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Benihana - Torrance
Benihana - Torrance

Benihana - Torrance Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/torrance-ca-to
  • 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
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
  • "Chef was very good.. Service was great and people at table are friendly"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Perfect place for a small group to meet and eat. Continue to enjoy birthdays at Benihana's. Register with them and your get a birthday discount every year. I will never get tired of the slow and easy approach they use to provide your dinner. They always have honored the Open Table reservations, I would never go without as the wait without a reservation can be looong."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Our chief was very funny and entertaining, we had a good time"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Overall our experience was pretty good. Chef was very nice and did a great job."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Great service, from the time we walked in we felt taken care of. I made a reservation online the day before so there was no waiting time. Got paired up with a nice family at an open table was a great experience for a first timer. The chefs got great skills cooking for us, the show he put on was real nice. Will definitely check it out again to visit the bar section. My boyfriend and i enjoyed taking a picture at the end of brunch."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "It was my first time and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. I had expected a little more entertainment from the chief. All and all a great time. Great service and the food was very good the process is rather long so I suggest a lunch or early dinner seating."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We had a very nice waitress she was African American the skinny one :)"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "I went there thinking to celebrate my 46th birthday there and little be hold the company makes up rules that are not listed either on there website or there gift certificate that I was not able to use and enjoy so I walked out of there not even ordering anything I end up eating else where and I will never go to benihanna's again"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "I picked Benihana's as we wanted a dining experience for my sister and her husband's 39th wedding anniversary. Using the on-line reservation service was quick and easy! We were grateful we had reservations! We walked right up and were sat immediately. Our server (I think her name was Cicily) was vibrant and obviously experienced. Her excellent care for our needs added to our experience. The chef, (Beto or something like that) was our entertainment during dinner prep. It was my brother-in-laws first time at Benihana's and he referred to it as "dinner with a show". Thank you for the wonderful experience, delicious food, and excellent staff!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Great food, great atmosphere. Awesome 5 star restaurant"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Food was excellent!! Our chef was very personable and interacted with the group. The server was okay. She was not visible when the chef needed her and lacked on promptness. She barely spoke to us and was not very friendly. At one point, she and another server were picking something out of her hair. From where I was sitting, I had the angle towards the service area and I could see them doing something with her hair. I found that tasteless."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I had a birthday celebration here with a few friends and Pablo made it memorable. Thanks chef!!! The food was awesome :-)"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This restaurant is consistently great. The food is always great. The chef entertainment is good. The atmosphere is already familiar to you so you know what to expect. I highly recommend making reservations for lunch since it is always so busy. We lover going to this restaurant for birthdays."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food prepared skillfully for diners which provided a fun dining experience. Everyone loved the way their food was cooked to order and tasted superb. The chef was friendly and the server attentive. We ordered a bottle of sake which came in a wine chiller. The server was right there to refill our glasses whenever they got low. A great time was had by all."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Overall is was a great experience although our cook Emilio didn't seen to be in a good mood."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Been going there since I was a kid and it's still as good as I remember it. I took my kids there and I hope they will have as good memories going there as I did. Sushi Rocks!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "This was our best Benihana experience ever! It was my birthday and what a great experience! Our chef, Kenny, was hysterical and made our food just perfect. Our wonderful server had a great personality and stayed on top of everyone's requests. Plus, she made us all laugh!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We have been coming here for years to celebrate getting the families together. The kids loved it when they were 5 and still like in when they are in there 20's."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Benihana's is my favorite restaurant...the Torrance location is a bit better than the other SoCal locations."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I visited the restaurant for a graduation celebration and the guest of honor was quite pleased which made me very happy. I service and food were both above average which was great."