Benihana - San Diego
Normally a really good place to go. This time we had very slow service. An inexperienced chef and forgetful chef and a hostess we did not really see. It seems the majority of the staff was too busy with the large group next to us. On my order alone. I’d say out of the 5-6 little tweaks one none of them were correct. Asked for things that never showed up. Food was under seasoned. I will be back but after going 30 plus times this is by far the worst it has ever been.
Shogun had a better value for the same quality of food and closer to my hotel
service was great, waitress very pleasant and asked a few times if there was anything we needed. Chef was very entertaining and food wonderful!
Although our appointment was for 715pm on Valentine's day, we were seated around 645pm and has a great time.
Our chest was magnificent, he was extraordinari, entertaining!
Love the food, it is very tasty and Hector was our chef and he is super funny loved it here at Benihana.
We had an amazing time celebrating Valentines Day here. We had a great chef, food was perfect! And we had a fun table.
Awesome! Great food and service
We love Benihana and it has become our valentines tradition! We were so disappointed with our chef this time though! He just seemed to be going through the motions and not really interacting with the guests or enjoying his job.
We love Benihana’s so we go at least a few times a year. Never disappoints! Chef Moy was exceptional—one of the best chefs we’ve ever had at Benihana! The food definitely tasted even better than usual, which is hard to imagine! And of course it is always a good time!!
My party was willing to give our server the benefit of the doubt from a previous experience but her attitude and lack of attentiveness to her table is ridiculous. I eat at Benihana (mission valley) at least 3-4 times a month, but I will drive to Carlsbad to get better service.
Fun but very noisy. Difficult to have a conversation.
Early Valentine's day date. Everything was perfect.
I took my parents for lunch it was the first time for them and they just love everything about it !! Thank you very much for the wonderful experience
Good show and great food . Had a birthday party and it was fun all around. Plan on staying at least 2 hours .
We Love Benihana and come here often but I feel the cook was a little impatient and not the happiest but yet did a good job cooking
Had a great time celebrating my daughter's birthday! Kyle was a fun chef! We will definitely be back!
I loved the venue, especially for special occasions but it’s a little pricey. But overall I’ll be back 👍
Went to celebrate my husbands birthday, first time for both of us we enjoyed the food and entertainment we will definitely go back
Great experience and great food.
Had a great time! Chef was very entertaining. Our table was a little crowded we had 9 people and it was a little tight .. But overall the food was great, the atmosphere was great & we had an enjoyable time.
Everything went well, the food was good. but not much served
Celebrating birthday ~ hot sake, Mai Tai appetizers & fabulous food
Food was outstanding and the chef was great. Our favorite place to go.
Server & food were great.
Prices high for what you get. Very very noisy, hard to hear
Benihana's is excellent for groups and special occasions. The service is great. The food tasty and prepared to your specifications.
Tyler was the most entertaining chef we’ve had!
Good service, great food. Atmosphere was expected as usual. Parking always stressful.
Our chef mainly spoke Spanish the 3 of us do not speak Spanish , he didn't do all the normal tricks due to too busy conversing with the 4 people at the other end of the table. The portion of chicken was much less then normal in the chicken fried rice. Menu prices have gone up in recent years yet the portions seem to have gotten smaller. After being a customer for 2 decades, it's time to say good-bye.
todo muy Rico
Everything was great!
Fresh, fun and fabulous!
Our chef was animated in his performance. It’s been a hit and miss at times we have visited.
Enjoyed our evening great service fun watching food preparation
Absolutely lived my birthday lunch! So much fun, will definitely return!
This was a good place years ago. It has been going downhill for awhile now. It is just not worth it to go there anymore. They do not have enough servers and the service is now very poor. I would suggest going somewhere else.
Bring a good attitude and you’ll have a great time. Food is good, chefs are silly fun.
My wife and daughter did not like their steak. It has a lot of fat and grizzle. Everything else was very good.
Reservation was for 7:15, when we arrived it was extremely busy. The staff seemed stressed out and it took us a while to get seated. When we did get seated it was a longer wait for the chef to arrive. We were at a table behind a broken table in the back so it seemed very removed from the rest of the restaurant. Our waitress was very attentive and even gave everyone ice cream in the end for waiting. However we still had to wait for our check and eventually go up to the front to have someone take care of it for us. Overall we spent 3 hours there. The food was great but the wait time wasn't.