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

Benihana - Ontario Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (86)
Good for Birthdays (82)
Good for Groups (66)
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Fun (65)
Good for Anniversaries (55)
Good for a Date (53)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Kid-friendly (35)
Casual (33)
Great for Lunch (29)
Worth the Drive (28)
Happy Hour (22)
Authentic (19)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Healthy (14)
People Watching (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Business Meals (13)
Hot Spot (11)
Romantic (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Bar Seating (7)
Seasonal (7)
Cozy (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Spicy (6)
Vegan (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 3 days ago

We enjoyed our visit as we always do. The staff is very pleasant, which makes our visit more pleasurable.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was all overcooked and had too much garlic butter. Skimpy on the vegetibles.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

As always, great food and fun. Not for the atmosphere, it’s really loud and rambunctious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 days ago

This is a great and delicious place to eat as long as you have a couple hours to devote to it. It's not fast but it is the best!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Always a pleasant Lunch and Dinner!

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·Dined 6 days ago

We had a reservation for 7 for my husbands 60th birthday and we were not disappointed. Our cook, Eric, was phenomenal and we had the best time! He made the evening so much fun! The food was excellent and reasonably priced. Can't wait to go back again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

As always the food and the service was excellent!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We get to Benihanas at least 10 times a year. Our chef, RIchie, was the best. The food was excellent. However, Benihana Ontario CA has started charging extra for Garlic Butter, which has always been part of the standard prep in the past. It's a very small charge - a nuisance charge - but it took away from the experience, and became the talk of the table. Poorly thought out change, uncomfortable for the servers, annoying to diners who are already paying $20-$40 for an entree. They need to roll this back.

Tags: Fun, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Good food and service is always exceptional. Love each time we dine at Benihanas.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Richie is always an EXCELLENT Chef and a pleasure to converse with.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We made reservations online and everytime we do there is always a wait. I have been going to Benihana for many years. This location I have been coming to for about 8 years. It seems that the greeters that dear you could be a little more accommodating and more welcoming. They are nice enough but I always feel like there is an issue or two when myself and my group of friends go there. Most everyone is awesome professional and excellent. Just a select few people. Thank you

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

I’ve been to this location a lot. Recently in the past year it seems that the service has gone downhill!
The wait staff is always great however the cooks seem to be inexperienced and boring. When I go to Benihana’s I expect the cooks to engage and entertain the customers. I also expect them to prepare the food as requested on the ticket.

I went yesterday and the cook was slow and didn’t engage with the table at all. Everyone at the table seemed annoyed and had to request things on their food that should have been applied while cooking.

I’m going to take a break from this location!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

It saddens me to write this review. Benihana has been a family tradition for nearly 10 years. This location specifically was our favorite, the food was delicious and the service always on point. Over the last couple years it seems the management has changed a couple times. At first it didn't seem to make a difference but the last 2 times we haven't been happy. The quality of the food isn't as good, don't get me wrong it tasted good and the chef put on a good show but we are running to the bathroom almost immediately after eating. I don't pay hundreds of dollars for food to upset my stomach. Also the service is meh, not what it use to be. We won't be back, time to start a new tradition.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Probably the best experience we have had recently at Benihana. Our cook was very entertaining!!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Friends had never been. It was a great experience!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was excellent. The service was okay. But the interior of the restaurant is shabby and really needs updating.
Very, very noisy.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

seating area is always to cold. We seen a whole table move do to the cold air conditioning coming down on them.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Fun, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

It was Great !!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great food and great service!

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Everything was great. We did have to “flag down” a waitress for water and refills while other tables seemed to have attentive servers. Lunch is an ok value while I think dinners are a little overpriced, but I will continue to come because I like the food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

It was good as it always is. The first time I didn’t have to wait for the table with a reservation being made.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food excellent as always, but this is the 2nd straight time where the service has been painfully slow. Not sure if they're understaffed, but drinks were not being refilled in a timely manner, and dirty plates were not being cleared. Also, some drink orders were forgotten.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We arrived 15 minutes early to our reservation and were seated 15 minutes AFTER the reservation. Once seated, the server delivered excellent service and constantly ensured that none of our tea cups were ever empty. Our teppanyaki chef was not very exciting, but the food was delicious. Highly recommend the filet mignon and colossal shrimp

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Our chef Eric was extremely personable and was great with our kids; telling jokes and playing with their food. Great experience

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was a great evening with great service. My cook Adil was awesome. My food was delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have chosen to begin our NYE celebration each year for the past 7-8 years and unfortunately, we were greatly disappointed in this years celebration. We were seated 45 minutes late for our reservation yet, “walk-ins” were seated before us. The food was mediocre and lacked proper seasoning. The Cook (not a Chef) was too serious and lacked the comical entertainment we have grown accustomed to. There were several pieces of trash and food bits on the floor and the cook top was dirty with food remnants left from the previous guests. I brought our timing delay to the Manager’s attention, but he lacked the ability to offer an apology, as a result, we didn’t bother him with the rest of our experience. Lastly, management has apparently changed their staff so drastically that they’ve lost the sense of authenticity for this type of restaurant. Looks like we’ll be seeking out an alternative experience for next year. :(

