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1496 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1701
650-342-5202
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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A great place for good food and entertainment for the whole family. Can be a bit smokey at times. The food is excellent and the chefs do a great job preparing the food at your table. It's a chain and very consistent in the quality of everything they do.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A great place for good food and entertainment for the whole family. Can be a bit smokey at times. The food is excellent and the chefs do a great job preparing the food at your table. It's a chain and very consistent in the quality of everything they do.

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Mountain View, California
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We met my brother and his family at Benihana in Burlingame (very close to the SF airport) last night for dinner. They were staying at a nearby hotel and taking an early flight this morning. There is absolutely no other reason to visit this restaurant. It is VERY noisy. I'm pretty sure I was yelling when trying to speak with... More 

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We arrived too early for check in at a hotel nearby and just had a bit of drama from the flight - my mom's bag was destroyed by the belt loader and I had to buy another bag - thanks a lot Jetblue! But I digress! This particular Benihana was a short distance away from the hotel - while walking... More 

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198 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A slur against Japanese food. I have been to Japan countless times and this chain should be shut down. Fried rice is not Japanese. Garlic butter is not a thing they put all over their food. Cheap cuts of beef. Almost no marbling.

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

What was once a fun and flavorful experience has been overtaken by hordes of noisy people come to see the spectacle and the staff have responded with a churn of quickly prepared meals that lack any quality that was once a hallmark of this landmark. Don't waste your money or time.

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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Fantastic!!! Took a group of 10 and it was absolutely fantastic!!! The service was wonderful. The food was tremendous Everyone in the group loved it. So many choices of food. Cannot say enough good about it!! Can't wait to go back

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Lakeport, CA
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We had a great time at Benihana in Burlingame. There were 9 of us and all sat at one table. The Tempura Shrimp Sushi was delicious. We had reservations and there was no wait for our table. The chef was fun and the food was pretty good. Be aware they charge extra for fried rice with your meal, but don't... More 

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Discovery Bay
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Was passing by Burlingame it was almost time or dinner. Had not been there since they remodeled. Great friendly staff. Always busy the chefs are very friendly and you can watch the planes land at SFO. Food is great especially the fried rice and their garlic butter.

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San Francisco, California
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I went here for lunch today for business. We went to the bar section because it is suppose to be much faster than if you went in for the show. Today, however was not a normal day. Our food took long to get because the cook had lost the receipt and forgot to tell the server. It took us almost... More 

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Tamuning, Mariana Islands
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Enjoyed the opportunity to watch as they grilled our dinner. Prices were reasonable. Very crowded and always necessary to share grill table with others from another party.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1496 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1701
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: 650-342-5202

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?