Benihana - Newport Beach

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$30 and under
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Japanese
*WE WILL STILL BE OFFERING DELIVERY, CURBSIDE, AND TAKE OUT DURING THIS TIME*

Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! If you are a Chefs Tale member celebrating a birthday please remember that you MUST print your birthday certificate prior to celebrating at Benihana. 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. Benihana Newport Beach is located near John Wayne Airport, in the heart of Orange County’s thriving business center and near South Coast Plaza, the area’s premier shopping destination. The restaurant is only a 10-minute drive from the beautiful Newport Bay and Balboa Island, the site of the iconic Fun Zone amusement park

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MatthewB
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to this benihanas many times, always great service and good food.

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MarR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brooke was amazing! Thank you for being such a wonderful waitress!

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GrantL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food great service the Managers were ok front staff girls are RUDE AND MEAN besides that I will be back !!

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ChristianH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana did a great job adjusting to the new guidelines and my family was very happy to be eating out!

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DjSiestaSoul
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all the way around. Our server was the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be able to dine in once again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a phenomenal experience! Had The Best Chef Rogelio and Host Jordan! Thank you for making it the Best experience at Benihana.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always

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DwayneS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was day 2 of their opening after the lock down. Chef was happy to be back at work and performed well. Waiter followed all the protocols for the prevention of the virus spread. Overall, great job. My wife and I like a quieter room so we can hear others talk and with the protocols in place, only half the tables were in use. Again, just the way we like it.

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AndrewP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to this place and Tam is amazing!! Even during the quarantine, they have went above and beyond to make sure they still have the highest quality while keeping the customers safe. Highly recommend this place and definitely sign up for the chefs table.

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Retireat52
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything’s great. So glad they finally reopened . Portions are smaller but we understand why.

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vipGaryW
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Generally seafood should be served before the chef starts on the steak. Noodle left the seafood on the grill while he cooks the steak...hence he over cooked the seafood.

Most customers probably won't notice but I am long time Benihana patron and understand how the food supposed to be serve. Perhaps my expectations were too high.

The waitress was great. It was a good dinner overall.

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DennyK
Orange County
40 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great way to celebrate birthdays....

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OCJan
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noodles is always so entertaining! We ask for him each time we go.

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vipTastyFace
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Been going here for 3 generations now! LOVE Benihana for birthdays and boisterous celebrations, it's like a "5 year-old party" for grownups. Loud and barely in control. Old-school kitsch that never disappoints.

That said, the food has never wavered in quality or quantity. We love the Samurai Treat ( Filet and Large shrimp) and the seared Ahi dinners. Our 8-9 year old kiddos love the edamame, soup, chicken, noodles and fried rice "custom cooked" with or without veggies and finish off with rainbow sherbet. Yum.

Always wonderful, though usually a bit rushed, service so they can turn the tables, but you need to expect that here - it's a popular place!

Our server Rosa (?) and Chef Oscar/Racso were just delightful and didn't miss a beat in service or trying to top 9-year old boys with knock-knock jokes.

Thank you!!

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wineguy
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good as always. Service was prompt and good. The chef cooked our meals as requested, put on the usual grill-side show and was very personable. Looking forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love Benihana. Waitress was incredible. My only gripe is that they changed the Crispy Spicy tuna. It was our favorite thing to order and they make the same way as Ra Sushi does now and it’s just terrible compared to the old recipe.

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KarenR
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Thank you very much and God-bless you all. Have sensational Saturday.

Benihana - Newport Beach
Responded on March 20, 2020

Karen, On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We will be sure to share it with our team.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef was very original and entertaining. Restaurant seemed louder than I remember. Food was excellent.

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Castles
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, fun place for a family to celebrate a birthday! We love benihana!

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RobertO
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a great job with our large group and everyone had a wonderful time.

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LynnaA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Benihana's 5 to 6 times a year. Sometime it's better than others.. We had Gus for our cook, he was the best we've ever had

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review