About Benihana - Newport Beach

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. 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. Happy Hour is available Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. with great cocktails and sushi, plus hot and cold appetizers starting at just $3.00.

4250 Birch Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

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

Cross Street:
McArthur Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 955-0822

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/newportbeach-ca-nbe

Parking Details:
We also offer complimentary Valet parking.

Private Party Facilities:
Call today to reserve our private dining room.

Private Party Contact:
Ask for Manager: (949) 955-0822

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 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.

Benihana - Newport Beach Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (70)
Special Occasion (66)
Good for Groups (61)
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Fun (51)
Kid-friendly (41)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Good for a Date (38)
Great for Lunch (30)
Casual (27)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Authentic (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Business Meals (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Healthy (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Romantic (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Hot Spot (7)
People Watching (7)
Great Beer (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Spicy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Cozy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent service

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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

Always good never had a bad meal . GO ABOUT 5 TIMES A YEAR.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 3 days ago

I love eating at Benihana and have only been at this location. The service was great, chef was entertaining and they tended to us very well. My only dissatisfaction is that we ordered the 6 course meals and we didn't get our hibachi shrimp that was supposed to come with it. I was just disappointed I didn't get the full amount of food for the price I paid. Besides that everything was a good experience. I just hope that doesn't happen again when I go again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Comfort Food
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

The food is outstanding, the ambiance not so much. The restaurant looks tired and in need of a remodel. The parking lot is too small for the restaurant size, but the food makes up for any negatives.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

We have been here many times and know what to expect! The best flavors and freshness!

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Authentic, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Spicy, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 6 days ago

They know what business is about. Outstanding customer service.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great food and experience

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Been a solid brand for many years Lived up to the expectation tonight. Great place to celebrate special occasions with the family.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Birthday dinner

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food and the service was also good, the restrooms was clean.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Healthy
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a birthday and the code did not print out on our printout and they would not accept the email copy on our phone of the code. Bad customer service! Food was way overcooked!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Place was really dirty egg shells and food on floor .Service was slow and incompetent, brought wrong drinks from different table and took forever. I ordered oceans dish scallops , shrimp and lobster $39. Lobster was under cooked and scallops had sand in them. 3 people check came to $200 plus tip!
Would never go here again!
Habschi steak house in Anaheim hills puts this place to shame! 1/2 the money

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Always great food! Nice to meet new people too! I’ve never had a bad meal or service here!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The experience never gets old.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Came with my Family, we had a lot of great things to celebrate. The food was excellent. Emperors Feast. Next time I'll get more shrimp on the side and some Vegetable Tempura... Love it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Have been here in years. Our Chief was fun and the food was good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Very fun birthday spot especially for out of town visitors.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Rushed experience. The Chef was amazing! But our server was terrible! Didn’t even offer us a fork! Forced us to use chopsticks just because we were Asian?!? On top of that one of our brown rice bowls had hair in it! No bag offered to go, no sauces to go. Just a horrible experience. Not going to go here anymore. During the middle of our meal he brought boxes before we even had 5 bites in...Wanted to kick us out every chance he got. Ice cream was pretty bad as well. Why offer a time available at 9:45 if you are going to treat your customers like this? Cut off at 6 or 7 if you are going to rush us like this. We had to constantly ask for items the server forgot...

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

As always, the food is amazing! Best place to go for dinner for our family and on date nights. It is a little loud, and not like most of the time- the service wasn't great this time. They were pretty busy and our waitress didn't fill our drinks or clear our plates as much as usual. Overall great food and our chef was amazing!

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 14, 2017

benihana is always delicious and fun. the chefs put on an entertaining and impressive show as they dice and cook. it's our birthday go-to.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

We enjoyed the food, dining experience. Great place for a celebration!

Tags: Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food was a bit off today. Overdone a bit and too much pepper and not enough of other seasonings (soy, garlic butter). Not awful but not the best we have had on numerous visits. Maybe next time.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good Experience. Place could use some newer remodeling.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We went for my husband's birthday with our kids and parents. Our server (Alex) and chef (Chris) were excellent. Very personable and lively. Made out experience very fun! Kids loved it and we enjoyed watching them experience Benihana for the first time. Food was excellent as well. I had Benihana Delight which is filet mignon and jumbo prawns and the filet was cooked perfectly. So flavorful. They were also very celebratory and gracious of my husband's special occasion. We had a great evening.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Been to many Benihana’s around North America. New York, Las Vegas...upbeat ambience, friendly, talkative diners, a true communal experience. It’s odd...this is our “home” Benihana and people just aren’t friendly! No one talks with their table mates. Maybe it’s because no one is a tourist, like at the two locations above, or in San Diego, Orlando.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We chose to dine here because our grandchildren were visiting from Portland Oregon and truly enjoy the food and experience every time. It was convenient to the John Wayne Airport and they were flying out after dinner. After three days at Disneyland, it turned out to be a fun send off experience!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Reservations were at 7:45. Got seated at 8:45pm Chefs subpar and nothing about it was worth the price. Disappointed.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great dinner options for a night out or for special occasions too...

