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“Way OverPriced”

Benihana - Downey, CA
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Ranked #108 of 257 Restaurants in Downey
Price range: US$10 - US$40
Description: At Benihana, it's not just a meal, it's an experience. Enjoy teppanyaki favorites like Hibachi Steak, Chicken and Shrimp, as well as sushi and sashimi.
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Description: At Benihana, it's not just a meal, it's an experience. Enjoy teppanyaki favorites like Hibachi Steak, Chicken and Shrimp, as well as sushi and sashimi.
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Way overpriced for what should be a tasteful meal. The chef tries to be funny but 90% of the jokes fall flat. The food service was mediocre as was the preparation. The cost? Way over priced for what you get. Pick a hole-in-the-wall mom & pop Chinese restaurant and save a ton of money.

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

This location is ok. The inside is very boring. Other Benih's are nicer inside. They need to kick it up a notch. Otherwise, food and service is excellent !

Thank Bavilesny1
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Benihana is nothing special from any other Teppan joint. First off the place is very noisy and very difficult to carry on a conversation. While the food is good the quality does not warrant the prices they charge. Yes it is fun to watch your meal being cooked in front of you with a flair of showmanship. But again not really with the prices.
We were asked at least 3 different times if we were there for some special occasion. Guess people only come there to celebrate something. Here in Downey we use to have Sambi’s that offered Teppan and more. But didn’t find the same atmosphere here. I did not find our time and quality of food to be worth what it cost. A dinner for 2 with drinks and appetizer to be over a hundred bucks is not worth it in my eyes. It will be a long time before we go back

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Thank CyberNut628
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Benihana M, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana - Downey, CA, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your disappointment as this shouldn’t have happened. Your feedback helps us to make improvements and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Taken by my cousins as a treat during our stay in LA I was initially concerned as my eldest daughter (9) is a very fussy eater. We decided not to mention anything and as soon as a chef appeared before us chopping, slicing and creating an onion ring volcano of flames they were both hooked. Both girls chose and ate what was cooked for them. The food was delicious, not at all greasy and the atmosphere was dark and mysterious despite it being in the middle of the day.

I didn't pay the bill as it was a treat, but I would pay to return when are next in LA.

Thank FamilyCW
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

It is nice to have a Benihana's close to home! When we visited, the restaurant had not been open very long therefore they were still working out the kinks. We were about a party of 20. The food was good and our chef, entertaining. The waitress had a little bit of trouble getting our drink order together. I anticipate that once this Benihana's is open a while and the newness has settled down, it will be just as great as the one in Anaheim and Torrance!

Thank Joyce109
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