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1496 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1701
+1 650-342-5202
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Nashville, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Saw on line that their happy hour ran till 7:00. Place was packed but I grabbed a seat at the bar. Did Happy Hour beer and sushi rolls. Was a little disappointed that they only served rolls at the bar but I made due. Ha! Everything was good and the service was great.

Thank Ronald H
Daly City, CA
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having been a customer of this place for over 15 years, the food is still good even though the prices have gone up. The chefs are majority Hispanic but overall, the service is good. I always order the Benihana Special

Thank odn1946
Foster City, California
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269 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are familiar with Benihana, this is just another outlet. If not, they have table cooking with a showy chef that grills your food in front of you and makes you laugh. Food is always good but not at all cheap. Tables usually sit 8 - 10, so if you aren't a big group, you're going to share a... More 

Thank Bart C
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The meal preparation was exellent and tasty. It was very entertaining. The restaurant located closely to the sea and there is a clear and easy walkway along from the hotel area. The CF airport is very clos and you can see airplanes landing and taking off.

Thank Shai A
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I walked in with my family to the location on a Thursday night. The restaurant was not full. I did not have a reservation. The hostess said unfortunately they were reserved and would not have an opening for 2 hours. This isn't the first time this happens to me. I definitely will not return.

Thank jose l
San Mateo, California
Level Contributor
26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The entertainment value of Benihana's is far outweighed by the aggravation one must endure while waiting to be seated. We had a family birthday celebration including two young children. Our 6:30 reservation was not honored until 7:15 with not a word of apology from the insensitive reception staff. Once seated, we had to wait 10 more minutes before our waiter... More 

Thank Joe C
San Mateo, California
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139 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Returned once again. Food still good. Chef was grouchy even after tipping him. Valet Parking. Nice group of people at table. Still pricey.

Thank dcs1755
Burlingame, California
Level Contributor
52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

What a great place to bring your kids for a grand experience in dinning. The chefs behind the grill are entertaining and do put on a good culinary show. Don't expect to leave satisfied, you won't. The meal will get you through 8PM, but you will still need to round out the meal with something when you get home. The... More 

Thank Gary W
Hilo, Hawaii
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

So I had just arrived from Los Angeles on business! A group of friends took me here, as I've never been! I was blown away! The whole dining experience was unique to me- sitting and having the chef cook our food in front of me was surely a feast for my eyes!!! But not only did the chef cook, he... More 

Thank Longo808
London, Canada
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Food and presentation was good as always. We both had the 5 course Hibachi meal...filet mignon and chicken. Unfortunately we must have picked the wrong date or time. The restaurant was extremely noisy, despite being late at night. Add to that having a person seated at our table who obviously had too much to drink and was a bit obnoxious,... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1496 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1701
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: +1 650-342-5202

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