Benihana - Sacramento
Overworked staffFood as always was very good and the chef entertaining. Our waitress though mistake -free, seemed spread thin. The restaurant was packed for a Tuesday and it seemed liked the staff was too few to take care of all the tables. There were times we would not see our waitress for more than just several minutes. The folks at our table unbeknowst to us were always waiting for their drinks to be filled and they finally asked another waitress to fill their drinks.Other than a large investment in time it was an enjoyable experience. Will definitely go back.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat PlaceFood, service, atmosphere were delightful! Our experience proved to be a great escape from the average restaurant. Thanks, Benihanas, for making my birthday a great, memorable one!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMthe best aroundBenihana is the best place to eat. We have been going there for over 15 years and never once did we get a bad meal or experience. We love Harley and always request him to cook for us. My husband enjoys Harley and his sense of humor he is really a very good chef. The room is filled with excitement all the time and they really let the world know that it is your birthday or special occasional with their songs and clapping. We really recommend this establishment to all people we come in contact with. We always say have you ever ate at benihana if not you are missing the best food around. The waitress really have a hard job when the place is kickin and we do not have to wait long at all. Thanks for a great place to go to.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMright onthe staff was especially good this time. great job.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was good but server couldIt was good but server could of been a little faster5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways funMy family & I love this place. The only thing that bugged me, the last time I dined there, was that one of the hostess wasn't paying attention to the reservations. So what was supposed to be a 5 min wait for our table (told to us by one hostess) turned into a 35 min wait cause the other hostess took two other parties that walked in after us. That greatly aggregated my husband. But the food was great and we enjoyed the show!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBenihana adds 18% w/o disclosureThey add 18% tip to the bill without any disclosure on the menu, regardless of party size.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat As Usual!The food and service were fantastic as usual. I took my mother to Beni's as part of her mother's day present, and we had a blast just like always. Our chef Mr. Martinez was hilarious and I would definitely request him if you want to have a fun experience. Overall, Super job!!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFun ExperienceWe loved our experience, 3 of us dining with 5 unknown others. Chef Lalo was truly amazing and was certainly talented and enjoyed his job to the utmost. He was an absolute crowd pleaser. Would ask for this Chef again! It was our son's first time; he wants to go back soon. Food was delicious, a fun way to celebrate Mother's Day early. Although we had made reservations, we were almost 45 minutes late being seated. I doubt it was Benihani's fault. It was a Saturday night and we do understand people do like to take their time enjoying their meal and the unique experience. Once we were seated, service was excellent!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBenihana is memorableWe had reservations and the staff were so fantastic about some of our guests being late. At B'e they do not seat till everyone is there.
But the staff was gracious and even though they were swamped in diners took great care of us.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMhappywheneatingOur Server Ashley was excellent. She cleared our soup, salad and extra plates quickly to make room for other things. As you know the eating space at Benihana is very limited. She refilled drinks and was quick to bring us boxes for our leftovers but did not make us feel rushed to leave. She was friendly and was available through our whole visit to Benihana.
Daniel was our chef and he was also excellent. He was entertaining and cooked our food just as we asked.
Because of Ashley and Daniel our dining experience at Benihana could not have been any better!!!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat TimeI brought my fiancé in for his Birthday and he and I had a wonderful time and will ve bsck soon.It was our first time there.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMYearly birthday favoriteEvery year is is the only place my now 9year old little girl wants to go eat for her birthday. I am always down for great food there and am glad she wants this instead of chuckle cheese like the rest of her friends. Girl has great taste in food.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe brought friends for theirWe brought friends for their first time and they were very pleased as well as we were.Great food and the service is out standing.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday CelebrationI love Benihana for celebrations. It's loud and fun and we always have excellent service. The extra perk of taking a photo of our group and giving us the picture is a great touch.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe grand kida loved it andThe grand kida loved it and the grandparents enjoyed it also.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMHad such a great time andHad such a great time and the food was delicious!! Love you, Benihana!!!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place. Took myLove this place. Took my mom and my 6 yr old daughter for their first Benihana experience and they LOVED it! My daughter couldn't stop talking about our cook, Ramon. She found him very entertaining. The food was delicious! Staff was great! Recommend this place to everyone!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time. Very thankfulHad a great time. Very thankful I listened to my friend and booked a reservation. I was surprised to see how busy they were on a Monday night. Only real drawback...the lounge/lobby area is tiny and it was difficult to stay out of the way of people checking in.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHad been 30 years but pricesHad been 30 years but prices had not majorly risen and food quantity and quality were great. Six of us all had a wonderful time and all enjoyed their food. Chef Ramon very entertaining. Planning on not waiting another 30 years3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent for Birthdays--Good timesThis is an excellent place to celebrate birthdays. I took my mom here for her birthday. The server was considerate, and asked if we wanted to be sung to. He then, without charge, took a photo of us, and framed it in a paper frame and gave it to us. Then, at the end of our dinner, as we were getting ready to leave, we found out that they sell their salad dressing (along with many of their other tasty sauces). The server gave us a container for free, and said "Happy Birthday" as we left.
The seating arrangement is best for groups of 8 or less.
Overall, we had an excellent experience at Benihana. Oh, yea. One more thing: We were served by the head chef (who had been there for over 20 years), which was an awesome treat.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMService was great & attentive.Service was great & attentive. Order was doubled checked twice so no errors on your dish.
We enjoy going & will go again.
Thank You3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the food, the serviceLove the food, the service but the only complaint I have is it is missing the ambiance of the other Benihanas I have been to. The others were quieter (even when full) and not as brightly lit. Over all though it was great food and would go again.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM