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Benihana - San Diego

4.6
2289 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’s famous showman chefs are legendary in San Diego. The restaurant is located near hotel row off the 8 Freeway, exit Mission Center Drive. Visit our large sushi bar and lounge for Happy Hour each Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. with great specials starting at just $3.00. Benihana is near Mission Bay, SeaWorld, Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
LUNCH:
Monday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Phone number
(619) 298-4666
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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
8 FWY and 163 FWY
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2289 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Will was the best server we’ve ever had at any Benihanas. I’ll definitely be writing corporate so that he’s acknowledged for his amazing customer care.

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HeeyeonK 
2.0  Dined 2 days ago

Overall, not a great experience because the people we were seated at the hibachi table with were in a “rush” so they asked the chef to cook the food fast. We did not get to have our full hibachi experience, which was highly upsetting because it was our first time there and we had to live vicariously through watching the “show” at other tables next to us.

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LauraR 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Everything was wonderful and the waiters were very nice as well as fhe chef. He was so funny, polite and energetic. Thank you for a wonderful time to our chef Felipe!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

Overall the visit was pleasant. The only drawback was the initial seating and waiting for a waiter to take a drink order. The chef was great!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Valentines Day

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Awesome as usual

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Always our go to place for special occasions and any time we want a great meal!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Our waitress Apple was quite rude but our chef was amazing. Very energetic, funny and engaging. He definitely made our dinner a great time!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We celebrated my sisters 40th birthday at Benihana and we had a great time! It was so entertaining to watch the chef make the food and add some comedy to it. The food was delicious too! I definitely plan on going back again.

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Justeene (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food is great, them preparing it before your eyes is entertaining and interesting, never disappointed with how my food is prepared. Good drinks. Pretty loud because of the big groups and how the food is made in front of you but if you don’t need to discuss business or have a heart to heart this is the place to go

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