Benihana - Cupertino, CA

4.5
2953 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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2953 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Yvette408
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food is not the same they downgraded put a salty substance on the shrimp and not good smaller plates not enough workers we had to keep on looking for a waitress bartender took way too long to give us her money back make the drink count the money back etc. Smaller proportions of food it does not taste the same this will be the last time you’re coming here

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CCFam
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great for our family's small celebration. Our table was one of two in a small section of the restaurant. The noise level was perfect for conversation between those sitting adjacent to one another, but not so great to speak to someone on the opposite end of the table. The chef was entertaining and engaging at the right level for our party and the food was delicious.

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Happier
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love eating at Benihana's....they really go out of their way to treat you with great service !

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LoriK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

It's way too expensive now to dine at Benihana. It's over $5.00 for a small bowl of rice and the plates are about $35.00-$40.00 and doesn't even include the rice! What?? And, then it's $10.00 for a glass of beer and $12.00-$15.00 for Saki. All of this for just an average restaurant/average food. Too expensive. Will dine elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my date’s first time here. We had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my sister in laws birthday and like always a wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we got there we loved the waitress she was so nice and the Chef who cooked for us was so funny and entertaining it was such a great experience with me and my family we would definitely come back.

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SteveF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our second visit to celebrate a birthday, positives were the service and the chefs. The service was incredible all night long, the food was delicious and satisfying. Negatives were the group at our table, whining kids and the overall noise dampened the fun for a bit. Overall it’s a great place and would go back.

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CraigL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because of the masks it took a while, but my daughter and I realized that the last time I was there was 4 years earlier and it was Mike that was our chef. He brought up lots of old memories and made us realize that we needed to do this more often. Mike made it all worth while and loved every minute of it.

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ravi
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

This is the worst restaurant I have ever been to, they don't care about customers and their requests, we arrived there right on reservation time and they got us seated after 10 minutes of our reservation time, to our surprise we got seated there with 4 other customers (no mention of shared table during reservation), so I requested if we can get seperate table because we don't eat beef and other customers are americans so I expected them to eat beef (this at the beginning), the response I got is we got to wait 1 more hour in spite of so many tables being free(our reservation time 9:30 PM), so we didn't have much choice so we sat there and started dining. As expected chef started using same utensils first for cooking beef and then started using same utensils for chicken (so we had choice other than saying no to eat), time is already 10:40 PM so we couldn't ask him to make again on different table, this is the whole reason why I requested for seperate table and they simply refused to do so.

Good thing in this whole experience is people with whom we dined, they are really nice people and one person paid bill for everyone on the table. Irony in this whole thing is they paid bill for food which we didn't eat, but really nice of him to pay for everyone on the table.

The whole point of me writing this review is honor customers requests and most of the Indians don't eat beef so make sure when someone asks for separate table please honor it, so other people in the table don't feel uncomfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The waiters were very friendly and the dishes were very good value! Great for parties or family trips!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great server was friendly and attentive, overall a very good dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my daughter was good as always

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Theresa
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our chef was a bit lack luster compared to other times I've been there. Not entertaining at all.

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Tahmina
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Happy birthday was not sang to my sister and my fried rice had eggs even though I said no eggs the cook didn’t understand English ..

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PaulH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Still a fun place to go. The food is decent. Not overly expensive for the entertainment. I recommend it for out of towners, birthdays, kids, etc. Not a good choice for foodies.

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LilianD
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late and called to move reservation- they accommodated us right away to the next hour- very professional

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ramV
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

They didn’t even provide all the items included in the 5/6 course meal.
Very poor service.

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JazzSc
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great dinner! Food was fresh and tasty. Service was great tonight.

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MrsWurfdog
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We hadn’t been in a few years. We celebrated my daughter me 15th birthday and Benihana did not disappoint! Food was great and Rony was awesome. Can’t wait to go back soon.

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RockyW
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Steak had gristle and not much flavor. Celebrating 50 yr wedding anniversary was not acknowledged

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RaymondC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Ordered 6 course meals for everyone, but Chef did not prepared mushroom. Also, meat and portion was smaller compare to other table.

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Kiran
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Went there to Celebrate a Birthday. Be prepared to wait an extra 30-40 mins past your reservation time. But nevertheless the food and dining experience was fabulous. Sad to see them let go the photo taking tradition

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Michael
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very consistent... great food, good service, the cooking entertainment is always fun, etc. An experience for sure... you’re paying for more than the food!

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vipMaxL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachel was great!The server was great and so was the cook

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ARod
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Awesome staff & super fun and talented chef.

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SteveF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting…Nice experience with the servers and chef. Food was delicious and filling.

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LanceL
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to bring all ages. Our 2 year old granddaughter loved the show

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SusanT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef was fantastic. Food and entertainment were great.

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WILLIAML
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a party of six and had a great time! The staff was nice and friendly!

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CalebP
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. The staff was nice and the food was superb!!!

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LindaL
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Table service was excellent once it started, but we had to wait for 30 minutes to be seated, and another 30 minutes for the service to start because the had forgotten that we were there. That said, when they realized their mistake, they were very apologetic and accommodating. Our server and theChef were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Chef speaking Spanish to guests that were seated with us and we felt out of place and didn’t enjoy so call entertainment… why people go Benihana. Food was ok but not worth paying for

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NancyM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What made our experience so outstanding was our cook: Brian. The waiter
who helped us was also outstanding and helped in many ways. He was always
there if we needed him. I regret that I don't recall his name.
We were at Benihana's on July 6th at noon. Perhaps you can find out who this
outstanding man was.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to come, we celebrated two birthdays and it was perfect.

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KatherineA
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a great experience at Benihana.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was our chef and did a great job. Perfect birthday dinner for my kids.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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Tahmina
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our server was nice and friendly she is very outgoing and made us feel comfortable.

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Foody
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very fun and exciting experience!! We will definitely return

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You can order delivery directly from Benihana - Cupertino, CA using the Order Online button. Benihana - Cupertino, CA also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Benihana - Cupertino, CA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 253-1221.

Benihana - Cupertino, CA is rated 4.5 stars by 2953 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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