About Benihana - Burlingame
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. There is no better view on the waterfront of South San Francisco Bay than at Benihana in Burlingame. You can watch the tide rolling in or the jumbo jets on arrival at San Francisco International airport, all while dining on a delicious meal at the teppanyaki grill or enjoying a sushi feast in the lounge. Express Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Happy Hour is available from Monday to Thursday from 4-7 p.m. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more.
Burlingame, CA 94010
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 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
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Our chefs will dazzle you with their culinary cooking magic that will amaze your eye as well as your appetite.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Benihana - Burlingame Ratings and Reviews
Our first server Melinda was so hostile ...
Our first server Melinda was so hostile and rude I don't understand why she is still serving here. She is so bitter with everything at work. Our server that took over was excellent. We have had him in the past & always takes care of us. Food was great, for the price not so much but it was really quiet & slow which I liked.
Benihana used to be my go-to place...Not ...
Benihana used to be my go-to place...Not anymore. I've been a loyal customer for about 14 years now and as the years have gone on, instead of Benihana getting better, it has gotten worse. The food quality has gotten worse, same with the food portions getting smaller. I am disappointed, and may not be going back.
I love Benihana our chef was great but t ...
I love Benihana our chef was great but the waitress was rude and disappeared for 45 minutes and forgot my sons steamed rice which caused him to get fussy because he was hungry. They say 9 people at our table it was really crowded because of this
Came here for my Son's birthday as he lo ...
Came here for my Son's birthday as he loves the show and the food is tasty.
I think it's well suited for a first date place because it's casual dinning and the view is nice of the Bay and SFO airport.
The downside is the food is prepared in way too much butter, artery clogging levels, but of course it's tasty.
The chefs try to make the experience a memorable one with the knife show, the onion volcano, and the heart shaped fried rice.
But don't go if you're very hungry because the portions are small and if you ever want seconds on the fried rice, for example, that's not possible. Dessert menu is extremely limited.
Again the place is fun and lively but can be a bit noisy when people at the other table are shouting or speaking loudly.
Overall for a place to visit once a year it's ok.
The quality of the food and service has ...
The quality of the food and service has truly deteriorated over the years. I had a stomach ache and headache for two days and my stomach was very swollen. I never want to go back to Benihanna nor would I recommend it.
The demeanor of the reception staff is a ...
The demeanor of the reception staff is an unpleasant beginning. Smaller portions, higher prices, longer waits even with a reservation. I've been coming here for over 20 years and I remember when it was different. Rather a shame to see the decline.
This particular location always seats la ...
This particular location always seats late, at least 15 minutes. Server was nice and accommodated requests but took forever to clear the table between salad, soup and dinner. Food is good though. Prices have gone up. Almost $30 a dinner. Still, I would come back.
I got there 835 cause i have a reservati ...
I got there 835 cause i have a reservation for 845 pm and the lady at the front desk cancell my reservation cause there were calling somebody else last name.lopez which wasnt my last name and then they got me wait until 920 to get me a table , even walkin people were seat before us, the lady with glases at the front desk need to pay more atention on what she is doing !!! Bad service from the moment we walked in
The management overbooks this restaurant ...
The management overbooks this restaurant. Our reservation was at 7:15 and we were squeezed in a table of 10 at 8:30. Our chef was bored and didn't know any tricks. He acted like he was hitting people with the utensils. Bathroom was flooded and packed. Awful value for the money. Management overbooks and overworks the employees. What a chaotic awful scene.
The tables usually seat 8, but they squi ...
The tables usually seat 8, but they squished 10 at our table. It was a little too crowded, and I think a little too busy for the chef. Ten people is a little too many, especially since there were three different parties at the table. The food is always good however.
They need to learn how to take reservati ...
They need to learn how to take reservations at this restaurant. We arrived at 8:00, seated at 8:30, didn't get served until 9:15. A lot of waiting around and just bad service overall. They are always busy and my expectations are low there (you're there for the show, not the food), but when they say 8:00 and you don't eat until 9:15, that is crazy.
FOOD NOT PREPREPARED AS ASKED, ORDERED A ...
FOOD NOT PREPREPARED AS ASKED, ORDERED A CHATAUBRIAND RARE, MEAT SERVED MEDIUM. THREE PEOPLE ORDERED LOBSTER TAILS, CHIEF COOKED TWO LOBSTER TAILS AND SERVED IT TO THREE PEOPLE. I DO NOT APPRECIATE ORDERING THREE ITEMS AND ONLY COOKING TWO AND BEING BILLED FOR THREE. OVERALL AS A REGULAR CUSTOMER, OVERALL I WAS DISAPPOINTED FOR THE FIRST TIME. WE ARE NOT SURE WHEN WE ARE GOING BACK NOW BECAUSE OF THIS DINNER.
Had a great time! They were about 15 min ...
Had a great time! They were about 15 minutes late to seat us for our reservation and it was quite loud...but it was New Year's Eve and they were packed so it was totally understandable. We love Benihana and will certainly return!
Benihana is Benihana. It's loud, but th ...
Benihana is Benihana. It's loud, but that is to be expected with all the knives clanking and people clapping. I don't have a kids, but kids love Benihaha because it's an experience that kids would love. I like it every once in a while. It's entertaining.
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