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Benihana - Torrance
Benihana - Torrance

Benihana - Torrance Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/torrance-ca-to
  • Email: torrance@benihana.com
  • Phone: (310) 316-7777
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 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, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Beteen Torrance Blvd & Carson
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Benihana - Torrance
Prepare for a dining experience unlike any other. Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice through tender steak and juicy chicken. Take in the aroma of sizzling shrimp, lobster and savory vegetables.

Or visit our sushi bar, where your sushi chef will prepare fresh nigiri, sashimi and specialty rolls, all with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.

Located on Restaurant Row, behind the Torrance Doubletree Hotel.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "We hadn't been to this restaurant for a very long time. Decided to try it for lunch. It was really fabulous. We'll go back!!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Brought a group a ladies here for lunch ... The service was great and my guests really enjoyed the "show" put on by our chef! Will be back again."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This place has great food. I've been to other benihana's and have to say the service here is not that great, the energy is low no excitement. The ambience does not pop compare to other location . The food is great and the chef are always entertaining. I would say if you never been to Benihana go to Beverly Hills first and get the full experience."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Absolutely the highest quality food and great dining experience."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Love how when the chefs cook they put on a show :)"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The food is consistently tasty. However, during this visit, the service was less than acceptable. The only time the waitress was attentive when she brought the check to me."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We ordered an appetizer but they never brought it . So finally we cancelled the order."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I love this Benihana! I always get great service and food consistently. I have been to the Benihana's in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica in which both of them do not compare to the Torrance site. I would recommend this Benihana to anyone and remember they are a reservation only restaurant now."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Service was great. Wait was nonexistent due to me making reservation on Lin the day or so before. Previous week no reservation stated up to a two journey wait. My wife is allergic to onions and she was we'll accommodated Great experience!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Enrique was our chef and he was fantastic! Could not have been better!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Benihana lives up to its reputation. The service as well as the cuisine are impeccable. The waitors provided incomparable attention to all of our requests and queries. In celebration of our relative's birthday, there was a special treat plus singing happy b-day in Japanese (which we have never heard) plus a beautiful photo of our small gathering! This restaurant is definitely worth many visits not only for its hospitality and exquisite food but its decor and entertaining food preparation!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I wanted a place where my boyfriend and I could enjoy great food and have an awesome ambiance to celebrate our two year anniversary. I could not have chosen a better place!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We've been going to Benihana for 10 years, and they have the same presentation with their tricks while cooking. Maybe they need to come up with new ones. Anyway, food was good."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Recently my family and I celebrated my daughter's 14th birthday here. Antonio our chef was awesome! Our waitress was very good. We had a great time and can't wait to dine there again!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I had a wonderful evening at Benihana in Torrance, CA. Enjoyed my dinner which included steak, shrimp and chicken."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "If your going to celebrate a special day, be sure to bring a big group to Benihana's. You won't forget your experience."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Absolutely loved the environment and the personal take chef, Felix! :)"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Service was phenomenal! Waitress was amazing! Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The service was exceptionally poor tonight!!! Our waitress was really slow and barely came back to our table . By the time she brought us our ice cream it was melted."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food and friendliness of the staff was outstanding"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Wines cocktails are expensive but great. Happy hour wouldve been great but they dont have it on weekends. Service was great and well timed. Lunch Duet, chicken and beef julienne was really good. The cook did an amazing job. Hostesses were really friendly. Love Benihana. Come with reservation, but expect about 10 mins or less wait still. If not, about more than an hour walk-in. You decide which one is better."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We love Benihana for lunch and special occasions. Rarely is the food not good, because you can ask the chef to prepare it just the way you prefer."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The restaurant is wonderful! The food great! Love the small shoe the chef gives at the table. No where like this."