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“Always consistent”
Review of Benihana

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Ranked #11 of 551 Restaurants in Torrance
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Business meetings, Groups
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Beteen Torrance Blvd & Carson
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Now, I've been to MANY Benihana's, from Vegas to Anaheim, Newport Beach to South Bay. Occassionally the service is spotty. Its a bit pricey, and during dinner the staff with rush you in and out, so they can prepare for the next show.

If you can, come to Beihanas for LUNCH. Yes, Lunch! The menu is cheaper (my steak and shrimp was $17) but here's the difference.

First, the portion. Lunch is smaller, and you get just soup OR salad, not both. Your lunch does not include the shirimp appetizer, and you don't get ice cream unless its your birthday. They still include your birthday photo and they sing to you as well.

Recently I celebrated a birthday at a non Benihana teppan place in the OC. While the other place had a steak that was bigger and tender, the other place didn't compare to Benihana in taste.

The fried rice IMHO is worth paying extra for. Its probaby unheathy with the butter garlic sauce, but its perfect and full of goodies like veggies, chicken and egg. The meat is done just right, and they trim the fat off as they cook the food.

The other place offered "free" rice, but it didn't have the ingredients that Benihanas offered. Just no comparison.

After trying a few non Benihana places, I have to say KUDOS to Benihana for maintaining a good product that's consistent.. and that's why I am giving this visit a 5 star.

The show is ok.. pretty generic and cheesy, but if its your first time, its always a fun show to watch. Its sad that you probably won't get an Asian guy to go your Teppan cooking, but hey, even Gonzales (our guy today) did a great job. Applause.

Lunch for 4, with drinks came to $74 which is cheaper than dinner and I still left quite satisfied.

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Thank callmemochelle
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

If you like your food prepared at your table, this is the place. The soup arrives first, and then dishes are served as they are cooked, yes, at your table. If you are just a couple, expect to sit with strangers, but the experience, and the food, are worth it. Do sign up for their emails and add your birth date as you will get a coupon for dinner. Enjoy!!!

Thank steversjunk2016
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

This is right behind the Double Tree and an easy walk. Inside it was styled the same as the double tree, 1979 looks to be the them. We got there at 9:55 and were not told they close at 10pm. Once seated they rushed us through the meal so they could clean up and get out. Food was average. I would not do this one again.........

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1  Thank Brian A
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Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

I would definitely recommend. I sat at the bar and ordered sushi and hibachi. The food was good, order came out quick, and staff was very friendly. Great stop on a business trip and would return.

Thank Greg H
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We went to this restaurant for lunch on a weekend and got their lunch special. Everything was great; good waitress, atmosphere and we were seated right away without having to wait to be seated. Definitely we will come back again.

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Thank Sovanndara N
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