Benihana - Puente Hills
Benihana - Puente Hills

Benihana - Puente Hills

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/puentehills-ca-ph
  • Phone: 6269128784
  • 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: 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: 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 WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Benihana - Puente Hills reviews from OpenTable diners
172 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (127)good for groups (118)kid-friendly (66)great for lunch (53)fit for foodies (40)romantic (26)hot spot (25)great for brunch (19)neighborhood gem (13)late-night find (12)vibrant bar scene (11)notable wine list (5)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
  • Always good food
    AlexM
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Benihana is one of those places that you go to to celebrate your birthday or other special events. With each table seating up to eight people, you can enjoy the food festivities with your friends and/or other restaurant goers. The food is plentiful, hot, and served to your liking. The chefs are showmen, and always give an entertaining experience to the meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manager assistant
    GiaSusan45
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Overall was great we went to celebrate our sons Birthday he enjoyed food is delicious I used to attend Benihana's at least 3 times of month is one of my favorite restaurant but sometimes due to our past experiences I kinda of stop going so much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Complain
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Although we had a reservation we weren't seated till 25min after our reservation.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Front waiter
    Dinerres
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Was really rude she had a attitude this is the second time I have been here and the same women was in a bad mood both times I was very satisfied with food waiter at table they were amazing but the women in the front very poor service I will not be coming back to your restaurant because of her 626-536-8278
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Time
    wolfescrappers
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Celebrated a birthday. Enjoyed the service, waitress was very attentive. the cook was a little less entertaining than I had in the past. We have a great time and food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Make a Reservation
    sammyj
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Best advice I can give. Otherwise everything went off without a hitch!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    emar90
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very good restaurant. Perfect place for a date night. I definitely recommend this to other friends.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bboop
    Bboop
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Always have a great time at Benihana! We had a child with us and the Chief really went all out for her!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only 1 Negative
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We were a party of 4 for dinner on an early Sunday evening. We did have a reservation and waited less than 10 min. to be seated. The service was fairly good, we didn't have to wait too long to place our drink order or even our food order. There was a long lapse between the serving of the soup and salad and the tableside preparation of our main meals. It probably wouldn't have been too noticeable if it hadn't been for the long absence of the waitress. Everything else about the experience was positive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bsalazar89VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was terrific. The chef was funny and entertaining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great for kids and families to enjoy and watch a show and enjoy your dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food but wait too long
    mings
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Even though we had a reservation at 830 we didn't have the cook show up until after 930
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time for lunch celebration
    LaGrandota
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It always takes forever!
    Hungry
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • friends reunion
    foodiefriends
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service!
    TM2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch vs dinner
    diningloverVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rushed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • only a little hiccup
    foodiefriend
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service were great!
    tapioca13
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Would have liked a more diverse selection for lunch (i.e., combos).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall just ok.
    Arne
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.....
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Prices up?
    live2eat
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I went for happy hour and I think they raised the prices. Not as great of a deal as it used to be.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • About waiting time
    duconpro
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    It was great time and food. But waiting time is so bad even reserv time set. But it's ok. Thank you
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.