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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.
Arcadia, CA 91007
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
I don't like the fact that the person cleaning the table next to ours just wipe half the crumps off the table to the floor. Then, while we are being served, someone came and vacuum the floor next to our table. This is disgusting and should not happen at any restaurant. Why is this a practice at many restaurants? Why vacuum next to a table when someone is being served and/or eating!
My food was very cold cook took forever to cook 👨🍳 and I was eating as served but if your thinking of waiting for the cook to finish your whole meal would be cold my date was very disappointed her food was cold and mine was done before the cook was done cooking my steak I was very disappointed that I just date steak warm at the end I want both of meals warm at the end and my date would never come back
The service and the enthusiasm of the chef was overall great, he interacted well with the customers and got as along on his jokes.
Although, the food was ok...it wasn't great (and I've been to other Benihana's). The chicken was slightly undercooked and it was hard to eat it when the rice and the entree.
My party had an idea that the chef was a trainee and it was confirmed by the manager after we told them about what we thought.
Hopefully, it works out in the long run.
Overall though, the experience was fun.
Last two times here have been very underwhelming. Service was really poor- very friendly but items were late and uncoordinated all night. After two reminders about our daughter's sushi order we just said forget about it. It was time for dessert. The excuse? "There're just really backed up in there." (Well they must have been because the order was placed 90 minutes ago). Definitely detracted from the experience. Chef was very pleasant but lacked any flair and left our birthday boy wondering when the "fun stuff" was coming. Sadly, I think we've had our last special occasion dinner there.
The overall experience was great the service was wonderful
The only problem is the management shadowing the service makes the chef nervous..... Asking question about the food while the chef is cooking its better for the manager to ask question until after the chef is done doing his work
The only problem I had with the service was that our waiter did not provide full service. He failed to ask for the ice cream that was included with our meal, instead made an excused that he was not informed. All he could've done was check what we ordered instead of making an excuse that he was not inform. We had to remind them as well that it was my friend's bday. While they sang, they just left and never even took a picture to keep as a momentous. We just decided to leave after.
I took my family for my birthday and spent $185, which makes sense for what and where we ate. However, it took almost an hour after sitting on table to receive the soup. By the time everything was cooked, it almost two hours after first sitting down . I am dissatisfied with how long, and performance of server assisting table. I even made a comment to one of the supervisors. The chef was great. Everything else I felt was not worth the cost. Thank you,
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