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Sunday, May 13, 2018
They squeezed 9 people on 1 table. We were a party of 6 and they put 3 more people and we could barely move to eat and it was so uncomfortable.
We have eaten here many times and find it to be very consistent, our kids love it and always ask to go to dinner here. A bit expensive for some, but we consider it entertainment as well.
It was the worst experiences ever made reservation for 7 pm and never was seated it was 8:15 and had to walk out because everyone that came in was getting seated and we were not Acknowledg'd at all made are anniversary dinner the worst , there is no reason for a reservation if they don't go by that.
First time at Benihana, and I loved it !!
I will truly recommend it to my family and friends.
Amazing. Food was delicious. Cook was funny and talented.
Had a Great experience. Nice place for celebrating Birthday ✅
It is my children’s favorite place to go for their birthday! The chefs always put a great show!
Love to eat there. We never leave unhappy with the food. Great service!
Good for special occasions! Fried rice and ocean surf was to die for! Recommend to anyone was wants a delicious Japanese food.
Pro-tip: flip your rice bowl over on your plate to keep it nice and warm while you wait for the other food to be cooked.
Awesome place to have a small business dinner, very entertaining!
Great fun and our out of town guests truly enjoyed the experience.
The food was great and plenty of it. Our chef was very entertaining as well. But there were too many hibachi grills/tables all bunched together which made it hard to move around. And it was so crowded and noisy, you could hardly carry on a conversation.
Two of us in our party advised at two different times that there was no toilet paper in the women’s bathroom. The hostess seemed indifferent to the problem. And the bathroom was dirty. Dirt and dust fell from the overhead vent in the stall I was in. It was thick with dirt and dust. Told the hostess this, too.
I don’t feel I would go back to this particular Benihana because of the layout , it not being clean and absolutely no ambiance like other Benihana’s I have been in. Kudos, however, to our chef ...food he prepared was delicious.
Not worth the price. Food was ok. Kids were entertained.
Great fun place with great food and chefs who make it fun and delicious for all. We will definitely return when back at Expo West in 2019.
Everything was as expected. The cocktails were well done. Our reservation was called early and the chef was very skilled and entertaining. I highly recommend this location.
we were sat quick and service was great! I do recommend that you make a reservation. parking was also a plus.
Haven’t been to Benihana in about 10 years , very good food
Went for my birthday. Had a great time. Great service , amazing food. Overall had a blast.
Our reservation was at 8:15. Got seated around 9. Actaully started with the chefs cooking around 9:30-10. The chef was really nice maybe just tired and didn’t give a lot more energy than my first visit. It also took too long to cook. Overall, I was a bit disappointed taking my dad for his birthday and maybe I should’ve booked an earlier time for more entertainment.
Kapena the cook was so funny! And our server Patricia was awesome!!
service was slow
We had a 745 dinner reservation and didn't eat until 945! terrible service
There was a terrible smell of old trash at our table. We asked to move and were seated on the opposite side of the table, which the foul smell still reached us. At the end of our meal, I spoke to the manager, who was very young, about the issue. He froze up and only said sorry that the carpets had just been shampooed and that area was not quite dry. Then there was awkward silence at which point I walked away and joined my party. When I left, he was at the front desk. As he saw me coming, he looked away and down and completely ignored me when usually hosts at the desk thank us for our visit. Poor management. The level of quality has dropped.
Food was good - chef was not as accommodating as other chefs have been at other locations- vegetables premixed so they could not do them without onions
The food was excellent. The Chef was messier than other chefs Ive seen but the best food Ive ever had before. The filet mignon was like bitter in my mouth. So delicious. The waitress didnt come back enough about our drinks. I had to bother another waiter to ask for some water. The smoke was choking us.
Thank you to our chef Benny !!!! He did a great job and cook yummy!
I was my first time going to Benihana and the ambiance was great. Something that I did not like was the way food was distributed. With consideration that the chef has to attend to everyone in the table. He always distributed food from left to right so I was the last person on his right, which meant I got the last of everything. I did not appreciate being served last because as much as he tried the portion was usually less and usually overcooked. For example, the we got chicken friend rice, which was over cooked and almost burnt by the time it got to me. The quality of my steak was ok, but it was definitely overcooked and not medium.
Birthdays! We love Benihana for birthdays!!
We came in at 530. Started eating at 630! I don’t understand why there were two waitresses to take the order. One for dishes and one for drink. And it took each of them half an hour to serve you food and drinks. This inefficient service is unacceptable.
First of all, we were seated in a private room, with a long bench against wall. The cushion was too short, so I was sitting on only part of the cushion, & part of wooden bench. Very little room to eat comfortably. I ordered scallops, which were pricey, & they ended up being a bit dry & overcooked :( Best part of dinner was the onions :P. Sad... With too many other good restaurants in OC, I will not go back here again. Also, beware...my daughter ordered a cocktail. I tried one sip & tasted no alcohol, only pineapple juice. Please go spend your money on better food & drinks elsewhere.
Had a wonderful evening. Our chef, Kevin was awesome! Only negative was there was a table next to us that had 2 And 3 year olds that continuously screamed at a very high pitch and they left a mess you would not believe! But the staff cleaned it up after they left with a smile! not a place for small children in my opinion.
Took our 16 year old daughter here for her birthday.
She had an amazing night celebrating with family and friends. Our two chefs were very entertaining and the food was fabulous.
Seated at 2:45 P.M., 45 minutes after our 2:00 P.M., reservation time, we even arrived at 1:45 P.M., 15 minutes prior to our 2:00 P.M. reservation, then waited another 12 to 15 minutes after being seated before waitress came to take our drink and food order. Chef came after another 30 minutes to prepare meals. Chef obviously was having a bad day due to his attitude towards all guests seated at the grill. Chef the proceeded to cook meat with 2 vegan orders! The manager on duty "Lisa" was kind enough to discount our bill, but the damage had already been done!
Service and food was horrible. Waste of money and time. Soooooo slow
Our reservation was 5:45 and they make us wait 20 minutes for the table and we had to wait almost about an hour for our chef
Went to bar first as we got there early. Asked for a certain beer, which they didn't have so waiter suggested another beer that was horrible and nothing like that beer, but he never returned so couldn't ask for a different beer. Seated on time with reservation, then waited 1 hour exactly for chef. Chef did not talk to anyone at the table.
We made the reservation for the dinner at 4:30. But I had to wait for one hour. I was able to eat at 6:30 and finished at 7:30. I had to spend two and a half hours to have dinner with my family. It was very annoying to have to wait too long every time I came.
The food and ambience was okay but sometimes, the fry rice was too salty. Sometimes the dish or the bowl was dirty.
The female bartender couldn't have cared less about guests at her bar she was too busy texting and ignoring everyone. I left her an $8 tip on a $40 bill to help her see that possibly being aware and nice to her guests might be a good thing to do. The rest of the experience was very good and much better than our trips to Newport Beach Benihana. Our favorite locations for Benihana are still Ontario, CA and Honolulu Hawaii