Benihana - San Diego
We had an enjoyable mean with family. The food was really good. My kids enjoyed the entertainment the cook performed for us.
We had two children in our party of 6, so it was great fun for them. That's the good news. The bad news, is that with tip, the bill came to $275 which we thought was 'very' expensive since we definitely did not go 'top of the line' on our food choices. At that price, you would not come a lot.
One of my favorite restaurantS but hadn’t been there in 2 years. Our chef was boring, we couldn’t even hear him and his tricks were old and sloppy. Fried Rice was burnt and that’s our favorite entree.
What can I say?.....Benihana's can't be beat! From the initial reservation online to the last bite of food - our experience was truly remarkable!! The entire Benihana staff demonstrated exceptional customer care and service. We celebrated my husband's birthday with friends who were more than an hour late arriving. Not a problem, the staff understood, didn't make a fuss, and was more than accomodating in waiting for the remainder of our dinner party. I was so pleased with their response and professionalism in the matter. After the party finally arrived, we were promptly escorted and seated at our table. Our order was taken immediately, and the chef stole the show. He was hilarious! The ambiance was perfect. The birthday songs sunh all over the room were fun and exhilarating. The food melted in my mouth, simply delectable. My glass was never empty as it continuously flowed with the drink of my choice. Every staff member wore a smile, great energy, and a sincere pleasure for their job. The group photos taken at the end of the meal was an added bonus, and very much appreciated. Benihana's, you really outdid yourselves. We plan to return very soon....probably for Thanksgiving. Thanks again for creating one of the most happiest & magical birthday experiences my husband has yet to have. Thanks again :-)
Always consistently good - love the food. No other hibachi steak house I have gone to can even compare.
My wife had a wonderful birthday dinner.
Felipe made our food and it lacked flavor. No salt or pepper. He actually left the table for about 5 minutes. Burned the garlic butter so when he mixed it in the rice it barely had any. I told him I didn’t like mushrooms and he added it to my chicken anyway. I usually eat here weekly and have always had good, flavorful food. I was extremely disappointed.
Great time as usual. The restaurant accommodated us an offered us an earlier appointment within ten minutes of bus being there.
Our waiter forgot to give ice cream for our table until I asked for it.
Love coming here to eat , everyone is so friendly and welcoming . I love the entertainment they provide , we always leave with a smile on our faces .
We live close so go a couple times a month for happy hour and definitely birthday's. Great management, I do wish the servers in Tepanyaki were more on top of drink orders but we always have the best time!! Highly recommend!
The food is ok but the experience was just so-so... our food was somewhat overcooked and there seems to be a birthday at every table. Oddly they seem to run out of steam with the birthday wishes as the day progressed...
These types of places seem to have a lot of food in the floor and this place was the worst i have ever seen...
We came to celebrate two Birthdays and it was a very pleasant experience! The service was great and very entertaining.
Celebrated my son's 19th birthday! Everything was great! We all were very pleased with our meal and the attention that was given to my son! Excellent! Can't wait to go again!!
Benihana used to be outstanding in both quality of service, food and ambience. On my most recent return the quality of service and consistency of food and quality was below the standard of what Benihana is capable of. When I tried to bring this to the manager on staff he never had an effort to come over and just had my server discount the check. That’s not what I wanted.
It is always a pleasure going their we really enjoy ourselves
The service was slow but nice. Good thing we got drinks from the bar waiting on our 7:45 reservation.
I think it was 9:00 before we saw appetizers and more drinks. Asking for a manager , she took over and
she made it happen. My husband had a wonderful birthday thanks to her and our chef Isaiah ( I think ).
I love this place and the chef was great
Mal servicio. Lento.
Equivocada la orden.
Went for my birthday had a great time.
We had a great time. David our cook was awesome! He has been the best one we’ve had yet!
Great staff ,excellent service ,food was excellent, And I know is a busy restaurant but I think that will be a good idea to clean up each table after service cuz as you walk in your stepping on left over food and shrimp tails , also please use clean rags when cleaning the table top cuz it feels sticky. Thanks
The side of the restaurant we were seated was too tight and loud. We were crammed in and couldn’t hear each other, the servers or the chef.
