Benihana - Puente Hills
Benihana - Puente Hills

Benihana - Puente Hills

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/puentehills-ca-ph
  • Phone: (626) 912-8784
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 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: 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
  • Private Party Contact: Ask for Manager. x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Azusa Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Benihana - Puente Hills
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 WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Benihana - Puente Hills reviews from OpenTable diners
166 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (117)good for groups (114)kid-friendly (56)great for lunch (41)fit for foodies (32)romantic (20)hot spot (18)neighborhood gem (13)great for brunch (8)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (6)great for outdoor dining (4)notable wine list (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Our experience was good overall, we got good service, our chef was creative, and the food was good. Definitely would return for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    kristykfox
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    We once again came to celebrate our birthdays with our family and friends. This time our cook/chef was Simon, he was great, he even offered us hot sauce as we were talking about the other condiments they have. To my surprise they have a Benihana hot sauce, we all opted to try it instead of Siracha and weren't disappointed, I have been craving it since we left. Our food was great, everything cooked well, exactly how we asked for it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    It was very enjoyable to bring Asian friends for a birthday celebration where the chef cooked the dinners in front of our guests. The Chef was excellent and the food hot and delicious. Everyone had a wonderful time. Great job.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tapioca13
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Our family loves to go to Benihana for special occasions and Christmas. We always love the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wait was LONG, but food was great -____-
    Pandabear
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We were there celebrating my boyfriend's birthday, we had a reservation & still waited over 10 minutes to be sat down. Once we were seated & our orders were taken it took about 30-40 minutes before our cook came to start our meal! That was the longest I have ever had to wait. :-( This was a Thursday night so we both had to work the next day so we were annoyed the wait was so long.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    KCAC
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Nice experience. Food was great. Had reservation, we did not have to wait long at all. Friendly service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • TERRIBLE SERVICE
    underwhelmedVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I made a reservation for 8 and got to the restaurant, checked in, and was told it would be a few minutes. After 15 minutes of waiting, I asked how much longer I would need to wait given my reservation was 15 minutes ago. I was told a couple of minutes. Another 15 minutes went by and we were finally seated. 30 minutes!!! I had to wait 30 minutes EVEN AFTER HAVING A RESERVATION. This is ridiculous. The place was not busy. There were servers standing around. This has been a trend for some time, but I love the food so much. I'm definitely going to find another location to spend my money.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lousy service and wait time extreme
    Notpleased
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We made a reservation at 7:30 pm. We didn't get seated til 8 pm. Then when we sat, we waited for about another 15 minutes before we were asked if we wanted a drink. Once our order was taken, our chef Benjamin didn't show up til 8:40.....then the people at a table next to us were cussing up a storm. We visited because it was my daughters 13th bday and we had my 8 year old daughter there too....the show wasn't as expected, the chef dropped a lot of items whole trying to do tricks, overAll the experience was not a pleasant one, and we probably will not go back sorry to say!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Special Occasions
    waterguy
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Benihana's is the right place for Special occasions the minute you walk in. They are so accommodating and the attention to detail is something.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Fast service and food. Chief was entertaining and all employees were energetic and helpful. Definitely would go again. Sushi sample I had was fresh and tasted excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Verito
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The food is always great. This visit we had a problem; our chef took like 45 minutes to arrive at our table (that's after we had already been seated and had already ordered drinks and appetizers! The wait time was ridiculous!) other tables that had just been seated had their chefs come out before ours. Finally, I complained to the manager, he did offer us free appetizers and apologized, but my experience had already been ruined. I was not a happy camper, which means I didn't enjoy my food and when the chef was doing his "tricks" I was just mad.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Orizaba
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The food and service was great. There is a long wait towards the end of the month so please be advised. I ordered the Benihana special and our chef "El Guapo" cooked it to perfection. He was really funny and talkative as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday gift coupon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Thank you, it is great that you offer such a good deal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • When making reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I feel based on my last experience the restaurant should ask if you mind sitting with children or when you check in they should ask.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    cook needed more enthusiasm, everything else was at par
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent service
    denisen01
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    staff at benihanas is always great. chef George was amazing. food was great & his suggestions were on point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    Amazing12
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great vives nice people food was great noise was ok . Show was aswome
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vidman
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    It was one of our best experiences at Benihanas. Marcelo, our wait staff, and Tyler, our chef, did an outstanding job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fungus -- no fun
    diningloverVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    All the steak choices on the lunch menu say they come with mushrooms. Trying to get those mushrooms is another thing. The waitress will tell you YES you get; the chef will tell you NO! Seems like no one knows their product. I like mushrooms but do NOT like having to argue with the chef to get.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service
    Critic
