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#504 of 3,785 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)
+1 619-298-4666
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with a group of about 12 for my sister's birthday dinner. Her boyfriend had called and spoken with a manager several times to make sure we had 2 Hibachi tables reserved, but when we showed up they only had 1 reserved and acted as though we were inconveniencing them by requesting a 2nd. We ended up being... More 

Thank Brittney B
Rancho Bernardo, California
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158 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We experienced our first Benihana restaurant in the 70's in Florida and thought it would be great to bring our family with grandkids to this Benihana so they could experience too. SInce we were 7 and the restaurant assigned us a table to ourselves. This was good. We were served by an authentic elderly Japanese waitress which was delightful. We... More 

Thank truthfultravel
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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117 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

I ate dinner here because it was walking distance from my hotel. The food was pretty good, but not worth the price they charge. I suppose if you were excited about watching the chefs cook over the hibachi it might be worth the cost, but I've seen it all before and sat at a regular table. The menu described the... More 

Thank Rojayva
Bradenton, Florida
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576 reviews
424 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite Japanese restaurants. The food as always above and beyond standards. The wait and staff service is exceptional.

Thank Jhonesnaps60
San Diego, California
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I found out that Benihana - a tipical Japanese restaurant-, has a "business" lunch menu, that compared to the traditional Teppanyaki or Sushi, is very afordable and quick. The portions are good and the flavor is the tipical from the place. It's worth to try it.

Thank Jorge M
Aviano, Italy
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

We have been to Benihana's all over the world and this one is by far the worst experience we have had! Overpriced and crappy service. I had to bus our own area to make room for the entrees. Our waitstaff got all of our orders wrong, to include the others at our table. I DO NOT recommend this location!

Thank Teresanne
Benihana M, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your disappointment as this shouldn’t have happened. Your feedback helps us to make improvements and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato. More 

Seattle, Washington
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173 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

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 

Thank JLWells
London, Kentucky
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

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

Thank Isequeen
Santa Ana, California, United States
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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.

Thank Marie L
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Leeanne s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $35
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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: +1 619-298-4666

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