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About Benihana - Anaheim

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.

2100 E Ball Rd
Anaheim, CA 92806
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH:
Monday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
State College Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 774-4940

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/anaheim-ca-an

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Benihana - Anaheim Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

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Kid Friendly
Orange County
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Orange County
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Place is a bit small, reservations earlier than 8 are booked fairly early the same day, best to use OpenTable before they open same day.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Was told that our table was being "cleaned", up to 30 minutes after our reservation. How long does it take to clean a table ? Why even take reservations ?That being said -waitress was great, chef was funny & the kids had a good time. The food was o.k, but the front desk really needs to get their act together. If I'm going to spend $300 for dinner, I expect a dang table on time.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined 3 days ago

Worst experience at a Benihana restaurant. Our reservation was at 4:45 and we got there 20 minutes early. We weren't seated until almost 5 o'clock. Long story short come 5:45 (an hour after our reservation) the chef was still not cooking. I spoke with the manager and he told me it takes a process to dine there. I have been to many different Benihana locations and I have never had it take as long as it did to start eating. Then the chef doused my husbands chicken and steak in garlic butter when he spacifically asked for teriyaki sauce insead to both the chef and the server. All around horrible experience.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We had a party of 8 - heading to Ducks game - we had a lot of here 1st !!! 🏒

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·Dined 5 days ago

We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation and our reservation was running late 20 minutes. Then at the table it took a little more than an hour and 10 minutes for them to start cooking that has never happened in the past and we brought it to the manager's attention. We ordered tempura vegetables and we did request no mushrooms and they added mushrooms and the way they fixed it was they took the plate back made some vegetables and added it to the original platter so now you had mostly cold tempura vegetables . that was not acceptable we should have brought it to their attention but it was way too busy and we just said oh well... the server took a picture of the family and cut my grandson's body off. you mostly seen the background wall... not sure if I would come to this location anymore.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We had an 830 reservation, and was sat quickly. Unfortunately, that's where the service ended. It took over 10 minutes before they came to get a drink order. Once that was established, the server brought our drinks and each course in a relatively acceptable manner. The chef however, did not come to the table until over an hour after we were seated, 935. Once he started cooking, the chef seemed like he was rushing. He lacked flair and social skills, and it was a disappointing show. The server was very slow as well, and I had to flag her down if I needed anything. I frequent this location, however, the lack of service and care was the worst I have ever had. I will make the drive to Fullerton and eat at Chomp instead.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We had to wait forever for the table and then forever for the food. By the time the chef came my teenagers had been chewing on each other for 40 minutes. Celebration turned uncomfortable due to terrible service.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 16, 2018

I love Benihana but this time the service and the Chef were just great. The food was delicious. We really enjoyed our night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on January 16, 2018

After going to BenihAna Anaheim, I would not go back to that location. Once the chef arrived to our table, a customer at our table told him to just cook fast and not do any tricks and that’s exactly what he did. It was unfair that I go to BenihAna to watch a chef cook my food and do fun things, but my experience got dictated by one customer. With that being said, Noel cooked my chicken fried rice quickly and it tasted very bland along with the vegetables. I gave the service 3 stars because although the chef did not do a good job, the waitress provided excellent service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

No the best experience at this location. We drive from upland and only come to this one and another one because service has been great here but today 01-15-2018 this time was horrible. We went for lunch before an appointment gave ourselves a good 2.5 hours before the appointment time. We even made reservations ahead of time. We sat down and we never mind another party with us. But this time they sat a party of 12 and the nerve of the adults threw the kids with us. The host did not say anything which is wrong there should be a responsible adult with them. Come on these kids were like 6 and younger, at one point they move a toddler like age 1 in a high chair to our table. Theses people had issues. The cook was confused and kept asking us questions about the kids food and I kept saying they are not with us ask the parents. It got to the point where they had all the ifs and buts about the rice and items they order the cook had to restart twice. At this point I was annoyed and not at the kids more the parents. I'm not a nanny to baby sit your children while I'm trying to watch over mine. Benihana needs a policy that a responsible adult needs to sit next to any minor. They can't have kids tables.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Benihana has been a birthday tradition for our family. We love the show and fun atmosphere.
Maybe the Anaheim location has been overbooked with visiting tourist that they don’t expect to return. We started off with a sour faced hostess and a long wait in the bar. When seated, our waitress was pleasant, but there were long waits for drinks and service. Dishes were piling up. It was also unpleasant to be facing the adjacent grill where dishes were left stacked all evening after the diners left.
Fun group, but disappointing service.

