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Date
Mon, 6/18
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Benihana - Sacramento

4.1
1296 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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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
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Phone number
(916) 961-2791
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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
Uplands
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 1296 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.0
service
3.7
ambience
3.7
value
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

We had a wonderful time

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The hostess was very rude when we arrived but once we were at the table we had a wonderful evening!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Usually we have great experiences at Benihana. This time, however, our server seemed as though she didn't want to be there and we had several issues with dirty glasses, dishes, and silverware. My husband had to get three different sodas because each time the glass was dirty with stuff floating in it. A few of the plates had dried old food on them, and finally my salad fork had dried and crusted food on it. The chef was awesome and gave us great food and show.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

We love Benihana, our chef Joshua was super nice, funny, and attentive. Our waitress was good too. The hostess and greeter were ok. Greeter was eating food while figuring out our reservation, I couldn’t understand her with a full mouth. The hostess that sat us had a huge hickey on her neck that my kids asked what it was.

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2018

The food is amazing, and our server was awesome, but we waited almost 30 minutes to be seated with a reservation, then waited another 20 before our server was able to come to the table.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

As always the food is great, but no matter how many times I go to this location, they always make me wait for at least 15minutes past my reservation time to get seated. The front counter hostesses always seem to have an attitude and are an immediate discouragement. Once you get seated (of course late) then everything is good from there

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Reservation was at 3:45pm and we waited 30 minutes to get seated and another 30 minutes until the chef arrived. The wait could have been shortened. Seemed like we were there forever and didn’t really get to enjoy our food because by that time we got our food we were short on time. Overall, the food was good.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Its was ok. Hard to find your server when you need something

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Wouldn’t allow our party of six to have a private table for a birthday celebration. Poor customer service. Chef was good at tricks but didn’t speak to us.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Sons graduation

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Had a great time and great service. I visit this location several times a year. Everything was very positive as usual. With all that said everyone in my party ended up sick a couple of hours later. Not sure if it was the food or what, but we didn't eat out anywhere else. It only lasted a couple of hours.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Went for a graduation and was fantastic as ever. An enjoyable experience.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Anniversary

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Was disappointed in the lack of heart healthy vegetarian meals though the tofu steaks were good. Happy that they did have the option of brown rice. Need some kind of acoustic paneling to cut down the noise. It was so noisy I could only understand conversations from the person sitting next to me and it was difficult to hear the chef. Not a place for conversation.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Amazing as always!

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Been going here for years and it never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Lilly was terrific. Love having a woman chef. Waitress gave good service too. My drinks were never empty.

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Waited half an hour for a table even though I had a reservation.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

This location is horrible. Squished in the corner of an old strip mall. The ventilation is deplorable. I cannot understand how Benihana actually allows this restaurant to continue to have the name Benihana. It is a disgrace to the brand. I suppose the franchisee got this location for cheap years ago and now has not interest in moving it to a decent location and providing a nicer dining experience. The only reason we go here is because my son loves the fried rice. We would go much more often but not when it is at this unpleasant location.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We had a really great time at Benihana’s. Our nine year old was celebrating her birthday and we had our other three kids with us. As a result the show was particularly entertaining and fun. I had filet Mignon and lobster and they were cooked perfectly.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Definitely disappointed in performance of chef. One of the best parts is the show. She couldn’t wield her knife and spatula very well. Didn’t even get a shrimp tail in her chefs hat. I ordered my favorite chicken fried rice and didn’t get it. I think she gave it to the people we were sitting with. Said she would make it after she was done cooking...what good was that! The meal was okay, I’ve had much better there. Off night. Will go back and try again!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Food was delicious and the atmosphere was great! The chefs are so talented and entertaining!

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1.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Would not recommend this location. It was dirty the food wasn't cooked fully and we waited over an hour for a cook. We made reservations for 730 and didn't have food until 9pm.. awful experience

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2018

they were way too busy,we waited to be sitted a long time.then waited for the cook,it was understaffed,the employees looked tired in a rush,the waitresss was very nice and she was so busy trying to do so much.
I was not happy, had friends their first time they weren't happy either,I always had good experiences here.first time I was about to leave.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Food was delicious, cocktails weren’t good at all, service was good, the place looks dirty but overall experience was good, if you go for your birthday you can get a $30 off if you sign up online and a free ice cream! Yummy

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Only problem I had really was they didn’t come and refill the drinks but overall outstanding place for food and entertainment

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I dine here often. I have always enjoyed dining here. I’ve had many memories over the years at Benihana.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Lobster tail wasn’t fresh. Was pretty fishy. Everything else was really good. $120 for 2 to eat and have a few drinks.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Took a long time to be seated even with a reservation also took a while for a chef to come but great food and the chef turn out to be amazing (Raymond)

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We waited a little long for a cook. Assuming cook called out but other than the wait food and service was as expected.

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1.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Arrived at 6:15 pm for a 6:30 pm reservation. We were told that they were running a half hour behind for seating. At 7:30 pm we asked about being seated as other parties that arrived after us had been seated. No explanation or apology was given. We were told they would find us seating right away. After being seated, the service was inattentive , food prep was slow and chef was inexperienced. After the last two members of our party were served, the waitress came over and asked if they were going to finish their food and did they want to-go boxes even when they had just started eating. The whole experience totaled 3 hours and 15 minutes. Very disappointed as we had been looking forward to the Benihana experience.

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We obviously had reservations. We had to wait 20 minutes past our reservation time just to be seated. After we were seated we had to wait another 45 minutes to be assigned a table Chef. To me, this is unacceptable. They obviously did not have enough chefs signed on to service tables at that time. This is happened to us before on a few occasions. I'm very disappointed that they haven't worked this out yet. There is another Teppan restaurant that has opened close by that we will try instead of going to Benihana's again because of this.

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Ofcourse, there was a waiting period, there always is. I always thought of Benihanas being somewhat upscale. But no this is like benihana from the hood, the hood version. Whatever. The food was good. Waitress hated her job. You could tell. Ehh it was ok.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Birthday celebration! Great location and service.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

It was nice!

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

good place for a birthday but the staff never brought us our tea and getting water refilled took forever. I ordered some sushi which came at the end of the meal. Overall fun but get a server that serves.

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3.0Dined on May 15, 2018

We waited so long to start dinner. We had a 6:30 reservation and our chef didn't arrive until almost 8 pm. Food was good, experience is fun but the service was ridiculously slow. The restaurant is really loud and looking more than a little bit run-down.

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3.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Watch the drinks cuz they are pricey I paid 50 dollars for a drink someone at the table had it looked good and was for 2 but damn 50 dollars and it didn’t even give us a buzz food was good and so was show but watch the drink prices..

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

I love Benihana however the meals keep getting more pricey and the restaurant gets more shabby.
The bathrooms have always been lacking but they look like what you would find in a gas station. Is it too much to expect a clean floor, fresh coat of paint and toilet paper?
One thing that made Benihana special in the past was being able to bring in a bottle of wine without a corking fee what a great perk that was.
The samurai treat filet and shrimp is always delicious. I live the chicken fried rice by the portions are getting smaller and smaller. It used to mound in the bowl. Still very yummy but really not worth the price

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Not impressed with menu and prices for what we received. Veggies were squash and onions and seved so far ahead of the meat portion that they were cold. The fried rice was extra. The sauces were not good. The sushi role appetizer was good. The shrimp was plentiful and cooked nicely but you wound up with cold veggies. I've had better for cheaper prices. Disappointed.

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