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Benihana - Encino

4.2
1582 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Good for Birthdays
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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. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
LUNCH:
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Phone number
(818) 788-7121
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Libbit Avenue
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Parking details
Valet parking rates vary by day and time.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access
What 1582 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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4.0
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4.0
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3.9
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MatthewS 
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Benihana is still up and running for its price range through good reason. The quality of the food and the show the preparers make is great. It's a fantastic spot for a date or just some dinner with family.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We come all the time. I made reservation before valentine to avoid the wait. It was for my fiance bday. Took over a hour for hour cook to come out. We were seated before table next to us, there cook was out with in 20 mins. Brutal manager said our cook was in the bathroom...?

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I attempted to take my grandson on his birthday only to get there and they did not have our reservation. I took him back on a Tuesday at 5 and we weren’t seated for 15 minutes. It took 45 minutes to get through soup and salad. 2 hours to eat over priced food was ridiculous. And what “show”? We had a new chef who could barely cook. The rice came first and was cold by the time the enter was cooked. Honestly I couldn’t wait to get out of there. The only thing that was good was the waitress and I felt sorry for her because she had to share her tip with that chef. I will never go back to this restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our chef was fantastic! We had two little ones with us and he was very interactive with them.

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CynthiaC (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

There’s not point of booking because they will still sit you 40 mins after your reservation time. Chief was awesome but wait time was ridiculous, I saw the reciptionist seating other people before my reservation. They really need to get organized

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great experience for all!

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vipuclarms (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

As always great food and service. Our chef was exceptional.

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LatoyaE (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Mario was our cook and he was amazing!! We laughed the entire time and the food was so good. Thx Mario!!

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LorenaP (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The person taking the order did not speak very good English. Very hard to understand. Not friendly or pleasant. Sodas flat , they did not taste right even though she brought a few refills. Cook was very good n friendly with our table. He was funny got the table laughing n engaged in his tricks. Celebrated husband bday.

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DonaldA (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Love love this place. Every time we come we can't wait to get here and don't want to leave!

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