Benihana - Torrance
Benihana - Torrance

Benihana - Torrance

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/torrance-ca-to
  • Phone: 3103167777
  • 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: 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 WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Benihana - Torrance reviews from OpenTable diners
282 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (204)good for groups (199)kid-friendly (123)great for lunch (103)fit for foodies (58)hot spot (43)romantic (35)great for brunch (32)neighborhood gem (32)late-night find (18)vibrant bar scene (10)great for outdoor dining (7)scenic view (6)notable wine list (5)Show More
  • out with the old
    MiguelQ1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Benihana is outdated, jaded, faded, and overpriced. It feels like a $20 value for a $60 price tag. Bill doesn't match quality of food nor ambience. Dirty carpet uncomfortable chairs, bad service
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food
    goodeats
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great atmosphere, great service, great food, good prices. A fun dining experience for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Long Wait
    ilovefood
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    It took about 30 minutes to get seated even though we had a reservation. It took even longer to get a chef to finally start cooking our food. The food was amazing and the show was awesome. However, it also took a while to get our check. We arrived around 8:10 pm and didn't get out of there until 10:45 pm. The other party that was seated with us got there at 6:30 pm and had to wait over 2 hours because they didn't have a reservation! Make sure you make one!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food and experience
    bruceVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I went for my birthday. The childs menu was actually a good amount of food and is a good value. The seafood diablo was great for dinner and most was taken home for lunch the next day. I had the Land & Sea (steak & scallops), which was good. They forgot my chicken fried rice at the cooking table, and the server was more dismayed than I was; but they brought one from the sushi bar, so it was ok. All in all, another good experience at Benihana.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana is never disappointing
    PG36
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We especially enjoyed the chicken fried rice. We had sushi as well and loved it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    LuvSeaFood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I have been to Benihana a dozen of times and have always had great service until now. I plan a 30th birthday dinner for my husband and planned in a advance and booked it. My party was 20 people and we had two waitress. One was awesome and friendly and joked around with us(she was asian. sorry forgot her name). The other waiter was rude and had a bad attitude. I had about five people tell me whats wrong with out waiter. I told the manager what was going on and he acted like it was nothing. He didn't come back and check on use or came to see if our service had changed. He did not care. That's what made it worst the manger did not care about the service. We spent about 700 hundred bucks to get poor service. Never going there again!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Benihana
    Benihana
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was good, the cook was good. After we sat at our table it took around 20 min to get service. Felt like we were rushed out at the end.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I absolutely Love this place! Great food, Great Atmosphere, Great times!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So entertaining and yummy
    Happy1
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Took my husband & 8 yr old daughter here for their bdays (first time experience for both of them). They loved it! Carlos was our Benihana Chef and he made their first time experience a memorable one! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • normen
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was a wonderful experience, the waiter was a very energetic and positive person.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rushed Dinners
    trekkie4dinner
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    "Very Rushed Eating Experiences". The chef just finished prepared the food. Five (5) minutes later, the server came with to go bags without being asked and started to ask the dinners if they ready to bag their food (implying that the "table" should go to make room for the next group). The whole table bagged the dinners to go. Did not have time to enjoy the food. The chef distributed the appetizer not equally, similarly with the same entry items.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Great Experience
    GeorgeQ
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food is always the best. Service is good. Simply my favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LinhLinh
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great food, and the service, Connie Kim, she's the best!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I love this place good for all occasions the staff was friendly the cook was amazing. The perfect. Scene Everyone was friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    luv2eat
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The service was great, the food was excellent and price was reasonable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the chicken fried rice.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Benihana's has great food but the wait is ridiculous. I have been celebrating my birthday for years but I wish could sit and eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food and service was great at Benihana's in Torrance. The chef was entertaining and interactive with the table. I had very friendly table mate which enhanced the experience. I like that the restaurant is kid-friendly!!! I ordered, I believe was the Benihana Mojito and the Benihana Trio which is filet mignon, chicken, and shrimp. This was an excellent choice for the taste buds!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed with the wait times
    Chrisssaa
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I made reservation weeks in advance. Checked in but did not get seated after 1 hour .
