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Benihana

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South San Fernando Valley
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16226 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91436-2271 (Libbit Avenue)
+1 818-788-7121
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11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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West Hollywood, California
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's always fun to go sit with strangers at the table! My aunt and I had dinner there the other night and it was her first time. It was very entertaining and the food was excellent. Their corkage fee is $15 which is pretty pricey considering their wine list is not all that great. Order fun cocktails instead!

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Thank Cyndi L W
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We flew into LA for our anniversary so we decided after we landed to try to make reservations. They would not take a reservation but that we could walk in and wait which took about 25 minutes so not bad at all. We enjoyed our chef and the food was what we expected like all the other Benihana's we have... More 

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Thank Karensue1019
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

we celebrate my sister birthday last Friday, was amazing time. the food excellent, Juan was the chef in charge for our table, he was great. first time in this place. for sure no the last one!!!!!!

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Thank CAngelita2
Covington, Kentucky
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217 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We had so much getting to know everyone while Juan cooked. Not much changes from Benihana to Benihana and sometimes knowing exactly what to expect is a good thing. Quality of food was good, preparation was good, service was good and atmosphere good. I prefer fried rice with no chicken and this rice included chicken (little more filling), filet and... More 

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Thank Paula L
Ozone Park, New York
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Went with some friends, food was great, service was good, the place was really crowded but the service was fair good, looking forward to come back when I visit LA again

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Thank debstraveler
Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. There was no host when we entered. Wasted five minutes waiting for one to show up. Once seated, it took forever to get our food. The food was barely warm. The server brought out the soup twice, and had to be told we already had our soup. I never was asked... More 

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Thank gg345
BrandCommunication, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this review

We apologize for this disappointing experience. If you have not done so already, please complete our contact form: http://www.benihana.com/contact/. Be sure to select Guest Relations as your category. Our team would love to follow up with you. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. Thank you for taking the time to share your review. More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I have never taken the time to write a negative review. I think I'll make an exception. Yesterday I went to this Benihana with a friend for the second time. My first experience at this location was less than enjoyable and I ended up leaving before my drink even arrived. However, I was willing to give it another chance. I... More 

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Thank Sydney0325
BrandCommunication, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this review

We apologize for this disappointing experience. If you have not done so already, please complete our contact form: http://www.benihana.com/contact/. Be sure to select Guest Relations as your category. Our team would love to follow up with you. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. Thank you for taking the time to share your review. More 

Los Angeles, California
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182 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We come here about twice a year for birthdays due to the grandkids liking it however this last trip there it came down a couple of notches in my estimation. Not thinking we'd need a reservation at 5:15 on Memorial Day, we were told there would be a 20 min. wait and after 20 mins. were told it would be... More 

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Thank 385eileenz
Los Angeles, California
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

You have to try it its great!!! Got a chicken dish and split it between two of us then added an extra rice and soup and it was more than enough food. great staff and drinks amazing! such a fun night!

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Thank jeff M
Los Angeles
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Like many families, Benihana is a tradition on our birthdays. But sometimes the wait to get seated (as well as served) can be unbearable. Even when you have a reservation. I forgot to make a reservation on Saturday and was only able to get a 9:30pm. What a blessing! We were seated right away, served quickly and they got the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16226 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91436-2271
    (Libbit Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > South San Fernando Valley
  • Neighbourhood: South San Fernando Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 818-788-7121

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?