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
283 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (204)good for groups (199)kid-friendly (131)great for lunch (109)fit for foodies (59)hot spot (41)romantic (35)great for brunch (34)neighborhood gem (34)late-night find (16)vibrant bar scene (8)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (6)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Familyfun
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our chief was very funny and entertaining, we had a good time
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Service
    KimnBarry
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Overall our experience was pretty good. Chef was very nice and did a great job.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service
    goodexp42
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • N3ssa
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had a very nice waitress she was African American the skinny one :)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible experience
    Jedimaster1977VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious food with fun atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • #1 restaurant BENIHANAS
    GoodFood
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great food, great atmosphere. Awesome 5 star restaurant
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    TiffyTaffy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I had a birthday celebration here with a few friends and Pablo made it memorable. Thanks chef!!! The food was awesome :-)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant for lunch
    LiketheFood
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome birthday celebration!
    Food4Ever
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    lisa
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Overall is was a great experience although our cook Emilio didn't seen to be in a good mood.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it's awesome!!!
    Honeybunny
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a great chef and server!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Family Memories
    char
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always excellent!
    ladybug1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Benihana's is my favorite restaurant...the Torrance location is a bit better than the other SoCal locations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT COOK!!! BERT IS AWESOME!!!
    ThiSideUp
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.