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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Benihana - Torrance Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (140)
Special Occasion (122)
Good for Groups (107)
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Fun (96)
Good for a Date (80)
Good for Anniversaries (80)
Kid-friendly (80)
Casual (67)
Great for Lunch (63)
Creative Cuisine (45)
Bar Seating (32)
Comfort Food (32)
Happy Hour (31)
Worth the Drive (29)
Sunday Lunch (27)
Healthy (27)
Romantic (24)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Authentic (22)
Business Meals (22)
People Watching (21)
Great for Brunch (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Tasting Menu (17)
Hot Spot (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Cozy (13)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Great Beer (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Seasonal (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Spicy (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Vegan (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tapas (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Live Music (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Reservations were made through Open Table! We arrived and checked in with the hostess and were seated within 5 minutes. The chef was very entertaining and the waiter was attentive! Dinner was excellent! The bartender, unfortunately will get 3 stars BECAUSE I DIDN’T GET MY GARNISHES AND AN UMBRELLA IN MY MAI TAI! They ran out of Umbrellas??? Really? Yes 3 stars only! Otherwise, another excellent dinner at Benihana’s! ❤️

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·Dined 3 days ago

Our dining experience was great! I’m very picky with food and want everything very simple with not so much flair. I was not expecting much from this but my wife insisted on me trying this restaurant so I did! It was a pleasant surprise.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Love this place! Go every Tuesday or Thursday for lunch. Take my family as well and they can’t get enough of Benihana’s. Celebrate all our birthdays as well. The food is always fresh. The food is delicious and I love the entertainment. The chefs and waitresses are nice and they do remember your face when you are there.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 4 days ago

This visit wasnot up to par. The waitress appeared new. Did not know details of the gift card promotion going on. Never checked to see if I needed another soda. The chef was in a hurry. Despite a young girl at the table there was little show. My chicken was overcooked. Do not like the fact that they will now charge you shold you want extra garlic butter on your food. That is just too low brow. If you are not making enough on the meal, increase the cost of the meal. Don't nickel and dime your customers.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

We always have a great time wether is for a special occasion or just lunch with my loved ones. This time the service we got from the waitress was not great. She was not pleasant, she looked like she didn't wanted to be there. She disappeared for a long time, we were out of water and needed other things. I had a group of 8 and the 18 % gratuity is added, so a tip of about $60 was not earned. The chef was great, he is the reason I am giving 4 stars. I will still recommend Benihana to my friends and family hoping that they do not get the type of service we just experienced.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great food! I have never been I always heard great things. It was all it was talked up to be.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

We had a great time for our first time at Benihana. The food was delicious, the chefs entertainment was awesome, people at our table were great. We really enjoyed our Anniversary and will definitely will be back again.

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Won a $400 gift certificate from a charity auction. Verified it was $400 upon arrival. We agreed to get there 45 minutes early to have a drink in the bar. We got ignored standing at the bar for over 20 minutes. Then it took over 20 minutes for them to find the most expensive Chardonnay on the menu. It was warm. We got seated close to our reservation time with warm Chardonnay. They required us to pay for the drinks rather than transferring the tab to the table and guess what. One of the two $200 gift cards all of a sudden was blank. Getting no help from the person who verified the card earlier other than a phone number for corporate I could call “ tomorrow”. She did offer us comp appetizers which a couple of us took her up on. They arrived half way through the meal. So obviously I couldn’t ask my friends I invited to pay for the meal. I got stuck with the additional $200+. Slow service. Mediocre food and an I can give a $#|+ attitude because we’re obviously busy enough without you
I will say Lupe tried to make it right. But too little too late

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our server & chef was fantastic!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This was a great place. Under new management and it shows. Very small portions. Even the rice bowel is small and they don't fill it up. They charge for every little thing. The cook said it was due to new management. After we finished, we went to another restaurant to eat. This place is an appetizer. Very disappointing.:(