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I defenetly recommend this place service is good the food is amazing.!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Benihana Torrance always amazes me! Good people, from host, to servers, to chefs.. everyone. Very friendly staff. There are people who wait for walk-in, but they recently just changed to Reservation Only, and I hear people complaining about not getting a table and waiting too long, but it's not that hard to pick up the phone, dial their numbers, and reserve a table. Other than that, it was lovely. Definitely will come back for more!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "One of my best restaurants! Always have a good time when coming to Benihana."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Out waitress mess up out order and my kids didn't get their kids meal until at the end and we end up to go the kids meal. After they found out it was their mistake nothing was compensated. So disappointed and never want to go to Benihana. The chef who assigned to our table was not fully trained and he skipped many techniques. Terrible experience."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "This Benihanas doesn't require paid parking, which makes it 5 stars to me."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Every year my son, now 15, wants to come here for his birthday. This year he brought five friends and had a great time! The food was fabulous as always and service excellent. Our chef even had new corny jokes which we had to laugh at. It was another perfect birthday celebration!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "There were 4 of us in our party, and my girlfriend and I were celebrating our birthdays. Our reservation was for 5:00pm, and we arrived exactly @ 5:00pm. We checked in @ the front desk, and were told that we would be paged when our table was available, so we joined my sister and brother-in-law in the bar. No sooner had we ordered our drinks, when we were told that our table was ready. We had a fabulous time, and when we were done, we were all thoroughly satisfied with the food, service, and ambience. I've recommended this establishment to several friends and family members, and we intend to visit again soon."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We had a great birthday party dinner at the teppanyaki hot grill! We took over a whole table with our party of 8 and had so much fun, our chef was great and performed the cooking event with a lot of flare! We had flowers delivered to the restaurant so when they brought out the dessert it was a bigger surprise for the guest of honor! Everyone should celebrate their birthdays there!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Chef Beto prepared a wonderful show and food was very good. We were in a party of 8 seated right away and had a nice time. We had a floater waitress, Vanessa, to start who was very good ...took our drink orders and then even our dinner orders while covering her tables too. I could not rate service any higher as our true waiter was M.I.A. almost the whole time. We celebrated some birthdays...a nice time and food presentation very fun."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time on my husband birthday the chef was Great food was tasty excellent."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Cannot complain it is Benihana. What else can you expect? We had a good time with good food."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Another trip back to Torrance Benihana -- and another great meal. They had our Open Table reservation (absolutely essential for dinner at this restaurant), and we were seated right away. Our server (Rachel) and Chef (Carlos), were professional, responsive, and entertaining. The food was at the high level we always expect from this location (much better than other locations, I'm sorry to say). Everybody had a great time. Be sure to have the chicken-fried rice, their monthly specials are a good value, and there's more than enough food. We'll definitely be back soon!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Good idea to make a reservation. Very little waiting time. Lunch prices are reasonable. Recommending Hibachi shrimp and scallop."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The food was very good. As for the ambience, It was very loud and you could not hear what the waiter or chef was saying. The area for cooking was not large enough with enough ventilation during cooking. We all felt very smelly and greasy after leaving there. We all had to go home and change our clothes before going anywhere else."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "No problem getting a seat just a few minutes after checking in, even though the restaurant was busy. it's like they held our spot for use. Great experience, and friendly and informative chef."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Came here to celebrate a family member's birthday. We reserved through Open Table and were seated right away. Our soups/salads were brought out right away and the chef came out shortly after. Our party's food was cooked last, and immediately after the chef finished cooking, our server came out to take our dessert orders. We had barely begun to eat our entrees. For an almost $200 dinner for a party of 3, I thought it was extremely rude to rush us considering we were celebrating a birthday. The food was great, but the chef confused 2 of our entrees, and overall was a very quick dining experience. I'd recommend Benihana because of the food, but not due to service."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I had a great time. It was our first time at Benihana. It is awkward to sit with strangers but the group was friendly and I'm social body so that helped. It was an interesting show the cooks put on. Really nice. My first time trying sake too. It was good. Not strong going down your throat."
    Dined on 2/28/2014