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Even though it was New Year's Eve they were able to sit us within 20 minutes of our reservation. The service was good. The chef did overcook the shrimp at our table.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had a great time for my mothers birthday
The waiter and cook made her feel special and did great on service

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Absolutely love this place and their food the people are so friendly and can’t get enough of there food

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

When you reserve 8 or more tip is included this for service feels like they don’t have to help u as much

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

My first and probably my last time dining at this restaurant. After we were seated it was thirty minutes before someone took our drink order. The 5 course meal was okay but definetly not worth the price of $103 for two people that included only one alcoholic beverage and two non-alcoholic Mango drinks. Cleaning between service included the young man wiping the tables and pushing the food onto the carpet 🤢 where he preceded to sweep it up afterwards totally missing the tile floor where the cooks stand to cook your food.

The long wait times are not because the food is so good; it’s because it takes too long to feed one table.

We had a reservation for 7 and we arrived a few minutes early. It was after 9 when our dinner service concluded.

Presentation by the cook was great!

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

I won’t be back with all the changes I’ll go to the other one like this restaurant

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

It was an amazing experience the chef cook right in front of me and my boyfriend we had lots of fun

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

The chef was horrible and ignored my family and focused on the other party. I asked him twice for a request and he forgot and because the other party did not want mushrooms he decided not to cook any for anyone. Extremely disappointed!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was our 2nd visit to Benihanas. Our first visit was in July and we waited 2 1/2 hours however it was well worth the wait. Our server was fantastic and our chef very energetic and entertaining. Our kids were so taken by the chef that they said Benihanas was their favorite restaurant! Our server made "cheat" chopsticks for our kids and our chef even made special noodles for our very picky 6 year old. Our kids still talk about "wanna see a butter fly?!" And burst into laughter. Memorable for sure and not for the wait.

However our last visit on Thursday was not great at all. Our server was really slow and not good, we ended up waiting well over 30 minutes for our check. Our chef was very low energy, didn't interact with us much at all and although we ordered white noodles for our 6 year old again he added the garlic butter so our son would not eat them. He did end up bringing some new ones from the kitchen but no reaction from our littles this time.

We do love Benihanas food and will definitely give it a 3rd try but this last visit was underwhelming to say the least.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My family has been going here for over 10 yrs and always have a great time. We go for my sons n mothers birthday! The food is always fresh and perfectly seasoned.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

It's going to be expensive, especially for the quality of food you get. The food wasn't bad but, this is Benihana and the food should be outstanding. It just wasn't. If you order any meat more cooked than medium rare, it's going to be well done. The chef was in a good mood and provided a good show. Overall, this was an entertaining night, just very expensive for what we got.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

This time to visit was very fast quick and not as loud we went at the beginning of dinner which is at 3 p.m. we were sat within two minutes and we were in and out within an hour and a half it was actually our best experience ever dining there

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

My family had a nice time. I made reservations for my mother's birthday. She last visited Benihana in the early 90's and first went in the 80's. It's not quite how she remembered it other than the fun chef's and good food. She came nicely dressed and we sat next to folks who were in less than casual clothing (sweats, shorts, t-shirts and flip flops.) While there is nothing wrong with that, we did think we were coming for an experience that matches what the door clearly states regarding dress code. It wasn't the case, but... Everyone deserves a nice meal once in a while even if they don't dress to match the dress code.
My suggestion to this location would be to better train the new staff. We had one vegan in our group and the person taking our order didn't know how to accomodate their dietary needs and didn't have much knowledge of the menu. When the chef came out, he made up for it and helped make a great creative meal, contrary to what our first person had told us.
All in all, it was a nice experience. Not quite what I've experienced before, but the chef made up for it all. He was great, kind, and made up for everything else that fell short of what we thought the Benihana brand represented. Still a good time though. Thank you.

Tags: Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Went to eat with my wife at Benihana ,this is her favorite restaurant first our waiter was the worst we ever had we had to ask other waitress and waiter to help us when we needed something because our was never around,second thing was Benihana started charging for there garlic butter we been going there for a long time and never been charged for them to cook your food with their garlic butter they wanted to charge us $1 more to cook my steak in garlic butter the funny thing is garlic butter is a seasoning and they want to charge you more money to season your steak raise the price of your meal in I will pay it but to charge more money to season your food my wife was very upset and doesn’t want to go back want to find another Japanese restaurant we will miss Benihana but we are not going back anytime soon thank you

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