They didn’t ask why we were there so there was special celebration for us. Good service. Creative and delicious food. A little pricey. Wish the venue looked prettier. It’s not a good-looking space but seat was comfortable enough.
Had the most amazing food and wine pairing experience for my 35th bday
It was really impressive dining and we were most pleased with service. It’s worth a visit at least once.
Took my wife for her birthday. We had an amazing meal and experienced amazing service.
Amazing experience, went for a birthday dinner and had an amazing time.
Outstanding service. Sumptuous dishes. Great wine pairing.
The wife’s birthday dinner was amazing. We showed up about 30 minutes early. Instead of making us wait they sat us right away. The service was top notch. Every dish brought out was explained in detail by the server. Drink too. Food was excellent. Every bite had so much flavor. 3 hrs of tickling our tastes buds.
Impeccable service and foot from start to finish. We’ll be back!
One of the best culinary experiences! Will definitely come back
Dishes are amazing. Asian flavors just right. Price on the high side, though, even comparing with other three-michelin-star restaurants in the US or Europe.
Fantastic experience, everything is amazing, but the price remains ridiculous...
Food: Simply outstanding, starting off with a parade of luxurious small bites and segueing into the coursed meals each meticulously created and presented with their complex flavors and textures which are best experienced and impossible to describe.
Service: Nearly flawless. Our main waitress was perfect and professional. Dishes came a bit poorly timed where we were not finished with one plate before the next arrived. Different staff brought out and explained dishes and there was inconsistency between the level of skill of one of them.
Ambiance: For a 3-star Michelin restaurant, I felt tables were a bit too close and we unfortunately sat next to a large party which made it difficult to listen to one of the dishes being explained to us by the waitstaff.
Overall: Impeccable food and culinary experience. Great professional staff. Flaws were timing of dishes and ambient noise level which for a 3-star restaurant should be fixed.
Wonderful tasting experience.
Was really excited but disappointed by most dishes.
Exceeded all expectations.
Unique. Unfamiliar territory.
Awesome experience perfect
Best restaurant we have ever been to, top to bottom. We have been fortunate to have been to all 8 3-star restaurants in the Bay Area (including Saison when it still had it's 3rd star). Benu tops them all in terms of consistently stunning preparation and taste balance. No weaknesses. And yet not over the top and didn't stuff us as some others have done. Super impressed.
Food is outstanding as always
This was truly a special, world class experience.
A spectacular tasting meal of many unusual and delicious Asian dishes. Highlights included lobster coral xiao long bao (dumplings infused with lobster soup), summer chrysanthemum tofu soup, beef tongue with radish, pear kimchi and other fixings and a wonderful milk pudding that was savoury, smoky and sweet. Plus the service was impeccable.
The food is gorgeous! And each course looks like a piece of art. They prepare special gift for us because we are celebrating our marriage.
Great food, amazing staff and a wonderful experience all in all. Thanks for hosting our anniversary dinner.
Benu had been on my must-dine list for quite some time. My visit there was for a weeknight dinner and the experience was up and down. While certainly unique and in many ways deserving of its 3 Michelin stars, it also left me puzzled at the ambience and seeming aloofness of the Team The food, was expertly prepared and presented and each dish was well conceived and executed. A few favorites were the “spicy” caviar set, the acorn / truffle / Iberico pancake and the roasted quail.
The plating all night was beautiful, but that quail dish was one one the most beautiful presentations I have ever we seen. Bravo.
The room is austere and to use a word? Cold. Not in the temperature sense, but in the lack of spirit and engagement. It land in stark contrast to a similar type of restaurant like Saison- where the warmth and conviviality add greatly to the meal and experience. Sadly this is not the case at Benu and what would keep me from recommending it over say, SingleThread or The Inn at Meadowood.
IsBenu worth it? I would still say it is. Are there better experiences to be had at No Cal 3-star restaurants? Unequivocally yes. Go and try it for yourself - but take some guests with a smile and energy - you’ll be glad that you did.
Best meal I’ve ever had.
Chef Corey Lee’s marvellous reinterpretation of the modern Korean cuisine.
Truly outstanding. Fully deserves the reputation
Very good birthday experience at Benu. Staffs were providing fantastic service. Recommend in 3 star restaurants options!
This was an incredible experience all around! Definitely recommend the beverage pairing for a truly unique and indulgent accompaniment. Worth the plane ride, worth the price.
Absolutely exquisite. Such an impressive experience.
Eaten all over the world, including French Laundry & this is the best!!!
Very creative and consistently excellent food . Joyous , full of energy and intelligent service
Knowlwdgeable staff on all that was served. Highly recommend sommilier wine pairing with Yoon.
Memorable tastes and wonderful experience!!
Services and noisy could be improved.
We were in our engagement celebration and staff and food were just excellent
Excellent tasting menu. Very inventive bites start the meal. The menu simply indicates bites to start the meal but they just keep coming. 1,000 year old quail egg was worth the trip alone. Veal short rib and quail were both very good. Service is efficient. Valet parking really nice added touch. Car was ready in the courtyard as we left.
The staff at Benu made the overall experience amazing. The food was on point. Every bite was meaningful.
I went to five $300 plus meals in the last few weeks and it Was the number one by a long long lead