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477 Camino Del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108-3502 (Mission Valley / Hotel Circle)
619-298-4666
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Ranked #470 of 4,100 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $35
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Neighborhood: Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 8 FWY and 163 FWY
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Went there for our daughter's 40th birthday and we were very impressed. The chef was funny as well as being a great chef.

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This was a great dinner out. I went to an off-brand Hibachi a few weeks ago and the chef's "show" was not as good as this one. I guess it pays to go to the original. We had a great time. Food was good and the chef was friendly and personable. Of course its always expensive, but worth it for... More 

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San Diego, CA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I regularly go to this restaurant and have been for a number of years. Their service is variable depending on how busy they are and your server, but for the most part the staff is friendly. For the most part the service is usually good and there are a few servers I have had that are really awesome. One of... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Went to Benihana's to celebrate a birthday. Staff was great, especially Sergio our chef. Best Teppan show we have seen. Some new tricks. Our daughter loved it. He made it very fun for our family! They made the special occasion a even more special one.

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San Diego, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My familiy and I have been coming here for years. The $30 birthday coupon is always a plus. I ordered the filet mignon and lobster. The steak was good, but the lobster was just okay. I thought the shrimp appetizer was actually better. One of the best things on the menu is the chicken fried rice. So delicious! As it... More 

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Orizaba, Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We love this place, we have been going here for a very long time. We celebrated about 10 birthdays here. The food is amazing and the experience is great. They used to have Japanese chefs but now they are Mexican (I guess that's an economy issue). Order one of the several menus with meat, chicken, vegetables, shrimp or combination. Also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We came for my 21st birthday and had an incredibly memorable experience. Our chef, David, was nothing less than amazing. He kept us interacted and truly a joy to watch. He is a great asset to this restaurant and made my birthday a great one! Michiko our server was also really great and attentive!!! Definitely recommend this to all my... More 

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Ramona, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My family and I have been going to Benihana's in San Diego since I was a child. We do our birthday celebrations there and have always used and appreciated the birthday coupon for $30 off our dinner. A few years ago they changed it so that it could only be used M-TH for dinner, which made it really hard for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our 6 year old daughter thought the show was 'astonishing!' pacman made of rice, what more could you ask for!? Luis was a great chef. we really enjoyed the show and food. The japanese style sangria(plum) was delicious. had the lobster, steak, shrimp, so yum. sushi for starters was great.

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San Diego Calif
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

So Sad to see my "Go To" place change to major changes and not good!! Side note, El Torito next store closed like a ghost town there now?? I was the GM at that El Toritos back in the day. I remember Benihana's being built and was invited to attended a private guest only opening with the owner "Rocky" Very... More 

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Additional Information about Benihana

Address: 477 Camino Del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108-3502
Phone Number: 619-298-4666
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 35
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

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