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I tried commenting on your website, but that was a waste. I took my wife for her birthday dinner and the service was horrible. We got seated and ordered our drinks. Then the waitress comes back and says " I'm going on my 30 minute break so & so will help you". After that I think we seen the 2nd server twice as all the servers were congregating in a room behind the main floor doing Napkins..,during dinner?? It was not good. The $63 I spent was not worth the visit. Never again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Had the best time ever, my family enjoyed themselves , food was delish everyone was awesome to us except the rude front desk girls and the girl who sat us down very irritable attitude. Other than that it was perfect
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good overall
    BigEaterWannabeLightEater
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Went for lunch to celebrate a family birthday, it took a while for the Chef to come, resulting in our total time there being 2 hours, but that was okay since it was a celebration. Prices/portions for lunch are pretty good, $10-$11 for the Hibachi Chicken with salad/fried rice/veggies. Wasn't stuffed, but was definitely satisfied. Total bill with 2 Sakes, and 4 appetizers for 8 people $185. Show put on by the Chef, although fine, probably not as elaborate as you would see at another more touristy destination.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our waitress Tina was awesome. Definitely by far the best customer service I've ever experienced. She was very kind and made sure we were doing good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    GarciaClanVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I live in Rancho Cucamonga and visit the Ontario location at least 3 times a month. Was out shopping in the area of Puente so the kids, wife and I decided to stop in. To start out with the waiter got our order wrong. He was replaced by another waiter who took over efficiently but had to correct the first waiters mistakes. Chef was prompt and experienced but failed to cook our food the way we specified. It's a shame that for the price you pay at Benihana you don't get the proper service that's expected. We will definitely try a different Teppan Japanese style restraunt next time around.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    When to dinner and had a great time. My date was really impressed. The service and our chef was amazing. The open table is a great way to make reservations
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • breathtakingVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Pricey but worth every penny:} Chef Long was on point all the time. Host did not really accomodate my needs even though I specified in the reservation notes. Overall my experience was good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad service...Food was just OK
    foodie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We went their for anniversary and service sucked, food was barely ok..Will never go back again. They ruined my surprise dinner for my wife 2 times..just horrible experience
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • regular visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    another lovely experience at benihana. came for my brothers birthday. we love coming for special occasions. i mostly come for the chicken fried rice and the picture. keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Japanese? I don't think so
    DavidRayJohn
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food here were not so surprisingly bland but very surprisingly, not even remotely Japanese in look, taste or even smell. The chef's seemed to do their schtick by rote and kept noone's interest. The sauces were sweet and bland, the food was sweet and blander. I was last there 30 years ago and can see no reason to return any sooner for my next visit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a pleasure
    GuerreroFoodies
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I prefer this location over the other ones near by. We brought another couple with us this time and had a wonderful experience, as always.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Always great to eat at Benihana, especially for a birthday when they basically give you a free meal. Fun to watch the people, especially the kids, watching and enjoying the show the chef puts on. The food is always great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always a Hit.
    Nena2828
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I was totally unsure of where to take our friends visiting us from Florida until my husband mentioned Benihana. Our guest were very satisfied with the delcious food and drinks. This was their first time at a Benihana and raved on how they were automatically fans. So glad our night was fantastic. As for my husband and I we continue to be frequent guest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good experience
    Meltizzle86
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I took a friend to dinner. We made our reservation ahead of time and were seated within 10 minutes. Good service. Overall a good time and great food.
    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.
  • Birthday Diner
    Pray2win
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    It was my mom and my brothers birthday and I wanted to take them somewhere great. Well my whole family has never been to Benihana so I figured this would be a great place to go. I've been to many Benihana locations before. This is the best one so far. Our chef Jonathan was hilarious! He had all of us laughing so much the manager came over to try and get in on the action. Our waitress, wish i knew her name but she was on it the whole night. Everything we needed she had right away. We didn't have to wait for anything. We never even knew when our drinks were empty, cause she never let them get empty. The food was amazing! Perfectly cooked. Everything was awesome. Best experience ice had at Benihana in my life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    CMichelle
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I left my phone at the table and noticed once I was in my car. I got out of my car , turned and one of the employees was walking towards me with my phone. Excellent employees! Great food and our chef was awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Tee2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Love the food!! Benjamin is a great cook! Celebrating my son's birthday, only downfall was that their camera was broken and we didn't get to take home our birthday pic with Benihana's frame :-(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Good place for special events, I love there fried rice!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfied
    Smiley
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Food, service, atmosphere.. Just right. Would like to come back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our first time
    delicious
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This was our first time to this location we usually go to the Ontario location but the food and chef were good the waitress seemed overwhelmed. She walked away as someone was trying to order something.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertainment
    kasmcallen
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    It's always nice to sit and watch the chefs perform. Little disappointed because we were there for a birthday celebration and their camera was broken so we didn't get a chance to get a picture. Other than that, it was fine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic