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“It's a Benihana, expect the usual dinner show”
Review of Benihana

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Ranked #48 of 194 Restaurants in Burlingame
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Business meetings, Groups
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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 table. Still a fun place to have a good meal. This one sometimes has a sushi bar operating which is very good.

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Bart C
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 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.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank 996shaia
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 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.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank jose l
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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 arrived. Then the chef arrived to do his act and food was being served before the waiter decided to arrive with drinks. We brought our own wine and had to wait nearly a half hour after being seated before he finally decided to bring a corkscrew to open the bottles. Next to the grilling area were sauce dishes lined up in piles of two. One of them was crusted with dirty food which I pointed out to the reception person who took it away with no comment.
The food is ordinary, nothing exceptional. The show by the chef is the only thing that made the evening tolerable, particularly for the young children. I asked the corkage fee be waived in light of the extraordinary wait to be seated but the pedantic reception person said they couldn't do that.
The best part of the evening was in the reception area when one lady, who had a fuse shorter than ours threw her reservation notification buzzer at the reception desk and told them to stick their reservations up the posterior part of their anatomies.
I, for one, will never return. I don't understand why others do.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Thank Joe C
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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.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Thank dcs1755
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