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Benihana - Puente Hills

4.3
1579 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 1579 People Are Saying
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4.1
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

It’s always fun to have “show cooking” so yes I recommend it BUT I will warn you that regardless of having a reservation.. you are still going to wait about 20-40 Minutes to be seated.. and once seated prepare to wait another hour before you get your main dish orders [start to] be prepared then include about 30-45 minutes for the prep /cook/ show. So if you are really hungry — have a light snack or something before venturing to the restaurant.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Rincon & Juan are our favorite chef's. Art was cooking near us and his guest were having a great time. We must try him for our next family dinner.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Horrible experience I will never go back nor will
I recommend friends and family. My reservation was for 8:45 checked in at 8:05 was called in until 9:20 chef came at 10:20. That was really late to eat when reservations were for 8:45. I looked around there was so many family just drinking their drinks no chefs to cook. Also I asked for a family picture waitress said the Camara was broken but I had seen a group leave with a picture 😒👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything was good but our cook wasn’t a fun cook to quit..

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great environment! Had such a great time. Very family friendly. Food was awesome! Will definitely be going back.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Cons - The hostess in front seemed to be confused - she told me she will go check if the reserved table is ready for our group and then when she appeared again at the front, she asked me again what she can help me with. She also forgot to assign a server to our table and we waited for a very long time before I flagged down a waitress and asked her when will somebody take our orders ? The waitress went to the front and apologized that she was not informed right after we were seated that she will be our server for the day. I just refused to get affected by the bad service at the start - it was our first time in a Benihana restaurant. You should train your host/hostess or front personnel!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

After paying cash, the waitress came back twice to tell me that gratuity wasn't included in the check. I responded, yes I am aware because it was a group of 7 not 8. She came back again and asked about the tip. I felt that she was descrimanting us. We're black, she is Asian. It was my daughters birthday and I didn't want to make a scene. I won't be dining at this location ever again.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

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 on April 15, 2018

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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