All the chiefs are skilled. Depending on the cook, you could have a very interactive and entertaining experience; like with the chief Robin, who really made my friends and my experience memorable. Quality of the food and service were ideal. I highly recommend for a nice change in restaurant experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad experience
    Crazy4food
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food was ok but my waitress service was terrible she was no were to be found and a buss boy hade to get us our drinks like 3 times and silverware. And the biggest desapoiment was that you force me to tip her more than $50.00 SOOO not worth it..
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  • first time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time..
    argueta88
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Had a great time, food was delicious and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely fantastic
    WhiteMeat
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad service from the start
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet