Benihana - Anaheim, CA

3.9
4004 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
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. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more. This service charge will be paid directly to the employees who provided service to you.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4004 people are saying
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JohnM
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

It was great but took way too long. Food didn’t even begin to be cooked until over an hour after reservation. And there was a period when there was not a cook in sight throughout the whole place. Very odd

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MayraR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday. It was exciting and delicious! Everyone made sure to make me feel special about my day.

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WalterG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Although the menu indicates a separate charge for fried rice, it was never discussed with the waiter. We just wanted the steamed rice. We never ordered any fried rice. When the chef prepared and served the fried rice, we assumed it was part of the meal since we ordered the Emperor's 6 course meal. This was an additional cost of $15+. Has we been given the option, we wouldn't have taken it. If you wish to contact me, my phone number is (626) 394-8804.

Please note there is no complaint against the check(Henry). He did a wonderful job.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 8 hours ago

Dear WalterG 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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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The time it was pretty fast to get sitting and to get served

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 7 hours ago

Dear Guest thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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VictorD
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Samantha our waiter was very attentive. Would definitely come back.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 7 hours ago

Dear VictorD Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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RachelR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Please ask for Dustin!!! Ive been to Benihana plenty of times and watched the same show . Dustin’s show is different from the rest will have you laughing all through dinner. Thanks Dustin for a great experience ❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Christian as our chef he was amazing! He was super entertaining. We will definitely go back and request him! He is the best one yet! Good was great and was so fun! We had first timers and they can’t wait to go back!

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded a day ago

Dear Guest Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservation of 8 was at 1:00pm. Sunday Oct. 17. Upon check in, the hostess mentioned that the lunch menu was only available Monday - Friday. Confused,I asked her when did this change, and she said two weeks ago. I asked for a manager. Manager came out I told him it was very disappointing to find out only by check in
About the lunch special change. I told hi I use open table and at no point was this mentioned. His reply was things can change and any giving time. I also asked him why is this not posted in front of door or desk so customers are aware, he looked confused. I asked for his name and gave me his business card letting him know I would contact corporate office. I’ve worked in the restaurant business fore more than 20 years, and no courtesy or any minimal discount was offered for the inconvenience. Big fail on customer service. We dine quiet frequently at this location since it’s the closest. My overall experience was far from enjoyable after this encounter.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded a day ago

Dear Guest on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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BrianN
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and a great show! We went out for our anniversary and had an excellent time. Food was prepared perfectly, staff was very attentive, and no wait since we had a reservation.

Would recommend to anyone for special occasion or family night out.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded a day ago

Dear BrianN Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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KatherineC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was to salty and the cook took almost a hour to start and he put the fish dipping sauce mixed in with my noodles

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 3 days ago

Dear KatherineC 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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JoyceP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my family dinner celebrating a birthday. The staff was very attentive and helpful, food as always was great. I only disappointment was the family that shared the table with us. Not someone I would have picked, but the staff made up for any discomfort they provided.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded a day ago

Dear JoyceP Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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ShaneeB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service needs alot of improvement. We waited too long for everything. We ordered an appetizer and it took way too long to come out and when they brought it, it was cold. They also took too long to refill drinks. The cook was very sloppy and got food got all over the table. He didn't clean off the stove before he started cooking. The restaurant was not clean at all. They really need to undergo a health inspection. Overall, we were just disapppinted.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 3 days ago

Dear ShaneeB 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was my friends bday and we had a great group on our table

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Not sure if it’s lack of staffing, but we sat for almost an hour before the chef came. Also- so much drinking at our table, very uncomfortable.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and 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 so that we can further address this matter. 

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DannyG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Have lunch with my family and as always good food and service.......

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YvetteB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good, however I thought it could have little more flavor. The evening was very nice and we plan to come back!

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 2 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

I had not been here in years. Now I remember why, service not so good, ambiance non existent.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Guest 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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EricaG
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our chef, Christian, made it an amazing experience.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 2 days ago

Dear EricaG Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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AlejandraR
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Food was a little off this time services left rushed

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 2 days ago

Dear AlejandraR 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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AnthonyC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was good but our cook took almost an hour and half to start cooking.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Cool was awesome! Loved celebrating at Benis!

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JohnO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, the usual Benihana thing. I really didn't appreciate getting sprayed with cleaner by the guy setting up the table next to us. Aren't they supposed to spray it on the cloth rather than directly on the table where it can hit people and/or food? Menu said hot green tea came with our meal, but never saw it, nor was it offered. Also the check was way way, they charged us for half the other party's food, but they fixed it. Used my birthday discount but, with one drink and the $5.40 bumnp for the fried rice, it was still pretty pricey.

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Samuel
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Service was a little slow in the beginning. Their gimmick is old and over priced.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on October 13, 2021

Dear Samuel 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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slowstart
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

They were late opening, so we didn't sit until after 30 minutes after we booked. Maybe its just being short staffed bcz of Covid.

