Benihana - Torrance
Benihana - Torrance

Benihana - Torrance

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

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 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, 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Benihana - Torrance reviews from OpenTable diners
292 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (213)good for groups (212)kid-friendly (121)great for lunch (97)fit for foodies (63)neighborhood gem (44)hot spot (37)romantic (35)great for brunch (30)late-night find (20)vibrant bar scene (16)great for outdoor dining (11)notable wine list (9)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Our Wonderful Server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    I believe her name was Chanell. I'm not sure how to spell her name. Her service was by far THE BEST I'VE EVER EXPERIENCED!! Super friendly, caring, and very generous with my daughter. I felt tremendously taken care of. I couldn't have asked for anything else. She had it all under control. I will definitely return thanks to her.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We had an excellent experience at the Torrance Benihana. The chef was amazing and so much fun as he cooked for us. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. We loved our server. We are already planning a return visit with some friends. Highly recommend Benihana of Torrance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Experience
    Madrid
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My husband and I have not been at Benihana's for over 20 years. We wanted our daughter to experience it as he had. She was quite impressed. She enjoyed the meal and watching the food prepared in front of her.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Always great service and enjoyable, seated right away with reservations
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but plan to wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Even with a reservation, we waited an additional 40 minutes to be seated and that was only after I went to the desk to speak to a Manager. Many parties waiting, but not all hibachi grills staffed. Now I remember why it's been so long since Ive been back there- Always good for, but terrible wait time.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday
    Brizy1624
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    My fiancée and I were celebrating my birthday. We had a reservation but it was a busy night so I was expecting a long wait. We only waited 15 mintues. So we decided to go to the bat it and get some sushi and sake. This was my fiancées first time he loved it. His first time trying sushi he loved it! The customer service was great! The chef was the best very entertaining. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Didn't really appreciate the server letting TWO EXTRA people squeeze onto our table who DIDN"T EVEN EAT! My husband and i were stuck on the end practically sitting on top of each other. Not too cool.....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    LeeLee
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Our cook "Bert" was wonderful! He made my birthday a hit :) I feel bad I can remember the Manager's name but it was very nice to have him visit our table after our meals to say hello. I had a very good experience there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall great place
    Waguilar
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Staff is friendly the food is good and the experience is great the chef will keep you entertained I would recommend anyone to try it you won't regret it prices are a bit high
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for food entertainment!
    Kheme
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The chef kept us well entertained! The food just kept coming Great place for 2 or 10!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Just love the entertainment. It's a great restaurant for the kids too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT!
    MothersDay
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Celebrated two birthdays. Food was delicious as always. Chef's show was awesome.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Customer Service
    Vinson
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The service this time was not at it's best. The server was not as attentive like usual. Other than that the food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Bri80
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Good food and fun. Went for my sons 11th birthday. The only thing to consider is its hard to have conversation with your group because of the way they seat you. Other than that it was perfect, great service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nat12
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Enjoyed it , will be there soon ! The cooked was so funny , I had a great time ... For being a first timer
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place to eat
    Susan
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    WE love going here with our grandkids. They love to watch the chef cook our meal and the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MarleeRaee
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I wasn't sung Happy Birthday and I didn't get my point for this meal though . That was my only problem .
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Bash
    Din4two
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Personally, I think your restaurant is great for a birthday experience. My wife had never been to a Benihana restaurant and was really taken with the antics of our chef. Seeing the food prepared right before her eyes was great, not to mention how tasty it was. The only complaint we had did not concern the restaurant itself, but rather our waitress. When preparing our doggy bags, one of her long hairs was imbedded in our food as well. Although not the end of the world, it did prevent us from enjoying our leftovers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special event place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Been before, always fun to watch the "show" of the food preparation. A little pricey so usually reserved for special events. This time everything was fine except for the small lapse in service. Our server went on a break (told us) but apparently his relief didn't know it. So there was a BIG lag between finishing dinner and receiving the desserts & bill. Not usually a problem except for having kids with us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Somethingsavory4u
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I love benihanas it was excellent service and great food, could have had a better chef he really didn't give us a show like usual
