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Benihana - Newport Beach

4.3
1509 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fun
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! If you are a Chef's 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
LUNCH:
Monday - Sunday: 11:00 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 - 10:00 pm

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Phone number
(949) 955-0822
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Call today to reserve our private dining room.
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Private party contact
Ask for Manager: (949) 955-0822
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
McArthur Blvd
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Parking details
We also offer complimentary Valet parking.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Happy Mother's Day. Don't just give a gift. Give an experience like any other.
For a limited time, when you purchase $50 in
Benihana Gift Cards, you’ll receive a $10 Benihana Promotional Card. Offer available 4/10/18 - 5/13/18 Promotional Cards valid 5/14/18 - 6/17/18.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1509 People Are Saying
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4.2
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 13 hours ago

Jeff who was our server was awesome! So engaging and recommended dishes to try. Wonderful service! Chef was great.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Roberto is a top notch chef always terrific.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Love coming to Benihana. Food is always cooked to perfection and to your specifications. I've never had a problem with my meal at Benihna.

We'll be back soon. Literally. This friday 4/27 at 7pm!

See you guys soon.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great Chef
Great Waiter
Everything was perfect

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Took over an hour to get a chef to cook our food, my tables meal’s should’ve been discounted

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

90 minutes after our reservation, we were still sitting at our table waiting for our chef.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a reservation at 12:30 and we did not have the cook arrive until 1:30! An hour later!!! We only have an hour for lunch so when the food finally was cooked we had to take it with us and not enjoy the food or the ambience as we were so rushed. The waitress kept apologizing bringing Edamame so by the time the food came we weren't even hungry. This is the second time this has happened. The first time I thought it was a one off but now that its twice in a row we will not be going back. We should be told that once you sit there is an hour wait for a cook.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Not exactly worth the money, for I have been here many times, and no more exciting and chefs are quite inconsistent, being run of luck. Some chefs are much better than the others.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The best part of Benihana is that you know what you are getting. All the sushi, seafood and meats are of the highest quality. The vegetables are fresh and several bags are large! The chefs are Very accommodating for any food issues you might have. Cocktails and beer are great with a huge variety. We have been to a lot is sushi pecs nd Benihana has very fresh sushi! The birthday club is a great promo $30 off your dinner birthday and free dessert!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Always a fun time! Love the food and service is always good!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

I love this place. Nice area and restaurant is nice. That’s big for me.

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Everything was great, our server was really nice. The only thing was it was my niece’s birthday and we let him know and all these tables around us got a picture and the happy birthday thing and we were overlooked. Would still go back though, maybe they were just busy

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

My daughter and I was there for lunch for her birthday, we had a wonderful time, food was great, company at our table was awesome. Can't wait to come again.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

My only complaint is with open table. There have no option to identify children and there age. It can make a difference

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Overall was a decent experience . We were seated late which didnt make sense since all of the party had been at the restaurant for awhile. Found out later they were down a chef so things were delayed. Food was great though . The chef did well under the pressure. We will be back because we have had better experiences here. We will chalk this one up to an unfortunate night being short staffed.

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

we waited over an hour for our cook to come to our table Once he was there he did not perform the usual tricks they do to help you enjoy your time and $ you are spending. He did a couple but they were totally rushed and not enjoyable at all. Our waiter, James, was great but would disappear for long periods of time. He had way too many tables to attend to. I visit Benihana at least 7-8 times a year (usually more) and the services just seems to not be up to par for the amount of money we are spending. We were there for my sons 5th birthday because he loves the show and tricks and what a disappointment for him that they chose this night to have such poor service.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great place to celebrate a birthday. Very festive, delicious food and fun chef. The group photo at the end was the finishing touch!

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This was my worst Benihana experience to date. The service was terrible and the chef not only made multiple orders wrong, but didn’t give me the extra fried rice I ordered. For some reason I had to ask 3 people to get regular soy sauce. The entire experience was a disaster. Not sure why anaheim is the best Benihana, but it is. I would expect newport to be the best, but I have had problems there almost 50% of the time.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Benihana's has not changed in the 18 years since my last visit. . It was just what we wanted for the birthday. Nothing more.

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1.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Trying to celebrate a special occasion with my family. Left early and did not eat here. Server seemed to not want to bother with us probably because we had 5 young children. Brought out big glasses of drinks with cups for us to pour into our own cups at table instead of having it prepared already. Also our youngest wanted another kind of drink and server’sresponse was what do you want me to do about it. It was uncomfortable so we left. Ended up at melting pot and service there was a very different and nice experience.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Incredible chef and incredible food. A+

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

It was entertaining and the food was great!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Benihana is very consistent so we know that our special occasion will be memorable.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The restaurant was fun and interactive. We appreciated the entertainment value.
However, it wasn’t as clean as it should be. It was also quite warm and very noisy.

The food was HEAVILY salted and mounds of butter were used. That’s hard for anyone with high blood pressure and cholesterol issues.
The food presentation was poor.
The progression of the meal seemed off and I never ordered soup and salad but got them both.
None of the food was worth the bill of $130, which included only one alcoholic drink.
My husband and I and our grandson enjoyed ourselves but it has been 15 years since my previous visit and it will be another 15 years before I go back.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Service sucks. We felt rushed having to finish our meal. We had to remind them
For the ice cream and we were still eating and we were constantly asked if we wanted her food boxed already, food is great though and chef was good.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Everything was excellent. We had a great time, even with the other people who were sitting in the same table.
The only thing I would recommend is for the chicken to be cut in smaller pieces 🤗.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was good. Service was good, except wasn’t offered the ice cream or green tea that came with our meal and was paid for.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was an awesome experience and food was delicious!!! Will definitely come back!!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything was great except the family we got sat with looked like they had just gotten in a huge argument and it was so awkward. But I would still go again!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Amazing! Quick and hospitable service!

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We went for my daughters 23rd birthday. This is always her top pick for her birthday and as usual we enjoyed it very much. Our chef and wait staff were very friendly and efficient. Food was delicious as usual. Next time we will join the birthday club to receive a discount.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Simple night out to celebrate 68th birthday

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

This is one of my favorite places to eat when I am in the area.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We always enjoy Benihana ang go a number of times each year. This visit was on Easter. There was a limited menu and our cook didn’t come to our table until 45 minutes after we sat down.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

A family favorite! Where we go for all our special occasions. So much fun for all and great food.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Everything was great. We shared a table with another group that was rather difficult, but our staff was completely unphased😂☺️

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our chef, Jose, was fantastic! He had a such a great sense of humor and was amazing with the kids in our party. He kept us laughing and entertained the entire time. Please let him know how appreciative we are of him. He truly was the entire experience! :)

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We took friends from Canada, London and Kentucky. They had not been to Benihana. We had a wonderful chef and nice server. The food was better at this Benihana then the one in Puente Hills.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great time and always a fun place to celebrate your childs birthday! :)

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Jeremy was the best cook we ever had. He was laid back and was easy to talk to. For the first time ever we had enough room to breathe. We are usually packed in like sardines and it’s awful. We enjoyed ourselves, the good, our server, and our cook. It was by far our best visit. Like 80% better than any other.

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