About Benihana - Torrance

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 Plaza 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.

21327 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH:
Monday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Between Torrance Blvd & Carson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(310) 316-7777

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/torrance-ca-to

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Details

For a limited time, when you purchase $50 in Benihana Gift Cards, you’ll receive a $10 Promotional Card. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Buy your Benihana Gift Cards at your favorite Benihana location or online at Benihana.com. Excludes Tax and Tip. Valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017. Promo Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

Benihana - Torrance Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (144)
Special Occasion (130)
Good for Groups (116)
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Fun (104)
Good for Anniversaries (88)
Good for a Date (85)
Kid-friendly (76)
Great for Lunch (66)
Casual (65)
Creative Cuisine (40)
Happy Hour (36)
Comfort Food (33)
Worth the Drive (33)
Bar Seating (32)
Healthy (30)
Romantic (29)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Authentic (24)
Business Meals (23)
Tasting Menu (22)
People Watching (21)
Great for Brunch (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Disabled Access (14)
Cozy (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Paleo Friendly (9)
Seasonal (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Great Beer (8)
Spicy (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Live Sports (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Usually the service is great. The waitress wasn’t rude or anything it’s just that I had to ask her more than once for things like a napkin. She would always forget and she would take forever to bring things.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined 3 days ago

I love Benihana’s. The food is always fresh and delicious. Great for birthday celebrations. Lots of fun!! One of my favorite restaurants!! Love the prices too for the amount of food served.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food is top quality in freshness and preparation. Eating right off the hot pan while watching the food being cooked is an enjoyable experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 4 days ago

Birthday dinner

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Our server Carlos was UNBELIEVABLE. The best I've had in all my time at Benihana!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined 5 days ago

I frequent this place often. Recently they've went under new management and so they don't honor reservations. I made one and still had to wait another 45 mins to be seated. The manager was rude and extremely condescending when we inquired about our table and how much longer the wait would be. He than followed us to our table and asked oh did you want my card so you can complain. It definitely put me in a really sour mood on my BIRTHDAY. This honestly use to be one of my favorite restaurants. I can't even fathom returning to this location. 😔

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service! Great funny chef!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Sadly, our chef was not entertaining whatsoever. We were there celebrating our sons 15th birthday so we are pretty disappointed that it wasn’t fun at all like. It normally is. We felt rushed out of there too. We had a 5:00 reservation and was told that the restaurant would be closing at 8:30 due to maintenance issues. For a party of 10, everyone left feeling cheated on the whole Benihana experience. They didn’t even sing happy birthday to him ! So so sad. We will rethink coming here again for a special occasion.

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·Dined 7 days ago

I have enjoyed the atmosphere at Benihanas for many years. This was the first time my kids have enjoyed it....A tad pricey, but great food and a great show in the preparation. Truly a unique dining experience!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Nice setting great service

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Over priced food, they take their time seating you, and then want to RUSH you out...always LOUD (not good for business dinners.

order got messed up, and the cook was too busy making food for another table instead of ours..

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was SALTY. The waiter was having a bad day I guess. The waiter that took over for his break was very nice. The original waiter never came back to wait on us.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Good food! And quality well worth it. Thank you for being so consistent from one location to the next.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great chef with a great personality and a very friendly waitress. The food was delicious and the Haiku colada was yummy. This was a great birthday dinner and a fun way to end my bday.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was a little salty..too much soy sauce and butter

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We had an excellent time, food was good, cook was entertaining.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

went for my birthday dinner with wife and friends..was great fun place to eat.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Been going here several times per year for the last 40 years. Always fun with great food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our chef Carlos was very entertaining and knows what he is doing. I think he must be with Benihana. He treasure client satisfaction.
Food was prepared to perfection and artistic presentable when he was preparing it.
Recommended to friends and other member of family and community.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

I had to wait 30 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

It was my daughter's birthday. Hostess forgot our party was there. I noticed she did that to others too.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

It’s always great!! Extra garlic butter please!! Love all my cooks so far good entertaining and good service.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Twice my boyfriend and I received such poor service.. coming to an expensive restraunt you expect service to be a certain way. As a customer i felt unimportant and in their way.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

i went friday lunch and had great show ,and fodd was awsome, service is late but for lunch price, its worth it. then , following tues day, i went for birthday dinner eventhough using birthday gift certificate, i dont think its worth it. it depends on chef. i didnt think he was into it and food didnt taste good as friday and i choose better meat at dinner. even extra fee for fried rice ($4 )that too. i can make it better. also, i order their specialtu drink and didnt taste any alcohol. server said its premix. restaurant have bar and its premaid? and chage $7~15. i guess u want to go there remember which chef cooks good and remember his name and request other wise not worh ur money

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The menu has changed. More expensive and less food. Asking for a hot sauce is extra. Even one slice of onion is accounted for and that is also extra.
There are other tepanyaki grill besides Benihana. I don't think I would be going back anytime soon.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Unfortunately, my family and I had one of the worst customer service experiences with both the waiter and the two managers on duty. The only worth while moment during our dinning experience was with chef Pendaja. So yes the food was tasty but the service by far one of the worst. After years of dinning here, it's unfortunate to see how much their quality of service has down graded.

Chef Pendaja by far one of the best cooks just like Kenny and Luis.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

The chef was extremely rude and didn't put enough garlic butter on the food. He was very argumentative and unprofessional.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Celebrated my Anniversary. It was amazing!

