Benihana - Anaheim

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$30 and under
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Japanese
***WE WILL STILL BE OFFERING DELIVERY, CURBSIDE AND TAKE OUT DURING THIS TIME***

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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1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dustin was amazing! Today was a sad, fearful day as the news was increasingly scary, and Dustin was fun, got the table engaged in conversation, and made the food perfectly. I considered cancelling our reservation due to virus concerns, but I am so glad we went!

AG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager and the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. I'd recommend my family and friends, if/when Covid-19 stops spreading and all the restaurants become back to life again.

MB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the food hector was the best cook I have ever experienced at Benihana. I will recommend all my friends and relatives to come here.

AH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food ! Enjoy how the food is prepared to our needs. First time for our kids and they enjoyed it all!

AL
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Everything was good except for the cook. The cook didn’t perform a good performance, seemed nervous and making a mess with the food.

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 20, 2020

Amelia, thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Honestly the staff just didn’t seem that they were in a great mood, they all seemed annoyed and mad... our cook was great but our waitress was very slow and forgot a lot of stuff. To be honest the vibe at the Newport Beach location is so much better and the Anaheim location should really take notes because it was a let down

RC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at BH often about 12 times a year. This was the most fun we have had in a long time. We got lucky and had a great table, our groups didn't know one other but had an amazing night.

W
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We had a very nice time. The food was great. A little problem with the bill. An alcoholic drink was included in our bill that we had not ordered.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not very clean nor did we get what we ordered. Waiters hair was a mess and hanging in his face. Grabbing the glasses from the top when serving. Not cool.

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 20, 2020

On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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FA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

NG
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

My fiance and I chose to dine at Benihana on 3/10/2020 for our 10 year anniversary. We had chief Shivo whom was a great cook but we were seated with a former employee and his family. The whole dinner employees kept coming up to the table to to greet them very obnoxiously. The rest of the dinner Shivo and the employee kept discussing “the old days” of when they worked together. All of the women they would hit on, and women that they wanted to sleep with including the server. She was great, very polite and efficient. Shivo did not perform the traditional tricks that we so love to see when dinning at Benihana which was very disappointing. All left over food or upcharges would all go to the former employee and his family. For the most part, we all ordered the same thing from the menu yet we all received very different portions. Shivo was interacting with the former employee and his family instead of concentrating on his tricks and cooking. We felt left out the entire meal! We were looking forward to our meal at Benihana and were very disappointed with the way our evening turned out. Never could we have ever imagined such a nightmare of an anniversary dinner.

c
Guatemala
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I will NEVER go back to that noise again. The portion sizes were very small, and I left hungry and broke. I had to ask for rice, I had to ask for water, I had to ask for tea. The cook tried to talk to us, but no one could hear him. What ever happen to Brussel spouts' that you used to serve? The place was dirty, and I walked out with a head-ack. Never again will I go there.

LATER the ONLY review this site allows are good ones. If you were honest (which you are not) you would also list words of discomfort - not only to ones YOU WANT to hear.

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 20, 2020

On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

This place has been slowly going down hill and it was at all time high Saturday night. We have been going to this location for years and we will not be going back anytime soon. Pretty horrible. Rude people at the front desk and the food was not good. Very dissapointed.

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was excellent!!!

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 19, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a double a date with my sister in law. Was a pretty good night. Our chef was quite funny.

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 19, 2020

Your feedback is appreciated. We are pleased to hear we were able to create a great memory for you!

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e
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Servers don’t take in consideration each table has different parties not everyone has the same experience an have a hurry to eat an get out for our experience we unfortunately experienced that cook an server only satisfied what huger group asked for to hurry an get out less than a hr very sad it’s one of my favorite place to eat when it comes to celebrating birthdays but this has made it the worst experience ever.

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 9, 2020

Estefany, On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Our chef,Stivo, was excellent. Very engaging with guests and food was cooked very well. Our waiter, Zachary, was okay. He seemed very rushed and didn’t check on the table enough.

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 19, 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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EN
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything is good. However, the server was seem rush. He did not serve me ice cream or even ask when he is clearly know I came in to celebrate my birthday. The chef is friendly and keep it entertains while he cooks. The food was good.

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 19, 2020

Awesome Emma! We wish you a Happy Belated from the Benihana team! Come back soon!

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d
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good. Wasn’t busy at before 4pm. Always love going here for my birthday.

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 19, 2020

We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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DH
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Javier was very attentive, Andrew was downright hilarious! Great food prepared with style!

