Benihana - Anaheim, CA

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4222 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. 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.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4222 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a ball and the waiter she was the best and gorgeous!

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lilianaa
Orange County
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fine, the entertainment was fun and the company perfect. This is a great place to go with family when you want to fill in those gaps of quietness.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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Moydap
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Made a reservation, was on time. Waited at table 1hr for cook to come out. Waiter offered to take appetizers order because it was going to take a long time for the cook. Ordered 2 appetizers only received 1 and both of ended up being on my bill. Had to get waitress to take it off and then another 10 mins for her to bring my true check. We were in the restaurant for 2 1/2 hours and starving!!! By the time we got our food we were the only table left and just decided to take our food home. Would’ve just ordered take out if we would’ve know it was gonna be a hassle and a late night.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 19 hours ago

Dear Moydap 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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BrianM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food5service5ambience1

We had reservation at 830pm , we weren’t seated or served until 920 or so , great servers poor management .

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 18 hours ago

Dear BrianM 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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ToddR
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was awesome !! William the chef and cole the waiter we excellent , their customers service skills made you feel like you were all one big happy family !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 2 days ago

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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DeannT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love Benihana’s! I took my one-year-old great niece there for the first time last Sunday and she thoroughly enjoyed it!

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 14 hours ago

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The hostess in the front was very rude. She had us repeat our name 3 times and said she would text us. Then she called me Oscar! Wow.

Then she led our party of 3 to a grille with only 2 chairs. I know counting to 3 is hard but isn’t it your job?
The she tries to squeeze in a chair where it wouldn’t fit so that one of us would only have half a table because there was no space and then she got upset that we said we would wait.

We asked to speak with a manager and her response was, are you a customer?? Wow, her incompetence left me flabbergasted. But then again, she couldn’t count 3 people or look to see the reservation has 3 people so our hopes we not high.

Terrible terrible service. No wonder it was nearly empty on a Sunday lunch hour.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 3 days 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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NicoleD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Short staffed on chefs, extremely slow waitress = 3.5 hour dinner. They comped our appetizer to try to make it up to us, but not the way we had envisioned spending our anniversary night.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 4 days ago

Dear NicoleD 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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MelissaR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun experience. We typically go to the one off Azusa.
This location so much more fun.
Our chef Aaron was amazing.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 17 hours ago

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

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ChristopherT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I've been here many times before and though it's nothing special, the experience was and food always fine. This time, while the food was fine, our wait time for the chef to show up at our table from the time we sat down was about an hour! Not the time to get a seat, we were already seated, had our soup, had our salad and then a long, long wait. They said that two of their chef called out sick. Ok, but why wouldn't they let us know so that we wouldn't be sitting there getting upset. They tried soften the blow by giving us free edamame, but my wife was getting really hangry. The tables around us didn't fare much better and also complained about not being informed of the delays. My reservation was for 6pm, the chef showed up at 7:15. Bad show, Beni!

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 4 days ago

Dear ChristopherT 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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DianeF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was so delicious and the service was wonderful we enjoyed our time their.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 3 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chief was christian and he was the best and funnest chief we have ever encountered. He cooked delicious and made our time worth wild. We will be requesting Christian next time we visit. This was the best trip to Benihanas we have ever had!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really bad waited 2 hours for our chef and rookie chef bad taste

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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DanaC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a funny and energetic chef! Will definitely be back and recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The only issue was it took 2 hours from sitting to ending long time

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juliee
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Our server was very good & was great about following up on our drinks. Chef William was excellent and did his best to make our dinner an enjoyable one. The low stars are for the wait time. We had an 8:30 reservation and arrived on time. We were made to wait a few minutes before being seated. There was a one hour wait from the time that we finished our soup & salad to the time that our chef arrived. We had seen him with another party a short time earlier. I know that a restaurant cannot control when employees miss work, but at least have the on-duty manager come out and check on the guests and perhaps offer to comp either a drink or maybe the appetizers. They most certainly can afford it. I've experienced other restaurants go out of their way on a much less of an error or issue

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 3 days ago

Dear juliee 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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cook was amazing. He keep the kids and the table excited the entire time.

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vipGreekgal54
Orange County
120 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my Birthday with my granddaughter... We enjoyed it very much!

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RachaelF
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Service was pretty slow. Reservations were at 1145 and did dit until 1215 and started eating around 1

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on January 19, 2022

Dear RachaelF 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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Shorty
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and friendly foods are great! Chef is fun to watch

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I came to celebrate my birthday with my boyfriend and son. The show was cool especially since I was the only one who’d been here for before. We were seated quick. Food is good, quality of the meat was great. Drinks were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had two birthday’s to celebrate. Our meal here was pleasant as always

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on January 20, 2022

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

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elmert
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at Benihana it was my daughters 1st and she loved it.

