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5489 Sunrise Blvd Ste F, Citrus Heights, CA 95610 (Uplands)
(916) 961-2791
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
All hype

The food was good - the chef cooking was entertaining. However. I honestly don't get all the hype plus you have. To sit with other people you don't know - I hated that. If that is your thing you will enjoy it, but when I go to a restaurant and I am paying a decent amount of money I don't... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Davina L
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good - the chef cooking was entertaining. However. I honestly don't get all the hype plus you have. To sit with other people you don't know - I hated that. If that is your thing you will enjoy it, but when I go to a restaurant and I am paying a decent amount of money I don't... More 

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Thank Davina L
Sacramento, California
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our go to birthday celebration. The food is always amazing I get the surf and turf scallops and steak soo good. The chefs are always so nice and entertaining the rest of the staff are just ok. We brought a cake in last time for a surprise they forgot about it...had to ask which made it not a... More 

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Thank Debbie A
Citrus Heights, California, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a great place to go with a group. Went for our daughters birthday. The chefs do amazing things with the food and their utensils. Food is yummy. I will say it is a little pricey but well worth it for a special occasion. Bother even take your picture and give it to you in a little holder at... More 

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Thank Sharoncresporeneau
Rocklin, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

What a disaster this place is turning into... My girlfriend and I love to celebrate her birthday every year at Benihana to enjoy the show and the great fried rice. This year I think the tradition died. Our first bad experience was calling to try to get a reservation for the Japantown location a few days ago, only to have... More 

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Thank Justin L
BrandCommunication, Brand Communications at Benihana, responded to this review

On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your negative visit with us. If you have not done so already, please complete our ‘Contact Us Form’ located on Benihana.com/Contact, and be sure to select ‘Guest Relations’ as the category. Our team would love to follow up with you, as your feedback will be... More 

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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This Benihana is not as good as the one closest to me (Torrance, CA), but it was good. The atmosphere was mediocre and our chef was not so enthusiatic. The hostess was excellent. My scallops were undercooked, but everyone else in group was happy and all the food was eaten.

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Thank Diane S
Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

had lunch there and had lunch boat. sashimi, California roll, grilled salmon, shrimp & vegetable tempura, soup and salad for $11.25. was good and we left full.

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Thank norcaltraveler916
Sacramento
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

First and last visit to this place. It's tucked away in a little corner and in my opinion its overpriced and decent food at best. I was unimpressed by their tricks and the person preparing our food and doing the tricks wasn't as engaging as I would have liked. I found the food to be bland, only good thing was... More 

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Thank ash0902
Nevada City, CA
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Tables are for 8 & we were a family group of 6 celebrating 3 birthdays, so another couple was added to our table. Even though we had a reservation & were there on time, we waited about 15 minutes. The other four in our party come almost every year for their birthdays, but it was our first time. The food... More 

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Thank Mary12191
Woodbury, MN
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122 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

For these Minnesotan couple visiting family in CA, we are shocked at how crowded it seems. Benihana is also noisy and crowded with families experiencing the teppanyaki style of a chef cooking in front of you on a hibachi. The dinner begins with soup, then salad with a tasty Japanese dressing. One can eat with either a fork or chop... More 

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1 Thank Lynn J
Orangevale, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Originally we called for a "reservation" for two but was told the next reservation was 3 hours away; decided to go anyway, and was able to be seated with another party of 5 to complete their table. The food was very yummy and our chef was a lot of fun. If you have a special event, let them know. I've... More 

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Thank Kimee70

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5489 Sunrise Blvd Ste F, Citrus Heights, CA 95610
    (Uplands)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Citrus Heights
  • Phone Number: (916) 961-2791

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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