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1496 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1701
650-342-5202
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:30 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Happy

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Robert R
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lakeport, CA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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3 reviews 3 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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

staff seemed tired and disinterested. Had reservations on a not crowded weeknight and still took a long time to be seated. The steak tasted cheap and was bland. 2 orders of salmon ordered "medium" was served quite raw in the center. It took so long to get service after the chef left that we left without the dessert for the... More 

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

It was really good food and a great atmosphere. It should have scored top marks but to be honest the bar staff were pretty poor and there's nothing worse than a sticky bar that needs scraping. Chef was entertaining people around us were fun so would definitely go back. I didnt book a table but would next time and recommend... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Kids are entertained, the food is fine and the environment is great for a large group. We usually have a fantastic time!

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Richmond, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I have eaten at several Japanese Hibachi restaurants and have to say this was the best tasting food ever. Wish we had one in Virginia.

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Orange County
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Just day before the major storm, for the first time we had all of our Northern California employee's all meet in one place for dinner. We was so pleased to have participated with Benihana's 50'th Anniversary. The Service was great, the atmosphere was festive, and our employee's was thrilled to meet with everyone for the first time. We would definitely... More 

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Prince Albert, Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Tried this restaurant for the reason that it's just a block away from our hotel, food is nothing fancy, but had a good supper

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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?