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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
Prepare for a dining experience unlike any other. Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well as your taste buds. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice and dice through tender steak and juicy chicken. Take in the aroma as savory vegetables, shrimp and lobster sizzle before your eyes.

And don't forget our fresh sashimi, maki and temaki sushi, all prepared with the same skill and flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.

Located in the Plaza at Puente Hills near the Puente Hills Mall.
Look for Benihana on the north side of the 60 freeway, between the Azusa and Fullerton Rd. exits. Lots of free self-parking.
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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Every year i go for my Birthday. The food is fabulous! Great service everyone is so nice and attentive!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Great service food is good. Waiting was not long. Only complain when I needed another drink I had to wait awhile"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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
  • "The food was amazing . The chef was funny and awesome . Wish we had taken a groupbof people with us though. The child that was in the party next to us was screaming at us and being a pain. The server would take long to come back for us to order more drinks . Everything else was great ."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We always love to come here for special occasions. This time it was to celebrate our 3 boys good grades. They have delicious food, the chefs are great with the kids and the price is worth the food. The do have monthly specials if you are on a budget too."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great food. Quality is good. Love love love their food."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The food is always fresh and delicious. The service was awsome. Both the waitress and the cook did a fabulous job."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Best thing I did was make a reservation prior to my visit! Was seated right away! I will continue to make reservations through Open Table! Great experience!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had a lot of fun. The drinks were amazing. Our chef Mario was entertaining and had a great sense of humor."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I really love the atmosphere, people are so friendly here, staff is awesome, food is beyond delicious. This is our second time coming here and will come back again and again."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We went for my sister's birthday and everyone loved the food and entertainment! We had a great time."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We had a great time chef,and company was very friendly. Entertaining and knowledgeable chef make the evening very enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Everytime I have a special occasion to celebrate Benihana is THE place to go with a large group. The entertainment is always upbeat and the prices are very reasonable. I love the fact that the food portions are big enough to share or take home for the next day's left overs. I get to eat yummy food 2 days in a row!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Successful meal and Jonathan and Alexis was very entertaining!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Great atmosphere. Love it. Great service. Everything was on point. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We have enjoyed our visits to the many different Benihanas for over 30 years now. We are never disappointed. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Great place to bring a group/family. We celebrated 2 birthdays and were recognized with a song and birthday ice cream, which my son enjoyed very much. The chef made us laugh even though his face didn't show much expression. Kids loved the experience, he made Spongebob with eggs, a beating heart that later got broken and volcano. Great time with the family and I recommend going again."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Always enjoy visiting, about 4 times per year. Kids (teens) enjoy the ambience and love the food. Food is great and the staff is very friendly and professional. I spent almost $200, while it is not common for our family, it was reasonable given the food and service. thank You"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The overall experience at Benihanas is always very good. You can tell the staff tries hard to provide good service. I hope you will find it helpful to know that a few things could use improvement. Many times the tea, soup and white rice that is served from the back (kitchen) are delivered barely warm and not hot like it should be. And many times the chef adds too much oil and garlic butter to the teppan food making it too greasy and high in fat, when not all the customers prefer it that way for taste and health reasons. The quality of the green tea could be better. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "My family and I came here for my daughter's graduation. We had reservations for 8:30pm but wasn't seated until 9:30pm. After complaining to the manager we were seated and given a free appetizer. We then had a great dining experience. Our chef Raul was GREAT! He was funny, entertaining and a great cook. He made our night enjoyable."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Benihana is more than good. They're great! Seriously though, excellent service, food and everything. My girlfriend has a gluten allergy, and they were very accommodating. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Usually have a great experience all the way around, that was not the case this time. There was a misunderstanding in the food order. We ordered as we have always ordered in the past however our waitress misunderstood us this time for some reason. Also had to wait about 20mins after our reservations even though we checked in 15mins before. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Everything was as we expected. The reputation of Benihana is well known. We are please that our first visit did not disapoint. Our chef was funny and talented. The food was great. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I know it's a chain but I haven't been to one yet that disappointed, the Puente Hills location is no exception."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "This is an awesome place to celebrate a birthday over dinner and with great food and entertainment to meet 2 other groups that we were joined with - we've decided that this will be our birthday celebration tradition each year."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Overall it was a fantastic experience. My table was ready at my reserved time. It was very clean and the food as always was amazing. The chef Benjamin was one of the best I have had in all of my benihana's visits. He constantly interacted with the guests at our table and my young daughter loved it. Thank you for another great experience. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Had a great time, enjoyed the entertainment, food was excellent "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Had our anniversary dinner here. The cook was cool with his antics and prepared out dishes nicely. Food was great and the server was very accommodating to us. 'Twas my our first time and will definitely go back here..."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Overall great time. First time here and it was fun. Me and the wifey really enjoyed ourselves. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We waited over an hour for our chef to arrive and then We had the worst chef at our table - his performance tricks failed - he highly criticized all the other chefs at the other tables where the customers at their tables were applauding and highly entertained - he looked like he hated being there at work and since we were celebrating my husband's birthday we took our adult children for their first time experience and they said they would never come back it was very pricey my bill came out to 180.00 and it wasnt't worth it. I regret taking my children and my husband there and will not recommend this restaurant because of the chef I think his name was David and he was oriental. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I am always at the resturant and the service is wonderful. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Its a great family restaurant. Friendly staff. The only negative thing I would have to say, but it's not really. If you don't make a reservation, it's a long wait for a table. Thank you for a great time."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "We have eaten at different locations. This location is our favorite by far. The chefs and service are great. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "It was a wonderful. Evening.. I took my friend there for his.first time and he had a blast.. the only thing was we sat in the back and it was extremely hot.. As we were leaving and walked into the main dining area you could feel the difference right a way!! Food was wonderful though!! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "As soon as I walked in there were two hostesses , one was very sweet she greeted me with a smile, the other one was managing the seating charts and was very rude when she asked if my party was all here. I said yes the three of us are here and she said "okay wait 5-10 minutes" in a very exasperated tone. What really upset me is that the couple after me received a warm welcome , a half smile and no attitude. It makes me wonder if me walking in alone, young, dressed casual, made her think I didn't deserve the same quality of service as those around me. When the manager was out she was all smiles though, it's such a shame because the food was delicious and the waitress was okay, the chef was amazing and the place itself is great. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Benihana has a lot of competition and this particular one seems to be declining. When I was younger, I considered the Benihana dining experience to be unforgettable and the food used to be great too, not so much anymore. Rice was undercooked and not as flavorful as it should be, pretty bland. The meat was okay, I'm a steak guy and I got the Filet Mignon special. Wasn't that tender, but I don't like my steak that tender anyway. The service is not what it should be for the prices they charge. We obviously had reservations and had to wait an half hour before we were seated, and we had to wait an hour before our chef finally came out to greet us. Reservations at 8, left around 10:45. Benihana popularized it, but there are better alternatives."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "My son requested that we go to Benihana to celebrate his 18th birthday. I shouldn't have bothered making a reservation because it didn't seem to matter that we had one. We were not seated until 40 minutes after our scheduled time and then sat at the hibachi table for another 30 minutes until the chef arrived. We actually thought that because we were in a table in the corner of the restaurant - that they had forgotten that they seated us there. My husband finally went to the reception desk to get some attention. Needless to say - not impressed! When the chef arrived - we were finally all served and the food was ok, but rushed. Will seriously have to consider before trying this location again."
    Dined on 4/3/2014