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Benihana - Burlingame, CA, Burlingame, CA

Benihana - Burlingame, CA

4.3
4.3
4867 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Welcome to Benihana, 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 81 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (650) 342-5202
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Spice up your next gathering with Benihana catering! Our perfectly portioned hibachi entrees, sides, and sushi platters are guaranteed to wow your guests. Place your order at least 3 hours in advance and indulge in a full flavor experience. https://www.benihana.com/catering/
  • Neighborhood
    Burlingame
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Entertainment
    Our chefs will dazzle you with their culinary cooking magic that will amaze your eye as well as your appetite.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wine

What 4,867 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Peninsula

    Most Booked

4,867 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time!! Chef and service excellent ,

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mahir was an amazing chef. Very attentive and personable.

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  3. DulM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Fun experience for a group of young girls. It was their first time there.

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  4. Kathyp

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our visit! We love this location for birthdays - and the bay views, airplanes etc. 5 guests and everyone loved their experience! Service was efficient and friendly, photo at the end is a great bonus! (I had the hibachi scallops for the first time and they were really good - I wonder if you can ask to omit the butter, it would be fine without it)

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  5. ArthurG

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Update: they comped the meal after calling me We had 5:30 reservations (fam of 5) and we were not seated until 5:50. Despite mentioning I had a toddler and we’d need a booster seat both in the reservations notes and on the confirmation call, none were available until halfway through the meal. I ordered a hot sake and twice it was forgotten and I had to keep asking. We asked for a kids cup and the server brought us a plastic togo container for soup and said that’s all there was. But the biggest problem was with our chef, Lian. He was either brand new or needs more training. His hands were shaking the entire meal like he was nervous. He was making a giant mess as he cooked. He couldn’t do any tricks, even failing to make the onion volcano - it fell over multiple times. Simply tossed an egg from the spatula into his other hand. Not impressive. We were jealous of other tables getting better tricks from clearly more trained chefs. I ordered my fried rice spicy, and he realized after cooking he didn’t have any spicy sauce, so my rice sat overcooking while he left the table to chase some down. He gave my scallops to another diner by mistake. He didn’t re-cook them after I mentioned they were supposed to be for me, rather just took the scallops back from the other diner’s plate (mixed with other food) and gave them to me. He waaay overcooked my mother-in-laws tuna steak to the point she thought it was chicken and actually asked for her tuna steak at the end of meal like she didn’t get it. He let my toddler sit hungry instead of making the white noodles early and I had to ask him to please prepare them. At that point he had pretty much cooked everything else. And finally - I swear I always get the mushroom, zucchini, and onion either before or at least with the entree. Lian left them on the side of the grill and only served them after entree. I’d finished most my food before they were served. What a shame for a $300 meal.
    Benihana - Burlingame, CAResponded 2 days ago
    Dear ArthurG, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We're very sorry we failed to meet your expectations. We would appreciate another chance to earn your trust, please provide your contact information so we can follow up regarding this experience by visiting our "Contact Us" page on our website.

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  6. Sean

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Was what it was. Brought a friend for their first time.
    Benihana - Burlingame, CAResponded 2 days ago
    Dear Sean, thank you for leaving us a review. We appreciate your feedback and hope to make your next visit even better. Let us know if there is anything specific we can do to improve your experience next time. You may reach us by visiting our "Contact Us" page on our website.

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  7. SophisticatedShorty

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I was disappointed to see tye vents being cleaned while people were already seated. Please take care of this during off business hours. It did take something away from the dining experience.

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  8. Xxxx

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our chef, James, was amazing!! He was so fun and creative and really interacted with us. The server however was more focused on hurrying us up. We went for my daughter’s birthday (which I noted on Open table abs when we arrived) and zero effort was made to even put a candle in the dessert.

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  9. SelS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We came on July 4 and sat at table with James as our chef. He was personable and friendly The soup salad and hibachi rice was delicious as usual Husband had steak that was good. The salmon was cooked a little longer than I like. We will go back again

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came in 4:45 for our reservation at sand to the Happy Hour until our table was ready and a cocktail and the bar staff was very nice and the tropical cocktail great. We sat down for dinner at 5 a joined a couple with 2 kids and they were great company as we interaction conversation with them and the kids. Chef came and introduced himself and checked what we ordered and staring cooking and great interaction with the whole table and fun begin through the whole dinner. The food was very good but the fun was unbelievable. My fiancé and I are managers at other Restaurants in Half Moon Bay and will be back again.

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Benihana - Burlingame, CA is rated 4.3 stars by 4867 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 81 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Benihana - Burlingame, CA

1496 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Burlingame
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Our chefs will dazzle you with their culinary cooking magic that will amaze your eye as well as your appetite.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (650) 342-5202
  • Catering
    Spice up your next gathering with Benihana catering! Our perfectly portioned hibachi entrees, sides, and sushi platters are guaranteed to wow your guests. Place your order at least 3 hours in advance and indulge in a full flavor experience. https://www.benihana.com/catering/
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