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“Yes I would like some Garlic Butter”
Review of Benihana

Benihana
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Ranked #554 of 4,768 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $35
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Cross street: 8 FWY and 163 FWY
san diego
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Yes I would like some Garlic Butter”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

We try to make it here once a year for my wife's birthday, and when we do, we come out very happy and satisfied. Drinks good, food nice and hot, also love the best fried rice on the planet. Lobster and Fillet mix is very tasty, and yes have it with the garlic butter. A little secret.. go on their website and register, you get a certificate for your birthday, covers a meal..enjoy

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Ladera Ranch, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Saturday Night Dinner for 11 Oh Boy!!!”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Well I can't say enough about this place we showed up for our 9 o'clock reservation and they were so quick to seat us and get our order in then the chef came out and did the volcano/Choo Choo Train. Our kids Loved it, the Food was Yummy as usual. A family favortie for all of us. Great Food, great Service and a Great entertaining time...

Visited August 2012
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Victorville, California
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Reservations??????”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

I went on a Tues and Wed nite or shall I say, I tried...at 5pm they said they had a wait of 4 hrs, really? Okay, so called the next day at noon and they were still booked up to 9pm at nite. That is crazy, their food isn't that great...did you all lose all your chefs???

Visited July 2012
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San Diego, California
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A Great Beginning....but Lackluster End...”
Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

Firstly,we really like Benihana and have feasted at many different locations throughout the years. This one was a bit disappointing, although our chef was a gem...fun, entertaining, and experienced. Once seated, the service started well, but started falling apart once the actual cooking began. The cocktail waitress spilled a drink, our fellow diners never got the rice they ordered, my companion was kept waiting for drink refills. The dinner was predictable and good, although my steak was a bit tough...something I never experienced at other locations. Would I return....yes, but probably not this location. And....it can be pricey.

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San Diego, California
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fun, interesting and tasty”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

Our son loves Teppen Yaki and Benihana is one of his favorite restaurants. It keeps him busy, he loves the food, and it is great fun for everyone. He has loved it since we introduced him to it when he was 10.

Visited December 2011
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