Benihana Chelsea

4.3
2433 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 2433 People Are Saying
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DK
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

it is our regular place for "celebratory dinners" and last time (a month ago) I gave Benihana 5 stars but this time it seems like the meat portions were much smaller so questionable value. Also our cook was rushed as he needed to go to another table. It was hopefully just one time bad luck and things will back to better.

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PA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place to be and their service was excellent. I will always recommend Benihana Chelsea to my friends and family.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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FA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great evening thank you - lovely treat for a birthday

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PB
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely decor and tranquil ambience. The service could not be faulted and the food was sublime. Will certainly return soon.

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a great experience. Went at lunch time so was a bit quiet. I think evenings would be better. Great service and food though and fab entertainment. Would definitely go back.

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DS
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Great experience, but there were several out of control children literally running around and screaming as if they were in a jungle gym!

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PM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

- quality and presentation deteriorated in the last six months
- lack of staff, having to go look for staff
- the person who cooked looked exhausted
- as a family we have come for many years. Having noticed the difference I spoke to a staff who said the management had changed and they were trying to save money. Such a pity as I wouldn’t bring my family back nor would I recommend it to anyone

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DK
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it is our regular "celebratory" place, a few times a year for years now. Like the food and always fun

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l
London
17 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The restaurant is a fun place -BUT there are a lot of downsides. The chef we had wasn't very engaging, the food is good but overpriced and it took forever getting drinks. And the toilets are disgusting - even my children thought they were awful. We paid £300 for 5 adults and 3 children.

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i
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It is exactly what it says it is, however you will have to sit with other people so if you want something intimate you may have to arrange that ahead, it’s good for groups and birthdays etc

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PG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Always entertaining! But the restaurant looks very tired. And not clean. They need to update the look and feel of the place.

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P
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We like the food. The sauce is something different than we have had; but still delicious. The chef and other staff are friendly and entertaining. The ambience is cozy. Very nice experience to spend an evening with family.

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LW
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for my birthday and loved it. It was great fun, staff were friendly, the food is a little expensive but you are paying for a different eating experience than usual. The steak and prawns were divine. The rice was delicious. I love beansprouts but it would have been nice to have a little more variety in the veg.

Paulyn was very lovely and our chef wad Greg who was also very friendly.

As a lovely bonus they sang happy birthday and gave me ice cream And they also took our picture and printed this out as a keep sake. I had a great time And plan to book the soon for my partners birthday!

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YK
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience. Seeing as it was my girlfriends birthday, I had to outdo her from what she did for mine! Good company and a good show from the chefs with excellent service.

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food prepared in front of you with flair to add the experience

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was very good and the ambient was quite nice.
However the experience was unpleasant because we did ask for food without chili due to an allergy but they brought food with chili, it was very risky and the service was not professional. This is unacceptable and very risky. Fortunately we realized at the first stage that the food was containing chili and the allergic reaction was limited.
I would not recommend this restaurant even if the food is very good.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice venue, dun experience but pricey and a little disorganised

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DS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoyable and reliable. This visit was slightly disappointing as the hibachi rice was too mushy meaning the rice used was warm when it should be cold. Also the dinner menu is quite expensive for what it is. Would I go back though? Yes, absolutely as we really enjoy it.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Over priced for the terrible service. Under staffed and no real ambiance. No music. Miserable chefs. I can see this chain turning into a Harvester type restaurant as it only attracts a certain demographic and has completely lost it's class and charm. So sad. Food is still decent but not worth the price they want for it. Service charge is shocking!

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The show was lovely and the food was nice. I would definitely recommend to a friend. I will also revisit

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day.

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FK
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Too hot and smelly inside the restaurant. It felt like there was no aircondition at all. Our hair and clothes smelly from the food.

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C
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We have been here a few times and it is always a winner with my teenage boys and my husband. The food is very good and the chefs are always amusing and make an effort. It was quite noisy as it was 8pm on a Saturday night so there were a lots of children's birthday parties. That aside, they soon left and we had a very enjoyable even with delicious food.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, great atmosphere, great cake, great chef. Would recommend

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Faultless experience upon arrival- being greeted, handing coats to cloakroom, taken to waiting area for a few minutes as table is prepped and private table experience. Great selection of food, great service from Chef and restaurant team.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Family day

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NB
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Very poor ventilation- strong smell of fried oil on clothes for 24 hours

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Thank you for an awesome experience . It was a Birthday celebration and even though his name was forgotten on the birthday board, he still had an awesome time.

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AC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great for kids and families, would not go for a romantic evening. A little overpriced

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C
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I prefer the one close to picadilly than the one in south ken...because it s less touristic and more comfortable

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MB
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to celebrate birthdays! Engaging fun chef, interaction with other restaurant goers, great food and excellent service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff where very friendly, our cook was funny and welcoming and made us feel comfortable, really enjoyed our evening

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JP
London
18 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice place. Always delivers. Kids love it. Expensive though. But it is a show!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food . Very good service . Will come again

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s
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We arranged a birthday dinner for my son.
Specifically stated on booking that it was a birthday occasion.
Food was decent, but much smaller portions than their global restaurants.
Normally benihana has a birthday celebration.
These people didn't, just bought the bill. I asked the hostess on the way out.... She shrugged her shoulders, after confirming that it was on the booking; said she would speak to the waiter.... On our way out, after I paid the bill.
Pathetic service for a high price.
I would have gladly paid extra.....
Son was dissapointed... We've done this in USA and Canada many times over the years on birthdays.
Never again.

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AU
Manchester
12 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

After hearing so much about this place It was such a dissapointment.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, very enjoyable. Would go again

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VK
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love eating here! Had to share my enjoyment with the rest of my family.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

I found it a little underwhelming. We went for lunch and were the only people in there so it was a bit awkward having a chef to ourselves. Food was ok but nothing special.

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