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Benihana

#394 of 3,733 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
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477 Camino Del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108-3502 (8 FWY and 163 FWY)
619-298-4666
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've loved Benihana since I was a child, and had a craving for a good Teppanyaki dinner while in San Diego. We had reservations - which I highly recommend - and still had to wait a little bit for our 5:00 reservation. The hostesses were not friendly, and seemed more interested in talking amongst themselves than greeting the guests. Once... More 

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Thank JLWells
London, Kentucky
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're there for lunch and not eating at the hibachi table, I recommend the lunch boat! Very delicious!

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Thank Isequeen
Santa Ana, California, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there my first night since it was an early night and had extra time. I had there rainbow roll and a salad. They were very good. The sushi tasted fresh and I enjoyed it very much. I also had a free dessert compliments of the hotel.

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Thank Marie L
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The food was okay, i ordered the salmon and once i got to the middle it was uncooked and too late to ask to put back on the grill. Other then that it was an okay experience

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Thank Leeanne s
Monterrey, Mexico
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

It's our third time visitting this japanese restaurant, everything was great, the entrees, the drinks, the food, the show that's presented in the teppanyaki area, woww we loved it, but the service a little bit slow. The only thing that I can really complain was that they had no toilett paper in the ladies bathroom for a while eventhough they... More 

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Thank Pilar P
Orange County, California
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We have a Benihana close to our house and we never eat there. Instead we wait until we visit San Diego! This place is a lot of fun and a special treat for us. We love to order Rocky's Special and to share a punch bowl drink (they call them different names but it is big and blue and delicious).

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Thank robinjay
San Diego, California
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We always go to Benihana for a birthday and the food never disappoints. If you go during lunch the prices are a little less but still you get to see a show and eat amazing food. The last time we went our chef, Manny, was so good! His tricks were on point and he was very funny and very interactive.... More 

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Thank Amanda N
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Went on a Tuesday evening. The hibachi tables were all reserved so we got Hibachi meals at a table (they prepare it in the kitchen and bring it to you). I was informed that Benihana does not have yum yum sauce. Then the shrimp came and it was very very dry. It tasted ok but it was very dry. I... More 

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Thank D. Matthew P
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Super fun watching the Chef do her stuff! Food was better than I remembered from the past. We had a great time for my granddaughters birthday.

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Thank Deborah H
San Diego, California
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147 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The joy of the entertainment, talent, humor, group fun, quantity, quality and level of service was missing. After decades of enjoying this favorite dining experience the love is gone...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $35
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 477 Camino Del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108-3502
    (8 FWY and 163 FWY)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
  • Neighborhood: Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
  • Phone Number: 619-298-4666

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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?