About Benihana - Santa Anita
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!
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: 12:00 pm - 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, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Benihana - Santa Anita Ratings and Reviews
The A/C was broken the day we where and ...
The A/C was broken the day we where and sitting at the grills it was unbearable. I had to push my chair away from the grill to try to get my body temperature down but that did not work. I tried going outside but it was 110 outside and 2 fires with in miles. It was a miserable night.
This place is great for a double date, a ...
This place is great for a double date, a nice relaxing dinner or special occasion. The food is great and the atmosphere fun.
Cooked the meat before the rice, wouldn' ...
Cooked the meat before the rice, wouldn't let us order from lunch menu even though it was lunch time, felt rushed
This was one of the best Bennihana's we ...
This was one of the best Bennihana's we have been too and our cook was THE BEST!! (Zachary)
the chef was ok, did not do much of the ...
the chef was ok, did not do much of the cooking show. the food was way too salty, way too much seasoning, i would tell them to go easy on the seasoning ( large amount of soy sauce and salt and pepper ) next time.
We love Benihana and go there very often ...
We love Benihana and go there very often, 4+ times a month but this last time we went I was very disappointed. We received poor service, I was without a drink for a very long time. When my drink finally arrived it was the wrong drink. Our chef decided it'd be fun to make our rice at the end when the people right beside us ordered steamed rice and they were able to enjoy their rice along with their food. Our chefs food was flavorless and didn't put butter in our meat, lobster, and scallops. He also seemed to have burned everything. We also noticed how the onions are smaller, only one egg was used for our rice, less noodles were served and how when we ordered ice cream only one small scoop was served.
Benihana's is ALWAYS GOOD !! Always mak ...
Benihana's is ALWAYS GOOD !! Always make a reservation because is always busy, if you don't, the wait tends to be long. Even on a weekday, so don't be fooled ! :)
I need to go back soon and need the name of the cook who attended us so can pick him again!!!
Good place to celebrate birthdays. If you sign up for their birthday club, they give you $30coupon.
I wanted to order some sparkling wine to ...
I wanted to order some sparkling wine to pair with my salmon meal, and wasn't sure what "split" meant. I assumed it meant half a portion or less, but decided to ask our server for clarification. She wasn't sure herself and told me it meant "red" wine. She went to double check and brought back 2 small bottles of the mumm Napa & rosa regale to show me which clearly were not "red" wines. My companion ordered a beer and she served it and left without opening the bottle. I also requested that my meal be prepared with something else in lieu of butter and she said since I ordered the salad, that the meal was prepared in the back which is not true. I eat there quite often and know that the chef prepares the salmon on the grill still, but the salad itself is prepared in the kitchen. She checked again and informed me that my salmon can be prepared with oil instead of butter. My salad took extremely long to come out (I heard the chef ask the server twice) and my companion was almost finished with his food by the time my salad did finally arrive. When it finally arrived, they forgot the dressing. At this point, I didn't bother asking and just ate the salad with the ginger sauce instead. My concern is with the waitstaff. While I understand that the waitstaff may not know everything, they should be well educated about the menu and if they are new, they should inquire as opposed to providing customers a wrong answer they fabricated themselves. It is important for a large chain such as Benihana to provide excellent service to uphold their name. The chef was great as usual, he's cooked for us in the past so no complaints there.
Adam was fantastic and my parents loved him!
I took my parents to dine here and they absolutely loved it. Adam was fantastic and kept us entertained the entire time were were there.
Something different. Everything is made ...
Something different. Everything is made in front of you, our chef was entertaining. It was our first time there, it was a group of 7. Food was delicious. There was some raised eyebrows when the bill came, but it was a special occasion and everyone had a good time.
Our chef was very entertaining
Our chef was very entertaining
Made reservations for my fiancé & some f ...
Made reservations for my fiancé & some friends to celebrate my bday & our friends bday. I got the Benihana delight & my fiancé did as well! Our friends both chose the trio. Our food was delicious & our chef was awesome! He interacted with us & with the kids! He made sure our food was good & made sure we had everything we needed! Our server was also very nice & helpful.. always checking up on our refills & anything else we needed! Sad that I don't remember both of the guys names but it was a job well done! 👍🏼😊
Had a great time. Food was great. Employees were awesome.
For our first time there was a very wond ...
For our first time there was a very wonderful experience I will be back
The chef Didn't have much experience, th ...
The chef Didn't have much experience, the food was ok, not what I expect it. The food got served little by little, took time to get everything in the plate. we got seated next to a couple that had 2 kids that did not stay still, climbing on the table yelling etc. it would have been nice if the host asked us if we were ok seating with little kids. It was my husband birthday and it was not enjoyable having kids on our table.
Our daughter has sesame seed allergy and they were very helpful
Entertaining birthday dinner
Got there and still had to wait to be seated even though we had a reservation. Once we were seated we waited for about 5 minutes for our drinks to be ordered. Then we waited about 15 minutes for our chef. Our drinks and entrees where worth the wait. Everyone was friendly and we enjoyed out show.
I've been coming to Benihanas for about ...
