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Benihana

#395 of 4,168 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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12:00 pm - 9:30 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: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 22
    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
Bento Box Lunch

Lunch was easily ordered, quickly served and tasted great. Enough to take home for our dinner. Just a nice place to have lunch without the fuss

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Banning, Ca
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Banning, Ca
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263 reviews 263 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Lunch was easily ordered, quickly served and tasted great. Enough to take home for our dinner. Just a nice place to have lunch without the fuss

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San Diego, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The food and prep is always entertaining . The prices area are excllent. Great for a birthday party Loud at the tables Reception hostesses were not helpful , were texting . Did not seat us promply

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Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Good food, nice cooking show, good service, an enjoyable time, high prices. Not much else to say. Come, eat, enjoy, break out the wallet.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

There were 5 adults and 2 children in our party. We gathered around the cooking table and the kids were really impressed. They didn't take their eyes off of the chef. I was the only person who had the shrimp for the entrée. But the steak was so much better. I highly recommend the steak. We had reservations on a... More 

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El Cajon, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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
35 helpful votes 35 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 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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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: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups
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?