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1737 Post St, Ste 350, San Francisco, CA 94115-3628
+1 415-563-4844
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1737 Post St, Ste 350, San Francisco, CA 94115-3628
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had dinner this week: the live cooking show was great and entertaining, the food was very tasty and the service OK. 2 major drawbacks: the smell (I'm still smelling the food 2 days later) and the dirt: the floor was plenty of food from...More

Thank MTT2903
Benihana M, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great overall experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for a one-time experience for the showmanship, but nothing more. We had reservations but still had to wait a short while to be seated. Each table seats eight, so they wait until everyone is there before they seat you. Initial drinks are served in...More

Thank L H
Benihana M, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

L, we apologize for this disappointing experience. If you have not done so already, please contact Guest Relations via benihanalistens.smg.com/. Our team would love to follow up with you. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. Thank you for taking the time to share your...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Very busy restaurant. Make reservations to enjoy the experience. White sangria is delicious. Food delicious. Attentive staff.

Thank margaritasola
Reviewed 19 December 2017

I went to Benihana 2 times and it was fun and food was good too. It is fun to watch cooks doing there job in front of you!

Thank Tatjana O
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Stop in for Holiday lunch and was pleasantly surprised at the great value for the Lunch Boat which came with soup. The boat had salad. Sashimi, shrimp and vegetable tempura and rice topped with fresh orange!!!

Thank Arnold C
Reviewed 14 December 2017

The restaurant focus was more on the show, theatrical performance than the food. It's a fun night out for groups and families so they could watch tricks performed by chefs. Food was ok not great. The filet Mignon cut was really tender but the Rocky's...More

Thank Sydney2000000
Reviewed 17 September 2017

What can I say, it's Benihana- the food is mediocre at best (and downright bad by San Francisco standards) as well as grossly overpriced, and service and cleanliness are just so-so but it's all about the show and kids absolutely love it. We visited late...More

Thank SFdadof2
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We were a party of eight kids and adults and this was a really fun thing to do. We had a reservation, which is key for a Sat night in the city, so we were able to sit down promptly. Then the show began! They...More

Thank LKWendel
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Benihana slides further downhill every time we come and this last time was the last visit. Our server was nice and prompt but it was so loud we couldn't hear her. we couldn't talk to anyone at the table who wasn't directly next to us....More

Thank Molly M
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Loved this place the food was a beautiful explosion of taste and perfect washed down with a little sake. The staff were so friendly and helpful and gave us lots of information about the menu and what was good to try. We ate at the...More

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Questions & Answers
28 December 2017|
Response from mayinfl | Reviewed this property |
I believe I did see separate dining tables in another area (away from the hibachi tables).
Cindy B
14 December 2017|
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Response from mayinfl | Reviewed this property |
I did not notice one but they might. It was pretty crowded when we were there so there could have been a separate room for such an occasion. It is quite noisy in there so you would definitely want to check to see if they... More
23 September 2015|
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Response from Arnold C | Reviewed this property |
Teppan rables can seat 8 persons but you can split party into 2 adjacent tables. I recommend an advance reservation. Birthday person receives a "free dinner"!!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1737 Post St, Ste 350, San Francisco, CA 94115-3628
    (Laguna /Webster)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Japantown
  • Neighbourhood: Japantown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-563-4844
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