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I had a $30 off ($30 off when you buy 1 regular meal) certificate for my Birthday.
I took my friend and used $30 certificate and split the overage. We each had "Treasure of the Sea" from Teppan Menu. It was excellent. We come here for our birthdays every year.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Reservations were made for 8pm. I didn't get seated until 8:30 because new hostess forgot to check me in. I spoke to manager and she gave us 2 free appetizers.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The ambiance was nice, I went to celebrate my birthday. The down side was that the server was not very attentive. We ordered a kids meal and they did not get the rice, when I asked about it the cook said it is only available if you request it. When on the menu it said the kids meal came with rice.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I always enjoy an evening at Benihana's even though it isn't the highest quality food in the world. Prices are fairly stiff for what you get. The ordinary steak dinner isn't super tender but isn't tough either. Most of the teppan we got this time was overdone - the chef just didn't do things very quickly and the food spent extra time on the grill. items on the online menu were conspicuously missing from the one we ordered from (e.g., Garden Vegetables). The wording on the birthday discount certificate was so complex (purchase one teppan get $30 additional items) that when I asked the server which items qualified as the first teppan item) he looked at me blankly and reinterpreted the deal to mean "order two teppan items get $30 off". So we both had teppan instead of one teppan and sushi as originally planned.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Double Birthday celebration was perfect!!! Both Birthday boys (83 & 18) and our party had a wonderful experience. Great food, great chef, great time.

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

We shared a table with another group, the cooked started serving their group first. By the time he came around our group we were limited to the amount of veggies . When we asked why we were served so little compared to the other group he stated it was only a certain amount per person. Ok? we all should be served the same amount right? He pretty much ignored us. We spoke to the manager and all they can do was give ya a free appetizer coupon for next Time. I won’t be coming here next time!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This restaurant usually gets a much higher score from me, but something happened this time. My reservation was at 12:15 pm. As I talked into the restaurant at 12:19 pm, I got an email notification of my reservation canceled by the restaurant. I asked the receptionist, who said I was too late for my reservation. She further explained that the restaurant cancels reservation when customers are late for more than 15 minutes, and I replied I was 4 minutes late, and I didn't understand why this was happening?? Then she asked me not to worry, and said they would get me a table as soon as possible, but then made us wait for 15 minutes before seating us, after all other walk in customers who came after us already got seated. I asked her if she was going to reinstate or honor my OpenTable reservation for the credit, she didn't seem to want to help and simply told me to contact OpenTable. Fortunately OpenTable gave me back my points after I emailed them of this incident.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Celebrated a couple of birthdays so we used the Chef's Table coupon. Great value and recommend everyone sign up. The chef wasn't as entertaining as others...seemed new? Also goofed a little on our order even though he followed procedure and verified everyone's order before starting. He was nice though. Server was great. We were seated quickly and got our drinks, appetizers and dessert in a timely fashion.

Tags: People Watching, Kid-friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Our chef was amazing and funny! Always kept us laughing! Our sever was great too although since it go busy we did get salads until late and our refills for drinks were along wait as well.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I'm been going here for over 20 years, my cook who was Derick was so noxious, loud, the saying insulting things but the other two couples at the table we're going along with him, everything out of his mouth was hey bro hey bro I think it's going to be the last time I will ever go if this is what it's come down to their servers aren't Benihana servers anymore. They're just training anybody that comes off the streets and to me it's losing its whole value because of it!
My 26 year old son was appalled about what was coming out of his mouth in front of me. We go there for a special night like a date night between the two of us we spent about $130 to have set such offensive Behavior.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Benihana always delivers for a fun, celebratory meal. The food is consistently good and there is plenty of choice on the menu. The restaurant is kid-friendly too. We had a baby and three year old in our party. There is a great kids menu and it is entertaining for them. We might just have to make this an annual birthday spot!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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