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“Cheap eats in SF” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Benihana

Benihana
1737 Post St, Ste 350, San Francisco, CA 94115-3646 (Japantown)
415-563-4844
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Ranked #1,150 of 5,007 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Japantown
Cross street: Laguna /Webster
San Francisco
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Cheap eats in SF”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Yes San Francisco is a city for foodies, but restaurants are very expensive here and many charge you for every course. This isn't true at Benihana, you get a complete meal at a decent price, cooked in front of you. I wouldn't recommend this restaurants for tourist, since it isn't a traditional Japanese restaurant. Also Benihanas can be found all over the US, but for price and service it a value.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Montevideo, Uruguay
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Very tasty and good served dish and abundant.
Funny show done by the cook, when he cooked the food in front of us.

Visited September 2013
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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“What a show!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We were impressed by this restaurant while walking around the Japanese Center and decided to try it the same evening. While waiting for our table to be ready we sat at the bar and had a cocktail (a good bloody mary!), then the waiter took us to the table where we sat with other 4 girls. We ordered our drinks and also our meal. 5 minutes later came the cooker who was a real artist. He made a great cooking show and we were amazed by his great ability.
The food was also very good and tasty.
Go there if you want to have a nice evening!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Manila, Philippines
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175 reviews 175 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Decent japanese food, you come here for the entertainment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

My mum in laws favorite restaurant. Food is decent and westernized japanese but you
Cme here for the show and to be entertained. You will not be dissapointed. Great for
Kids. Value is ok. Eat here at least twice and you wont be dissapointed.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hyderabad, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Awesome ambience and concept”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The concept of cook at your table was really awesome and the food they served was really yummy. the knife art of chef was amazing

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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