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Benihana - San Diego, CA
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
We went for a date dinner.
The sever was incredible. Prices are okay, I thought I would get more for my buck but I guess that’s what it is these days.
Absolutely horrible experience. Took almost 3 hours. We sat down at 9:15 and the chef didn’t come to the table until 10:30 almost. The server was complaining about the chefs. The food was good as always. There was also an odd smell in there. Probably won’t eat at this particular location again.
It was our first time there but it wasn’t that great. The food was great I just don’t know why people made so hype when it’s not.
We had a great meal and our chef was awesome! The food he prepared was delicious!
The food was great but the service was terrible. We booked two separate tables for my daughter’s birthday (her and her friends at one table and us at another one across the room.) Her group was seated first but their chef arrived 45 minutes later than ours, after we had completed our meal. Their server bright the wrong items, forgot some, and was generally missing in action. Our server wasn’t much better. We had a 5:45 reservation and didn’t leave until 3 hours later. They discounted the bill but for a special occasion that doesn’t really fix the situation. What happened Benihana??!? You took what is usually special meal, and turned it into a disappointment.
We had a reservation for lunch and based on website wanted the lunch menu. When seated 20 minutes after reservation we find out they do not serve lunch on the weekends any more and only a menu that was extremely high in price. We were not going to pay $50 per person meat and then extra for sides. Very disappointed as I used to enjoy going to Benihana
Thanks for an awesome experience! I will return with my family.
It was for my husband‘s birthday it was very pleasant
Absolutely loved the experience. Our chef was very entertaining and joked along with us. One of our best experiences and can’t wait to come back.
It was a wonderful birthday celebration and grandson was in awe with chefs skills.
Staff service was great. They did the best they could under the situation of being understaffed with their hibachi chefs. We were there 2 hours! But we made the best of it by ordering apps & drinks and chatting. Our server was great & checked on us constantly. Food ended up being great too! Prices are outrageous, but overall a fun experience.
Our waiter and chef were awesome. Both was very friendly and professional. Our waiter was exceptionally good. Had a smile on the whole time, fast at bringing out what we asked for and was continuously checking on our needs. He made us feel relaxed and comfortable.
Thank you for a great experience.
Host was a complete jerk. You could tell he didn't want to work that day. I think he was the manager and the hostess called in late so he was mad and took it out on the customers.
It was different and good experience. The food is good and the servers are friendly.
Alfredo our chef and waitress were very courteous and Alfredo was entertaining.
We usually dine here once a year for my birthday and it is always such fun ! Thank you :-D
Our chef was hilarious, engaged in conversation that was fun and made us enjoy our meal. Our server was super sweet and very attentive. We truly enjoyed our experience there and would definitely return for another company lunch or even with our own families.
I have been to a couple of restaurants that are understaffed due to the pandemic but Benihana was great. We didn't wait, our waiter Kordel was attentive and kind. Our chef was fun and enthusiastic and the food, as usual, was amazing!
Had a great time at Benihana with my wife for our joint birthday celebration.
We were a bit disappointed when our chef spent all the time talking in Spanish to our table neighbours - so we couldn’t join in in the conversation.
The food and presentation were excellent. A good time was had by all members of my family.
The chef kept messing up all the tricks, if it was on purpose BRILLIANT but otherwise needs practice. TOO MUCH BUTTER, not trying to die anytime soon!
Food was average. Overcooked steak.
Great Birthday/Special occasion place. Dinner and a show.
our chef Jake was amazing, professional, and very entertaining. everything about this place was excellent.. Our party was actually seated with in 10 minutes of out reservation time. 10/10 for sure!!
In the 80s this was the place to go. This week I took my son and his friends for a birthday celebration and found Benihanas has not been updated since I last went 20 years ago. The seating area was very dirty with old food in all the cracks and crevices. The food taste was great but I couldn't get past the lack of cleanliness. The service was slow with things forgotten, but the waiter was new and very friendly, hopefully he gets a little better with time.
Felt rushed , waitress was mean and threw boxes at us . Food was bland and some items were not cooked properly . Won’t be back
Its always an amazing time coming to benihanas with the family! Always excellent chef and service
My Filet Mignon was very fatty and almost half of it was too stringy to chew.
There were 2 Filets served at my table and the other one was PERFECT, but I didn't get that one, not even on my birthday. :(
It was disppointing based more on my past visits, and this did not live up to the standard I have become accustomed to. The chef was perfect and provided a great show, although the large family I was seated with did not even acknowledge him, or me. Not the social event I am used to, with (presumably) non-English speaking NON-social family talking only in Chinese amongst themselves. I was truly alone.
We got there at 8:15pm was seated by 8:30pm. Our chef didn’t come until 11:30pm. They had us waiting for 2hours, while other tables that came after us were being served. The chef was boring and didn’t put on a great show. We will never come here again.
Be prepared to be there at least two hours. EXTREMELY short staffed. You’ll be paying a minimum $45/per entree not worth the inconvenience.
Very friendly service! Food was good and the cook was very good with kids.
I went to Benihana in Hawaii and the food tasted great, that was like 3 years ago. This Benihana was a total disappointment. First of all we were tight in the table, they wanted to fit too many of us. Then the food didn’t have any taste.
I’m not trying to be that negative but we didn’t get as much as vegetables. We got like maybe 50 grams of zucchini and that’s it.
The shrimp and the chicken didn’t have taste. I totally regret my visit there and im not gonna go ever again there.
We waited almost an hour for our chef to come…unacceptable. Our reservations were at 10:15 and the chef didn’t come till 11:10. Food wasn’t that good and portions were smaller and prices went up. We going there a lot and won’t be going back for quite a while. Very disappointed last night.
My company at dinner and the cook made up for the horrible service provided by the server. She forgot orders drinks and couldn’t get the check right after three attempts . Food is great tho! Hopefully u can return and experience a better dinner one night
Was celebrating my daughter’s birthday , waitress was very nice and chef was very entertaining and food was delicious
Had a great time. Santi was entertaining. Food was prepared just the way we liked it.
We love Benihanas. My wife didn't enjoy this meal as much as usual though because the ginger sauce seemed much more salty than usual so she didn't dip as much as she'd have liked. She also had a couple of bites of filet mignon that were too tough to chew but the rest of it was fine.
Loved it as usual. Never disappoints. Will be back.
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