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Benihana - Santa Anita, CA, Arcadia, CA

Benihana - Santa Anita, CA

3.8
3.8
2093 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 84 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (626) 340-2276

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Arcadia

  • Cross street

    Huntington

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

What 2,093 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eric our cook, was amazing. Made it fun for the whole family
  2. LG

    LuisG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to for a change from the usual. Must try if you haven’t.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Nothing really to tell. It was okay. I prefer shogun.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always an enjoyable experience dining at this Benihana location. The service was great and the food delicious. Their chefs cook everything to perfection and it’s fun to watch them cook it’s definitely a show.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We haven’t been to Benihana in years. We thought that the kids would enjoy this. However, the quality of the food was mediocre, portions were small. Parking was awful and they don’t validate for the $22 Valet. The only plus was the chef and staff.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Worst service I have ever had at a Benihanas..I spoke to manager to advise of the horrible service.
  7. FC

    FrankC

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall experience was pleasant, but the prices keep getting higher and the portions seem to be less than before. My son ordered the steak yakisoba noodles and the portion used was very minimal.
  8. DL

    DavidL

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went to Benihana in Santa Anita Mall with 6 others to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Great fun atmosphere. Service could have been a little faster. Chef put on a great show. Food was delicious. Price was slightly on the high side but not unexpected for cooking in front of you. Would repeat for special or special guests.
  9. i

    irish

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The chef makes or breaks your experience there. Every time I have gone they have been great but this time was not. Chef was inattentive, immature, and got orders wrong. I will still go back because of past experiences being so good but hoping this chef I just had gets retrained.
  10. RG

    RufinaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always ! Chef very entertaining too! Enjoyed the very tender hibachi supreme steak and lobster! Paired with the rose plum Sangria! Fried rice always do not disappoint as well! Yummy! Happy tummy💖
  11. AH

    AndyH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Victor was very entertaining and cooked outstanding
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great for celebration an event with loved ones.
  13. TT

    TheresaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family eats here about once a month. Always a great experience. Fast and friendly service, great chefs, and amazing food. Manager was friendly, present, and hands-on backing up his crew. Our favorite chef is Victor, he is Awesome! The Best.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service!!!!
  15. U

    Unhappy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were celebrating my wife's birthday. We sat at the table for an hour without anyone taking our order. It was us and three other parties. We kept asking for a waiter and they kept promising to send one. None ever arrived. Eventually the whole table walked out and so did we. Staff didn't care when we told them why we were leaving.
  16. DR

    DianaR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Server brought over bottled beer when we ordered tap. They forgot to give us the rice that came with our meal. The cook was very boring and not at all entertaining.
  17. YP

    YvetteP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was great but the bathrooms at the Santa Anita location were messy and looked as if they hadn't been cleaned for some time.
  18. AR

    AndyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It’s mediocre overall. Steaks are kinda of dry. The show of the chef is entertaining.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience3
    I go to Benihana every year for my birthday. It’s been a tradition
  20. CC

    C2CMom

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice meal with fresh and well-prepared food and a fun atmosphere!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sevice🤗
  22. J

    Jazmin

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food , good people. Good time with the family
  23. E

    Evee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The hosts were all so friendly and were able to accommodate us since we had to add an additional person. Our sever did a great job of attending our needs 100% of the time and major plus for being able to speak Spanish, English and Cantonese. Overall, the service was great and would definitely be coming back.
  24. BL

    BigLes44

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great place with great food and atmosphere. Great for birthdays and celebrations. Can be loud (usually my group!). Food is better than most hibachi, but I will say services has been slower than usually, probably due to having less chefs available. Also, the entertainment factor varies a lot based on the chef, and I've had some great chefs here and some duds so be forewarned.
  25. t

    teresal

    Los Angeles

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made reservations and was seated promptly. Both staff & chef was amazing. There were 6 in our party and all ordered something different and everything was delicious. Will definitely return.
  26. J

    Joanze

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was good and the service was excellent. They were a lot of fun for the kids
  27. TH

    TyHerring1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service! The food was great, our waiter was nice, and the Chef did a great job.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    wait time over 1 hour with a reservation. asked for my steak to be medium and it was well done. waited over 20 minutes for a fork over food was done. manager has no problem solving skills
  29. GP

    GaryP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Reservation 7pm; arrived 6:50pm seated at 7:40. receptionist make mistake and impolite. Food is salty and missing side dish; No one serve dessert and bill. Complaint with manager and no response. Total dinner time for 3 hours. Waste time and money.
  30. VC

    VikkiC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    5:30 pm reservation but did not get seated until 6:15.
  31. EL

    EricL

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Late in seating by 45 minutes and slow in getting a chef. Way too long for a dinner.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration - both our server & chef showed us great hospitality! They went above & beyond to help our large party. The kids enjoyed the show and ice cream!
  33. KK

    KillaK

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Front receptionist acted like she hated her job. Service was very slow and missing basic items like utensils, water, plates likely due to being short staff. Food was mediocre with poor quality sashimi.

    Benihana - Santa Anita, CAResponded on November 9, 2022Dear KillaK We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

  34. CV

    CharmeineV

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    We had a reservation for 9:15pm. We did not get seated until 10pm. We waited to order and didn’t even eat until 11:00. What was suppose to be a good anniversary dinner turned out into stress. By the time we ate we were so tired. Ruined our anniversary dinner. They didn’t even provide us with the photo they usually do. Total disappointed

    Benihana - Santa Anita, CAResponded on November 9, 2022Dear CharmeineV 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.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    A lot of people , so there was a long wait to get a table even with reservations. Bar was closed due to not being staffed. They were trying hard, but no ramekins for sauces, long time between courses. Chef came to table maybe 30-40 min after we were seated.
  36. R

    Rufus62

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good overall dining experience. The service and foo was great. Excellent table chef.

    Benihana - Santa Anita, CAResponded on November 9, 2022Dear Rufus62 Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We went to celebrate a birthday and had a great time with the people at our table and had an entertaining chef by the name of Chandler he was so funny creative and nice we will definitely be back and hope to get him again

    Benihana - Santa Anita, CAResponded on November 9, 2022Dear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

  38. JF

    JuanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good experience at Benihana. The entire staff was professional, the food was good, the show was good. Good times.

    Benihana - Santa Anita, CAResponded on November 9, 2022Dear JuanF We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

  39. KT

    KatT

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice time and our cook was so funny and very nice. Our service was so helpful and quick. Very nice service. Thank you so much

    Benihana - Santa Anita, CAResponded on November 9, 2022Dear KatT We are happy you enjoyed the experience! Come back soon!

  40. RF

    RonF

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our chef was a young guy by the name of Lupe and he was INCREDIBLE! He put on a terrific show that wasn't just the same old gags and the food was cooked to perfection! We hope to get him again in the future!

    Benihana - Santa Anita, CAResponded on November 9, 2022Dear RonF We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Benihana - Santa Anita, CA is rated 3.8 stars by 2093 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 84 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Benihana - Santa Anita, CA

400 S. Baldwin Avenue, Suite 901-L, Arcadia, CA 91007

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Huntington

  • Neighborhood

    Arcadia

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

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

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

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