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136 Olivier St, Monterey, CA 93940-2460
831-644-9007
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Ranked #88 of 261 Restaurants in Monterey
Price range: $9 - $43
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Modesto, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Great food, very entertaining, and good food. Alittle pricey.

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Monterey, California
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

The center of the table is a grill, the chef trained in deft knife work and it's quite fun to watch the food sliced, chopped and cooked in front of your eyes.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I have been to Benihana before and had great experience elsewhere. My kids love hibachi and we decided to give this restaurant in Monterey Bay a try. It must be a busy restaurant as the place appeared crowded. I would recommend to call ahead for reservation. We waited for 1/2 hour before being asked to be seated. Kids love the... More 

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ca
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012 via mobile

We did not have reservations and had to wait for a table for about 15 minutes. The food was delicious and the cook (Jorge) was very entertaining and very funny. We enjoyed his service. The waiter, on the other hand was a bit weird. He did not ask what kind of soup we wanted and he did not ask us... More 

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Monterey, California
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

This place has good food, but can get loud and expensive. I suggest you make a reservation ahead of time to get the most out of this place. I made the mistake of not making a reservation and was given the coice of waiting 30 minutes for a good seat or sitting in the area where they don't make the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

We came here for an early dinner and ended up eating the happy hour specials. The food, price and service were all excellent.

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monterey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Went to Benihanas for my birthday and enjoyed one of the grilled dishes with shrimp and chicken. Overall, I enjoyed the sauces they provided and ended up eating the leftovers of the dish the next day. Good prices for all the food you get and above average service. Signing up with the Chef's Table is a great option, as it... More 

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Nor Calif
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

Walking distance from the Monterey Plaza down a well lit bike trail. The service was perfect, and what's not to like about Benihana.

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turlock, ca
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

The food was very good, and the Benihana experience is very unique!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

welcoming staff and good service - allergy catered for without fuss. excellent food cooked with care by great chef - would go back again.

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Additional Information about Benihana

Address: 136 Olivier St, Monterey, CA 93940-2460
Phone Number: 831-644-9007
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 43
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Steakhouse

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