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Banzai Japanese Steakhouse

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27533 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590-2600
+1 951-693-1927
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 15:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We saw lots of trash - right by the front door. We were there to celebrate a B-Day and had a party of 24. There were two other large groups as well. Only the owner and I think one other employee to serve when we first arrived. Other servers arrived shortly after. We had two cook stations - one chef... More 

Thank S G K
Lake Elsinore, California
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I had been to this location yrs. before and it's nowhere near as good as I remembered it. From the moment I walked in I got that feeling (which I ignored), the second indicator was the moment I realized that the hostess was waitress, chef and @ times cashier. If conditions are this poor in the restaurant area can you... More 

Thank mjauregui06
Camarillo, California
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154 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My friend and I were in town for business, searched for sushi and came across Banzai as we drove by. The exterior of the building was somewhat inviting, its on the corner of a strip mall along Jefferson. When we entered, we were unsure if it was even open, as it was quite DARK inside. The sushi chef greeted us... More 

Thank CheekyMonkey12
Riverside, California
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2,147 reviews
1,181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 488 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The place is very dark inside and probably needs an update. The family business is very friendly and provides a complete lunch combo at a good price: miso soup or salad, noodles, rice, veggies, and protein prepared fresh hibachi style all for $8-13 depending on what protein you want.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Murrieta, California
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437 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Sushi is ok but I just couldn't get past feeling dirty in this place. Service is super friendly but unfortunately we will not be back.

Thank JAE2512
Temecula, California
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

It was our first time there and I ordered the teriyaki beef lunch. It came with some kind of cabbage salad, miso soup, beef, noodles, fried rice and a couple of sauces. The fried rice was greasy and the teriyaki beef was more of a bland soy sauce taste than the sweet teriyaki I'm used to having. My hub ordered... More 

Thank kukana m
Temecula, California
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Very dark inside - typical japanese steakhouse but not a Benihana. Food acceptable but not outstanding. Mustard sauce on the rice actually took away the bland taste.

Thank JGS17
Murrieta, California
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145 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Sitting is in a U-shape with the cook at the center grill. He puts on a great show for all. Prices are decent, and the Mai-Tai is to die for!

Thank mzglorybeCA
Carefree, Arizona
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

After quite some drive to Temecula we shook our legs and because it was getting late we asked a shop owner about a nice restaurant in the neighborhood. On the way back to our hotel we just ran into it - and decided to give it a try. My wife likes shabu shabu and was thrilled to find it on... More 

Thank HeliOpa
San Diego, California
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274 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015

I was doing some shopping locally and saw the parking lot full at the end of the plaza by this restaurant. So I decided to check it out. The hibachi area was packed with families and couples. They were laughing and having a good time enjoying the show and the food. Lots of smiles coming in and going out. I... More 

Thank Mr_Firestone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27533 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590-2600
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula
  • Phone Number: +1 951-693-1927

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