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Benihana - Burlingame, CA

4.6
3311 reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail. There is no better view on the waterfront of South San Francisco Bay than at Benihana in Burlingame. You can watch the tide rolling in or the jumbo jets on arrival at San Francisco International airport, all while dining on a delicious meal at the teppanyaki grill or enjoying a sushi feast in the lounge. Express Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Happy Hour is available from Monday to Thursday from 4-7 p.m.

Support Benihana - Burlingame, CA during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3311 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jennifer
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and entertainment was great as always. It was so nice to eat back indoors. The best part was our party of 4 had the table to ourselves. I would definitely recommend this place for a great dinner or lunch.

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vipOlivia
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time at Benihana! The food and service are awesome!

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MsSour
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

we ate with another 2 ladies on the table who speaks Spanish and the server speaks spanish too. When our order comes, I normally have a bowl of chicken fried rice but usually gets more, so I can have 1 and 1/2 bowl almost. But I'm with my 92 years old mom and we only get a just full bowl of chicken fried rice and the other 2 ladies got 2 bowls of fried rice. I think this is not quite fair cuz I 'm also paying extra for the fried rice, How come we got 1 bowl and they got 2 ?? I was never asked neither. Feel Bad especially my mom is the first time visit.

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BernardoM
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing !!! It was a lovely area to at!!

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OliverN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My wife and I noticed that the servings were not as much as last year but the prices went up. We always order Benihana Special and Ocean Treasure.

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AlbertoM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Experience with a great chef. 👍See you soon.

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eldag
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Did not like that the asian lady serving us came back to us to ask for more tips.

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vipQCooper
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good. Glad people are coming back post-COVID. Food was great. And presentation was fun. We had our kids with us. Always enjoy the cooking in front of you.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service at Benihanna is always great in Burlingame. Since it's close SFO Airport, you can literally see the commercial airlines take off and land at SFO Airport. The food was amazingly excellent. Every servers, chefs, host/hostesses had mask on. Everyone inside was socially distanced which is great and every servers were disinfecting after each guest left. I am just glad that Benihanna is back open now for outdoor dining and indoor dining as well. Thank you Benihanna for staying open!!! Stay healthy, strong and Positive!!!!

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InesR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My family and I Love benihana and have been waiting for indoor dining to reopen. We had reservations for 7pm and we didn't get a chef until about 745pm. Everyone was amazing so was the food. The only thing that is my complaint is the wait.

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vipLcpez
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday gathering! Food good ! Had fun at the table ! Our own table :)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was one of a greater experiences at this Benihana. It was only us, party of 3 at the table yet the chef Brian went all out on entertaining and showmanship for us. Service was excellent.

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vipSharks77
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome and they took extra covid precautions including wrapping the tableware. Felt real safe!

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SandyG
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The person who first greets you when you walk in to inform them of your reservation was very rude to us and to another customer waiting in line after us. Our reservation was for my son’s birthday on 3/13 @12pm. We told her as the first face we see at any business you shouldn’t be rude to customers she did apologize but customer service is a huge deal to us wherever we go.

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MichelleS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We got there at 645, in time for happy hour and tried to order drinks at the table. Server said he couldn't so we went to order at the bar. Bar tender ignored us

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was not pleased with the service not was I with the food. I reserved a table for 10pm and I was already on my way around 9:45 but I got a call from someone there that said I can come early but don’t be late which was fine. But when I came in and checked in I was told by the manager of not coming at 10 next time try coming earlier....I felt was very rude If there are excepting reservations for tables at 10 then I should be able to show up at that time and not be harassed about why I came so late and how next time I should come early also when being served I was told I could have any soy that come with the meal because it is let and the kitchen was closing. So I asked for a discount since I wasn’t going to get everything that was offered, but the the waiter came back and said it’s okay we will just make it. My first time at Benni for 120 dollars the service I received should have been much better

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Missed being there. Love is back on...

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MoniqueB
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Are cheff was great the waitress was horrible we ordered one of the bowl drinks and asked for another drink and she told us no more for you to drink she only checked on us once left.our old pates on the table

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IreneT
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food, wish I had a better server for my daughter bday dinning experience.

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MarkL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time , our chef was very nice !!!! Can’t wait to go back!

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Gabriana
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

We were there 45 minutes before we had a cook come to ate table, this is unexceptionable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn’t wait to be back! The food and service were great!

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Spyder262
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! We were seated next to the exit but asked to be moved because it was a cold area; they moved us with no hassle. The wait staff was very helpful. There was a wait between the cooking show and after we ordered; not advised why. It is noisy but it’s expected since they are a demo type cooking.

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vipNunuH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jared the manager was great in making sure our experience was delicious and quick .

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JaneW
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

When i spoke with person at the restaurant they said they were seating four per table. When we got there i did notice there were only four per table, but for some reason there were five people at my table. Not that its a huge difference, but because of the whole covid-19 I would have felt more comfortable if there were only four people at my table. So i was a little upset about that.

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vipPres9114me
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been a year since we could eat indoors. It was fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s pretty good we enjoy the dinner with the family.

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vipjak1
San Francisco
95 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great food. The restaurant needs to be updated and cleaned.

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larry
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Overcharged ! when questioned she didn’t understand what we were saying very limited english . in a rush to leave after we were with a reservation at 3 not even seated till 325 then didn’t even get our cook till 4!
this was not a pleasant way to have a big bday number celebrated sorry
trying to support businesses and this happened ! :( lord of money spent there thought more would be better

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ChrisR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, it was nice having our own table and was fun

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GoldenD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our reservation went smoothly, with excellent confirmation notices from OpenTable management.

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vipmariap
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding!! safe, private table, excellent chef, food was better than ever; manager checked on us regularly; really great experience. very much appreciate their extra efforts during this strange time.

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vipTheresa
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice staff

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CynthiaC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It felt good to Dine in at a restaurant and enjoy the food. Benito was our cook and he was so amazing! He worried the whole time that we where all enjoying our food and that we had everything we needed. The only disappointing thing was, that I was looking forward to having sherbet ice cream after meal and there was no sherbet available.

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Gelly
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation at 9:15 and we waited to get seated because the capacity was full. When we sat down we waited almost an hour for someone to come and take our order for WATER ! Not to mention I had to ask for water. Then they finally took our order after the waters. After ordering we waited another 45 minutes for a chef to come. Chef Carlos made the visit well but it doesn’t excuse the horrible customer service we’ve received. Then after the chef made the food they forgot the rice I ordered! Like seriously! Then basically rush us to leave because we were the last to make a reservation I guess? It was just horrible that by the time I got my food I didn’t even eat because the loss of my appetite lead to a headache.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

It was a good Covid experience

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AandB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It took the hostess a pretty long time to greet us, but once she did we were seated within 10-15 min. Service was a little slow but the food was absolutely spectacular. Chateaubriand steak melts in ur mouth and the lobster was cooked to perfection.

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SusanT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always go to Benihana because they always provide outstanding food and service as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary, was a great experience, cook, Luis was amazing, great atmosphere, loved it.

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EduardoN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience had table all to ourself. Party of 5... loved it

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You can order delivery directly from Benihana - Burlingame, CA using the Order Online button. Benihana - Burlingame, CA also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Benihana - Burlingame, CA also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 342-5202.

Benihana - Burlingame, CA is rated 4.6 stars by 3311 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Burlingame, CA does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.benihana.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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