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Went for my birthday. All was great until we got our pic taken by our server. He placed our to go order on the floor. We totally forgot he had done so and so when he brought our pic, we were all excited to see it. all of our attention was on the pic and the bill we were ready to pay. Upon brining our receipt, a few members in my party got up to leave and I was busy talking g to my husband. We got home and realized that we didn’t bring home our to go order! We left Benihana around closing time and we live so far that we just took it as a loss. :(. The food is so expensive and it was such a bummer to have left our to go order. Had our waiter placed our food back on the table we would have seen it and would have not forgotten it. Of course that ruined the night.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Had a great time! My husband enjoyed his birthday there. The guest that was with ud although strangers were fun also!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Groups, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had reservation, and were seated within five minutes of arriving. The tempera shrimp was delicious appetizer to begin. The Ocean Treasure was also delicious both the lobster and scallops were well seasoned to melt In your mouth.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

They were very unorganized and very confused. We had separate parties with 3 different reservation s because we were different families , bills , etc. They were so confused. The bills were all screwed up even though there were 3 separate bills with the large being a party of 4 they charged all of us the service fee. Over the years they have gone downhill but the prices continue to go up. The scoops of ice cream are barely a scoop and long gone are the warm towels. The food is still good but everything else is below average.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food was good and our cook was fabulous
But those new seats they have off to side are horrible! U feel so isolated over there!!!! Bad choice BENIHANA!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Love the food

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We were celebrating my birthday. The waiter and our cook were the best. I have been many times to Benihana’s but this experience by far was the best.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Arturo our Chef was awesome! Made our evening enjoyable!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Maribel was so nice and helpful!!!

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

The food is great love the chicken fried rice the filet mignon and colossal shrimps delicious 😋

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant and we were very disappointed. The food tasted different. Something seemed off. Even the ginger sauce didn't taste the same. Not a happy experience at all

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

I took my daughters and they always enjoy the up close interaction with the cook.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Despite the fact that the food was delicious, I must say their disgusting restroom made me sick to the stomach. One of the stalls was not working, and the other stalls need a good scrubbing. Their restroom is by far the dirtiest I have ever been in at any restaurants!

Tags: Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Lunch, Casual, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Was very dissapointed. For what we paid I felt that the food and overall experience was very sub par.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We celebrated a birthday, and the service and meal were great!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Humorous chef made the young children truly engage in the dining experience. When I asked for some salad dressing to use as a dipping sauce, it was delivered promptly. Server Jen was very attentive and refilled beverages often. Torrance is a well-run and friendly location.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Enjoyed spending my mom's birthday at Benihana. Always a good meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

wonderful time. made reservations and didn't even have time to get a drink at the bar. was seated right away. Drinks were waiting at the table and the night began. great time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The staff was very helpful and friendly. The quality of meats were pretty good. However, everything was on the saltier side, from the appetizer, sauces, to the seasoning of the meat. Perhaps it was just me. I would not recommend parents with little kids to dine here due to the close proximity to the super high temperature griddle. Otherwise, it was fun to watch the chef cooking right in front of you doing all sorts of tricks. The other area I hope the reataurant can make improvement would be the restroom. It was messy and dirty while I was there.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent service and chef! Juan R thank you for a wonderful, delicious lunch today! My family & I had a great time! Hope you are our chef again!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I took my fiancé here for dinner and she was amazed by the tricks that they do with the food..
Great food it’s worth the wait

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our Chef Luis was great!! He cooked the food perfectly

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We went at lunch time. The food was good as always. The service was terrible. We had to ask for things like sweetener ten times then get up and look for them ourselves. The chef got into a conversation with a guest about how much the prices had gone up and how the company was gouging guests for "add ons and extras".

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

With it's entertaining chefs that prepare your meal exactly how you want it, always enjoy Benihana. The food is always fresh and delicious with more than enough to take home, at least for me.

Tags: Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

Birthday dinner

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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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