Benihana - Cupertino

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$30 and under
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Japanese
***WE WILL STILL BE OFFERING DELIVERY, CURBSIDE, AND TAKE OUT DURING THIS TIME***

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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were the only ones at the table and would have been nice to have been seated with others like we have in the past or had that option at least. Otherwise it was a great dinner with good food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was my birthday

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Alex
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time spending a very happy birthday during lunch hour on a Saturday.

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PhilipA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was excellent. Pleasant atmosphere. Our party had a birthday. The staff came and sang happy birthday. Food was excellent. We left full and satisfied. Great experience.

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vipdsodesign
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were celebrating a birthday dinner and the chef was wonderful as usual. Food was great. Unfortunately our server was just starting out and struggled with taking orders and just slow in general. Hopefully he will get better.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef mike was awesome and great service as well. Delicious food

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VijayH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall great experience ...service, food & ambience!
Mike the GM is ever so pleasant & welcome you with a great smile & makes you feel at home !
Love dining at Benihana’s!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience, very entertaining and food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I normally go every year for my birthday and Valentine’s Day. Great service.

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Inekeb
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My family loves this place; the kids always request it for their birthday dinners. Our chef (Victor) was so funny and truly paid attention to our family who have dairy allergies. Our server forgot our 2nd round of drinks, but he apologized that he got caught up at another table. Also, it can be a little hard to get to the restaurant since the nearby mall was demolished. Otherwise, we had a great time!

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RyanW
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a great time! Great for family and friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

The waitress was not fluent in english and did not honor my son’s birthday certificate.

Benihana - Cupertino
Responded on March 12, 2020

On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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DebbieF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Staff at front desk not pleasant, our reservations we at 5 we were seated at 5:30. Jessica, the manager told our party we’d be seated next, 4 times.
Food and table service was excellent.

Benihana - Cupertino
Responded on March 12, 2020

Debbie, With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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GildaF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I reserved the table way in advance. We got a new chef, and her style was okay, but the food did not come out in a timely fashion and the meat was overcooked.

Benihana - Cupertino
Responded on March 10, 2020

Gilda, On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter.

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Coco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overly priced. We were not informed fried rice was $5 extra. It’s fun to do at least once. We paid about $50/head and for that price they should give at least ice cream .

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MarcN
London
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Our children love this place! The service in Cupertino Benihana has improved a lot over the past six months.

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RandyT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time and will be going back many more times.

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DorothyG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good and service was adequate but could have been better considering the restaurant was only hal full.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Cash only was difficulty but we made it work

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CupertinoDiner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our very new waitress was fantastic and the chef prepared our meal perfectly.

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MayanLvSushi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is a tradition my Always Bride Birthday favorite place

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TeresaR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Took daughter there for birthday.. our server was nice but very very slow and I think it might have been our chefs first day. He dropped his utensils at the beginning.. was SUPER SLOW.. didn’t say barely 2 words. Food was undercooked (shrimp) and filet was under-seasoned.. probably one of the worst visits to benihana and have been many many times.

Benihana - Cupertino
Responded on March 4, 2020

Teresa, on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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RichW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The chef was terrible. It was my son’s birthday and he did a lousy job. Definitely not up to par with some good chefs that knows how to entertain and create a happy atmosphere for the birthday boy. Certainly did not live up to Benihana standards.

Benihana - Cupertino
Responded on March 4, 2020

Rich, On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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SusanT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience1

The trays that the food comes on were not cleaned. The containers and the plates were dirty. They really need to practice clean food preparation. We sent back 3 plates out of 9 because they were dirty. It used to be considered a nice and friendly place to enjoy a meal and now it feels like Dennys.

Benihana - Cupertino
Responded on March 4, 2020

Susan, thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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Letty
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was delicious. It was the best show that I’ve seen so far. I was impress with Mike, the cook.

Benihana - Cupertino
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you Letty, for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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vipAngelaL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Staff was friendly & food was delicious. Our chef was entertaining but said “everybody” about 50 times. Lol.

I was expecting to be seated in the dining room, not at the hibachi table but we enjoyed it anyhow.

Benihana - Cupertino
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you Angela, for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

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JoanneS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great for our group of 17! We originally made 3 separate reservations using OpenTable and when we arrived, they were able to seat us "together" on 2 separate tables facing each other. Our chef was funny and quick - both of which we appreciated because we were starving!

Benihana - Cupertino
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you Joanne, for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday..fun dining experience

Benihana - Cupertino
Responded on March 17, 2020

We wish you a Happy Belated from the Benihana team! Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my family to celebrate my wife bday we been trying to come here for awhile and we finally Made it happen the place is great and the food is excellent I love it will be coming back here for more

Benihana - Cupertino
Responded on March 17, 2020

Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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IngridO
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is our "go-to" restaurant for birthday celebrations. The preparation is entertaining. The food is delicious and we always enjoy ourselves.

Benihana - Cupertino
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you Ingrid, for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion! Come back soon!

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Kayla
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

The experience has gone downhill. Many years ago, the chefs were amazing and entertaining. Not anymore. So sad and definitely not worth the money.

Benihana - Cupertino
Responded on March 4, 2020

Kayla, we apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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Prema
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We all really enjoyed.
Only drawback we felt was “less privacy especially non family members in the same round table.”
Really appreciate if you can assign the open table per family especially when they are 5 or more people in a group.
Thanks,
Susan.

Benihana - Cupertino
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you Prema, for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

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MelodyG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Th e food and chef were great but we came there to celebrate my daughters birthday and they didn’t even say anything to her

Benihana - Cupertino
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you Melody, for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

My husband and I ordered our filet to be cooked medium. He kind of rushed it and I was surprised when he put it on my plate because I could see it was still rare.

Benihana - Cupertino
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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MarciaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our experience and plan to return soon.

Benihana - Cupertino
Responded on March 17, 2020

Awesome Marcia! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good in our visit my whole party had a good time service was great and my table was ready in time

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vipDianeT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Went to celebrate 2 birthdays. Got seated but the other party wanted to move so we agreed. Waited over an hour for the chef to come cook our food. On another note our waiter was good and attentive. The manager came over and did apologize for the long wait and the broken chair and the grungy atmosphere but they are getting ready to tear down the place and move. Offered all of us free ice cream and 15% off our bill.

Benihana - Cupertino
Responded on February 27, 2020

Diane, On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

It was a birthday lunch, in spite of booking as birthday lunch nobody acknowledged. The reservation was at 2.30, we showed up 5mins in advance. But got seated 20 mins later and a waitress showed up after 20mins by then it was 3.10pm to take our order. By the time chef came to cook it was 3.30pm I went from hungry to Hangry.

It used to be so good before! Not sure what’s happened now. Such a bad experience for a birthday lunch.

Benihana - Cupertino
Responded on February 27, 2020

On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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JessS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was swift and sweet. Sashimi was fresh. Food was cooked to perfection.

Benihana - Cupertino
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you Jess, for sharing your feedback! Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Went in to celebrate both my wife and I’s birthday. Requested a certain chef (Mike) waited longer, which was fine, but it never happened? Chef was ok, but very limited in skills including the way the food was cooked. The chicken and steak both were over cooked, which obviously you are not going to have remade so you are messed over no matter what. Overall pretty much a let down

Benihana - Cupertino
Responded on February 27, 2020

On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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Benihana - Cupertino does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Benihana - Cupertino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 253-1221.

Benihana - Cupertino is rated 4.3 stars by 2729 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Cupertino does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.benihana.com/gift-cards/.

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