477 Camino Del Rio So., San Diego, CA | Directions 9210832.762490 -117.160481
Mon. - Thu. 11:30am - 10pm;Fri. 11:30am - 11pm;Sat. 12am - 11pm;Sun. 11:30am - 9:30pm
Neighborhoods: Eastern San Diego, Western, University Heights
Used to be better...new management – I have been going to Benihana for over 20 years. I generally eat at the San Diego location, but I stay at the Hilton Waikiki a lot, so a visit to this inside-resort location is almost a must.
The problem with this location...besides the fact that all the prices are about 20% more, the menu is about half of the normal menu, and the cooks lack the normal talent the other locations have, is the food just isn't the same as a normal Benihana.
I am sure that if you are at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, you will make your way to this Benihana. You can still have a good, expensive time, it just wont be like the other locations around the world.
BAD SERVICE – went with my kids..dressed up casual..and waited for almost an hour to be served while we saw our next table being served ASAP..white people and the other table also.. asean but dressed up well.They gave us trainee cook while the others are having fun. so we ended up looking at the other table. HAHAHA
my son calls BENIHANA a racist restaurant. We could have leave but i waited because they always say that they r coming...spend $110 just to be judge by some ignorant server.. so make sure to wear tuxedos if u want teh BEST SERVICE. very strong on discrimination.
Great place to eat – I just recently eat here for the first time a few days ago. The service was great and the food was outstanding. I liked the atmosphere and the food so much I ate lunch at the one in Carlsbad a few days later. I will recommend this restaurant to all my friends.
Knife-wielding chefs put on a show at this communal Japanese grill. – In Short
Benihana started out as a tiny four-table restaurant in New York City's theater district before becoming an international chain. Diners sit around large tables where chefs ostentatiously chop, slice, stir-fry and grill. Entree options are simple--shrimp, chicken, steak and scallops--and preparation is uniform. Every entree comes with a similar stock of sides: rice, onion soup, shrimp appetizer, iceberg lettuce drizzled with dressing, sauteed vegetables and green tea.
dinner and a show – The sushi bar is kind of small, but good food. The drinks are a little expensive. If you're a party of less than 8 then you'll probably be sharing the table with strangers. It's a fun show if you've never been. The chefs are nice and they entertain you with their cooking. The food is good. I'd recommend getting the fried rice with your meal because it's fun to watch them prepare it for you. The chef balances an egg on his spatula and then tosses it into his hat, and they make a volcano out of stacked onion slices. Fun times. I'd say come here for a special occasion. Warning- This is a restaurant that sings to you for your birthday :)
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