Benihana - San Diego
Funny great place..!!!Is my second time at Benihana - San Diego, the service was great, the chef was really funny and the food outstanding...
Thanks for such a great night...!!!!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers Day DinnerWe had a resevation and were seated ahead of time which was nice.
Kyle our server was very good, and our Chef David was very entertaining.
The food was excellent, over all a very fun time for the whole family.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMkids (and adults) love itThe 4 kids in our party were mesmerized. Great show. Great food. Expensive.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA great first experienceI took my friend from Isreal here. It was his first time coming to San Diego. There wasn't much on the menu he could eat, due to his religion, however the chef took the time to speak with us about what he could and couldn't eat. They ended up custom making sushi for my friend. It was the nicest experience and friendliest service I've ever experienced at a restaurant. Thanks again guys !5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPromI took my prom date to Benihana and it was amazing. We enjoyed the food and service.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent andThe food was excellent and the chef was very entertaining. I went with my wife and she enjoyed herself so much that she is thinking about coming again very soon. The waiting staff did a great job of making us comfortable and made sure that we were well cared for.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing ExperienceThe food was great & so we're the mixed drinks, & I am very picky with both of those. I had a amazing time with my boyfriend & some family. It was my first time & I would defiantly recommend this restaurant to all of my family & friends(: I have already talked & posted about it about it on my social networks.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday celebrationZack was our chef for the table and he was excellent!! He showed he has a lot of tricks and he made it fun for us!! Always had a smile in his face and he has excellent sense of humor!!! It was a perfect celebration for my sisters Bday and he made it even more special!!! Thank you again!!!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat experience!I had the scallops & my husband had the steak chicken shrimp combo. It was all very good & I will order the scallops again! The chef was fun as well as talented & made my 4 yr old grandson's birthday very special.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLove BenihanasWe had a great Birthday party dinner at Benihana San Diego.....great Chef Leo....delicious food, great service!! One of our favorite restaurants!!!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstandingAtmosphere was energetic and food was great. Like everything that was on my plate.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great and itThe food was great and it was fun to watch them cook the meal right in front if you.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur reservation was scheduledOur reservation was scheduled for 7:30 pm we arrived at 7:15 and the parking was horrible. I feel like they have minimal parking just so you are forced to pay the valet $5. Which isn't a big deal it's just unnecessary. But other than that the food was exceptional, I ordered the salmon with avo tartar sauce. Our waiter was great, quick and friendly. The cook was not that great though . He hardly spoke and didn't seem to into the show.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was an amazing experience.It was an amazing experience. I loved it! The chef's table was a delightful. If you ever want great food and an awesome experience come to Benihana.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst dinner experience hereHad a great bday celebration here the only bad thing is it was really hot & stuffy in the room they sat us in, other than that we'll def be back!!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMZenji was amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazinZenji was amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!! Everytime we come to Benihana, we request to sit at his table. If he's not there, we leave! :)4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional well executedExceptional well executed dining experience. Pleasure to watch your meal being prepared for you inches away and with seating for 7-8 there's an opportunity to see what you may want to sample on your next planned trip.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our 1st visit andThis was our 1st visit and we enjoyed ourselves and we would come again and recommend this place to family and friends. Chef Miguel had us laughing and entertained.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways an entertaining adventureAlways an entertaining adventure , never disappointing, thank you4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI have always loved comingI have always loved coming to Benihana's, and this time I brought my cousin and her family to celebrate her birthday. I think her 4 year old daughter had more fun watching Erick? Eddy?, the chef putting on the show. Our reservation was at the San Diego location April 13th, 2013 @ 12pm. We were seated and served promptly. Staff was friendly and courteous. After watching my cousins daughter laugh at the chef, I think we'll back for her daughter's birthday next month hahahaha.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience,but needs makeoverOf course everyone knows this is an awesome experience. I have been here millions of times over the past million years... lol I will say that it is due for a make-over. It is the same setting with the same decor and the same experience. I do notice that they have opened up the bar area into an actual seating area, that is a bit crowed on weekends, and awkwardly set so that there is a teeny tiny bar now, with absolutely no standing room, or sitting at the small bar. It could have been thought out better but always fun there, great energetic atmosphere. Wish it were a bit more modernized with the times though. Love the food and the chefs!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed a birthday lunchWe enjoyed a birthday lunch at the Mission Valley Benihana's Restaurant. The teppan chef was exceptional preparing a wonderful meal at Our table that was tasty, delicious and fresh. The service was good and the wait staff was courteous. The ambience was fitting for a Japanese restaurant with ample parking with both off-street and on-street available.
If You want an enjoyable dining experience in nice surrounds prepared at Your table with fresh, high quality food and ingredients, then Benehana's is the restaurant to go to.
