Benihana - Cupertino, CA

4.5
2832 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. Sitting high atop a hill in Vallco Fashion Mall, Benihana is the original teppanyaki steakhouse and still Cupertino’s most popular choice for succulent steaks, juicy chicken and savory seafood prepared to order on the hibachi grill. Benihana is open daily for lunch and dinner, featuring Happy Hour each Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2832 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MariaDLR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Food.. Will be happy to be back. Til Next time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great all around

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MartinR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service, clean and fallow the health procedures

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AnnaT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food as always was delicious. It is like you have your own private chef. You have fun get a show and eat amazing food.

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CarolA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a fun celebration for my mom's 87th birthday and she considered the lunch and the 'show' quite a treat. The food was very tasty and so were the sauces. Our chef was quite skilled and we got plenty of food - we needed to go boxes. The waiters even sang happy birthday to my mom and served her her choice of ice cream and candle. It was a fun celebration.
The only problem we had was finding the place since there's a lot of construction around their parking lot and my nav routed me to an entirely different place!

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Bets
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The server talked too fast couldn’t understand him and would get annoyed when we would ask him to repeat his question. Cook was really nice but didn’t t talk to us during his cooking meals. Wasn’t exciting as my other visits

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Cristy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Made reservations had to wait an extra 30 minutes.

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AnaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place for kid entertainment and great food!

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Mhernandez
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation waited for 20 plus minutes, and still wasn’t seated. The parties that arrived after us with no reservation got seated before me and they were even calling parties that weren’t there no more. Were told very rudely to wait outside while they allowed another party to wait inside. There is a dress policy and signs at the door but they allowed a group of kids in that were in shorts and sandals in. It was my first time going to this location and i will never be back.

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Brianna
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my family here after our son’s wedding. It was his wife’s first time. The chef put on a great show and kept us entertained and happy. Meat was cooked to perfection. Everyone left happy and satisfied.

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LizzieliZ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was very kind and accommodating. The server was the best one we’ve had to date. The manager made rounds and checked in with us. We were spaced out well. 4 people total per table on each end so we surely kept the 6ft distance. I would absolutely come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful, it was worth every penny. Food was delicious and cook was very fun to have.

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NainaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food, I requested birthday dinner but server came ask for ice cream but no celebration.

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JoseH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service from both chef and waitresses. The food tasted amazing and the show was great.

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PictureLover
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very glad to be able to dine in at Benihana's again. The service was great. Our waiter Luis and chef Roni were excellent. And the food was just as good as it was before the pandemic.

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PipeA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Es el restaurante preferido de mi hijo. La comida siempre es deliciosa.

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IS05
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to enjoy a birthday celebration back at Benihana’s! Food, service, and well everything was absolutely wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I’ve been coming here for many, many years. This time, it was pretty disappointing. Maybe things will get better when everything goes back to normal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing

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vipTimE
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time. Food was excellent.

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DannealM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place to bring family and friends to eat and enjoy

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Emily1
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the outdoor patio dining. Service was great.

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YeseniaA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They chef didn’t really display a show how we wanted for our friends first time going.

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AbS25
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. We had a group of 5 and had a table to ourself.

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DawnK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the ambience was superb! Always fantastic food and showmanship! My favorite place for birthday celebrations and date nights !

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CheriO
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and exciting experience. Food was great and the show was fun.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our reservation was at 12:30 but we got there around 12:40 after speaking with Myles that we would be late, he said that’s fine. When we got there, we waited an additional 30min. To be seated while we waited for the 1 o’clock reservation to show up so we can share a table? Very frustrating. I ordered the filet mignon with chicken but the filet mignon was not as great for the price. Our service was attentive & our chef was amazing, overall was a decent experience once we were seated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a nice time and the food was delicious!

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Phil
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our granddaughters loved the show and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

It was my daughters 5th birthday, we wanted to take her somewhere kid friendly. The server was okay but the chef himself was terrible. He didn’t even entertain us at all. Didn’t do any tricks or got our attention. Food was okay, overly price. Probably won’t come back anytime soon.

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Dave
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was great and so was our server Lay! But it took almost 1.5 hours from the time we seated until the time our chef came! Other people who came after us were served before us and we were just trying to get our food. Maybe it was a bad night for them which is understandable. Will try again but hopefully we get a better experience next time

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JohnV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was beyond superb, the host and cook was was professional and funny. I would take my family here again

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NatashaP
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

This has been my worst teppanyaki & Benihana experience.
I wanted to splurge and show my parents a good dinner & this didn’t live up to my expectations at all!

We got a chef that looked like he hated his job & didn’t do any tricks or attempt any conversation. It was really boring... disappointing.

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Jasmine
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The food was to salt and I never got my completed 6 serving was missing my green tea also I had to ask for my steam rice when it was already with the meal.

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KJMY
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It took forever to have the food started. Waited was very attentive

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Hapalove
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a reservation at 8:45, we were sat at 9. We waited till almost 9:40 to see our cook. Our waiter took 30 minutes to get our drinks. Our cook ended up being wonderful! He was nice and funny. I would give him 5 stars, our waiter gets 3, the wait to order 2, the food 4, price for food 4, drinks 2. The drinks are overpriced.
Overall, we come here only for special occasions but DO recommend for others to try if they have not.
Just be prepared for at least 2 hours from when you walk in, to when you leave.

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PatriciaH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent ambiance. Excellent food.

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JesseT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

The Chef was entertaining and accommodating. He cooked the filet minion and chicken to perfection ; the chicken fried rice and veggies as well.

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DEEPIKAN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It looked dirty. Floor was filthy. Needs to be updated

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Benihana - Cupertino, CA is rated 4.5 stars by 2832 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Cupertino, 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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