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
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.
I would recommend Benihana City of Indus ...
I would recommend Benihana City of Industry Brand. Ambiance and staff more efficient and alive. Santa Anita was dreary and service was ok. We didn't even get a souvenir picture taken or asked if we even wanted one. Not my best experience for being the first time at this location.
the waitress was hard to find after she ...
the waitress was hard to find after she took our order.
We ordered two sake and she only bring one. We ordered stream rice and she brought NONE, and she was nowhere to be found and we end up to ask another waitress for our stream rice.
I absolutely loved the experience. First ...
I absolutely loved the experience. First time at Benihana's. It was well worth it and the cook, Andrew, was funny, entertaining and engaging. I was a little worried having gone with my toddler, but she was entertained and sat the whole time. The food was the best! We definitely plan to return! Thank you.
Made a reservation for 12:30 on Saturday ...
Made a reservation for 12:30 on Saturday. Got there on time and we were told that they were not ready due to not having staff. Had to wait 25 minutes to be seated. Food was very salty. Restaurant was very hot, all of us were sweating. Gave us a free appetizer for the inconvenience.
The chef and food were very good. The wa ...
The chef and food were very good. The wait staff and greeting people were not friendly. I guess they are overworked. We never received our drink orders in a timely manner. At one point , I asked our chef if he could get someone to deliver another beer we had been waiting a long time for. At one point, we started taking bets on how long it would take to get our drinks. Overall a good experience, the chef and food make up for the mundane attitude and service of the staff
The hostess completely ignored us and so ...
The hostess completely ignored us and so the manager very rude rude rude. My girlfriend got there early so they told her with attitude that they could not sit her into everyone was there it's understandable. I was impressing my 4 little princesses my daughters. So when I got there the hostess acknowledged that so there I was waiting longer then my reservation was. Time 820pm I waited an hour and then I went and told the hostess if the table was ready she said again it's the full party already here ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!!!! I got irritated so anyone would then the manager came and did nothing. They say us with a young couple too. They are the worst service ever they need new staff there the corporate would not appreciate this kind of treatment to any guest
Food was good but not great. I requested ...
Food was good but not great. I requested no mushrooms with my chicken and I still got mushrooms. I didn't know which chicken was mine when he was cooking so how was I supposed to stop him from mixing mushrooms in my chicken. Seating on the middle was kind of tight. I had an okay time. Most likely won't come back in a long time.
Our waitress was horrible. Daniel our ch ...
Our waitress was horrible. Daniel our chief was great and he ask if Matt another server could help us. We spoke to Jim (I believe was the Manager in charge) and still did not feel comfortable. My family and I eat at benihana at minimum two times a week however, we go to the Torrance or Santa Monica facilities mostly. I have been to benihana as far as Gold Coast- Australia, Port of Spain-Trinidad and Tobago and never experience disappointment I have received at this complex.
My first time at the Santa Anita Benihan ...
My first time at the Santa Anita Benihana certainly did not disappoint! I(I had previously only been to the Ontario restaurant)! The chef was great, of course, service was prompt--and I much enjoyed my "late" birthday dinner!
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.
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