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MarsellaA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was great. I plan on going back

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SheilaD
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were celebrating a birthday. With a reservation the wait was 20 minutes for a table. The server was slow to greet our table. The chef was slow to come to our table. My daughter was disappointed because they did not sing happy birthday.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on January 18, 2022

Dear SheilaD 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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ColetteV
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Eating here was the most awful dining experience of my life. We waited nearly two hours to eat despite having a reservation. Staff service was terrible and unapologetic with regard to resolving the inexcusable delays. Food was trash for the outrageous pricing. Would never eat here again let alone recommend anyone to eat this pigeon food.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on January 18, 2022

Dear ColetteV 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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JeorjiiC
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always they delivered excellent food and service!

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on January 20, 2022

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

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ANALIZAB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and people. The service is awesome we enjoyed it very much!

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on January 19, 2022

Dear ANALIZAB We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall2food3service3ambience2

It took well over an hour to get any food. The server was apologetic and did their best. The food was ok. But the long wait combined with the fact the restaurant was dirty and beat up looking was a big negative

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on January 14, 2022

Dear Guest 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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TerryC
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef was entertaining and the food tasted very good

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on January 19, 2022

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

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FeliciaD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the moment we arrived our experience was better than Ontario and it kept getting better and better. Cheno was awesome.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on January 19, 2022

Dear FeliciaD We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We got to our reservation early and they had us sit at the bar. There was a bartender there that was helping another table. We sat there 15 min to just try to get a drink and no one even acknowledged us to say wait a few minutes and we can get your drink order. We then we’re seated and still hadn’t even been able to to get an order at the bar for drinks. The food and chefs was all good but walking in and not being able to place a drink order or even get help was weird .

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on January 13, 2022

Dear Chris 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 on January 11, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food, chef and server were very good! Aaron, our chef was so friendly and made sure my son had a wonderful experience! The hostess and manager didn’t seem to know what was going on with reservations or table seating. When we showed up promptly for our reservation the hostess said it would be a 20 minute wait because other people were ahead of us. Obviously I was confused because I made a reservation, but they said they were short staffed so the reservations were behind. Totally understand that lack of staff would cause issues with the ability to serve. We were also not the only family experiencing this issue. Another family that had a reservation had been waiting for a half hour by the time we got there. My suggestion would be to change the capacity of the reservation system so that you can accommodate guests more accurately and not cause multiple families with small children to have to wait outside when the children are clearly hungry.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on January 18, 2022

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

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LisaT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We come to Benihana several times a year. I realize circumstances for the whole restaurant business right now is difficult, most are short staffed and have had to raise prices. However, we had to wait over an hour after our reservation to order our food. Some of our favorites had changed, like the soup. Our chef Aaron was very inexperienced and did not cook anywhere near to the standard we are used to. Most of the food was burnt and not cooked properly. My son ordered scallops and there was literally black burnt chunks all over them. We didn’t complain at the time, but it definitely wasn’t one of our best experiences there. We will be back, but I think there needs to be better training before a chef is allowed to cook at the table.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on January 12, 2022

Dear LisaT 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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GloriaI
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our reservation wasn’t till 5:00pm.. didn’t sit down till 5:20.. sat in the bar area

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on January 18, 2022

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

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MariahL
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Food was horrible, seemed like it was our chefs first day and he said he’d been doing it for years. No flavor just butter and some salt.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on January 12, 2022

Dear MariahL 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food5service1ambience3

So for this experience with Benihana me and a cousin but a reservation through OpenTable and then went to start going to the restaurant we were at ran into a bit of traffic as soon as I realized that I was going to be five minutes late for my reservation and then called the restaurant immediately prior to my reservation time and just let them know that I was running late and that the map said I was going to be eight minutes late. The person answered the phone which was one of the managers was a man he answered the phone I let him know that I was gonna be late he said no problem I’ll go ahead and put that in the notes. That’s all that was told to me that’s it he didn’t say anything else because there is nothing else to be said. Upon arriving we actually ended up getting there literally seven minutes after our reservation. We then went to the reservation check-in and he told us to please have a step to the side and that somebody will be with us shortly we are soon to get seated because our restaurants have you know a time to where you don’t get your reservation canceled and I was never told over the phone like oh if you’re eight minutes late we can. So we start to say anything to say we didn’t say anything and then we started to see multiple people come in and they had later reservations for 45 another one said the reservation was 5 PM so we’re still sitting there cause we’re like OK our reservation was for 430 we got there at 4:38 like you know what’s the big difference I’m sure everybody wasn’t singing at the table yet. So I proceeded to ask the manager and the girl that was standing at the front and the girl looked up and they barely act like they wanted to respond to this I had to ask multiple times excuse me I saw other people you know coming in after us and we’re still standing here like now what’s going on for 4:50

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on January 13, 2022

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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DianeF
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service was not good, she disappeared a lot but I am sure they were short staffed. Food portions are smaller now, no Covid social distancing our table was filled 2 parties of 2 and 1 party of 4. At the end of the meal a lady from the other party of 2 announced her friend was not feeling well 😳. Christian our chef was great. Our family has been coming to this location for 24 years and we ordered during the Covid shut down and have decided that we need to find another Place to enjoy dinners.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on January 11, 2022

Dear DianeF 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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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 4 stars by 4222 OpenTable diners.

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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