Benihana - Anaheim, CA

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4113 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.

Offers

  • Buy $50 in Gift Cards, get a $10 Promotional Card

    Dec 2 - Dec 31, 2021

    Sun - Thu 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Now through December 31st, purchase $50 in Gift Cards, receive a $10 Promotional Card. Purchase $200 in Gift Cards, receive $60 in Promotional Cards! Ask your server for details.

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 4113 people are saying
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Lina
Orange County
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Our server, Kevin, was great. Food cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Didn’t get seated until 20 minutes after our reservation, didn’t even see our chef until more than an hour had passed and they finally began cooking. Our waitress didn’t tell us anything about the delays either. We ordered a Benihana trio and didn’t receive our shrimp, as well. Overall bad experience this time.

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vipSteaklover
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious
Noise a bit too loud for me
Service was pretty good
Cook had a hard time hearing and communicating especially with the mask on.
Prices a little higher than I like

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GiselleC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

This experience was awful for us. We go to Benihana‘s all the time and we’ve never had an experience like this. The first problem was that they were out of many many items which impacted our experience. The service was also lacking so our needs were not met. We were celebrating my husband‘s birthday and I feel so bad for him.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 8 hours ago

Dear GiselleC 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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Luv4food
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Our waiter was not very attentive and she took a while to check on us. We ordered some drinks and it took a long time to get them. Also she seemed to have an attitude when we asked for anything.

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TomC
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

They seated us 45 past our reservation time and we were early to the restauraunt
Food was good and the chef was great

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We had a reservation at 5:15, they sat us down at 5:45, then we waited 15 minutes before someone greeted us. We then waited another 40 min for our chef to come out. He was sloppy, uniform was filthy and was missing items from our order. The waitress only came 2x to the table and lagged so much. We spent 3 hours there. Ridiculously long and horrible service. I will not be returning to this location.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded a day 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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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

What is the point of making reservations if you’re going to have to wait another 30 minutes after they’ve arrived? From start to finish, this meal took 2 hrs and 45 min from our reservation time. There was a 15-30 minute gap at every step of this meal. This is 100% a problem with the restaurant manager here. I was told the back kitchen was behind, but every employee there looked like they were scrambling. They all seemed like they were trying hard, but overwhelmed. Understaffing your team leads to poor customer experience. If you can’t handle the workload, it’s time to seat less tables. They’re not helping their business by overbooking. Instead, they’re just losing customers one family at a time. I might go back to a Benihana’s when I’m really desperate for mediocre hibachi, but it will be very unlikely that it is the Anaheim one.

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. 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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salv
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant just seems to run down compared to other locations. Since it was my kid’s birthday, we made the best of it.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded a day ago

Dear salv 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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SoCalDiner73
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We’ve gone to this location SEVERAL times and this was the worst experience EVER! First, our reservation was for 8:15, we were seated at 8:25, not too bad. However, we sat and waited 38 minutes for someone to take our order. I only know the exact time since the manager made it a point to tell me. I went to get a manager after sitting and waiting for over an hour for a chef to come to our table. Our server had to be the most forgetful server we’ve ever had. We’d ask him for something and he’d come back without it. We’d have to remind him again. The chef was amazingly entertaining at the expense of our overcooked fried rice and veggies. There were no mushrooms, the cook said it’s because they didn’t have any on the delivery truck that day. I can’t believe how wrong this experience went. However, we were there to celebrate our daughter’s 10th birthday and didn’t want to take away from that. After speaking to the manager, he gave us a $25 discount. This was after he argued with me that a server had come to our table in 38 minutes when I told him we had been waiting over an hour for a chef. I’m hoping this was just a bad night because they were busy.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 2 days ago

Dear SoCalDiner73 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
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience as always.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 3 hours ago

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

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EdnaJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Reservations were at 845 pm , the show was not a lively as we are used to.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded a day ago

Dear EdnaJ Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

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MinaG
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No green tea… no raspberry tea

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded a day ago

Dear MinaG 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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help
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I WAS HAPPY TO GO TO BENIHANA ANAHEIM CA/ I WAS SITTED AT THE BY THE WINDOW WHERE THERE WAS NO LIGHTS AT ALL/ I ASK THE MANAGERS AND EMPLOYEES TO TURN ON THE LIGHT/ THEY REFUSED TO TURN ON THE SIDE LIGHT BY THE WINDOW/ NO ONE CAME TO HELP / NO GOOD

