Benihana - Anaheim

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$30 and under
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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. 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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vipTravelingGuy
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun for the graduate

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MariaT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing! There was only the two of us at the table. It was quite romantic and quiet.

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EricC
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Sever Mellisa was absolutely terrible. First she missed my order. I ordered chicken Fried rice but chef diid not make my share. I told her then she said she forgot to add it because other party had double order. Then she told me she will make it again. She came back 10 mins later saying they can not make any more. She asked if I want something else, I said I will take spicy rolls. She never brought the rolls until I finished all my meals. Right before they brought the ice cream, the rolls came out. 45 min after I ordered). I told her I don’t want it anymore. Then She said there were a lot other orders so they couldn’t make it sooner. When she brought the check, she still charge me for the rolls. Absolutely terrible service.

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Yesi23
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the pandemic it was really easy to reserve seats for a birthday celebration. Upon arrival at the restaurant we felt very safe with the crew and how they handled the food. The food was very good and fresh. I could definitely see myself coming back, I had a good time.

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YolandaR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first time there and I loved it!!! Will definitely go at least 2 times a month! Food is so tasty and fresh. The cook is entertaining to see!

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LorraineW
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Been her for every birthday and has always been great but this one was the worst one ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience5

They were very late on our reservation but looks like they are still working out the bugs for a new dining experience. Food was great as always.

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Penelope
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Cook seemed and was not entertaining. Food was bland.

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JennyH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Felt very safe and sanitized. Everyone was pleasant. Great Chef(Benny)!

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RobN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience under the circumstances. Looking forward to going back soon

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TomH
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Reservation was for 3:30 we were not seated until 3:50 and the order for food was taken about 4:15. They did not start cooking until 5:10.

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Becky
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!

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AsianGuyWithBigNose
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.

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MarlynnB
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.

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AmyH
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!

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AmeliaL
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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Sar2319
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

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RobertC
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.

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William
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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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FrancescaA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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NatalieG
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.

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ckfdeczbupplumpi
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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vipOpenTable Diner
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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OpenTable Diner
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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OpenTable Diner
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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estefanyr
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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OpenTable Diner
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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EmmaN
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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dingchavez
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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DwayneH
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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AlmaS
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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PieterB
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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NicoleL
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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OpenTable Diner
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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OpenTable Diner
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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OpenTable Diner
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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Jazzy85
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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DennisE
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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OpenTable Diner
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...

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Benihana - Anaheim does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Benihana - Anaheim also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 774-4940.

Benihana - Anaheim is rated 4.2 stars by 3338 OpenTable diners.

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

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