About Benihana - Torrance

21327 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503
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Welcome to a dining experience unlike any other! New to Benihana? Here's what you can expect: You will be seated at a communal table, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki, slicing and dicing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well your taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood.


Or you can visit our sushi lounge, where your sushi chef will prepare the freshest sashimi, maki and signature sushi rolls, all with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.



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 - Sunday: 11:00 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 - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Between Torrance Blvd & Carson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(310) 316-7777

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/torrance-ca-to

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Benihana - Torrance Ratings and Reviews

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based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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fit for foodies (69)
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hot spot (39)
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scenic view (4)
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Best Time Ever!

Dined on April 22, 2016

Kudos to all who received my family and I at Benihana in Torrance. It wasmy birthday celebration and a perfect dining experience from the moment we walked in. Our waitress, Estella, cook Ian and of course the manager, Mr. Ken Okamoto are largely responsible for this, in a great way of course.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
food2
ambience4
service3

The chef cooked the food too fast. The v ...

Dined on April 21, 2016

The chef cooked the food too fast. The vegetables were not cooked tender and no flavor in the shrimp, rice, vegetables. The amount meat of that was served did not match the price. When ordering colossal shrimp its cut up into many pieces and you get a child's portion. Very disappointed in the new way as they say they are serving the food

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Oldie but a goodie

Dined on April 19, 2016

As usual this was a good dining experience. The food was good. The only thing that happened this time was that we waited for almost an hour for our chef. So it made the evening longer than it should have been.

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

I love benihana!

Dined on April 19, 2016

I always enjoy benihanas! The food is great as well as the entertainment. This is my favorite place to go!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great for girls' night out!

Dined on April 15, 2016

My sister requested this restaurant for a girls' night out. The staff were helpful and understanding — some of our guests were running late, and we had to push our reservation back several times. We had great service, great food, and I would definitely recommend! The chef was also really sensitive to food preferences and was able to make a special meal for one of the guests based on her food allergies. The drinks were great, and the food was amazing!

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience3
service5

The restaurant has been remodeled and ha ...

Dined on April 12, 2016

The restaurant has been remodeled and had more space in the waiting area and the upgraded bar area was very nice and added light to the restaurant.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Benihanas never fails!

Dined on April 9, 2016

Love the food, entertainment by chef and the service. I highly recommend making reservations. This location gets busy!

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find
food5
ambience4
service3
value3

Fantastic food & often a fun chef

Dined on April 8, 2016

Always excellent food. Delightful atmosphere. The chef's show was lacking the excitement my kids were hoping for. Wish it could be a bit less expensive

Tags: special occasion
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

Always good food....

Dined on April 6, 2016

Although we always enjoy the food....that is basically the only reason we return...because Benihana has not changed the way the chef's "perform" while cooking since the very first time we ate at a restaurant many, many years ago. If we could suggest anything is to figure out a way to change their "performance" while they cook. Ex...more social with the customers, try to learn something of interest with them...etc.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience1
service2

Came here for dinner with my parents as ...

Dined on April 5, 2016

Came here for dinner with my parents as I haven't been here for many years and my golly quality has nose dived the meat wasn't even tender.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Love going here

Dined on April 4, 2016

It's always great visiting here. I typically go for special occasions and it's a plus that they're always having specials for an occasion you can think of. I'm excited to come back and visit!

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

EXCELLENT

Dined on April 2, 2016

We celebrated our Mother's 88th birthday and the staff was wonderful, the food was tasty and the ambience was out of this world. THANK YOU BENIHANA for making it a memorable event.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Delicious

Dined on April 1, 2016

I've been going here for many years. This is one of my favorite restaurants. Our chef this time was excellent his name was Mark. I could tell that he was an outside cook. Our food is always good here. Awesome time as usual!!

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

great food and service

Dined on March 30, 2016

the order my son and i had was great. my son who does not eat veggies gave me a chance to overeat. it was a great show and meal. getting ice cream for my birthday at the end was a suprise. this is a great place to go.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great for Celebrations

Dined on March 22, 2016

Benihana is great to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions. It's lots of fun for groups and even kids. The chefs are always very friendly and fun and service is excellent.

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

Great party of 8 celebration

Dined on March 20, 2016

Great Service; waitress was great, awesome and entertaining chef. Brought my parents here to celebrate my moms birthday (their first time @ benihana) and they absolutely loved it.!.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups
food2
ambience2
service1

Unfortunately this place has gone down h ...

vip
Dined on March 17, 2016

Unfortunately this place has gone down hill. I will not be visiting again anytime soon to this location. Been here twice in the last few months and it's horrible. The Chiefs that used to out in a show no longer no it. They seem to all be new or in training. The food is not as good and the service is horrible. When you have a 530 reservation and you don't get out till 745 there is a problem. Good luck you were a great place for entertainment and dinner but lately not so much.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Benihana Torrance is consistently good!

Dined on March 15, 2016

We can always depend on Benihana Torrance to provide us with an enjoyable time and consistently great food. So delicious and if you have leftovers, they still taste great the next day. Highly recommend! Fun for kids as well and a great place to celebrate a birthday.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience3
service5
value3

Disappointed

Dined on March 14, 2016

We first started going here for an early lunch in January 2016, and since then we have gone back for lunch almost weekly. We found the service quicker and a lot more friendly then at dinner - with the exception of Kenny who is always very entertaining. This last time - first week in March, our chef - Caesar was really great. He's a younger chef with a great personality, sense of humor, and he has lots of new entertaining 'tricks' as well as the usual ones. Our three table mates were friendly and we enjoyed their company. The food has been very tasty and was prepared perfectly - unlike the last few times we had dinner. We were definitely Not disappointed.

