Benihana - Anaheim, CA

3.7
3965 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.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Distancing maintained in common areas
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time! Chef Christian was amazing! Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, would go to this location again.

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SherryF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The hostess who seated us was very nice and helpful. Our chef was entertaining and skilled.

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MarkO
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We have always enjoyed this Benihana, but we went 45 minutes early to enjoy a drink or two with a couple of appetizers before dinner at the bar area. We just got our drinks and were waiting on our appetizers when they wanted to seat us 30 minutes early. I told them to come back when it was or reservation time. Our drinks were Benihana punches which did not taste anything like they have for the last 20 years or so. Then they brought a appetizer which was not correct. we ordered one shrimp tempura and one vegetable tempura, they brought us one part shrimp and vegetable, the bar tender said she was sorry and brought another 1/2 and 1/2 appetizer which we had to take to the dinner table. We then ordered another drink each and there again they did not taste like they should. I ordered a tall VO7 to drink and another employee came back to the table to verify, I guess the bartender didn't know what it was. The I got the drink it was correct except it had a flat soda mixer. I ordered another later and it did not taste anything like it should, it tasted more a whiskey sour. Lucky the chef was good and entertaining and the food was good.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded a day ago

Dear MarkO 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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navy1974
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my husband's birthday and we didn't wait too long. Sat in a different location in the restaurant than we have in the past. Our server was nice and the chef was good. Surprised he didn't do much like the shrimp tricks. He did the onion volcano and some stuff with his spatula and fork. He did keep trying to give us the burnt shavings off the grill which got less and less funny starting with the second time. Almost everyone got rice catapulted at them which was different. Food tasted good as always at least.

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TonyD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bibi our chef was absolutely amazing. He made our entire night. The food was cooked to perfection along with a great sense of humor. We will ask for his table from here on out.

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robert
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

goyza were cold had to send them back. Cook was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience5

My balls was hot

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Responded a day ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience as always. Great food, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was great. Definitely an asset to your restaurant.

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Responded 5 hours ago

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

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DoreenS
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and so much fun!

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Responded 6 hours ago

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

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ScottC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a WONDERFUL time! Diana was our waitress and she was fantastic! So nice and made several trips to check on everyone. Dustin was a complete joy! We've been customers for over 25 years and he had the best sense of humor and was genuine and put on a show with tricks and entertainment while cooking that we've never seen before. Either had the other parties at our table. We even asked for him to come out after we ate before we left and gave him a tip besides the tip we left for Diana. Thank you so much for having such caring and fun employees.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great!

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Bianca
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

My reservation at 12:15pm and they sat me down until 12:55pm, and then the chef took little bit more than 45 just to come to the table. Such a bad service.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on September 17, 2021

Dear Bianca 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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vipMioF
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The chef was great, the server was attentive, some customers were friendly.
I finished the big steak dinner, I was a bday girl, so w their bday discount, saved $ too.

Overall always a great, fun place for bday (and more).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super great for the family great show! 10/10 I’m going to go again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Horrible experience. We had a reservation for 7:30 pm, we were seated quickly but the waiter was rude and extremely slow. We placed an order for a sushi roll as an appetizer when we placed our drink order and it took 45 minutes for the 1 roll to come out. The cook did not come out until 9:05 pm and he cannot cook because the grill was dirty the whole time. Total waste of time. My husband decided to leave because we could not wait another hour for our food to be ready. We made a complaint with the manager. Also, my Pepsi order never came out !!

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on September 14, 2021

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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SusanS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful birthday celebration. Bibi (our chef) was awesome as were the servers!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Benny

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on September 16, 2021

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

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Dennis
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Dinner at Benihana is usually a great time. My wife and I have been dining there for over 35 years. Averaging a visit once every other month. So I would call us casual experts at what to expect when dining there. On this trip the server was very nice, but absent. It didn’t seem like she had so many other tables to serve because they weren’t very busy. The chef was very nice, and personable, he put on a good show Adequate in his preparation of our dinners. Having said that I feel that he was cutting corners on food preparation. He opted to serve the shrimp appetizer whole as opposed to cutting them in half, all the food portions were cut too big to handle with just chopsticks. The grill may have been too hot because most everything seemed to be scorched more than cooked.
There is cause to be concerned about cross contamination. Other diners asked for more sauce, rather than ladle it out for them chef gave them the container and let them do it themselves. Chef was also handling the used cocktail glasses clearing them from table, then continuing to cook without a glove change. This is where having a present waitress would be nice. Chef also held a serving tray of raw food over my plate. I was concerned that juice from the uncooked food would fall on my plate. We ordered tuna sashimi appetizer, the presentation of it was terrible, the color was very off putting. Only two of the six pieces looked right, the others had a brownish tinge to them and looked as though they have been cut from the tuna steak with a plastic knife, they were not pleasing to the eye or the pallet. The soy sauce that was served was without flavor.
If this had been our first time at Benihana we might not return, but since we know what they are capable of doing will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience1

