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About Benihana - Santa Anita

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 in Arcadia sits grandly poised at the south entrance to Westfield Santa Anita Mall. It’s within walking distance to Santa Anita Racetrack, home of Seabiscuit and the famous Santa Anita Derby, as well as the L.A. County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. No day of shopping would be complete without stepping into Benihana for lunch, dinner or cocktails and appetizers in the spacious restaurant and lounge. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more.

400 S. Baldwin Avenue, Suite 901-L
Arcadia, CA 91007
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH:
Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 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


Cross Street:
Huntington

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(626) 340-2276

Website:
http://benihana.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Details

For a limited time, when you purchase $50 in Benihana Gift Cards, you’ll receive a $10 Promotional Card. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Buy your Benihana Gift Cards at your favorite Benihana location or online at Benihana.com. Excludes Tax and Tip. Valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017. Promo Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

Benihana - Santa Anita Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.0

service

3.7

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4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

70% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (29)
Special Occasion (27)
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Good for a Date (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Kid-friendly (18)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Healthy (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Authentic (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
People Watching (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Romantic (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Seasonal (4)
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Cozy (3)
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Neighborhood Gem (2)
Waterfront (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our server was Joe, at first he was attentive, but as more tables were assigned to him I noticed he disappeared. We saw him when he brought over our appetizers and drinks, but then we didn't see him again until dessert time. Ryan was our cook. He was still new, but he tried. Not at all the show we are used to, but still tasty.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Had a reservation , checked in early and was sat early, which was great because we were hungry! Eddie was very attentive and had an outgoing personality. Sam's cooking was on point. Steak was tender and juicy and his show was very entertaining. A lady manager came by to check on us which was a very nice gesture . Kudos to all of them for doing such a wonderful job . We will definitely come back to this location. No doubt!

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

I was not happy at my last visit. I was there celebrating my Birthday & told this to the waiter at the beginning, but somehow he ended up forgetting. Also, both waiter & server took alcohol shots from the other party sitting at our table. I wasn't aware workers are able to drink OTJ - maybe that's why the waiter forgot I was there celebrating my Birthday. We also did not get our picture taken, not sure if that's something Benihana no longer does or again, the waiter forgot. Other than that, food was great.

Tags: Great Beer
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

The service was bad didn’t get my lobster roll until I had to enquirer if it was still coming I was ready to cancel it. I got a drink glass that had left over residue in the glass then my plate still had sauce from the patrons before us. Then We felt like we were rushed out... the cook had just finished cleaning the grill from cooking and we were asked if we needed to go boxes... and we were handed the check for over 200 I you would think the service would be better... sorry

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

chef was not experienced and food had very little flavor

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our experience was absolutely amazing, our waitress was amazing. She was on top of everything, very helpful. Our chef was so energetic and fun, we loved it.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The waiter was extremely inattentive and very rude, no regard for time management or customer service. We complained to the manager twice and she was apologetic but that was after 45 min of waiting on appetizers and our entree chef had already started making our food.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

So many things wrong with our visit. Had a reservation for 4 pm didn't get seated until 4:30. Then we didn't order for ANOTHER 30 min. Meanwhile my baby was screaming bc he was hungry so we had to take him outside and order something quick so he had something to eat. We had a dirty broom next to our table with the dustpan and we moved it and 20 min later it's back at our table and when we asked them to take it away they looked at us like we were crazy for asking them to put a DIRTY BROOM AND DUSTPAN out of sight at a nice sit down restaurant!!!! Food was super salty. Very disappointed on so many levels.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is our second visit in the past few months with the same chef. The food was severely over cooked and salty...AGAIN. We’ve been going to Benihana’s for years and have always had excellent food and service. The past two experiences have been entirely due to having a chef who just doesn’t have any basic cooking skills. You don’t slow cook seafood on a hot hibachi grill. Nice guy...awful chef. If you happen to go to this location, be sure to request “NOT Isaac”.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was our best experience ever and we have been coming to Benihana for 18 years regularly. Our server was amazing and very attentive. Our chef remembered us and was really great! He cooked the best meal I have ever had in my 18 years of coming to Benihana. Thank you.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Authentic, Great Beer, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I requested to have my bday dinner at this restaurant , unfortunately the service was horrible , the food was not great , our chef made things a little better but still not worth the almost $300 we spent here . I've had better service at other location! Sorry to say but don't think we'll be back to this location .

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Waiter was rude but everything else was great!

