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Benihana - Torrance, CA, Torrance, CA

Benihana - Torrance, CA

3.9
3.9
6984 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Welcome to Benihana, 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.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 132 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (310) 316-7777
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Spice up your next gathering with Benihana catering! Our perfectly portioned hibachi entrees, sides, and sushi platters are guaranteed to wow your guests. Place your order at least 3 hours in advance and indulge in a full flavor experience. https://www.benihana.com/catering/
  • 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 6,984 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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    Most Booked

6,985 Reviews
  1. melvinq

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    lots of food in a short period of time. staff was efficient. food was good. lots of people having dinner.

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  2. Miche

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was wonderful. Our food was delicious. Pepito did an amazing job cooking our food to perfection!

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  3. Malou

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is really nice and spacious. We went at the right time at 4:30. It was quiet. I was able to use a belated birthday coupon thanks to Emma who is probably a manager and helped me print it out. Chan the chef was very funny and friendly definitely not boring. I wish this is closer to where I live. I won’t be surprised if we visit this location again.

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  4. MelissaM

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    This is my 2nd time at this location and somethings was the same and some very different. Like our reservation was at 8:30 pm we were on time, but out chief came about 45 mins later and he was good and fast. The entertainment was none, but food was cooked very good. During it all I and the other guest was at the table with good food and my drink was super good, even though it was late I could eat my food, so I took it home. I don't remember the last year when I came for my birthday, I received ice cream or a picture like I did this time. Also, one of the guests at my table ask for a picture frame the young lady said they don't have any. I was like I did even get this last time I was here, so the picture and ice cream were a plus. I do appreciate the extension on my birthday coupon, so I was able to still come and celebrate. Thank you.

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  5. DEBORAHP

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and the cook was entertaining. A tip jar for them should be displayed as reminder for the table as his services were great. But if you are already eating, no one wants to touch dirty money. Unfortunately, the waiter failed to give us timely service, the correct checks and them charged the wrong amount on my credit card without even an explanation. It took over 30 minutes to resolve that issue after waiting over 30 minutes for the check.

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  6. FrederickB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was good however I wasn’t able to use my 30 discount on the food the server stated I had to download the app which was incorrect because all he had to do was scan the barcode

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  7. BennettT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    To start we waited over an hour for our 7pm reservation to be seated and the management did not seem to care. It doesn't appear that making a reservation does you any good. They can take the reservation but they can't honor the reservation. Our Chef was great but once we got waters we never say our server again until it was time to get the check. My biggest concern was how disgusting the restrooms were. For a restaurant of this caliber you think they could afford to hire someone to maintain the restrooms. Don't go to this location unless you have a lot of time on your hands ;-(

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I had wit my family the only thing I didn’t like I had to wait for 45 minutes to be seated other than that it was great our chef was amazing I highly recommend

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It took an hour to be serviced our food even though other tables that came after us were being served.

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  10. JasonS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a party of TWO. We arrived at 8pm for an 8:15 reservation. Didn't get seated at our table until after 9pm. Food service didn’t begin until 10pm. We left after 11pm. The grill was filthy with food from previous parties still in tact as well as grease. Food was average at best. Management tried to make up for the wait with complimentary edemame. Do not recommend if you don’t have several hours to waste on mediocre food in a loud environment.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable experience. The Chef ,food was fantastic.

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  12. Thomas

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Main concern is reservations are meaningless. We had a 7P reservation only to be told initially that the reservation just placed us with others in the queue. Even the manager on duty repeated what the host told us. Complained to the manager that was not the way to run a restaurant. The complaint was heard and we were seated within 15 minutes from our reservation of 7P.

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  13. Rm1975

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our chef was great once he arrived. But before that we waited almost 30 min past our reservation to be seated and 45 min after salad for the chef to arrive

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The cook and the wait staff was terrible the cook should have stayed home! He was rude and unfriendly.The wait staff yelled at a customer and slow on servicing our table. The other family at our table complained to management; but nothing was done. We left comments on the merchant sale copy and left no tip! The worst experience I have had in my 30 years of going to Beni Hanna!!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Immaculate and delicious the chef was the best the food was wonderful.

