About Benihana - Puente Hills

17877 Gale Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 91748
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Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! If you’ve never been to Benihana before, let us tell you what you can expect: Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups of eight to ten, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood.



Or you can visit our sushi lounge where a talented sushi chef will prepare the freshest sashimi, maki and signature sushi rolls with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine. Smaller tables and more intimate seating is available in the lounge or bar on a first-come, first-served basis, whether you’re looking to enjoy one of our delicious Benihana Teppanyaki entrées or our amazing selection of sushi!



An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH:
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Cross Street:
Azusa Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(626) 912-8784

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/puentehills-ca-ph

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Benihana - Puente Hills Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Nice night out

Dined 4 days ago

We went for our anniversary. There were 3 in my party and then 3 other parties of 2. I did not like that set up. However it was a great experience. Our cook was funny and cooked everyone's food to perfection. We have been coming here for years and will continue.

Tags: special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Good setting for Business Meeting

Dined 4 days ago

The ambiance and close proximity to the food preparation allows for a good business meeting venue.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Family oriented

Dined 5 days ago

Always a great experience. This time was better than usual as chief could speak good English which made communication much easyer.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

Great staff. Fun chef.

Dined 5 days ago

We made reservations and I tried to change it for a bit later but no go. We were On a tight schedule. Our chef was busy with another table so we waited a good half hour for him. We could have arrived later and been fine. It was administration assistant day. Should have had more staff. Excellent staff. Food portions were noticeably less than we all remembered from past visits.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food4
ambience5
service4

Overall it was fabulous

Dined on April 23, 2016

Overall it was fabulous

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Never a boring time

Dined on April 22, 2016

It is always fun to watch the chefs in action as we anxiously wait the delicious food!! Reservations are a must and I've never had any problems getting us in on time!

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

Weekday Dinner

Dined on April 20, 2016

Went with my hubby on a Thursday night to celebrate my birthday. After being seated, we waited a very long time before we were served. Food was consistent and good, but just prepare for a long wait.

Tags: good for groups
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Always Good

Dined on April 19, 2016

Always a good experience. Food is consistently good and it's fun to watch how everyone reacts to the chef. Great for birthdays or other special occassions.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Never Disappointed

Dined on April 17, 2016

Every time we come here, the food and service is great. We had the best chef who was very entertaining.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food3
ambience1
service1
value2

Not again

Dined on April 11, 2016

The show was not good at all the person did not do anything but the flaming volcanoe while the other cooks did more tricks and our cook did not conversate with anyone will not go again

food5
ambience5
service5

Took daughters on their 14th birthdays a ...

Dined on April 10, 2016

Took daughters on their 14th birthdays and it was a great dinner experience.

food5
ambience5
service5

Love the Rockys choice dinner was amazin ...

Dined on April 7, 2016

Love the Rockys choice dinner was amazing!

food3
ambience1
service1
value1

Unimpressed at this Benihana

Dined on April 2, 2016

Extremely long wait. Seated an hour after our reservation. There was mention of being understaffed and that this was a common occurrence. Not worth $240 for 6 adults and 2 toddlers.

food5
ambience3
service2

It was very busy today. Staff was a litt ...

Dined on March 31, 2016

It was very busy today. Staff was a little behind. Meal as always was very delicious. Besides the waiting, it was good.

food5
ambience5
service5

Fun place to eat with friends and family ...

Dined on March 30, 2016

Fun place to eat with friends and family. Wonderful atmosphere. The cook does a cool show while he cooks your food. Great service!

food5
ambience3
service4
value4

poor management

Dined on March 28, 2016

We had a reservation and we had to wait an hour for chef. Chef was excellent and food was great.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Can't wait to go again

Dined on March 27, 2016

Over all satisfied, great ambiance ande excellent food!

Tags: good for groups
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

Cold, Neglecting chef and manager...

Dined on March 27, 2016

Normally i would give a great review because we love it here... but last night it was awful . The food was undercoooked and cold... we waited for over 1.5 after our reservation. They forgot about us and they werent that busy. My husbands rice was mixed with egg after he told them he had an allergy to it. It was just a bad experience this time...

food5
ambience5
service5

We love the food and our cooks are alway ...

