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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
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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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "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!!!!"
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Food very good. Fresh, tasty. Chef entertaining as always. Very good service."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We had a fun family Birthday dinner which included two teen age boys and everyon enjoyed the food and the fun."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Probably worth going to once for the experience, not the quality of the food. Otherwise, overpriced, food is only so so."
    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."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The service is great! The food is awesome! The entertainment is good."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    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