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Benihana

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1737 Post St, Ste 350, San Francisco, CA 94115-3628 (Laguna /Webster)
+1 415-563-4844
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Castro Valley, California
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My daughter loves Japanese food. The seafood diablo was yummy, although I should have asked for mild heat, instead of medium heat. My husband's lobster was tender and delicious. Their chicken fried rice was the best I've ever eaten. My daughter even liked the tofu, which she hardly eats. Our chef, Rafael, did an excellent job juggling the food and... More 

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Thank nocciolata
Manasquan, New Jersey
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308 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want the typical hibachi performance of your food cooked in front of you, this is it. I particularly liked the flaming and smoking volcano made out of onion rings. There is also a full sushi bar, if you want it instead or for an appetizer.

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Thank SeeTheWorld4Peace
San Francisco, California
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300 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the restaurant again for a business lunch. Great value for the Express Lunch Boat. Came with soup and salad!! Boat has shrimp tempura and vegetables, sashimi, endame, salmon and sliced orange.

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Thank Arnold C
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was good, a little short the show of food but really I didn't mind when I tried the food so delicious. The attention of the hostess is not very good (appear lost at work or distracted), and making a reservation really took many tries to find the time we wanted. The food was worth the wait.

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Thank Luz C
San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

If you have a group of 8 then this is the place for you, because the table sits 8, anything smaller and you may have to share a table. You get a 5 course meal, soup, salad, appetizers, (small portions) main course & ice cream. We went on a Monday night and the service was slow, although the food was... More 

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Thank Rose F
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

A excelent place for a dinner, the drinks & cocktels are perfect, I recomend the Tokio cocktel. The food was delicious the steak, the chicken and the seafood. The staff is attent to you and made all for you to have a magnificent dinner.

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Thank ricardo v
San Fran
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Went here for a late lunch. Entered and went up to the reception area. Three staffers were there chatting with each other and ignoring us. After a while of being ignored, my companion wanted to leave. We walked out and after we left the host (I guess) ran out into the hallway and shouted after us "I just wanted you... More 

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San Francisco, California
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300 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Regular spot for brothers lunch. Recommend the Express Lunch Boat with either chicken, steak or Salmon @$12.95. Comes with soup, salad, tempura, endgame, sushi dessert and hot tea with your entree!!!🙏🙏🙏

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Thank Arnold C
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were placed into groups and sat on a table in which the Chief cooking our food in front of us - it was a very theatrical experience! Recommended as our Chief was soo funny and great with his cooking skills! Ohhh and the food was really tasty too.

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Thank Kiran D
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139 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Went there mostly for the chef' show, as for the food it is good but not outstanding so do not have high expectations. The atmosphere is great though. Worth a try.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1737 Post St, Ste 350, San Francisco, CA 94115-3628
    (Laguna /Webster)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Japantown
  • Neighbourhood: Japantown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-563-4844

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