We also request a credit card to hold your reservation and require all bookings to be confirmed by phone or email 3 - 5 days in advance. If we are unable to confirm with you using the contact information provided, your reservation will be cancelled 2 days prior to the reservation date at 5:00 pm.
In the event of a no-show or cancellation with less than 2 days notice, the credit card will be charged the full menu price per guest ($295).
Due to the length of the meal and quiet ambiance, we do not allow young children unless they are able to partake in the full tasting menu. Many guests are celebrating a special occasion and look forward to a relaxing, uninterrupted evening. Thank you for understanding.
Tuesday - Thursday, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Friday - Saturday, 5:30 - 9:30 pm
What Insiders Are Saying
You've probably heard about Benu and its 16 courses. But is it worth it? Here's what goes down.
The quail and veal were very ordinary not much flavor. A mundane meal at extraordinary prices. The wine pairing was great
It was a very nice meal to celebrate my 20th Anniversary.
It was a great birthday dinner, the environment is very high end and the food was very creative and blew my mind.
The food was excellent, every single dish. Unfortunately the prefixed menu was very pricey. It’s too bad they don’t have an open menu available.
WOW from beginning to end everything was spectacular. Every dish was creative, unique and delicious. Service was immaculate. Worth every penny. Can’t wait to go back ! Definitely recommend!!!
Best meal of my life, bar none.
Amazing food, not very innovative in the pairing (mainly boring French and German wines), but highly overpriced for what you get.
We asked about adjusting the beverage pairings to avoid sake and beer, Table captain was not great about it. “Let me go see, not sure we can do that” same with removing sea urchin from one dish (after being asked if everything looks good). Not a great start, but a lovely meal. Three stars seems high, but a lovely evening.
Took my boyfriend here for his birthday. Absolutely outstanding service. Every single person we interacted with wished him a happy birthday, the menu was personalized wishing him a happy birthday and they brought out a little music box with a cake underneath at the end, they made our evening that much more special. Food and drinks were amazinggg. Everything about the experience was worth every penny.
We wanted to try a fine cuisine for my husbands bday.
We really enjoyed the food. Special, pretty and delicious.
Personally I liked the small delicates.
We had just returned from a trip to Europe where we enjoyed multiple Michelin starred meals. Ever since Michelin began rating restaurants in the US, I felt there was grade inflation in the US. Benu is definitely that.
Service - Souless, absolutely no personality from the greeting at the door, from the somm, from any server...getting them to engage on anything about the restaurant, the food etc was flat and robotic
We did the wine pairing...they provided a glass that went with the first three introductory bites which may have taken all of 5 minutes to serve in total....before moving on to glass 2 and more food....glass one went largely un drank due to lack of time
Food - My wife and I were hard pressed after the meal to name a single dish we wanted to have again...simple as that...in Europe, we couldn’t help ourselves to take a picture or two of certain dishes given their imagination and innovation...the I phone stayed in the pocket the whole night.
While there are good dishes at Benu, you aren’t going to leave and tell your friends or feel you can’t wait to return.
Amazing execution from start to finish. Presented and well thought menu. Was an amazing experience! Only thing that I’d had to comment that was not so good was the table/party behind me was quite loud and lively.
Went to Benu for an anniversary celebration and left feeling underwhelmed.
Unfortunately, I think we went on an off-night for the staff. We were brought to our table and the carpet next to us was speckled with food debris. The tasting courses weren’t all enjoyable; this is the first time I’ve paid for a tasting course of such an esteemed restaurant and didn’t finish all of my portions.
I wouldn’t recommend this place, if anything the experience makes me question the value of a Michelin ranking... $1000 for two (with a bottle of wine) - what a joke.
As a note, the service was great.
The food and detail of presentation were amazing — well deserved 3 Michelin stars. The staff were awesome!
Definitely worthy of 3 Michelin stars! Creative and delicious!
Delicious food and perfect service
Those not on the menu taste better
It was a fantastic experience!!! Its worth the trip. The food is spectacular and the service amazing. Cant wait to be back and taste those sophisticated flavours again.
Every dish was more beautiful and delicious than the last! Amazing 3 hour dining experience!
Crazy expensive but extremely creative and delicious. Special occasion worthy!
An amazing dining experience! The food, service, wine and ambience was fantastic. Highly recommend.
Excellent food with impeccable service. All around great meal and a special treat.
The finest of dining experiences every single time.
Fabulous tasting menu! Went to Benu for a mini-reunion of college friends! Lobster cxio Lao bao bursted with umami flavor in my mouth that is out of the world! Each dish is unique and unforgettable! Staff and service are impeccable
If you like Asian food, this restaurant is as great as Guy Savoy, French Laundry, Alinea...
Odd and awkward service. Would ask questions and then walk away while we were answering, would have been better not to ask. Cold and impersonal. Sommelier was reasonable. Food is good.
Some dishes were exquisite. Others a total miss. Very limited wine list. Decor is bright and filled with light. Almost looks like an office interior.
Benu was very good . . . but it was not a we can't wait to go back restaurant !!! Especially when it was $1,000 plus for the two of us.
One of the best tasking menus in the Bay Area. Incredible service and creative food.
This place is very special. Art in the form of food. Flavors you could not possibly expect and then never forget. Service was perfection.
With kids too
Food was great but not too much surprise since it’s Asian style, some dishes(like the thousands years egg) are very common to us already.
Amazing! Everything was excellent. The pairing was inventive.
Incredible execution. Tasting menu was impressive, totally worth it.
It’s a pretty good restaurant. I think the only problem is that everything is over salted.
Birthday. The pastry
Best Michelin 3 stars!