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Benihana - San Francisco

4.3
1091 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Good for Groups (28)
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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Cuisines
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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Cross street: Laguna /Webster
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What 1091 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
food
3.9
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
value
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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

My birthday

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AlexanderG (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

We came to celebrate our 8 year olds birthday and he loves Benihana as we go quite often. Unfortunately, this time Edward our server was not entertaining as others usually are and we would like you to have the feedback because we always enjoy the experience.

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vipDoodles (Miami)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

MY 5-year old granddaughter and she’s been to Benihana about 6 times already. She loved the “show” and that’s why we go frequently.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Always fun st Benihana. The experience of the food cooked in front of you with a lively funny cook is great. The food is wonderful and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

The food was top notch, as was the ambience. Although it was a bit pricey, Benihana’s lived up to it’s reputation and quality. The service was also first rate.

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vipBony (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

It was Chef Jesus that really made the meal awesome and a lot of fun. He was very entertaining & the food was great.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Always fun. Only downside was waiting almost an hour to eat after sitting at the table. Not great with hungry kids.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Disappointed with this visit. There was no performance at all-not even the salt shaker! forget the hat tricks, the egg tricks. Our chef didnt even drop a word except when we asked him to drink with us in hopes to get him in a better mood. You dont go to Benihana for food, you go for the show.

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Cathy (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

The restaurant was delicious however, they seemed a bit undialed when you first walk in. They could not find my reservation but after 20 minutes of waiting figured I must have been the Cathy they had on their reservation since no one else showed up. Then again there was an enormous lag time between the soup/salad and the chef coming over to cook the dinner. Once that part began it was fantastic. Great group dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

I love Japanese food. I like to enjoy my dinner with my family in all different kind of service. Benihana is top of my lists.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
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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Cross street
Laguna /Webster
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(415) 563-4844
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Parking details
Street Parking
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine