About Benihana - Ontario

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 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. It features 22 teppanyaki tables and a cozy sushi bar offering Happy Hour specials. The restaurant was designed to mimic the azekura-style, reminiscent of a Japanese country storehouse, becoming one of only two azekura-style restaurants in the Benihana chain. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more.

3760 E Inland Empire Blvd
Ontario, CA 91764
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH:
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 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 - 9:30 pm

Cross Street:
Between Haven and Milliken

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(909) 483-0937

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/ontario-ca-on

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, 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

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 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.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 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 - Ontario Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (83)
Special Occasion (81)
Good for Groups (64)
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Good for a Date (64)
Fun (54)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
Casual (37)
Kid-friendly (35)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Great for Lunch (32)
Worth the Drive (32)
Happy Hour (23)
Authentic (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Business Meals (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Romantic (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Healthy (12)
People Watching (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Spicy (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Cozy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Seasonal (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vegan (5)
Great Beer (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Loved it our cook was extra funny and had lots of fun

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Bad service, employees neck of training, not recommend to friends

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

always a great time, I get a little discouraged when I don't get an Asian chef. Although the chefs are okay I feel as if i.missed out on a total Hanna experience when I get a white or Hispanic chef. It's not a race thing or anything like that these guys know what they're doing I just prefer a full experience. The service is always top notch and the drinks are always dialed in same every time we go. So hats off to Hanna

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great time-love that place-server made it a memorable time for my birthday, always a real treat, we go for birthdays and any time we can

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

We always enjoy ourselves

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·Dined 5 days ago

Very enjoyable dinner with friends. Food is wonderful. Very noisy, but that is part of the ambiance.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Vegan, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

I should have purchased the chicken since the filet mignon lunch special had very little beef.,

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Our first server was sent on break after she took our drink order. The replacement took about 15-20 mins to get our drinks delivered and order taken. The drinks came out wrong. When it was time for our meal to be cooked the replacement server got at least 4 out of the 8 peoples order wrong. Bad first impression. On top of that it was so cold inside we had to keep our large jackets on, and my daughter was freezing, finally we asked the manager to fix it, and he did, but it just wasn't a great experience. I will continue to go to Shogun in Corona, better options, food is better, and it's closer to my home.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 6 days ago

They were a bit slow and I took forever for the chef to start our food , and we were starving

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was fantastic and so was the chef. BUT you could not hear yourself think. The noise level made conversation impossible.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The chef over cooked the food. The chicken was very crunchy and my steak was supposed to be medium well but it was well my wife's was supposed to be well and it was brutally burnt. One person at the table ordered extra mushrooms and then didn't get it so he had to make those separate from that person's food. The chefs we asked for was either Eric or Joseph but neither one were available. Probably the worst food I've ever had at Benihana. You spend $150 for four people expect your chef to be able to get it right.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

EXCELLENT PLACE TO DINE. THE FOOD IS TASTY, AND THE ROUND TABLE CREATES A FRIENDLY ENVIROMENT.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Worst experience ever! Took way too long for the cook to come out and we asked for the check and had to wait even more time for that! Will never go back and plan on selling the rest of our gift card.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Amazing! The food is great the chefs are funny and great just a great time with the family that’s what it is!

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Yummy food! Can't wait to go again! I would recommend if your in the area to stop here!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Small portion, waiter didn't take down order right...

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Our server Beverly was great but our chef Erik lacked the experience we were looking forward too in a real Asian chef...

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Our server and chef where AMAZING!!! Erick was professional and friendly with my family. I had reservations and was there 20 minutes before and had to wait another 20 minutes past my reservation time, host service and manager HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE. Once seated situation changed 100%

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

We had a good time, our chef Masa, was very good, entertained us well. Thanks to our server,Veronica. Very good job!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Good service and delicious food 👌🏼
Great for birthdays and special occasions

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

I loved it here ! Wish my rice could’ve had a little more salt and garlic butter.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The steaks were almost falling apart. I ordered a second rice and received a quarter of one. They said they would bring it and i actually was charged for it.

