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4250 Birch St, Newport Beach, CA 92660-1922 (McArthur Blvd)
+1 949-955-0822
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Newport Beach, California
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for lunch, went to the table with two other groups and had to go back for another table since the seating was all screwed up... So we get to wait for another table, with a reservation that is now 15 minutes passed out time... So it is apparent reservatations make no difference?

Thank marcusf558
Southern California
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here twice in the past 30 days, once to go out with friends and the 2nd time with the same friends after we join their eClub and got coupons for two free meals if accompanied with another, not a bad deal. We all had the filet mignon on one ocassion and on another I had their triple seafood combo,... More 

Thank 007Traveling_Man
Huntington Beach, California
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133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

It's the show as much as the food that keeps us coming back each year--and we save the photo. The pollutant-laden intestines are left in the shrimp. Too much salt and butter for our taste. Next year, we'll advise the chef not to add either while he is cooking.

Thank phil&dot
San Jose, California
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We visited a Benihana in Cupertino and loved it. This had a similar menu but was not quite as nice, in terms of food quality and service. Also, an out-of-the-way, dated location.

Thank lovelyreviewer
Irvine, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

food quality is above average to excellent, and is consistent just like the past few years. also consistent are the terrible hostesses at this restaurant. my family and I have been coming to this restaurant for the past 3 years and the hostesses are looked to be fed up, or have terrible attitude. the latest addition is a petite hostess... More 

Thank Xmas Visitor X
Benihana M, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this review

On behalf of our Benihana team, we would like to sincerely apologize for your negative visit with us. Thank your for your feedback. More 

Newport Beach, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Christmas Eve dinner for our family is a tradition at Benihana. We love the food and the show. Our reservation was for 6:30 but we were not seated until 7:20. Then we learned our chef was "on a break." Cooking finally started at 8:00PM. They SERIOUSLY overbooked on Christmas Eve. I have to imagine everyone else, who was expecting a... More 

Thank studlyomatic
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I must say this place has gone down hill year after year. Had reservations for 6pm got seated at 645pm. I specifically asked for a specific server at the time I made the reservation and when I got there, and they still sat us somewhere else. And then the Chef...he had no show. Worst Christmas dinner ever. This was a... More 

Thank Victor U
Benihana M, General Manager at Benihana, responded to this review

Victor, we apologize for the poor experience and understand your frustration as this shouldn't have happened. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. Thank you for taking the time to share your review. More 

Barrie, Ontario
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289 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

And they are totally the same as they have always been. This was my first visit to the Newport Beach location. Without a reservation I was seated in a matter of minutes, and they were quite busy for a Wednesday night. Sat beside a charming couple which made the evening quite pleasant. I had the deluxe steak/lobster combo and both... More 

Thank Don R
Grove, Oklahoma
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Great place to bring friends. Nice warm, family atmsphere. The chef gave a performance at the HIbachi grill that was different than the many previous Hibachi experiences that we have had. The food wa excellent. I had the Teriyaki Chicken and my husband had the Filet. The soup, salad and vegetables were all done to perfection. Our entrees were done... More 

Thank mlynnrose
Charlotte, North Carolina
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Having traveled to a lot of places around the world, I was expecting something a bit different at benihana and not just a typical american hibachi grill. To be honest I think it was expensive for what they do and for the plain food they give you. I will rather go to my nearest Panda Express for food and for... More 

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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$21 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4250 Birch St, Newport Beach, CA 92660-1922
    (McArthur Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-955-0822

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