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Benihana - Encino

Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! If you’ve never been to Benihana before, let us tell you what you can expect: Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups of eight to ten, 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.



Or you can visit our sushi lounge where a talented sushi chef will prepare the freshest sashimi, maki and signature sushi rolls with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine. Smaller tables and more intimate seating is available in the lounge or bar on a first-come, first-served basis, whether you’re looking to enjoy one of our delicious Benihana Teppanyaki entrées or our amazing selection of sushi!
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689 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(689 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 689 reviews
5 stars
(331)
4 stars
(211)
3 stars
(96)
2 stars
(24)
1 star
(27)
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Noise Level
2.4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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  • good for groups(422)
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  • kid-friendly(253)
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  • fit for foodies(124)
  • hot spot(61)
Benihana - Encino Reviews List
Review 1 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Got to love Benihana

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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2008
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I know its a chain, but its fun. The appetizers that come with the meals are nothing to go crazy over, but the main dishes are pretty good. If you get a good server and people who are into it, its a lot of fun!"
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, late-night find
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Review 2 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 3 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
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Review 4 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/26/2016
 2008
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Review 5 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 6 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 7 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My grandkids like the cooking show otherwise I would never go. I ordered sushi and horrible would be generous"
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2011
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Review 8 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2009
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Review 9 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 10 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 9/21/2015
 2014
Dined on 9/21/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/21/2015
 2014
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Review 11 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 12 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 13 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
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Review 14 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Worst. Benihana. Ever.

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Long ago, the chain of Benihana restaurants were known for good food, service and ambience. How times have changed. There are still some decent to good Benihana's out there, but the Encino location is evident of how far the once proud brand has fallen. If ever a restaurant was in need of a complete makeover, this is one. Food is mediocre at best, service is detached and the whole experience is designed for maximum turnover volume. Like the line goes in Wolf of Wall Street - "I'm never going to Benihana again - I don't care who's birthday it is...""
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2007
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Review 15 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

The restaurant was very crowded, wait time long.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
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Review 16 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/24/2016
 2006
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Review 17 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/22/2016
 2012
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Review 18 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/25/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 19 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/25/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 20 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/26/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 21 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Felt pressured to leave the table

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Our server was great, the food was good, but once you're done eating it feels like they're rushing you to get out and get the next group in. Our group sat and talked for a while after dinner and we kept getting side eyed by the staff waiting to clear the table. It was a very uncomfortable experience so we left right away."
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 22 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Entertaining

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Entertaining and good enough food. Good selection of alcoholic beverages. It would be great if they have new selections on their Tepanyaki menu -- specially for those repeat customers, otherwise the food gets old."
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 23 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 24 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 25 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Family time priceless . My birthday was amazing!!!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Great place to spend time with the family and kids friendly"
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 26 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Bday at Benihana

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Thoroughly enjoyed the $30 bday coupon. Loved the free photo gift and bday ice cream at the end. I thought that was a nice touch. I definitely felt celebrated.
I mostly ordered sushi while my friend ordered one their spicy chicken... Entree. I enjoyed all of it.
Unfortunately our chef was a bit timid and very few of his tricks worked out. In comparison to the other tables around us.
Our waitress was upbeat , patient, and kind but she kept forgetting some of our orders."
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 27 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/14/2014
 2011
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2011
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Review 28 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/21/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 29 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Horrible!

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Horrible!! Place was completely empty and they wouldn't seat is for 1 hr!! Cook was in a terrible mood and bickering constantly with wait staff, will never ever go here again."
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2016
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Review 30 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/21/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2014
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Review 32 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Another Great Birthday

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We went to Benihana for my birthday on Wednesday, January 20. The evening was perfect. Our chef did an amazing job cooking all our food and it was delicious. Our service was great and my ice tea never sat empty, we were well taken care of. Benihana in Encino is always a good time and we love going here."
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 33 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2009
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Review 34 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Santa Monica is much better. Too noisy.

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Dined on 1/12/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"I was actually unpleasantly surprised at the ambiance and level of welcome we received upon arriving. The valet were wonderful. The chef was good. Food was tasty. But the overall ambiance was a let down.
I just remember the Santa Monica location having so much class and I kinda expected the same here. There were also like 4 birthdays and the celebratory shenanigans were distracting from my date. Don't get me wrong, I think having fun outings with friends for birthdays is great. I just had a different impression of Benihana from my experience at the Santa Monica location."
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2016
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Review 35 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 1/18/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2014
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2014
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Review 36 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/18/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 37 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/18/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 38 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/20/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2012
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Review 39 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/17/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 40 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/12/2016
 2012
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Review 41 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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Review 42 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 43 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/14/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 44 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good food but THE WAIT!

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Dined on 1/14/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We went with a reservation and still from walking in to actually getting food was 2.5 hrs!! Over an Hr to get seated and .5 hr before the chef came out to our table. If you happen to make it there when it's not justly then the food is amazing and good priced. I love this Restraunt but I will never go on a Thurs/for/sat/sun night again!"
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Valet pkg. company confrontational - Unfriendly

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"food is consistent - service the same - bar servers were strange - unfriendly and strict. Host friendly chefs always fun and entertaining."
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 46 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2008
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2008
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Review 47 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/14/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 48 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We never have a good experience with the hostesses at this restaurant. I wouldn't go at all, frankly, except my son likes going there with friends on his birthday. Our reservation was for 8 for a party of 8. We were all there but weren't seated until after 8:30 and even then others seated after us received their drinks, etc. I do hope next year it won't be at Benihana."
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2006
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Review 49 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Ba-ba-bennyhana

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Benihana can be a little dated but we had a blast. We took a friend and all of our meals were really good and we had fun with the server, the waiter and the others at our table."
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2006
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 50 for Benihana - Encino
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2015
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