Benihana - Encino, CA

4.4
3035 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. Located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, Benihana Encino has been the site of numerous television and film productions including The Office, 40-Year-old Virgin and much more. It’s a local favorite of celebrities; one never knows whom they might encounter seated at the teppanyaki grill. The dramatic interior of the restaurant is an authentic Japanese farmhouse, dismantled and shipped from Japan, and reconstructed on-site.

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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3035 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so delicious, the filet mignon was so tender and flavorful.

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AnthonyB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was exciting to have Benihana back to normal. He food was amazing. The cook (Miguel) was amazing. The service was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Still had to wait 30 min even after we had reservations. Besides that the food was delicious and ambiance was great!

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Beth
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers and Chef was very nice and accommodating! Food tastes great! Will return for special occasions

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It seems that they are happy to see people dining in. They start is new and nicer

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OpenTable Diner
Philippines
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual. Friendly staff. Our chef, Arturo, was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Baja California
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Food was Amazing. Awesome service. Excellent Chief

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Hostess was friendly. Food was not as good as usual. My passion fruit drink had no passion.

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Reverend
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

You go to see the ceremony! The "chef" puts on a show as he prepares your food at your table. The food is good but the ambiance is outstanding. We go fr ceremonial occasions: birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

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nctatty
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent as all ways. A great way to spend mothers day !

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana‘s is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me llevaron a celebrar el Día de las Madres muy deliciosa comida la persona que nos cocinó muy agradable y buen sazón que tenia pedimos una combinación de filete mignon camarones langosta y pollo y todo estaba fresco y exquisito . El ambiente agradable.
Si lo recomiendo.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Great staff and a fun experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miguel was AWESOME!! He made us delicious food and had us smiling all night! Thank you Miguel!!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Too crowded considering we requested safer table arrangements prior.

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Mommsie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little bit pricey but food and staff are great!!!

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JaYWa
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Short wait time,
friendly staff and fun chefs. Always A+ food, service and
satisfaction.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for my 7 year old. She loved it!

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SueB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice to get back to in restaurant dining. Waitress wasn't the best at refilling hot tea.. much more interested in people that wanted drink and beers. I am allergic to milk products and could not eat my dessert for my birthday and she couldn't help me with any other option.. not interested. Chicken was tasty.. steak was dry and not much flavor.

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DavidH
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My brother & I visited the Encino Benihana'to celebrate his recent birthday. It had been awhile since we were able to celebrate in a restaurant. We were happy with our food, its prep & service.

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MJKF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in years!!!!!! Highly recommend!!

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IngridA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo excelente el servicio los empleados y el lugar perfecto para toda la familia y la comida excelente y deliciosa 😋

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DorothyD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fun crowd.
The waitress was amazing!

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vipCashL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was awful, the food was awful. Never going back. I’ll stick with the Santa Monica location. This Encino location needs to learn customer service and hire better chefs.
The girl who checks us in made us wait 30 minutes after our reservation time to be seated while the restaurant was not busy. The server was overcharging us. The rice was gummy and the salad was wilted and the food overall had no flavor. Just awful.

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GenesisO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. It was our first time going to Benihana. It was my mom birthday and our waiter snag for us. The chef was really sweet and funny. It was one of the best restaurants I ever been to.

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VictorG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

This Benihana does not have the ambiance of the Benihana in Vegas, which is the only other one I have been too. This Benihana is definitely family oriented and loud. Don't get me wrong I Love kids and have 4 of my own but I thought the loudest person in the room would be the Chef making dinner and giving us a show......not the case. There were kids at just about every table, some well behaved but the majority were restless and loud. It was just me and the wife and I was just looking forward to a night of adults. The service and the food definitely made up for it. Love that Fried rice......yummy!

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MaryC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu did not have prices for the happy hour!!!

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Leslie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience . Staff is friendly and efficient. Waitress keep checking on us. Our chef was very entertaining and talented. The food was awesome

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JasonC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

More of a gag experience than a culinary delight - though we never got the whole onion on fire thing....

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Hibachi was AMAZING.

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Hertenstein
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our family here to celebrate our 8-year old's birthday. Everyone made him feel extremely important. Fantastic chef show that had us all "ooh" ing and "Ahhh" ing through the food preparation. The food was amazing tasting as expected! Bring money, but worth it.

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Orca423
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef was Miguel. He was very nice and entertaining. Food was good as usual, with the indoor dining. There were only 2 other people at our table which made me comfortable. No one right next to me except my mom and husband. I was disappointed that their camera wasn’t working so we couldn’t get our normal picture with the Benihana frame.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe was amazing! Very friendly and welcoming. Food was great! His presentations was outstanding. We enjoyed every moment. We felt safe!

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linda
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. All CDC safety protocols adhered to.

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Navymom
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed being back but with a limited number of people at the table, it felt rushed to finish our dinner. Having 4 people rather than the 8 makes a big difference on the energy at the table along with the rest of the room.

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vipDIris
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

pre-covid my kids loved celebrating their birthday at Benihana... so, when they re-opened to limited seating I jumped at the opportunity for them to enjoy it again. The staff made us feel welcome and because it was limited seating it felt safe and much quieter. The food continues to be delicious and fun.

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JorgeD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food. Always a good time. Reservations only during pandemic

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JoelL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and Team! Always a fun time and every chef is amazing

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ScottB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding and the chef was very friendly and entertaining.

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KatC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love Benihana they never disappoint !

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Benihana - Encino, CA is rated 4.4 stars by 3035 OpenTable diners.

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

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