About Benihana - Carlsbad
Carlsbad, CA 92011
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
When I first reserved a setting online, ...
When I first reserved a setting online, I thought it would be a slow day since all times were available. Boy was I wrong. Had reservations at 7pm, didn't get seated until 730pm. Then after they took our order, we waited another 45 minutes for the cook to actually come to our table and start cooking. So that's 45 minutes for the soup and salad. The cook didn't do anything new so it was quite boring. Only came here to use up my bday coupon.
We had a reservation to celebrate my hus ...
We had a reservation to celebrate my husband's birthday at the Mission Valley location which was closed so we went to Carlsbad, a 40 minute drive each way. We had $200 in gift cards we wanted to use. We were advised they weren't able to process the gift cards which was very upsetting.
Two weeks ago, we celebrated a friend's ...
Two weeks ago, we celebrated a friend's birthday at Benihana in Mission Valley, San Diego. It was a fun, festive experience. I took my family to Benihana Carlsbad to celebrate my grandson's 8th birthday. It was an extremely disappointing experience. We were a family of 5 -- 3 adults and 2 children, ages 8 and 10. The young man that seated us, sat us with 3 strangers. I told him that we were celebrating a birthday and would prefer that our family had our own table, especially since the children tend to be on the shy side. He refused and informed us that they had to fill the tables with 8. Within about 20 minutes of our being seated with strangers, a family of four was seated by themselves at the table in front of us. Shortly after that, a family of five was seated in the next table. Meanwhile, there we sat with our silent children. Additionally, in Mission Valley, children that were celebrating their birthday were given chef's hats and a photo to take home. Our children did not receive either. There was nothing festive about our "celebration". Midway through our lunch, I stopped by the front desk to mention to the person that had seated us that there were two tables of four and five people and that it was outrageous that we could not have had that same courtesy. He did not even have the courtesy to reply. Clearly, some customer service training is in order. I would never return to Benihana Carlsbad.
Food was delicious and chef was very nic ...
Food was delicious and chef was very nice. We had a 6:15 reservation, were seated about 10 minutes late, and did not get served our drinks until an hour later. Soup, salad and dinner were even later. After complaining twice about the incredibly slow service we were finally informed that two chefs had not come in. It would have been greatly appreciated if this information was provided when we arrived. Had we known dinner would not be served until 8 pm, we would have gone elsewhere.
Benihana is always fun. The food is goo ...
Benihana is always fun. The food is good and various for all the diners. They love having birthday people in for the fun. The chefs are fun and do an excellent job, both for excellent cooking to entertainment along the way.
Our reservation was for 8:30PM, we arriv ...
Our reservation was for 8:30PM, we arrived at 8:25PM only to wait until after 9:00PM to be seated. Our "chef" arrived closer to 9:30PM and everyone's order was incorrect. We didn't begin eating until after 10:00PM. Had I known it would take over 90 minutes to begin eating a meal that was over $100.00 for two people, we would have gone elsewhere.
The food is pricy, but the quality of fo ...
The food is pricy, but the quality of food is outstanding, also they load you with tones of food, so make sure you are hungry before going there.
wonderful place to take kids, my kids ( 7 and 3) not only enjoyed the show by the chef, they loved taste of food, and actually they were excited to try new things. Highly recommended for the families with kids.
Disappointed that with the reservation a ...
Disappointed that with the reservation at 7:45, we still waited over 45 minutes to get seated, then quite a while for the chef to arrive and our chef just seemed a bit tired, but no fault to him because he tried. They also sat us with a big party-they probably should try to seat the small parties together, but they were busy so I get it. The worst part of the dinner was the quality of the chicken. Both my daughter and my chicken was rubbery. I thought it was not cooked so asked the chef to put it back on the grill. He did and cooked it well, but it was still rubbery-not the chefs fault, but the restaurant's chicken. By that time, I just took it to go, but threw it away because it just tasted bad 😞.
I have gone to the Benihana for dinner p ...
I have gone to the Benihana for dinner previously and lunch was just as good. The food and portion sizes were great. I ordered the suchi and it was terrific. Plus, our server was generous with extra helpings of the great sauces. I look forward to going again.
Our chef was not very engaged with the t ...
Our chef was not very engaged with the table and was not entertaining like the other chefs. Mood was very easy going versus other tables. Food is good and tasty but food is not blow you away for the price. Entertainment can be is amusing although at times somewhat redundant and it really depends on what chef you get. The more engaged your chef is with your table, makes a huge difference.
Went here for Christmas dinner and was n ...
Went here for Christmas dinner and was not disappointed. The chef put on a great show. They were very accommodating to my nephew who had his heart set on salmon. Couldn't have been more pleased with the food and experience. Will definitely come again.
The service was incredibly bad. We had t ...
The service was incredibly bad. We had to wait for our table for 20 minutes, then had to wait for non-alcoholic drinks for 20 minutes. Took a long time for cook to come to table. The restaurant wasn't over crowded, understaffed. I will never go there for a holiday again.
Our server was amazing, she was there al ...
Our server was amazing, she was there all evening and kept a smile the entire time. Even though we were her last table, she treated us like we were her first. You are the employee I would welcome at anytime for an open opportunity.
The cook deserves an A!!!
The service was not good. We waited a l ...
The service was not good. We waited a long time before anyone came to take our drink and food orders and I had to go see a manager in order to get service. The chef at our table was very good and put on a good show. I think they were understaffed that night.
Food was good as unusual . Chef forgot s ...
Food was good as unusual . Chef forgot some items on meal though. Filet with mushroom should come With mushrooms and shouldn't have to remind them AFTER filet is cooked. Server/drinks took time and server didn't check in enough. Had to find the server twice. Chef must of been newer as whole dinner took close to 2hours. Also didn't do any real show. Though not required but no MOD checking in on everyone. WOuld of been nice. Was overall disappointed in this dining experience in regards to service.
We signed up for the Chef's Table and ha ...
We signed up for the Chef's Table and have not received coupons for our anniversary or birthdays in the last year and are disappointed in not receiving them. Also, this time the service was very slow and we had to ask for everything.
The service was slow. We were the first ...
The service was slow. We were the first ones sat. The table next to us received their drinks and appetizers first. Our chef forgot part of a meal, didn't come out with a rag and had to borrow stuff from his fellow chef. He didn't do a lot of the fun tricks that I have had experienced in the past.
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