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“Better than expected”
Review of Benihana

Benihana
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Ranked #50 of 172 Restaurants in Burlingame
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Better than expected”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

We were reluctant to share table, but in the end enjoyed sharing the meal with newly engaged couple and their families meeting for the first time.

Visited May 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Manila
Level 6 Contributor
238 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“I love this restaurant, anywhere in the world!”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

I love this restaurant, after all these years, they are still consistent. I am only visiting, but every time I go L.A. Or SanFo, I have to eat at Benihana. Had lunch here Jan. 2, 2013. The Maitre D' seated us immediately, of course, it's the misono table. Ordered and ate the usual, shrimp fried rice, fillet mignon, veggies, mushrooms. Came with salad. Our chef as usual played his tricks, did his juggling thing. Over all still the best Jap, misono for me!

  • Visited January 2013
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San Juan Islands, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
340 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“OK if you don't mind waiting a half hour for your reservation”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Another of the current strain of restauarants where we book a reservation a week ahead, confirm it when they call to confirm, show up 15 minutes early and then wait 35 minutes past the appointed time. The reason being given in most restaurants around the country was the same here on November 4: "we have too many people coming to eat here". Somehow that rankles people who eat out a lot, as it sure does me. Decent food, fun, noisy, the usual chef gimmicks, but the wait is beyond belief that management can't handle it.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank MikeandSarah
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Santa Cruz, California
Level 6 Contributor
388 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
“Fun place”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

It's always fun to sit around a table and make new friends. The only problem is, the food is not healthy. I couldn't believe how much butter they added to everything, including the rice. So if your looking for healthy, skip this place. If you don't care, then have fun and enjoy!

Visited September 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nothing special here.”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

The restaurant was very crowded and the service level reflect that - slow and intermittent. The food was nothing specially.

Visited September 2012
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