About Benihana - Puente Hills

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.

17877 Gale Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 91748
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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: 11:00 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

Cross Street:
Azusa Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(626) 912-8784

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/puentehills-ca-ph

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Benihana - Puente Hills Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (66)
Special Occasion (55)
Fun (40)
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Good for Groups (39)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Good for a Date (30)
Kid-friendly (25)
Casual (23)
Great for Lunch (23)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Comfort Food (14)
Romantic (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Authentic (11)
Business Meals (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Cozy (7)
Healthy (7)
Spicy (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great Beer (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Disabled Access (3)
People Watching (3)
Organic (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

bad customer service & had Reservation and still waiting for 1hr more. the table seats 8 and they made fit 9 people with a handicap person. this has been the worst experience. I would not go back to this benihana.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

We celebrated a birthday. The Chef was great and entertaining, but the front desk was rude no point in making a reservation because you have to wait when you get there anyway. Servers were very nice but took way to long to come to your table after you are seated and don't come thirsty because it's hard to get a refill. Food is tasty.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Even with a reservation....expect to wait another hour. We had reservations at 7:15. Arrived before 7p. And didn’t get seated until after 8:30p

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

for me the food is the main attraction and we were not disappointed. My grandkids love the meal preparation stunts and the kids' menu that turns into a chef hat. We spend several family celebrations a year at Benihana.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Four of us enjoyed the Teppanyaki style meal of Steak, Shrimp and Scallops. Everyone enjoyed the food prep show and the food. It was a good time by all. We caught up with our friends and even stayed about 30 minutes longer and just chatted. It couldn’t have been a nicer evening.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

The ladies and I had a great time after to work......reservation was for 3:30 p. m..........we had the restaurant to ourselves. The chef was great entertainment, and the food was delicious. There was three of us for reservation 2 out of the three had been to Benihana.............our co-worker who had never been to Benihana had a great time........................

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We have a Benihana's less than 5 miles form the house but will drive to Puente Hills as it is the best Benihana's I have been at including the one in Beverly Hills. This time Carlos was our chef. He was very entertaining and the food he prepared was delicious.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Chef we got assigned looked upset (or maybe tired), but definitely not in the best mood. He missed some tricks we usually like to see and did not do much for having food properly cooked.

We had a reservation but, we had to wait almost an hour for having a table.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Funny cook

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great deal if you use your bday certificate but beware on your total bill. We used a gift card to pay and gratuity was deducted on top of the total we were originally given to pay. Shady business

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

A bit pricy but over all good.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The chef that cooked our food did no tricks. Usually the chefs do cool tricks while preparing food. The food was good but the chef was so boring

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Sashimi is synonymous with Japanese cuisine and their sashimi appetizer disappointed
on a major scale despite our complaint to the waitress who did nothing about it. The teppan
chicken and steak were all right, but would only consider returning for the table-side food
entertainment.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Usually it takes a long time between ordering and them actually starting the food. This visit was very speedy and enjoyable. Thank you!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

I celebrated my birthday at Benihana it we had a blast! Our chef, Rincon, was very funny and put on a good show! All of the staff was very friendly and offered warm wishes for my birthday. I love coming here. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food, portions & chef were all awesome as usual. However, my wife and I went with my birthday certificate right when dinner hour began. Restaurant not busy, but happy birthday was not sung to me, nor was a birthday photo offered. Maybe they stopped doing both? I went with my daughter in September and both were done for her.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Always great food and service. Looking forward to my next visit.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

This was a birthday celebration. The chef forgot to cook my Hibachi Chicken altogether. He was packing up and leaving when we reminded him and told him to just forget it since everyone else had eaten. We complained that the ginger sauce does not taste like it always has. The chef seemed to "throw" the food on the plates. We asked for the manager and when he came we discussed our complaints. He insisted that the ginger sauce had not changed and would not take our word for it. The most he could say was he was sorry. Very bad service overall except for one (busboy?) who did everything he could to help. When it came time for the bill, they had not taken the Hibachi Chicken off and we had to send it back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

My favorite restaurant

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was my sons birthday and everybody had a great time. Thank You

