Benihana - Santa Monica, CA
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Probably won’t be back we like Torrance Benihana better. Chef seemed like he was in a rush. Server was great but was a little bit slow. They also didn’t take our picture for a birthday.
My experience was not the best, I paid over $50 for unseasoned and dry food. I was very disappointed and wish I could get my money back.
Quail was an AMAZING chef! I will be back when we can
Our server, Chris was amazing! He kept our glasses full and was frequently checking in at our table to see if anyone needed anything. Our chef was good too!
The tuna on crispy rice was extremely light on the tuna and some pieces of yellowtail seemed old...
The hibachi was great as usual...
Our server disappeared for awhile, thank goodness we had someone else come in and get us refills and clean out plates out..
Wonderful first night back out after being so careful for COVID. The staff was wonderful, everything was well timed, and we got to meet the head chef who had been there for 30 years! Thanks for a great night.
My brothers 13 birthday was a hit coming to this place we were able to celebrate and our hibachi chef was so fun!
I had a time thanks the food, and people are great.
Great place for any occasion. The food and drinks are always delish!
Victor is the sweetest!!! He is kind and his food was delicious!
I was a first timer thers took my team but I really enjoyed it 🙏🙏😌
My birthday the best experience ever and I come very often Chef Quail was the best new jokes very entertaining full of laughter fun just a plus
Loved the place, the food and the service. Everything was great!
Excellent service, amazing food, fabulous and experienced chef, great atmosphere
Over the years, The quality of Benihana has gone down. I’m sure it’s to keep up with the demand but I remember a time when the food was worth the price. Now, I’m always tempted to visit a smaller, off brand, hibachi restaurant for better food, better value and better selection.
The food was exquisite as well as the service and fine dining ambiance
Server seemed new , I paid for extra side items for me my daughter it was shared with the table terrible
We found out we got the Chef who has been there over 20+ years. The food reflected that as it was delicious. The waiter was pretty awesome too. Great Mother' s Day outting.
Mother’s Day lunch 🤎
excelente service of my waiter, the chef Miguel the only uncomfortable situation is when We walked in we were 5 minutes past our reservations and the host had a horrible attitude look at his watch and walked way and hardly refereeing to us told us, you got to wait to be seat it, very rude attitude. and never came back the receptionist ended up taking us to our table.
The entire team was superb. The server was efficient the host was very accommodating and the chef was good as well. We celebrated my MIL’s Birthday and Mother’s Day delighted with the service
Amazing food and chef was awesome!
Hands-down Chief Quail is the Man… he genuinely makes you feel welcomed hilarious guy great cook I can’t wait to go back my girlfriend loved him…. is that a good thing or a bad thing LOL
Everything was exceptional. Our server and chef were the best!
Loved the experience
We made a reservation for 6:30 and did not get seated until almost 8:00pm
It appeared they made us wait for two people in a different party so they could fill a table and then seat us.
The food was only average- the rice was old and hard.
The wait staff was average not all the attentive but not horrible either.
I will probably not go back.
Especially when you make a reservation, show up on time and then they make you wait- outside in the cool ocean wind.
They need to improve on customer service BIG TIME!
Reservations was made for 10 pm. I called to make sure the restaurant would still be open, they told me no so i began to go somewhere else. I got a phone call from the restaurant 5 minutes later; asking if I would be able to make my reservation. So I showed up for my reservation just to be told the restaurant was closed.
Food was AMAZING ! Our Chef Victor was beyond great ! Be sure to request him.
Our server was a great joke teller
Signed birthday group
Edward(or Rese) & Brian 10/10! Very nice and friendly
Open table over booked the restaurant so we ended up waiting 30 minutes to get seated and then another 30 minutes before our chef showed up to cook for us. With less capacity Open Table should not overbook so that people don't end up waiting so long.
This place is in serious need of servers and an upgrade of the interior. The only pleasant thing was our chef, who was a lot of fun. None of the hosts or servers look like give a damn. We couldn’t believe that we were paying the big $$ to be in a dumpy place like this one. (I’ve been to many nicer Benihana’s.
It was Anniversary, our chef Quail was great!
A great evening for the family. Excellent service and food!
It took a minute to be seated as well as for our cook to come to the table but overall everything was great.
It was really good. I had a very good experience. It’s just different when it’s not loud. I’m just getting used to it
Everyone professional and personable.
Got sick after having eating at the Santa Monica location 4/23/21
Also after being seated at our requested table management ask us twice to move to accommodate another guest who was already seated.
We found that disturbing and uncomfortable. Spoiled our birthday dinner celebration
Chef was amazing...
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Benihana - Santa Monica, CA is rated 4.5 stars by 2698 OpenTable diners.
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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.