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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

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 - Sacramento Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

3.8

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (52)
Good for Birthdays (47)
Good for Groups (40)
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Fun (38)
Good for a Date (36)
Casual (31)
Worth the Drive (22)
Kid-friendly (21)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Hot Spot (9)
People Watching (9)
Authentic (9)
Healthy (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Romantic (5)
Cozy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Spicy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

Harley was our chef and after eating here for 20+ years we are never disappointed. Food is amazing- service is good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding dining/ birthday experience! I look forward to it each year on my birthday after receiving a $30 discount coupon for birthday dinner with a friend. Buy one get one with discount is a wonderful birthday present . Great food and wntertainment by Chef. Great for kids too!
Thank you Benihanas- see you again soon 💖

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a very nice meal! The food was fresh & hot & tasty. It was fun eating in stages & fun watching the Chef ! Entertaining & I didn’t have to cook! Always a treat!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always a fun and delicious time. Good service considering the crowds. Servers are very pleasant.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Always a fun time! Sign up for your $30 birthday gift certificate on their website.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great food ! Great service, I love this place! Go for all things family!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

My only issue was having a 745 reservation and being seated at 845. Everything else’s was fine, great place.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The hostess was messy and unprofessional! She treated me and my guest like dogs she didn't speak and she motioned our attention with her hands. I brought this to attention of the Manager and he was apologetic but didn't offer and discount or free entree. We will not recommend this venue to anyone else as this was our first visit and it was horrible and we drove over an 90 minutes for this type service. NEVER AGAIN!!!

The only thing that was nice about the evening was the Assistant Manager and the African American Chef that cooked the food.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Did not meet reservation time - requested 8pm was not sat until almost 8:30pm. Staff was not attentive, waitress wasn't friendly or inviting - came off as bothered. Table-top was not turned on when we were seated as the host is supposed to do so we then ended up having to wait another 15 minutes AFTER the Chef arrived to start our hibachi experience. Food was not ready for us until after 10pm; one member of our party had to ask for his in a to-go box. It was a birthday occasion and we had to remind staff twice of that.

Chef was amazing - Had great showmanship and made a very inconvenient evening pleasurable with his conversation and personality. Although the table was not prepared for his arrival, he did his best to work quickly but efficiently to get us served as soon as possible. The food tasted great!

While the chef was amazing, I wont be going back! Wish he was at another location!

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Overall good. William was awesome, server was average.

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

I had a nice experience for my first time at Benihana's. We went for my birthday, which happened to be on a Sunday this year, and it was poppin'; thus it was busy and loud, both of which aren't bad things. However, because it was a night for birthdays all around, our server forgot a few side dishes and drinks and was a challenge to get the attention of. Nevertheless, our chef for the night put on a show, indeed, and even brought out the steamed rice that the server forgot. Overall, I had a pleasant experience and the food was good, although the fact that I got a ramekin of whipped cream, a cherry, and lit candle for my birthday dessert/treat was HILARIOUS. Thank you

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our chef San was great, our server didn’t attend to our table as frequently as she could have. Our chef had to go and grab things for us like a high chair, fork. We never got waters that were requested as well.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Good food and service. The only down side was our chef was not entertaining as we have experienced in the past in similar restaurants. He just got the food cooked and left, he didn’t talk much and when he did we could hardly hear him.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Horrible experience. Made reservation 3 months in advance in hopes to celebrate my sons birthday. They were an hour behind, rude and unable to accolade us. We will never return. Book somewhere else and save yourself the hassle.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

45 mins to get a table with a reservation
1:30 min to get a chief to our table
3 hours to complete meal

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very disappointed in our experience. We were in our seats for 20 minutes before we had our drinks and literally 40 minutes before we had our soup. The chicken and eggs were extremely over cooked. Burnt egg (from the fried rice) was not an aroma that we appreciated. My steak was very heavily salted. The Chef was not good at managing his time and grill. Way too expensive for what was provided and we will think twice before going back to this location. Also - please put a spring on the ladies restroom door. When I went to it I was slammed by another customer coming out as the door had nothing to stop it from swinging wildly out. Hurt my shoulder to the point I was in tears. Would have told a manager had any made any attempt to talk to my husband or myself.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Chef was great. He cleaned the grill before starting. Asked if there were any food allergies. Gave inside info. Food was yummy!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great food. Not recommended for conversation, can’t hear anyone. It’s loud but the food makes up for it.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Fun place to take grandchildren for there birthday and with party of 7 you have your own chef and table....they loved it

