Benihana - Santa Anita, CA

4.3
1667 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
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. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more. This service charge will be paid directly to the employees who provided service to you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1667 people are saying
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Cindy
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time trying this restaurant. Food was delicious. You should be patient as the food takes some time to cook. I didn't know you're sat with others/ strangers, it gave me anxiety since the other party sitting with us complained quite much about different things. Great ambience, will be back just with more people next time.

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mikeyp
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so awesome!! That was my first time ever going there and I loved it. I will definitely be back the food was great and our chef was amazing talented and funny!!

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Shel
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointed with the size of scallops. They were tiny. For the price you pay I expected bigger scallops

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded a day ago

Dear Shel On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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LongBeachYogini
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate my birthday. The food was delicious and our chef was amazing. I enjoyed my birthday thoroughly

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with my family and delicious food we totally recommend this place great service!

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Henny
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Tbh as long as you don’t have ex workers or off day workers sitting at your table I think you’ll be fine. Unfortunately I had off day workers in my table and it sucked because 1. Chef didn’t really pay attention to us. Just talked to them all the time. 2. Show kinda lacked cuz of this.

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on November 22, 2021

Dear Henny On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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Chris
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Checked in on time but rest of party was late, was still seated when they arrived.
Did have to wait awhile for server to take orders, that was the only thing.
Chef was Great, amusing and food was Good

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on November 19, 2021

Dear Chris Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

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Naturelover
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Excellent, friendly service. Nice chef skills. Some food gets cold while waiting for the rest of the food to be prepared. Food was very salty. Thought it was just me but everyone else at the table agreed. Will visit again but just ask them to,go light on the salt.

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on November 19, 2021

Dear Naturelover On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday 🎂 food delicious 🤤 service good 👍
Can’t go wrong w Benihana, our Go-To place for any occasion.

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on November 19, 2021

Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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Dawn
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Service was quick and friendly. Food was awesomely good! We will definitely come again.

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on November 18, 2021

Dear Dawn thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters b day

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on November 17, 2021

Dear Guest Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for birthday dinner, seated ahead of schedule, chef was good, got out in record time!

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on November 16, 2021

Dear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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DonnaG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is one of my favorite restaurants. However, the food tasted a little bland yesterday no flavor to it.

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on November 12, 2021

Dear DonnaG Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

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BAIRON
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Wish I could give 5 stars on overall .

The food was amazing at first , until the black girl ruined it by taking away the teriyaki sauce . She said she was bringing it back but did not bring it . The meal was ruined .

Everything was almost perfect .

The waiter did not refill my soda , not even once !

Then the waiter lied to me about the price of a item .

Costing me way more than I should of paid .

The chef was great !

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on November 10, 2021

Dear BAIRON On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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Jenny
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

food was terribly salty and portions are laughable.

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on November 9, 2021

Dear Jenny On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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SusanaG
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef was the best. He was really funny and us laughing the whole time. The food was delicious.

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on November 10, 2021

Dear SusanaG We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

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vipbwchilds
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Service was really slow

Food was way too salty. Could not eat most of it.

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on November 2, 2021

Dear bwchilds On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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KennethS
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lunch box came after others served. Served late. Chef was great as was server.

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on November 3, 2021

Dear KennethS Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

More for birthday

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GabrielaP
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was missing its usual good taste. Salad tasted as it had been in fridge. Food tasteless.

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on October 27, 2021

Dear GabrielaP On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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Love2BBQ
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Fresh as he called himself as excellent in entertaining us and with the other group at our table. The land and sea was yummy. It was scallops and filet mignon. It came with soup, salad and ice cream at the end. Overall it was a fun birthday celebration

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on October 21, 2021

Dear Love2BBQ Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. I like it better than city of industry

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on October 21, 2021

Dear Guest We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

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BenW
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was what to be as expect from Benihanas. Wasn’t bad at all. Service was decent. Chef was nice and friendly

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on October 18, 2021

Dear BenW On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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Luis
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The man cooking our food left our rice on the burner for 15 minutes while the bottom of it burnt and the chicken and eggs dried out. After telling our waiter he returned with an attitude. He messily started to throw everything on the grill and splashed seasonings and oil everywhere. When serving, he would throw the food on top of all of my other food after clearly making a spot on my plate for him to put it. Somehow managed to serve us cold unseasoned noodles with burnt rice and undercooked shrimp. Ruined my girlfriends birthday lunch.

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on October 18, 2021

Dear Luis On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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vanessav
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

One of my favorite restaurants to attend. By far this was the worse experience.

Our waiter was absolutely HORRIBLE. We kept having to repeat ourselves, reminding him of our requests.

We order appetizers, and ALL were COLD. I had to send back one appetizer and request it to be made properly. ten mins later they brought it back and it was still frozen. Asked to speak with the manager and complained.

The best part was the teppen chef, we tipped him directly.

I definitely will not be eating at that location again.

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on October 19, 2021

Dear vanessav On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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Scar
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was very quick and on time for my reservation, food was great per usual, nice dining area. Great location.

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on October 20, 2021

Dear Scar On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!

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Suzie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef was amazing! I wish I remember his name but he did say he was the youngest chef in the restaurant.

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conner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

the seafood diablo noodles were dry and burnt. they tasted like rough fried cardboard noodles and the burnt edges didnt help enhance the flavor. the scallops and squid were chewy and burnt as well. the dishes barely came with the smallest finger amount of veggies that were also burnt.
onion soup came out cold, and we were told the station it was taken from was already turned off. food came out sloww we had to ask for our steam rice to fulfill our hunger.

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on October 13, 2021

Dear conner Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for 2. Had a great cook. Food was wonderful

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on October 14, 2021

Dear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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BAIRON
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

My reservation was at 1pm. I waited until 2:15pm for food to be served. I should not have to spend 2 hours for lunch . My plate was dirty and other party at my table was treated better than me because they got more fried rice than me. I want a gift card since I was treated so poorly. My waitress was nice but slow .

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on October 11, 2021

Dear BAIRON We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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HazelG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

absolute favorite place to
have a nice dinner! very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food is always great. It was the weekday it’s not as busy but there is definitely less wait staff.

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KeithC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Long wait to get food. We sat at 1:00 pm on the table and cook did not come until 2:00 pm

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on October 8, 2021

Dear KeithC Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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AdrienneS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We didn’t see our server the whole time. Couldn’t even get water.

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on October 6, 2021

Dear AdrienneS We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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EfrainL
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lot of fun. Good food. Good drinks and an awesome chef.

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on October 7, 2021

Dear EfrainL We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thanks for accommodating our family last minute
We had a great time and as always great food.

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on October 7, 2021

Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!

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vipAnonmyous
Cleveland
26 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service!!! 🥳

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on October 6, 2021

Dear Anonmyous Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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BAIRON
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Took them 20 min to seat me and I had a reservation. Also took the chef 1 hour to show up to my table . The hole lunch took 2.5 hours and people left the table because the chef took 1 hour to show up . I want a gift card

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Took way to long

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pretty good food and a fun date night. Would recommend!

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA
Responded on October 12, 2021

Dear Guest We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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You can order delivery directly from Benihana - Santa Anita, CA using the Order Online button. Benihana - Santa Anita, CA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 340-2276.

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA is rated 4.3 stars by 1667 OpenTable diners.

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