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  16. OmarrC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our cook with the little chef mouse was awesome he deserves a raise

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  17. JENEER

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Upon arrival checking was good due to the whole party of 8 was not all there. Sat at the bar happy hour service was GREAT. Service was amazing. After seating at the table, I told the server that we were Celebrating 3 birthday's all person had there Chef certificates, serve stated that was fine, explained that all cerificates could not be on 1 check, all was in agreeance the waitress took the order. There were 2 orders asked or placed to go and to be brought to the table at the time of check out. The chef of the day was Bert, my less favorite chef he DOES NOT LISTEN to patrons request. Bert repeated to what he thought was the orders of each person and still got them all incorrect. After all the corrections of the orders, he proceeded with prepartions not as lively as most chefs. No interaction. The two orders that were placed to go was made (prepared/cooked) at the table (patrons was giving styrofoam boxes to pack up their own to go. There was lot of confusion with Bert as to had what fried rices and how many of each fried rice. In the end there was not enough fried rice. Service continued still not better. All guest not happy. Upon asking for to-go trays, the server brings out foam boxes, all 8 patrons asked for black to-go trays, servers informed us that Benihana does not all those for table orders however she would do her best. The party members stated that we would pay for the black trays, still no trays giving. Seeing that server had stated that all 3 birthday certificates could not be on 1 check, the server showed each party their separate check on a smal computer device, perfectly okay. However when asked specifically was the TIP included she replied NO. All parties continued with check until we realized the tip was included of 18% on top of the 18% that giving for tip. Therefore she lied, when asked the server stated that the 18% was added was for Bert and the bar, she was not no included and the extra 18% was her. At this point all parties frustated reques

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  18. Mijasit

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Benihanas has ALWAYS been a great experience. Show at the table has been fun and entertaining. Chefs have always been impressive with their knife and cooking skills. Food has always been delicious and we leave in hopes of coming back soon!

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  19. LindaG

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great tableful of people. The chef was very good with the food.

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  20. Nancy

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Chan was great. The food was great will come back for sure

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  21. Jfran

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience today at Benihana’s was great!! The food was good as always.

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  22. MColvin35

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The chef and server and food were fantastic but the ladies restroom was absolutely disgusting and in need of attention.

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  23. RAnd

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The wait staff were excellent, as was our chef. The reception and welcome experience at the front was not as great. The receptionist was not very friendly and was frequently missing from the counter up front.

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  24. NCot

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, some servers better than others...The cooks truly tailor to your needs amd requests

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  25. JeanneF

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at Benihana is always a fun and delicious event. We enjoyed Chef Eric’s humor as well.

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  26. CharlotteD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed my night out at Benihana it was a wonderful and delightful experience.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's always fun to visit here. Many entertainment. This time I took my sis in law family and they love it. Be careful, the chair and table are a bit oily.

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  28. Mysts99

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Sadly they were massively under staffed causing very long waits for service. Asked several times about cocktails that were ordered only to find out 20 or 30 minutes later that the bar was out of the ingredients. The waiter was very nice but stretched way to thin. The food is far to expensive for this type of service. Benihana used to be my special event place but when it is $100 for two with minimal service I think that will change. Foid was not up to par but good. Chicken was cooked to death with no butter or lemon, which is normally used. I blame management for the downfall, the workers did their best.

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  29. NupeMadeNupe

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our chef, Dwayne was excellent. He was full of energy and engaged everyone at the table. He reminded me of the old chefs who made it a show, and not just a cooking demonstration. All the chefs in our section played off each other, making the experience fun overall. They talked to each other, sang songs, made up new songs, and encouraged crowd participation. That was the first time I saw all the tables in the restaurant singing happy birthday, because our chef incorporated it into his routine, as did all the other chefs in the area. Keep Dwayne and everyone else he was vibing. They, collectively, made the experience worth every penny.

