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Benihana

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136 Olivier St, Monterey, CA 93940-2460
+1 831-644-9007
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Bakersfield, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you have ever been to the type of restaurant that cooks in front of you, you won't see anything new here. I really thought since Benihana was so well known for this type of dining, we were in for a treat. It was good, but no new tricks here. Our chef, Carlos, did the bare minimum. He also miscalculated... More 

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Thank Shelley C
Goodyear, Arizona
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

My daughter and I decided to go here spontaneously after our whale watching excursion. So glad we went. I do remember there are stairs at the entryway so be ready for that. I do not recall wheelchair accessibility but they likely have it. We went at the perfect time of day around 4:30pm and it was happy hour. Everything on... More 

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Thank Chris S
Modesto, CA
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220 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We love Benihana no matter where it is located. We come here every time we are in Monterey. It is relatively uncrowded and we have always gotten a table quickly. The cooks are showmen and the food is excellent. You'll have to get their phone number off the website is fou want to make reservations. According to Open Table they... More 

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Thank DrDadrwp
Guildford, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This was a spontaneous choice on passing as something a little different for the kids and we weren't disappointed. We sat at one of the grill tables. The food was good quality, plentiful and service was excellent. They were very accommodating with our vegetarian / fussy kid requests. Prices weren't too bad either. Good fun.

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Thank Telgip
Cali
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We had a good time but we seemed to be forgotten a few times. Food was very good. My family had the steak and chicken, they were happy with it. I had vegetarian style, mine was also very good.

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Thank tvalnt9
Seaside
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148 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

I bring mom here for happy hour food and birthdays. They are good to the 81 year old . She fills up pretty quick, so the small bite size is perfect. The prices are perfect for me, too! Thanks!

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Thank Kim H
Monterey, California
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Went with 9 of us for my daughters birthday If you want the entertainment of the grill cooking at table then your okay. If your looking for good food and good sushi, there are plenty of places on the Monterey Peninsula to try. We eat Japanese food at least twice a month and sushi is one of my favorites! Note... More 

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Watsonville, California
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Be prepared to drop a lot of money for nothing special. We were a party of seven -- enough people to have a table all to ourselves. That was good. The hostess was very nice. Unfortunately, our experience deteriorated from then on. The waitress who initially took our drink orders couldn't answer questions about the drinks and I found it... More 

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Thank Carlo0647
Watsonville, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Fun atmosphere, great food, good service. We didnt have to wait lomg for a table on a Saturday night which made us happy.

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Thank AmyMedina71
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

We had five courses of six meals. But they forgot to serve us the Japanese tea. I called them next day. The boss just refunded us 6 dollars for six cups of tea. They added 18 % tips in the bill any way.

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Thank Lijin2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$43
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Olivier St, Monterey, CA 93940-2460
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-644-9007

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