Benihana - Sacramento
Benihana - Sacramento

Benihana - Sacramento

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/sacramento-ca-sa
  • Phone: 9169612791
  • 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: Sushi, Japanese
  • 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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Uplands
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Benihana - Sacramento
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Benihana - Sacramento reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (85)good for groups (76)kid-friendly (39)fit for foodies (25)hot spot (18)great for lunch (18)romantic (12)neighborhood gem (11)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Wishing the experience was better
    GoodTimes
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was good. But just good. It's hard to swallow paying $35 for steak that you couldn't make better at home. The reason people pay that kind of money is because the experience is supposed to be worth the money. Our chef didn't talk to us or entertain us. He kept calling us "muchachas" which I thought was funny because although we are in California we are still at an "asian" restaurant. I was envious of the other diners whose chefs were entertaining. I would not go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Connie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great as always. My favorite restaurant... Hands down. Great chef. Love the whole experience...... Thank you as always!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a great family experience!
    nrheidiVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Sitting at a communal table, one quickly bonds in reaction to the delightful, and well trained, table-side "chefs". Their patter and "show" make the whole meal a fun event. Our chef as well as the table server were extremely good at remembering who ordered what, and that there were requests for special sauces and for end of meal separate orders to take home! This was my 16 year old great granddaughter's choice of her "favorite place" to have dinner - so glad because it's one of mine as well. Do not expect to have any sort of "intimate dining experience". Save that for Biba or Ella Dining Room or Waterboy....this is very good (fresh) food, fun and entertaining atmosphere, with lots and lots of high energy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    2nd time we had this cook (Kevin). Has gotten a little better, but knife handling, and attempted tricks are definitely lacking. Due a lack of technique and "speed", some of the food gets overcooked. This Benihana needs to train their chefs better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Groups
    Love2eat
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This place is good for groups. They place 8 people to a table. If you don't come with a group they'll sit you with people you don't know. My wife and I was seating next to others that was in a group of 6. They just added us to their group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So good!!
    Mzsjay
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was delicious. Our chef was excellent! My family and I will definitely return soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Sacramentolove
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This was my first experience here dinning with my wife for her birthday, in which she truly enjoyed . The selection of wine & variety of sake was outstanding. The performance from the chefs were truly skilled & talented. However the resturant it self is pretty small in tight quarters and there was a wait even with a reservation on a Monday. I still will recommend this establishment for new seekers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Uncomfortable
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It was hot and muggy and door was left open so flies were coming in. The air must have been broken. The grills were not properly cleaned before food prep unless requested.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Very noisy ; almost grading @ times; felt like I had to yell to be heard. Very hot & stuffy because of the cooking style; understandable but a better vent system is much needed. We were seated quickly but had to wait an hour before the chef started the routine. Had a $30 birthday coupon but it was only good for Monday through Thursday. Didn't realize that until we were seated. We came on a Sunday which was the end of e month so it was invalid. But we enjoyed ourselves. The services was otherwise very nice & attentive; However, Wouldn't make it a regular place to go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service
    Terri
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    For a Wednesday early evening, the place was packed. The service was amazing for such a busy night. Hardly finished our drink, and the servers were there with a new one. The food was excellent! Great entertainment! Love love love the place - it was our first visit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LuckyDog
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We went to Benihana's with some friends for our birthdays and we had a fantastic time !!!!! Our chef was Casey and he was Outstanding !!!! Our food was cooked to perfection and served in a timely fashion. Casey was requested by some others that sat at our table and we were very lucky that night to have a very Fabulous company and meal!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service
    ExperiencedDiner
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Our waiter was just dumb. There are no words to describe it other than that. He couldn't seem to understand English. He couldn't fathom that we would share food (at a Benihana family table). He was like, "must. order. by. station." Like some kind of trained robot who could only go off his little card. My favorite though was when he put a bowl of boiling soup in front of our 1-year-old toddler. Then told her to be careful 'cause it was hot. It would almost be funny if he wasn't so dumb, and if the service wasn't just terrible.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always satisfied
    yvetteg6
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Never have I been let down at this place! It had been almost 5 years since my husband and I had been to Benihana's and it felt like just yesterday. We knew what to expect... Great food and fun entertainment!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy 62nd Birthday to me
    Pieyah52
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had great fun, it was my Daughter and her friend and myself. Their first time to enjoy this great place. Much fun was had all around the table, our Chef Harley, was fantastic. My daughters first response was, "I can't wait to come again." Once again, Benihana's Rocks. Thank you. Big Kudos, for Chef Harley.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Disappointment
    upsetmomma
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Although the food was great, the chef was great, the actual server/waiter acted like it was "just a job" and didn't make eye contact with the patrons at our table or say goodbye on our way out. Our server asked if there was any special occasions that brought us to their restaurant; I and another woman at our table raised our hands. However, once he started talking to the woman he totally blew off looking at the rest of the table. There were two different parties seated at our table. I would have liked to have at least been acknowledged that it was my actual birth day the day we visited. Yes, I could have made an issue of it, but didn't.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Place to eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We love eating at Benihana it is our favorite place to eat...the staff are the best in Sacramento and their wait staff are A+....we drive from Vacaville which is about a 50 minute drive just because of the wonderful staff and amazing food. I highly recommend anybody to eat at this place, it is fun and the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food!
