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Benihana

Benihana

Japanese Restaurant$$$$
Mission Valley East, San Diego
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  • Jade D.
    "You get a free meal of up to $30 during your birthday month!!"(2 Tips)
    Elsa H.
    "It's really fun to watch them make your food in front of you"(2 Tips)
    Monty S.
    "... to register for the Chef's table for your $30 borthday month special! ..."(2 Tips)
    Keriann C.
    "Plum wine!!!;)"(2 Tips)
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  • SAAD
    SAADMarch 26, 2014
    One of the best Japanese restaurants I've ever been to. Try the Vegas & Philly rolls and they have the best fried rice ever! You also want to try their shrimps and lobster! 👌
  • Patience V.
    Patience VeroniqueOctober 19, 2015
    My boyfriend took his family and I here for his Dad's birthday. It was great we all were stuffed before we even got to the entree and they have a great show. It's definitely a great experience!
  • Gus
    GusSeptember 3, 2014
    The chef special for two people is the way to go. Dont miss out on the green tea ice cream.
  • Patricia L.
    Great restaurant. Order the seafood diablo (but note that "diablo" has a reason - it is hot like hell!) and the plum wine. They're both delicious.
    Upvoted Oct 3
  • Jessica w/ E.
    Always packed here! Great happy hour deals! The Vegas & Philly rolls are my fave and they have the best fried rice ever! Sign up for emails and get $30 credit towards food during your birthday month!
  • Jade D.
    Jade DragonApril 15, 2011
    Make sure you sign up for their Chef's Table club. You get a free meal of up to $30 during your birthday month!! Read more
  • Sheldon W.
    Sheldon Woodson SrJuly 11, 2015
    The hibachi steak is the bomb! Get it with chicken or shrimp and you're just asking for more pleasure!!
  • Stuart G.
    Stuart GrigsbyDecember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the fried rice! I know multiple people that go JUST for the rice! Also fantastic food and cheaper during lunch
  • LaQueena S.
    LaQueena SadéJune 8, 2015
    Didn't get to sit at grill but it wasn't any less delicious, I got the teriyaki chicken!
  • D. A. I.
    D. A. Isley, Ph.D.January 31, 2012
    The best part is that you get to watch them cook the food in front of you. Then you get to eat it and get stuffed.
  • Oliver C.
    Oliver ChuaDecember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're hungry, go "double" on the chicken fried rice. That way, you can eat one while your entree is being cooked.
  • Nichole B.
    Nichole BaumgardnerDecember 13, 2012
    Sign up for their club online to get a great discount on your birthday!
  • Abran Alejandro Q.
    Awesome show...If possible, ask for Santiago as your chef because he's very entertaining and a wonderful showman
  • Andrea L.
    Andrea LeeApril 8, 2013
    Erickson! Erick is an awesome chef!! Request him!!
  • Ana F.
    Ana FernandezJune 4, 2016
    Great food and service. A bit pricy but totally worth it!
  • Monty S.
    Monty StrattonMay 21, 2016
    Be sure to register for the Chef's table for your $30 borthday month special! http://www.GetFreeThrive.com
  • Elsa H.
    Elsa HaniJanuary 12, 2016
    It's really fun to watch them make your food in front of you
  • NylanaD
    NylanaDDecember 9, 2015
    You have to try their Passion fruit green tea 👌
  • Tom H.
    So good!! Get there early, or you're waiting!!
  • Susan J.
    Susan JimenezJanuary 9, 2014
    Don't expect to get any benefits from their rewards program!  Free birthday dinner the month of your birthday?  But not ON your birthday if it is January 1st - not valid.  Really?
  • Cesar
    CesarAugust 7
    Even if the restaurant is empty they put you in the wait list and takes forever. Good food but after 45 min wait it becomes sour
  • Darren T.
    Darren TunstallDecember 28, 2011
    Try the mustard sauce over the rice. You will love it! ~http://www.darrentunstall.com
  • Miguel A.
    Miguel ArredondoJuly 2, 2012
    Awesome sushi. Try the apple sake.
  • Marcel G.
    Marcel GillespieOctober 30, 2015
    The food and entertainment are excellent
  • Marcel G.
    Marcel GillespieOctober 30, 2015
    Make sure to sign up for the birthday meal and get the fried rice
  • Johnny N.
    Johnny NegrettiAugust 7, 2009
    Best steak in San Diego! If you go here, you have to try to fried rice, Las Vegas roll (sushi), or scallops - yum!
  • Conrad & Jenn R.
    Conrad & Jenn R.February 25, 2015
    Steak & Shrimp
  • Moo J.
    Moo JuMay 12, 2012
    Love the filet mignon and lobster tail!
  • Edward @ S.
    Edward @ San Diego POSNovember 4, 2010
    Sign up for $30 off on your birthday at their website
  • Talal A.
    Talal AlrabiahAugust 1, 2015
    Good place for family/friends gathering
  • Maria R.
    Maria RoseJune 16, 2012
    Don't go on the weekend w/o a reservation!
  • RAMIRO M.
    RAMIRO MACIASOctober 1, 2012
    $30 BIRTHDAY Dinner Benihana Certificate at http://Pinterest.com/pin/273945589808594079 Read more
  • Sergio G.
    Sergio GarciaMay 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Mike at the sushi bar!!!!!! The best!!!!
  • Cherine M.
    Cherine McPheeOctober 21, 2013
    Great place but the food wasn't all that.
  • Adriane C.
    Adriane CarneiroApril 20, 2012
    For my birthday, I got a $30 gift from Benihana!!! Thank you Benihana!!
  • Dawn D.
    Dawn DillonOctober 3, 2011
    The chicken fried rice is yummy!!
  • Beba R.
    Beba RomanJuly 3, 2013
    Love the lunch menu!
  • Lindsay S.
    Lindsay ShippMay 26, 2011
    Great happy hour 5-7p Mon-Thur!
  • Leila P.
    Leila Party Girl👑February 5, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    HIGHLY recommend making reservations!!!!
  • Reimill H.
    Reimill HinahonFebruary 16, 2011
    Regular minty mojito is really delicious
  • Edgardo B.
    Edgardo BungayApril 30, 2011
    Make a reservations before you come.
  • Pam B.
    Pam BJanuary 6, 2016
    Love the atmosphere
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MalhamMarch 26, 2014
    Get the fried rice!!!!
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HiltonMarch 24, 2013
    HECTOR is AMAZING!!!
  • Dean H.
    Dean HydeDecember 26, 2013
    Great tappinyakii !'
  • Katrina Z.
    Katrina ZimmerJune 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Taki is an excellent cook!
  • Cody T.
    Cody TakacsFebruary 11, 2011
    Ask for my boy Ian behind the bar
  • Veronica M.
    Veronica MiriamAugust 1, 2011
    Dinner and service was fantastic!
  • Keriann C.
    Keriann CleggMay 7, 2011
    Plum wine!!!;)
  • Zach S.
    Zach Solomon-BeloinFebruary 6, 2015
    It's a chain.
  • Missie D.
    Missie De Leeuw-BonoJanuary 24, 2010
    awesome seared lobster tails.
  • Re 😜
    Re 😜July 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't ever EVER EVER come here w/o making reservations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Vanessa G.
    Vanessa GonzalezJune 29, 2015
    Nada tan rico como em arroz frito de aquí. Con un delicioso sabor mantequilla y ajo. Si les gustan los rolls. El zumo roll en presentación baked
  • Paola C.
    Paola CDecember 5, 2016
    Excelente!! Recomiendo el spicy tuna roll y el arroz frito.
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