Benihana - Anaheim

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3022 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, 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. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail. Benihana Anaheim is located in the heart of Orange County’s entertainment kingdom, only 10 minutes from Disneyland, California Adventure, the Anaheim Convention Center, and 5 minutes from Angel Stadium. The restaurant features 22 teppanyaki tables including two private booths, plus a renovated lounge and cozy sushi bar. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more.
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C
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great show on the grill!!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went in with my wife for our anniversary dinner & it was a great experience. The chef & server were both really friendly and helped make this dinner extra special.

ZM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love Benihana. It always a nice experience. This time we went to celebrate my birthday and we stayed on s private table. Very nice! Food was great! Service was good, server as well. I will come back. It is always fun!

PM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

First time at the Anaheim Benihana. Food was good, but not as tasty as the Ontario Benihana restaurant. The chef was terrific and entertaining which made the event a success. No birthday photo was taken for my father in law like the Ontario location. They could learn from Ontario’a Benihana.

DR
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Aside from our chef (Hector), the experience was terrible. We were crammed into a table with another family (fine) but, we had one more body than the table could accommodate. The server (Ozzie) was friendly but, he either lacked common sense or was poorly trained. For the amount of money we spent on this dinner ($315) the service provided and our experience should have matched. Very disappointed and will not return.

CH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service were good. The wait with a reservation was 40 minutes. Perhaps a disclaimer stating to expect long wait times would be helpful to patrons.

E
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

First of all the two host in the front are rude. They provide an unnecessary attitude if you ask them a question. Then they talk about customers thinking nobody hears them. Our waitress was not seen for over 30 minutes.

TR
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Our reservation was at 8:15, we left after 10pm. The service was delayed, orders were forgotten, and we were seated in possibly the coldest place in the restaurant. We didn't get the same level of experience or service as many of the tables near us received and we were uncomfortable the entire time. For what we paid, this was a terrible birthday experience. Other cooks and servers were way more engaged and it seems it could have just been an issue with this particular table/server/cook, but it's not like we got a discount for the terribleness of it all. Extremely disappointing.

T
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and chef were VERY good. Restaurant though was very, very cold. Food couldn’t stand a chance to sit on my plate for more than 3 minutes without it tasting like it came from the refrigerator. Overall, it was good

K
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time for my daughters birthday.

K
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our chef Dustin was great. Our waitress was very helpful too. Great experience

E
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our cook Miguel was awesome. He really interacted with our table and made our experience so much more memorable. Thank you.

SS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The only criticism I have is the chef could have been a little more friendly but, over all the server was adequate. We did enjoy ourselves.

RR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Miguel was the best waiter! We had a great time and he was attentive and nice!

FC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It's nice to visit Benihana once in a while. It is pricey for what you get but it was fun.

L
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

I am a regular at Benihana my family and I love going. This time around we didn’t enjoy ourselves. The Chef has the flat iron on to high that the whole time Andrew was cooking me and my 7year old son were sitting in a cloud of the smoke the entire time he cooked and we kept moving around and blowing it with the napkin and not once did he say if he can do something to help or move us or even lower the flame. At the end of the diner my son ended up with a headache and didn’t finish his dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my mother in law’s birthday there. Great experience. Definitely will be back

s
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Celebrated my daughter 10 birthday. Food was great and service was great but chef did give away my fried rice and had to get it replace later. Only reason I gave 3 stars if you read back my order then give it away then maybe you dont belong there

JH
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

When we first walked in wee thought it was a bit underwhelming. We had a reservation and arrived 20 mins early but they didn’t seat us until 15 mins after our reservation time. The waitress was polite and attentive but brought me the wrong tea on the refill. The Chef Kevin was great. I have a vegan daughter and he prepared her food separately and first in order not to contaminate it. Everything was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing. The
Is facility is much better than the Newport Beach location.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

My kids are bored. Chef never interact
Not much option for food soecially if you dont eat beef
The birthday candle not presentable. Just served on top of ice cream . Not in a big plate with word happy birthday. Disappointed

T
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it hear. Our cook was amazing. We have made it a thing to come for our family birthday dinner. Food is always delicious. Service is great. Awesome job!!!

A
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great and our chef was outstanding. It was a great evening! This is not fast food, so expect to stay more than an hour.

s
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The wait is way too long. After you are being seated , the waiter ask if you want anything to drink and he disappear for awhile and comes back to take your order. After he takes your order, you still have to wait another 30 to 45 minutes for the chef to arrive. Big disappointed. Benihana needs to improve their service.

AR
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

I had a reservation set for 7:15 and I got sat right away! It took our Chef 1hr 30mins to come out. Ruined my plans after. They should have let me know ahead of time. Unacceptable.

C
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

Place is good but once we were seated we waited over 1hour it took us longer to wait for the chef to come out than the show and dinner

MR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food ever and great service. Always enjoy eating there.

HG
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. Just wish it didn’t take that long to get food. Got there at 11:00 our reservation was at 11:15. Got seated at 11:22 and our cook did not come out till 11:55. If we are the first table why do we have to wait for a cook?

OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The portions at this location seem to be getting smaller

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 1

Food was mediocre today. Was very dissatisfied with the food. But the service was good!

MA
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for my birthday. We had a picture taken and ice cream with a candle and singing.
I had some allergies which were accommodated graciously. Chef was excellent and supported by a great server.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

SG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything and everyone was great. Awesome first experience

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

First of all I booked a reservation to avoid the long wait and yet I still had to wait 30 minutes after my reservation. That was one part of it. The second part was our server he was slow. It took him long for him to bring us our starting portions which was our soup and salad. I didn’t notice him serving any other tables but the fact we waited to be seated and then wait longer for our soup and salad and then also for refill for our drinks. The best part of the night was our chef he made the our night. Hector was his name and he is the reason why I’ll go back to that location for dinner other than that I will only visit for lunch with no show so I don’t have to wait as long as we did. Which was 1 hour and 30 minutes and that was the walk in wait time.

M
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

timing timing timing. Be prepared to wait. We had 7:45 reservations and were there 5 minutes early. We sat down after 8:30. The table next to use (sat just prior to us) waited even longer. A party of two waited from 7 pm and left prior to getting fed. Not sure if just over booked or what. The food was great and the cook was very social. But be prepared for a 2 hour dinner once you are seated.

c
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We had a 7pm reservation with 5 kids including an infant and we had to wait nearly an hour for the table. The restaurant didn’t do anything to try to accommodate us, nor did they offer anything complimentary for our consideration. It was a horrible experience. Would never go back there!!

MH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation for 5pm but we weren’t actually sat until closer to 6pm. I specifically made the reservation because I had a 5yr old and an elder person who couldn’t stand long. What is the point of using Open Table to reserve if I’m still going to wait an hour? The rest of the experience was great

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time at Benihana in Anaheim. It’s the only one my family will go to.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

They took forever to seat us

D
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing dinner...our table was ready within 10 minutes. Our host was friendly and greeted us with a smile. Dinner was delicious and our server outstanding!

M
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lol no
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