1447 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Parking: Garage, Street
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Family Style, Take Out, Seafood, Bar & Grills
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Cooking space to tight when 2 chefs working at the same time. Do not need to hear other table conversation. First time at this location and it will be my last time. Food was excellent like always. Servers was very excellent in taking care of us to our needs.
04/22/2010Provided by Citysearch -
This place was just ok for me. We were a party of 10 so we got our own table. If you are a smaller group be prepared to share a table. Our non-asian chef was only mildly entertaining and the food was just ok to somewhat bland. Having said that, it was an easy way to entertain some out of town guests. I have been to other restaurants in this chain and had more entertaining chefs so I guess that part is just luck of the draw.
11/30/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Geat place to get lunch/dinner! I go here every year for my birthday so I can celebrate it with my friends and family. They have fresh fish and the best fried rice in the world! The service is great and the chefs make the meal a really enjoyable experience! Great for people of all ages!
Their drinks are great and their sushi is suprisingly good. I really love their Benihana Special which is their steak and lobster combo. It's neat to be seated with a larger group of strangers so that you can meet new people as you share your dining experiences. There's parking lot that you can get 3 hours' validation from if you eat here.
My buddy and I come here alot after work and LOVE it! Their drinks are great and their sushi is suprisingly good. I really love their Benihana Special which is their steak and lobster combo. It's neat to be seated with a larger group of strangers so that you can meet new people as you share your dining experiences.
10/07/2007Provided by Citysearch -
This place is a lot of fun. You order your food and they cooked it in front of you, they entertain you with a bit of tricks while cooking your food. Some of the dishes are good, while others are mediocre. What your paying for mostly is the entertainment. However not all of the chefs are good, the 1st time we went there we had a fun and talkative chef. The 2nd time we got a very nice and friendly chef, however he was somewhat shy and very quiet. I would recommend their fried rice and shrimp dishes. The steak taste somewhat bland and the meat tough. The service is good, usually they assign a server who constantly checks on your table. It is somewhat family style restaurant, people are seated in a big rectangular table. You do have to share table with other guests/patrons. This place gets very crowded especially during weekends, unfortunately reservations are not available. Parking is available across the restaurant for $3.00, Valet is also available $7.00, with validation from Benihana you get $1.00 off.