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21327 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5602 (Beteen Torrance Blvd & Carson)
310-316-7777
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 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: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Doing business
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Sushi instead of teppanyaki

For many years we have enjoyed the small sushi bar (smaller than years ago after a remodel) and especially the sushi chefs Tada-san and Kenji-san. The choices are limited but you can also order from the menu if you want other things at the sushi bar. The main complaint is that the counter one eats... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Barry H
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Torrance, California, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Torrance, California, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For many years we have enjoyed the small sushi bar (smaller than years ago after a remodel) and especially the sushi chefs Tada-san and Kenji-san. The choices are limited but you can also order from the menu if you want other things at the sushi bar. The main complaint is that the counter one eats off of is pock marked... More 

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Torrance, California
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Recently visited Benihana's for a nice Christmas dinner with the family and had a good time. We took up one teppan table (8 adults) which was perfect. It had been a while since we last visited a Benihana's probably 10-15 years ago back in Salt Lake City. Got seated as soon as our party was available. Service was good and... More 

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I loved the place, excellent service, delicious food. if you book table is better, but the wait is worth it. sure I will return soon. Perfect for friends, couples and family. the best is the free ice cream !!

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los angeles
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

love the beef filet mignon meal. comes w/ shrimp apptzr, grilled onions, mushrooms and zucchini, soup and a very tasty salad. i get the fried rice ( extra $). if u get the fried rice, they dont usually give u a bowl of white rice, but if you let them know you want a bowl of the white rice, too,... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The chefs used to have a passion for cooking, but they no longer do. It just isn't the same as it used to be. The food is good, but for the prices they are charging, it should be better. We only go when we have a birthday coupon.

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Harbor City
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Whilst the chefs do put on a decent show cooking the food, it is not much better than other Japanese restaurants. I guess you do pay more for the cost but his location drops the ball. The service and quality of the chef's performances cooking have declined over the last couple of years. Specifically with the managerial changes, I've noticed... More 

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Sun City, Arizona
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146 reviews 146 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went with friends to celebrate a birthday. The drinks were superb as was the service. OK OK our cook was Pablo.. He was up to snuff. Most wonderful was the now varied and all could get exactly what the desired. Dessert is just ice cream.

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Culver City, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I have been coming to this Benihana for some time now.. I don't know why I never thought of making reservations before but I did this time . I used opentable. We got there about 20 minutes before our reservations and were welcomed by the entire staff. That was very nice. The front staff asked about our reservation and told... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Everytime I come to this place , I am celebrating something special with family & friends.It is exciting just getting ready for the evening as , we all get dressed up and meet for a delightful dinner.My favorite place to eat and meet other people as well.The food is always great.I look forward to our return visit's because , they... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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440 reviews 440 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I'd been to this Benihana location before, about 25 years ago. Recently, my girlfriend, sister, niece, and I ate lunch here to celebrate my sister's birthday. We arrived before the lunch crowd hit, so the place was fairly empty. I understood that for lunch we'd get smaller portions, and not everything you'd get during dinner would be included, but there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21327 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5602
    (Beteen Torrance Blvd & Carson)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance
  • Phone Number: 310-316-7777

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
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?