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Benihana - Sacramento
Benihana - Sacramento

Benihana - Sacramento Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/sacramento-ca-sa
  • Phone: (916) 961-2791
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 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: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Ask for manager

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Uplands
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Benihana - Sacramento
Prepare for a dining experience unlike any other. Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice through tender steak and juicy chicken. Take in the aroma of sizzling shrimp, lobster and savory vegetables.

And don’t forget our delicious sushi appetizers, all prepared with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "Great food and menu selection; had a great table with four others we didn't know (two of whom were also celebrating birthdays); but by the end of our meals we were all friends. The food was prepared very well by our chef, Henley, I believe, who was very good. And the $30 birthday certificate was truly a bonus."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The food was good however perhaps retraining is needed as not every chef cooks in the same sequence and to the same dining experience describing in a clear voice what why and how he is cooking it seemed like our chef took too many shortcuts compared to the chef on the adjacent table our chef combined all of the shrimp apatizer and main coarse shrimp to the same pile, and then some received what seemed like more than others. The adjacent table the chef cooked the apatizer. Shrimp first then after the rice the main corse shrimp followed by the steak."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The only problem I had with the restaurant was when the server brought out the check, he handed everyone at the table a flyer. At first, I thought the flyer was about something new they were promoting; it wasn't. To my surprise, the flyer was telling customers that they would like to receive 18% gratuity for service. I always give at least 20% when the service is good and more than 25% if the service is excellent. I thought it was a bit tacky for the server to pass out a flyer telling people that they want 18% gratuity."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Good for birthday dinner especially with the coupon."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Service was HORENDOIS! Had to say 6 times it was my moms birthday to which I got an "OK" reply, then never got any sort of special birthday treatment. Thanks for that"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The service was great, cooks are funny and entertaining. The food is soooo good."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Took a couple here for their first time. Left feeling comfortable...not stuffed. Enjoyed the chef. One of the group was diabetic and she was able to select foods that kept her sugar levels under control and still enjoy herself. We will all be back!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We had a large group, more than we reserved. Increadably accommodating. We had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "They were off on this last visit. I had made reservations at 7pm and we did not get seated until 7:20. We then waited of 15 minutes for our hostess to come by and ask us what we wanted to drink and eat. At 7:45 still no soup, salad or drinks. Finally soup came around 7:50 but no chef until a few minutes after 8pm. To eat here is always more timely then most restuarants because of them cooking right at the table so that extra hour on top of it made us not get out of the restuarant until well after 9pm. Food was great as normal though."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We came here for my daughter's 11th birthday. Everything was good but it was a bit disconcerting to have a chef with a "grill" (no pun intended). He was also a bit hard to understand and I don't know if he was new but he dropped stuff a lot during the show. He put on a good show but I've never seen a Benihana chef make so many mistakes."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We come here every time there is a birthday or special occasion (only because we live in South Sacramento) and its amazing every time. Food-DELICIOUS! Service-AWESOME Prices-REASONABLE Cooks-GREAT PERSONALITY'S . I overall love Benihanas !"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "This was my first time at your restaurant. Our chef Tracey was wonderful and lotsa fun! The food was great too!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I had a really good time at benihanas. The only concern was the noise level because we missed out on a lot of the jokes from out chef because we couldn't hear him and I couldn't hear the person next to me.. The food was great and the entertainment was great so we had a really great time I would definitely recommend it as its a fun place to go for a special occasion or something but if there's a way to fix the noise level at least a little bit it would be perfect."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were celebrating 2 birthdays, an anniversary and father's day. This is a wonderful place to do so. All together and able to talk and see each other. Great for kids. Good menu for them plus the attitude of the restaurant is favorable to/for kids. Great food. Really nice people working there. Lunch prices are amazing. We all loved it and plan on celebrating other special days there."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a reservation for 7pm arrived early and were not seated until after 730.Aside from that our chef was great and so were the people we sat with."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This particular Benihana location was located in a strip-mall..I was expecting it to be its own entity but that wasn't even the issue. Upon our arrival, my husband and I waited to be seated even with reservations for about 15 - 20 minutes. As the hostess walked us through the restaurant to our table, we immediately noticed the "golden corral" type feeling we both got..The ceiling was very low and the restaurant was extremely loud and crowded. Our table was less than an arms reach from the table beside us and the "grill-master" (person preparing our food) literally stood back-to-back with the chef behind him. You could see the uncomfortableness on our guy's face. Poor guy..."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We've eaten at multiple Benihana's around the country, Sacramento is the worst of the worst. Reservations at 6:15 pm, finally seated at 7pm. 7:30 waitress shows up for food/drink order, 7:40pm chef shows up, we've not been served drinks, salad, soup. 7:50 chef starts starts serving, 7:55 soup shows up. 8:05 drinks arrive and salad. 8:25 dinner serve complete. 8:40 still no check no waitress. 8:55 check arrives. 9:10 waitress arrives to pick up check. 9:20 - LEAVE this pit, finally!!! 3 hours at a smokey, smelly Benihana, never again!!