Benihana - Encino
Love benihanas ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Overall a very good meal. The lobster was a bit overcooked, but the filet mignon was perfect!
Birthday for our son.
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My son and I had a great night together at his favorite restaurant. We had Siti, our favorite server! She always goes above and beyond and makes the experience that much better! Thanks for a fun Saturday night
WE LOVE THE EXPERIENCE BUT I RATER PAY A LITTLE MORE AND NOT BE SHORTED ON THE SHRIMP APPETIZER OR GETTING SOUP AND SALAD. THE CHEF WAS TONS OF FUN HE WAS SUPER. MADE MY 12 YEAR OLD BIRTHDAY LUNCH AWESOME.
We had an enjoyable dining experience. Our meals were tasty. However, the server misunderstood 2/7 orders. Consequently, one serving of fried rice was cooked and served after the entrees. Also, one meal was definitely not what was ordered. The chef had to wait for the server to retrieve the correct items to grill. All n all, we were thoroughly entertained by the chef’s theatrics and enjoyed our meals.
Before we considered self- quarantining ourselves, we figured we’d have a last meal out.apparently, everybody had the same idea
Benihana Encino is magnificent. Amazing Teppan. Fantastic appetizers. Great service by Piya. Can't wait to go back.
The service was half hearted. Like the cook and others were not happy to be there.
Always great, took a while for the table and chef 1.5hrs after reservation
The reason for just three stars; your parking situation sucks! My husband and I came out with five dollars to tip the valet. We were feeling generous. Then we find out, no, it’s $5.50 to park there! Never again.
Wilson, we apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.
The only complain I have the Manager walked by us many times and never said anything we were just standing there we had a long wait to be seated
Tommy, we apologize for your experience. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. We sincerely hope you will return to visit us at any one of our restaurants. Thank you for taking the time to share your review.
Will our waiter was GREAT!!!! We got seated at a timely manner. Everyone was so nice and friendly
The food was amazing and very satisfying! The service by Piya our server was great. I have no complaints and look forward to returning.
Thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!
We love Benihana but the location is getting old and broken down and even seem dirty we were a bit disappointed. An update and also we waited 30 to 40 minutes after I’ve had the reservation for 10 days. Not the Benihana‘s remember although the food is excellent we felt rushed and it was too loud and the lighting is too bright
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Our cook was great very friendly great service. Our server as well
Awesome Sasha! Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.
I reserved for a 1:15 pm Lunch, we arrived to the restaurant on time for my reservation.., we didn’t get seated until an hour after about 2:25 & we still had to wait another 35 minutes for the chef ....., Just awful !!!!
The bar lady didn’t give me my $14 change from a beer & Mai tai that I ordered at the bar my total came out to $26.., I gave her $40 so when I asked her for my change she gave me an attitude, had me wait for about 5 minutes and gave me $13 only.., she kept a $1....
Now the waiter at the table had me waiting a lengthy time for a Wine Garaff.., & when she finally brought my drink she only brought me a single glass again I waited for ever for the correct item.... honestly just bad service overall but the food was good.
On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website
Fun kitschy and absolutely delicious food ! The communal experience lends itself to meeting new food partners and to be entertained by Tony our Chef was so much fun
Your feedback is appreciated. We are pleased to hear we were able to create a great memory for you!
Good food. Great entertainment. Lots of fun.
Excellent Diana! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!
The people on our table were awesome, Eun was amazing and if you can request him as your chef, do so!
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.
Enjoyed my birthday celebration with family and friends. Staff was attentive and helpful.
Wondeful Marisa! We wish you a Happy Belated from the Benihana team! Come back soon!
Great staff ! Great with the kids. Very accommodating
Fantastic Ellen! Our goal is to create great guest memories. We are pleased to hear we were able to do so for you and your family.
I went with my elderly Father during lunch.
The seater tried to seat him in the corner with the back of his chair inches away from another customer.
With him having a cane and being elderly I told her we would wait for another table.
She got an attitude and almost tried to force us to sit at that table, nastily staying we may have to wait an additional half hour.
Then AGAIN tried to seat us at the table where my Dad would have been uncomfortable.
I had to tell her it wasn’t negotiable and that we would wait twice.
The food was great after we were eventually seated and our servers were great.
We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.
