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₹₹ - ₹₹₹Japanese, Sushi, Asian
136 Olivier St, Monterey, CA 93940-2460
+1 831-644-9007
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (8 reviews)
“sashimi” (3 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
Closes in 14 min
5:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
136 Olivier St, Monterey, CA 93940-2460
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Nice fun Japanese restaurant where they prepare the food in front of you. A bit expensive but worth it Parking hint: park at the parking garage on the hill and the restaurant will validate your parking ticket for up to 2 hours.

Thank MartyCJr
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We visited Benihana Monterey in July 2017 and we were really impressed. Staff was amazing and so was the food. We can only strongly recommend the place.

Thank martinprague2016
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Preface: I'm not really into that whole teppan thing. I don't like the wait. I don't like the whole "Show over. Go out." vibe. Happy Hour, however, 5-7 pm every night, seems promising enough to try later. The sushi bar and cocktail area seem like...More

1  Thank Justine_CMT
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Good prices on drinks and appetizers but our server seemed a bit overwhelmed and disorganized. We ordered a sashimi app that said it was 2 pieces but she only brought 1 piece on the plate so had to go back and get another one. Brought...More

Thank 556danaa
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The shared meal experience has always gone well for me. Kind of like a one man play with food involved. As always I enjoyed the chef's show & the food was delicious!!

Thank ttocsnodrog_2000
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We dine at Benihana's in Monterey 4-6 times each year (short drive from Santa Cruz area) and thoroughly enjoy it. The food and service are always terrific. Menu includes a very good selection of options. We eat at the grill and have friendly chefs who...More

Thank Beachwalker5
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you have ever been to the type of restaurant that cooks in front of you, you won't see anything new here. I really thought since Benihana was so well known for this type of dining, we were in for a treat. It was good,...More

Thank Shelley C
Reviewed 5 September 2016

My daughter and I decided to go here spontaneously after our whale watching excursion. So glad we went. I do remember there are stairs at the entryway so be ready for that. I do not recall wheelchair accessibility but they likely have it. We went...More

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We love Benihana no matter where it is located. We come here every time we are in Monterey. It is relatively uncrowded and we have always gotten a table quickly. The cooks are showmen and the food is excellent. You'll have to get their phone...More

Thank DrDadrwp
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This was a spontaneous choice on passing as something a little different for the kids and we weren't disappointed. We sat at one of the grill tables. The food was good quality, plentiful and service was excellent. They were very accommodating with our vegetarian /...More

Thank Telgip
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 43
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Olivier St, Monterey, CA 93940-2460
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-644-9007
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