Benihana

2 ratings
$$$ • Japanese Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Sushi
100% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
21327 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503

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Celiac

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The server made sure that I was taken care of and was very helpful. The chef made my food first to avoid cross contamination. I had the Splash and Meadow which is steak and shrimp. Couldn’t eat the side salad dressing so I asked for oil and vinegar. Couldn’t eat the soup or the 2 dipping sauces. Also got the chicken fried rice w/ gluten free soy sauce. Overall great food and service.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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We have never gone to the main hall where the chefs put on the show. We usually go to the cafe/sushi bar area. Their hibachi grill options can be made gluten free, which is great for an Asian restaurant. Just be sure to inform the wait staff. I get the side salad with vinegar & oil, and the fried rice done with GF soy sauce. It may take a little longer because they clean the grill.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sushi

Categories

  • Asian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Japanese
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Steakhouse
  • Takeout

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We dined at Benihana for Mother’s Day and it was fantastic. The server, Magic (if I understood her name correctly), was phenomenal and understood allergies extremely well (I have celiac and also have to avoid dairy, and my husband and daughter have shellfish allergies). She made my soup without the fried onions and brought me oil and vinegar to go on my salad, and then made sure the chef knew to use gluten free soy sauce and not to use butter on my food. Chef Chico was extremely accommodating - to the point that he cleaned the grill twice to make sure that no gluten or dairy made it into my food. I cannot say enough great things about them! We will definitely be back!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Reservations recommended

Overall Rating

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Server was very thorough to be sure what I could and couldn’t have. I was able to order their side order fried rice and of course sushi AMAZING fried rice and sushi - lip smacking

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Benihana was very sensitive to my son's celiac disease. They communicated clearly to the chef and my son was not served the soup but instead received 2 salads with yum yum sauce instead of the regular dressing. His entree was prepared separately in the kitchen to avoid contamination from the griddle. He was also given an order of edamame as part of his meal for free. We were very pleased overall with their precautions.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Celiac

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Gluten Friendly menu - not safe for Celiac due to cross contamination even if you specify. We were served the wrong soup and salad dressing and the chef was very accommodating but it was impossible to avoid cross contamination.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Celiac

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They have a gluten sensitive menu that’s pretty big. Before they started the cook asked if anyone at the table had any allergies. The cook used gluten free soy sauce for everything at the table just to be extra safe. The yum yum sauce is also gluten free. Most of the ingredients they use are naturally gluten free and they made my food first to reduce the chance for cross contamination. I got the hibachi steak with shrimp and the spicy chicken rice.

The food was very good and I had no reaction. Would highly recommend if you’re looking for a hibachi table show.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Reservations recommended

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