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Benihana Coming to Arcadia

Got a craving for Japanese teppanyaki cooking?

Popular Japanese teppanyaki chain Benihana will open up a location at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall.

Benihana recently took out a business license with the City of Arcadia.

No word yet on when the grand opening will take place, as a spokesperson for the company did not respond to calls for comment.

Do you think Benihana will make a good addition to the mall? Tell us in the comments.

Sandra April 11, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Ugh. Even though I'd enjoy heading to Benihana on occasion, I loathe going to the crowded mall, so I'll pass. :(
Natalie Ragus (Editor) April 11, 2013 at 04:51 PM
Sandra, I try to do all my Christmas shopping in September/October. I can't stand the crowds at the mall during the Christmas season. It stresses me out. I love walking around and listening to all the campy holiday music and decorations, but standing in line for an hour to make a small purchase? No, thank you. I'll pass.
Daniel April 15, 2013 at 09:39 PM
As a local college student of Arcadia myself I am excited about it. Do you know where in the mall they will be putting this restaurant?? I am looking to apply and hoping to find out what time frame they might be opening to start applying. Thank you so much for your time
Brad Hori April 18, 2013 at 07:33 PM
We have 2 Tokyo Wako restaurants in the area (Pasadena and Arcadia) and a Shogun in Pasadena, both of which I think are better than Benihana. I always kid about them saying that after the chefs work their internship at Benihana, they graduate to Shogun or Tokyo Wako!
Gloria Adolphson October 23, 2013 at 05:39 PM
I am willing to give the restaurant a chance and see how it works out.

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