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We had the great fortune of getting Bert as our cook. He was AWESOME! He humor and great wit was right on spot. We were celebrating 2 birthdays (2 guys turning 21) we all spoke English and Spanish so Bert was hilarious. Our server Allen was also very good, he seemed rather serious but warmed up to our crazy bunch! Thanks Benihana for always making our birthday celebrations memorable!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "This was our first time at Benihana's for dinner. The 2 of us were seated with 2 other families for a total of 8 people. This was great if a little loud to talk. The chef is very entertaining preparing the food at the table. And the food was very good. It was great for a special occasion & we will return."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Good time to Celebrate Birthday...still a bit pricy for a family of 4...but a good timer"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We had a fabulous time spending my birthday here with the family. I felt very special. Love the food and icecream."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "If you want to come for either lunch or dinner and have a show while eating then this is the place for you! The food was delicious, piping hot, and the chef was an expert at his craft, doing everything he could make the evening extra special for everyone at the table. I will definitely come back again!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I've been to Benihana's many times but this time the food was terrible. We had a party of 3 and only one person was satisfied with the food. How do you mess up steak, chicken, and fried rice? We used the birthday certificate and paid for the other 2 meals. A waste of money. And someone brought a baby to their party that screamed every time the cook tried a trick. It'll take a while for me to go again. :-("
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "my boyfriends first experiencewas the best for him."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We have been celebrating our 3 son's birthdays at Benihana over the last 20 plus years. It's still their first choice and they are in their 20s. We love the chicken fried rice and the talented chefs!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Consistent food and service, whats not to like. Parking can sometimes be a hassle since the spots are so tiny, other than that, I love coming to this Benihanas, my favorite between all other Benihanas in SoCal."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "It's been a family tradition for the past 10 years to take the kids to Benihana while visiting Torrance. We hadn't been in a while, and we were surprised by the increase in cost! The additional $2 charge for fried rice was ridiculous. I don't want chicken in my rice, I just want it fried like they used to. For a party of 8, that's an additional $16. The server did make a point to tell 2 of us at the end of the table about the extra charge, then proceeded to take everyone else's order and asking, "would you like fried rice with that?" not "would you like fried rice or steamed rice?" I thought that was leading. I didn't feel that the additional items such as the mango salmon and noodle dishes were necessary. I prefer the old Benihana."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I go about 3-4 times a year. This is the first time I have not fully enjoyed my experience. The chef seemed inexperienced. He couldn't even flip the shrimp tails. Took about ten tries to get the tails in his hat. Almost put a tail in another persons wine, and not on purpose. The food was just alright. The lobster was fishy and as the chef was cooking the shrimp you could see that they were not fully cleaned. I also found plastic in my fried rice. I'm going back because this is my first bad experience in about 12-15 in the past couple years but hope that the food is a lot better."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Took my date their for his first time and he absolutely love it.. I myself love it too the food was just so amazingly delicious.. Service was great waiting time was not bad at all with a reservation.."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We had a great experience, it was my birthday and we sat next to a large family group who were so inviting. The service was excellent, our waitress was excellent, she was always there refilling drinks and inquiring if anything else was needed. Great evening. The food is always great and this time I tried something new and was not disappointed. I love the appetites. Of course the photo to remember your evening is always a nice touch"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Benihana's is my favorite restaurant. I'm addicted to the ginger sauce."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Terrible service, lack of communication ! Our first time there for all seven people. I did not like the fact that a waiter or whatever he was had the nerve ti tell me your table was given to other people so you guys have to wait and its going to take a while, although I had reserved the table."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great menu selection as well as delicious food along with friendly staff and great service."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "First I had a reservation and had to wait then they sit us down at a table then the girl tells us to move to another table then another lady comes and moved us to another table wow we moved 3 times and people looking at is made us feel awkward"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food wasn't as good as everytime I go, but still enjoyed it"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I enjoyed my dinner very much. The only concern that I have is that the waitress was slow. I think that the reason was that they were probably short of help. She was taking care of two tables. I received better service from the waitress that gave her a 30 minute break."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food at Benihana will always be phenomenal however I feel that the waiter and waitresses don't give amazing service as they use to :("
    Dined on 7/17/2014