Benihana - Cupertino, CA

4.4
2798 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2798 people are saying
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PictureLover
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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IS05
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.

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

Wonderful time. Food was excellent.

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DannealM
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
13 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
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
10 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
1 review
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
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
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
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
4 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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KENJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have benihana open again! Went for my birthday and it did not disappoint! We had Mike he was awesome! I've been there 50 times over the years and he did so many new tricks I'd never seen! Highly recommend requesting Mike if going to Cupertino location

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday!!!

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ElizabethP
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I love Benihana's. Thank you so much for a great night last weekend.

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susanr
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Chef was very entertaining. Our family has a great experience at Benihana every time we dine there. Great service, great food!

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SusanaH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to do indoor dining for my birthday. Food was delicious!!!

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PerlaS
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. Great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our cook was awesome and engaging. Too bad I forgot to catch his name.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Reservation was at 8:15, we didn’t get seated until 8:25 that’s not bad. Everyone ordered by 8:45. The chef started cooking at 10:30pm. We left past 11 so over it and ruined our birthday experience.

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I didn't like waiting an hour to be seat and then order taken. The lady burnt the veggies for the rice.

I was so ready to leave

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

Our Chef Rony is our favorite and he is always very entertaining!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef was extremely friendly and super nice! He enjoys what he does and makes good jokes!

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JuliaS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Or chef Mike was great. He was funny and engaging. The food he made was delicious.

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vipdsodesign
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a nice birthday dinner. Everything was very nice and of course the restaurant was taking all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grandsons Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best tasting and friendliness restaurant I ever went to!!! I will be going her again once everything is at 100

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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 4.4 stars by 2798 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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