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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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 (87)
Good for Birthdays (84)
Good for Groups (67)
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Fun (67)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
Good for a Date (55)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Casual (35)
Kid-friendly (35)
Worth the Drive (30)
Great for Lunch (29)
Happy Hour (25)
Authentic (19)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Comfort Food (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Healthy (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
People Watching (14)
Business Meals (13)
Romantic (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Bar Seating (8)
Seasonal (7)
Cozy (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Spicy (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Vegan (5)
Neighborhood Gem (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)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 hours ago

The food was delicious and our Chef Eric was awesome.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Our server was on break when we got there but another server was delighted to help us out. Bar drink took a while but I was there for a couple hours and knew I would be and didn’t mind the wait. We got seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time at our own table with our own chef. The food was outstanding and the chef was funny. It was a very pleasant evening.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was great! Can’t wait to come back. Had a wonderful with friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

chef was very entertaining! waitresses were very attentive!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 5 days ago

Nice experience just ill like to have refills more often because they dont really check so we have to be waiting or looking for the waiter :( ...

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

Waitress was not very attentive. My water glass was visibly dirty when she brought it. The chef had to keep running to the back to get various supplies. Was not very organized. My chicken was not flavorful at all and got cold while we were waiting on him to cook the vegetables to add to it. Overall not a good experience at the Ontario location. I certainly won't be returning here. Disappointed.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 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 6 days ago

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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 on January 15, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

Always a pleasant Lunch and Dinner!

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

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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