Went to this location because it’s the closest to us. Regretted it as soon as we walked in. The staff was ok. Chefs are really nice but they seem short staffed so they were sweaty like dripping sweat. The decor is horrendous. The mojito I ordered tasted like pure lemonade . Only reason why I don’t give it 1 star is because our food was delicious. Forgot our chefs name but he had tattoos and probably in his 30s. Super friendly, made the kids laugh && made our food to perfection. If he was at a different location that’d be great! The main reason we won’t go back is because they have carpet ! And it stinks

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on September 16, 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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TakaoA
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Waitress was good and very patient. Manager wouldn't approve my BIRTHDAy coupon for my 83RD BIRThday

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on September 14, 2021

Dear TakaoA 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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Freedomlover
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Today's lunch was so much fun thanks to the luck of being seated with some great strangers. The service was slower than nearly all the many other times I've been here but I was not unhappy about that. It was obvious to me that staffing was an issue but during these times we're living in, I get it and I didn't let it bother me. We had courteous service from a chef and server who rolled with the flow. It was the best lunch experience I've had in a very long time

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was mediocre at this location ,
No such thing as social distancing implied .
Inattentive server , and definitely inexperience chef never in my over 10+ years of going Benihana have I experienced such lack in flavor service and even drinks . The tables upon arrival smelled like they were wiped off by a dirty wet rag .
Very disappointed and waste of money never returning .

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TonyG
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my kids first time here, they had a blast. the service was outstanding and the food was good. We look forward to going agian.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on September 16, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

my friend and i used to come here atleast once a week a couple years back and everything was always 5stars. But lately, they switched management and it’s just not the same anymore. the wait times are TRASH. we reserved for 9:00PM and didn’t get seated until 9:45PM ON A WEDNESDAY NIGHT!! every employee who is ‘new’ here is absolutely horrible. theyre rude to you in the front and then rude in the back as well. Luckily we were blessed to have JOANNA as our waitress, she’s one of the waitresses who has stuck around since the beginning and honestly, hands down, she’s THE BEST! Super attentive, kind and always makes sure youre doing great! The fact of it is, if it wasn’t for the possibility we would get her as our waitress, we just dont feel the need to go back. Food is always great. Just be prepared to be at this location for a MINIMUM of 3 HOURS. We didnt leave last night until Midnight.

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TonyJacix
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our Hibachi Chef was good, but our waitress was AMAZING! She never made us feel like we were bothering her when we asked for something - very rare.

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RodneyB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Had reservations for 5 at 3:30 p.m. We were there at 3:10 and wasn't seated until after 4 p.m. Asked what was the point of making an appointment if they weren't keeping it, what a way to spend my bday dinner. Our server Ray was good though.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on September 13, 2021

Dear RodneyB 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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MaryJane
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I go to Benihana at least once every week, and the manager at this location was the worst I ever seen!!! Horrible service!! I had reservations at 10:00pm and got there at 10:02pm and said he gave our table to someone else because we were late. Every time I have been here they wait a 15 mins grace period for everybody. Would never go back here!

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on September 10, 2021

Dear MaryJane 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
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Came from Michigan. The staff was super sweet and so was the chef. He just kept leaving the table because he didn’t have the right food/order. So, it took a while for him to finish up dinner. All in all, the folks were nice and the people we sat with were cool. Just wish it was more organized.

Thanks!

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on September 10, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tons of fun, the chef played to the kids and birthday boys… so much fun!

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on September 15, 2021

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

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CheriO
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as always! Our chef, Cristian, was awesome!!

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LizR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We got seat fast and on time on my reservation,so we thought great , but we waited in our table for our chef almost an hr ..

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MonicaC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The wait for the table was a little longer than anticipated. About 20 minutes. Once we were seated everything went smoothly.

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DorothyM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

We made reservations on Labor Day for 11:45. Didn’t get a chef until 1:15 pm. Only had 2 chefs working that day. Thank goodness we ordered appetizers.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on September 10, 2021

Dear DorothyM 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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ShaunA
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Waited over an hour for a chef after my scheduled reservation.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on September 10, 2021

Dear ShaunA 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
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Service was fine, but waiting for our chef was EXTREMELY. SLOW. We made 6:30 reservations and didn’t see a chef until almost 8. We came in with 3 children under 6 at a decent time but the length of time we waited to see a chef was border line ridiculous.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on September 9, 2021

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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LisaP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

On this occasion, service was slow. They had a shortage of chefs. Reservation was at 1:45 pm but at 3 pm, we still had no chef at our table. Other tables experienced the same. They called in reinforcements but unfortunately we received a very inexperienced chef so our meal was not flavorful and the chicken was dry. This is the first time I have had this experience. Other visits were perfect.

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MarioL
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very long wait, even with reservations. Chef didn’t have a good show. The food was good however.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on September 14, 2021

Dear MarioL 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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RBerry
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

We had 4:30 reservations and were seated close to 5:00, we experienced further delay and waited an eternity for our chef (who was a nice and entertaining individual). Every table was experiencing the same delays. It was close to 7:00 before we left which threw off post-dinner reservations and plans.

Benihana - Anaheim, CA
Responded on September 9, 2021

Dear RBerry 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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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 3.7 stars by 3965 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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