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Benihana - Puente Hills

4.3
1572 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Perfect For:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
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 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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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 - 10:00 pm

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Phone number
(626) 912-8784
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Azusa Ave
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1572 People Are Saying
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Reservations were at 8 and we didn't get a table for over 35 mins. When I asked the lady at the front why she said she can't rush the customers who already seated. But she called a group under the name Joe for over 10 mins and they were still all not there.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The best one I been to in California my favorite I go there very often I love the service the best cook is fnu the favor the fastest and do all the shows

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Had an amazing time celebrating my birthday with my husband. Shared the table with others that were also celebrating their birthday and made new friends. Our cook Alen made this occasion fun for everyone at the table. Thanks Alen!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Not the best experience I’ve had at a Benihana but fine. Fly landed on dishes but the server seemed not to care and didn’t replace with clean.

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2.0Dined on April 10, 2018

was sat half hour after reservation time and then ignored for 30 mins. took out drink order an hour after reservation time. super upsetting for my moms 50th bday. reservation was at 745 didn't leave until 1020

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

As Always the food, customer service and quality was on point!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great experience. The chef keeps you entertained as you wait for the food to cook

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Husband surprised me with a date day. Benihana’s was the cherry on top of a wonderful day!!!

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This location has not been my best experience. Even if you make reservations be prepared to wait almost 45 mins to be seated.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great place with good service and very good taste food...

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was excellent, but I had reservations for 7:00pm and was not seated until 7:25. Everything else was superb.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Enjoy the food, and excellent service. Strongly have recommanded to friends and family members.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great food and service like always.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food is always good. Cooks always good. The service staff tonight was awful. He ordered my husbands drink wrong and so my husband went to the bar himself to get it. He forgot my glass of wine so I went to the bar to get it also myself and found the staff person eating and talking. He did not check on us throughout the meal. Other staff sang Happy Bday to my husband. No picture was taken.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Both the server and chef were amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

food was delicious , our server was great! chef did an amazing job cooking everything to perfection. we had a party of 6 for my birthday and server was on top of everything!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great service. Food was delicious. Always a good place to celebrate a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Arturo our chef a Puente Hill was execellent! Food was great! Service was awesome!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

It was awesome and energetic like always

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Had reservations for 7 pm and was seated quickly. Took over an hour and a half to get drinks and chef to come. We were eating 2 hours after being sat and did not finish until almost 10. Had server check table every half hour or so, but otherwise non-existent. Love Benihana’s and the food, must have just been an off night for them.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

As always, the food was very tasty. However, it took a while for the chef to arrive.

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Meal not as good as I expected The exhaust fan was not effective and my clothes still smell from the cooktop.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Waitress was slow, I requested for soy sauce and she took 15 minutes to bring it to me. I couldn't enjoy my sushi without my soy sauce. The Chef was not friendly and she didn't care about providing a fun ambiance for my family.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Art was a great chef and fantastic entertainer!
Entire staff was excellent!
Reservations honored down to the exact minute!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

As usual it was great.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We love Jenni !

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

It was good enjoy my dinner

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Service was bad, it took about 30 minutes for the chef to arrive to our table. Food was good. We had 2 celebrations at our table, one in our group and one with the group that was sitting at the same table so they offered them a free ice cream but it took about 10 minutes for them to bring it to the table. No bueno

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Everything is always great ! Great staff, great service, great chef, and great food !

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2.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The service was Horrible it took over an hour for the chef to even come and start cooking. Drink re fills room forever and there were times where the waitress didn’t even come check on us for 15 minutes or longer. The food quality was awesome like it always is, but the service being crappy ruined the entire meal.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

I’ve been dining at this location for a few years now and I really enjoy the food and service. For the past few times I visit this location, I made reservations in advanced but found myself waiting 40-45min to be seated. I understand that on weekends it’s very busy but waiting 40-45min with reservations is very inconvenient, specially when when you are celebrating a special occasion. I also wanted to mention that when I was bitting in to my cooked
food, I came across a piece of cardboard on my mushrooms. Aside from that, the food was delicious and the service was ok.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Husbands birthday

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I've been coming for years and although the food has always been consistent, our bill is always wrong every single time. I'm done

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Our reservation was at 2:30 and we were told it would be a 15min wait but we weren't seated until 3:15 and that's only because I went in to see what was going on and after reviewing the computer system multilple times as if they couldn't find my reservation, they said "oh there it is, we are just setting up your table" and then the front desk girl looked in the back to see what was available. By the time we sat down, I asked about the lunch menu and was told that it was now past 3 so it was the dinner menu (even though my reservation was at 2:30!) Secondly, our chef was friendly but we couldn't understand what he would say...not so much his fault but it was just a little too loud and he was soft spoken. Friendly staff overall though. Additionally, our shrimp appetizer consisted of 2 shrimp cut in half so 4 small pieces and most of my guests weren't a fond of the dressing on the salad (they wished they would have asked about dressing choices or put on the side). For 8 people and for the amount of food we got (add in about 4 alcoholic drinks) our total was a few dollars shy of $500! Considering I almost always have leftovers and only had a few shrimp to take home this time, if was not worth it. I will not be coming back.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Had a 6:30pm reservation didnt get seated until after 7pm told the chef no mushrooms and put them on my plate so I couldnt eat with the rest of my friends my food was taken 2 go. They ran out of salad so when we finally did get it we were 1/2 way thru with dinner.

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3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

We had a reservation and got sat right away, which we were happy with. When we sat down though, everyone had already ordered there drinks and there entree. So from the start we began to feel a bit rushed as he asked us what we wanted to drink and order. The food came it really good and the cook was definitely entertaining us. The other group next to us seemed to finish there food a bit faster then we did. But I didn’t think he’d rush us out. He asked what kind of dessert I wanted as I was still eating my entree. I ordered sherbet (rainbow), I thought he’s going to bring it out once I’m done eating. Nope! He brings out the ice cream as were trying to finish our entrees and brings the check too.

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2.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We had 7:15pm reservations, sat at 7:45pm; food served at 9pm. We do not plan to return to this location.

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Didn't not enjoy my meal. Disappointed

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

everything was great the waiter was excellent and so was our cook.

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