Benihana - Anaheim, CA

4.4
3540 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. 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.

Support Benihana - Anaheim, CA during COVID-19

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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3540 people are saying
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tommy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophie was the best !!! we'll be back and hopefully getting her to serve us again, she was exceptional !!!!

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ShannonL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

food was horrible. Service was horrible. Our bill was over a $150.00 not worth it.

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JuanT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Have appointment and was waiting with my wife like 20 minutes front of the entrance desk and we have to live because got tire stand waiting and no buddy contact us

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ScottA
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not the full experience, but they made it very comfortable for the times we are all in. It was great to be able to get the awesome food.

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vipDiamondEyes04
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

We were extremely excited about one of my favorite restaurants being open for outdoor dining. Our service was outstanding and I felt very appreciated! Unfortunately it felt as if the rice was pre-cooked and didn’t have the garlic taste that we are accustomed to from the grill. Also it would be nice to have some silk plants or some form of ambiance in the tent area but it was a great lunch.

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Mariap
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I think that if you can wait till the pandemic ends, it will be a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

The waiter was rude, questioning why I needed a straw and talking to us like we were dumb( we had some first timers) .

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EricaC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Servckd was excellent? My family and I enjoyed our meal.

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RangitS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Did not realize it would be outdoor dining, food was cold and not to satisfactory. I would not go back for outdoor dining. Pricing was high for what we paid for.

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JimJ
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I spent a great deal of time reading your website and how the restaurant was taking. An extra step with the high powered air vents that circulate 39 time the air making it safe during COVID. I get the grandkids and hype up all the fun we were going to have watching them cook. I get there and the tent is in the parking lot and the guy looks at me like I’m crazy when I explain how disappointed we were.
We did have a nice dinner across the parking lot at the Mexican restaurant (indoors).

JD
JeffD
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

I would have liked to know that only outside seating was available. The point was to enjoy the show.. wasn’t quite the same and finding out when we showed up left us no time to change plans

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NoSpecialRequest
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Pretty much under a tent and the food experience wasn’t that great since they brought the food to us rather than cooking in front of us!

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Mmakiem
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I made a reservation because it seemed it was going to be indoor or at least someone cooking in front of you. The front desk recited my phone number then said she would text me when my table is ready. There was no one around and nobody waiting. Tons of tables open. Got there at my reservation time and she made me wait. No music so awkward. Atmosphere was very poor. Would not recommend to anyone during this panny

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TamaraB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I think Benihana has done a pretty good job following the guidelines during this pandemic. We come here every year to celebrate birthdays. We know that this is a pricy meal but you pay for the experience. Unfortunately, during this time they are not able to perform their normal cooking show. We were happy to support during this time and the servers did their best to give us the best service possible. The food was still really good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made us wait 30 minutes past our reservation to be seated and they have no heaters outside, and the hostess had no customer service , we ended up leaving and not even eating there

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HectorV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really great, I took my wife for valentines and I was please with the service and the food choice. Thank you I will definitely come back to this location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Super weak not the same won’t come back

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FranciscoL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was very good, the price it’s a little bit high but the food and the service was excellent.

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Mtlmtl
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant, good service, good food, good weather too

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Bruin
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was poor food came out cold sushi for appetizer took forever as was told sushi is backed up I think the to go orders were the reason should have more staff to prepare food and the prices were high especially when u don’t get that experience of the chef cooking in front of u also u need heaters in the tent and it wasn’t that busy not a good experience not sure if I’ll b back I paid $130 dollars for that bad experience so sad because ur restaurant was always good hope u look at this and make some changes good luck

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Customer service terrible. Waited over an hour for our food. Food was kinda cold. Originally brought me the wrong order. Waitress took a long time to refill my drinks. Multiple times asking for sauces.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love the sushi we purchased, shrimp crunchy roll. Service was excellent, they were always making sure were were okay and enjoying our meal. They also made sure if we needed anything else to make the meal better. Will come back to try some more food! Thanks for this great experience.

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MaggieK
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We went for an early Valentine’s Day dinner and the service was so horrible there was a man who just paid and left. I had asked my server for a refill and it took him 15 minutes to bring it out and by then i had choked and needed to drink from my boyfriends drink. But the food was good cold but good.

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AlanB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Normally I have an absolutely great experience at Benihana, as I have been there at least 200 times in the last 38 years, but the pandemic has tainted my favorite dining destination. I am so looking forward to getting back to a normal dining experience at Benihana. Benihana is not built for outdoor dining, but I know that it's going to get better.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I went to take my toddler out on a date. No where on any media platform said that the restaurant was closed, considering we had eaten there about a month ago.
I was allowed to make a reservation, however when I got there, they were closed with the doors locked.
I was pretty peeved considering my son was so excited I was taking him here.

Oh well

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Shaheen
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for lunch online for two people< was cerebrating a 50th BD of my friend & did get conformation by text
When we go there they said they are closed for Covid since Tuesday 17th Nov & I made the reservation on Wed 18th for Thursday 19
Why was I not informed It very embracing for me
Nothing like this I have experienced before

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vipBigeater
Orange County
147 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic and the service was a good as possibly due to the Covid virus and limited abilities.

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HeatherH
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Cancelled reservation + couldn’t even let patron know

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love2eat
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time at this location really enjoyed our chef!

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vipHotGrill
Orange County
47 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick lunch. Cook didn’t do all the tricks, but food was good.

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vipyogateacher
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Chef Braxton was the BEST YET!!! We will definitely go back!

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CalliLiaMore
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

My family and I will Never Dine at this Benihana's again!!! The only thing good was our Chef and the food. Service not even fair empty dish were left on table until my party and the other party had to say something about it. No refills were given or offer until we had to ask a different server to provide. When we ask our server what was going on we were told we weren't the only table he was attending. Yes we understand that but our food wasn't FREE and if we couldn't be attended then ask for help or get someone else!!!! We are very frequent at the Newport Beach Benihana unfortunately they were booked and that's the reason why we visited the Anaheim location for the first time and NEVER AGAIN....

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service !!

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Anabel
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over all experience was great! I think this was the best Benihana experience I've ever had. We got seated right at our reservation time, food was great! Service was great! Everyone was very friendly and helpful from the hostess to our waitress, to our cook!
Had a great dinner! (:

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Portions have decreased significantly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, chef was great. Safety precautions taken.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delayed birthday celebration . Food delicious- can’t go wrong with Benihana . What a treat!!

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LorraineC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe at our own table! Food drinks yummy as always 😍

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service.

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GloriaS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The only minor complaint I'd have is having a reservation and still be seated 25 minutes later. But Ray (server) and our chef were awesome!

FAQs

Benihana - Anaheim, CA does offer 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 4.4 stars by 3540 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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