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Benihana

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136 Olivier St, Monterey, CA 93940-2460
831-644-9007
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Cali
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a good time but we seemed to be forgotten a few times. Food was very good. My family had the steak and chicken, they were happy with it. I had vegetarian style, mine was also very good.

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Thank tvalnt9
Seaside
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135 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

I bring mom here for happy hour food and birthdays. They are good to the 81 year old . She fills up pretty quick, so the small bite size is perfect. The prices are perfect for me, too! Thanks!

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Thank Kim H
Monterey, California
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Went with 9 of us for my daughters birthday If you want the entertainment of the grill cooking at table then your okay. If your looking for good food and good sushi, there are plenty of places on the Monterey Peninsula to try. We eat Japanese food at least twice a month and sushi is one of my favorites! Note... More 

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Thank Paul M
Watsonville, California
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Be prepared to drop a lot of money for nothing special. We were a party of seven -- enough people to have a table all to ourselves. That was good. The hostess was very nice. Unfortunately, our experience deteriorated from then on. The waitress who initially took our drink orders couldn't answer questions about the drinks and I found it... More 

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Thank Carlo0647
Watsonville, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Fun atmosphere, great food, good service. We didnt have to wait lomg for a table on a Saturday night which made us happy.

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Thank AmyMedina71
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

We had five courses of six meals. But they forgot to serve us the Japanese tea. I called them next day. The boss just refunded us 6 dollars for six cups of tea. They added 18 % tips in the bill any way.

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Thank Lijin2016
Walnut Creek, California
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234 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

We've celebrated my grandson's birthday every year at a Benihana's. This topped then all. The chef was tops, the show and food he created was tops, and the energy at our table and ones nearby enhanced the experience. A dining experience with all of the right ingredients to make for a memorable night!

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Thank June K
Atwater, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

The waitstaff is very friendly. They make sure drinks are always full. The chefs are fun to watch. Food is good.

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Thank Raquel M
Roseville, California
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

My wife wanted Hibachi Shrimp and we are in town for a few days so Benihana right? Wrong... My wife's Shrimp was so over cooked it was rubber. I had to ask the chef to stop cooking my Scallops and serve them before they became hockey pucks. What happened to the good food they use to serve?

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Thank Mark T
New York City, New York
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

There was a line to the hibachi area, so we just sat in the lounge and ordered various things from the happy hour menu. Everything was good quality, tasty food - sashimi, tempura, gyoza, roll... Friendly and attentive service. Due to happy hour discount, it ended up being cheap too - dinner for 2 including beer was 40 bucks.

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Thank shvarz

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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
$9 - $43
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Olivier St, Monterey, CA 93940-2460
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-644-9007

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