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“Great place to celebrate birthdays!”
Review of Benihana

Benihana
Ranked #114 of 305 Restaurants in Monterey
Price range: $9 - $43
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed February 23, 2012

We did not have reservations and had to wait for a table for about 15 minutes. The food was delicious and the cook (Jorge) was very entertaining and very funny. We enjoyed his service. The waiter, on the other hand was a bit weird. He did not ask what kind of soup we wanted and he did not ask us for drink refills throughout the whole meal. The price is fine considering the entertainment, and the portion size is very well. You get a soup, salad, appetizer , entree and a green tea ice cream for $20-30 depending on the entree choice. They also sing you ahappy birthday song and give u a silly birthday hat and you get to blow out a candle. You also get a free picture with a picture holder. Overall I would recommend this place. You get what you pay for! Would come again for a birthday celebration!

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Thank gabyrocha0
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

This place has good food, but can get loud and expensive.

I suggest you make a reservation ahead of time to get the most out of this place. I made the mistake of not making a reservation and was given the coice of waiting 30 minutes for a good seat or sitting in the area where they don't make the food in front of your.

But other than that, DELICIOUS food.

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Thank Jessamyn W
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Reviewed January 9, 2012

We came here for an early dinner and ended up eating the happy hour specials. The food, price and service were all excellent.

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Thank MariaT16
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

Went to Benihanas for my birthday and enjoyed one of the grilled dishes with shrimp and chicken. Overall, I enjoyed the sauces they provided and ended up eating the leftovers of the dish the next day. Good prices for all the food you get and above average service. Signing up with the Chef's Table is a great option, as it gives you a $30 gift certificate, to spend solely on yourself. Would go there again, not on my birthday for a group gathering. The only setback was the rude customer who put her conversation on speaker phone. Other than that, a fun place to go and socialize.

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1  Thank MontereyFoodsnob
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Reviewed November 9, 2011

Walking distance from the Monterey Plaza down a well lit bike trail. The service was perfect, and what's not to like about Benihana.

1  Thank firecaptNorCalif
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