Benihana - Sacramento
Benihana - Sacramento

Benihana - Sacramento

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

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday - 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
  • Private Party Contact: Ask for manager x

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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Benihana - Sacramento reviews from OpenTable diners
121 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (91)good for groups (88)kid-friendly (49)fit for foodies (30)great for lunch (19)hot spot (15)romantic (14)neighborhood gem (11)late-night find (6)great for brunch (5)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great Service
    happycustomer
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Food was delicious, our cook, Anthony was funny, outgoing, and made our meal pleasant. Definitely will visit again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing birthday dinner
    Wendy
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I made this reservation for my daughter for her 21st birthday. I wrote that in the notes when I made the reservation, and both the hostess and the waitress asked, however, nothing special was done for her although the restaurant sang "Happy Birthday" to 8 other parties while my daughter was dining. Also, my daughter and her boyfriend were sat with another group and while the waitress asked the larger group of 5 for their preferences, my daughter was ignored. On top of all of that, the restaurant tried not to accept the birthday coupon that was sent to my daughter, so after being ignored they had the pleasure of arguing with the waitress - very disappointed with this Benihana :-(
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special place to dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    If you are looking for a special dining experience for someone special in your life, check out this restaurant. Had a wonderful time and the food was great!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jim C
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The cooking demonstration by the chef was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinning Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    First time at Benihana's, for a Birthday celebration. Excellent food and service, very entertaining chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Long wait, but fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Waited about 50 minutes after being seated before we got food. Server dropped the check while we were still eating our main course. Still, iut's a fun place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pleasant
    bdaydate
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Was not as visually exciting as I thought. Service was fair.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • long waits
    NeighborVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Long wait for open table reservation. Reservation was at 6:45, and left the restaurant after 10:00.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was left disapointed
    Ally88
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    All the hype and was let down the other chiefs around the room was putting on good shows while we got to with someone who hardly engaged us and who was attentive. just not what I was expecting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun and Yum!
    Tiffany
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We had an amazing time at Benihana celebrating my birthday! Chef William cooked our food perfectly and kept us entertained! We are already planning to go back for my sister's birthday. This time we're going to try a saki bomb 😉
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Total Enjoyment
    EdDSJr
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Celebrated my daughter's 12th birthday her and the service, food and atmosphere was excellent. Our chef Anthony was incredible and engaged and entertained us all, but especially or for kids. We will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another trip to Beni's
    lisascircle
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We dine here often and have never been disappointed by the food or service. They've added a couple of new items to the menu, and the mango shrimp was delish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for celebrating anniversaries
    R95823
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We had a great experience dining here to celebrate our parents anniversary. The food is fantastic, service was great and the chef was skilled and entertaining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Our family enjoys getting together and dining at Benihana's in Sacramento. Recently we've been there twice for our birthdays (same month for my wife and I) and Chefs Tracy and Daniel were really great; great food and awesome presentations. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OUTSTANDING!
    Debluvsmaui
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Benihana's is my favorite place to eat! The food is amazing and service to match. This particular night I believe that they may have been a little short staffed. Took awhile to get started and slow on drink refills, but still had a great time!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timer
    funnight23
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Nice restaurant to go to with friends or family. Service was great very friendly waiters and talented chefs!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not enough room
    sorry
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The space would not take my review. To many rules on the length. First to long then not long enough. I very rarely review but wanted to make this one. It was a waste of my time to try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • waited an hour for the chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Our reservation was at 6:30, we were seated 6:40 and the chef didn't show up until 7:30! By the time food was ready we were starving
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Haven
    Sloughbrewer
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    It was our plan to celebrate my wife's birthday at Benihana's. At our table we 6 of the seven seated with September birthday's --two brought the $30 off coupon. During our visit --three other tables had birthdays as well. Food was great and well prepared with flair as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food - Service Not So
    BeauCarr
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The service continues to decline or remain mediocre. At $40 per person i expect better. I couldn't get refills and as a consequence my glass sat empty much of the night. Others at our table had difficulties as well. I like their steamed rice and fortunately i got it just as i was finishing my meal. Perhaps it should have been served at the beginning of the meal. I base my tip on the service and was prepared to stiff them but for Chef Casey. He was personable, worked hard to take care of the guests and did a great job with the food. After his hard work i couldn't in good conscious stiff them and gave almost a full tip. As for the food, everything was tasty. Everyone at the table seemed to enjoy the food. Cheers to our Chef!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • it's about the show not the food
    PinkSapphire
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This most recent visit was the best time we've had in awhile. Didn't experience the usual (nearly) 2 hour wait to be seated - usually happens even with reservations. And we finally got a table to ourselves!! It was so nice not to be cramped around the grill. They really should switch to a 6 seat format. For the price - even with a birthday certificate, it's just ok. Kids' plates are priced around the average adult plate at other family restaurants, but they're more than filling. Everyone took lunch for the next day. But for the price, if you order your (bits of) steak well-done, your meat shouldn't hit your plate a bright red. All that being said, it's always a great show! And watching my 4 yr old nephew enjoy the experience... so awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Connie
    BenihanaFAN
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.