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1496 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1701
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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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London, Canada
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food and presentation was good as always. We both had the 5 course Hibachi meal...filet mignon and chicken. Unfortunately we must have picked the wrong date or time. The restaurant was extremely noisy, despite being late at night. Add to that having a person seated at our table who obviously had too much to drink and was a bit obnoxious,... More 

Thank Debra13
Fresno, California
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115 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a disappointing experience. The walls and chairs were in need of repair. The carpet was dirty; food was bland with minimal seasoning. The chef unfortunately slung butter at a co-worker next to me. He did this not once, but twice, ruining her very nice blouse. Once he was done cooking, he attempted to clean the grill and the... More 

Thank xtremern
San Anselmo, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great venue for children who like the chefs' performances and skill with food-inspired magic tricks. They often choose it as their special event favorite. As an adult, I found the food to be fresh, but not particularly flavorful or interesting. Everything is cooked exactly the same way The adult cocktails are overpriced and watery. . .two Benitinis... More 

Thank Karen K
Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant with good ambiance , although it was very busy there was no long waits. I encourage you to make a reservation for larger parties. Overall very fast service!!

Thank Nosha22
San Mateo, California
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

My daughter and son brought me here for my birthday. We had reservations for 7:15. After checking in we were handed one of those vibrating machines to let us know when our was ready. At 8:10 I went up to the counter to ask about the wait. Two ladies couldn't find us on the screen, very confused. But saw we... More 

Thank lois a
Gilroy, California
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237 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

This is the kind of experience that is worth the cost, once. The chef was charming and talented and the food was good, but at their prices, I've had much better. This restaurant also has a fabulous view of San Francisco's Bay. It was a treat to be here at sunset. They require valet parking so be prepared to tip.... More 

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San Mateo, California
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91 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Have dined there several times both with a group & as a couple. My suggestion is always give the chef a $5.00 tip & you will be surprised on the extra service. Food & service has always been good. A little expensive but worth it.

Thank dcs1755
Merritt Island, Florida
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118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

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

Thank kscdennis
Foster City, California
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

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 

Thank James K
South San Francisco, California
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140 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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?