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Benihana - San Francisco

4.2
1095 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. 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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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
Laguna /Webster
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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
What 1095 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.2
food
3.9
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
value
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
1.0
Dined 3 days ago

We sat at our table for an hour and never had anyone come to cook for us. We paid for our sake and went across the street to eat ramen.
The women’s restroom was worse than a bus station bathroom.
The restaurant was dirty and the floors were covered in food and crumbs. Clearly hadn’t been vacuumed in a while.
#bummertown

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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
1.0
Dined 3 days ago

Waited 40 mins with reservations, really rude staff, horrible management, food came out 1.5 hours late literally. Hands down the worse dinner experience in San Francisco.

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JanD (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined 3 days ago

our cook was nice but food did not have very much flavor. Also, it took a long time for the cook to arrive and start cooking. The temperature in the restaurant was freezing one minute then very warm the next. Overall we did not enjoy our experience.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Food was in general tasty. but a bit salty especially the salad. The chef was fun to watch. We enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

My birthday

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AlexanderG (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined 6 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 7 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 on January 14, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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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