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136 Olivier St, Monterey, CA 93940-2460
+1 831-644-9007
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Monterey, CA
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Preface: I'm not really into that whole teppan thing. I don't like the wait. I don't like the whole "Show over. Go out." vibe. Happy Hour, however, 5-7 pm every night, seems promising enough to try later. The sushi bar and cocktail area seem like a nice place to visit for a bite and martini. The drinks are not too... More 

Thank Justine_CMT
Salinas, California, United States
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246 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good prices on drinks and appetizers but our server seemed a bit overwhelmed and disorganized. We ordered a sashimi app that said it was 2 pieces but she only brought 1 piece on the plate so had to go back and get another one. Brought us an order meant for another table.

Thank 556danaa
White Salmon, Washington
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334 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The shared meal experience has always gone well for me. Kind of like a one man play with food involved. As always I enjoyed the chef's show & the food was delicious!!

Thank ttocsnodrog_2000
Santa Cruz, California
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We dine at Benihana's in Monterey 4-6 times each year (short drive from Santa Cruz area) and thoroughly enjoy it. The food and service are always terrific. Menu includes a very good selection of options. We eat at the grill and have friendly chefs who prepare the food as we like it. Definitely recommend this Benihana's.

Thank Beachwalker5
Bakersfield, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you have ever been to the type of restaurant that cooks in front of you, you won't see anything new here. I really thought since Benihana was so well known for this type of dining, we were in for a treat. It was good, but no new tricks here. Our chef, Carlos, did the bare minimum. He also miscalculated... More 

Thank Shelley C
Goodyear, Arizona
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108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

My daughter and I decided to go here spontaneously after our whale watching excursion. So glad we went. I do remember there are stairs at the entryway so be ready for that. I do not recall wheelchair accessibility but they likely have it. We went at the perfect time of day around 4:30pm and it was happy hour. Everything on... More 

1 Thank Chris S
Modesto, CA
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264 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We love Benihana no matter where it is located. We come here every time we are in Monterey. It is relatively uncrowded and we have always gotten a table quickly. The cooks are showmen and the food is excellent. You'll have to get their phone number off the website is fou want to make reservations. According to Open Table they... More 

Thank DrDadrwp
Guildford, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This was a spontaneous choice on passing as something a little different for the kids and we weren't disappointed. We sat at one of the grill tables. The food was good quality, plentiful and service was excellent. They were very accommodating with our vegetarian / fussy kid requests. Prices weren't too bad either. Good fun.

Thank Telgip
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We had a good time but we seemed to be forgotten a few times. Food was very good. My family had the steak and chicken, they were happy with it. I had vegetarian style, mine was also very good.

Thank tvalnt9
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156 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

I bring mom here for happy hour food and birthdays. They are good to the 81 year old . She fills up pretty quick, so the small bite size is perfect. The prices are perfect for me, too! Thanks!

Thank Kim H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$43
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Olivier St, Monterey, CA 93940-2460
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-644-9007

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?