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4250 Birch St, Newport Beach, CA 92660-1922 (McArthur Blvd)
+1 949-955-0822
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came with my entire family (a party of 9 people) to celebrate my son's birthday. We ended up eating a selection of filet mignon and chicken along with regular shrimp, colossal shrimp, scallions and fried rice. Everything was excellent. We ordered the filet mignon medium rare and it came out perfect by our chef Michael. He did a phenomenal... More 

Thank Ed A
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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A family favorite for special occasions. Sitting at the teppanyaki table with our grand children is a great event. The showmanship of the chef was outdone only by the quality of the food. You must order the chicken fried rice. Outstanding. The soup and salad that accompany dinners are always flavorful and hot and cold. My trio of scallops, shrimp... More 

Thank big10sjunkie
Irvine, California
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my family here for our daughter's birthday party recently. It seemed like everyone else was there for the same reason - must've heard the birthday song at least 10 times during our meal. I was here only once previously, maybe 20 years ago. The limitations: the food all tastes the same no matter what you order, the show... More 

Thank Luihana
Newport Beach, California
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Came here for lunch, went to the table with two other groups and had to go back for another table since the seating was all screwed up... So we get to wait for another table, with a reservation that is now 15 minutes passed out time... So it is apparent reservatations make no difference?

Thank marcusf558
Benihana M, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this review

Good morning, we apologize for the poor experience. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. We sincerely hope you will return to visit us at any one of our locations. Thank you for taking the time to share your review. More 

Southern California
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Went here twice in the past 30 days, once to go out with friends and the 2nd time with the same friends after we join their eClub and got coupons for two free meals if accompanied with another, not a bad deal. We all had the filet mignon on one ocassion and on another I had their triple seafood combo,... More 

Thank 007Traveling_Man
Huntington Beach, California
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134 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

It's the show as much as the food that keeps us coming back each year--and we save the photo. The pollutant-laden intestines are left in the shrimp. Too much salt and butter for our taste. Next year, we'll advise the chef not to add either while he is cooking.

Thank phil&dot
San Jose, California
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We visited a Benihana in Cupertino and loved it. This had a similar menu but was not quite as nice, in terms of food quality and service. Also, an out-of-the-way, dated location.

Thank lovelyreviewer
Irvine, California
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

food quality is above average to excellent, and is consistent just like the past few years. also consistent are the terrible hostesses at this restaurant. my family and I have been coming to this restaurant for the past 3 years and the hostesses are looked to be fed up, or have terrible attitude. the latest addition is a petite hostess... More 

Thank Xmas Visitor X
Benihana M, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this review

On behalf of our Benihana team, we would like to sincerely apologize for your negative visit with us. Thank your for your feedback. More 

Newport Beach, California
1 review
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Christmas Eve dinner for our family is a tradition at Benihana. We love the food and the show. Our reservation was for 6:30 but we were not seated until 7:20. Then we learned our chef was "on a break." Cooking finally started at 8:00PM. They SERIOUSLY overbooked on Christmas Eve. I have to imagine everyone else, who was expecting a... More 

Thank studlyomatic
Level Contributor
73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I must say this place has gone down hill year after year. Had reservations for 6pm got seated at 645pm. I specifically asked for a specific server at the time I made the reservation and when I got there, and they still sat us somewhere else. And then the Chef...he had no show. Worst Christmas dinner ever. This was a... More 

Thank Victor U
Benihana M, General Manager at Benihana, responded to this review

Victor, we apologize for the poor experience and understand your frustration as this shouldn't have happened. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. Thank you for taking the time to share your review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4250 Birch St, Newport Beach, CA 92660-1922
    (McArthur Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-955-0822

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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?