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About Benihana - Sacramento

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 Sacramento is located at the corner of Sunrise and Madison Avenues, near Sunrise Mall regional shopping center in Citrus Heights. The restaurant hosts many loyal guests who come from far around for the showman chefs and dinner theatrics on the teppanyaki grill. You can also relax with friends, family or co-workers with the traditional teppanyaki show performed on the hibachi grill.

5489 Sunrise Blvd
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

DINNER
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

HAPPY HOUR
Monday - Friday: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cross Street:
Uplands

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(916) 961-2791

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/sacramento-ca-sa

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Benihana - Sacramento Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

3.9

ambience

3.7

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

74% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (54)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Good for Groups (46)
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Good for a Date (34)
Fun (33)
Casual (25)
Kid-friendly (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Great for Lunch (15)
People Watching (13)
Authentic (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Business Meals (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Romantic (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Cozy (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
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·Dined a day ago

My sisters 50th birthday. She’s never been. I’ve been many many times. I work nearby.

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·Dined 4 days ago

This was my third time there but the service never improved. The young girl in the front desk is absolutely rude. Honestly this last time our food was not too great.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

We had to wait over 45 minutes for our table and we had a reservation. Won’t be returning to this location in the future.

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·Dined 5 days ago

This place is in desperate need for an update. The carpet needs to go! Gross beyond words. Food great, consistently. Service impeccable.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

I had reserved a table for my friends birthday and we arrived 15 minutes early with 8 out of the 9 guests. The host said in order to seat us we needed our entire party present, no big deal. We waited another 10 minutes for our last friend to arrive. Once we were all present we told the host and he said that we would have to wait until a table was ready???! We were finally seated 1 hour after our reservation start time and waited another 20 minutes for the cook to start. Food was great but the host was not so great.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Berlin)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Always great service and great management. Look forward to returning

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Too expensive. Very loud. Fun place, cook and server were great. We had a great time. Dinner for 7 was $200 plus tip. If we go again, it will end up being once a year, if that

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Another great birthday spent at our local Benihana's. The colossal shrimp is the best. The fillet mignon is always another one of our favorites. As always, the random couple seated at our table ended up being like old friends by the end of the meal. Awesome experience. A++

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

We had a terrible experience. I used to come here weekly because the food was amazing and so was the service. I stopped coming for the last 6 months. My first time back, with reservations for 6:15pm and they never sat us. We waited until 7:15pm, after they sat 6:30pm and later reservations but they kept telling us we were next. The 2 younger female hostesses were rude, annoyed at customers and had THE WORST customer service I’ve ever experienced. The manager gave us a free appetizer but then said “sorry, you just have to wait. We are just busy and a reservation only means you will get a table at some point tonight”. I couldn’t believe it. They were begin by at least an hour for everyone. They couldn’t manage the situation and the staff was extremely rude. The hostesses laughed when we left and one gave me a thumbs up. Disgusting. I work for a large public agency in the fair oaks/citrus heights area and will be spreading the word to my many friends and family to avoid this location. Spend your money where they appreciate you. The only part about this location that is great is the Bartender Janice. She rules.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Special dinner with family

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our chef was Joshua. What a treat he was! Not only did he have a great personality and spent quite a bit of time with each of his guests, but he did a great job on the food as well. We will be requesting him to be our Chef in the future!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We were brought to our table at least 30 minutes after our reservation time. Food was ok. It was really loud. It is a fun place to go every couple years. Prob won’t go back anytime soon.

Tags: People Watching, Fun
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Disappointed this time. Our Thursday 5:45 reservation turned into a 6:30 seating. They way over booked. The waiting area was packed inside and out. When we looked into the grilling areas 4 tables were set but unused.??? After dining I looked over yelp reviews and this seems to be a recurring problem. Will give them another try in a few months

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

We had a reservation for 5:30 for 6 people, that we made a week prior. We arrived 15 mins early and were not seated until 6:30, and no chef to cook until 7:30...it was a very unhappy experience . There were 3 chefs to service the entire restaurant—like 12 tables.... it was freezing cold, seated near front door. We had to wear our coats while eating. The food was not up to the usual Benihana expected taste and flavor. We did not fuss or complain but weren’t offered anything extra for this terrible ordeal either. We won’t be making any more trips to this restaurant in the future. We will find a new hibachi place to dine at.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 5, 2018

SERVICE WAS GREAT, OUR COOK WAS OUTSTANDING AND BECAUSE OF SOME
RECENT DENTAL WORK HE MADE SURE TO CUT MY FOOD UP EXTRA SMALL !
GREAT JOB , THANKS !

