Benihana

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  • 1447 4th St

    Santa Monica, CA 90401

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  • 310-260-1423

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This place was just ok for me. We were a party of 10 so we got our own table. If you are a smaller group be prepared to share a table. Our non-asian chef was only mildly entertaining and the food was just ok to somewhat bland. Having

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★★★★★

This place was just ok for me. We were a party of 10 so we got our own table. If you are a smaller group be prepared to share a table. Our non-asian chef was only mildly entertaining and the food was just ok to somewhat bland. Having

Pros: the chopping entertainment

Cons: the food tends toward the bland

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This is to place to go if you want good food(and portions enough for teenage boys) and a fun dining experience. We go here at least once a year for birthdays or special events. I usually get the chicken and my husband likes the steak. I like seeing someone else cook for a change, and where else can you see the chef make a volcano out of onions? Make reservations though because this place has been packed every time I've been here.

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★★★★★

This is to place to go if you want good food(and portions enough for teenage boys) and a fun dining experience. We go here at least once a year for birthdays or special events. I usually get the chicken and my husband likes the steak. I like seeing someone else cook for a change, and where else can you see the chef make a volcano out of onions? Make reservations though because this place has been packed every time I've been here.

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Geat place to get lunch/dinner! I go here every year for my birthday so I can celebrate it with my friends and family. They have fresh fish and the best fried rice in the world! The service is great and the chefs make the meal a really enjoyable experience! Great for people of all ages!

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★★★★★

Geat place to get lunch/dinner! I go here every year for my birthday so I can celebrate it with my friends and family. They have fresh fish and the best fried rice in the world! The service is great and the chefs make the meal a really enjoyable experience! Great for people of all ages!

Pros: Delicious food!

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great for all types of food. awesome atmoshpere and wait staff. great location in santa monica, and lots of stuff to do near by. get there early, and eat plenty.

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★★★★☆

great for all types of food. awesome atmoshpere and wait staff. great location in santa monica, and lots of stuff to do near by. get there early, and eat plenty.

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This place is a lot of fun. You order your food and they cooked it in front of you, they entertain you with a bit of tricks while cooking your food. Some of the dishes are good, while others are mediocre. What your paying for mostly is the entertainment. However not all of the chefs are good, the 1st time we went there we had a fun and talkative chef. The 2nd time we got a very nice and friendly chef, however he was somewhat shy and very quiet. I would recommend their fried rice and shrimp dishes. The steak taste somewhat bland and the meat tough. The service is good, usually they assign a server who constantly checks on your table. It is somewhat family style restaurant, people are seated in a big rectangular table. You do have to share table with other guests/patrons. This place gets very crowded especially during weekends, unfortunately reservations are not available. Parking is available across the restaurant for $3.00, Valet is also available $7.00, with validation from Benihana you get $1.00 off.

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★★★☆☆

This place is a lot of fun. You order your food and they cooked it in front of you, they entertain you with a bit of tricks while cooking your food. Some of the dishes are good, while others are mediocre. What your paying for mostly is the entertainment. However not all of the chefs are good, the 1st time we went there we had a fun and talkative chef. The 2nd time we got a very nice and friendly chef, however he was somewhat shy and very quiet. I would recommend their fried rice and shrimp dishes. The steak taste somewhat bland and the meat tough. The service is good, usually they assign a server who constantly checks on your table. It is somewhat family style restaurant, people are seated in a big rectangular table. You do have to share table with other guests/patrons. This place gets very crowded especially during weekends, unfortunately reservations are not available. Parking is available across the restaurant for $3.00, Valet is also available $7.00, with validation from Benihana you get $1.00 off.

Pros: Fun place to entertain guest

Cons: Long wait...30-45 min.

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My buddy and I come here alot after work and LOVE it! Their drinks are great and their sushi is suprisingly good. I really love their Benihana Special which is their steak and lobster combo. It's neat to be seated with a larger group of strangers so that you can meet new people as you share your dining experiences. There's parking lot that you can get 3 hours' validation from if you eat here.

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★★★★☆

My buddy and I come here alot after work and LOVE it! Their drinks are great and their sushi is suprisingly good. I really love their Benihana Special which is their steak and lobster combo. It's neat to be seated with a larger group of strangers so that you can meet new people as you share your dining experiences. There's parking lot that you can get 3 hours' validation from if you eat here.

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A great place to go with a group of people. A lot of families so not the most romantic placein the world. Food is always good and the little show the chefs put on is mildly entertaining as well...

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★★★★★

A great place to go with a group of people. A lot of families so not the most romantic placein the world. Food is always good and the little show the chefs put on is mildly entertaining as well...

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If you want a fun place to go with friends or family, this is the place. The food is good, the chef's are entertaining and it is a fun atmosphere.

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★★★★★

If you want a fun place to go with friends or family, this is the place. The food is good, the chef's are entertaining and it is a fun atmosphere.

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Great for both a first date or big group outting. It's just lot's of fun. Our waiter was very entertaining and the food was great.

*Be warned - It's a little on the pricey side but worth every penny.

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★★★★☆

Great for both a first date or big group outting. It's just lot's of fun. Our waiter was very entertaining and the food was great.

*Be warned - It's a little on the pricey side but worth every penny.

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If you know this restaurant chain.
Go to the one in City of Industry.
They are more creative and have a more lively crowd.
The sushi is sub-standard, especially the fresh water eel.

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If you know this restaurant chain.
Go to the one in City of Industry.
They are more creative and have a more lively crowd.
The sushi is sub-standard, especially the fresh water eel.

Cons: slow chefs, no interest, no jokes

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Benihana started out as a tiny four-table restaurant in New York City's theater district before becoming an international chain. Diners sit around large tables where chefs ostentatiously chop, slice, stir-fry and grill.…

 

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