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Benihana

#376 of 4,139 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
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477 Camino Del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108-3502 (8 FWY and 163 FWY)
619-298-4666
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
" The Ahi Tuna was Awesome ! "

I took my wife to Benihana's San DIego Restaurant for her Birthday Dinner. She had the Hibachi Steak with scallion onions and mushrooms which was tender and tasty, while I had the Ahi Tuna Steak grilled with sesame seeds which was delicious. We also had the Fried Chicken Rice which I poured some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
grandslamhomer
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El Cajon, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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El Cajon, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I took my wife to Benihana's San DIego Restaurant for her Birthday Dinner. She had the Hibachi Steak with scallion onions and mushrooms which was tender and tasty, while I had the Ahi Tuna Steak grilled with sesame seeds which was delicious. We also had the Fried Chicken Rice which I poured some wonderful dipping sauces on too , and... More 

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Imperial, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Great eating experience. My husband ordered yakisoba and I ordered a shrimp roll. His food arrived really fast, my roll took much longer. The waitress was so apologitic and brought the manager over to our table. The manager apologized and told me that the shrimp roll was on the house. THIS IS WHAT CUSTOMER SERVICE IS ABOUT. Not only because... More 

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Riverside, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The best Teppanyaki ever with a chef who could entertain and cook like the pro he is, many thanks to Ray you are the best. We were given the Benihana by our hotel as a good place we could walk to, which we did. With no reservation we were told to expect a 20-30 minute wait for the Tepppanyaki dining... More 

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is a nice place to have dinner on that special occasion. Bring in your loved ones and splurge. All you choices will be good choices. The prices are a bit high but definitely worth that special day.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 477 Camino Del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108-3502
    (8 FWY and 163 FWY)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
  • Neighborhood: Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
  • Phone Number: 619-298-4666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 35
  • Cuisine: Sushi, 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 - 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

Questions & Answers

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