Tags: Fun
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The Anaheim Benihana has the best service, the best food and the best chefs. They really care. The Newport Beach location has terrible service now. So we drive twice as far to go to the Anaheim Benihana.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

I take my family for celebrating my birthday but the service it’s terrible I never back again from the bartender server and manager my check number it’s 60177the server it’s cicey 1/13/2018 10:59 pm

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

The Teppan show is awsome, a great show. Have a huge variety of foods.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Was good i just wish we had a better table. It was very crowded

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

First time here for a friend's birthday and we all had a blast! Great food and show!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great family dinner experience as always!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything was great! From when we arrived, the host was amazing, the server was good and our chef was awesome! Great birthday celebration for my son!!

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Went for my son's 18th birthday. We had Chef Benny. He was super funny, energetic and very engaging. Was not comfortable about sitting at a table with four other strangers but Benny brought the group together with his jokes and interactive serving so the night was great. Would recommend to anyone looking for a little entertainment with their dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Everything was great; just a lot of young children running around unfortunately.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The chef was very entertaining and the waitress was very on the ball and nice. We had a really good time. Our food was delicious. The chef really knew how to cook and put on a good show while doing it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Benihana is a great place for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. It gets very loud in their from all tempanyaki chefs doing their "show" and guests talking. Our chef was late to the table but it was unexpectedly busy that night. The chef cooked our food perfectly especially the chateaubriand. The servers also need to mention that the chicken fried rice is extra. We would have ordered steamed rice if that were the case. She just mentioned it like we had the choice of one or the other. Otherwise, we had a nice experience.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The quality of the food is top notch. Our chef used a bit too much salt and garlic butter.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great food and service, as always. We loved our awesome chef Benny!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We've been coming to this location for years. Lately, we've seen changes for the worst. You have new employees who are very slow. We were waiting for our server a very long time. Other tables had better and quick service. We ordered sushi, was not given a tiny bowl for the wasabi or soy sauce. We were very disappointed!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

They made us wait 40 minutes even though we had a reservation. Also, they wanted to sit us next to people. I reserved a table for my hroup of 6 for a reason. Therefore, I left with my family to the restaurant across named El Torito and we had an amazing time there instead and the food was absolutely amazing and the best service.

Tags: Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The best Service from the time you walk in to the time you eat

Thank you so much

Tags: Tapas
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Arrived at 5:25 for our 5:30 reservation. 5:30 came and went and we had to wait an additional 45 minutes for our party of 3 to be seated. What was the purpose of the reservation? The food was decent enough once we finally got it

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2018

It went well but the wait was bad.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

I’ve been a fan of Benihana’s my whole life but this location was a disappointment.
Started with a busboy cleaning the table next to us and sweeping food from the floor onto my shoe. The chef didnt have a personality to make the cost of the experience worth it at all! Just was disappointed

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

First time there. Kids and I enjoyed it. Will go back again.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Out family loves Benihana, but this experience was not good at all. We had reservations and were told they were running 15 mins behind. It was more like 30 mins. Once were were finally seated the waitress took forever to get there and still waited another 20 mins for the cook. The cook was super nice and waitress too. Maybe they were understaffed that day? But I doubt we’ll go back.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

The cooks should have spicy sauces on their carts, need more room for handicap people

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

I had an excellent time with my sister to celebrate my birthday. My sister recommended your restaurant.

Tags: Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Service was great!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

This restaurant is usually good, but the cook we had that day was horrible. The food had no flavor. I don't even know the cooks name because he didn't have on a name tag. That's the only problem with coming at lunch they usually send out cooks that are practicing. So it's a hit or miss.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

My family and I had a great time the kids enjoyed it and Benny our chef was great. Thank you Benihana 😁

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Fun, Spicy, Healthy, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good experience

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a reservation 5:15PM, had to wait a little that was fine, but we were uncomfortable because they put to many seats at this grill. The other guests and my family were neglected for the 1st, 30 minutes at the table requiring us to leave our seats, go to the bar for drinks and water. They ran out of soup very early, the dining time was excessive and long due to the poor start. I was very disappointed that the manager did not apologize to the whole table and address this in some positive manner.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I would not go just for the food or for quiet conversation but if you are looking for a good time with a lot of guests Benihana's is the place to go.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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