Food was scattered on the floor from the previous service and more accumulated from our meal that was never removed.
We were seated on the aisle, constantly asked to move to allow servers to come through with trays and carts. Overall uncomfortable and inconvenient.
The food was tasty, it always is...
I have dined here many times, but always seated on the other side. If I return; I will need to insist we are seated on the other side of the restaurant. It’s quieter, cleaner and the overall ambiance is much better.
Realmente este negocio es inconsistente dependiendo quien sea tu mesero o el cocinero. El dia de la reservación nos tocó un pésimo cocinero, donde el arroz lo quemo, le agrego demasiado soya, sal y pimienta a los alimentos. Los camarones cocidos de más, realmente una burla para el comensal. Les sugiero que tengan mucha precaución de quien sea su cocinero y que les brinden un servicio que estás pagando por que nada es gratis.
Esta ubicación tiene muy pocos buenos cocineros, meseros que valgan la pena pero si quisiera recalcar que no es algo que regresaría en esta ubicación. Lo peor es Lidiar con el manager de la tienda, nada profesional, y como ha he conversado con esa persona en el pasado. Lamentablemente los jefes ni encuenta de tus acciones.
Realmente vayan a otra parte a comer por mejor servicio y calidad de su preparación.
What a great experience!! We were there for my girlfriends birthday party with family. Yuki our server was amazing and Issac our chef was fun and entertaining. The food and drinks were perfect!
Chef Moy was amazing. I've been to Benihana's since the late seventies and he showed us new bits while creating perfectly prepared food. Many thanks.
Had another wonderful time with our chef, David! This occasion was for my birthday but I did not want to be sung to. A one year old had her birthday at our table and she got the song, we sang too.
Food was delicious! Our chef prepared the food to our liking.
Great time, good food and fun cook. Waitress super sweet and very helpful
HECTOR WAS GREAT HE WAS SUPER FUNNY!
DAYS LATER AFTER THE DINNER I KEEP REMEMBERING THAT HECTOR WAS SUPER FUNNY AND HIS CHARACTER ALONE WAS THE SHOW!
We waited for the chef for way too long. Longest I have ever waited for the chef to show up after being seated and finishing our soup and salad.
It was Benihana's. They want you in and out. They are fast and have it timed. The routine is down pat
We go often. There are variations in the style of the table chef and their abilities which really is the
draw. We haven't had the most experienced chef the last two times. Limited in technique. It can be quite costly if you add on items. The noise level and constant singing and rush can be frustrating to say the least. Will we go back? Yes but if we wish to relax and talk....we won't go there.
The waiter was very on top of everything! Never let my glass get empty and our chef AMAZING super fun for my family would definitely go again!
Isaac was awesome... and Yuki too! We had a great time and a great table. Our server was prompt and friendly as always and our chef was fantastic... we highly recommend Isaac... he's super legit!
Our server and chef were great!! The only thing we weren't happy with was our Family Picture. It was too dark. :( Other than that, the food was delicious! We drive 2 hours to go and eat at Benihana in San Diego. Can't wait to go again. Thank you!!
p.s. Our Chef was Pina and I don't know our Servers Name. But, he was very nice and on top of things. :)
Although food was tasty, it had tooooo much butter. Service was good and chef was extremely fun. Overall good!
We called Nofer and on 27/9 we arrived to eat at a restaurant after being told it was a good and safe place to eat in San Diego but unfortunately at the end of the meal we were surprised to find that we had broken into a car, broke all the windows and stole our precious property, including passports and a ring my partner was supposed to offer me marriage. A check in front of the restaurant says there are not even security cameras in the parking lot. My experience was very bad.
The food was cold when it got to us, the waiter wasn’t the best either.
The food and cooks are always great. The food is a bit overpriced for what they are making and it is always so loud. Would be 5 stars if not for that.