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Benihana

1496 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1701
650-342-5202
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Ranked #45 of 145 restaurants in Burlingame
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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Hillsborough, California
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We had a birthday lunch for my son's 12th birthday with family and friends. They were very accommodating and helped us with 2 tables. It was "packed" on a Saturday lunch time which was surprising so I am glad we planned ahead. I thought it would be expensive but they actually had a very reasonable kids menu which was a... More

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My first experience of Teppanyaki bbq. We had great fun and the food was really good. Try the steak and lobster!

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hayward
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

GOOD: Sushi is my favorite there, great deal with happy hours and free valet. BAD: usually overcook at the teppanyaki table, wait too long for table even with reservation, sushi and appetizers take forever. Feel like they try to keep you there for some reason. Service is average. Hopefully the management provides more training and improvement.

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South San Francisco
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We often come here for family dinner. The kids love the fried rice and the chefs' showmanship. When available, the semi-private tables are good especially when you have infants and small children. The photo thing at the end also adds a nice touch. Our last visit was not too memorable though. The valet parking attendant damaged the rear of our... More

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Fontvieille
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

But we found the restaurant to not so clean. There was actual pieces of food on the carpet as you walked through the dining room. Kind of missed having authentic Japanese people doin' the center show... TripAdvisers prices are completely inaccurate to reality.

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Redlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Dinner at Benihana's was very good. Our chef entertained us well. He was especially good with the children seated around us. The service was okay. the drinks are a little pricey for what you get.

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San Leandro, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The food is good. However, It depends on the chef at your table. It is a little bit noisy. My boy loves it.

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