Benihana - Ontario

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$30 and under
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Japanese
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 Ontario is located near the intersection of I-10 and the 215 freeway, five minutes from Ontario International Airport, the Ontario Convention Center and Citizen’s Bank entertainment arena. The restaurant was designed to mimic the azekura-style, reminiscent of a Japanese country storehouse. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more.
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come here often, always have a good time.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

11 bucks for long island ice tea u would think they would be a bit stronger ordered 3 of them and didnt even have a slight BUZZ $33 wasted

JO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a great experience! Our server Mia made it extra special that night, especially to my son who is celebrating his birthday. She is very gracious and bubbly that made our experience a very memorable one.

R
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I had been at a Benihana in Montreal, Canada for lunch on a business trip with colleagues years ago and had a positive experience there. So, my wife and I looked forward to taking our son and his wife to Benihana last Saturday. The service was fine, the food and drinks very good with all that came with the entree. However, a dining experience is not just consuming food and drink, but it is a social event as well in that you want to have a conversation with the members of one's party. The noise level was such that hearing what other family members were saying was difficult to hear and, therefore, made the experience less enjoyable than expected. The chef was successful in making it an entertaining event also and I complimented him on that as well.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was great until the waiter forgot to put in the order for our to go food. We waited fo 15 minutes to get his attention and when we finally did he said he forgot to put in the order and the picture he took was extremely dark. We go every year for my husbands birthday and look forward to that picture. That's was annoying.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was great. This is my second time there and I wasn't disappointed, first time for my husband and he enjoyed everything.

JS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Looks like everytime I go it gets more expensive, less food quantity and food quality is getting just okay now.

TC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our chef was awesome! Food was great. Our waitress seemed a little stressed and forgot somethings.

GH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The food was not all that good, esp for the cost. The cook couldhave been much better. I got sick later that evening, That was my wifes birthday dinner, sorry honey the meal sucked.

A
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 2ambience 1

I’ve been to Benihana quite a few times, this time around it was crowded, the server took forever to serve our food, the cook was super slow it took forever to cook our food, was very dissatisfied this time around

MA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Love my local Benihana. I was a bit disappointed in the food this time. The food wasn’t flavorful as usual. Cook didn’t use much garlic butter or salt. I hope my next visit makes up for it.

M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We love Benihana's food. It's always good. And the Chefs are always good. But the service at this location tends to be slow, (seated 15 minutes past reservation time, only one person handling front desk check-ins, phone, seatings, so not a lot of "glad you are here " vibe, rarely see the server to get refills on drinks, etc, long wait between salad/soup and main meal prep). We go here probably 6 times a year because it is the closest, but the service at the La Puente location is always better. And this location is looking a little worn. The bathrooms weren't clean, the carpets needed a vacuum, and they aren't cleaning between the floors between the grills between service, so If you are unlucky enough to sit on the end, you see shrimp tail, trash, and dirt. ew. Not really happy with this visit's ambiance or service.

a
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

did not get my picture, it was my birthday? I did not get my birthday ceficate either.

TC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We love Benihana and it’s always a family favorite and first choice for celebrations. The only reason ambience received 2 stars is due to a couple women at our table who were very rude and treated the poor chef terribly. The chef handled it with grace and kindness and Im glad we were there to stick up for him and give the manager another perspective other than the complaints from the women.

LA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything with the meal was great, as usual. However, the women’s restroom needs to be completely redone. It’s a disgrace.

LW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our meal and chef. Had wonderful birthday

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oscar was great, food was great and drinks were delicious.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We had a delicious meal to celebrate my birthday. We like the $30 certificate you get. However, we felt like the chef wasn't very enthusiastic and didn't interact with our group. They also seem to give very few zucchini and mushrooms and lots of onions. I hope the service is better next time. The happy hour at the bar has great deals on Mai Tais.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Dads birthday

TS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

It was my husbands birthday and I don’t know what happened but this restaurant turned in the wrong direction. The cook was so fast and messy and BORING! My husband ordered scallops and most of the scallops stuck to the grill be there was only a few good ones. It was terrible for the price. WE WONT BE BACK!

d
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was amazing and the food was delicious

OT
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Good times celebrations

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We sat and waited an hour just for the food to be cooked. The guy got my order wrong and cooked the wrong meal. No good customer service, food wasn’t good at all. They also cooked everything together ( shrimp, lobster, steak and chicken) without asking if the customer was okay with it. Anybody sitting there could’ve been allergic.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Benihana’s is a fun experience. The food Is delicious! You simply must try it if you haven’t already.

SD
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our Chef Adrian had no enthusiasm. People generally sit in the back for a show but he was not having that night. The food was good although I paid for fried rice without onion or garlic. I had a plate of white and green onion because it was mixed in with the carrots they put in the rice. Go figure!

TP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 2ambience 5

It was for my bday. Our cook just did that... cooked... usually they put on a show and this was not the case.

R
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent! We came to celebrate my sister's birthday! Great time, great food and will come again!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food wasn’t good at all

ES
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations the day before which was a great idea. We were seated at the exact moment we planned and from on it was a great experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch experience. My husband and I were able to meet for lunch and make it back to work in time. Thanks to the express Lunch section

TB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy a great dinner out at Benihana. The staff and food are amazing. I recommend giving them a try and you haven't yet.

PA
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

Waitress was so rude! Worst Benihanas! Was charged for something that I didn’t want! I didnt want to be there anynore I just paid and left.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coo jus one thing on your Hostess I believe that the ladies hair should be up instead of hanging down from tables..mayb up in bun is perfect but our visit tonight was Awsome but just my thoughts..ErIc thank you for ur show in cooking..Fiod was amazing thank you again

G
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Moses our cook was outstanding! Our server was also attentive and got all the special orders correct!

K
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Typically the experience has been good. Unfortunately, this trip was probably one of the worst I've had. Waitress and chef miscommunicated on various table orders. Chef was disengaged and didnt perform any tricks. The steak was overdone per pur order but the chicken was undone (didnt eat it). All around bad experience this evening.

JP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favorite restaurants, the food and drinks are great.

RV
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience with fame and friends can’t wait to go back

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was horrible, we eat there twice a week and we never have bad service. I’m not happy.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration s

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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