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) #44 of 136 Restaurants in Burlingame €€ - €€€ Japanese, Asian, Sushi
1496 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1701
+1 650-342-5202
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“sushi” (10 reviews)
“filet mignon” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
€€ - €€€
1496 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1701
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to Benihana's for about 45 years. Food is still terrific. the chefs knife work very's from one guy to the next, but the food remains a constant outcome = GREAT. Don't be in a hurry to get in and out. This...More

Thank Y2796NFkenl
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Hey, it's Benihana, right? Well, this trip was only so-so. It seems that this location is in need of additional table chefs. So short handed, that some tables, like ours, had to wait longer than normal, between the soup and salad time and the main...More

Thank sea4metoo
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The food is great! The chef's are entertaining in the way they prepare your food: flipping knives and food and making a real volcano out of a stack of onions is a feat, complete with smoke form the center of the onion caldera! Lot's of...More

Thank ericzanes
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Benihana is always a fun time and good food. Our cook was very good and entertaining. Its a popular place, so go early.

Thank mccaskill2016
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This was a different experience . I would not go there again though. It felt and looked cheap . The food was ok . I had teriyaki chicken which was ok . I liked the shrimp.

Thank Rae K
Benihana M, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Rae, we apologize for the poor experience. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. We sincerely hope you will return to visit us at any one of our locations. Thank you for taking the time to share your review.

Reviewed 1 July 2017

Excellent teppan yak I food cooked w itch flair at your table and with a view of the Bay. What could be nicer?

Thank Randall S
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I wanted to love this place, but it's a chain. There is no waivering from the corporate formula. I dont like being herded in a group to lunch.

Thank KT-7
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Not a pleasant experience. After 30 years I returned for a nostalgic visit and I won't be coming back unless there are MAJOR changes. The ambiance and quality has slipped quite dismally. The only good pluses were the valet parking, bayview and the entertaining chefs...More

Thank JohBerlin
Benihana M, Brand Communication at Benihana, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Joh, we're sorry to hear this as it shouldn't have happened. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Your feedback will be shared with our Guest Relations team for improvements.

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Hadn't done teppan is a few years...Went with a business group and it was fun...Not enough food and the drinks are flimsy but the cooking show is still a kick.

Thank rungreencoyote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We where so unhappy with the service .chef was not friendly at all he kept dropping his utensils all his tricks where horrible. We also let the staff know it was my husband birthday never came and sing to him. Chef should ask people when...More

Thank QueenRivas
Benihana M, Brand Communication at Benihana, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Queen, we apologize for the poor experience. Your feedback will be shared with our Guest Relations team to be used towards improving the guest experience. Arigato.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1496 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1701
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: +1 650-342-5202
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