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I had a great experience, my first time here. The food was excellent, our chef was amusing. Quite pleased will come back again and again"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This is a great place to go when the extended family gets together. Always fun and always good."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The food is outstanding. This was thet second time in a row we had thet same chef and he is the reason we came back, we just lucked out to get him. The other service was good, just a little slow."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I got a coupon to go to Benihana for my birthday I had to use it by 05/28 my birthday is 05/31 so since I was going to be in Vegas on my actual birthday any way I thought why not get some friends and family together for a early birthday dinner? The food was awesome and we had so much fun!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This restaurant was the choice of a graduating 5th and 8 th grader who loved it. Noise level in front of restaurant is so loud as to be uncomfortable. Ask for a table in the back. Food was okay but couldn't even hear the chef!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "They have the best teppanyaki you will ever taste in California. The chef puts on a show that delights adults and especially children. It's worth paying a little more to order the fried rice as it is excellent. I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. I have been several times and have NEVER had a bad meal."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We recently dined at this Benihana. We have always loved the establishment. On this visit we observed a marked improvement over some past visits. The manager was definitely a part of that. He was present & interacting with the diners & the employees. The food was excellent, the drinks were great, & our Chef Casey had a great personality!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Another great dinner by Jose. He's the best!!! The food is great and everyone is so nice."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our server David was fantastic, our chef, Jose was also fantastic. We were celebrating two birthdays with reservations. We still ended up waiting an additional 30 minutes to be seated. Once seated, it was about 45 minutes plus before we had a chef. I think management dropped the ball on scheduling enough chefs for the night."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "This was an amazing experience. Our chef was really nice and our waitress was wonderful! So attentive to us and our needs. We are regulars and she recognized us right away and joked with us. It was probably our best experience there yet. We also brought home some of their mustard sauce and salad dressing (I will be doing this frequently because the dressing is good for my diet and I can't find similar anywhere else). They are so good! The food was amazing - cooked perfectly and was so fragrant and delicious. We also spoke with a wonderful man standing at the front and walking around (I thought maybe he was the restaurant manager but I didn't ask). He was so nice and polite and attentive also! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The seating time was horrible. We made a reservation for 7:15 and didn't get seated until 8:30. I felt like there was no reason to make reservations."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "all around benhiana is subpar and hasn't changed much in years. From the inattentive bar service with cramped, unstylish seating and weak drinks to the odd seating arrangement of some dining tables. But worst of all is the food which was bland (i'm sure that's how many of the unitiated prefer it, but not me). I can't say much about the chef since he was new and still working out his material but my experience was neither memorable nor special. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I love Benihana! Great food...the fried rice is a must! My 6 -year-old niece loves it too!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We had to wait 45 mins+for a table eventhough we had a reservation and arrived on time. Then they crammed 9 of us at a table made for 8. We had to reach over the persons arm next to us to eat off our plates. I couldn't sit comfortably in my chair because since we were so squished at this table made for much less people, I couldn't pull my chair up to the table. I had to sit on the edge of my chair to eat. When we first sat down all of our plates were dirty and had food on them. The girl who sat us said irritably if we wanted a table that wasn't overcrowded, we would have to wait another 2 hours. This is how I'm treated when I made this mother's day reservation over 2 months ago?!! we are never eating here on a mother's day ever again"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I love this place! It's a great place to take my 2 year old. The chef always keeps him well entertained. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I celebrated my friends birthday and we had so much fun! Great food, entertainment and wonderful value for the price. Can't wait to go back again! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • " We have had chefs Poli, Anthony, and Kevin now. All have been great experiences, Poli being our favorite. The hostesses need to pay better attention though. I requested Poli this last time around via online reservations and while I know that doesn't always work out, I again *confirmed* this with the hostesses upon checking in. They literally confirmed and asked us to have a seat for a few minutes. Next thing I know, we waited for someone totally different. Kevin took great care of us on this evening, but it was disappointing that the hostesses confirmed something and didn't come through. Next time I guess I will have to confirm upon being seated as well, which is a shame. Outside of that, I highly recommend this location."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I want to thank you for the wonderful time that we had! Our cook (Ambience) was Anthony and he was outstanding!! an amazing cook and very out going! I will be coming back and asking for him! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Delicious food and chef always puts a smile on my difficult to impress teens! Always a great time! A bit pricey for dinner in a strip mall so a definite special occasion dinner spot! Will be back again! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "we sat at the bar this time and it was great. the bartender was very polite and clean. best service ever"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Always have a great time with Casey behind the grill!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Enjoyable time and great show. Perfect for something different to do!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Saved and saved to be able to go and then did not enjoy the night! Way, way to noisy and bad waitress. Great cook and great food did not make up for the other. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014