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“A birthday to remember” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Benihana

Benihana
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Ranked #12 of 530 Restaurants in Torrance
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
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Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Beteen Torrance Blvd & Carson
Carson, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A birthday to remember”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2011

I went to Benihana on 7/13/2011 with my family to celebrate my birthday. I did make reservation ahead of time. Waiting was approximately 10 minutes before we were seated. Our waitress was very efficient with taking the orders. She was very friendly and attentive. Our chef was excellent. He was both entertaining and funny. Food was so tasty. I ordered the filet mignon with lobster and my husband and my son had filet mignon and Hibashi steak. This is the first time for my son at Benihana and he really enjoyed the experience of the chef and the food was very delicious. On top of that, the waitresses sang happy birthday in English and Japanese. Their quality of photo has improved a great deal. This is a really nice gesture from Benihana on making your birthday special. Overall, this was a memorable experience. I will definitely go back to this restaurant even without the birthday coupon. They even give you free green tea ice cream sundae on your birthday. WOW. The bill came to $60.00 for 3 people. That is a great deal for a dinner night. I love the Torrance Benihana more than the one in Anaheim. Go and make memories at Benihana.

  • Visited July 2011
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Go Here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2010

Everything about this place is great. Food, fun, service and not cheap but you get a lot for your money, all good. Obviously this is a hibachi where they cook in front of you. The service/chef that we had this time was the best. he was very entertaining and with a group of 7, including three kids it was greatly appreciated. From the soup, salad, shrimp app. to the entree, all were very fresh, great taste and large portions. Kids menu is also a great value plus we had a b'day so they took two group shots and sang. I had the hibachi scallops and they were excellent. My sis in law had steak and lobster and loved it. No room for dessert but the kids meals all came with ice cream.

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“old benihanas was better”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2010

ive been going to the benihana torrance more than twice a month for like the past 22 years, and i would have to say that the remodel is nice, but the quality of the service that you would receive from the waitresses before the remodel.. was way better than the quaility of service you can get now. that is why i have only been in there maybe 4 times this year so far.

before the waitress's would get to know the more "regular customers" on a more personal level. some of them watched me grow up from a little kid, and are now watching my 2 children grow up. (both days my two children were born, one of the waitresses (now a family friend) came to the hospital to see the boys...

THE FOODS GREAT, but it no longer seems as if the waitress's really care about the customers. no, this does not apply to all... but they need more waitresses like "SANDY" (SETSKO)

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“Their sushi was really good, but their fried rice wasn't that great...& i love fried rice. lol”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2008

Their sushi was really good, but their fried rice wasn't that great...& i love fried rice. lol

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“I always like Benihana's...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2008

I always like Benihana's food, especially the calamari steak and the fried rice. Out of towners like the show...

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