We always love this Benihana and last night was no different. Good good, fun show and just a great time for all.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good experience! Our
Very good experience! Our teppanyaki chef was excellent as was our waitress. Management was friendly.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Benihana offers more than
Benihana offers more than just a meal, it is an evening of entertainment. We were there for a birthday, and the chef and staff made his evening fun for all. The chef also focused on our youngest grandson, and the looks on our grandson's face was priceless.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very kid friendly...
As always a solid night out at Benihana's. This appears to be a newer restaurant---with a more modern, sheik look. Good food. Good presentation. Good service. Reasonable prices. My only complaint is we waited about 10 minutes when the restaurant was basically empty at 6:00pm at night.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT SERVICE AND WARM WELCOME...........WISH MORE RESTAURANTS WERE THIS GOOD.....AMEN !
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is one of our favorite
This is one of our favorite restaurants in our neighborhood!
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food (Rockys Choice), The drinks (beni-tini), and the entire staff are always amazing.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I could drink the Ginger sauce!
Love the food at Benihana and especially the ginger sauce. We kept ordering refills of the sauce because it was so good. We had a variety of lobster, shrimp, chicken and filet and each one was exceptional in quality, taste and preparation. The only negative experience was when the chef clanged the metal cooking spatula and knife on the grill, it was so loud it gave us a headache. Could have done without that show!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The ambience, service, quality of food and friendly staff make this a special place for a great dinner or special occasion... It is the best Benihana Restaurant that we have dinned. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a specially prepared dinner by an excellent chef doing his tricks and presentations that are unique to Benihana.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A guy from work recommended Benihana to my husband. We had never been there before. I thought we should leave our kids at home with a sitter (they're 2 and 4) but my husband thought they would enjoy it. It was too noisy for them and neither one of them were very happy. Next time we will leave them home. Although they were being cranky, we still enjoyed the "show" and really enjoyed the delicious food. We were celebrating my birthday and Father's Day. When we go back in August for my husband's birthday, we will definitely get a babysitter so we can fully enjoy the experience that is Benihana! Thank you for the $30 gift certificate for my birthday. Food always tastes better when it's free! ;-)
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
It has been a long time since my last visit and Benihana delivered as expected. Great time and everyone had a great time. It was a little loud and extremely dark. I had to use my cell phone to light up the menu. Otherwise we will go back!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was delightful to take my kids to Benihana. I grew up going to Benihana on special occasions and I wanted to share it with my family. It was great!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
My brother and I had a great time. He absolutely loved it!
Tim was awesome and super funny.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and Tim was awesome!
Had a great time celebrating my birthday with the family. The lunch menu is so reasonable. Good fun!
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I don't know if it was just
I don't know if it was just a busy night for the restaurant or what, but it took a while for the chef to show up and I had to constantly hunt the waiter down so I could get a refill on my drink... Either way, good food, excellent chef, and I will continue to come back!
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We stayed at the Ramada down the street and wanted to go somewhere nice for dinner after getting engaged that morning. We got a last minute reservation (for 9:30pm) and walked over from the hotel. The host was very friendly when we got there even though it was late. When they found out about our engagement, they said they would make sure we had a special night. Everyone member of the staff was so nice and accommodating. The food was excellent all the way through the meal and the special we ordered (chicken and shrimp for 2) was a fantastic deal and we left stuffed! They even gave us a congratulatory sundae for dessert! We felt very welcomed there and would definitely return and thank you to all for making it a special evening!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for a special occasion
Benihana is always a great place for dinner, especially for a special occasion. Each table seats 8-10 people, so come with a group of friends or family guaranteeing the whole table to yourselves. The food is very fresh because it is cooked right in front of you and very entertaining to interact with the chef. For Birthdays they will sing "Happy Birthday" and serve a dish of icecream even taking a picture of your group and printing a copy on the spot. It can get a bit loud in the big open dining room but has a very fun atmosphere. The only disappointment was having a reservation and being told upon arrival that we had to wait 15-20 minutes.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was very good and
Service was very good and the Chef was excellent. Our Grand kids loved the show.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time for my daughter's birthday. The Food and service are always fabulous at Benihana's Carlsbad.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a reservation, but still had to wait extra 10min. even though the place was not busy. Big, long crack in my cocktail glass...how could they miss it. Had to look for waitress for 10min. to replace it, then she brought back wrong kind of cocktail. No steamed rice offered with dinner. Not enough waitresses to get refills on drinks and/or other needs. We shouldn't have. To get up to find a waitress.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
11 for birthday
11 of us had a great time great food excellent service. We will return!!!
PS the picture turned out great... nice touch
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprised my husband for his birthday. Staff assisted. We had a party of 20 and everything went great.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Even with the reservations they were running 20 minutes late. For a 7:30pm reservations, we didn't get out of the restaurant until 10pm.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to eat
Even though our favorite cook was not there we enjoyed meeting someone new and like always the food was delicious!!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family has it's special
My family has it's special occasions from birthdays to anniversaries to celebrate at Benihana.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Memorable Experience
We reserved dinner Reservations for 4 at the Carlsbad Benihannas on a Sunday afternoon. We had been to the San Diego location in Mission Valley a few times but this was our fist time here. Beautiful décor , friendly servers and hostess an fabulous food. Our chef was excellent and one of our diners had never been to a Benihannas so he was so impressed. We had a great time ! we always come for a special treat on special days ..
