Restaurants With a Free Birthday Dinner in the Bay Area

Photo, middle-aged couple making a toast over dinner, High res, Color

Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images

Freebies are always fun, even more so on your birthday. Quite a few restaurants in the Bay Area offer a free birthday dinner on the day of your birthday. Some you only have to show a valid i.d., while some you must sign up for their club or email lists. Either way, there are many options offering a free birthday dinner.

Benihana's Restaurant

Benihana’s Restaurant is a Japanese restaurant serving a variety of Japanese cuisines. Benihana’s has locations throughout the Bay Area and offers a $30 gift card to those who sign up ahead of time with their "Chef’s Table" club. Find a Benihana's Restaurant in your area by visiting

Red Robin Restaurant

Red Robin, a gourmet burger joint, is another chain restaurant with locations throughout the Bay Area. If you are in the mood for a burger on your birthday, sign up with Red Robin’s EClub and you will receive a free burger on your birthday.You can find the closest Red Robin Restaurant by searching it out on their website at

Hana Japan Steakhouse

Hana Japan Steakhouse Restaurant in Dublin, California and the Berkeley Marina is another Japanese restaurant located in the Bay Area. Hana Japan offers a free lunch or dinner on your birthday as long as you bring four paying friends. Contact Hana Japan by calling their main phone number at (925) 829-7491.

Daphne's Greek Cafe

Daphne’s Greek Café is a Greek café with locations throughout the Bay Area. If you are a member of their Pita Points club, you will receive a free meal on your birthday. Daphne's Greek Cafe locations are listed on their website at

Okayama Restaurant

Okayama Restaurant, a Japanese restaurant in San Jose, California offers a birthday special of a free birthday meal within a week of your birthday if you have four paying friends with you. Bring your I.D., a proof of birth date is required. Contact Okayama Restaurant by calling (408) 289-9508.

El Torito Restaurant

El Torito, a Mexican chain restaurant with locations all over the Bay Area, will give you a free birthday entrée when you join their “Bull Ring” email club. Find more information or contact your local El Torito Restaurant via their website at

Round Table Pizza

Round Table Pizza, a pizza parlor with locations all over the Bay Area, offers a free personal pizza on your birthday at select locations. You can contact your local Round Table Pizza and ask if they offer this birthday treat. Find your local Round Table Pizza by visiting their website at