Benihana - Puente Hills, CA

4.4
2621 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups. 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 in Puente Hills has been serving the community of the San Gabriel Valley for over 25 years. It is beloved by families who have been returning for generations and boasts a loyal following of Benihana fans who enjoy delicious teppanyaki dining as well as fresh and savory sushi. Benihana is located just a short drive from the championship Industry Hills Golf Course at Pacific Palms hotel. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2621 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! The cook was efficient and funny we enjoyed it!

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RichardR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Eddie and Chef Ruben made our Benihana experience super great after almost a year and a half being kept away. We are glad that Benihana is open again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day lunch was amazing. The staff is extremely nice & very attentive.

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ChristineP
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and me went for lunch on Mother's Day and we loved it. Our food was fantastic, the show was amazing and we are excited to go back again.

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joanam
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i love the benihana trio, and the exotic mango mojito was the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mothers day

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julie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our chef and waitress were awesome, Chef Juan had so much energy and was energetic till the very end. Love our pic, that was the cherry on top .

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JuanO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

I was a bit disappointed the chef didn’t seem to care on showing us a good time my son was really excited to go in for his bday and he was a bit disappointed

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ElizabethL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually visit Benihanas for special occasions which there are several of throughout the year.

The food and server were fantastic as usual!!!

However, this time I have to say, the food quantity greatly diminished but the prices were the same and somewhat higher. The bowls for the rice were even smaller.
I know we had a pandemic, but that still should not affect the proportions of the menu.

Its sad as many people are still are not back to work and are struggling just the same. We will have to visit Shogun again as that is always our second choice.

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PgMe
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Social distancing regulations followed. Made me feel safe and comfortable. Food was great as always. Chef was a little quiet compared to prior visits.

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RichardM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great... My Wife and I had a very great date night...

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localfoodieusps
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A very good dining experience. Definitely a place for a special occasion or just to have a dinner date. Will come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The host was exceptional my only problem was the chef!!!!! He seemed very nervous didn’t take instructions very well and also told me he wasn’t able to melt my garlic butter due to Covid mind you I’ve been here 1X a week since they’ve been opened up. He also was very messy he spilled sesame Sears all in front of my auntie and it was her birthday and he didn’t say excuse me or anything jst continued with his services. The party that sat next to us was complained about how all over the place he was and even asked him how long he’s been cooking. I don’t kno if it was just late and he was tired or he was just nervous but Nicholas could’ve did a lot better and also could’ve been a lot more courteous considering the fact that his job is to please the clients!

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Mary
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana in the City of Industry was excellent! We were immediately seated and given 100%attention. Our server was great. What really impressed us was our Chef Raymond. He was entertaining, energetic, and very friendly. He cooked our delicious, wonderful,flavorful meal with such an amazing and amusing flair. We would highly recommend this Benihana to our friends and family!

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vipCooper
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to eat at Benihana. Food is consistently good and the show is a bonus. Had a really good chef who added some new tricks and talk to the routine.

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Porter
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall1food5service3ambience2

Hostess upfront, we’re terrible. Very rude. I seriously don’t understand how shes working there with that attitude. Boyfriend and I stopped to eat, at 1:15, she said we needed an reservation, but if not she was still able to get us in. We waited outside and nothing until I decided to make a reservation online at 2pm on April 19th. We go back in at 2, the young man that got there took us right in. That young girl is terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nasty attitude!

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Hana
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time dinning there after not dining in a while due to the pandemic. Everyone that works there wore mask and the tables were distanced from each other. Only ppl in your reservation are allowed at the table! I look forward to going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food is always great, that hasn't changed before the pandemic. Its just feels odd the emptiness of the place and yet it's difficult to find reservations. But besides that it was a great experience .

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a very good meal and the bar area, while not open for public use, is always great.

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EddieT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and friendly staff food is always really good well cooked and delicious. I will always love coming back to this location in La Puente because of how nice and professional the staff is always. Thank you so much!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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RebeccaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only problem would be booking prior to having lunch

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Bigmommadaggett
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love taking friends and family, especially my son, to dine here. The food is so worth the cost and I have never had a single negative experience in the 30 plus years I have gone. Highly recommend

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MThadfun
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef was very entertaining!
Enjoyed our dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give this benihana location 100 plus stars,you bet I would. I have
Been going this location for over 21yrs. All there food is out of this world.. I had double chicken fried rice, splash and meadow,added scallops. And there service is amazing. I recommend this benihana's location is puente hills,ca.

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LeanneR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I especially liked the Covid precautions that were taken. I felt safe. The food was good as always and the service was outstanding.

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RayL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Manager Joe, our server Melanie and Chef Beni (yes... really) could not have been more accommodating and entertaining one this birthday celebration. Beni put on a show for sure. Food was delicious, and Melanie was just attentive enough. We had a couple problems initially that the front desk and Joe worked hard to address successfully.
Thanks to all

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BillS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was a little slow but I think that had more to do with the limited staff due to the covid restrictions. Prior to covid we are here all the time and it's always good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The food had no taste besides it being burnt . I was not happy with our chef he didn’t seem like he wanted to be working /cooking . It was not a good experience especially for the amount of money we paid . I don’t plan on coming back to this location.

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ChristinaG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a reservation at 4:00 pm made me wait to be seated at 4:30 pm

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KathyS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Although the food tasted great; we were rather disappointed with our chef. He did not do any of the fancy "tricks" nor have the same energy we're so use to seeing and love. We pay for the experience and unfortunately, this visit, the good experience fell short.

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JamesP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Been a while since eating at Benihanas. Our chef was excellent but his routine got interrupted when the other guests asked for more garlic butter left the shrimp and scallops unattended on the grill too long as he went and got more. Next time I'll make sure it wont happen that way

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great evening celebrating my birthday and my parents anniversary

KP
KypiPion
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very lightly staffed due to Covid. Bar was not open and no happy hour. Food was decent but not the best experience I’ve had there.

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NoreenL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was a really fun experience. I enjoyed the food. There was an issue with the number of people we had at the location, and the manager was a bit confusing. But, overall I had a great time.

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tressyc
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed our dining experience. Everyone here was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent.

JC
JohnC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience2

We had a challenging time once we walked through the door. Unaware of the current guidelines regarding Covid we did not estimate that our one-year-old needed to be accounted for when making a reservation. We were lectured by the host who scolded us like we were naughty children. They then made us wait, for our reservation mind you, while they accommodated our "extra" guest. While we were forced to wait we spoke to another couple who told us that they too were lectured. That couple wisely left. Once we got to the table it was evident that it was not bussed properly, the chairs were pulled out and the eating surfaces still had a sticky mess on the table surfaces. Then the hostess who sat us had the audacity to ask if we wanted a high chair, after lecturing us about how my toddler was too much of an inconvenience for her. Now I am not fully up to date about Covid protocols, but I am pretty certain that our family of four was going to be sitting by ourselves at one of their stations anyway so I am not too sure why I was being lectured by this person. Once that boiled over the server was exceptional and the chef was everything that you would expect of a restaurant with their reputation. If I wasn't there to send celebrate my son's tenth birthday I would have left. I will never go back this establishment again.

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Benihana
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great server and cook were awesome definitely worth it and the picture they give you is a cute touch ☺️

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You can order delivery directly from Benihana - Puente Hills, CA using the Order Online button. Benihana - Puente Hills, CA also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Benihana - Puente Hills, CA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 912-8784.

Benihana - Puente Hills, CA is rated 4.4 stars by 2621 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Puente Hills, CA does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.benihana.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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