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Benihana - Torrance, CA, Torrance, CA

Benihana - Torrance, CA

3.6
3.6
5692 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 Torrance first opened its doors in 1981 and has continued to provide the community with great food, beverage, show, and service ever since. It has 20 teppanyaki tables and a recently-renovated sushi bar and lounge to enjoy the best sushi in the town. 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 114 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch 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

    (310) 316-7777

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Torrance / Carson

  • Cross street

    Between Torrance Blvd & Carson

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

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

What 5,692 people are saying

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3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. AS

    ArtS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Was waiting for a 615 reservation. Was sat 45 minutes after reservation time. When they sat us, made us wait 15 more minutes at the table with no service. Never again
  2. E

    Edward

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    We've been to Benihana many times at many different locations and never had bad service. This visit in Torrance, however, was the WORST. Our chef did a good job but our server was terrible. She got our orders wrong so we didn't get some of the items we ordered. Then, she screwed up the check and charged us for what we didn't get plus some items other guests from other parties ordered but didn't get. Worst of all was that in the middle of the meal, our server just disappeared for about 25 minutes. No one knew where she was and no one did anything to pick up her slack. Steamed rice arrived at the end of the meal, when everyone had already eaten their entrees, and dirty dishes stacked up so badly that the chef started clearing them. Management did little to make up for this problem despite us alerting them about ten minutes after the server disappeared.
  3. GT

    GieannaT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my daughters 12th birthday. Everyone was amazing especially considering it was Thanksgiving.
  4. c

    cherimouse

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    our app't@1615, we arrived 1600, checked in w/ front desk. @1616 we asked the counter, was told 3-5 parties ahead of us to be seated (why no exact number, don't know). @1630, we asked counter how much longer, was told still 3 parties to be seated until our turn. my husband was not happy, asked why have to be so long if the restaurant is going 'by appointment' - if we need to wait for longer, then restaurant should just be walk-in only (isn't it?). everything was calm, including a customer lady in front of us, making the same inquires, UNTIL MARIO CAME OUT. Mario made a lecture to my husband about restaurant's appointment policy, let me recite, so he knows we even w/ Asian faces understand English! the restaurant has 15min. 'grace period' policy, meaning our app't @1615, they don't need to seat us until 1630. if they seat us 1630, they are ON TIME, if they seat us a little after, they are NOT THAT BAD. i always thought restaurant is in SERVICE INDUSTRY, am i the only one with the wrong impression? i've been in service sector (transportation) for 28 years (since 1994), maybe i am old and past my best time, but some value should be preserved. you do not lecture your customers, they are making inquires in low voice, not trying to make a scene. by raising your voice, trying to shame your customers in front others (in the waiting area, more than 20 customers are waiting), does not make you a hero, Mario! like that's not enough, a young staff came by and said he could seat us at that point. Mario said, well, we can seat you now, do you still want to be seated? (really, on a Thanksgiving Day, and it is obviou our family gathering, you asking that question and want me to believe it's not further insult. Mario, i understand English!). to add more damage, Mario told the yound staff, 'go ahead to seat them, and don't forgest to tell them AGAIN about our 15-20 min. grace period...' to Benehana Torrance CA store management, please re-educate Mario especially!
  5. RB

    RodB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food4service2ambience2
    It was evident that the team this Torrance location was understaffed. You could see in the frustrated faces of the servers and cooks . It took then a while for the team to get us going . But once the cook started cooking it was fair experience .
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Birthday and engagement
  7. J

    Jason

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Even with our 8:45 PM reservation, at 10:45 PM we left because the chef did not even come out to start cooking the food. It was a terrible experience. I have been a loyal customer since I was a child. The service has really gone downhill in recent years. I even own Benihana stock - that is how much I used to love Benihana!
  8. TY

    TiffanyY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Our reservation was at 4:30pm ordered appetizers and a drink. Had to wait for our food to get prepared because the server forgot to turn on the grill. They at least took off the appetizers and gave us all a complimentary appetizer.
  9. JR

    JudithR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the service, staff was friendly and food was delicious
  10. R

    Reinab

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food3service2ambience4
    The chef didn’t put any creativity while cooking as usual with other chefs he was sweating all over the place it was my birthday the food was burned the rice had a lot of pepper the meat was cut very bad so unacceptable coming from Benihana we paid $250 for burned food & no show we visit Benihanas often & our expectations. We also ordered an appetizer that never came
  11. JC

    JustinC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We got there 30 minutes prior to our reservation and waited close to a hour and never got seated so we left
  12. SS

    SusanS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was slow, need more staffing. The cook put way up Lucy butter on everything.
  13. JL

    JasonL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    It was my first time so I wasn’t sure of what to expect. What I received was not satisfying. The rice was hard and distasteful. I do not plan on going back.
  14. DM

    DayeM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    Service was pretty poor. Had to request for the food item requested twice. The cook apparently had minimal experience. The credit card interface could not read my credit card. Either by inserting or swiping and the Tap function was intermittent. Was informed upon arrival that there was at least 15 minutes delay from the 7PM.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was delicious, service was extremely slow. Also extremely loud at times
  16. h

    hmdinla

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall positive although chef could have seasoned a bit heavier and cooked the meats a bit longer.
  17. f

    foodlover

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Our table chef dropped his spatula while cooking, picked it up from floor & wiped it on dirty towel then continued to cook with it. DISGUSTING! Three people at table stopped eating and left their food. We're 20 yr.+ customers, Never going back. We went for lunch, 11:45 reservation. Seated after 12 noon because NO COOKS OR WAIT STAFF were on duty 'till noon--as told me by one of the restuarant managers. WHY does Benihana confirm an early reservation when they can't even seat a party because they don't have staff on duty yet??? The place was EMPTY of staff when we arrived excpet for the 20 or so people with reservations - all complaining about this situation.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Waited 45 minutes past our reservation. Service was slow and didn’t get out of there until 3 hours later. The hibachi chef was great tho
  19. EP

