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Benihana - Puente Hills
Benihana - Puente Hills

Benihana - Puente Hills Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/puentehills-ca-ph
  • Phone: (626) 912-8784
  • 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: 3:00 pm - 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: 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 WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Always have a great time at Benihana! We had a child with us and the Chief really went all out for her!"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "The food was terrific. The chef was funny and entertaining."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Great for kids and families to enjoy and watch a show and enjoy your dinner."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Even though we had a reservation at 830 we didn't have the cook show up until after 930"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "I really like this Benihana. Sometimes getting to it, isn't as accessible as other locations. But the service, staff and food seem to be a bit above some neighboring locations. Always friendly, always clean, consistent great service and food is always as one would expect."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "My kids always choose Benihana's for their celebrations with family. We've always gone for dinner and had excellent experience. This time, due to a scheduling issue, we made reservations for lunch, explaining that two of our guests had limited time. Our table was about 20 min late, we didn't get to order for at least another 20; there were people eating their teppan lunches well before us and we were the first ones there! The chef was ok but the food was a bit drier than normal. And again, in spite of our time frame for 2 guests, it took forever to do the birthday celebration; they had to leave with dessert packed up."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Even if you have reservations, once you are seated, there is always a long wait between the time you place your order, a chef makes it to the table and your food getting served. It never takes less than 2 hours!! There must be a way to speed it up some."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Great place and ambiance for reuniting with friends and enjoying great food. All food was cooked as ordered and servers took the time to make sure you were always doing well and not require anything. Food was top notch."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We walked into the restaurant 20 minutes prior to our reservation and they took us immediately. Everyone was extremely friendly and wanted to make sure we had a great evening. I was very impressed with our Server and Chef. I had my 7 year old with me, which can be difficult at restaurants. He had a great time and was engaged throughout dinner. We ordered drinks, appetizers and dinner. The quality of our food was great and cooked as we asked. Considering that we are not only here for the food, but the show we felt the price we paid was appropriate."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Great reduction in price for lunch. So if you love this cooking style but not the high price try the lunch selections. A bit less food but not such that you feel you missed something."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Food was great, good place to meet new people. However, once the show is complete the staff rapidly cleans up and it feels like they are pushing you out of the restaurant."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We took my mom here for her birthday and it was mostly a perfect experience! Our chef and waitress were amazing and very helpful but the girls who greeted us at the front desk were not friendly and the bathrooms had toilet paper all over the floor and even some stuck on top of the baby changing table. During the course of our dinner, two of the stalls ran out of toilet paper and my mom had to go tell the front desk. I always enjoy coming to benihana for special occasions because I love how they give you a picture to take home and of course I love watching the chefs flair! The only things that could have made this visit perfect would have been cleaner restrooms and friendlier ladies to greet us."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Would have liked a more diverse selection for lunch (i.e., combos)."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had a party of four people, celebrating our daughter's birthday. I ordered a filet mignon and shrimp combination ("Land & Sea"). While the shrimp was very good, the filet mignon was TERRIBLE! It was a very poor cut of beef....the worst that I've ever had in a restaurant. When I mentioned this to the server, he apparently didn't know how to react because it was if I didn't say anything. I left the meat on the plate and when he came back, others had leftovers remaining on their plates. Everyone asked for boxes to package up their leftovers. When the server got to me, and given no previous response from him, I teasingly said that "I didn't want a box to package up the TOIGH meat," I STILL didn't get a response from the server....."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I went for happy hour and I think they raised the prices. Not as great of a deal as it used to be."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "It was great time and food. But waiting time is so bad even reserv time set. But it's ok. Thank you"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "This was not the normal Benihana experience. The whole place was very quiet. Our cook said no more than 10 words during the entire dinner. Everyone at the table commented on how much pepper was used on all of the food. We have been to Benihana at least 30 times over the years in many different locations from Hawaii to Las Vegas. This location at least 20 times and this was by far the worst experience. It seemed like the whole place was full of trainees including the manager. With all of that said will we go back? Yes we will. It is our hope that we just hit a bad night!!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "This isn't my first time here and it definitely isn't my last. Benihana never fails to deliver delicious food to its customers and enthusiastic chefs. It was pretty noisy inside but that would be my only complaint."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I have been to Japanese Hibachi restaurants dozens of times and have had wonderful experiences - this was by far the worst for me, while no complaints with chef, server seemed more interested in other tables and rarely came around and was arrogant/condescending - the food was bland and not flavorful like I have had before, don't think it was chefs fault, had more to do with quality of actual ingredients/scaling back, for example minced garlic and fresh ginger not used to make fried rice, a garlic butter used instead, result was poor fried rice, also meats tasted like recently defrosted and was dry as can be. Not sure if this is an location problem or chain-wide problem. Will try a different location next time & stay far away from this one."