    RetiredRoxy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food very good. Fresh, tasty. Chef entertaining as always. Very good service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nancy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a fun family Birthday dinner which included two teen age boys and everyon enjoyed the food and the fun.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Fun
    KimiKVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I joined the email club and received a birthday coupon. It was too good a deal to pass up so we went a day earlier than my actual birthday. I've visited other Benihana restaurants and enjoyed the Japanese architecture of the buildings so I was disappointed with this location being a part of a strip mall. It was ok inside and out but I still prefer the other locations. Our server was pleasant but it was our chef, Kevin, who made it fun! We had fun teasing him about his knife skills and such. He was a good sport. The food was really good as usual. For a birthday treat, they added whipped cream, a cherry and a candle to my dessert. We also got our picture taken! Very fun!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Foodielover
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I took my bf here for the first time and he really loved it. Me I've been there numerous times and just wish they would switch up the routine a little bit. But for first timers it's definitely a dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as always
    bestbet
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We visit Benihana about 3 times a year and always have a great meal. The show the chef puts on is entertaining and enhances the ambience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy, overprice, below ave. food
    Foodlover
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This place and The Price is for only the entertainment if you are first time here. Maybe small kids can enjoy the entertainment for a number of times. Food is overprice for not so tasty food. Raw fish quality for sushi and sashimi is not good and again overprice for very small portion which plates are not fancy setting at all. Even with birthday certificate, I felt it was not worth driving there.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GMDV
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Our Chef was very attentive. He noticed that I wasn't eating the shrimp and asked why. I indicated that I liked my shrimp butterflied and stripped. He went back into the kitchen and brought me a new batch of shrimp. I was very impressed with his thoughtfulness. I can honestly say, this was the best meal I've had at Benihana. Everything was cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as pleased
    stewie1
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    All though we LOVE Benihana this visit just wasn't as great as in the past. The soup was just barely warm and the mushrooms were on the raw side. Also the yakisoba noodles were on the hard side, sort of crunchy. Our server and chef were great the issues we had were with the food. All our other visits have been very good so we hope this was just a one time problem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Been there, done that!
    notacritic
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Probably worth going to once for the experience, not the quality of the food. Otherwise, overpriced, food is only so so.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delish...
    babybelle
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food is outstanding. I'm always amazed how much children enjoy the show the chef puts on while cooking our food. I go at least 4 times a year. Great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The chef cooking our food was fun to watch and as always the food was good. Our service was excellent making sure our drinks were filled at all times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Customer Service GEM!
    D1va4eva
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was our first time at the Citrus Heights Benihana's. We have been to 3 others in California. We felt so special and found the customer service to be outstanding. We brought a friend for his first time and on his birthday and he had a blast. Thank you Benihana's for a spectacular start to a fantastic weekend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luvthefood
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The service is great! The food is awesome! The entertainment is good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Fun
    Mike
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but
    Benca
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Benihana
    Acarter
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the outing.
    ittakestoo
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Good for birthday dinner especially with the coupon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nope
    Jude
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food.& fun
    mtru
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The service was great, cooks are funny and entertaining. The food is soooo good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    Annie
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We had a large group, more than we reserved. Increadably accommodating. We had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE THIS PLACE BUT
    DISAPPOINTED
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting Experience
    lissamae325
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME
    Chels
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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 !
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic