About Benihana - Carlsbad
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. Located just off Interstate 5 at Poinsettia Lane and minutes from beautiful sun-drenched beaches, Benihana in Carlsbad offers four separate areas in which to enjoy a meal. Choose from the hibachi grill dining room, the comfortable cocktail lounge, the spacious sushi bar with a private alcove and seating for eight, or the outdoor patio for cocktails and appetizers.
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Free parking for Benihana guests
Private Party Facilities:
Ask about Private Event Dining.
Book your next event in our private dining room. Perfect for private parties, corporate meetings, birthday celebrations. Subject to availability; please call for details.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Benihana - Carlsbad Ratings and Reviews
We had a ball. This is obviously not th ...
We had a ball. This is obviously not the place for conversation and "the Show" is why we go. Our chef had every trick in the book and the servers provided a rousing rendition of Happy B'day. The food was outstanding and I was amazed at the flavors imbued with minimal ingredients. Definitely a treat for those special occasions.
Four of us came here for my 40th birthda ...
Four of us came here for my 40th birthday -- two adults and two kids (9 and 6). We have been to this location before. Our chef, David, was great -- kept the kids entertained and was very friendly. The food was really just "average" - the veggies and fried rice needed extra seasoning, and the steak was a bit tough (we ordered "medium"). The shrimp was delicious.
I was very let down. This was a party fo ...
I was very let down. This was a party for my daughter!! They didn't notice even tho I left a message it was her bday! The cook burn my daughters finger! They messed up our order a number of times!!! So very disappointed!!!
Good food but the time to be seated left ...
Good food but the time to be seated left a lot to be desired. Although I had reservations at 6:30 (and arrived at 6:25 PM), after a delay I was finally seated around 6:55 PM. Not a horrible time delay but for a fairly pricey restaurant I was expecting slightly more in terms of promptness.
The chef we had for dinner had zero pers ...
The chef we had for dinner had zero personality and ruined the whole point of going to Benihana's. this is the second time in a row we had this chef and even asked to make sure we don't get him for this visit. Of course we did and just like the last time, the experience was horrible. It was a waste of $130 and not happy since we are frequent visitors of Benihana's.
Went for a date with my boyfriend to cel ...
Went for a date with my boyfriend to celebrate my promotion at work, we had a good time and our chef Sean was great. Usually the chefs are interactive, but Sean went above and beyond with keeping everyone at the table in the conversation. Our waitress was great as well, sadly, I forgot her name. We had a great time and will definitely be back.
This was our choice destination for cele ...
This was our choice destination for celebrating our 12th anniversary and it delivered. Best teppanyaki chef we have had anywhere be far. Food was yummy. Happy to get a reservation same day thanks to Opentable app!
The dining experience was great however ...
The dining experience was great however we did not have the same experience at the bar. The bar tender was not at all welcoming and in the way a bit rude. I knew there were a couple that was there before us but we all stood there and he passed us several times attending to a couple next to us but not as much as recognizing us to even say hello or to give us indication he even saw us. But instead when I finally got his attention, "well that couple was there first". I knew he was helping those couple but he was inches from my face and did not bother to at least say I will be with you in a moment or something to acknowledge our presence. He did not make us feel welcome and it may have seemed we are a bother to him.
My reservation was for 7 but did not get ...
My reservation was for 7 but did not get seated until 730 and the bartender was not attentive. My Sangria was awful and I told them and I was not offered a new one. I ordered a California roll and it never came. It was my anniversary and we were seated with children. I probably will not go back for dinner just lunch.
I recommend this place for absolutely ev ...
I recommend this place for absolutely everything BUT the service. The food, the drinks my husband ordered, down to the lemonade I ordered, was all perfect. Except our service, our waitress (believe it said Samantha on receipt) was everything but personable, she took an order from my husband and overlooked anything I wanted. She was more focused on the family across from us, which it wasn't their first time, but it was ours but didn't even ask us. I was frustrated and just wanted her availability to answer a question I had. My husbands used plates were taken right off hand but I was inconvenienced with mine on the edge of the table meanwhile the chef was filling my new plate, also while I watched her walk past about 3 times empty handed without grabbing mine. We were impressed with everything but our waitress, and will return in hopes she is not our server.
We were celebrating a birthday and looki ...
We were celebrating a birthday and looking forward to the Benihana experience. it wasn't the special night we had hoped for. We waited for our table in the bar area and ordered appetizers. It took 25 minutes to finally get our apps. When we got to our dinner table, the server explained the menu, took our drink orders and then our food orders, delivered our soup and salad, then disappeared. No water refills, no checking in for the next hour. The chef was entertaining and personable. But when he cooked the spicy chicken for my husband and nephew, he neglected to tell them they could choose the degrees of spice. The server didn't ask either when she took the order. The food was inedible as the spice level was a 10. When the server DID return to ask if we wanted dessert, she said the chef was supposed to ask on a scale of 1-10, how spicy it should be. Also, be prepared to spend almost 2 1/2 hours at the table. Too long with young kids. We've been here before, but tonight's birthday celebration was a big disappointment. Will think twice about celebrating here again.
The food was very good, but this is not ...
The food was very good, but this is not a place to take small children. Even though we had a reservation we had to wait almost 30 minutes to be seated. Once we were seated we waited another 40 minutes for the chef to come to the table. The server was lovely and we had drinks and salad prior to the meal, but the wait was just too long. The whole dinner took over 3 hours.
Went here for my birthday. We arrived h ...
Went here for my birthday. We arrived half an hour early and waited at the bar. The bartender was friendly, and our service there was very good. The restaurant was busy and quite loud; lots of large parties. Our waitress was friendly and attentive and our chef was entertaining. You get a lot of food with dinner - so much that my husband and I had enough for another meal as take-home. Our steak was overcooked, (ordered medium and it was medium-well to well). Luckily we both ordered tenderloin so it was still tender.
Service was great but our chef really me ...
Service was great but our chef really messed up our fried rice and instead of fixing it correctly he tried to cover it up we did get all of our fried rice comped by the manager but it still was a bummer to not get our fried rice that's our favorite thing when we go to Benihana I've had much better cooks who do a much better job with the food than we had at this location
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