Benihana - San Diego
We waited nearly an hour for a table despite having a reservation
Great dinning experience with the family . Enjoyed the show the chef did for us at the table.
They took care of other tables faster than us . Even that we where punctual and in first place. But overall good. Food excellent like always
Spiders were crawling on us while we ate
The only thing I was disappointed in was that we didn’t get the warm wash cloths you used to hand out. Our chef was super friendly and not overall aggressive like some of the chefs , and the server was very seeet.
Everything was fantastic, the only downside was the waitress. She was very blunt and seemed like she had a better place to be than work. The chef was phenomenal.
First time back in almost 12 years and it was worth it. I very much enjoyed the food and show.
The chef 👨🍳 was amazing and the food was awesome. The server was very attentive.
Our chef messed up two of five of my guest orders and we waited at the table for 20 minutes before they got any food going or out
Went with friends to celebrate my husbands birthday and everything was awesome! Service, food, chef, ambiance was the best as always!
Pedro are chef was great I will definitely request him next time!!!
The service was great, The chef (Hector) was excellent ❤️❗
Totally worth it (if you are cool with noisy environments)
Once again great experience. Had a great time and will be back again soon.
I was not able to use my $30 credit for my birthday dilute of having the print out
Best cook ever! He was fast, pleasant, efficient and courteous. Great time.
I will continue to recommend Benihana because it’s a fun experience. However, this visit was awful from the chef to the server and overall experience. My party felt rushed out and felt forced to finish their meal at home because the server kept asking to box their food. The chef didn’t seem to care for our table and rushed to go to another table that we assumed were friends of his since he greeted them with a warm welcome while he was cooking our meal. We left so disappointed. Our previous visit was top notch and this one left a very bad taste in our mouth.
Best in San Diego, I am amazed every single time. Will return.
Everything was great except the waiter. He was pretty bad, very slow, never offered anything
We like dining at Benihana and especially enjoyed our cook this time. Tyler was great. The waiter, not sure of his name, did get a little confused about what dinners came with desserts and we didn’t get ice cream for two people but we are ok and enjoyed the meal all the same.
The food at this location is so much better than any other I’ve been to.
Fun family time and great food, great and funny chef !!!!!
Ray made are day he was awesome very funny loved it
Great experience overall, Chef David was so funny and the way he performed was top notch. Amazing food + tons of laughs. Will come back.
I've been a patron for well over 30 years. We have celebrated many family occasions here. I took a couple of years off, because the food seemed not to be the same anymore. I was happy that the food was just like I remember in Benihanas glory days. The restaurant looks old, wobbly chairs and the walls dirty and scratched up. Hosts, servers and chefs were all very nice, but their uniforms looked sloppy and noticed also the manager looked sloppy. Even if the prices went up and quality of food reflects it, I would like to see the old dinnerware, decor come back. I miss that, doesn't feel as special as before. People used to dress up for Benihana and it was a very special treat to visit. Feels like a Chilis now 🙁
My wife and I took some friends out who had never been to Benihana’s and our chef was awesome! Entertaining, caring and skillful, Kyle made our visit a memorable one! Such great care and delicious food! Definitely recommend!
Great food, enjoyed our chef. Lots of food selection. Make sure you make advanced reservation, long wait if you don't.
Great food and amazing chef service with cool restaurant atmosphere.
Rude chef was making rude remakrd and insulting the table. Left to talk to friend while cooking our food. Undercooked chicken and seafood
We know what Benihana is and don’t expect four star food and service. Have been to Benihana with the kids on several occasions. This experience was sub-par. Server was not very attentive. Our chef, Hector, was not as entertaining as most—-and, sadly, when he discovered that our kids spoke Spanish, he launched into full on conversations in Spanish——completely excluding the other party at our table who spoke no Spanish. It was very awkward. We kept replying to him in English, but I think he thought he was being nice to us. Our group was all native English speakers, but bilingual, binational. So the kids were speaking Spanish.
Food was ok.
Absolutely the best time was had by all 20 of us! Server was a hoot! Everyone, from the hostess on up, made it all happen, quickly, easily and totally enjoyable! We will all be back!
Best food ever and even qith a funny chef. Very fun. Good for family
It was noisy. But food was great and it’s always a great experience.
The experience was great. love the server/chef. i forgot server name but she was incredible. Ray was chef and had quick answers and engaged . coming back. this is not just a dinner. it is an event.
Our chef was kind of lack luster. He seemed preoccupied and was not really that enthusiastic on our visit! Our food was delicious! I stopped at bar prior to being seated and the service was excellent! The staff was helpful , energetic and friendly!
It was an awesome experience. Our chief was Ricardo. He was the best. Great sense of humor and great skills cooking. A++. Will be back soon
The atmosphere is a little noisy but overall everything is amazing, the food, service, everything.
5 of us on the table. Lady host seems like
She’s having a bad day. Both of us men used the restroom and as soon as I came out she was staring at me like “ hurry up and let’s go kind of Attitude”.
Not smiling and was actually rude and pushy. Talk about a first impression. Server was
Okay. Didn’t get red table napkins but our entire group relies on one white disposable napkin. Hot tea wasn’t even offered nor given. We (3) were there for my post birthday dinner using our $30 voucher at 3pm.
The hostess was terrible
The chef was very friendly. Wait staff a little slow but friendly as well.