JR

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Restaurant did not meet the standards of others we have visited in other cities. Cook was not as energetic as others, and failed to get diners involved. Too noisy, and we were seated by the door where large numbers of diners were waiting to be seated and invaded our "space". Reservation was made to celebrate a birthday, and there was no recognition of same. Birthday was checked on reservation site. Other Benihanas recognized birthdays with pictures and singing. Altogether, not a good experience.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We booked the reservation for 7pm, and did not end up eating there because Benihana could not accommodate the reservation. When we checked in around 645pm, we were told we wouldn't be seated for at least 45 minutes to 1 hour later. Others who had reservations were waiting longer as well. There were empty tables. We were not told they were short - staffed, or what the delay reason was. I was there to use a birthday coupon, and the hostess refused to extend it to another time. She stated "well, we will accept it if you come in within the next week" but she refused to write that extension on the coupon itself. My family really likes the food at Benihana, but overtime we make a reservation, we always have to wait longer...in this case, it was too long and ridiculous to ask people who booked ahead to wait an additional hour. The restaurant didn't seem too apologetic about it, and didn't seem interested in ensuring we would come back.....

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 4, 2018

This is the smallest and oldest Benihana location. The service was really friendly, however I was so grossed out by the location when I arrived. If it wasn’t for the fact we were meeting people, we would’ve left. It is in a old strip mall, very tiny, b team. Staff did their best and was nice but the atmosphere was so old and felt so dirty bc of that.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Went to Benihana's for my husband's birthday which I noted on the reservation online. When we got there, our waiter asked if there was a special occasion and I said yes, it was my husband's birthday. They never celebrated it like they did for the other people that night. Our chef was great and the food was great as usual and we had a good time with the other people at our table. The mixed drinks (cocktails) were way too expensive and watered down way too much! Other than that, we enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Our reservation was for 715. Seated at 8. Chef didn't come out til 9. Everything tasted like the shrimp appetizer. Didn't eat til 930. Spent 3 hrs waiting for fried rice basically.

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Bad experience will never go again. Service was bad. The chief sucked. She seemed new and boring took us almost 3 hours to eat she was soooooo slow. Went to celebrate my husband's birthday and they did not want to validate a certificate i had because we went on jan 1st new years.... Waitress had a really bad attitude should of complained but had enough.Ummm its his birthday on jan 1st why should he get punished for it being his birthday on new years. Your guys rules suck corporate should make an exception if people have birthdays on a holiday he should have 2 take a day off to use it another day. He took his birthday off on new years to make it here becuase he work nights. Plus the cerfiticate is not even valid on weekends nor lunch so stupid cause which other day would he use it. The only thing they did was take 20.00 off and took my certificate. I should have just took him 2 dennys he would of got a really good breakfast meal free on new years his birthday. Will never recommend your resturant and if people ask i will say do not go not worth it. Thanks

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food and our chef were great but we had a reservation and we didn't get seated for a half hour after our time and then it took another half hour for the chef to come out. Super expensive for 4 people

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Always have a great time! Fun to watch. The kids really enjoy watching the cooking being done right in front of them. Great food.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great food and service and loved the picture that was taken of all eight of us!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had a great evening with the family enjoying delicious food & fun entertainment! Our family's first experience at Benihana's & we'll definitely go back. Our chef, Guerillmo was awesome & accommodated my food allergy at the last minute very easily, which I'm truly grateful for. The kids loves it & had SO much fun.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As usual the food was amazing, as usual we were sat 45 min late. Seems silly to have you come and sit there for almost a hour. Wish they could call you and let you know

