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 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
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.
Fun family place to celebrate something. ...
Fun family place to celebrate something. If you consider the jokes and antics of the hibachi cook as sort of a dinner show, then the $30-$40 per person price tag seems reasonable. The food was better than okay, but nothing special. We went for a belated Father's Day gathering and had a noisy festive good 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.
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.
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.
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! 👍🏼😊
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.
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
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.
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