I've been coming to Benihanas for about 16 years. Of course not this location. My family and I usually go for birthdays part because they sing happy birthday . This day we went to celebrate my sons bday. I had several issues. One my daughter orders vegaterian fried rice. She got fried with chicken which she's doesn't eat chicken. Second my other daughter ordered shrimp and beef and she got shrimp and chicken. When the show was over the waitress came and was giving everyone boxes which we felt rushed . No one finished there food yet. I told her not ready she left then when I was ready by giving her eye contact and just sitting there. She didn't come give us a box. I waited 15 mins then I asked if we can get a picture . She didn't ask if anyone on the table wanted a picture nor did anyone get singed to. There was other pl on the table with bdays and they all left unhappy
Fun and festive dining atmosphere. The ...
Fun and festive dining atmosphere. The food was good but not outstanding, but it was fun to watch it being made. Our dinner took 2 hours, which was too long.
A great place for a birthday tradition. ...
A great place for a birthday tradition. The chef's entertainment, fresh food and responsive service will meet your expectations.
Great staff, good food and a fun occassion lunch. I haven't been here in years but would return based on this experience. Go with a party of 7-8 and you should get your own teppenyaki table. The reservations are only for the teppenyaki tables.
Great for a first time! We'll definitely ...
Great for a first time! We'll definitely coming back👏👏👏
The place is not big, we waited for 10 minutes even with reservation. the service is ok. the food is ok. Nothing really stand out for us to remember. I would not come back to this place since nothing really special about this place.
Was hoping for better
I was there with my family to celebrate my son's 16th birthday and was hoping for a better show. The host was terrible and so was the girl who greets you at the front. It didn't feel welcoming at all. The food was good, but my son was very disappointed.
Service was great.
We went here to celebrate our anniversary. Food was delicious. Service was great. The chef made a show for us that was very enjoyable. I'm planning on going back soon. You can't go wrong with Benihana!
Bad customer service/waitress had an attitude
I have never had such a bad dinning experience as this resterant. I have been to other benihanas and the waiters are usually pretty good. But the waitress we had at this one acted like I was bugging her everytime I asked her for something . And half the time I landed up asking someone else for what I needed because she would not even bring what I asked for. We will not be returning to this one. And half way through the meal she just disappeared. Then the table started asking the manager for items then her sent over someone else to help with the table.
Great birthday celebration
Went there with my two boys (10 and 13 years old) to celebrate a birthday. We had a great time. Our chef, Oscar, was funny and entertaining while still cooking a very tasty meal. They even gave us a picture after our meal to commemorate our occasion.
We had a female chef for the first time she was excellent. This place is also good for kids the chef was very outgoing.
I must say we had an amazing experience at the Santa Anita location I shocked with the customer service we received on our visit .the waitress was on point with all of order and just kept checking up on us to make sure we were still OK with drinks,food etc . from pass experiences this is by far the best location for service.Thank you Jasmine for such an amazing experience .
not good srvice overall
not good srvice overall at this Benihana in santa anita
Chefs are awesome!
We always ger great service by the chefs & servers. Love the birthday certificate! Makes me & my husband come back a few more times! And the chicken fried rice... Oh my! The best!! Yumm!
Well the food was blah. Was not very int ...
Well the food was blah. Was not very intrigued your basic dishes of fried rice and grilled vegetables. The drinks were pretty good and with vibrant colors. I don't know if it was the couple seated across from us or the girl who took the order but there were to many mistakes, From the order taken to actually cooked food. But the staff was very nice and helpful...
Came here for my husband birthday with $ ...
Came here for my husband birthday with $30 birthday cerfiticate. Everything was good. We got seat right away when we got in.
This location is the worst Benihana's ever
The food taste was not the usual I should have know when the onion soup looked so dark and weird my Benihana delight shrimp & chicken was not good shrimps tasted weird just a bad experience except price that was still 100 dollars chef seemed to be on his first day was sloppy and not good
Poor experience this time
Usually you can't go wrong with Benihana, but this particular experience was just not good. This was a birthday dinner for my friend, so I wanted a really great experience. First, the server forgot his steamed rice & green tea, and even after reminders never brought it. 2nd, if you sit a table and the chef is Adam....move! His personality or lack thereof was so boring...as dull as a wall stud. All the other chefs around us were hooping...hollering...laughing...turning on disco lights....our chef did NONE of that. He just mumbled to himself, couldn't hear what he was saying, wasn't sure if we were supposed to laugh or not. He cooked the food fine, but had zero presence & personality. 3rd, this was my friends birthday, and another person's birthday at our table, neither of them got the birthday song! All other tables around us were getting birthday songs, but we didn't get one. On the plus side, we sat at the bar after a poor dining experience, and the bartender Marcos was great! He made one of the best drinks we ever had, and had a very friendly personality as well.
It's still very expensive.
It's still very expensive.
The chef was great, he wasn't corny but ...
The chef was great, he wasn't corny but was a good entertainer and had good knife skills
Great food, great service, wonderful exp ...
Great food, great service, wonderful experience.
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