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1496 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1701
+1 650-342-5202
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (10 reviews)
“shrimp” (6 reviews)
“filet mignon” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:30All hours
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
$$ - $$$
1496 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1701
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1 - 10 of 127 reviews

Reviewed 9 May 2017

I wanted to love this place, but it's a chain. There is no waivering from the corporate formula. I dont like being herded in a group to lunch.

Thank KT-7
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Not a pleasant experience. After 30 years I returned for a nostalgic visit and I won't be coming back unless there are MAJOR changes. The ambiance and quality has slipped quite dismally. The only good pluses were the valet parking, bayview and the entertaining chefs...More

Thank JohBerlin
Benihana M, Brand Communication at Benihana, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Joh, we're sorry to hear this as it shouldn't have happened. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Your feedback will be shared with our Guest Relations team for improvements.

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Hadn't done teppan is a few years...Went with a business group and it was fun...Not enough food and the drinks are flimsy but the cooking show is still a kick.

Thank rungreencoyote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We where so unhappy with the service .chef was not friendly at all he kept dropping his utensils all his tricks where horrible. We also let the staff know it was my husband birthday never came and sing to him. Chef should ask people when...More

Thank QueenRivas
Benihana M, Brand Communication at Benihana, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Queen, we apologize for the poor experience. Your feedback will be shared with our Guest Relations team to be used towards improving the guest experience. Arigato.

Reviewed 29 March 2017

Saw on line that their happy hour ran till 7:00. Place was packed but I grabbed a seat at the bar. Did Happy Hour beer and sushi rolls. Was a little disappointed that they only served rolls at the bar but I made due. Ha!...More

Thank Ronald H
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Having been a customer of this place for over 15 years, the food is still good even though the prices have gone up. The chefs are majority Hispanic but overall, the service is good. I always order the Benihana Special

Thank odn1946
Reviewed 23 March 2017

If you are familiar with Benihana, this is just another outlet. If not, they have table cooking with a showy chef that grills your food in front of you and makes you laugh. Food is always good but not at all cheap. Tables usually sit...More

Thank bartc83
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The meal preparation was exellent and tasty. It was very entertaining. The restaurant located closely to the sea and there is a clear and easy walkway along from the hotel area. The CF airport is very clos and you can see airplanes landing and taking...More

Thank Shai A
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I walked in with my family to the location on a Thursday night. The restaurant was not full. I did not have a reservation. The hostess said unfortunately they were reserved and would not have an opening for 2 hours. This isn't the first time...More

Thank jose l
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The entertainment value of Benihana's is far outweighed by the aggravation one must endure while waiting to be seated. We had a family birthday celebration including two young children. Our 6:30 reservation was not honored until 7:15 with not a word of apology from the...More

Thank Joe C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1496 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1701
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: +1 650-342-5202
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