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About Benihana - Encino

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.

16226 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91436
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

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

Cross Street:
Libbit Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 788-7121

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/encino-ca-en

Parking Details:
Valet parking rates vary by day and time.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Benihana - Encino Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (50)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Good for Groups (41)
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Fun (41)
Good for a Date (34)
Kid-friendly (31)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Casual (22)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Great for Lunch (17)
Happy Hour (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Comfort Food (7)
People Watching (7)
Romantic (7)
Authentic (6)
Healthy (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Spicy (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Business Meals (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Cozy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 20 hours ago

Server was very unprofessional and rude. Will not be going back to Encino location. Sergio (chef)was amazing.

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·Dined 2 days ago

I had a great group of people at my table. One couple, me and my date and three gentleman who were close buddies. We just laughed and had fun throughout the night.

As always, the chef put on a performance and the food was healthy and fresh!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Good times

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food I love it! I’ve been here a couple of times. Today’s visit was celebrating two birthdays and usually once being seated you order your drink and the chef should be there shortly but for some reason was taking longer than usual but that’s okay. The chef was great the meal was delicious when it was time to pay the waitress handed the check I was going to pay. The waitress seemed to back away but then leaned forward to tell me the recommended tip percentages are at the bottom I said okay (seemed kinda pushy) and she only took a couple of steps to the side just staring to see and make sure I was leaving a tip or seeing how much I would put? I’m not sure why she was standing there staring but it made me and my family very uncomfortable like she would judge us if we weren’t going to leave a very generous tip. Also when we were placing our orders she seemed annoyed when everyone was ordering she kept making these faces but I just ignored it until what happened with leaving a tip thing (it was my family’s first time dining here so they had questions on the menu and what not)...I will come here to dine again but I just hope I don’t get that waitress again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was great service great only thing is it's not recommended for high heels I slipped 2 times server told me everyone in heels slips the floor has no grip n is slippery.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

i really like this place a little expensive for lunch

Tags: Organic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Had a great time for my sons 9th birthday. Service was great, food and show great as well.
Only negative is for the space itself. Carpets dirty and worn throughout, walls beat up and the bathroom urinal was falling off the wall and trash piled up and all over the floor. The place is slammed busy so the money is there, time to give this space some serious tlc.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This is the 3rd time we had a dinner reservation at this restaurant and they made us wait at least 30 minutes for our table... The whole point of making a reservation is so we do not have to wait for our table. Waiting 5-10 minutes is ok, but not 30 minutes or more.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything was excellent

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The wait for the Chef took forever, just to find out how unsatisfactory the food was making it all show and no taste, but even then the "magic" of his show was not even worth watching. For the price paid it was just not worth it. We expected so much more even when I had told the manager. He claimed it was their best chef. I highly doubt. It was just insulting. I will never pay for this price with such quality.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Too noisy, dirty, waiting time is very long.
Food is good, chef is great, service is ok, not sure we'll go back for birthday party again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Dirty, loud and bad service
We will not be returning.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a reservation for 7:30, but weren't seated until 8. They sat 9 people at an 8 person table so it was cramped. The chef didn't show up until 9. We didn't get out of the restaurant until 10:15 for my daughter's birthday on a school night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We love Benihana!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Been coming here for decades. This time the filet mignon was not up to par, got what looked like scrap pieces.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food excellent but the interior needs some work. Carpet had pulls with small missing strips of fabric. Vent hoods in terrible shape. They need to put some money into the place.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Had an amazing late dinner with my boyfriend and the other individuals at the table made great company! Good times!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

The whole evening was a disaster. I'm not one to complain but this one pushed me to to the point of disbelieve. I though there were cameras on us from the show "What would you do?"
I'm still waiting on a call from the restaurant. Three parties at the table registered thier dissatisfaction to the manager after the meal. They need to know more about this chef and the quality of the food that was served. I was greatly saddened.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 30, 2017

After arriving we were seated proptly. Our drink orders were taken. But it seemed like an eternaty before the Chef arrived. when he finnaly started he was very entertaining and the food was good. The restaurant itself is in need of some upgrading. The were some torn chairs and the carpet was split in several areas.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was good but it took a long time for meal prep.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food and service, only problem we had was that it took about half an hour to get seated with a reservation.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Loud environment; food is great and so much of it; fun "show" with the cooking chef; Restaurant can use a facelift but is busier than ever!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

The chef was new he did not do any of the tricks and his food prep was not good

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very slow - was there about 2 1/2 hours with a reservation.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The cook was entertaining and I believe his name was Sergio. The food was delicious

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always awesome. I come here annually for my birthday and sometimes just for fun. The food is always delicious, the staff is outstanding and its always a great time.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We were seated early, even though we had a 7:30 reservation, which was great. Service was amazing, as usual. The teppan show was spectaular, again as usual. Thanks!

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great place for family birthday partying we go every b day ! Kids love it we love it , gotta have that fried rice ! Great service food is always hot and fresh !

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Service was very good and always fun. Food was good as it always is.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Would love to use birthday certificates on the weekend as well, not just for the week. It’s hard to get people together during the week.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Steak was way too dry

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We come strictly for the delicious food. We have to put up with the noisy atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We came here for my daughters birthday. For the most part everything went well except I really don't understand the reason behind making a reservation. Every time I have made a reservation at other restaurants as soon as you walk in the table is ready. In this case we waited almost an hour for a reserved table, and it seemed parties who did not have reservations were taken in first. That really annoyed us. Then the food, our chef was great but he cut the chicken and meat so tiny that by the time we ate it it was so hard. I visited you location in Vegas and the meat melt in your mouth not in your restaurant. the meat was tough. we had almost a 300 bill for 4 people so it was a bit of disappointment.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Brianna never disappoints. It is always a pleasure to eat there.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We had a decent time, with the exception of waiting a very long time to be sat even though we had reservations. And the host and hostess were exceptionally rude. We most likely will not return

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The chef was very unenthusiastic, took longer than usual, made an issue over a minor misunderstanding, and the people we were sat with were just pure negative energy. Definitely ruined what should have been a highlight for my birthday. First time at this location and never coming back. Santa Monica ONLY! And they put way too much wasabi or horseradish in the light sauce they give you for chicken or shrimp. Ruined my plate of food!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Always love the food at Benihana, although this time I think the starter veggies weren't cooked all the way, namely the onions. Overall though it was very good. Def will be back:)

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great expired Arturo was so funny he Was a delight very funny.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was great but it was overpriced. Service was just god awful. The waitress didn’t bring soy sauce WITH the sushi, so my sushi was sitting out on the table for a good 10 minutes before she finally found some soy sauce. Overcharged my drink by $4 (who know what else/how often they overcharge and take advantage of customers who don’t pay attention to their bill) and didn’t seem apologetic about it. Final bill came and change was $8.35. Only brought $8 back, granted it’s only $0.35 but still, you can’t just decide on a whim how much change to give back to a customer.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Is over price for what they do, I do a better show when I cook at a Koren BBq my self, if it was more affordable, we would visit more in the future, not just for especial ocassions. The fried rice was amazing, and that is the only thing that was memorable. Is time for a change.

Tags: Good for Groups
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