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Benihana - Cupertino

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1730 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. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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(408) 253-1221
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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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Cross street
Wolfe Road & Vallco Parkway / Stevens Creek Blvd.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

What 1730 People Are Saying
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4.3
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3.8
service
3.9
ambience
3.7
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely love coming here!!! Birthdays or just because is always a good time had at Benihanas!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Love this place!!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Yolanda is an amazing and fun chef. No chef at Benihana has ever cooked my medium rare filet mignon so perfectly. I will request her from now on.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

This Benihana used to be very good but has steadily gone down hill for the last couple years. On this occasion food was average but the real issue was the service at our table. Server showed up about after 15 minutes of waiting and things just got worse from there, slow, slower and We just want to leave! We were there celebrating a birthday and he didn't even want to sing happy birthday so another young man got up from another table and got it started. I have been going to this Benihana for over 20 years and I have other teppanyaki choices close by that I will now use.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a reservation @1pm and arrived 10 mins early but still waited 40 mins to get in. What’s the point to have reservation?

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We celebrated my daughters 9th birthday with family everyone loved the whole experience thank you all

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was amazing 🤗.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Went there for my birthday and it was well spent at the place. The chef was Heli and he did a great job cooking and serving at my table. The only thing Heli should improve is be more comedic and show us more unexpected tricks as he's cooking our food. Another thing the restaurant should improve is having a better camera. The server used an older model digital camera which had the picture to be blurry on the right side. Should order an up to date camera with high quality to make a great souvenir. Other than that it was a great 25th birthday for me.

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1.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Seated late and then had to wait additional 30-45 minutes for service. Server seemed like he was running around like a chicken with his head cut off. Our chef was lackluster in his performance.

Sorry, just totally disappointed this visit.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

FOOD WAS GOOD AND THE CHEF WAS ENTERTAINING. SERVER WAS EXCELLENT AND WOULD RECOMEND TO OTHER PEOPLE.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

We come here at least 10-15 times a year. One of our fav spots.

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2.0Dined on May 16, 2018

If it wasn’t for my kids loving this place, I wouldn’t return.
We had 5pm reservations, the hostess spent more time on her phone then looking up at me when I asked her “if we’ll be taken to our table soon”.
Finally has someone take us to our table at at 5:30, service was ok. Cook was lame...normally our cook does trick and the kids love the entertainment, this was not the case.
Oh’well....

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Rigo our chef was fantastic. This was the second he cooked for us. He has a great sense of humor and is an outstanding chef. The whole family was so HAPPY and PLEASED.

Thank you for making our Mother’s Day and Birthday celebration extra special.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I had not been to Benihana since the 1980's! I really enjoyed the experience! Fantastic food and great value for the price. We were stuffed!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Chef and waitress were great! We still had to wait 45 min more after our reservation time without any apologies or explanations from hostesses.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Came here for Mother’s Day weekend. It was my parents first time here and glad to see they enjoyed every bit of it.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We took our 8yr old for his birthday and he loved the show; we had a great chef at the table and the food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

It was full of mesmerizing experiences and the chef was very ecstatic and had a very good sense of humor. :)

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

It were awesome I really love this restaurant Benihana is the best Japanese restaurant I try ever every family birthday or anniversary we go there

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Fun and great food!

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Food is always good and fresh. It’s fun to see the chefs cook in front of you. But, our chef on this day and time seemed a bit rushed. He pored teriyaki sauce by mistake on our beef and insisted that’s how it came. Sure.

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3.0Dined on May 8, 2018

I love Benihana, however the last two times we visited the location in Cupertino, I think they had a new cooking crew. The guys completed the dinner at different rates. And it just wasn't what I was expecting. This last time the server was very hard for us to hear, and apparently was getting things mixed up, although I've seen him in there before. Overall, still love Beni's, and hope to go back next week, but a bit disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

My server and chef were outstanding I hope if I go back those are the 2 I would like again

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Over all good service was slow but food-was great.

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2018

While as usual the food is outstanding, we had to wait a long time for our cook and so the dinner overall took a lot more time than usual outing at BeniHana.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great kid friendly place. Actually benihanas was the request from the bday girl🙈🙈🙈🎂🎂🎂🍡🍡🍡🍢🍢🍢

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I never got my drink my husband had to go to the bar to get my drink and no one at our table for any refills on drinks.

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Worst service ever!! Even the manager was unhelpful

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Still one of the best dinners ever I love this place for the price. Food. Fun and good peoples. So great.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great food, as always. Our cook was very pleasant. We enjoyed our friend's 82nd birthday luncheon very much.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Our Waiter and then Chef David were fabulous!

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2.0Dined on May 2, 2018

My experience was ok! I was there to celebrate my mother’s birthday. I felt the food was good, the prices where a bit high for what was served and it was slightly after lunch. I felt our server was very good, but the chef that made our food was ok, no extra he seemed to do just do his job and was done, nothing exciting.

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Hello.

Online Reservation was very easy and convenient. There was even a reminder email before the reserved date.

On 5.1.18 - Our server was AWESOME, her name was Rosemarie. Our Chef was FUNNY, his name was Heli.
Please let them both know that they were AMAZING.

The food was good, especially the shrimp with soy sauce. Chicken fried rice was the bomb!! Thanks, Heli!! Please improve the noodles - Yobasaka was the name (sorry if it's wrong).

Cocktails (non-alcohol) were too sweet, but tasted refreshing (Strawberry Passion and Mango smoothie)

My daughter's dragon roll sushi came with a clear plastic, like a saran wrap in between the sushis, so Rosemarie had to replace them (picture attached below) It took forever to get the new sushis, so my daughter had to ask for it to-go since we were all finished eating already.

Overall, our birthday celebrant was HAPPY and that's what counted that day.

We plan to go back to Benihana.

Thank you!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Was wonderful

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2.0Dined on May 1, 2018

It’s a good deal when you come here to celebrate your birthday. In the past, it’s always been crowded but this time the table was crowded even though the place wasn’t. We were the last 2 added to the table but they had already placed the first 2 on the far end, 3 in the middle and 1 on the near end. They added us to the near end. So there 3 of us shoved into one end. If the table was that crowded, why did they add us on? Other tables were under utilised and we could have been placed there. So that’s why I give them a POOR on the ambiance.

We and another party had to continually ask for tea several times before we received them. There 2 birthdays but we were never acknowledged and pictures were never offered although the adjoining tables had their celebrations. I give that a POOR for service. The chef was great but the support staff was poor.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Very great food! Loved watching the food be made. Sat with very nice people. Waiter and cheff were very nice and welcoming. Would go again. Smelt great inside. Took us early. Would reccomend

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2.0Dined on May 1, 2018

I come here a lot and have been very happy, but my last visit wasn't so good. The fried rice was very hard, dry and not so tasteful. I was with a table with 5 strangers, which is great, but a few of them didn't want garlic in the food and so some of the food was not so tasty. I spend a lot of money here and would like great food, not okay food. The chef wasn't that entertaining. I was the last to be served and my fried rice portion wasn't even a full bowl. The first person served had two bowls of fried rice and her bowls was spilling over with rice, while mine wasn't even a full bowl.

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Estuvo Regular solo que tardaron mucho en Sentarme y el Cheff no interactúava con las personas

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Food and service were awesome as usual

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Our reservation was for 1:30 pm. We did not get seated and order until after 2:30 pm. Very disappointing.

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