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
No table for reservation
I made our reservation for 6:30; I had asked for 6:00 and it was not available. Well neither was 6:30; we had to wait about 1/2 hour to be seated. Food and chef show were very good.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The only problem that we had was that we had to waiting for various reasons. Initially we had to wait 15 minutes to be seated with a reservation. Then we waited 15 more minutes for the chef to come to the table. Then we waited over 30 minutes for an order of brown rice. Due to this wait we could not do our other plans for the evening. The ambiance was great. We were seated with another couple & a family of 3 with a little girl celebrating her birthdays (3 birthdays at the table). The server was phenomenal. We mentioned to her that my fiance had a citrus allergy & she went above & beyond to assure his health with all of the food. The chef played around for the little girl at our table & was very personable & the food was delicious!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
FANTASTIC! Fresh and fun!!
Dinner was superb! Fresh food, cooked to order - Japanese style! Great for a family or group of friends. The rice and sushi were
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Average meal - Slightly overpriced
The ambiance was nice as were the pre-dinner cocktails & appetizers at the trendy bar.
We were seated promptly, but the male waiter was less than attentive. The restaurant seemed short staffed.
Our chef was quiet yet courteous. His presentation was good as was the meal with the exception of the undercooked chicken breast.
Overall the meal was good but overpriced. Probably will not return without a special reason.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
dinner and a show
Fun place, good staff. If you go any party of 7 or less will split a table. Parties of 4 or more can get crowded as the table/hibachi is set for 8.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and good fun!
We had so much fun and the food was very delicious too! Highly recommend!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Dinner Boat Specials
The new dinner boat specials are delicious, with tempura sprimp and chicken.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I were celebrating out 55th wedding anniversay and they made it special. A picture, after dinner treat and they retrirved my credit card for me.
It was great
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was great except the staff was collecting plates while we were still eating. This have me the feeling we needed to leave before we finished.
Very disappointing since we have dined at this location many times
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time for my SOns birthday
We loved the whole experience and my two kids really enjoyed everything.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good show & Great food
The Chef put on quite a show. The food was very good and there was plenty of it. Went with a party of 8 and had our own table, which was a lot of fun. It is a little loud, so conversation across the table can be a little tough.
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Four Year Old Birthday
Went with my family for my Grandson's 4th birthday. He was amazed and surprised at the entertainment provided by the chef. His show was funny and was top notch kid friendly entertainment- he really wowed my grandson. Definitely saw some new tricks from this guy. He had the whole table laughing and having fun.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing time with family,great service! Unforgettable night!!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great and healthy eating with fun
I took my kid who is currrently 5 years old to have lunch together with a group of family members. My kid had so much fun that she has made her own hat to cook at her kichen.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food preparation by cook and
Food preparation by cook and server was fantastic. Quality and taste of food was great.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reserved for Happy Hour
My husband and I went with reservations for the grill for my birthday (with the $30 certificate) and started with Happy Hour. The prices are fantastic! Almost through with our first sushi roll and appetizer, we decided we were too full to do a full dinner, so we continued with more sushi and appetizers. The bar staff is great and food is delicious. We went back the next night to use our certificate and were very disappointed with the grill part of it - it takes way too long, the cook wasn't engaging (just did the standard silly act, but he wasn't wowing anyone at our table), he seemed to have trouble getting our orders right, and did I mention it took too long?! We were starving for hours. We WILL go back for happy hour, but that's it.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great show, ok food, but very
Great show, ok food, but very good happy hourtime that could also be adult AND kid friendly. Bar is great rmarkably quiet for conversation with separate tables thatcould have kids even though its a bar envirnment. Monday to Thursday half price sushi makes a great appetizer before the dinner show if you start dinner after 630. The happy hourtimes are from5 to 7.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been going to Benihana for over 30 years all over the country. Seasoning of the shrimp was slightly off and taste was unexpected. May sound nit picky but I realized it's noticeable because they are usually consistent in their flavor.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took some friends and had
We took some friends and had a wonderful experience.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everytime is the best
No matter how many times I come, it never disappoints. It just an amzing place to eat and catch up with friends!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really nice experience
We took my family of 6 to Benihana for my birthday. The food was excellent, the presentation was great...the kids really enjoy the chef's antics. It was a perfect place to take a group of people and have a festive time!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorites
We always enjoy our experience whether we go as a couple or as a group ~ the food is always great.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food and fun
We had a great time, went with best froend for her birthday. Great for special occasuons and kids will enjoy.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Average food but I think it's overpriced. I think that $75 for two people is a bit pricey for 1 chicken entree and Filet Mignon and Prawns entree. Food is average but I don't think it's worth the price. Good entertainment though. Not my first choice for a birthday celebration but my husband love this place and it's his birthday so his choice :)
Overall. Good service, entertainment and average food.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM