Benihana Chelsea

4.3
2390 reviews
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
An always popular restaurant on the style-forward Kings Road in London’s Chelsea, Benihana offers an exciting take on Japanese dining. A concept originated way back in the 1960s over in the Big Apple, Benihana brings together food and performance, pioneering ‘eatertainment’. Ideal for families, Benihana is sleek and stylish with a modern interior, but chances are you won’t be paying much attention to your surroundings – most diners are too busy being charmed by the tableside teppan-yaki cookery which sees the chefs create real drama before your very eyes. In addition to the delicious personally created dishes cooked and served at your table, Benihana also offers eat in and lunchtime take away sushi.

Special Offers

Early bird offer: £25

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 2 January 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 17:30-19:00

Special offer with a glass of prosecco: £45

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 2 January 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Mon-Tue 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:00

Special offer: £45

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 2 January 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:00
Wed-Fri 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:00

Monthly offer with a glass of prosecco: £35

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 2 January 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Mon-Tue 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:00

Monthly offer: £35

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 2 January 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:00
Wed-Fri 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:00

What 2390 People Are Saying
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DG
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambience, the service was great and the food was good. It’s definitely an experience for the whole family. Quite pricey but worth going for a special occasion.

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A
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

The staff are very rude and unwelcoming. They are not accommodating at all.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was really good food and amazing customer service ,really nice people, chef was so funny and crazy

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovley would go everytime staff where excellent

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M
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great place to entertain friends and family, especially teens. Mine loved it and the food was well cooked, fresh and tasty. Not fine cuisine but cooked by the impressive and engaging chefs, right in front of you , made it special and an evening to remember. Fantastic cocktails as well! The decor is pretty basic, could do with updating for a more upmarket / cool feel.

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OV
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to be, lovely ambience. Drinks were great, food was good and obviously great experience having the chef cook it up right in front of you in style

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BB
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing meal with my family for my dads 60th, couldn’t have been better! Thanks for great entertainment and great food

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Errol was a very good Chef and funny

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AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic place for a celebration- we loved the banter from our chef and the food was excellent!

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OS
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first birthday in London and I really enjoyed and our chef Cesar is really nice guy. Concept is very good and i will come again. :)

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D
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Your chief need to look on internet the real Japanese food and service. Clean when they are cooking. The ground and the tapanjaki table was dirty. The service girl was forgotten a lot of thinks. 3 on the 5 win bottles were not available. Not acceptable. Or neighbor tels us, that several years ago = much more better.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a birthday food fantastic service excellent

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MP
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined in Benihana Kings Road before. It was my sons 13th Birthday (and there were many others celebrating their special day there too) and the Benihana staff made the day special. Our chef Marvin was just lovely and the food he cooked was soo good! Ivy our waitress was very friendly and always made sure we were ok. All in all a lovely evening out. Great tasting food and excellent service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food is average and good for family hang out but its really noisy.

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S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Benihana doesn’t disappoint. Had a lovely birthday celebration there. Will be back again.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff and atmosphere was amazing! The surprise happy birthday singing at the end was a cherry on top. Our chef, Cesar, was perfect! Definitely recommend it.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a great time the staff was very good and entertaining all our staff and clients have a lovely time thank you.

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DP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Benihana for a relaxed 30th birthday dinner and we were not disappointed. The service is spectacular, and the chef was extremely talented. It was so much fun to watch him cooking! The whole party had a great time. As for the food itself, it is of a very high standard. We got the Japanese Wagyu and the Chateaubriand and both were perfectly cooked to order and probably the best steaks any of us have had. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone, no matter what age!

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AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Our chef Marvin was so lovely and really talented, his food was so yummy. Our waitress was Raluca who was very attentive and when she found out it was my birthday she made it very special for me! Thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Benihana

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New England
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. Visiting from USA much more expensive than at home but we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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g
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

lovely but food is
too expensive. i personally don't think is worth the money

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Party of 7 celebrating a birthday. Name of birthday girl was put on the screen when we entered. Seated quickly at pre-booked time and service was fast and attentive. Food portions were perfectly sized and our chef was humorous and cooked our food as we wanted.

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BS
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

An entertaining meal! The food was good, although in theory pricey, however when considering the effort of the personal chef it seems quite reasonable.

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N
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The stuff were lovely and sung a little song for my boyfriend and i’s anniversary with desert which was super nice

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FJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Catered well to gluten free and halal dietary requirements. Entertaining chef who connected well with adults and children of all ages.
Food was delicious. Only complaint was that the mocktails came in small glasses, for the price charged.
The set menus were good value for money.
All staff were friendly and efficient.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Trop cher pour du riz des crevettes et du poulet...

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T
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening, made special by a hilarious chef. Can't wait to come back.

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CO
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was absolutely lovely but the food Quantity should be increased a bit. Also we were not too impressed when the manager asked us to asked us to leave the table before we finished our dessert.

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LC
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Quite slow service on a less than busy day - were left waiting without being offfered drinks or any sort of explanation for 15 minutes on arrival - food very tasty

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NL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great treat for the whole family. Our chef Greg was brilliant and very funny! The food was delicious and we had a wonderful time.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time and wonderful experience

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The kids absolutely loved the show when the chef was preparing the food. He put on a show and they said it was the best restaurant they have ever been too. Menu had enough choices for everyone and the kids menu was great as well.
We will be back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday celebration - amazing staff and tasty food. Will be back soon!

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HE
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It’s worth the experience but I think once is enough. You go for a dinner show really and that is what you get. Greg was a wonderful chef and made lots of jokes with us. But it is definitely a more expensive meal for a fairly basic plate of food.

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KS
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved every minute. My family loved every minute. they even sang happy birthday and helped to cut the cake as well. We had so much fun. I will definatly be coming back here. Thank you to Nicolas (our Chef) who made the food amazing and the experience amazing. Thank you to Paula (out host, sorry if I got the name wrong) who helped us with everything and made sure that we was ok throughout the whole time of us being there. We had such a great time. I am planning my next trip there

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NS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once seated staff were very friendly and helpful chef was amazing amd funny.
Food and drinks were lovely even had my name put up on a screen for my birthday

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Entertaining dining experience and amazing food! Will definitely be going back in the near future.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

We went early as a family, the restaurant was quiet.
Service was very ‘cold’.
Waitress was not engaged, did not explain the concept of the meal or offer advice on the menu. I had to ask for the specials menu, and it was only by chance I found out about the happy hour drinks.
By 7.30 the restaurant was busier & the staff seemed to be friendly.
A little disappointed to say the least as it was the first family outing in the evening to a special restaurant. It could have been better.

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o
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staffs where very polite and the gave a great service and I would be visiting again soon

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SR
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were treated so well. It was my daughters 21st. The staff could not have been more helpful. The food was amazing and the chef's preparation in front of us spectacular. Would recommend without hesitation.

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