Tags: kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
food3
ambience4
service3

I usually have a great experience at thi ...

vip
Dined on March 10, 2016

I usually have a great experience at this location however my last experience was the worst. Our Teppan chef was ridiculously slow and needs to work on pacing and putting food on the plate. When he distributed the shrimp appetizer I had about 3 halves of shrimp while others at the table had 10+. It was so obvious that I asked if he ate some. Our waitress was very rude to him when he asked for another saucer to put my requested side of garlic butter. I guess she didn't know that we heard her tell him no and get it yourself. This joke should never be said in the present of customers. Back to getting food on the plate, my daughter got grilled onions 10 minutes after she finished her fish. Usually the grilled vegetables are all served together but the zucchini was served over 10 minutes before the onions. I know that chefs need to be trained but Sage left class too soon. I did not enjoy my experience. Too bad since we were celebrating my daughters bday 😞

food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Good time!

Dined on March 10, 2016

I went to celebrate my 40th Birthday with my Wife. Our cook was very fun and energetic. Also, the staff was very friendly.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

It was a great time. The staff was great ...

Dined on March 8, 2016

It was a great time. The staff was great to accommodate our large family of 11 for my fathers birthday.

food5
ambience5
service5

Service was EXCELLENT. Our waitress was ...

Dined on March 5, 2016

Service was EXCELLENT. Our waitress was the BEST. She gave us the best service & was very very sweet. She made my niece feel really special for her birthday. Thnx Benihana!!!

food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Disappointed!

Dined on March 5, 2016

The seating was cramped. The food was so-so the prices to high. Very noisy. Service was the high spot, both our waitress and chef. I will not return.

food4
ambience1
service1
value2

Improvement needed with seating

Dined on March 4, 2016

Seating should be with "like customers" i.e. Couples with other couples, etc. Not Couples being placed at a table with a family with kids and babies (crying).

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

perfect

Dined on March 4, 2016

I love this place come here for everyone's birthday in my family and friends ... I didn't think they would try to accommodate me in a certain table that I wanted to sit at ... but they did . Another reason why I love this place more ...

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service4

Food was delicious and Juan is an excell ...

vip
Dined on March 1, 2016

Food was delicious and Juan is an excellent chef!

food3
ambience4
service4
value3

A fun place, but don't go for the food

Dined on February 28, 2016

This is a great place for the kids (perfect for preteen or teen birthday party), with the food cooked in front of you and lots of fun touches (fried rice made into interesting shapes, onion towers lit on fire, etc). Keep that in mind, because the quality of the food is really mediocre, and it's expensive. But the kids won't really care....

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great place for gatherings with family

Dined on February 28, 2016

We celebrated my husbands birthday here.......... its was great atmosphere and kid friendly

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Good Food But Rushed

Dined on February 28, 2016

We had a reservation and waited about 5 minutes to be taken to our table. As soon as we sat, I mean I hadn't even gotten my purse off of my shoulder, our waitress was there asking what we wanted from the bar AND if we wanted an appetizer to start. We hadn't even sat down, nor did we have a menu in our hands! We have been to Benehana many times and I have never been rushed through there as quick as we were. The soup and salad arrived at the same time as our appetizer and our chef was cooking with his back to the chef on the table directly next to ours. They kept getting in each other's way and each would have to stop to apologize for hitting or running into one another. The experience at the restaurant was great-it always is, but for goodness sake, can you give us an extra 5 minutes to get settled before asking for our order? And can our courses be staged better? You pay a lot for the experience and it would have been nice to have had a second to enjoy it.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Excellent Dinner

Dined on February 26, 2016

The calamari saute was removed from the appetizer part of the menu (but we were able to order it this time) and we would like to have it put back on. The shrimp tempura appetizer was also very good. My husband & I always order the calamari saute when we go to Benihana's. The HIBACHI CHATEAUBRIAND was excellent and cook exactly as ordered. Thank you for the excellent dinner.

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

I always love this place

Dined on February 23, 2016

Brought my husband & kids here, this place never fails with the entertainment, food, & service.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service3
value5

Please do not bring children under age 10

vip
Dined on February 23, 2016

service for lunch was slow, table was not to my liking. I really love kids but not on top of me...toddlers and infants when I go out to dinner. Please... a 4 year and on my right, an infant in a stroller next to me. This is not a dining place for toddlers and infants. Bring children who are at least 10!! Or else have your own family of 6 take up one table and not be part of our adult table.

Tags: great for brunch, special occasion, late-night find
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

birthday

Dined on February 23, 2016

great time with my family for my birthday. a little loud, but fun. great drinks and food and service.

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

Great place for a Special Occasion

Dined on February 23, 2016

Really nice place to go for groups, parties, and special events. Chefs are lots of fun and put on a good show, and the place is also kid-friendly. Really love the birthday promotion and have a great time every year.

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

We go every year for my birthday as they ...

Dined on February 23, 2016

We go every year for my birthday as they send out a $30 birthday certificate- it's a nice treat and I love their food.

food3
ambience4
service2
value3

Slow service

vip
Dined on February 22, 2016

Groups that were seated after us were served before us. We sat for quite a while waiting for a chef. Because of slow service, we were at the restaurant for nearly 2 hours.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Delicious lunch specials

Dined on February 20, 2016

Delicious lunch specials

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Improvement is necessary

Dined on February 20, 2016

My reservation was for 8:00 pm but we were finally seated almost 9:00 pm and waiting time seemed wasteful. I understand you are not able to estimate how long the group ahead is taking for their dinner but your experiences should give you good idea.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

One of MY Favorites

Dined on February 19, 2016

I've been going to the one in torrance for MANY years--it consistently is VERY, VERY good. Their scallops are 2nd to none.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch

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