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience!
    Elisa
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday! Our cook Bert was the very best and Alan was very attentive!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love it.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The food is awesome! I am in love with the garlic butter! Everytime the you will receive a shrimp appetizer and a free scoop of ice cream for desert!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food and cook were great
    so3so
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Food was awesome, was really cool to have it cooked right in front of you. I was very disappointed with the hostess and waiteress. When my girlfriend and I walked in we were not greeted the hostess just stared at us for a good 15 seconds until I said i had a reservation. Her only response was to ask for my name and hand me the vibrator that told us when our table was ready. When she took us to the table she just pointed to the table and plopped the menus down and walked away. The waitress was a little better, however not much. She was nice enough but never came by to check on us. I drink a lot of water and only had my glass refilled once. By someone else. Nice place but don't know that i would eat here again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    had a great time for our 3 years anniversary good food, good people better if you have a group so you can seat together
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable
    Schatzi
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We have always had a very pleasant experience at Benihana. We have taken our employees there for lunch for various occasions and have never been disappointed. Just today my husband and I took a couple there for lunch who have never been there. They enjoyed it tremendously and are already talking about going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 25 years
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    For 25 years My wife and I have been going, We first went when we were just young kids dating and now we have been married 18 years with three kids and it is still our first choice for a great meal, some of the staff has been there for at least 20 years, a couple thins I do miss is the birthday Ice cream cake they use to give and the cucumber salad both are missed greatly
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love benihana
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Yummy! The food is delicious and we enjoy ourselves everytime.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • benihana = awesome
    crysforbenihana
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    benihana is absolutely my favorite restaurant food drinks and a great show..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wait time with reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We waited over half hour past our reservation. The host was informed that my guest was coming in momentarily from the parking lot, as he was walking in. He walked past us several times, looked at us so I assumed he could see our party was there (2). Finally I asked him why it was taking so long and he asked if my party had arrived. He gave me the beeper over 30 minutes before. Not great welcome and no apology either. He looked like he really didn't want to be there. They need another host.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too salty!
    mrseisy
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We had specifically asked the chef to please cut down on the amount of seasoning and salt for our family's food. He didn't. The veggies were barely edible and our steak was way over seasoned. The chef even added salt and pepper twice to the meat....I mentioned it to him and his response was "if I don't season it, it won't taste like anything". I didn't appreciate that he took the liberty to make that judgement call on our behalf. We're eating the food, not him. Not a cheap meal and NOT enjoyable. I won't be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Marmoora3
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    excellent food and great service Thank you for a fun evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommended!!!
    Gumby
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The food is excellent from the entrée up to the dessert. I really enjoyed the entertainment from our chef. You may not know the other guest at your table, but by the time you leave it's all one big family.... Enjoy, that's what I did and Loved it...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Benihana
    VMMMVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Best restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. Food and service are very good to excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • love this place
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This is a great place for dinner and a show this was my second time there and I loved it even more
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Although Benihana's is a little pricey the freshness of the food is well worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 40th celebration
    time2eat
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Celebrated my 40th birthday dinner and wanted something fun for the kids...They loved it! The food was delicious and the service was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food4Ever
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Fun experience! Chef prepared outstanding meal and showmanship.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What were we waiting for?
    RemarkableGi
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We had not been to Benihana in Torrance for probably over 20 years. I had a birthday group of 8, restaurant choice was mine, and thought hey, what about Benihana? Well, we could not have been more pleased with our lunch. The server, Bobby, was terrific and our chef Enrique was lots of fun. The food was hot, delicious, prepared with care and well-priced. We even managed to get one participant out the door in time for her jury duty at the nearby courthouse. We were not rushed and enjoyed celebrating the birthday in style. The restaurant was busy with a very diverse lunchtime crowd. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food
    birthdaygirl
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The food was good, the cook was entertaining... But the services wasnt to good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My son loves it
    JustinsRestaurant1
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We eat here every week because my 7 year old loves the entertainment!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate