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Benihana - Santa Monica, CA, Santa Monica, CA

Benihana - Santa Monica, CA

4.1
4.1
3989 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Welcome to Benihana, a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (310) 260-1423
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Spice up your next gathering with Benihana catering! Our perfectly portioned hibachi entrees, sides, and sushi platters are guaranteed to wow your guests. Place your order at least 3 hours in advance and indulge in a full flavor experience. https://www.benihana.com/catering/
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Monica
  • Cross street
    Between Broadway and 4th St
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine

What 3,989 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Westside

    Kid-friendly

  • Westside

    Japanese

3,989 Reviews
  1. VeeB

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Lots of fun. Much of what we ordered was just soso

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was just ok compared to Torrance Benihana, not as good

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Worst Benihana experience......overpriced.. ...los Angeles price
    Benihana - Santa Monica, CAResponded 4 days ago
    Dear valued guest, we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and we thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. If you wish to contact us with further details regarding this experience, you may reach us by visiting our "Contact Us" page on our website.

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  4. Shakoor

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good and our server abd the chef was also good. However, after we were seated we had to wait too long before our chef actually came to serve us. It messed up our experience.
    Benihana - Santa Monica, CAResponded 4 days ago
    Dear valued guest, thank you for taking the time to review us. We are really sorry that your experience didn’t meet your expectation and would love another opportunity to provide you with a better experience. You can reach out to us by visiting the “Contact Us” page on our website. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to several Benihana's and the food is pretty much the same some times. It was a little bland but the prices jumped a lot.
    Benihana - Santa Monica, CAResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We're sorry to hear about your less-than-perfect experience. Your feedback is valuable in our ongoing efforts to provide exceptional service. We hope to have the chance to impress you in the future

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was VERY SLOW. Food wasn’t bad. But they can clean up the place a bit
    Benihana - Santa Monica, CAResponded 4 days ago
    Dear guest, we are so sorry to hear about your experience at our location. We understand how valuable your time is and we apologize for the inconvenience. We're always striving to improve our service, and your feedback will be taken into account. We hope you'll give us another chance to provide you with a better dining experience. If you wish to contact us with further details regarding this experience, you may reach us by visiting our "Contact Us" page on our website. Thank you!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time good food!!!Great time good food!!!Great time good food!!!
    Benihana - Santa Monica, CAResponded 4 days ago
    Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to provide a rating, your opinion is valued greatly and it helps us maintain an excellent standard of service to our guests.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Receptionist (red hair) had snotty attitude and we waited over 20 minutes for our 6pm reservation. After getting to our table Brando was great. Chef was great. Unfortunately a couple at our table had an obnoxious little boy who kept screaming while the dad stayed glued to his iPhone and the mom did nothing. That brought our experience down a few notches and the 8 diners at the table next to us I’m sure. I’m a Benihanas customer over 40 years and this ranks near the bottom. Please step up your game.
    Benihana - Santa Monica, CAResponded 4 days ago
    Dear valued guest, Thank you for your review. We’re so sorry that your experience did not match your expectations, but we appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention. If you wish to contact us with further details regarding this experience, you may reach us by visiting our "Contact Us" page on our website.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Been here so many times but it has been a few years. Food was not the same as it use to be, the server lacked personality and it was so unbelievably loud - even my teenager girls were overstimulated
    Benihana - Santa Monica, CAResponded 4 days ago
    Dear valued guest, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We're very sorry we failed to meet your expectations. We would appreciate another chance to earn your trust, please provide your contact information so we can follow up regarding this experience by visiting our "Contact Us" page on our website.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The rice was under cooked prior to coming out the kitchen. The chef cooked the rice and it was hard and sticky. We didn’t eat it. We didn’t get charge for it. Went here another time and the food was great.
    Benihana - Santa Monica, CAResponded 4 days ago
    Dear valued guest, thank you for posting a review and we’re sorry to hear that your experience was not up to standards. If you wish to contact us with further details regarding this experience, you may reach us by visiting our "Contact Us" page on our website.

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Benihana - Santa Monica, CA is rated 4.1 stars by 3989 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Benihana - Santa Monica, CA

1447 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Broadway and 4th St
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Monica
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (310) 260-1423
  • Catering
    Spice up your next gathering with Benihana catering! Our perfectly portioned hibachi entrees, sides, and sushi platters are guaranteed to wow your guests. Place your order at least 3 hours in advance and indulge in a full flavor experience. https://www.benihana.com/catering/
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