Benihana - Anaheim, CA

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4092 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.

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 4092 people are saying
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SheilaC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Tiffany
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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tess
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience3

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

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 2 days ago

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 5 days ago
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 2 days ago

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 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience3

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

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded 2 days ago

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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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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 2 days ago

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 19 hours ago

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
1 review
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 2 days ago

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 20 hours ago

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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Stefanie
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
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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JenniferK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Overall it was a basic birthday celebration. I though the cook just did the basic where as I saw at other tables the cooks were a lot more entertaining and animated, flipping shrimp in peoples mouths, etc. definitely rushed to get us in and out. They didn’t even clear our dishes before they brought my husbands celebration dessert. Definitely a pet peeve of mine.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 22, 2021

Dear JenniferK 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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Blessie
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, nice people. Will probably come back again for another special occasion.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 22, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner it was fun fir your kids

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 19, 2021

Dear Guest Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!

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ElizabethE
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Really poor service timing. Late seating for our reservation, then at the table for 20 minutes without a server. Another 30 mins before our chef arrived. He - Dustin - was excellent and made it a good time. To top it off their photo system was down so we didn’t get a pic.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 18, 2021

Dear ElizabethE 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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SANDRAU
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Birthday Had a great time

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 18, 2021

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

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Foodie
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Service was bad. Server was rude. Manager was lacking in communication and terrible. Won’t go back to this location ever.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 16, 2021

Dear Foodie 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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SatisfiedGuest
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience5

We had an ok experience. we waited over an hour after we were seated to eat and our table wasn’t even set up. Staff was nice and kind but very unorganized.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 16, 2021

Dear SatisfiedGuest 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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SoniaC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I would not recommend this location to anyone. Even WITH a reservation we still had to wait over 30 min to be seated and another 20 min before tbe chef started preparing our meals. I’ve dined at this location before and have experienced very ling wait times in the past also. I will not be dining at this location anymore even though it is very close to home. I’d rather drive farther and be served at my reservation time than have to wait so long.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 16, 2021

Dear SoniaC 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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MiguelM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The staff service was the worst i ever had in my life, the only one that did great was William the chef. Theres were rude . Very disappointed took my wife thinking it was gonna be a great birthday surprise for her because what surprise was for me.😔😔😔

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 16, 2021

Dear MiguelM 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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CourtneyW
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I know staffing is hard everywhere because of Covid but they had what looked like only 3 chefs for the entire restaurant on a busy Friday night. Took 2 hours from our reservation time for the chef to even come out to begin cooking. If I didn’t have kids who were super excited we would have left. It was so bad they began offering additional servings of their onion soup if you wanted one, if you’ve ever been you know what I joke this is. But don’t worry they kept trying to pump everyone full of alcohol. Once the chef came out everything was fine but maybe a warning before being sat would have been nice.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 16, 2021

Dear CourtneyW 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
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Sat for hour half waiting to be served

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 16, 2021

Dear Guest To better assist you, please contact us via our website with additional details.

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Sat at our table for 90 minutes (with reservations) before chef tended to us. Not fun with a 4 year old who was celebrating her birthday.

I understand everyone is short staffed at the moment but this was unacceptable and they made zero effort to keep us comfortable or rectify it until the table complained. Then we received a modest credit off our bill. Better than nothing but we won’t be going back.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 16, 2021

Dear ChrisB 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 November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great but the only bad thing was we had reservations at 6pm but we didn’t get seated till 6:45pm.
Other than that everything else was good.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 17, 2021

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

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DianeW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a good experience, the waiter was stretched thin and did spend time to get our sauce bowls or napkins until we were done with our meals. The chef was excellent he was funny and spent a lot of time entertaining us with his skills and was very personable.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 17, 2021

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

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ReyD
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This was our first time visit at Anaheim. We usually go to Downey. Experience was not as good as Downey location

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 12, 2021

Dear ReyD 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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MarkS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We have been here several times before but tonight the waitress was just not there (and we have had her before) I would have had more to drink but she was not around. The whole place was kinda of off a little bit but the food was cooked perfect with a medium show. I think they were short handed or too many new people???

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 16, 2021

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

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SharonC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived 25 minutes early and we were seated within 10 minutes. The staff was friendly and professional. The food lived up to the Benihana experience!

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 12, 2021

Dear SharonC 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
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Birthday no ice cream ?? 2 at our table and nothin

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 23, 2021

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

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StickToTheSteaks
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Didn’t get what we paid for even after complaint to manager Amir so sent complaint feedback

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 11, 2021

Dear AileenS 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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vipFeliciaS
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT chef Henry! Best show I’ve ever seen and we’ve eaten at Benihana for YEARS in NY. Loved his ‘worm’ and pac man eating the chicken! Adorable. Also, accommodated out no extra salt or seeds. FANTASTIC!!!

Food was as good as always!

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 12, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and food at Benihana. The chef’s are amazing

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on November 12, 2021

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

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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 4092 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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