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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We went for my sister's birthday and everyone loved the food and entertainment! We had a great time."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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