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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
Prepare for a dining experience unlike any other. Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice through tender steak and juicy chicken. Take in the aroma of sizzling shrimp, lobster and savory vegetables.

Or visit our sushi bar, where your sushi chef will prepare fresh nigiri, sashimi and specialty rolls, all with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.

Located on Restaurant Row, behind the Torrance Doubletree Hotel.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Love Benihana's for the show and the food. We were seated right away and enjoyed the other people at our table."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We loved everything about this place. We received a great show along with an excellent meal! Definitely recommended for families."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Delicious food, great place for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Went there on July 3 for my birthday. Everything was fine except chicken was a little over cooked (dry). The chef needs to be more engaging. I signed up for the Chefs Table last year and did not receive a birthday coupon this year."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I celebrated my 54th birthday on Thursday 7/3 and it was the best. Our chef/cook Jesus Valencia was fabulous and filled with laughter. Our cook was so accommodating and friendly. We had him laughing with us because we had 10 people at the table and we all ordered double chicken fried rice and one ordered three. The food was so tasty and delicious. We all left full and satisfied. I started my Benihana journey in Encino on Ventura Blvd. I train all to order double chicken rice and double ginger sauce and eat it with the rice! It's so yummy. Extra garlic butter with everything and you won't be able to stay away too long. My absolute, number one favorite place for birthdays and anniversary. Lunch is a bargain. I will be a customer for life!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "always a hit never a bad experience keep up the great work"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great place. Awesome service. Yummy food. Fun presentation."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I went with friends for a birthday celebration and from the onset I was disappointed. I had not been to Benihana's in a decade but I recalled it having great food, good ambience and entertaining chefs. Unfortunately our entire group found it to be lacking in all three categories. The restaurant's interior was dated and shabby, the chef seemed unenthused/bored when preparing our entrees, but we were most disappointed with the food."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I love the birthday program with the $30 gift certificate and i get limited it to food items only, but I feel it should be raised to $40 and there should be no time limit on when you can use it!!!! Whether you use it for lunch or dinner THERE SHOULD BE NO RESTRICTIONS. You want to bring customers in not scare them away. If you looked at the average ticket i can almost guarantee you it was at least $75.00 that means if the customer cannot come in on the acceptable time the certificate allows you are technically losing $35.00 (AND THAT IS IF THEY ONLY BRING ONE PERSON!!!) But if they decide that for $30 its just not worth their time or money that means you now are losing at least $75.00. PLUS more if the group is larger than just 2!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I love going to Benihana's, whether it's with family or friends, it's always the best choice. I really like the Torrance because the parking, location and the food always taste great. I always make a reservation before I come because this location is very popular and there can be a wait time up to 2 hours. As crazy as it seems, it's worth it for such great food!!!!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "From beginning to end everything was fantastic. The customer service was wonderful and the good was delicious."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This location has been a birthday tradition for my daughter for the past three years. We usually enjoy the entire experience, and most importantly for my daughter, the interaction with our chef. This year, however, our party of 6 was really surprised at the shift in the presentation. Our servers were great, but our chef spent most of his time speaking Spanish with the two ladies sharing our table (who also spoke English), and also mostly interacting with other Spanish speaking employees who were nearby. He really just went through the motions of the food presentation with us...and basically failed to make this the special meal that it usually is for my daughter. I'm sorry to say that we spent a lot of money, but felt very left out."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I've been going to this restaurant since I can remember. Over the past couple of years, I felt like it lost its touch. This visit proved me wrong. Everything was perfect and the food was amazing! The best part was my picky boyfriend had not ONE complaint. Amazing visit. Thanks!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Excellent time. Many people at our table was celebrating various occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed our evening of fun, food, & entertainment and got $30 off for using my birthday certificate. Only flaw was my wife's scallops were a bit overdone but still tasted great. Great for groups of 2 or more."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We usually come here to celebrate a birthday! My entire family loves this place, the only down part is how much in advance you have to make reservations. Usually we have to make reservations at least 3-4 days in advance and that may not even be enough time. However, the food is tasty and they best part is that it's cooked right in front of you."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Benihana's is our go too for special occasions or whenever we feel like it! The food is always good and the chefs always put on a good show....we have never had a bad experience! And now with the monthly chef special, it truly makes dining out with them more frequently....more affordable!