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4250 Birch St, Newport Beach, CA 92660-1922 (McArthur Blvd)
+1 949-955-0822
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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33 reviews
29 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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108 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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
Calgary, Canada
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270 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is now my favorite restaurant in the area. The food, the service, the decor of this restaurant is nothing short of perfection. Our server was excellent as was our Chef, every bite was out of this world ( I'm getting hungry talking about it ) Please go for a fantastic dinning experience.

Thank 281bob
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88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I've been to Benihana's all over the country and I rarely review large chains, since they are all pretty much the same everywhere. This was a lot different, a lot better. This is clearly a newly designed Benihana's and definitely worth a look. We had the wonderful Holly as our server. She was very sweet and attentive and clearly loves... More 

Thank Staffing_Man
Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This particular Benihana location seems to have deteriorated. The drinks are not good and the portion size is shrinking. Only eat here if you have a birthday coupon, otherwise it's not worth the price. We recently went for a birthday dinner and the place was not particularly clean, no toilet paper in the women's bathroom, and the cook accidentally gave... More 

Thank marie b
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194 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We didn't plan on Benihana but they had a late reservation and we booked for a party of 8. Unfortunately because we didn't arrive together, we ended up waiting 20 minutes past our arrival/reservation time. Food was good and very entertaining.

Thank mrsnutpop
Shanghai Region, China
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We went to celebrate my daughter's 8th birthday. She LOVED it and we did as well. Our chef's name was Jose, but his name tag said Roberto. Hmmm? He was fun and the food was good. Of course these guys' jokes are repeated day in and day out. But his jokes and their delivery were certainly a bit tired. But,... More 

Thank Just_Another_Gringa
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228 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

We came here for my birthday. I recommend getting reservations because they are always packed. We got the salmon dish with the noodles, Rainbow roll, edamame, and rib eye for two with a side of lobster tail and shrimp. The onion soup starter and salad was okay. The food tasted good. The salmon dish was surprisingly good. The entertainment was... More 

Thank Cheyenne P
Newport Beach, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good fare and great price point for same food and teppan cooking as dinner. Potential negative is for business lunch allow 1.5 hours. If you got the time, great place for lunch.

Thank NoFearCivlEngineer

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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?