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  30. GabyP

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Based on some of the newer reviews and this being our first time at this location, I was nervous since some of the reviews aren’t great. But we had the best time. Our cook Earl was so fun and entertaining. Everything came out at a good time. The server was great as well. Will definitely come back.

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  31. DarrellP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cook was the funniest and he made the food taste really good the next we've tasted there . He needs a raise

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  32. Naya

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I went there with a party of 13 to celebrate my mom‘s 100th birthday. I asked to have two tables together and they said that they could accommodate but only if we were willing to wait. They didn’t specify how long, so we said that they could separate us. But little did we know that when they decided to separate us, we would be in two completely different rooms. Not only that, but as soon as our first party of six was seated, I noticed two tables right next to each other had opened up. Had they checked before hand they would’ve known that within five minutes two tables would have opened up right next to each other. I Am so angry and upset that nobody took the time to see if there’s anyway they could accommodate us. Will not be going there anytime soon.

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  33. ToniW

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Deigo was a great cheif. Really enjoyed ourselfs. He was creative,funny and very personable

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  34. Alan

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We waited 45 minutes to be seated when we had a reservation. On top of that after we were seated we were not attended to, or even paid attention to, not even asked did we want water or anything. First we were seated all the way in the back corner, and as we watched patron after patron get seated attended and served, and 40 minutes had passed we had enough and asked two different waiters/waitresses, why the long wait. They responded we will be with you shortly, and one of the parties at the table left. After another 20 minutes us and another party decided to go to the manager, visually frustrated he said "we're busy and we will get to you when we can", and walked away. It took another 10 mins until we were waited on. The chef did a good job, but the previous encounters or lack of put a damper on the whole experience. Everybody was drained and the excitement of the table was lost. For a 160$ this Bday experience was horrible and they didn't even offer a happy birthday song to our kid even after they asked what was our occasion. Very unappreciated and I wouldn't wish it on anyone especially a kid. 😡 P.S. Shame on Benihanas.

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  35. LondyF

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent! Food delicious and staff very professional. My favorite place for the last 20 years.

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  36. MaireL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had to wait for our table but it was ok since it was possible to go to the bar and have a drink. We didn't wait too long... The show was good but not outstanding. I think it might depend on the chef. One regret : they forgot my daughter's birthday...

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday! We were greeted and went to the bar while we waited for table. The bartender was friendly and made great suggestions for drinks. When we got to our table the staff was friendly, respectful and accommodating. Chef was fun and entertaining and cooked our steaks to perfection! Food was delicious! At the end of the meal staff brought everyone ice cream and sang a fun happy birthday to me! Made my birthday special! Make reservations if you have a large group. Highly recommend!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was fun but smelled like mildew, bathrooms were a mess and grease was dripping from the hood. The place needs maintance and a deep clean

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  39. AmandaH

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were underwhelmed by our trip to Benihana. We made an 8:00pm reservation, we’re seated on time but waited until 9:00pm for any food service. They ran out of Modelo and the chef could not keep the orders straight leading to billing issues. The prices were reasonable for the food but the service was subpar and lacking.

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  40. KenB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Swapped my credit card with another customer's. No one noticed that they also charged another customer's bill to my card and vice versa. Had to return to the restaurant to get my card which the other customer thankfully left there. No offer of compensation. Haphazard handling of money. So loud that order taker cannot be heard. Other party at our table had to re-order.

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Benihana - Torrance, CA is rated 3.9 stars by 6984 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 132 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • 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
  • Phone number
    (310) 316-7777
  • Catering
    Spice up your next gathering with Benihana catering! Our perfectly portioned hibachi entrees, sides, and sushi platters are guaranteed to wow your guests. Place your order at least 3 hours in advance and indulge in a full flavor experience. https://www.benihana.com/catering/
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