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was my first time at Benihana. I loved it and will be bringing my older kids next time. William our Chef was really funny and entertaining. Love love love.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had a reservation for 7:45, I can understand running a little late on the seating...but it took 45 minutes to seat us with a reservation, by 8:30 I was hoping to be eating, not just finally sitting down. It wasn't another 15 minutes until we saw a server and got our orders placed. Where we were sitting had a draft and was absolutely freezing, we had to put on our coats back on to stay warm. Our cook, while although very friendly, seemed to be very inexperienced. I've been to Benihanas all over California, this cook by far was the slopiest and the slowest cook I've ever had. He cut up the shrimp tails off and set them to the side, he got distracted and looked over at something, and without noticing tossed together the shrimp and the tails and gave everyone a nice serving of shrimps tails mixed in with their food. The food was pretty decent as always though, but the service was so bad I honestly would have asked for my money back, but I don't like doing that, so I usually just stop going to the place that caused problems for me. We ended getting out the door at 10:15, an almost three hour ordeal, topped with the bad service hasn't made me to eager to go back anytime soon

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very long wait even with a reservation.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Made 5:45pm reservations and finally got seated by 6:25 and sat another 45 minutes at our table before we got a chief. It was are worse experience in a long time. The manager didn’t drop by to let us know what was happening until we started to complain.. We finally were able to pay and leave at 8:30. We understand that things happen but this was unbelievable a long time to wait for dinner, it was my birthday dinner and that was the only reason we didn’t get up and leave.. ☹️

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We Made a reservation for 5:45. I got a call at 4:30 telling me they were running 30 to 45 minutes behind. We arrived around 6:00 and were not seated until 6:30. It looked like there were only 6 chefs for 12 tables.
We got salads and basics, but it wasn't until 7:30 that we actually had a chef come to the table (now around 1:45 after our reservation time and an hour after being seated). The chef told us there were no prep chefs as they all called in sick.
I'm not sure how I would have fixed this, but I felt like the staff were trying their best. The food was ok, but rushed.
Definitely not the best experience and is making me question if I want to go back any more (we come every year at least twice).

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a 530pm reservation to celebrate my husband and my daughter's birthdays. We didn't get seated until 7pm :(

No acknowledgement, no apologies.

We then didn't have a chef until 8pm.

This Benihana was the dirtiest I have ever seen.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Harley was our chef, and he was fabulous. He was entertaining and delightful to our entire party. The food was prepared to perfection and I would definitely return for another meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food is always great but it took near 3 hours for lunch with a reservation! Service needs to be faster! Love the chefs and the food!

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

As always, the food was great but the service was definitely lacking. We had a reservation for 2 at 6pm and were not seated until 7:30. However, our waiter was great and did what he could to make up for the wait time.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 28, 2017

waited 1 hr to be seated, 1 hr for dinner to start, and 3.5 hours left. overbooked and table chef complained about he had to cut the show because they were so far behind. very disappointed, we were really looking forward to this occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

It was the holidays, so we had to wait even though we had a reservation. Looked like they were short chefs. The food was great and so was the service once we were seated.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great experience. The only glitch was the 40 minute wait for the chef and food. Apparently, 2 staff called in sick. We ate our soup and salad then waited and waited. Chef was awesome and fun. The food was amazing. I was not expecting a 2 hour experience from sit down to eating the food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fun, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

This was once our go to - not only for the ambiance and a relaxing lunch - but also for special occasions - This last time we walked out - you know the saying three strikes you are out - I made my reservations days in advance - I verified my reservations that morning over the phone. We arrived 15 minutes early so we could grab a drink and await the rest of our party. We checked in and were told to notify them as soon as everyone had arrived. AFTER everyone was there, on time mind you, they proceeded to inform us that there would be a half hour delay as they had been short ALL day a chef - okay I was upset but we could wait - a half hour later we were informed it would be another 30-45 minutes before we could be seated - NO- we left - this is not the first time they have had trouble accommodating reservations in a timely manner. There are plenty of other places close that will honor their reservations and their food and service is of equal if not better value

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This was Christmas day and they were a little overwhelmed. One of the Chefs evidently called in sick so they were behind in the scheduled reservations. The staff was friendly, the chef was excellent and the food was also excellent. Everyone seemed to make the most of a bad situation. This was our 3rd Christmas dinner there.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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