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 19, 2020

Thank you Dwayne for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

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AS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, thanks Benny for preparing our meal.

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 19, 2020

Wonderful Alma! We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

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PB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Our table was not ready. We waiting for Chef about 45 minutes after we sat down. It felt rushed. The picture was horrible. I don’t expect a professional photo but what is the point when the rush thru it and present us with a bad product. It is overpriced. I was hoping to cash in on my bday certificate but they said I had to contact a third party vendor

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 9, 2020

Pieter, On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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NL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Chef Omar was great. The restaurant was a little noisy. Small children running around unattended.

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 19, 2020

Thank you Nicole for your feedback! Come back soon!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was great, but we sat at our table for about 50 minutes before our chef arrived.

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 3, 2020

We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and relaxed dinner. Visitors from France enjoyed this.

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 13, 2020

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Stivo as our chef and he was awesome. It was our kids first time and they enjoyed it so much. He made it fun. Everyone was friendly and the food was great!

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 13, 2020

On behalf of the Benihana team, we are happy to have provided you with a 5-star experience!

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J
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in the door the experience was great. We had a great time.

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thank you Jazzy, for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

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DE
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite Benihana in SoCal, highly recommended. Sat us quick and great service

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 13, 2020

Excellent Dennis! Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our chef Hector! We will be back and requesting him again. The best yet! Michael and Amanda...

SL
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was a nice experience. The chef was very entertaining but it was quite lively and noise level a bit elevated. The food was good.

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thank you Susan, for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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CC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a reservation and got seated right away. The server and the chef were very nice, especially to my 5 year old, who was frightened at first. Then she needed to loving the experience. Food was good and kept on coming it seems. Besides the you have to share a table with others and the limited space, especially when you have to entertain a 5 year old, overall is was very good.

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 13, 2020

Fantastic Carolina! We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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LH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I have been coming here twice a year for our birthdays three years now. It's my favorite tradition. Each chef brings something unique to the table, and I've never been disappointed with the food. The service is always great and we're seated within at least ten minutes of checking in. It's not a problem if it takes longer, though, because hanging out in the bar and getting a drink is fun. Literally my only bummer about here is no matter how many times they sing the birthday song, I can't seem to get the rhythm.

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 13, 2020

Awesome Lina! On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We'r had a fun evening with friends. Food was great, server was great and our cook Kevin was excellent.

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hambiente familiar. Comida deliciosa y muy divertido

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 13, 2020

Nuestro objetivo es crear excelentes recuerdos para los huéspedes. Nos complace saber que pudimos hacerlo por usted y su familia.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wednesday night was my sons 18th birthday and we decided to celebrate it at Benihana's Anaheim. Best decision I made that day. I've been to other Benihana's before mostly Ontario but let me tell you, I'll always come back to Anaheim from now on. The staff was great. The managers were awesome and funny. They made sure to accommodate my party of 12 which you know is hard to do with the seating situation. I was just super impressed. Thank you Benihana's Anaheim for making us feel welcomed.

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion! Come back soon!

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M
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall1food5service2ambience1

Upon arriving at 730 host said great she would seat us as soon as she had a table clear so we thought that we would be getting in early since I reservation technically wasn't until 8 we did not get called until 8:12 p.m. upon getting seated we waited for 42 minutes. The chef was awesome I gave him a $20 tip unfortunately the people that we were seated with at the same table where rude and obnoxious all the men kept talking about was getting drunk and having sex very loudly they didn't bother to tip the cook and laughing that oh I don't have cash and then they very rudely gave the waiter cash to pay their bill. Make sure to get the change and did not bother to leave him a tip at all. it was by far the worst experience ever . the woman sitting next to my daughter just kept playing with her hair all night pulling and twisting over the table sometimes you hair ended up in my daughters food I have yet to decide if I will ever return plus it was for my birthday celebration I didn't even get my birthday certificate until 3 the following morning which is too late to use shame on you Benihana's

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 3, 2020

Marlycia, On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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CH
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy going to Benihana's in Anaheim. I have one not to far from my house but I prefer to go to this one. It's even better when we have Benny as our chief.

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 13, 2020

Fantastic Christine! On behalf of the Benihana team, we are happy to have provided you with a 5-star experience!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service and great food at the Anaheim location.

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 13, 2020

We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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AH
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The experience is worth it if you happen to get an experienced chef.

Benihana - Anaheim
Responded on March 13, 2020

Awesome Annie! We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Not as good as it use to be. Chef appeared like he didn’t want to be there, no flare. Wait staff took 30 minutes to bring check and return credit card to me.

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