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1447 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2308
+1 310-260-1423
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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“beef” (3 reviews)
“sushi” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1447 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2308
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Reviewed yesterday

slow, not accurate in any way, like it's not fun. Wharo is down the street on Lincoln. makes this place look silly.

Thank Stormy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of 2 families going for Easter dinner. The place was packed. We had an early reservation and were there by 5:00 because we had 4 children between us. We waited and waited; they were 30 minutes late. Then we waited at...More

1  Thank jkaHD
Benihana M, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your negative visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact Guest Relations via benihanalistens.smg.com/. Our team would love to follow up with you, as your feedback...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 4 had a reservation for noon. Another group of 4 also had a reservation for noon. We were all seated at the same table in the back of the restaurant promptly at 12:05, at which time 4 other tables in the front...More

Thank David G
Benihana M, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

David, on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your negative visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience, and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your...More

Reviewed 15 February 2018

Last night was not a good night to visit Benihanas apparently. two of our friends arrived before us, ordered heir drinks from the bar upstairs, and received them. they ordered two additional drinks for us as we were arriving, and 15 minutes later, didn't have...More

Thank Brad G
Benihana M, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Brad, We definitely want to resolve this issue so you can come back and enjoy our establishment, to better assist you please fill out our guest contact form via benihanalistens.smg.com/ so we can reach out to you regarding this experience.

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Having been to Benihana in Chandler Az, We thought we'd try Santa Monica while in town for a family function. It was an hour + wait for hibachi which was fine because we've done that seen that so we we told the lady no hibachi....More

Thank Suzy K
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Heard plenty about the chain but have never been. We were seated with a group of six who clearly didn't want us there and spoke loudly throughout the meal with no attention given to the chef. We knew we would be seated with others but...More

Thank Carol E
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The idea of seat in a table around an "iron" with a japanese guy cooking and making jokes is really nice and different. Talking about the food, it is good, but nothing special that justify the prices. It is not a expensive restaurant, but not...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

We had a really nice birthday dinner for our 19yo son. Usually we go to the Encino location which is much more dark and cramped compared to Santa Monica. We got a 7:30p reservation on a Friday and were seated right away. Before we knew...More

Thank SoCal_FatCat
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Was told this was the original hibachi place that started the wave of them. Not sure of the accuracy of that statement but thought it would be cool to eat there if that was the case. I have eaten at many hibachi places over the...More

Thank Wayne1833
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for years especially fun for a special occasion with kids. But seems like MANAGEMENT has gone downhill. We had a reservation and showed up on time but were made to wait over a half an hour and the kids basically imploded....More

Thank AFoolForTravel
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1447 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2308
    (Between Broadmay and 4th St)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-260-1423
Benihana in Santa Monica is located on 4th St., between Broadway and Santa Monica Blvd., near shopping, entertainment and the beach. Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice through tender steak and juicy chicken. Take in the aroma of sizzling shrimp, lobster and savory vegetables. Or visit our sushi bar, where your sushi chef will prepare fresh nigiri, sashimi and specialty rolls, all with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine. Enjoy a dining experience unlike any other.
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