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5489 Sunrise Blvd Ste F, Citrus Heights, CA 95610 (Uplands)
(916) 961-2791
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Experiencing Japanese Teppanyaki at Benihana

For these Minnesotan couple visiting family in CA, we are shocked at how crowded it seems. Benihana is also noisy and crowded with families experiencing the teppanyaki style of a chef cooking in front of you on a hibachi. The dinner begins with soup, then salad with a tasty Japanese dressing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
Lynn J
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Woodbury, MN
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
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28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Woodbury, MN
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

For these Minnesotan couple visiting family in CA, we are shocked at how crowded it seems. Benihana is also noisy and crowded with families experiencing the teppanyaki style of a chef cooking in front of you on a hibachi. The dinner begins with soup, then salad with a tasty Japanese dressing. One can eat with either a fork or chop... More 

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Orangevale, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Originally we called for a "reservation" for two but was told the next reservation was 3 hours away; decided to go anyway, and was able to be seated with another party of 5 to complete their table. The food was very yummy and our chef was a lot of fun. If you have a special event, let them know. I've... More 

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Folsom, California, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We went for my 40th bday. They have a program that gives $30 for a birthday meal, so we thought we would try it out. When we arrived the lobby was filled with kids running every where. I was really surprised, considering the prices of the meals. We pushed our way to the bar and ordered two Sapporo beers. our... More 

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BenihanaRestaurant, Brand Communication at Benihana, responded to this review

Marino, Thank you for this feedback. We apologize our team did not communicate as well as they could have and the experience during your visit was not positive. Your review will be shared with management. Thank you for taking the time to share with us on TripAdvisor. More 

Sacramento, California, Usa
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275 reviews 275 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Located in the shopping center behind the Olive Garden and Fudruckers. This hibachi style Japanese restaurant serves sushi and other Japanese fair. Host and wait staff are prompt to seating and taking orders. Wait times can greatly vary as it gets fairly busy. Delivery of appetizers and beverages can be a tad slow at times. A large menu of grill... More 

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Sacramento, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It is entertaining to watch the chefs cook on a hot grill with all of your friends or family watching them prepare the food. I personally like their scallops. They offer both steaks, seafood, vegetables, fried rice as you watch. The chefs are very entertaining . Best to arrive early for dinner because large groups come for birthdays, etc and... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very nice eating experience overall. I usually visit Benihana with family for special occasions, but this time I took a friend who lives in the Sacramento area who never been to this type of restaurant. Although it was very hot and I was sweating inside (being a big bear it was difficult) the Benihana experience for dinner was just as... More 

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Portland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Benihana is busy, loud and fun, a good place to celebrate a birthday. The teppan food is mediocre but fun to watch. Our chef seemed to be "in training" and missed 75% of his tricks. We tried to be encouraging, but it was rather sad. The teppan food is prepared with normal seasoning, but that's all. It is put on... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great food, atmosphere was good and entertaining. Enjoyed the cooking at the table. The food was very excellent and filling...

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Sacramento, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My family and I have been coming here for years. Can't say enough about the "yum yum" ginger sauce, it's great. Love the onion soup, and their ginger salad dressing. The cooks used to put on a great show... Not so much any more. Hardly worth the $$$ for the small portions of food you get... I think the management... More 

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Atascocita, Texas, United States
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90 reviews 90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

So I have been to at least 15-20 different locations; and this one is by far: THE WORST!!! I brought 2 guest that have never been to a Benihana before, and we had THE WORST experience ever! I told them up front and at the table, they have never been; and we got a horrible chef. HE DID ZERO TRICKS!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5489 Sunrise Blvd Ste F, Citrus Heights, CA 95610
    (Uplands)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Citrus Heights
  • Phone Number: (916) 961-2791

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 - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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