Dined on March 26, 2016

We love the food and our cooks are always great! The scallops are you to good to be true.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Chef Simon

Dined on March 23, 2016

We have been numerous times to dine at Benihana. We were extremely happy with our Chef Simon, he was very personable and an excellent Chef. We took 2 friends who had never been to Benihana and now have plans to go back with them in July.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Benihana

Dined on March 21, 2016

The food was delicious and the show was entertaining. Our chef was funny

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

Great job

Dined on March 21, 2016

Service was overall great I loved it! We went in and they sat us right away

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service4

Great food but they took for ever to mak ...

Dined on March 21, 2016

Great food but they took for ever to make my to go order over all worth the wait 😉😉

food2
ambience1
service2
value1

Not a great experience for hungry kids!

Dined on March 20, 2016

So I had a reservation at 2:30pm did not get seated till 3pm despite location not being extremely busy as usual! Got seated and didn't get service till about 15 minutes later to ask if we wanted drinks! We proceeded to order since we we're ready! Needless to say chef did not arrive till about 30 minutes later, food was not great! We stepped out of there till 5pm! We arrived at 2:15 to make our reservation! Not cool! Kids we're not happy!

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

As always, our experience was amazing. ...

Dined on March 16, 2016

As always, our experience was amazing. Every chef we get at this location have always been very friendly. Food is always great.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Super service

Dined on March 15, 2016

Dinning here is absolutely one of our very special experiences. This is our special occasion place. All ways great food, great service and nice entertainment. Family friendly. A must to experience.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Mary

Dined on March 13, 2016

Great service. Delicious warm meal. Awesome and very attentive server. Great for special occassions.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience3
service3

Great place for friends family to come t ...

Dined on March 11, 2016

Great place for friends family to come together and have a great time.

food3
ambience4
service2

Our cook was very entertaining. Service ...

Dined on March 11, 2016

Our cook was very entertaining. Service was horrible. Took them 30 minutes just to get our drink order. Food was ok.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent Place

Dined on March 6, 2016

Our experience was great. The chef was great and the company was great.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
food3
ambience4
service1
value3

I love how comfortable and yummy it is!

Dined on March 4, 2016

This food is amazing and it is comfortable to be here. However I dislike how the host always say table is ready then say 30 more min. I made reservation for a reason and waited 1 hour and 30 minutes. Everytime I made a complain they were rude. I just hope that changes because I love this place.

Tags: good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
food2
ambience3
service4
value2

Just Ok

Dined on March 4, 2016

This visit was just ok. The level of service, food and performance I have become accustomed to was not met. There was no flare or liveliness from the guy cooking our food, he was heavy handed with the pepper making the food yucky and the overall visit just mediocre. Disappointed

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wonderful Birthday!

Dined on March 1, 2016

Really enjoyed celebrating my birthday at Benihana's. Their online sign up for birthday discount was the impressive. Received a $30.00 credit towards meal. Felt this was generous as compared to many other offers. The four of us had a fun time :)

Tags: good for groups
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

My sons 13th Birthday

Dined on February 29, 2016

Didn't attend.. I was really hoping to get an earlier reservation but was not able too. It was my son's 13th Birthday and he loves your place. Due to our busy schedule we weren't proactive on scheduling..

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

lots of laughs

Dined on February 29, 2016

Our cook was a tall Asian guy..with a name tag that said Juan. He was super funny from beginning to end. Interacted with all guests. My six year old loved it. She wanted to go back the next day. Best cook there is. Coming back for her birthday in May, fling to request same cook hopefully that is possible!

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
food3
ambience4
service4

Juan was a very entertaining chef. Not t ...

vip
Dined on February 28, 2016

Juan was a very entertaining chef. Not the greatest cook however. So the food wasn't as good as we've had in the past. The chicken was a bit tough. We also noted that the salad, rice bowls and sauce containers are smaller than they used to be.

food1
ambience1
service1
value3

Service

Dined on February 27, 2016

Worst service ever received at this benihana , will never go back there again !!!

food5
ambience5
service5
value3

George the chef was great!

Dined on February 27, 2016

Our chef George was great, we even saw about four new jokes/material during the food cooking!

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service4

Good food, drinks, and a show! The hibac ...

Dined on February 25, 2016

Good food, drinks, and a show! The hibachi supreme and the haiku colada are my favorite!

food5
ambience3
service3
value2

Waiting time

Dined on February 21, 2016

The wait was a little to long even with a reservation.

Tags: good for groups

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