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4250 Birch St, Newport Beach, CA 92660-1922 (McArthur Blvd)
+1 949-955-0822
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Huntington Beach, California
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133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's the show as much as the food that keeps us coming back each year--and we save the photo. The pollutant-laden intestines are left in the shrimp. Too much salt and butter for our taste. Next year, we'll advise the chef not to add either while he is cooking.

Thank phil&dot
San Jose, California
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited a Benihana in Cupertino and loved it. This had a similar menu but was not quite as nice, in terms of food quality and service. Also, an out-of-the-way, dated location.

Thank lovelyreviewer
Irvine, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

food quality is above average to excellent, and is consistent just like the past few years. also consistent are the terrible hostesses at this restaurant. my family and I have been coming to this restaurant for the past 3 years and the hostesses are looked to be fed up, or have terrible attitude. the latest addition is a petite hostess... More 

Thank Xmas Visitor X
Benihana M, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this review

On behalf of our Benihana team, we would like to sincerely apologize for your negative visit with us. Thank your for your feedback. More 

Newport Beach, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Christmas Eve dinner for our family is a tradition at Benihana. We love the food and the show. Our reservation was for 6:30 but we were not seated until 7:20. Then we learned our chef was "on a break." Cooking finally started at 8:00PM. They SERIOUSLY overbooked on Christmas Eve. I have to imagine everyone else, who was expecting a... More 

Thank studlyomatic
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I must say this place has gone down hill year after year. Had reservations for 6pm got seated at 645pm. I specifically asked for a specific server at the time I made the reservation and when I got there, and they still sat us somewhere else. And then the Chef...he had no show. Worst Christmas dinner ever. This was a... More 

Thank Victor U
Benihana M, General Manager at Benihana, responded to this review

Victor, we apologize for the poor experience and understand your frustration as this shouldn't have happened. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. Thank you for taking the time to share your review. More 

Barrie, Ontario
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284 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

And they are totally the same as they have always been. This was my first visit to the Newport Beach location. Without a reservation I was seated in a matter of minutes, and they were quite busy for a Wednesday night. Sat beside a charming couple which made the evening quite pleasant. I had the deluxe steak/lobster combo and both... More 

Thank Don R
Grove, Oklahoma
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Great place to bring friends. Nice warm, family atmsphere. The chef gave a performance at the HIbachi grill that was different than the many previous Hibachi experiences that we have had. The food wa excellent. I had the Teriyaki Chicken and my husband had the Filet. The soup, salad and vegetables were all done to perfection. Our entrees were done... More 

Thank mlynnrose
Charlotte, North Carolina
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Having traveled to a lot of places around the world, I was expecting something a bit different at benihana and not just a typical american hibachi grill. To be honest I think it was expensive for what they do and for the plain food they give you. I will rather go to my nearest Panda Express for food and for... More 

Thank Cesar_Fiestas
Lake Forest, California
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is an overall good experience. Lot's of good food to chose from and the over all atmosphere is enjoyable. You are at a table for 8, so you will be sharing if your party is less then six. The chef puts on a show as they cook your food in front of you. Good family fun. This is on... More 

Thank sandicat61
Laguna Woods, California
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109 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I hadn't been here in years and went for a birthday celebration. Got a coupon so we saved $30 off two meals. The food was wonderful, especially the shrimp. Our chef wasn't as funny as some I have had before but skilled at cooking.

Thank meeser

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4250 Birch St, Newport Beach, CA 92660-1922
    (McArthur Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-955-0822

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