The other guest were Benihana employees and were a little rude to us and very impolite with the server because they were in a hurry, I mean it’s not a fast food restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Adrian was our chef I must say I have not been to the restaurant in a year I had a very bad experience with the previous chef who was new I found out after speaking to the manager and she told me since that was not a pleasant experience and we had spent a lot of money that night that she would send a gift card as a invite to say sorry and come back out well I never received anything not even a card so I was kinda threw with the restaurant but honestly Adrian made such a great dinner for my birthday and was so nice and our guy that assisted Adrian was great as well they made me say where have they been all my visits they redeemed my poor experience from before 10 times over. Thank u Adrian and the young man that helped him on November 30th you both were great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Me and our friends went to benihana on 11/30 to celebrate my husband's and their son's birthday. It was their first time there and we had been there before so we kept hyping up that the show was very cool. Unfortunately, we had what seemed like a new young chef named I think Fernando. Anyway, he didn't introduce himself he just started tossing around a spatula and meat fork when suddenly the meat fork goes flying and almost hits our friend's wife and falls to the floor. He nervously went to go get and said he had to leave to clean it. I think that incident affected the rest of the performance because it just seemed very flat and he wasn't animated at all. So overall it just lacked what we know to be a Benihana experience especially since our friends being their first time there just didn't seem impressed instead they said they should have gone to Wabi Sabi a similar restaurant by them. Then as we were parting ways and leaving they said I thought my meal came with green tea. I assured them it did but the servers never bothered to mention it, bring it and or ask them when they wanted it. Needless to say this visit fell short of ours and our friends expectations.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

My son chose Benihana for his 16th birthday. It's usually a fun experience. It was actually BORING. The chef didn't really do anything fun. Our server did a good job of keeping drinks refilled and clearing the dishes. The food was good, as always. Hopefully our next experience will be better!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our food was overcooked! Rubber chicken and beef jerky.... Chef was rude to both my guest and myself. Our portions were smaller than the other guests, to the point that the couple next us commented on it. Yet, Chef Michael went out of his way to please a female guest that apparently was a regular.
Not sure I'll be returning anytime soon. And I do plan to speak to management regarding this matter.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This location never lets us down. Enjoy the food and fun as we watch our meals prepared right in front of us. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes good food and fun.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Our Chef Eric was amazing! Took great care of us!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Very disappointed, they have cut portions in half on the salad and soup. It seemed as if the chef had to scrimp on everything including the fried rice! The chicken fried rice was tasteless. The vegies were left in very large pieces that hardly cooked and the mushrooms were very minimal for the whole table. The only thing good about our experience was the steak which was tender and flavorful.
I have been a Benihanna customer for over 30 years... Not sure I will be back! :(

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Server was great. Chef on the other hand was very unprofessional named Cory speaking to a guest about there “private activities” at a full table very rude!

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great place and atmosphere. Really recommend their Benihana fried rice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

ERIK our cook was beyond amazing ; he put on an amazing show and it was a great first expierence. However after our cook was done with his part I felt like we were being rushed out by our waiter ; he kept asking if we were ready , and if we needed boxes and brought our bill out right away and I honestly didn’t feel comfortable eating after and in the end the waiter did not bring our tea; unfortunely i didn’t get his name but our cook was GREAT if we go back it’s because our cook was amazing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

My wife and me have never been. We had a great time and enjoyed the fun, food, and conversing with others. The food was great and so was the chef. The only complaint was noise for 2 hours. We would come again

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Vegan
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We had a new cook. He was super friendly regrettably he over salted our food which caused us not eating it.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Manager and bartender sucked !
Forgot envelope with $2600 in it on table .
Returned to get it 10 min later it was gone . No help from manager to solve problem or even look at cameras. Bus boy only one to clean table . Manager seen me pay with money from envelope . Go at your own risk

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Quality of food and service was not to my expectations. I don’t think we will be making another appearance at this restaurant

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Took to long to give us service, to take our drink order. We asked for extra butter they forgot.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

1 hour after reservation time to take the dinner order is far too long especially for families with children. Our party of 7 with a 6 and 7 year old didn't eat until almost 10:00 and reservation at 8:30. The manager took 10%off our bill but that's list revenue to the restaurant that shouldn't have to happen. The chef was a sloth nice man but dude move. Interact. Smile have fun. It wasn't a bad night by any stretch just a very long wait to eat and by then I was too tired to even enjoy it. Great lunch next day and we will be back

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food and service were and are regularly exceptional. We've been coming to this location for years now and are very satisfied with the overall experience. The interior does seem to be a bit neglected however. There have been some additions over the years, but other element are very dated, including the bathrooms.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great service and food. Chef Cody not only did a great job but you can sense that he is a good person too! Nice change when we went with the "spicy" chicken fried rice. Always love this place.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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