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This has been and continues to be my pick always as my favorite restaurant. Great lunch deals. great ambience. outstanding food. Service is good but when it gets busy a little longer for quick service."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I have always enjoyed going to Benihana's and each time we dine there we ask why we do not go there more often. The same show that is presented can vary depending on how into it the chef is, but if you had to do the same thing over and over, how would you feel after a few hundred times? Highly recommend joining their Chef's table program as they send a certificate out which is basically a BOGO for your birthday month. It is also a bit more enjoyable when you get people who are friendly like we did on our latest visit"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I've been here many times and I've never really had a complaint until our visit this time. It was my birthday so I had a big party of 11 and I tried my best to explain to everyone in my party how things worked but I don't feel that this was my job. When asked if anyone was new to eating here, half of my party raised their hand and still, they were not explained about paying extra for the fried rice and how the gratuity was added automatically due to our large party. Its safe to say that, although they enjoyed the food, they will not be returning because of this experience. This saddens me because I personally love eating Teppan and I wish they would have had a better time and would return with me another time."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "My husband & I went for my birthday dinner and made a reservation online for 6 pm. We arrived about 5 minutes early and weren't seated until 6:15 pm. That kind of irritated me. But when I heard the wait time was 2-3 hours, I was sure glad I made the reservation. Food was great. Service was great. Our chef was laying down the jokes pretty heavy but was an overall good time."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The show is what you pay for. Service was friendly and attentive. Chicken teriyaki entree was good, but not great. Lots of food that fills you up. For desert the green tea ice cream!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Once again benihanas delivers. We enjoyed our meal, though the children at our table were reluctant diners."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I had an awesome expirence! I honestly didnt know what to expect but it was a good time! Our chef was friendly and funny! It was a different expireince seeing your food be cooked right in front of you with such creativity! :) i will be back soon!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Chef was slow with preparation and waitress continually spilled water on us."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Staff was friendly and food was delicious. Been here quite a few times and service has been consistently good. Some cooks are friendlier and some spoke little English so it was not as fun."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I visit this restaurant a few times a year and it seems that their credit card machine is always broken when I dine there. It's frustrating for diners and staff alike...I wish they would have a manual credit card machine or something else to deal with this issue."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "It really is an experience to have someone cook for you. Its very pricey but good to splurge once on awhile. The steak was great. The scallop under cooked. The soup was bland. Except benihana chefs vary in skill level. Ours was not very good. He dropped tools, forgot some spices, slower, and less energetic. Also if your party is less than eight you share your table."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I absolutely love all benihana locations. I've been to Puente Hills, Torrance, Santa Monica, LA, and many more 😊"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "for the first time visiting benihana, it was absolutely a great experience. The food was delicious and exquisite, it made you satisfied quick and the hot jasmine tea was a perfect way to end the dinner. It was a perfect combination of flavors all mixed in every single dish we tried. Thank you benihana for this amazing first time experience making it fantastic."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Because Benihana offers a $30 discount on meals during your birthday month, it is highly attractive as a place to eat. Expect to spend at least 90 minutes there to fully enjoy your meal. The teppan dishes are great and definitely will fill you up. The only down side is the time waiting for the chef to show up. Because it appeared that they were short handed the night we went, it was almost 40 minutes after we had been seated before the chef finally showed up at the table. After he got there, we got the distinct impression of him being rushed through his cooking because of the apparent shorthanded nature of the evening. Other than that, the dinner was satisfying."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food was amazing and so was the mood in the resturant the only complaint I had was that our chef took a while to come considering we were a large group and the peopl ahead of us were already served and we arrived first. Other than that or was perfect I recommend to split a meal as the servings are big."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I took my family to Benihana to celebrate life. It was exciting to find out Benihana was celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Well, we ordered the Sake Flight to start celebrating. I ordered the scallops and as always they were amazing. Our chief was spectacular. Benihana is always an awesome restaurant to dine at. That's why we keep coming back. Delicious!!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "a great family adventure with very good service and food."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Every year i go for my Birthday. The food is fabulous! Great service everyone is so nice and attentive!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "For a first time customer I liked the food and the cooking experience was great I liked the chef on how they made the food."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant for many years. It has been #1. We'll see more of Benihana's in the future with family and friends."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Best way to celebrate is to sign up for their Chef's Table Program - $30 to use for your birthday (during dinner hours + Mon - Thu only) Bill can rack up even with discount but its an experience and the kids enjoyed it"
    Dined on 6/26/2014