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

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Details

For a limited time, when you purchase $50 in Benihana Gift Cards, you’ll receive a $10 Promotional Card. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Buy your Benihana Gift Cards at your favorite Benihana location or online at Benihana.com. Excludes Tax and Tip. Valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017. Promo Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

Benihana - Ontario Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (86)
Good for Birthdays (82)
Good for Groups (61)
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Good for a Date (59)
Fun (53)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Casual (36)
Great for Lunch (34)
Kid-friendly (32)
Worth the Drive (31)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Romantic (18)
Happy Hour (17)
Authentic (17)
Tasting Menu (16)
Business Meals (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Healthy (13)
People Watching (12)
Great for Brunch (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Seasonal (7)
Cozy (6)
Spicy (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Great location!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Loud and fun, table was to close together to other people. Server was just going through the motions

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Birthday meal along with the other guests who came in for the same reason.

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·Dined 6 days ago

There was no waiting since we had reservations, food was great and host(s) were very friendly we will eat out again....

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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·Dined 6 days ago

We always go to Benihana's for birthdays and Anniversaries. We always enjoy a very good meal and enjoy the atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food was excellent and we really enjoyed everything at the restaurant.

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·Dined 7 days ago

I'm accustomed to the mission valley (San Diego) location, but it is pretty much the same experience. It's a go to spot for our anniversary, so the hour drive was still worth it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our experience was great! The food was good as well as the service

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was delicious as usual. The only thing my husband didn’t like was as soon as the chef was done the server came with to-go boxes and asked if we needed more time. Felt kind of rushed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our waitress took our drinks and appetizer orders and our drinks took about 15 minutes or longer to get to us and I also waited about 30-45 minutes just for my appetizer I ordered with our drinks. I asked the waitress about it and she said they had not called her yet but that she had not checked to see if it was out either and then our cook came out and she barely came with my appetizer. When we would need refills she would tell us she would be back with them and we would wait about 15 minutes before she would come.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

It's a tradition for my wife and I to celebrate our birthdays at Benihana's. Also great for awesome dinner dates in between!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Fun, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Vegan, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Birthday ..
The food was beyond amazing
Service was great

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food was great . They were a little late seating us considering we had a reservation, but customer service was great also.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I would recommend more vegetarian options. Overall experience was wonderful as usual with Benihana's. We celebrate all occasions with them and never dissapointed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had a blast celebrating my dads bday.it was my dads first time there.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything was wonderful except for the bathroom. The trash cans were overflowing and quite dirty.
But our chief, Jose, was wonderful

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Healthy
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We arrived early half hour , and when I checked in the young stated very serious we would have to wait til 5pm . With two 6 yr. Olds that was a challenge. Although it where the BIRTHDAY girl wanted to go, I'll do my best to change her mind next year..

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Amazing! Our chef Eric is one of the best to do it! Reason why I keep coming back!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Food is always good but 2 1/2 hrs for dinner is ridiculous. We sat at our table for almost 45 minutes before we started to get our food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

It was just a bad night it took the cook over 45mins to come out. They kept forgetting the drinks.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Awesome birthday

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

It was a great date night, service and our chef was Great! It was my date first time and she really enjoyed.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The carpet in the restaurant is dirty, food was over cooked.
the hostess was really rude. It was my favorite place to celebrate my birthday, not any more. hopefully you could improve your service.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

October 27th, 2017. Before dinner I told the manager that there was a bug smashed on the wall in the men's room. After dinner I went back to the man's room and found the bug was still on the wall. When I told the manager he said he had told an employee to take care of it. Apparently he did not follow up to make sure this was done.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Celebrated my birthday

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

The first time I went our Cook was very funny and this time I cook was not that funny

Tags: Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We have been enjoying our Annual Birthday gift certificates for sometime now. Over the years it seems as if the Chef Entertainment has been a bit sluggish. Food is always great, staff is alway friendly, just missing that Chef / Guest Entertainment. Afterall, we are spending a pretty penny on the bill for dinner. We will always come back, though i thought this may be a good headsup for those guest who have not yet been here.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Chef Eric made our experience fun and enjoyable. The food was delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Been here many times and this time, our chef didn’t come until one hour after having been sat at the table. Reservation was at 12, he arrived at 1:06. The wait was ridiculous. The other people we sat with were in a lunch break so they didn’t mind the wait, but we were on a time schedule and a 2+ hour lunch is ridiculous.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Came for birthday they treat you right nice time for small group party

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We had the best service given by Ferry, our waiter, who patiently answered our questions & explained to us what we were ordering. We felt his presence from the time we sat down until before we left. He made our Uncle’s 90th birthday memorable by singing a birthday song for him, taking a lot of pictures for us, & giving us the printed picture souvenir from Benihana. He’s an awesome staff. While we were watching our food being cooked by our Chef, Don, we were smiling & laughing with the entertainment he’s showing in front of us. We had an amazing experience at Benihana🤗

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Love the food and service thank you always have the same never change

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Juan was our chef, and he was fabulous! He had so many jokes, and was very attentive to everyone, especially the 2 kids. The food was great.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Everything is pretty good just the chef over cook the food! Plus the old staff pretty much all gone!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food and experience is second to none. Our chef was fantastic, his skill set were very concise in the art of food making.

Tags: Vegan
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Everything is was GREAT

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was nice. My little newphew got scared of the chef at first but the chef did a great job of engaging him.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We chose Benihana in Ontario Ca. for a special Birthday dinner. It was for my Mom's birthday and thought it would be a treat for our kid's, Emmie 10 and Brandon 6. When you think Benihana you have visions of authentic Japanese food being prepared by Japanese Chefs. Our Chef looked like Shaggy from Scooby-Doo (literally). There was no showmanship, food was prepared awkwardly, and poorly timed.

This was the first time in about eight years we visited Benihana's, Emily was about two years old and wasn't ready to sit still for the show, my husband and I had to take turns walking her around the restaurant while the other ate.

We waited this time until both kid's would be able to sit and be entertained.
It was incredibly disappointing. There was another couple at our table that was very disappointed too.

For $200.00 before tip (two meals being kids meals) you would expect a bit more. I don't think we'll be back. It's a good concept poorly executed, a big let down for a special occasion.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I’m not sure if our chef was new. But he didn’t cook the veggies for the rice. Both of my daughters chicken was burned. He didn’t put any lemon on them and one he put a ton of pepper. We’ve been coming for about 25 years and this was one of the worst experiences we have ever had. Plus the other people at our table were horrible. Why do you bring your kids if they don’t like the food, have seafood allergies and are just going to ignore them. We felt so bad for them. I think our chef (if he is new) needs more training. We don’t get to come as much as we like and it was so disappointing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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