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Benihana - Torrance, CA

3.8
4530 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 is an icon in the South Bay. It first opened its doors in 1981 and has continued to provide the community with great food, beverage, show, and service ever since. The restaurant is nestled in Village Del Amo at the crossroads of Torrance and Hawthorne Blvd. 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.

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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 4530 people are saying
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VictoriaV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reservation was for 6:45 pm got seated at 7 ish. Had to remind waitress to bring our salads. Had to hunt her down go get drinks. Think they forgot about us because I had to go find a manager to ask when we were gonna get a cook it was already going past 8 o'clock and no cook so from 7 to 8 that we only got our soup one drink and a salad. There were 3 children that had to go to school the next day needless to say we did not leave there until 9:30. Horrible service and the mangers could of cared less.

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ShannonR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The cook forgot to give out the sauces and was not prepared with all of the food items. He also wasn't the most entertaining cook we have had.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband’s birthday and wanted something fancy . Everyone had a great time. The show with the dinner was a blast and Alex was awesome

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Eman1
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We had a reservation at 2:45 and we didn’t start eating until 5 pm.

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TeresaR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our cook Damien was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service3ambience3

We got to the restaurant at 9:30 PM. We did not get a chef until 11:30 PM. People at our table were saying that they were watching the football game and 2 1/2 quarters had went by and still no chef. The waiter came by to check on us twice to let us know if chef was coming, but chef took forever to come out. I would not recommend this location. Another table seated at 10:30 PM got their chef instantly

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ArielleW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We had a reservation and they called and said they were running behind so it would be an hour later than scheduled. Once seated we were told there would two additional people sitting with us because there are 8 to a table and we were only a party of 6. If you want to have the table to yourself it’s best you go with a party of 8.

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vipLisaJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our wait was a little longer than expected even though we had a reservation bit the service made up for the inconvenience. The chef was amazing ! He made my birthday celebration wonderful

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TonyaB
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food5service2ambience5

Food took a very long time my husband had to leave and eat his food after work very disappointed

Benihana - Torrance, CA
Responded 10 hours ago

Dear TonyaB 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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DawnB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience2

The chef and waiter were terrific. The chef made the experience entertaining and the waiter was very attentive and had a great personality. The restaurant is older and could use a remodel. The food for the money is just okay, the experience made this restaurant worthwhile. There were 6 of us celebrating my teen son's birthday. They sat us at a table for 8 with two strangers. Due to COVID this felt very risky, as there was no way to keep a distance while eating. I think this policy should be changed. Minimally this should be brought to our attention, so we could have made a different decision when booking.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Birthday dinner from all the times we have made reservations this was bad we waiting probably like 30-40 minutes before getting a table reservation was 645 we got there maybe 630 we didn’t get a table close to 720pm

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EricaV
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Things have changed at this Benihana and it’s not the same service or even the same food - soup is different and not as good. Wait time to be seated was long and then once we finally got our food they brought us our bill and asked if we wanted to-go boxes before one person at our table even had a chance to take a bite of her food. It’s like they were rushing us out the door before we even could eat.

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glacieeg
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

We were overcharged for we did not order. We were not told to pay extra for fried rice. When we ordered hot tea at the end, no hot tea! The chef is great. The food is good.

Benihana - Torrance, CA
Responded 5 days ago

Dear glacieeg 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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Hoss
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My lobster was over cooked had a reservation at 6 did get seated till after 7 while waiting went to the bar others were there with drinks we were told it’s not open. When at the table took about 40 min for the cook. The show was not very good just did the onion show. For the price that was not good I have been coming to this one for over 20 years the staff at the front were rude.

Benihana - Torrance, CA
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Hoss 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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DavePoolSafety
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to dinner to celebrate Cindy's "my spouse" birthday and Chris and Arturo were our service team. What a wonderful show and meal. It was an experience we look forward to enjoying again soon.

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michaelb
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Much respect to our server Milena (my fault if it isn't correct) and the chef David -
fist bumps

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was great, cook was awesome, but we were seated 20mins late and did not start eating until after 1.5 hours after our initial reservation time. Restaurant was terriblely understaffed. I did not sign up for a 2.5 hour dining experience. Very frustrating especially with kids, needless to say we won’t be returning until things normalize

Benihana - Torrance, CA
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Guest on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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Denz
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent! No complaints whatsoever. The food tasted very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Jonathan was an excellent chef. We’ve been eaten at Benihana’s many times and Jonathan had new tricks that we hadn’t seen. The food was a tad salty but otherwise good. Great service.

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VeronicaM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Enjoyed the chef Bert , he was so amazing and funny . But I was not satisfied with the wait time. Our table was served after the table that was sat before us.

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LanaeF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Waited 30min despite having a reservation. Had a party of 6 and they stuck us with another couple. You would think with Covid they would give us some space. It was crowded. Still great food.

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Shante
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. I love coming here. Nothing better than good food and entertainment.

