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Benihana - San Francisco

1124 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Fun
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
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. Located in Japan Town in the heart of San Francisco, Benihana’s iconic blue tile roof and Japanese castle-like architecture are beloved by locals and tourists alike. Gaze through the large glass windows while shopping at Peace Plaza mall to watch teppanyaki chefs in action at the grill or come in to enjoy the recently-renovated cocktail lounge and sushi bar. A 6% surcharge will be added to your bill for San Francisco employer mandates.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 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
(415) 563-4844
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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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Cross street
Laguna /Webster
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Parking details
Street Parking
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 1124 People Are Saying
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 18 hours ago

Kinda crowded-awkward stuck w Random unfriendly guests at our table to celebrate my husband's bday. Server & chef were amazing !
Shrimp, scallop & steak awesome. Chicken ok. Drinks are pricey. Don't come staving. Be prepared for a longLONG dinner of waiting, but entertaining fun.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

It was a great first time experience for the both of us we loved it

2.0  Dined 3 days ago

While the steak with lobster tails and/or hibachi steak meal were served conveniently with a salad, onion soup, fried rice (addition), veggies and sherbert/ice cream; the portions were fairly small, and in my opinion the high prices of this restaurant should reflect the portion size served, but it doesn't. The hostess did not note my strawberry lemonade, she served water once and forgot our orders sherbet (we had to ask for these items, that we naturally wanted because we paid over $100). The customer service could have been better by reservation hostess also, because we in fact scheduled a reservation prior to our visit, but, had to wait anyway because it was not found in there system (scheduled through OpenTable online). Also, we decided on Benihana because we wanted the ultimate chef extrordinare catering tricks and feel but that was lacking also.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I had a very enjoyable time. Nina at the hostess stand was very accommodating with our tight schedule. We really appreciated it.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

Just a bad experience overall. Usually we go to Benny in Concord. This time we went to SF.
Big mistake
Food average
Waitress terrible
Chef was the worst
You come to Benny for Chefs tricks
Did a couple in the beginning
But that was it.
Don't waste your $$
We had Benny employees eat at our table and the waitress only paid attention to them. It was my Birthday to which made it even worse.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

I like the restaurant but this time the food wasn't really good also we had to wait a long time for the chef to come

GinaB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great location, friendly staff and of course excellent food. We made reservations for Valentine's day a few weeks in advance and everything was PERFECT.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

We had a good time. It was my girlfriend’s first time at Benihana and Jesus the chef made a great meal and put on a great show.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

This place has gone downhill. I took my daughter for her 16th birthday and it seemed to be the theme of the night. We had a 730 reservation and still had to wait 30 mins. The party before us said they had been waiting for 45 mins. For the price and how busy they was not reflected in the service, cleanliness or food. Everything in the bathroom was broken or out of product. The restaurant was super dirty and the only person who seemed to like their job was the hostess. My only positive comment is it's fun! The cook puts on a show for you. THE not very good and all of us did not feel well after we left. Very heavy on the oil and butter.

vipJoan (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

it was a family birthday and the waitresses did not sing the birthday girl was sad