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This was such an amazing dining experience. The staff are courteous, the chefs are talented, and the atmosphere is wonderful."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "It varies at this location. Sometimes good sometimes bad depending who's working. I liked it better when most of the waitress staff were Asian"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We really appreciate the birthday dinner special. We've been coming here for years, but I think the free birthday dinner gives people that might not be able to frequent Benihana a chance to come in and enjoy it."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Chief at the next table almost dump a whole bowl of egg shells in my lap"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Order was incorrect, chef was less than cheery. All making Fathers Day a little less than expected. From someone who has been at BHT many many times, this was a bottom half experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "From the host to the waitress to cook everybody stood tall through it all benihanas employees were excellent loved it"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We always have a great time at Benihana, and this time was no different! Great food show. Good food. Kids love it! We will return again and again!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was nice for Father day , this is one of my favorite resturants."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Always a delicious meal and friendly staff. We took my husband for Father's Day and he loved it. Using Open Table for reservations made it so easy!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have gone to Benihana many times over the years to celebrate so many of our special occasions and although the service was sometimes better than other times, the food was always the same: outstanding. This trip everything tasted slightly different. There were large chunks of crunchy carrot in the fried rice which I've never experienced before. The dipping sauces were runny and had a different flavor. My Hibachi steak was quite tough and hard to chew. And everything seemed to take much longer to cook. The first items were ice cold by the time it was finished. Our chef only did two or three tricks and he bungled each of these. We were with other members of our family celebrating their sons's graduation so we did not say anything."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Was there celebrating my friends birthday. Waiter waits till end to tell her I would have needed to order from dinner menu entrees instead of lunch. Um hello tell us that I the beginning so I could have complied with the certificate. Sheesh ugh! In the end they let her use it though. Other than that its always a pleasure to dine there"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Love our chef Kenny. Thank you for the wonderful birthday lunch"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "A great place if you like a loud upbeat dinner. A lot going on with the chef cooking delicious food right in front of you. Kids love it."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I love this place, but it seems like every time that i go ahead and make a reservation with opentable for this restaurant i never get the points for showing up, i never have this problem anywhere else but only in benihana, otherwise great restaurant."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We usually have a fair experience at Benihana - this dinner, however, was chaotic - server was cheerful, but kept serving food in front of our toddler including hot soup, salad and drinks rather than handing them directly to the adults; chef at neighboring table unaware that he flipped food bits onto the back of our chef. Broken bowls at two nearby tables added to noisy setting, shards of which were scattered beneath our child's seating area; staff attempted to clean up broken pieces though incomplete."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Ive been going to this place for many years. About a year or two things have changed. Waiters, Cooks, Food! Waiters and Cooks just seem to be overwhelmed. I don't enjoy the cook show as much anymore maybe because I've been there so much. Waiters are not your friendly Japanese gals! Know they have new younger inexperienced waiters. Cooks take longer to get to the table and food is over cooked. I still like going, but things have truly changed not necessarily for the good."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I booked a table for a birthday celebration and our dinner service was sloppy, rude,bland, non entertaining, and the orders were messed up. They did not sing a birthdau song or take the birthday persons picture as I have seen many times. I will not return to this location ever again."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "It was my first time and i fell in love! Great food sushi is super fresh and the service is awsome"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Cecily was a great server, very knowledgeable and very pleasant."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant before, but this time was exceptional. Anything and everything I needed was there as soon as I needed it. There was even a time where I was going to ask for napkins and the server was handing them to me before I could open my mouth!! Very Attentive to the customers needs."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Thanks for the great service the server.the cook was extremely entertaining for my 3 children and I recommend if it's for an occasion dont join outside couple or singles with the party. Thank you mr. Chavez "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This place was fabulous. we had a great time for my birthday"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We were very disappointed by the service and experience last time we were there for our son's birthday. The manager sent us a gift certificate and urged us to try it again. We are glad we did. While our chef last time was uninspired at best, "Pablo" was engaging, funny and gave it a total effort. Our server was also fabulous. Food and service were both major improvements over our last visit and was in line with the quality we expect from Benihana's. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014