About Benihana - Santa Anita
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. Benihana in Arcadia sits grandly poised at the south entrance to Westfield Santa Anita Mall. It’s within walking distance to Santa Anita Racetrack, home of Seabiscuit and the famous Santa Anita Derby, as well as the L.A. County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. No day of shopping would be complete without stepping into Benihana for lunch, dinner or cocktails and appetizers in the spacious restaurant and lounge. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more.
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Benihana - Santa Anita Ratings and Reviews
Our food was delicious our chef Erik was ...
Our food was delicious our chef Erik was great he made sure to cook our food to our taste and he was funny, also our waitress was great too she kept making sure we were taken care of such as with refills and explaining to us how the birthday coupon worked. Was a very pleased and satisfied birthday dinner for me and my husband.
The Chef we had was a great cook, but he ...
The Chef we had was a great cook, but he spoke about racism, and tips, not what I wanted to hear on my Birthday celebration. He needs to keep it lighter that those types of subjects. Also spoke about his future dreams, and not being a Chef for ever. He was not really funny, but again did a great job on the cooking aspect. The food was great, and made sure that my special request of no sesame seeds was followed.
Pour experience overall was good our che ...
Pour experience overall was good our chef was very funny and entertaining , my only concern is that our waitress at the end of the dinner didn't offer the complimentary ice cream that is included in the meal . We have to ask for it and even the other party in the table after seen us eating they have to requested . My kids were asking for ice cream since we eat there most of the time
Celebrated our son's birthday and had a ...
Celebrated our son's birthday and had a lot of fun. Our chef was the best and we request him whenever we go to Benihana's. Ask for Michael and get superior cooking skills and friendly, fun service at Santa Anita Benihana. We love our dinners and celebrations at this restaurant.
The food was ok but not that great. The ...
The food was ok but not that great. The thing I enjoy the best was he chef he was funny, entreating and he had a very nice attitude. I will not want to go there for the food again. I thought there was going to be more entertaining during the cooking . I took my daughter for her birthday nobody sang happy birthday:(
We were in a rush so decided to sit in t ...
We were in a rush so decided to sit in the bar area instead of the teppan tables. The food came out very cold and salty. This is a great Benihanna but it is better to sit inside and watch the chef cook for you. We will definitely go back but only with plenty of time to enjoy the teppan table chef preparation.
The food was fresh, healthy and tasty. T ...
The food was fresh, healthy and tasty. The place was comfortable and quiet. The the price was right and we had left overs to take home. Our chef Ellena was delightful, she just added joy to our meal. I already recommended your place, and of course Ellena-The Chef. ( I hope I spell her name right)
We had a reservation and it took an hour ...
We had a reservation and it took an hour to seat us then we were between our waiters breaks so they switched our waiter the waiter completely forgot about us. They took forever to bring the check and forever to return it. They didn't give my friend anything for her birthday even though we mentioned it was her birthday. I would not come back here the service is really slow and the host greeting in the front is really rude even though I told him three times we have a reservation and the whole party was there.
Nelson was our chef, the way he seasoned ...
Nelson was our chef, the way he seasoned and cooked or food was amazing. He is very amusing, the kids loved Him. This was our second time at the Santa Anita Benihana's and surprisingly we got Nelson again. I highly recommend this Benihana's than others I visited. My husband and myself agreed we will only come to this Benihana's for now on.
Waitress worked hard, but pulled in many ...
Waitress worked hard, but pulled in many directions due to the amount of people she was serving. So, she neglected to bring me what I requested from her the first time. The dinner took a long time (2 hours) to get completely. Food was hot, but bland and small portions. Salmon was just okay. Steak was tough to chew and stringy. Over-priced for what you do get.
We enjoyed the lunch however I was very ...
We enjoyed the lunch however I was very very surprised that the waitress would touch the rim of the glasses, when she placed them on the table. She did this repeatedly. I thought everyone in the restaurant industry knew not to touch the rim of the glass when serving.
The other alarming thing she would hardly be of customer service to two African American gentleman. She pretty much ignored them. It was confirmed when they left only a penny as a tip. My employer is Asian, I think she immediately judged him as having money therefore she would be presumptuous in thinking she was going to receive a large tip.
Everything was great except for the rece ...
Everything was great except for the reception desk. People kept walking by us and didn't greet us until a manager walked up. I think the girls working need bit more training at the reception desk. The waitress was awesome and the cook was really good too!
Went on a Tuesday night and the service ...
Went on a Tuesday night and the service was horrible. Everyone in the restaurant had a coupon but our party did not, plus four of us were drinking. Our waitress completely ignored our party but was all over the parties with coupons and they did not order any drinks, bad decision. Almost as bad as ours to go there.
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