One of my favorite places for Japanese food in LA. A nice change from your typical sushi and tepanyaki spots.
Awesome Mike! On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!
food very tasty and delicious,our chef Arturo did a great job!
and thanks to our Server Mimi ,wonderful service!
Wonderful Dave! We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!
If I could give this restaurant 6 stars, I would. Honestly, the best Japanese restaurant in Los Angeles. Everything is top quality and the service is always amazing. I recommend hibachi supreme!
you will love it!
Excellent Robertson! On behalf of the Benihana team, we are happy to have provided you with a 5-star experience!
Thanks to our server John that made our night so special!
Thank you Donald for sharing your feedback! Come back soon!
Food and atmosphere is amazing. Only downside is the price. Be ready to drop a few hundred
Awesome Lamar! We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!
Amazing service, superior sushi, great ambiance, and a+ management. Thank you for always treating us like VIP's. Justin!
Thank you Steven for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!
Celebrated office holiday party here! Great attentive service we were a big party over 20 and our server john was nonstop checking on us. Good was excellent and plenty, loved the vegan options.
Excellent Erica! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!
Amazing sushi . Been wanting to go for a while and Benihana exceeded my expectations. Really cool vibe, good music, clean bathrooms, fresh fish, etc. we will definitely be back
Special thanks to Justin our bartender .Thanks for the hospitality and amazing drinks
Wonderful Gabriel! On behalf of the Benihana team, we are happy to have provided you with a 5-star experience!
we have a great time last night with my wife for dinner. Service was great from the host and our server Mimi. Thanks for the great time as we celebrated our anniversary!
Thank you Robert for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!
Birthday for my son who turned 18 and mom who turned 80. Excellent chef! Great service! Fin night!
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!
we loved it! our server was amazing and a part time magician!
Fantastic Marilyn! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!
Returned to Benihana for my birthday! Was a fun time with the kids.
Great drinks, always fun watching the chefs and received WAY too much food.
Some of the servers were rude and the dining area needs a overhaul.
Still, at the end of the day it was a pleasant experience.
Awesome Todd! We wish you a Happy Belated from the Benihana team! Come back soon!
The bar area and bathrooms were filthy. Our reservation was for 5:30. Didn’t sit down till 6:15. Then waited at least 30 minutes for our food. We have gone here for many years to celebrate birthdays. We’ve never had such a horrible experience. The manager did give us a small discount, but we were all extremely disappointed.
Stacey, we apologize for your experience. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. We sincerely hope you will return to visit us at any one of our restaurants. Thank you for taking the time to share your review.
I started coming here 4 years ago and I haven't stopped. My daughter is 5 now and understands the entertainment they offer here and she loves it. We go every Saturday after her dance class and the staff already knows us and they treat us great. They already know her order and what drink she likes and without a word they bring everything out. We both get the shrimp which is to die for. A great place to go and enjoy your lunch or dinner. We love the server Mimi . She is amazing and always remembers what my daughter likes and has it ready for us. Chief is always amazing he is our favorite chief.
Fantastic Robert! Our goal is to create great guest memories. We are pleased to hear we were able to do so for you and your family.
Everything was perfect !!! it was my first time but definitely not my last. I will be returning. Their bar is cool with good beer selection a wine. The food , well if Iam being honest it surpassed my expectations. Our chef Arturo and server John were fast and very entertaining. Please try it and bring some friends
Thank you Brian, for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.
Portions are huge, enough for two. Since my son and I ordered sushi, we split the big dinner and that was quite filling.
Were able to split the checks between 3 families without a problem.
jose did a good job in cooking our food in a fun manner. I particularly enjoyed seeing the waitresses mimi singing in japanese.
A bit pricey but worth the money.
Wonderful Barbarah! We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!
The teppen experience was great. the cook was not very talkative, he had great skills and even had a few new tricks I had not seen at other teppen steak houses.
Food was delicious.
Our group also ordered a few rolls from the sushi menu. I believe it was called the "chili shrimp roll...
The server john was very accommodating, especially for a large group. He made no mistakes and returned often to refill drinks and ensure we had what we needed.
Only downside is all of the hibachi grills are in one large room without partitions.... so there is a lot of noise, making it difficult to talk to anyone not sitting next to you.
Awesome Albert! On behalf of the Benihana team, we are happy to have provided you with a 5-star experience!