Benihana - Newport Beach
It was great!
Definitely coming back! I wanted to take my Man out to dinner for his birthday and this was perfect the wait even with reserving was only 5 minutes the food the energy the vibe was all perfect thanks y’all! ♥️
Had 8:15 reservations. Left at 8:55 after still not being seated. What’s the point if a reservation?
Perfect for kids and family friends to celebrate our sons birthday!
Great place for family and friends to meet for dinner.
I eat at this location approx 5 times a year. Last visit the food was too salty and the chef cooked with too much butter.
I called the next day and spoke to the manager. She was very kind and told me she would send me something in the mail. My reasoning for calling her was so she can correct this chef from over seasoning. We did not finish our meals because of the salt content.
We will be back.
Dining and entertainment at the same time. Be prepare to spend one and a half hour for teppan. Join their eclub to make good use of the $30 coupon. They will also give you a small ice cream sundae for your birthday.
Very good dining experience!
Vibrant and lively dinner. Plenty to see and watch. The food is incredible...from watching it made I. Front of me to filling up a Togo box with all the leftovers. I love it and this is my new favorite place
Our chef, Torre, was awesome!! He had us laughing the whole time.
Server was awesome. The chef was ok. Don't get me wrong he cooked the food great but was not as enthusiastic as the other chefs giving a show.
Food was excellent and the service was fantastic. A little loud, but that’s fine for this type of restaurant. All in all, surprising experience.
Love this place. Great food! Great entertainment! Great food again!
We take our 3 kids here at least once per month. One of our favorite restaurant experiences, very consistent always great food and service. Very busy, always plan ahead. Last minute does not work here. We like to go early.
Mother’s Day and we wanted something a little different. Food was good and we had a good time
Your restaurant has all the requirements to be great vibe.. entertainment hot food.. what else is there
We had a reservation at 7:30 for a birthday celebration and still had to wait 45 minutes to sit down. It was unfortunate
Service was so bad, the server ignored all time, never been attentive.
Roberto (chef) and Alex (server) did a great job. Luck of the draw our table was in a bit noise area. We enjoyed the meal despite the side conversation level.
The gentlemen that was cooking our food needs more training. It wasn’t well seasoned. That’s the only area he lacked on. The steak was not seasoned well, the shrimp were cut up which we didn’t ask for them that way and unseasoned. the rice had no flavor. We weren’t impressed at all. We came all the way from Fresno and decided to stop by due to the amazing reviews so we tried you but weren't impressed at all with the outcome. And the long waiting because he was very messy and all over the place.
They were very unorganized when we arrived. Then we had multiple servers serving us instead of just one and the cook. Then by the time the chef was done on the hibachi they were asking if we wanted to box our food and dropping the check. We felt very rushed and literally had three minutes to eat our food. Very unprofessional.
Had a reservation for 7:30pm and wasn't seated until 8:15pm. The hostess and host were rude and disrespectful, if it were me I would have apologized and let the party know that they were running behind schedule but we never heard anything from them.
The restaurant was dirty. The menus were dirty with food and debris on them. The tables were sticky and not clean. The food was good.
Chef Gaston was awesome! My well done steak was NOT beef jerky! It was soft and juicy with the garlic butter he placed on top! We’ll always request him in the future! Thank you chef Gaston!
For the second time we have had to wait 30 minutes for our table even with a reservation. We will not go back.
This will be my last time at Benihana. We were there for my son's 13th birthday. We made a reservation and waited 45 minutes. We had to wait in the lobby which was super crowded and right by the restrooms. The location is old and looks dingy inside and out. You come home spelling like fried food and onions. The food is OK, but soooo greasy. We had to remind our server of several things he forgot and tell at least 3 different people it was my son's birthday. All in all, I won't be back!
Great food! Quality is always consistent. Awesome service, everyone is always so nice and happy! One of my favorite places!
We were just here a month ago on a weekday and the food seemed to be better on the weekend. Rey was a super chef and everything was tasty. We liked that he used butter to cook the vegetables.
We had a great experience for a group of 4 kids and 2 adults. It was one of the kid's birthday. The service was absolutely outstanding. The chef and the servers were wonderful with the kids (and adults). All of us had a really great time.
Overall all went well except the desserts took a while to be served and had to remind a couple of servers about it. Thank you.
Great food and ambiance. Fun for any occasion. Free Birthday certificate is always a plus.
We had a great night. Sometimes the table mates can leave you feeling some kind of way. But not tonight. We shared the table with a beautiful family. We shared live and family stories.
And the food was good.
We were seated half an hour after our reservation. Chef was boring and barely spoke and wasn’t as entertaining as some of the other chefs. Waiter was very nice but new and forgot it was my son’s birthday and ended up singing last minute. Had to ask him twice for the complimentary mug. Instead of giving him a sundae, he gave him ice cream with whip cream on the side with a candle stuck in it.
The maitre d’/ manager came to our table as we were having a drink and appetizer and told us we needed to order immediately! He said he needed to turn the table and we needed to hurry up. We had been seated for five minutes. It was priceless. What a mood downer as we were there to celebrate my son’s 50 th birthday with an unlimited gold card!!
We have been to more than one Benihana and, I have to say, this was THE best overall. Our server James and our Chef Torre were a fantastic team. Warning, Torre has a bit of a dry sense of humor, but he cooked everything perfectly. James was totally on top of our drink refills and whatever else we needed. They were both very likeable and amazingly efficient. We are serious vegetable lovers and haven't been to a Benihana's in awhile. I have to say, my husband and I were a little disappointed with the small servings of veggies. We actually had to order more to satisfy our palettes. One little complaint, we want all the Chefs to know that a clean apron is definitely necessary for each new table. Did not like looking at the dirty apron.
Just as fun and yummy as ever!
Food is good, service is good, albeit our chef was a little curt. He seemed to be going through the motions.
Lunch date with my husband, the chef Jose C was amazing great customer service.
Great place for awesome food and entertainment.