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Benihana - Carlsbad

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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641 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
(641 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 641 reviews
5 stars
(347)
4 stars
(187)
3 stars
(73)
2 stars
(23)
1 star
(11)
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Noise Level
2.3 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(407)
  • special occasion(379)
  • kid-friendly(284)
  • great for lunch(130)
  • fit for foodies(118)
  • romantic(64)
Benihana - Carlsbad Reviews List
Review 1 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/30/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2014
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Review 2 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Celebration Fun!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 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
"We always love to come to Benihana! The food is always delicious and the show is excellent. Our chef was extra entertaining and the kids had a wonderful time. I had the Lychee martini and it was delicious. It was my birthday and they always make it super festive. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was because of how long it took. We arrived at 7:00 and our reservation was at 7:15 on a Thursday evening. We were not sat until almost 7:45. There was not a chef ready for us and we had to wait for a bit after we were finished with our soup and salad. The server was super polite and apologized but we were hungry with kids on a school night. We did not leave until 9:40 which was really too late. I love Benihana and I am sure we will be back. I just hope that next time we will not be left waiting for an extra 45 minutes to an hour total."
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 3 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/26/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Hi, my family and I celebrated our sons birthday as we always do. Since our visit was right after school all four of our kids were starving and were looking forward to some yummy Benihana grub. The momentum took a bit longer than usual as the restaurant was down some staff however our Chef Ray saved the day, as soon as he came to the table he took care of business quickly and professionally, food was cooked perfectly tasty and everyone was happy. Ray was very personable as well and even though he was a new Chef to the Carlsbad location, he adapted well and did a great job! The 2 managers on staff I believe it was Scott and ??? also did a great job supporting everyone behind the scenes. Great team and already looking forward to our next trip back."
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 4 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

I have never had a bad meal.

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 go for good food. Plus you get a lot for the price."
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent customer service.

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2008
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
"Server made recommendations that turned out to be an awesome choice. Staff was friendly, quick service and always with a smile. Great atmosphere."
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 6 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Always a good time at Benihana

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Dined on 4/24/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/24/2016
 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
"One of my favorite places to go for a good meal and a good time. The service was greate, the food was AMAZING as always, and the chef (Sal) was hilarious and entertaining."
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 7 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Food was excellent this visit, thank you"
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2008
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Review 8 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Awesome food!

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"All the food was excellent and delicious. Best fried rice I ever tasted."
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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Review 9 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 10 for Benihana - Carlsbad
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
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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Review 11 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 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 4/22/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 12 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/21/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/21/2016
 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 4/21/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 4/17/2016
 2010
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Review 14 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dinner was very good. Great chef.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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Review 15 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Everything great except the hostesses

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Dined on 4/11/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/11/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 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
"The Chef was entertaining, funny, fast, and you get a lot of food for your money. The food improves with the sauces. The hostesses however were unsmiling, unfriendly, & cold. Too bad, it put a sour taste in our mouth at the beginning and end of our visit."
Dined on 4/11/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 16 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/29/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/29/2016
 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
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2014
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 17 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

As always never disappoints.

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
"Food is always hot and fresh. Chef Tam was friendly and fun. As usual great dining experience."
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 18 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/17/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 19 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Our chef Jorge was professional and entertaining.

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Dined on 4/17/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 20 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/17/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2015
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
"Great place to have fun and a nice dinner with friends and family!!"
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2015
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Review 21 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good food bad waiter

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Everythin was good except the waiter cooks where fun outgoing and perfect for the family. My waiter forgot about us and I had to ask multiple times from different waiters and higher staff to get us refreshments trays to go and tab."
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2014
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 22 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2016
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 4/16/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/15/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/15/2016
 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 4/15/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 24 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/14/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 25 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/13/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2016
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 4/13/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 26 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Garlic butter is key

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Dined on 4/12/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/12/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Normally love eating here but chef didn't use garlic butter on our steak. Simple but noticeable difference"
Dined on 4/12/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 27 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/09/2016
 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 4/09/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 28 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Outstanding fun while you eat

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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2014
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
"Such a great place to enjoy food while you watch your chef make your delicious food in an extremely unique way. I loved it"
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
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Review 29 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2016
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 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2016
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 30 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great celebration lunch

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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2016
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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We had a wonderful lunch with our family, many of whom had not been there before, celebrating our daughter's First Communion. The chef was lots of fun in his showmanship with our food. The onions on fire were a hit."
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 31 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/06/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/06/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/06/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 32 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/06/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/06/2016
 2016
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 4/06/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 33 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/07/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2015
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 4/07/2016
 2015
Special Features: special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 34 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2008
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Review 35 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/03/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2012
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
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 36 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/05/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/05/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 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 4/05/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 37 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/03/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 38 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Fun for a special occasion

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Dined on 4/04/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/04/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"I hadn't been to Benihana in 35+ years. The food was delicious! Unfortunately, it's very loud inside, and difficult to converse. Also very difficult to communicate with the chef & server, who both had soft voices and heavy accents. The food was great, but the "show" was somewhat lackluster (maybe because we went on a Monday night?). I also feel it's overpriced for what is offered. $10 for a glass of mid-range Chardonnay? Yikes!"
Dined on 4/04/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 39 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Pricey but fun

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"I took my family and some friends here to celebrate a birthday. We did have to wait about 15 minutes past our reservation time. Our chef was a lot of fun. I asked him if the food had MSG, he seemed a little puzzled but said he didn't think it did. About an hour after dinner I got the MSG headache symptoms, so I think they do use MSG. Our meal was pricey, over $200 for 7 people, no drinks."
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 40 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Benihanas!

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"What a great show what great food what a great experience"
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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Review 41 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/29/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/29/2016
 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 3/29/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
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Review 42 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/28/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/28/2016
 2014
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 3/28/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 43 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/29/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2014
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
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2014
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Review 44 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/26/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/26/2016
 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 3/26/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 45 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/25/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2010
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
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 46 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/24/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/24/2016
 2013
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 3/24/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 47 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/24/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/24/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/24/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 48 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2011
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Review 49 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fun Show and Delicious Food!!

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Had a fun Birthday dinner with a good friend. Our chef was very nice and did a fantastic job of preparing the food in a fun way. We were thoroughly entertained. Both meals were delicious, I had the Spicy Tofu and my friend had the Colossal Shrimp. Yummy!"
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 50 for Benihana - Carlsbad
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/25/2016
 2009
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