Join their birthday club and have a $30. dining certificate sent to you for use during the month of your birthday for use Monday through Friday.
Bon Appetit at Benihana's in Mission Valley.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI absolutely loved the foodI absolutely loved the food and service. My five year old son is so picky with food and he loved the rice and the chef kept him entertained. It was a great experience.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat dining experiencethe service was outstanding. We all had a very good time with our server as well as our cook.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Japanesealways great food and good service. I have been coming here for over 20 years and it never disappoints.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experience for myExcellent experience for my first time. Our chef was very professional and had a wonderful sense of humor.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome service and food,iAwesome service and food,i was celebrating my 50Th birthday,had a great time, our chef and server where great.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful experience.We had a wonderful experience. The whole staff were very courteous. We will definitely return soon!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolute fun experience...AngelAbsolute fun experience...Angel was our cook and he did a great job...great food! I have told all my friends/family and they seem to all be interested in going to Benihana's...we will come back soon too!!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPhillip made us feel we werePhillip made us feel we were the most important people in the very noisy room. Our glasses were always full and the food was, of course, delicious.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time. TheWe had a wonderful time. The group at table was active in interacting with our chef. The food was delicious!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMa sure bet for great foodAlways a good time. The quality of the food is always very good and the taste is great. Depending on which chef your table gets, their energy level can vary from slightly monotone to very energetic. I understand they do their "song&dance" all day everyday so it can wear on the chef. The taste of the food makes up for it though. Also, sometime you can get chatty with the strangers next to you and have a great time, other times, everyone keeps to themselves and that's ok too. Drinks are always tasty! The only note I have is that make sure the chef deveins (removes intestinal tract) the shrimp. This happened to our table. They were cooked so we ate them anyways!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is always a pleasure toIt is always a pleasure to dine at Benihana; however, this time our service was a little slower than usual and we had to ask for this and that which was quite unusual. We attributed this to not enough servers and our waitress just had too many tables to deal with at one time. But all in all it was enjoyable.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM"My Birthday at Benihana"This"My Birthday at Benihana"This was my first Birthday celebration at Benihana, and it was an incredible experience! Enjoy the food, service and company!!!Thank you very much, see you next year.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to your restaurantI have been to your restaurant several times and enjoyed the food and drinks.. this time the chicken fried rice was not very good, he did not sesaon very well, other than that everything thing else was great!! my server Michael was awsome !!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I celebrated ourMy wife and I celebrated our one year anniversary here. We've been here before but the service this time around was just ok. I think the waiter was somewhat new and messed up my drink order and our bill.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, the food was delicious,As always, the food was delicious, the chefs were fun, and the staff was polite and on top of everything...awesome time3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall everything was good,Overall everything was good, it's my first time here, the food was kinda pricy but I really enjoyed it3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second time atThis was my second time at Benihana, the first at the San Diego location. I love their food and the concept of the chefs cooking the food in front of you. My only complaint about this location is that it seems very cramped and it was very loud compared to the Carlsbad location.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBenihana was running a specialBenihana was running a special which was steak and chicken for 2 for 49 which was exactly what they advertised. No skimping just as if you bought that dinner for full price. The chef was very entertianing. We were 2 and the other party was 6. The chef was hispanic and the party of 6 was also hispanic. They spoke spanish to each other alot which is their language and the chef always explained what he was doing in English but it still made us feel like we were outsiders.
The other little problem was our waiter that took our order was subbing for the waiter on break so there was a continuity problem. The second waiter was no where attentive as the first one. I think a waiter to finish the table once he takes the order.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMa great place to take someonea great place to take someone who has never been, regardless of age.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's an amazing experience.It's an amazing experience. Tepanyaki Chef's are very skillful and fun to watch.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for birthday celebration!We celebrated my daughter's Sweet 16 birthday at Benihana's and we had a great time. Very friendly and fun atmosphere, great service, and delicious food. Can't wait to go back!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMCindi leuthIf our cook seem to be more enthused and energetic it was have been fabulous!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe dinner was amazing andThe dinner was amazing and the food was incredible!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur chef Fausto was fantastic.Our chef Fausto was fantastic. The entire meal was delicious & almost too much (as usual). The Apple Moscow Mule & Hana Fuji Apple Sake are great additions to the drink menu - crisp & refreshing & pairs well with the teppanyaki.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a nice time and willI had a nice time and will return during football season.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated our 20th anniversary,Celebrated our 20th anniversary, really enjoyed the atmosphere and food.Only down moment was we did not receive our picture, notified pictures only kept for one day.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMB-Day celebration!Friends and I always make it a point to come here for our birthdays. Always a winner!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThey make your birthday specialThey make your birthday special with a photo and birthday sunday!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AM