    EdPortune

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our chef Chris was very entertaining and did a good job cooking the food.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jonathan was amazing!
  21. JJ

    JackieJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Waited approximately one hour and 30 mins or more for Chef. Soup was Luke warm . Rice was made last and take home sauce was never given
  22. n

    nickie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Man Benihana has gone down and prices have gone up ! Had a 745pm rsvp was seated at the table at 830pm . The cook didn't come to the table till 945 . We left at 1115 pm the chicken was so big I could choke . the food trucks are doing a better job then the Restaurants. It's almost sad how bad the services is .
  23. CJ

    ConstanceJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We were treated well and the food was excellent. As I was the only person having steamed rice I finally realized I should remind my server that it wasn't given to me. Other than that little mistake everything else was excellent. All the other patrons seemed to be enjoying themselves immensely, which created a party like atmosphere and made the meal more enjoyable.
  24. H

    Henry

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    We asked mid rare for meat but it was all well done…. Don’t ask us if you can’t control….
  25. CR

    CarmenR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The service took over 3 hours , we had a dinner reservation at 8:15 on and did not get seated until 9:30 pm when the restaurant closes at 10pm? My children did not get to eat due to it taking so long to get seated. I understand they are understaffed but be honest about how long we will wait. It was very inconvenient to have to wait 3 hours just to eat at 10:30 pm?
  26. TH

    THarris

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We made reservations for my son’s 8th birthday per his request. I made reservations so that we could get in and out because it was a school night. We waited over an hour, past our reservation, to be seated. We kept being told you’re up next, 10 more minutes. This carried on for over an hour. We were told that they were understaffed. I would’ve appreciated honesty at the beginning instead of having my young children out so late on a school night. Then we were seated, the floor was nasty, a used open bottle under the table. Although he cleaned it again before placing our food on there, the grill was dirty. Won’t be retiring to this Benihana. Next time, I will bite bullet and take the drive to Santa Monica.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    6:15 reservation seated at 7:00pm 7:35 received drinks , only alcoholic beverages were refilled. Show was not entertaining maybe the chef was new , fillet mignonette lacked flavor . Only thing about the night that was worth a star was the ice cream and the end of the night.
  28. J

    Jfran

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved my time at Benihana’s!! Food was delicious!! One of my all time favorite places.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    They do not honor reservations. Put you in queue because of staffing issues. Tell you 30 minutes but in reality more than an hour wait for my birthday.
  30. LG

    LisaG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience5
    I had a reservation for my birthday Our cook was a complete disappointment. No fun entertainment. And didn't say one word the whole time And we were were seated in the very back corner next to a door where staff we going in and out the whole time
  31. CW

    CathyW

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Don’t have enough help our reservation was at 5 we were not seated until 530 don’t take a reservation if you don’t have any workers.
  32. D

    Dimples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Carlos and our cook idk his name African American guy (sorry) was both awesome! They really made the experience remarkable!!!!
  33. d

    deborahf

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Benihana is one of my favorite restaurants, the problem is prices has gone up and now you are receiving smaller portions. I understand prices has to go up, but why the portions decrease ? I see this as being greedy not fair to customer. Its sad when you can count the onion, veggies. Rice bowl not full. Lobster so small, benihana you have to go back to giving customers proper portions, or you going to lose good customers.
  34. JA

    JustABeing

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    I arrived at the reservation on time but had to wait for an additional 20 to 30 minutes to be seated. The reason given was that there were not enough chefs. Once we were seated, it took an additional 30 minutes for the chef to arrive. The chef and waiter were nice and made up for the long waits. The food was better here than at other locations, which were too salty. I do recommend this place as long as you do not have any time constraints.
  35. E

    Ehargrove

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My first time going to a Benihana's will differently go back. The food is amazing. Well worth the price.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    4:45pm reservation, chef arrived at 6:15pm! They are severely understaffed. We didn’t eat until 6:45pm, out by 7:15pm. We ran into our friends on the other side of the restaurant while we were leaving and they experienced the same thing. They had a 5pm reservation and were just starting to eat when we left at 7:15pm. For a $200 dinner, service should be better. We are not going again.
  37. J

    Jess

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We had reservations, had to wait over 30 minutes even tho they weren’t busy. The chef show was mediocre, lot of the food was burned as well. I had made the reservation for my man’s birthday, even told the host and waiter. They forgot it was his birthday. No ice cream even tho it’s a part of the dinner menu he ordered from. I won’t be back here. For me, not worth it for $100 after tip for two people, no alcohol drinks just a dinner and lunch special with two sodas. Service wasn’t that good as well. Quite disappointed.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    The chef was amazing but everything else is trash
  39. K

    Kenneth

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Everything took forever. From getting our table to our order and the chef. If you forget something, good luck getting it in 10 minutes. They are very understaffed to the point I had to find someone to pay for my meal.
  40. RG

    RochelleG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    We went for a birthday dinner, the food was absolutely amazing and our cook Bert was very fun and friendly with a warm spirit. However, it took us a very long time to eat. Maybe you guys where short staffed but we waited at least 45-60 minutes before we had begun to eat. Everything overal was fun but waiting so long for a chef to come did take away from the overal 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 - Torrance, CA is rated 3.6 stars by 5692 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 114 times today

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Google Map for Benihana - Torrance, CA

21327 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Torrance Blvd & Carson

  • Neighborhood

    Torrance / Carson

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch 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, Vegan, Wine

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