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Banzai Japanese Steakhouse

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27533 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590-2600
+1 951-693-1927
11:30 - 21:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 15:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Riverside, California
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2,128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very dark inside and probably needs an update. The family business is very friendly and provides a complete lunch combo at a good price: miso soup or salad, noodles, rice, veggies, and protein prepared fresh hibachi style all for $8-13 depending on what protein you want.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Murrieta, California
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308 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Sushi is ok but I just couldn't get past feeling dirty in this place. Service is super friendly but unfortunately we will not be back.

Thank JAE2512
Temecula, California
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

It was our first time there and I ordered the teriyaki beef lunch. It came with some kind of cabbage salad, miso soup, beef, noodles, fried rice and a couple of sauces. The fried rice was greasy and the teriyaki beef was more of a bland soy sauce taste than the sweet teriyaki I'm used to having. My hub ordered... More 

Thank kukana m
Temecula, California
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Very dark inside - typical japanese steakhouse but not a Benihana. Food acceptable but not outstanding. Mustard sauce on the rice actually took away the bland taste.

Thank JGS17
Murrieta, California
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Sitting is in a U-shape with the cook at the center grill. He puts on a great show for all. Prices are decent, and the Mai-Tai is to die for!

Thank mzglorybeCA
Carefree, Arizona
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

After quite some drive to Temecula we shook our legs and because it was getting late we asked a shop owner about a nice restaurant in the neighborhood. On the way back to our hotel we just ran into it - and decided to give it a try. My wife likes shabu shabu and was thrilled to find it on... More 

Thank HeliOpa
San Diego, California
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169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

I was doing some shopping locally and saw the parking lot full at the end of the plaza by this restaurant. So I decided to check it out. The hibachi area was packed with families and couples. They were laughing and having a good time enjoying the show and the food. Lots of smiles coming in and going out. I... More 

Thank Mr_Firestone
El Dorado County, CA
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2014

Good food. Prices are a little high. Could use redecorating. Friendly service. Average compared to other Japanese restaurants.

Thank Vic S
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Pricey for the amount of food you get. And if you are two people you have to wait until more people show up and share a table.

1 Thank matman5
Santa Clara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

During our visit in Temecula, CA, we ate at the Banzai Steakhouse Restaurant and it was not like what we expected. We thought it was a sushi bar type restaurant when in fact, it was Benny Hannah style. Service was excellent, chef was great, kept us entertained while preparing our food in front of us. Server was very attentive and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Sushi, Japanese, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27533 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590-2600
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula
  • Phone Number: +1 951-693-1927

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