Benihana - Anaheim

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2696 reviews
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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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Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday

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DF
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time!

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WG
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best Benihana experience ever! The chef was amazing — very entertaining (we saw tricks we had never seen before). And the food was truly delicious!

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B
Orange County
114 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the service was outstanding as well.

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Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends/coworker and her new husband’s one year anniversary. Chef Justin and our server Joanna were very attentive, and provdided excellent presentation and service. We all had the Splash n Meadow, as well as two cocktails each. Great value meal! The three of us have not been to a Benihana since the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. I miss the bean sprouts and we all miss the Buddha glasses... but other than that we had a wonderful evening!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience

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CL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our cook was very entertaining and created a great ambiance. He made us laugh. Our server was attentive.

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JO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for first time experience. Great for anniversary and the chef and staff were just phenomenal. I will come by again soon

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

Great customer service great food and had a really great time there

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

I have been to many place of this type of food and style of cooking. The show is very scripted and routine. Seems more like a move the people in and out ASAP. Taking plates away while food still on them . Inexperienced cooks. Food over cooked and rubbery as well over priced.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Asian lady bar tender charged us full price premium cocktails 5 minutes before happy hour started. She should have suggested that we wait 5 minutes to get the happy hour price: 50% off. Since she didn’t, it left a very bad “taste” in our mouths for the rest of the evening.

Who doesn’t want 50% off premium cocktails?

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s
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience.

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b
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The service was very slow, the restaurant is in need of an upgrade, and the bathrooms was a disaster of a mess! Food was mediocre

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B
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated in less than 10 minutes of arriving. The staff was very friendly and our order was exactly
how we wanted it. Fun evening.

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RL
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

WORST Serrvice Ever !!!. Manager Amir Maleki was rude and impolite. Service was sooo slow and they did not even have proper food. Place ran out of rice so people had to eat all meats first and then got to eat fried rice by themselves at the end rather than the meal. Worst of all no mention from the managers not any apologies. Only rudeness and attitude as if they were doing a favor by even giving the rice at the end. Will never go back to this Benihana. They are losing business daily with the poor service and management there. Will never go back nor recommend anyone to go back. Managers being rude to guests when it was their fault is unacceptable and shows lack of care for the customer. With hundreds of choices and lots of Teppanyaki restaurants open now, why give your business to a place that doesn't care for their customers.

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Orange County
66 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Had a reservation and still had to wait to be buzzed for our seats. Which is kind of annoying. Our server seemed to be overwhelmed as she kept forgetting requests. The manager came by and asked some people if they needed anything, but not everyone. We had to flag him down to request he send over our server so we could order drinks. He ended up taking our drink orders and then because he didn’t write anything down, forgot one of the orders. Our chef was fun and entertaining. Food was delicious as always.

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PS
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 2

We sat at table 18, the exhaust hood was not working, all the fumes and vapor was going into our faces and we kept breathing all that, causing irritating eyes and coughing, plus the smell of garlic which is so penetrating into our clothes and my wife's purse, very annoying and bad experience. Other tables did not have this problem.

I don't understand how they use this table if they know the customer experience is not good at all. Just want to keep making money without being considerate of the customers.

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HG
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our cook Sunny maybe Sonny. Sorry if I got it work. Was AMAZING!!!!! From the second he got to our table the show started till the end. Best show ever. The food was cooked just right. Going to have to request him from now on.

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j
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

its all good its all good its all good its all good its all good

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SH
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Our chef Dustin was new yet well trained and fun. Everyone’s meal Was cooked to specifications our lobster and scallops were superb. Steaks were flavorful and juicy. The $30.00 birthday coupon is generous and covered the cost of one 5 course meal completely.

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OY
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The chief was very entertaining and did a great job of getting everyone’s order correct which made it an enjoyable experience

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NC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Benihana. The only thing we don't like is to have to pay 4.50 for fried rice and get a small amount in the bowl. Rice does not cost that much and the small amount of chicken that is in the rice does not add up to 4.50. At least have a larger bowl or fill the rice bowl up

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CS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Benihana many times and can honestly say Chef Champ and Waitress Sonia made this particular experience, my 31st birthday, the very best Benihana experience I have ever had!!! THANK YOU!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Birthday , great service

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KN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

I realize it gets very hot in there, but we were seated in one of the back tables and it was freezing just on us. Is there a way you can fix the air conditioning so that it distributes better throughout the whole facility? We had great service and chef. Thank you!

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GE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Don't request private room. Cook was new and had no idea in what order to sever the food. Plus we had to request our server to get water which is unacceptable. 1. the waiter was guaranteed a tip so he took his time on serving us, not good! Tip was over $60 something i never would have given on the service we received. Food was not cooked to our liking and bill was over $400. I will never consider having another family birthday here.

Thank you,

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The wait for our chef was almost an hour. Too long for a weekday visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This restaurant was a HUGE let down came here for my girlfriends 22nd birthday not a great experience at all

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EL
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Reservation for 8. The worst table in the house boxed in behind the wine rack. Can hardly breathe.
Service out of order. Fried rice served after all meats was consumed. On top of all they force you to tip 18%.

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G
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service, we love this place! Come here several times a year

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JL
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Flavor of food very good. Performance of chef very good. Portion were cut too large to expedite consumption. Service was horrible. Tried to hurry dinner to get another group in. One party ate very fast and the waitress tried to take dessert orders before the remaining 6 people had not completed half of their dinner. I asked if she could slow down so we could finish our dinner. She brought checks before getting our dessert. Had two cooks at same time so cooks bumped into each other. So Sad.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we went to celebrate my daughters birthday and they were awesome wt the free bday-ice cream and even gave us a free family pic

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D
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This is okay, service was slow, food was good, bill was big.

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BB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Great food, fun place - but not what it used to be. Chefs don't seem to have the same pride in their skills, service from wait staff seems rushed and they make quite a few mistakes. Just seems to be missing something in the entertainment aspect of dining there now.

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LD
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

I don’t understand why you get put together when you’re only 2 people and I specified it was a date .... i thought they would maybe put us in a different place it was not busy or anything. It was awkward. The people we shared the table with were very obnoxious and it ruined the experience. We walked out paying over $150 for a mediocre time

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R
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

For the first time ever of many years of going to Benihana's we got seated in the small room that opens to the hallway towards the main dining room! It was so much nicer because it keeps the noise level way down so you can talk to each other. I love Benihana's, but it is difficult to talk across the table in the main dining room, it's all open and with the cooking, the fans & everyone at all the different tables trying to talk, it's difficult. Food was great as usual, and our Teppan chef was very funny and talented. The only reason for 4 overall stars is that we made reservations on Open table for 7:15 pm and didn't get seated until 7:45! That's why we make reservations. They overbooked.

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RA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A family favorite & must for a birthday celebration. Server was helpful prompt & even held our cake in the fridge for our birthday celebration, and hibachi chef was awesome. We had a gluten-free order, and he made the order quickly and effortlessly. Food was prompt. Overall A+ from our family!

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e
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Not at this point Newport Beach has better chiefs ...

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our chef Hector was awesome! Thank you. Birthday celebration accomplished.

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J
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

complete waste of money.
Dry rice, dry chicken, dry steak, dry scallops.
Rice was the most unbearable part - felt like eating sand.
Took forever to get food, too.
Awful experience

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