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Benihana

1496 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1701
650-342-5202
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Ranked #48 of 149 Restaurants in Burlingame
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Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Belmont, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Benihana is always the same. It is a very consistent restaurant. You know what you're going to get every time you go there. I just wish that when you ordered sushi (as an appetizer), they'd bring it before your meal is already half done.

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virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I've been to other Benihana's and at this place, the food was mediocre. I've been to other better Japanese steakhouse...even with reservations, you have to wait at least 15-20 min.

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Concord, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We enjoyed one of the best Japanese steak house experiences at Benihana. I have been to many Japanese steakhouses, but this was excellent. The chef was very creative and fun to watch and showed us some tricks we have not seen before.

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Burlingame, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Hibachi style is always fun & this used to be the go-to place but there are other options now. Benihana is very expensive 7 they don't do the experiential like they used to. Long wait due to proximity to airport.

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Redlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

For anyone who has been to a benihana's, the food is prepared teppan style. Our chef was great. the food was good, and the service was good.

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Sacramento, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is probably the best Benihana restaurant because if you get a table by a window you can watch the planes landing at SFO. The food is always good and of course expensive, but not really compared to other San Francisco restaurants. The wait time is always low if you make a reservation and the meal time is always quick.

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Brea, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The restaurant is chaotic and very noisy, lots of stuff on floor and the seafood was very overcooked. Scallops were as hard as hockey pucks as they were overcooked along with the shrimp. Seafood was chewy due to being overcooked. Chef was entertaining

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Everything was wonderful (food, service, chef)... Once we finally say down. In all fairness it was a busy Friday night with many large groups. We were a party of 7. Reservations at 5. There were 4 large groups (5 or more) with reservations at 5. I was the first in my group to show up (5pm sharp) but was informed... More

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Hayward, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We came on a group to celebrate my friend birthday,the place is different ,little noise to talk because people scrim and have fan ,the sheaf show is gorgeous and he cook right on your table, food is good,we really had a good time.

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San Francisco, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I recently had my first experience at Benihana. the first thing that catches your eyes is the amazing view of the bay and the SFO airport. It's breathtaking! As we didn't have any reservation we waited at the bar but the wait was, to our luck, not more than 7 minutes. The place was packed! So I would definitely book... More

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