I recently had my first experience at Benihana. the first thing that catches your eyes is the amazing view of the bay and the SFO airport. It's breathtaking! As we didn't have any reservation we waited at the bar but the wait was, to our luck, not more than 7 minutes. The place was packed! So I would definitely book for the next time.
Yes it smelly but it smells like delicious food. And of course it's gonna smell like that, they are cooking literally at your table! I would recommend coming in as a group if you don't like sharing a table with strangers, even though my husband and I had a blast just the two of us. They have a decent selection of Sake to choose from. I agree that the food takes a bit long to be served, but the whole purpose of the place is mingling and having fun with the people on your table.
Our chef was so quick and funny, he made the night even more enjoyable. The food was really good specially the Teriyaki Steak, it was my personal favorite! The ingredients were of a great quality and you can feel it. the prices are very reasonable specially for all the additional free stuff that you get with the Teppanyaki.
My husband and I totally enjoyed our meal there and we are planing on coming back here again soon.
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