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

This was my first time coming here with high expectations but I was disappointed. The tables were to crowded together. Also, the table we got was to close to the wall so people could walk right behind the chairs. The ambience was not what I expected, kind of dull. The chef seem he had been doing this one to many times lol. I ordered the spicy chicken for lunch and my portion was extremely small. I didn’t like that the chef shared all the veggies he cooked because I got the smallest portion, not even at all with the other customers. The flavor of the foods were delicious, I enjoyed them. But overall it was just ok.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT OUR CHEF "PEPE" WAS FREAKIN' AWESOME!!!!
NOW, OUR WAITRESS "ANGIE" (IM NOT POSITIVE) HAD A MAJOR ATTITUDE WHEN I INFORMED HER THAT I HAD ASKED FOR UNSWEETEND ICED GREEN TEA AND WAS SERVED A SWEET MORE TROPICAL ICED TEA, SHE RAISED HER VOICE AND WITH AN ATTITUDE REPEATEDLY STATED THAT THAT WAS THE "ONLY" GREEN ICED TEA THEY HAD ON THEIR MENU. I TRIED TO EXPLAIN TO HER THAT IVE ALWAYS ASKED FOR UNSWEETENED ICED TEA AND THAT IVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH MY ORDER BEFORE. I MEAN, ITS COMMON SENSE THAT IF YOU OFFER UNSWEETENED "HOT" GREEN TEA AND A CUSTOMER REQUESTS IT BEING "ICED" THAT YOU SIMPLY POUR IT OVER ICE. AGAIN OUR WAITRESS SAID "WELL I DONT KNOW BUT THAT IS THE ONLY ICED GREEN TEA THAT WE HAVE!" I MEAN YOU CAN EASILY ASK ANY OF THE OTHER GUESTS THAT WERE SEATED AT OUR TABLE ABOUT THIS INCIDENT AND ANY ONE OF THEM CAN CONFIRM THAT SHE HAD AN ATTITUDE. WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO "THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT" ? AFTER HER LEAVING OUR TABLE, A FEW MINUTES LATER SHE COMES BACK WITH A GLASS OF GUESS WHAT??? THE "UNSWEETENED ICED GREEN TEA" I HAD INITIALLY ASKED FOR, AAAAND SHE HAD THE AUDACITY TO SAY AS SHE HANDED ME THE GLASS " I FELT BAD SO I BROUGHT YOU THIS". NEEDLESS TO SAY THAT SHE WAS MIA MOST OF THE TIME WE WERE DINNING, TO THE POINT THAT WE WERE ASKING PEPE ( OUR CHEF) IF HE COULD GET SOMEONE TO COME AND BRING DRINKS, SPOONS, ETC ETC. AFTER WAITING FOR OUR COMPLIMENTARY PHOTO FOR A WHILE 'ANGIE" FINALLY WALKS OVER TO TELL US THEY HADF PROBLEMS WITH THE PRINTER AND THAT WE WOULD HAVE OUT PHOTO SHORTLY, WELL... WE GOT TIRED OF WAITING FOR THE PHOTO THAT NEVER ARRIVED AND GOT UP TO WALK OUT AND ON OUR WAY OUT MY BF ASKED ANOTHER EMPLOYEE ABOUT OUR PHOTO AND THAT'S WHEN WE WERE INFORMED THAT THE PRINTERS WERE "NOT WORKING" SO THAT THEY WOULD HOLD OUR PHOTOS. SEEMS AS IF OUR WAITRESS IS THE TYPE THAT DOES NOT WANT TO BE BOTHERED BY ANYONE ASKING FOR ANY-THING. PEOPLE LIKE THAT SHOULD NOT BE IN THE CUSTOMER SERVICE FIELD PERIOD!

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I totally loved it. Food was great. Service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I love your bluue moon drink, chicken fried rice and your scalops. Your chefs do a lot of entertaing things while cooking. The seating incourages you to talk to other diners which makes your experience more enjoyable. Your birthday coupons are the best of all resterants that I know.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2017

It was really sad that you have to pay more for garlic butter! When the cook didn’t even cook with it!! He just put it in the rice! And when I asked for More oh you have to pay more! Ok fine (want be come back here) One gust ask for garlic butter on her veg, cook told she have to pay more I felt so bad, I told her she can have some of mine and i didn’t even know her!! She was like what happened they used to cook with it! Rite!!

This is my #1 favorite restaurant.. I think it’s time to move on

Santa Monica location is my favorite last time I went I didn’t have a problem!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We have been taking my granddaughter who is 27 to Benihana's since she was very young. When she comes to visit us from the Midwest to California, we still always take her to Benihana's which is her request. We always enjoy the experience with her as well as the food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

First of all the place was okay . Our server sucked . We went for my birthday expecting to get a bday certificate emailed to me on time and it never came . Told the server that we were here for our birthday and told him the email hasn't came in but he just said " oh it should be coming " so what am I here for ? The experience cook was great other then that no I'm just mad about my certificate never coming in .

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Waiters service was horrible and food wasn’t cooked properly

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 2, 2017

burnt steak,,,,,, Burnt mushrooms
Shrimp tasted OOOOOOLD.

See PICTURE - This was ordered as MEDIUM. Most burnt Filet ever served to me in over hundreds ordered around the world.
Never in my life seen a BURNT mushroom. As easy to cook as toast.

Sad Day for Beni!

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Caesar, the Chef was very entertaining and he prepared the most tasting Chicken Fried Rice I've ever had at Benihanas. We had a very good time celebrating 4 October Birthdays.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

My portions of chicken and vegetables that were cooked on the hibachi grill were smaller than what I’m used to receiving at this location.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I've been too this location several times but this time wasn't as good , the drinks were watered-down, the cooking presentation wasn't that great. I took my sister for her birthday ( this was her 1st time dining at benihana's ).

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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