Benihana - Anaheim

4.3
2812 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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HG
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was great.

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LE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the best experience and the food was amazing

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MD
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Fun atmosphere. As always the chef had a fun way of cooking the food, entertaining while masterfully cooking for us.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our chef was great. He was new and loves to talk with us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Only real complaint was our server. He seemed very confused and the service did not go very smooth. I never even got my itemized receipt, only my credit card charge receipt.

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C
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! Hector Ta was great. He made our stay so much fun and interacted with everyone.

Would come again and ask for him as out chef.

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GO
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing time with the family! This place always on top of our list of favorite places to eat:) I do have to say our server Michelle was phenomenal loved her!!! Our cook Justin was also fun had us all entertained and his food was amazing will definitely be coming back for more :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

At first I had a bad experience, waited longer than the norm for the meal to start, and even longer for the dessert. Found a cherry stem in my drink that did not have cherries or was cherry flavored. Spoke to the manager, she really took control of the situation, apologized, and took care of everything from that point forward. She was really nice and saved our experience for my two birthday guests.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome and we enjoyed it very much!

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IB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had 6:15 reservations and arrived at 6:10. Didn’t get seated until 7:20. Very disappointed with that. Otherwise, the chef, server and the food was awesome!

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SR
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always exceptional. Service was great. The staff is friendly and all work very hard. We will always say to expensive, but good food usually is. Just don't like waiting over 40 minutes to be seated and I had reservation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Made a reservation for our party since it was Father’s Day. Still got seated at least 20 minutes after our reservation even though we arrive early to check in. Food was good. We saw some of the chefs with lots of personality, but ours was pretty quiet and when he did talk we couldn’t quite understand what he was saying. The food was really good. They did forget one of the proteins for one of the fathers at the table. He didn’t want to say anything so he just ate what was given to him. Overall it was pretty good.

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S
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

A little slow out of the gate but a good finish. We made reservations specifically because we had our 5 year old grandson with us and as other reviews noted they are a little weak on this aspect. Check in at 4:50 for a 5pm reservation with all members of the party there and we finally seated at 5:35. Drink orders taken quickly and food orders when drinks came but it was a long wait for soup, salad and FINALLY meal. The entire table sat for around 30 minutes after our salads were finished. Once our chef showed up EVERYTHING was wonderful. All meats were nicely prepared and the Chef was absolutely engaging and entertaining. We had filet, scallops and chicken and very pleased with the outcome. Don't miss the Chicken Fried Rice as the show alone was worth the price. If seating and service had been timely this would have been five stars

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KD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A few delays in service but worth the wait. Andrew is a great chef. The food was so delicious!

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my daughter’s 8th birthday and we had a party of 7. Every loved the food and atmosphere.

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NR
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The food was good, our chef was great, a little pricey for what your getting. In our Chicken Fried Rice, They only used one chicken breast to feed 9 people.... Another annoyance, Our reservation was at 3:15, we didn't get our table until 4:00.. Benihana knows how to take a reservation, they just can't deliver the time they set. We were not the only one either...

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef was awesome, show was great...just don’t forget to ask for the lunch menu... sometimes they forget.

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KB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We go to Benihana for many special occasions and have for many many years. This time I'm not sure what happened. In 1 hour of waiting for our cook it put us out of the mood. As we looked around the room we saw 2 cooks out of 8 big tables. Everyone seems to be waiting for a cook to come to the tables. Not sure if they all called in sick or were no shows. Because this was the day before Fathers Day.
Unfortunate ...

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f
Orange County
63 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I’ll be honest, we were sadly disappointed. We had not been to a Benihana in a while and our 7 year old wanted to go so we booked it. Things have changed over the years. The chefs have no personality, they don’t really do tricks anymore, the food is salty and sub par and the service for this meal was horrible. We won’t be back and we are sad as it used to be a fun experience. On a side note the place was packed at 5 on a Saturday and there was a toddler screaming at the top of its lungs the whole 90 minutes we were there. The parents did nothing and the management did nothing. Very unpleasant evening overall.

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RB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the meal, Chief’s entertainment and service. This is a terrific place for a special occasion and would recommend it for any taste.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My son’s birthday and his partner’s first rime going to Benihana. They both really enjoyed the experience. We had a great time. Unfortunately the food was not as good as I remember

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GM
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed when eating at Benihana.
Great food, Great service.

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AR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is tasty and so entertaining !!!! Too crowded

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JO
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was good but cook took too long to come out. Our salad, soup, and drinks came out fairly quick. Server was nice.

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C
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was delicious. The service was ok, nothing special. Every dirty plate remained on the table until dessert was served and even after we paid. Yuck. The chef was nice but didn't add any excitement to our meal. We were hoping to see the tricks and fun that usually accompany dinner, especially since it was our 3 and 12 year old's first visit, but our chef was very subdued. Maybe we'll have better luck next time...

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T
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

I usually Love dining here but after yesterday’s experience. I will not be back.

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EK
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

Our family took us out to Benihana’s for dinner before we left town, and the service was awful. It took the server 30 minutes to bring us our drinks , which were melted by the time we got them, we ordered 3 appetizers and only received 1 out of the 3 appetizers . We made our reservation for 9:15 , they didn’t start cooking until 10:30 and was rushing so they didn’t perform the tricks they normally do . We spoke to a manager who said she would take care of the drinks and appetizers for us , then recanted her statement and would only take care of the appetizers. Once we got our food , we took two bites and the server was already trying to give us boxes . Our family was a loyal customer , and due to this experience we will never go back to this restaurant. Drive the extra miles to go to another Benihana’s !!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Once we had walked in the hostess didn’t have our reservation on file until we showed them it on my phone they were very nice and persistent on trying to find our reservation. The food was amazing this was my first time ever to Benihana. The server in the beginning was very nice and made sure we had everything we needed from start to finish even while our chef was cooking for us our server was still coming around asking if we needed anything else meanwhile our food was being prepared. Overall would definitely go again

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

enjoyable experience. we were there to celebrate a birthday and everyone had a great time. fun, food, and family what else could be better. thank you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our chef was amazing and so engaging. Food was delicious!

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GW
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our wait was very short, service was wonderful from start to finish. Food was delicious and fresh. Can’t wait to come back again.

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s
Palm Springs
36 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to take a tourist! Great value for all the food you get. And, you can tailor to your dietary needs. You need to go in HUNGRY!

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RD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was good food

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Favorite!!!

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JO
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and the staff was very polite and accommodating at the bar and at the table

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E
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a good experience despite my mistake when I made my reservation. The host was very nice and
accommodating. I did appreciate his effort.

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HG
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If doing Dinner 5:00 pm is the perfect time. You will be in and out in about 1 hour. After 5:30 the place is a zoo.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Our reservation was for 11 AM and we did not eat until 1145. We were told the chef was taking his time and the waitress will try to get him to hurry. Benny the chef was rude and I will never go back.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anna (wait staff) and Masario (chef) were amazing! Always a fun experience to go to for a birthday or no reason at all. :)

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dustin the best!!!!
Great time with him as a chef

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