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 WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Benihana - Torrance reviews from OpenTable diners
277 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (199)good for groups (192)kid-friendly (118)great for lunch (91)fit for foodies (54)neighborhood gem (38)hot spot (37)romantic (34)great for brunch (27)late-night find (16)vibrant bar scene (11)great for outdoor dining (7)scenic view (6)notable wine list (6)Show More
  • xxxxVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    i love beninhana but did not love my dinner this time. i think their portion size has shrunk and the best things that i ate were the salad and the steamed rice. my filet was ok but the cook (not saying chef) put way too much pepper so it was pleasant to eat. the sauce that goes with the meat seemed thinner and not so tasty. maybe it's the torrance branch that is not as good as the santa monica or la cienega restaurants. would have to think about coming back to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Thev chicken wasn't cooked all the way. I ended up with stomach issues. The waiter could not get an order correctly after repeating it 3 times it was still wrong.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always delicious
    scnurse15
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant, and this visit was no different. If anything, it was better!!! Our server was awesome, very attentive but never over did it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Jenjen
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I've been coming to benihanas for years, and this time around I was very disappointed in the food. Everything I received tasted like salt. The rice, chicken, steak, and veggies.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING SERVICE&FOOD
    MRBB
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    WE HAD A SERVER NAME SANDY BEST SERVICER I EVER HAD SHE COULDNT DO ENOUGH FOR US. IF YOU NGO THERE I WOULD RECOMMED YOU ASK FOR HER
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fun
    BillnAnn
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Chef was great; waitress rushed thru each course she served at dinner
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it was a good experience
    luvmysushiontime
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The bar took forever to serve me a couple or California rolls while waiting to be seated i ended up cancelling it, i ordered a second set of rolls again at the table but it took so long by the time i got them the cook was half done with the cooking.. other than that it was good
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Chef Ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our Chef was Gonzolo and he was amazing! He entertained the adults as well as the kids and I will definitely be ding there again, this time with the kids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chef Kenny is awesome!
    Momonwheels17
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My family has been dining at Benihana - Torrance for 30yrs. We do not have to be celebrating a special occasion to eat there. We were pleasantly surprised when Chef Kenny, the only Japanese chef at this location, showed up at our table. I love to watch him use his knife skills. His food always taste authentic. Chef Kenny has a great personality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Redeemed by Cely
    South2014VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Had written off Benihana as disastrous dining last visit (flying food, multiple broken bowls, server kept putting hot soup in front of my toddler) ... But, last night had food cooked just right by Mr. Gonzalo and our cheerful/ thoughtful server Ms. Cely redeemed the experience. Will prefer to dine here when this team available.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Service was excellent and the food was also excellent!!!! The portions are perfect!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    Dezzy
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Food and service was great, the cook antonio had a cool sense of humor. Cooked to perfection, occasion was for mom and dads birthday and they really enjoyed theirselves for the first time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great experience
    Icecream333
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Dinner at Benihana is fun, it's dinner and a show. It's great for parties large and small.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT SERVICE
    Maggie
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Both the waiter and chef were great . They were very friendly , polite outgoing . They made sure we had everything we needed and that we were happy with our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    Mick
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Visited Benihana for my husband's birthday. Good place for group of 8. It's his favorite restaurant and we came home with leftovers.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So much fun!
    George
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Food is always excellent! Love the soup and salad appetizers. The service was great and chef was very entertaining. We will be back very soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always A Great Time
    RoosMom
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food, service & atmosphere always A+. Always a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Eatingfriendly
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food is delicious, funny chefs, friendly employees.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    shmkjord
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Love the food will be going back next week love the dinner and lunch menu happy to be a part of benihani experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoy this location the most
    Ucrgradmath06
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I liked this place. I usually prefer this location to Beverly Hills because parking is free.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, old show needs update
    Bambi1982
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We go to Benihana for birthdays and other special occasions. The food is consistently great, but the "entertainment" has become stale. There is nothing new or even very interesting about watching the cooking, and the chef's or whatever I should call them, barely try to actually entertain. If you are going for just the food, then you should have no complaints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.