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As always Great
    FamilyFun
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Making reservations using the website was Awesome. We got the time & day we wanted. The chef was cool & delightful. Everything was great!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Benihanafan
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I appreciated the reservation email comfirmation as well as the reminder emails. Everyone at the restaurant was incredibly nice, from the receptionist to the waiter to the cook to the manager. My waiter got my order wrong and forgot to tell the cook that my son was allergic to shrimp before he started to mix the cooking. I also had to track him down or another waitress to get my drinks refilled but we worked it out and the good food and his courtesy made up for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    not4me
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Was disappointed in chefs performance expected him to be more entertaining. The most disappointing part was that the meats ( fish, shrimp,chicken) were over cooked
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The chef that we had for our dinner service was less than happy to be there that evening. He was not engaging with the table at all. Matter of fact he probably only said 10 words during the entire dinner service. It was a tad bit disappointing since I was there to celebrate my birthday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, needs better service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food was great, but the service needed some work. The server next to us dropped a wine glass in the floor and glass shattered everywhere and some hit my friend and I (we were in flip flops) she just had someone come sweep it up, had us get up and move our chairs, and that was it. She don't come and apologize to our table (I understand she wasn't our server, but that would have been nice). Also our actual server gave me a chipped spoon (the one for the soup) that I did not notice until it cut my lip. When I told her she sai "oh thank you for telling us" took my soup and spoon away and that was about it. I would just expect some follow through by the servers or at the very least the management. Good food but service and management needs work.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun show, great food.
    robiness
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The show was fun, as always. And the food was fresh and excellent. I had the Colosal Mango Shrimp. That was a good choice. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and our anniversary. We really enjoyed the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my new favorite place
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This was my first time going to this restaurant and it was everything I hoped it would be the food was great and the service was even better I will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3xVirgo
    birthdayspecial
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The chef was excellent. He was very entertaining and super friendly. He accommodated any special requests to everyone's individual orders. I used my birthday certificate so I was very pleased. Our table mates were a lot of fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Not enough food per order. The chef was outstanding. Setting not good for private dinner. Terrific atmosphere for group dining if the whole table is your company.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    Love2eat
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food was good, but the service was horrible this visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I have been here one time prior and will deff. be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was less then expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Hadn't been to this particular location but left with a feeling of not wanting to come back. Server got my order wrong and them took longer to come back. Lack of service and attentiveness had me wanting to leave immediately after I finished my appetizer!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the food
    Susan
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Love the food here. The chefs are great! Great place for the whole family - kids love watching them prepare the meal right in front of them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun, good food but needs an update
    goodfoodinthe80s
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Benihana always has good food and is a fun experience with watching the chef prepare everything in front of you but this particular Benihana needs a serious makeover and update. From the lobby of the restaurant to the dining room to the bathrooms, it is like you have entered into the 80's. The place is always packed with people so it is apparant they are doing great business and can afford to freshen up and modernize the place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food quality was very freshly..
    stupendious1216
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The chief was very creative with cooking the food. I was surpise by the way the chief was creative with the food. Compliments to the chief.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv the food, kids loves to watch
    Onajoy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Been the same food for many years but still love it. As an adult I wish I can just order the food and not watch the cooking show.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, not fab
    9millimeter
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Fun for a bday lunch. The servers seem inexperienced, but the chefs are funny. Too bad the tricks are all the same. If you've seen one, you've seen 'em all.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Birthday dinner
    jnorth
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Always a good show and excellent food! Been coming to the Torrance location for years. Look forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Improvement
    Flores
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Benihana is so much better with reservations. Service is much faster! I loved how servers were quick when bringing in the onion soup and didn't wait until we finished our soup to get our salad. She brought both at the same time and that makes it faster to receive our service and move on. I'm considerate for those who are waiting to get seated and I'm glad that overall your service has increase to a faster pace! Thumbs up!👍
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    Godschild50
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My daughter and I celebrate each others birthday here every year for many years. We love it here and our favorite dish is splash and meadow. Service is great and the cook is fantastic. It is my favorite place to eat. I wish I cloud come everyday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Brit
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Chef was very good.. Service was great and people at table are friendly
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual
    traveler
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.