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Everything was good but the wait was too long considering we had reservations

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I've been going to Benihana since I was a little girl and there was only the flagship one in Beverly Hills. It's always been a real treat - the chefs are truly entertaining! The only reason that I go to this particular one, attached to the Santa Anita Mall in Arcadia, is that it's close to my parents' house. Otherwise, I would go to another Benihana. Several times the service has been lacking, mostly slowness is seating and taking our orders. This occasion was for my birthday, and while the service wasn't quite as bad, it still dragged. I can't blame our server entirely. One of our tablemates (if you're not aware, it can be several parties at one table) was constantly on the phone and not only wasn't ready to order, but kept changing his order. Perhaps Benihana could request no cell phone calls at the table? It inconveniences the entire table when one person slows down the ordering process because he's been on the phone and is indecisive. Our chef, Derek, whom we have had cook for us before, was fabulous. His charm and cooking skills made up for everything else.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I love Benihana's! It is my 'go to' place for celebrations and always my favorite for my birthday dinner. The food is top notch and always prepared perfectly. There is an extensive menu to choose from so if you are a foodie, go to Benihana's. Many thanks to Isaac, our Samurai chef for our recent visit. He was a skilled chef, my meal was delicious, and he was so entertaining. We'll be back soon!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The hostess was rude. We eat at Benihana monthly and surprised how dirty this location is now. It is one of the newest locations.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always consistent at Benihana- this place seems to go the extra mile with the show!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We were overcharged and the food was too salty, low quality and mediocre at best

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Nice place to have a good meal

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great meal and terrific service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good experience. They forgot to give us our hot tea but gave ice cream instead .

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our chef Isaac really made our meal enjoyable and fun, would come more often with this kind of service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Usually we watch the show for dinner, but this time we decided not to watch the show. The food that came out was COLD and the portion was smaller than the portion from watching the show.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Horrible service. Took forever for a waiter to approach and for the chef to appear. Waiter was argumentative and salad was not fresh.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was terrible, dry meat, overcooked packaged chicken..... $3.61 extra for each vegetable fried rice on top of the cost.... We spent over $24 dollars on fried rice alone.....

Service was terrible.... and there were ONLY 4 full tables going

How far they have fallen

Only good thing was Tan, the cook he was fund and tried the best he could....

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fantastic service and friendly staff from the moment you walk in to when u leave!! GREAT food and everyone knew the menu inside and out and gave great recommendations !!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

DONT COME HERE!!. Unless you want insects on your food. Very bad service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Terrible service. Had to wait for our reservations and a chef. Really disappointed

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2017

It just takes too long! Even with a reservation you aren't seated for 20-30 minutes. Once you are seated and place your order, it takes another 45 minutes to get all of your order. The food is prepared , and served, in such a way that most things are cold by the time you get to eat your meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We have enjoyed our fair share of Benihana locations, and now that we live in Pasadena, this is the closest location for us.
The restaurant is on the newer side and not as dimly lit (seemingly higher ceilings) like a typical Benihana’s. The restaurant also has a patio area which is very nice. The restaurant & bathrooms are clean. The actual menus however, are not. Both of our menus (& it appeared, others at our table) were sticky & not been wiped or checked.
The service is poor. Probably the worst in our experience of Benihana. The hostesses (3) were not friendly and quite abrupt. Our server was slow & not attentive. Our table were continuously searching for him. They took the table ice cream order, did not take away the dinner plates so everyone was left looking for space to eat the ice cream. (Our server was pleasant, just not good).
Our Chef (Alex or Adam?)was excellent. His show was better than your standard chef show. We had a couple at the table with “food requests” that he dealt with very well.

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Isaac was an amazing Chef and very attentive would gladly watch his show again

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The server did not visit the table enough for refills or condiments. half the table which included my bf and I didn't get mustard sauce because the chef ran out. He said he would bring us some but never did. I was there for my birthday and we told the server but she only celebrated the other person at our tables birthday brought them ice cream and sang. the other people seated with us told her it was my bday but she ignored them and us. I ordered shallots and some pieces tasted like they had tiny bits of sand or rock on them, other than that they were cooked well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Birthday. It toook soooooo Long just to get our cook. It’s not like they were booked there were hardly any people there. We were there over 2 hours.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Adam the chef was awesome. Rocky the server needs to improve on his quality of service. Got lost for more than a half our. If he took his break, he didn't notify us. We were left wondering where he was and who we could ask for assistance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Service was great, Sam was awesome & food was amazing!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Casual, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Food taste so so. The chief cooked 3 same orders in one order and then split them in 3 portions. The got 2/3 of the shrimp tails. My friend she got 2/3 of the tail portion of the lobster tail. Don't feel it worth the money for that portion of food. The chief put very little oil of every food he cooked, all the food are burnt on the surface.

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

It was really good! It was my wife’s birthday, and it couldn’t of gone any better

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

It was great. Service is always great. You don’t really wait around for the waiter to come and help you out with your order. Our food was great and so were the drinks.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I love this place.. the food is always so yummy

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We had a reservation and then waited 45 minutes to share a table with some strangers who acted annoyed that we all wanted to sit together. Did not stay for the meal and instead went to the Cheesecake Factory and had a good time.

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