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always a great place to eat. I've been coming here for years.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our chef was great, Hauro, he kept us very intertained and was so funny! He and chef Art who was behind him they were great togther our table as well as the other table were all smiles and laughing!!! Our server Bernice on the other had was horrible! Took forever with the drinks then forgot our soups, thankful for the young man who was off the clock and still went and made us our soup and brought it out and refilled the tables drinks because we had not seen our server!!! He even did it with a smile! We were charged for 4 sides of hibachi rice when our rockys point came with rice, there should had been just a upgrade charge or we should had still been given the rice our meal came with since we did pay for the meal!!! It was my Birthday meal, our server didn't sing, no candle and no picture our ice cream look like they cut it with a knife and threw a little piece in the bowl, not like the little ball all the other tables received!!! My bill came and she did not even ask for the certificate I told her we had in the beginning, then we had to wait for her to get a manager to adjust it and let us know why we were charged for 4 sides of rice when she had called it an up grade! At this time my husband was so irritated and let's just say the rest of date night was no fun!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The Chef Art was amazing!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Service was horrible, she never checked in on us. Didn’t remove an item off the check like she was suppose to... the chef was really nice, but she expressed she was new her food was under cooked...although she was sweet and transparent with her experience, we the consumer should not have to be Guinea pig for the expensive price of the food

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Our chef & waitress were great & food very good & big servings! Very pleased

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Worst experience ever! Made a reservation 2days in at advance for my dad's bday, we got there 7pm to check in reservation was set for 730.. We didn't get a call back till 842 that our table was ready!!! I would never ever recommend this place! Worst service and the hoste was the biggest B with an attitude

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a funny and engaging chef. Unfortunately he did not have a name tag so I didn't catch his name. The on site Mgr was there when we left (Sat for lunch) and he pointed us in the direction of where the chef was so we tipped him on the side. Kudos to this chef for making us laugh. Oh, he's from Michigan :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Reservation was at 8:30 did not get seated until 9:45.Our server took long to rake our order for food. Did not have dinner until about 10:30. Never had this problem before hope its first and last.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Mario was our chef for the evening, and we ABSOLUTELY loved his performance, personality and his overall service. We would definitely go back, and request to have him as our chef.

Thank you for a wonderful experience, and tasty food.

We loved the complimentary photo. We celebrated our one year anniversary. So, thank you.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Have been going to this benihanas since I was 9 and I am in my late 30’s now. I find this one to be the best! Fun, the chefs are fun, and the food is delicious. My only complaint though it happens rarely is being seated next to people who aren’t fun or make the table awkward but over all I love this place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Delicious. The Chateaubriand was amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great customer service! Definitely would go again!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Worst experience I’ve had with a restaurant, totally unacceptable management. Came here to celebrate my husbands birthday, finally had a night off of work and it was useless. Made a reservation online and was approved, show up and there was about 20 individuals in the lobby waiting to be seated, I checked in for my reservation at 8pm for two only to find out I have to wait. I was okay with it I mean how long would It be if it was already 8pm. 10-15 Minutes later I go for an estimate on my waiting time, come to find out I have another 5 reservations before me that they have to sit. I’m sorrt but what exactly is the point I’m making a reservation if they clearly don’t go by it, if they were fully booked why not remove that time frame off their site like every other Benihana around the area did. It was very disappointing. Now it’s about to be 8:30pm no food in our stomachs, trying to find a different location to dine at with short notice, unfortunately it’s too late to make any reservations elsewhere so my husbands birthday dinner at Benihana turned into a burger joint. Truly disappointed with the service I was provide with, to have a manager stand there and not show any interest or concern for the customers is infuriating. If you have tables open and a huge group of people standing it would be out of courtesy to ask those individuals who have already had their food respectfully to leave and give the others a chance to dine. No that was out of the question because they rather have those individuals sit there then have the others eat based on their reservation times.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My husband and I had such a great time! The show was fun and the food and wine were great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It is a great place to celebrate something. Looking at chef for the show and enjoy good food

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service was great, chef Rincón was awesome and engaging. The food was marvelous! Everything was delicious. The bathrooms however, were not very clean. Toilet paper all over the floors, floors were so sticky our shoes got stuck, no soap and counters were all wet and dirty. Aside from the bathroom everything else was great.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Wonderful time as always. Our chef ART was fantastic and funny. We will be back!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Vegan, Romantic
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

This place is not worth the money anymore! The food was bland, had no flavor and the portions are definitely smaller than what they use to be. I will not be coming back to this location anymore.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very freindly servers and cooks. The atmosphere is like a celebration.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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