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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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Diner Reviews
  • "We have been celebrating our 3 son's birthdays at Benihana over the last 20 plus years. It's still their first choice and they are in their 20s. We love the chicken fried rice and the talented chefs!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Consistent food and service, whats not to like. Parking can sometimes be a hassle since the spots are so tiny, other than that, I love coming to this Benihanas, my favorite between all other Benihanas in SoCal."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I go about 3-4 times a year. This is the first time I have not fully enjoyed my experience. The chef seemed inexperienced. He couldn't even flip the shrimp tails. Took about ten tries to get the tails in his hat. Almost put a tail in another persons wine, and not on purpose. The food was just alright. The lobster was fishy and as the chef was cooking the shrimp you could see that they were not fully cleaned. I also found plastic in my fried rice. I'm going back because this is my first bad experience in about 12-15 in the past couple years but hope that the food is a lot better."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Took my date their for his first time and he absolutely love it.. I myself love it too the food was just so amazingly delicious.. Service was great waiting time was not bad at all with a reservation.."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We had a great experience, it was my birthday and we sat next to a large family group who were so inviting. The service was excellent, our waitress was excellent, she was always there refilling drinks and inquiring if anything else was needed. Great evening. The food is always great and this time I tried something new and was not disappointed. I love the appetites. Of course the photo to remember your evening is always a nice touch"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Benihana's is my favorite restaurant. I'm addicted to the ginger sauce."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Terrible service, lack of communication ! Our first time there for all seven people. I did not like the fact that a waiter or whatever he was had the nerve ti tell me your table was given to other people so you guys have to wait and its going to take a while, although I had reserved the table."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great menu selection as well as delicious food along with friendly staff and great service."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "First I had a reservation and had to wait then they sit us down at a table then the girl tells us to move to another table then another lady comes and moved us to another table wow we moved 3 times and people looking at is made us feel awkward"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food wasn't as good as everytime I go, but still enjoyed it"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I enjoyed my dinner very much. The only concern that I have is that the waitress was slow. I think that the reason was that they were probably short of help. She was taking care of two tables. I received better service from the waitress that gave her a 30 minute break."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food at Benihana will always be phenomenal however I feel that the waiter and waitresses don't give amazing service as they use to :("
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The manager was rude...treated us different if you know what I mean...we had a large party and it was a busy night....the way he announced it to the entire room was very wrong...he actually waited for us to leave....it was my daughter 21st b-day...I wasn't going anywhere...the server and chief was awesome...food was fresh...maybe he thought I would pay in food stamps"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Had a great time, the service was excellent, they tend to your every need, the chef was amazing , he was a great cook and host, lots of cool tricks, I will definitely come back"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I would recommend this as the perfect place for a romantic dinner. Me and my boyfriend love going there for great entertainment and food."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I always enjoy the ambience,food, and service that Benihanna offers"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Great birthday celebration thanks to good food, great service!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I live closer to the one on La Cienega, but I like this one more because there's no valet charge and its near a mall. Great food!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I never ate there ...they lost my reservation...then they told me the wait is for one hour...so we left"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Benihana as usual didn't disappoint. The start of service could have been faster, but there were ample portions of food and everything was tasty."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Staff was proffessional and the cook (Anselmo) was great."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Our server went on break and didnt tell us herself... When everyone was done eating, we had to wait 10 minutes for another server to bring us boxes, 5 minutes for someone to offer dessert, and another 10 minutes for the bill. The cook took a long time to make our food, and portions were given incorrectly as well. I've been to a lot of dinners at Benihana to know how things work, and our cook was not only confused, but also boring. His tepenyaki show was not entertaining at all. We were mezmerized by another cook at a neighboring table half the time. I love Benihana and the food has never disappointed me - but this was my worst dining experience with Benihana."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great place. Awesome service. Yummy food. Fun presentation."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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
  • "From beginning to end everything was fantastic. The customer service was wonderful and the good was delicious."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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
  • "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 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 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'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
  • "always a hit never a bad experience keep up the great work"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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