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Attended Benihana's for my daughter's birthday she had a ball she loved it. My daughter was turning 4yrs old , she was using the Chopsticks and everything will return again and I highly recommend this restaurant. 👍👏

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 17, 2017

As usual great food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Our cook William was wonderful, have a great dinner , will be back !

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Loved my chef San... he was communicative, polite and very good with our meal prep...

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent service/food... Thank you for making the birthday meal so awesome!! :D

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My wife and I went for our 16th wedding anniversary, and we really enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the food. We will be coming back again with the family. It is also kid friendly. Our chef was great and so was the service. 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽😉😉😉😉😉

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was loud, packed with people, overbooked, and the food was just okay. Our chef was lots of fun and our server was very attentive. We waited over an hour past our reservation time.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I have been going to Benihana’s for over 40 years. This was my last time. Everything and I mean everything was lousy. The service, they had 5 chefs on a Friday night at a full capacity restaurant. The guy we had was unimpressive and untrained. He put tons of butter on everything and my salmon was still dry. The place is run down and dirty. The bathrooms looked like gas station bathrooms, very dirty. Extremely slow service due to being under staffed. Small portions of meat. The cooking surface was dirty. Everything looked dirty. Everyone looked rushed and over all I have to say, NO MORE! Good bye Benihana!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We had a great time for my daughter’s birthday!

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

The only issue was that I booked a table for 730. Due to staffing issues we were not seated til almost 830.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had a reservation for 315 but they didn't seat us until 345 or so. The server was really great but the chef had attitude and wasn't as entertaining as other chefs we have had in the past.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent! Went to the Sacramento location on a Saturday night. Made a reservation for 8:30 PM. Arrived at 8:15, sat at the bar to have drinks and before we could even finish them we were being escorted to our table. Our chef was Poli. He was quite entertaining and the food was prepared excellently! The only minor irritation was with our server. There was a small delay in getting my appetizer and he seem to have forgotten a few other things. But overall we had an amazing time!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food. Fast service

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Overpriced tiny tiny portions. Presentation and food service was an absolute a joke.. Went to another restaurant afterwards as everyone was still hungry...Wont be back....................

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

This has been my third experience and that night was perfect for my husband's birthday :-)

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Slowly bring out courses but the service was great. The show was awesome enjoying every bit of it. Food has quite a good taste

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

The wait was long, even we have reservation. After seating, we have to wait for the chef for another 30 minutes...which is not what we wanted. We have to waited a while for us to get drinks...lots of waiting.
The chef talked really low, real hard for us to hear. He looked a bit sad, too. Not as entertaining as last time we went.
However, the food are good though!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I was so disappointed with my recent visit. The food was terrible and the server acknowledged and then ignored my gluten allergy. There chef was in a bad mood and if affected the whole mood of our table. It was not entertaining it was sad. Turned our birthday celebration into an awkward uncomfortable dinner. Spoke with the manager after who apologized and gave me two $20 gift cards but again I couldn’t even eat my food. Over cooked meat. Inappropriate comments about other staff. This place has changed and I’m not impressed. Don’t waste money here.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

First time there and had a wonderful time. Will do it again.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were celebrating my wife's and my birthdays. They took good care of us. There were six in our party and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the food!!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We've come here a lot over the last 15 years, and this night was disappointing. We tried multiple times over a 6 week period to get the chef's table membership so that we could get a birthday certificate for our daughter, but it never came. This was even after we emailed customer service for assistance. They would not honor that when we came even though we showed the email from customer service. Then we had to wait 45 minutes after our reservation to be seated. They were obviously short handed. They apologized and offered a free sushi bite while we waited. In the end, the food was as good as usual, we still had a good time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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