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4250 Birch St, Newport Beach, CA 92660-1922
+1 949-955-0822
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fried rice” (8 reviews)
“scallops” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
4250 Birch St, Newport Beach, CA 92660-1922
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Benihana for 30+ years. Going as a kid used to be such a fun event. It has fallen off so far it's almost depressing because I remember what it once was. The showmanship of the chefs is so lame compared to...More

Thank MMaldo2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In my opinion this was tops! There was little to no wait time. The lounge looked very nice for next time. The Angel chef server was very friendly. The Tuna steak was the best I've had. The fun feeling was the same as when I...More

Thank winkgame
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Don't get me wrong. The food was OK. Not bad, not good, but OK. In the "old days" at trip to Benihana was a treat. You knew that your table side chef was going to be a Japanese gentleman who was a highly trained artist...More

Thank JamesF920
Benihana M, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

James, with your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience, and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us.

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I came with my entire family (a party of 9 people) to celebrate my son's birthday. We ended up eating a selection of filet mignon and chicken along with regular shrimp, colossal shrimp, scallions and fried rice. Everything was excellent. We ordered the filet mignon...More

Thank Ed A
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

A family favorite for special occasions. Sitting at the teppanyaki table with our grand children is a great event. The showmanship of the chef was outdone only by the quality of the food. You must order the chicken fried rice. Outstanding. The soup and salad...More

Thank big10sjunkie
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I took my family here for our daughter's birthday party recently. It seemed like everyone else was there for the same reason - must've heard the birthday song at least 10 times during our meal. I was here only once previously, maybe 20 years ago....More

Thank Luihana
Reviewed 20 February 2017 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...More

Thank marcusf558
Benihana M, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Good morning, we apologize for the poor experience. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. We sincerely hope you will return to visit us at any one of our locations. Thank you for taking the time to share your review.

Reviewed 29 January 2017

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...More

Thank 007Traveling_Man
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...More

Thank phil&dot
Reviewed 3 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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