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jamonit77
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We as customers understand it’s covid times & they’re short staffed. But management needs to upkeep regular routines & train staff that’s incoming to take their time & make sure they’re bringing out food in order & correct.

Benihana - Torrance, CA
Responded on September 13, 2021

Dear jamonit77 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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PrinceI
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you don’t mind being sited with strangers you better go with a group of 8. Otherwise everything is great here. Try the Japanese Sake too if you drink alcohol 😉

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DrReed
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

My entree did not resemble anything I had ever eaten there previously.

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vickieJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cook he was funny and the food was really good. The service and wait time has improved since the last time I went there .

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PhiPhi
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun times for my birthday. Chef was entertaining and the food was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

I always love going to Benihana but this time it wasn’t the same. It seems like it took forever for our chef to come out after receiving our soup & salad. The meal took longer than usual to cook so the food on our plates was cold when we finally received all of it. I brought most of it home with me. But our chef was nice & very entertaining.

Benihana - Torrance, CA
Responded on September 13, 2021

Dear Guest 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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Jfran
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Had an 8:30 reservation and were not seated until 9:30. Front desk was not helpful or proactive… can not sit at the bar- only one bartender, can’t sit inside - even though there were a ton of open spaces, must sit in your car….Chef and server were excellent, once seated.

Benihana - Torrance, CA
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Guest 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
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

My experience at Benihana’s was ok. When we arrived around 9pm (our reservation was for 9:15pm) I was informed that they were 30 minutes behind. This was so disappointing considering we made a reservation. They eventually sat us but we didn’t end up eating until after 10:30pm. The waitress and waiter were nice and accommodating. As for the cook he was in a terrible mood. He told us he had been working 10 hours straight with no lunch break. I felt his mood was negative because he was exhausted. I told him I had a gluten allergy and he made fun of it in front of the other guests the entire time he was making my food. This was so unprofessional. Eating gluten free for me isn’t a fade diet! I have no choice. This dinner was for my 10 year anniversary. It wasn’t an amazing anniversary dinner because of the drama.

Benihana - Torrance, CA
Responded on September 10, 2021

Dear Guest on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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MartaK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience. Don't waste your time. I made this dinner reservation for my birthday dinner and was looking forward to it all week. When we arrived on time we were told by the inconsiderate hostess that we would have to wait 30 minutes for our table and an additional hour for our chef once seated. I asked why they didn't take the time to notify us of the delay as they had our contact info. All she could say was they didn't know until we got there which made absolutely no sense. She showed zero concern. I have never had this situation with any Open Table reservation. It is completely unacceptable. It is disappointing enough on a regular dinner and that much more for a birthday. I failed to mention that our reservation was at 7:45pm leaving us little time to come up with an alternative. I will NEVER attempt to dine at Benihana again. I had fond memories of past dinners there, but this surely overshadows those. I wish I had read the reviews before making this res. Enough people reported a similar experience. I'm surprised Open Table keeps them as an option. I would expect Open Table to have some quality control.
Again, don't waste your time!

Benihana - Torrance, CA
Responded on September 10, 2021

Dear MartaK on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Out reservation was at 3:45 it took use 2 hour to get our food started. The problem was they only had 4 chef and was taking in the full capacity. I felt bad for the chef because he had to prepare our food in the back and then cook it and if he forgot something he had to keep running back and forth. But besides that he was very nice .

Benihana - Torrance, CA
Responded on September 10, 2021

Dear Guest 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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vipEdithH
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

My waitress was amazing and my chef equally amazing but the hostess was awful, she had no personality and no hospitality. Also this location is way under staffed with hibachi chefs and as result we waited over an hour for service.
If you do not have enough chefs for this service you should not take reservations that exceed the ability of chefs to cover service. It’s not acceptable. They have to do better.

Benihana - Torrance, CA
Responded on September 9, 2021

Dear EdithH 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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DorothyP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my cousin had a great time. The group we were seated with were awesome. The food was great as always. The chef and waitress did a really great job as well. I really enjoyed myself. This is the first time I’ve been inside to eat in a restaurant since covid began and I reallly enjoyed my self.

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dionneh
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

First time I ever had a bad experience at this restaurant.....arrived early for my reservation had to wait 25mins...was seated at my table and waited 1hr and half for cheif to arrive..waitress didn't arrive for 25mins and got every order wrong and missed items ppl requested to order....she only came to our table to bring the drink order and later to bring checks.... worst experience....and I used to love this facility since I can't go to WLA anymore.....

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vipSugiC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

reservation times dont matter... be prepared to wait and dont come hungry or else you will starve

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Mom5
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal with great service. The server was kind and attentive.

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KarlW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great party food, family atmosphere but the waiting can be a chore

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything was delicious and very happy

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You can order delivery directly from Benihana - Torrance, CA using the Order Online button. Benihana - Torrance, CA also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Benihana - Torrance, CA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 316-7777.

Benihana - Torrance, CA is rated 3.8 stars by 4530 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Torrance, CA does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.benihana.com/gift-cards/.

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.

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