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Party Size
For 2
Date
Sat, 2/17
Time
8:30 PM
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Benihana - Carlsbad

4.1
1093 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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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. Located just off Interstate 5 at Poinsettia Lane and minutes from beautiful sun-drenched beaches, Benihana in Carlsbad offers four separate areas in which to enjoy a meal. Choose from the hibachi grill dining room, the comfortable cocktail lounge, the spacious sushi bar with a private alcove and seating for eight, or the outdoor patio for cocktails and appetizers.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
LUNCH:
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Phone number
(760) 929-8311
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Ask about Private Event Dining.

Book your next event in our private dining room. Perfect for private parties, corporate meetings, birthday celebrations. Subject to availability; please call for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Poinsettia
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Parking details
Free parking for Benihana guests
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1093 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
value
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipVvinny (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined a day ago

Our chef wasn’t exactly entertaining, but food was delicious.

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Jeff 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

food is amazing like always! Pricy but worth the experience.

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Actionmancali (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Manager was very accommodating for my birthday

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RyanY 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Everything was perfect! Me and my wife enjoyed our valentines date

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Good food, better service than before, or cook this time around is so much better.

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BMac619 (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Engagement celebration!! Great food great atmosphere!!

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KarlaS 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Me and my husband always come here to celebrate our birthday or anniversary and it never disappoints. The food is amazing and the chiefs are incredible.

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
1.0  Dined 3 days ago

Waitress was one of the worst I’ve ever seen. She made our evening very uncomfortable and everyone was unprepared. The hostess was even rude and didn’t acknowledge us. I prefer the other locations. This was very disappointing.

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NigelS 
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

I wish the check-in staff gave more communication on when and how me and my date would be seated. We made reservations at 7pm but did not get seated until 7:30pm.

I did not know that because my reservation was a party of two, we had to wait until a other couples arrived to fill a whole table/station. Definitely would have liked to be informed about that.

Our server and and chef were exceptional.

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Terrible (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined 7 days ago

Terrible slow service. This location has the worst service and this will be my last time going here. I had a reservation at 8:15 and was seated at 9:35. Can you imagine? The San Diego location is better and I should have known better as this one has been bad before.

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