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 2 days ago

Dear help 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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SzeQ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

We arrived at 7:50pm. We waited outside 25 min even we had reservation, then have to wait another 1 hr inside at our table. Then, the table next to us came 15 min later than us got served first. Not good to serve other table first when there was no children. We had two group of familes with 4 children. We didn't get out of the resturant till 10:40pm which was very late for our kids. I expected the wait should not be more than 30 min. If your chefs are short handed, don't book so many people. There are empty tables but not enough chefs.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 5 days ago

Dear SzeQ 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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vipRising86
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday here and it was great. The severs were on point and the chefs were on point. Everything was great - which is why we keep coming back to this location!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Friendly Staff & Environment

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Cindy
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great, except missed the free photo that we usually get.

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Mainey
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef David is exceptional. He cooks really good and clean.

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SheilaC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to this location! Great service and our chef was so entertaining and made our food delicious!

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded a day ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We waited about 45- 55 minutes before getting cooked for

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded a day 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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Tiffany
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Chef was great. It is an older place, a little run down and ventilation not great for this type of establishment. Food was delicious.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 5 days ago

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

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tess
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

I would only recommend it for someone with kids for the entertainment value. Food was fairly poor.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 29, 2021

Dear tess 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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MikeJ
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We waited a long time before we got soup and salad, then even longer before our chef arrived at the table. The food was great as usual but it is a little overpriced and given the much slower than usual service the value was not there for us this time.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 29, 2021

Dear MikeJ 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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ScottA
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

A bit busy, but as always food was great. Show was a plus.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 6 days ago

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

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

We had to wait 2 hours to get our food from the time of our reservation.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 29, 2021

Dear MichaelS 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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BillF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved it. Took awhile to get served once we were seated, but was an overall great experience.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on December 1, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We were seated 30 minutes after our reservation and no one took our order until an hour after our reservation time. The restaurant isn’t taking any precautions against covid. The food was under seasoned and extremely garlicky. This is probably the last time I’d go to benihana.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 29, 2021

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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Natasha
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This location has always been my favorite. The staff are friendly and we never have to wait a long time to be seated. It also has ample parking.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 30, 2021

Dear Natasha 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
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good but the wait for the chef was soooo long. We ended up being there like 2.5 hours from the moment we sat down until we left. they ran out of ice cream too but the food was definitely good and our chef was really good.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 29, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

It was a very slow experience. I have been there before and it was fast. Last night it was over 2 hours

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 23, 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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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall good. Took awhile after ordering for the chef to start (about 5-0 minutes).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

My reservation was for 1:45 they did not sit me until 2:20my waitress then took our order we did not see the chef until 3:45 we didn’t leave the restaurant until 4:30 my waitress was gone half the service nowhere to be found I am a regular at this location only time I’ve gone here until I did not get the correct value for what I paid I’m never one to complain and ask for a discount but just wanted to leave my piece of mind for this weekend’s service which wasn’t acceptable.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 23, 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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YvonneV
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We waited about 15 minutes in the bar area before our table was ready. Not once were we asked if we wanted anything to drink while we waited.
Once seated it was anoint an hour until we were served our salads.
Our reservation was for 1 pm and we were not finished until 4:15. I understand that a restaurant can run behind but that was. Ever explained to us.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 30, 2021

Dear YvonneV 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
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner with the fam

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

They have a chef that I’ve encountered twice and he is terrible. They really need to get rid of him, his food isn’t seasoned well, has no flavor and is just outright nasty. From what I was told they get complaints about his cooking all the time because he has worked there for years.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 22, 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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carriec
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The chef over seasoned all the food. Too much pepper on the fried rice and meat. Over salted the shrimp to the point that it was inedible and we he had to make it again. He blasted us out with steam from the grill and it wD awful!

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 22, 2021

Dear carriec 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 on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love binny hana’s 😘

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Responded a day ago

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

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Stefanie
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was good, as was the food. Always a great time at this location.

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Responded on November 22, 2021

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

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Gottaloveshrimp
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food3service1ambience1

Josh was our chef. He was nice, polite but when the other party stated during a previous visit to benihana, their food was bland and needed more salt, Josh added more salt to my meal as well. It was very hard to eat afterwards. I had the colossal shrimp, it definitely did not need additional salt. Our server only appeared once until I asked another employee to contact him for me. I love the Anaheim store, but this time was very disappointing.

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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 4113 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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