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1496 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1701
650-342-5202
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Merritt Island, Florida
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have eaten at a few Benihana's and this one didn't let me down. Food was excellent at a price that I expected

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Thank kscdennis
Foster City, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been going to the Benihana restaurant in Burlingame for over 10 years and the last visit seems to be special. There were a lot more staff present, there was a sense of organization, food was very good, and things seem to to run very smoothly. It appears that there is a sense of urgency to make the customer feel... More 

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Thank James K
South San Francisco, California
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121 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Took a group here for graduation. The kids were excited and enjoyed the show. I noticed there wasn't any flipping of knives and a lot less "show" than there used to be. Not too surprised as I can imagine after an injury or two they had to cut back. The food itself is "ok" all being cooked in the same... More 

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Maricopa, Arizona
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

This was worth the wait, I have been meaning to go this this place for a very long time ever since I used to live here many years ago. The different types of people was amazing, don't judge, the show our chef put on was great and a lot of fun, the food was very good and the best thing... More 

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Parker
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

There were four of us celebrating a belated birthday dinner on a Saturday evening. We had reservations, which are strongly recommended, and we were seated promptly, even though we arrived early. Our chef, was a Hispanic male, from Mexico, who although he delivered our meals as requested, was a little less entertaining than what we normally expect and recieve. But... More 

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USA
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220 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

It's filthy, I mean disgustingly filthy. You feel like you need a hot shower when you leave. I took a business guest to the sushi bar which, when I last dined there one year ago, was better than the other Burlingame Sushi Spots, plus it's directly bayside. In fact I've been dining there since they opened but it was nothing... More 

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Thank P K
BrandCommunication, brand communication at Benihana, responded to this review

we apologize for this disappointing experience. If you have not done so already, please complete our contact form: http://www.benihana.com/contact/. Be sure to select Guest Relations as your category. Our team would love to follow up with you. You're welcome to copy/paste your review in the comments to save time. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. Thank you for taking... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

I am in Burlingame for work again, and since a colleague is with me, we decided to Uber down to Benihana for dinner. When the car pulled in, there was a line of cars that looked like an elementary school dismissal on a Friday afternoon. It turned out that they only had valet parking. Once we got in the door,... More 

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San Carlos, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

My family used to go to Burlingame Benihana for birthdays and special occassions years ago. I went last night with 9 friends for a birthday celebration. The food was delectable! The wait staff wonderful and the chef show AMAZING! I will be making this a go to place again with my family and friends for years to come.

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1 Thank Marci L
San Mateo, CA
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Went here in a family group with ages ranging from 5 to 72, and everyone enjoyed it. A bit of sticker shock when we saw the menu, but it turned out to be a real bargain because all of the ingredients (primarily prawns, scallops beef, and chicken) were fresh and of high quality. The waiters were friendly, and the kids... More 

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1 Thank Caliber01
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I was surprised at how popular this place is , even for a Tuesday night. The food is of good quality and it is prepared with a flourish. Watch your cook for the doneness of your food, I had to ask him to take it off to get it cooked a bit less done.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1496 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1701
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: 650-342-5202

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?