Staff was nice and helpful

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on October 13, 2021

Dear slowstart 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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vipCath
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Went for lunch we dine here constantly never had an issue with lunch prices it’s not about the price more about the amount of food dinner is to much for for a Sunday afternoon after sitting down and ordering our appetizers we were informed lunch is no longer available on Saturday or Sunday it should be posted on the menu or on the door where it tells lunch hours it just felt disnhonest to me manager did let us order lunch but wasn’t very nice about it very long wait for a chef they ate for sure under staffed and now over charging if they want to charge a higher price they need to consider bringing in some more staff so it’s doesn’t take 2 1/2 hours to eat and waiting 1/2 hour for your table when you have a reservation

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on October 11, 2021

Dear Cath 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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MarioG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The fried rice was uncooked. The meat was over cooked. The cook did only two tricks for the show. I take my family to dinner a couple of times thru the year. This was the first time I had bad experience.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on October 11, 2021

Dear MarioG 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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vipIrvineFamilh
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Our table ordered 10 chicken fried rice (2 people got a double order). The chef still used only 2 eggs and only enough vegetables and chicken meant for like 5 fried rice. So it was enough rice for 12 bowls but less than half the amount of chicken and vegetables and eggs.

After dinner was served and the chef left, we waited 30 minutes for our server to arrive to get our ice cream orders.

Normally it’s a 2 hour dinner at Benihana but the service was so slow, we were there for 2.5 hours which threw off the rest of our evening. The other people at our table were talking about leaving before the bill came because it seemed like the restaurant forgot about us.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on October 12, 2021

Dear IrvineFamilh On behalf of the Benihana team we look forward to serving you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday good service

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on October 12, 2021

Dear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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Giles
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The waiter sucked. The cook and everything else was great.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on October 12, 2021

Dear Giles thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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AmyH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Not worthy the money anymore. Our waitress would go missing for quite some time. Didn’t sing happy birthday to a few of the people at our table. Not a great experience.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on October 7, 2021

Dear AmyH 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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blaireg
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have eaten at Benihana multiple times but the service last night was outstanding. Our waitress, Joanna, was attentive and super sweet, and our chef, Dustin, was interactive and lots of fun! Very good service all-around!

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on October 7, 2021

Dear blaireg thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience is unique and the menu has a vast variety to satisfy any diner. The meal is prepared at your table with other parties joining at a large table. Seats 8 people I believe. The cook banters and makes humorous jokes as he cooks and is quite skilled at flipping those knives around and chopping! It is a popular place to celebrate any kind of special event and the staff will sing Happy Birthday to you also!
We have eaten here many times and unfortunately our home base Seattle restaurant closed a couple years ago so we now come and eat at Anaheim restaurant when we are in town on vacation to Disneyland. We love Benihana :)

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food had weird taste and steak was still raw. Service was horrid with drink refills taking 30 minutes and the entire table was irritated.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on October 5, 2021

Dear Guest 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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At first it was very quiet. We sat with a couple of ladies, it was one of their birthday. Our chef Luis was great! Cooked our meals PERFECTLY!! Our server was very nice. Very attentive & prompt. Thank you very much

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on October 8, 2021

Dear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Hostess was extremely rude. When we walked in, never greeted us, never said anything or told us anything, but just looked at me and said nothing. No urgency whatsoever in this restaurant. Came looking for a decent quick evening night out became a 3 hour fiasco. Came in at 6:15 left at 9. Holy cow. For some steak and scallop? Never again.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on October 5, 2021

Dear Disappointed 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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ryhno
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Once seated for lunch at 12:30 our server informed us that they currently did not have the lunch menu, We could only order from the lunch menu The only difference from each menu is the price! Same food , dinner cost is approximately $10 more and comes with a salad that we did not receive. Once seated we were served our soup , no salad or tea, an hour later our chef showed up to cook our food, an hour later !
Terrible service , we will never return to the Anaheim Benihana again. Also the manager was unapologetic and rude .
Corporate should look into this location as it is a disgrace to the Benihana name.
Avoid this location at all cost.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on October 6, 2021

Dear ryhno On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and 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 so that we can further address this matter. 

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WilliamZ
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Benihana many times, but this was definitely the best experience I’ve had so far. Our chef was by far the best that I’ve ever had

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ChrisI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations and were promptly seated when we arrived. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. Our chef Josh was amazing and kept the mood lively and fun. Will definitely be returning.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on September 30, 2021

Dear ChrisI thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was late so sushi bar and alcohol were close so we need to change our plates

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on October 4, 2021

Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and 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 so that we can further address this matter. 

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DukeH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Our server Sophie and chef Kevin were very nice. I always love coming back. Thank you!!

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on September 29, 2021

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

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You can order delivery directly from Benihana - Anaheim, CA using the Order Online button. Benihana - Anaheim, CA also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Benihana - Anaheim, CA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 774-4940.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA is rated 3.9 stars by 4004 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.benihana.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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