Benihana Temecula: A New Culinary Destination in Riverside County

By: Sharjeel Sohaib


Sep 27, 2023


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  • Benihana, a famous Japanese teppanyaki and sushi restaurant, will open its new restaurant in Temecula on September 29th.
  • With Benihana’s expansion, the chain of restaurants is expanding in the Inland Empire. It offers an immersive dining experience with teppanyaki tables and sushi favorites.
  • Beyond its culinary offerings, Benihana Temecula emphasizes community engagement through a charity lunch, showing commitment to its new neighbors in Temecula.

On September 29, Benihana Inc. will open its well-regarded Japanese teppanyaki and sushi restaurant chain in Temecula, California. Situated at 26420 Ynez Road within the Promenade Temecula, Benihana Temecula aspires to enhance the dining landscape of Riverside County. The latest establishment has various features, including a cocktail bar, a cozy lounge, 21 teppanyaki tables, and a dedicated entrance for to-go orders and deliveries.

A Culinary Affair Finds a New Home

“Temecula is a wonderful community for Benihana to become a part of as we continue our mission to create memorable experiences for our guests.”

Tom Baldwin, CEO and President of Benihana.

The debut of Benihana Temecula marks a significant moment, being the first Benihana establishment in Riverside County and the twelfth in Southern California. The restaurant’s arrival has garnered anticipation, promising to offer residents the cherished Benihana dining experience.

Beyond the Restaurant: Bringing Benihana to Your Doorstep

In a world where convenience and culinary delight intersect, Benihana Temecula extends its offerings beyond inviting dining spaces. Patrons can now enjoy their preferred hibachi and sushi dishes from their homes. With delivery services available through UberEATS, Postmates, Grubhub, DoorDash, and EZCater, as well as online ordering via, relishing Benihana’s culinary creations is now more accessible than ever.

Crafting Memories Through Culinary Excellence

Benihana is celebrated not just for its menu but for the immersive dining experience it provides.

“At Benihana, it’s more than just a meal; it’s a unique personal experience that our guests cherish and remember. We take pride in connecting with each of our guests to create lasting memories with their families and friends.”

Lisa Merelo, General Manager | Benihana Temecula.

The restaurant’s skilled chefs and commitment to serving high-quality menu items promise to captivate the discerning palates of Temecula’s residents.

A Taste of Giving Back

Benihana Temecula is not just about exceptional food; it’s also about positively impacting the community. On October 1, the restaurant will host a charity lunch to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire. This gesture underscores Benihana’s dedication to giving back to the communities it serves.

An Exciting Culinary Journey Ahead: Expanding the Benihana Legacy

The opening of Benihana Temecula is part of a broader growth strategy for Benihana Inc., which includes several exciting new ventures:

  • Benihana Bayside Marketplace in Miami, FL (Fall 2023): Located at 401 Biscayne Boulevard, this new Benihana promises to be a culinary gem in Miami’s Bayside Marketplace.
  • RA Sushi Plantation, FL (Early 2024): At Plantation Walk, 333 North University Drive, RA Sushi will soon open its doors, featuring 34 tables, a full-service sushi bar, and a dedicated take-out and delivery area.
  • Benihana San Mateo, CA (Spring 2024): Nestled at 2204 Bridgepointe Parkway, this Benihana will offer 18 teppanyaki tables and a full-service sushi bar, enriching the culinary landscape of San Mateo.

These developments align with Benihana Inc.’s strategic plan, which focuses on four key growth initiatives: new restaurant openings, selective acquisitions in the U.S., franchise development in the U.S., and international expansion in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.


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