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1737 Post St, Ste 350, San Francisco, CA 94115-3628 (Laguna /Webster)
+1 415-563-4844
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12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have a group of 8 then this is the place for you, because the table sits 8, anything smaller and you may have to share a table. You get a 5 course meal, soup, salad, appetizers, (small portions) main course & ice cream. We went on a Monday night and the service was slow, although the food was... More 

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Thank Rose F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A excelent place for a dinner, the drinks & cocktels are perfect, I recomend the Tokio cocktel. The food was delicious the steak, the chicken and the seafood. The staff is attent to you and made all for you to have a magnificent dinner.

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Thank ricardo v
San Fran
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140 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a late lunch. Entered and went up to the reception area. Three staffers were there chatting with each other and ignoring us. After a while of being ignored, my companion wanted to leave. We walked out and after we left the host (I guess) ran out into the hallway and shouted after us "I just wanted you... More 

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San Francisco, California
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287 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Regular spot for brothers lunch. Recommend the Express Lunch Boat with either chicken, steak or Salmon @$12.95. Comes with soup, salad, tempura, endgame, sushi dessert and hot tea with your entree!!!🙏🙏🙏

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Thank Arnold C
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were placed into groups and sat on a table in which the Chief cooking our food in front of us - it was a very theatrical experience! Recommended as our Chief was soo funny and great with his cooking skills! Ohhh and the food was really tasty too.

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Thank Kiran D
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133 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Went there mostly for the chef' show, as for the food it is good but not outstanding so do not have high expectations. The atmosphere is great though. Worth a try.

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Thank Cew00
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630 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Its interesting, we gathered around a table with cooking place. They took our order and then a cooker came to cook our food in front of us. He was a mexican i think but made shows same with japanese cooker make. Food was really delicious, show was interesting. Nice to experience.

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Thank Semih A
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch and was seated at a table. A waiter came by with 2 glasses and said the bartender would come and take our order. We waited as he was buzy. There came other people, American men that demanded to be served direct due to lack of time. They were! We tried to get contact with the bartender... More 

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Benihana M, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this review

On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your negative 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. More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The food is made at the table. It's fun to watch the chef cooking it and handling the knifes (although a little bit noise, because each time is in a different table...) And the food is amazing! Simple and delicious flavours! Fried rice, vegetables, sea food and meat, everything was amazing! A bit pricey, but it worth it.

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Thank Daniela W
Novato, California
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

OK, I know. Benihana, touristy, right? Well, we've been regulars at this location since we moved to SF in 1994. The wait staff knows us by name, we know them, and even though it's a bit pricey, you do get A SHOW with every dinner, and the food it OBVIOUSLY fresh as it's cooked in front of your nose. And... 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1737 Post St, Ste 350, San Francisco, CA 94115-3628
    (Laguna /Webster)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Japantown
  • Neighbourhood: Japantown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-563-4844

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