Benihana Piccadilly

4.4
5053 reviews
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
Benihana restaurant in London’s Piccadilly offers a truly unique dining experience. The show-stopping chefs with their dancing knives and witty banter originated in New York in the 60’s and Behihana’s culinary experience has been enjoyed by more than 100 million diners worldwide. Each of Behinana’s large shared table enjoys its own dedicated chef who prepares a light, delicious, many-coursed Japanese meal teppan-yaki style before your eyes while entertaining you with samurai knife skills and a stream of charming patter. You can choose from several kinds of steak, chicken, or seafood and let the chef take care of the rest. Meals at Benihana are terrific fun for families, groups of friends and outings for work teams as well as easy first-date venues. The décor is modern Japanese, smart and minimalist. Service is charming and, if sushi is always part of your Japanese meal, Benihana’s sushi is an excellent example of authentic Japanese cuisine.

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: 30 April 2019

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

Mon & Tue 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: 30 April 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: 30 April 2019

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

Mon & Tue 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: 30 April 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 2018

Ends: 30 April 2019

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

What 5053 People Are Saying
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J
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience, our chef Charlie was highly skilled and throughly entertaining. Would definitely recommend!

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f
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The high school students I took loved it, they were good about my being gluten-free. They also cooked in the kitchen for the person with a shrimp allergy, but that food took too long to get, which was a little disappointing. They also got us out in time for the theatre... which we’d warned them about!

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AL
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cucina giapponese molto particolare..fantastico lo show dello chef Hideki al nostro tavolo..

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CD
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Banjo served us perfect as usual energetic and fun environment and the cocktails are outstanding

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N
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a fantastic Saturday late afternoon with my friends here. The staff at the table were great and very welcoming and entertaining. Special mentions for Chef Andrew, Martin and Ryan who looked after us very well. Food was lovely and we didn't feel rushed at all.

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MF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was just ok. Our chef didn't make a big effort unfortunately. I was very excited to go as some reviews were very good but will sadly not be coming back. The experience we had was not worth the money.

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NL
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never been before but it was worth it. Staff and Chef were class well done. Really enjoy our evening and fantastic location to central London

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KT
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my brother’s birthday. He and the rest of the table absolutely loved the experience! Our waiter was friendly, our chef was enthusiastic and the food was lovely. Would recommend this place and will go again soon.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have visited this restaurant a few times always good fun would recommend.

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JR
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 2

First time and wow! loved it, Zeus really took care of us and was attentive and approachable throughout.

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great. The Chef working on the live counter was amazing. He was a real entertainer.

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DM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening. Chef Andrew was a comedy genius. Was a fantastic experience for my 1st time @ Benihana’s and the food was top notch.

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JL
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and so was our chef! Highly recommend to anyone

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RC
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had teppenyaki before so knew what to expect.

My only criticisms would be that the terriyaki sauce I asked for didn't arrive and the service after the meal was very slow.

Also £13 for a large G&T was a bit of a shock.

It's not cheap, but it is a great dining experience, the food was very good.

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AA
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Perfect service by Ryan, nice show, food was ok. Nice interior and overall a nice experince

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MO
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The chef was very uninterested making the food, did not understand the difference between a medium rare steak and rare. We had to ask him to cook it a tiny bit longer which he then forgot about and over cooked it so it felt more like rubber. The prawns were also over cooked and rubber like which was a real shame. We had to ask if we could get a bit of salt for the food to which his response was that we had to use the sauces provided. I had stated i do not like spice and therefore would not eat the ginger sauce, he was not impressed adding salt to my plate and ended up giving me the soy sauce and made a snide remark that i clearly must like salty food. I would say i just like food with some seasoning and flavour. The noodles were very thick and felt soggy which again was a real shame.
The only plus was the waiter Ryan, he was very polite and helpful when explaining the different types of Sake and how they compliment different meat/fish.
Overall the experience was a real let down, i had been a few years ago and really enjoyed the food so thought it would be perfect to go for my birthday along with my boyfriend, he was not happy having paid near to £100 for an overcooked tasteless meal. Said he prefered to have our local chinese take out at a quarter of the price.
It was such a shame.

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very impressed with the food and service I recommended it to my friends already. I will be going back there

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and lovely food to boot. Took daughter for her 18th - none of us had been before but it went beyond our expectations. Food was really tasty.

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LB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Marvin was fabulous. So was Ray the waiter. Girls aged 14 loved the theatre and the food was superb, fresh and delicious.

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A
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A good and entertaining meal, more upmarket than the US version.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

The chef and the waitress were fabulous but value for money is questionable

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Service and food were average. The restaurant ran out of two of the hot plates starters we wanted to order which was disappointing. Meal was ok, doubt we will return and visit the restaurant as it’s not worth the value.

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AN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as usual we come here often as the kids love it - food being cooked in front of you! Love this place and love the plum wine
Charlie the chef is the best and our twins love him we’ve been going since they were 2 !!!

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The Chief was incrédible and the show extra. Howerver the waitress where unable to smile and kind. We thought the y were even harsh with us, and made no effort to explain us how it works since it was our first time.
Music too loud.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe, very entertaining, very good food & would recommend it for anyone who hasn’t been before.

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LM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great meal, definitely worth the price! Would return and is great for groups.

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CD
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Très bonne cuisine préparée devant nous, service impeccable.

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KF
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We've been here several times before. This time we were slightly disappointed, the chef seemed disinterested and there were none of the usual tricks, all of which were going on at nearby stations. My wife also found the toilets to be in dire need of cleaning. This is not what one expects from Benihana.

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IC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Been going here for a few years now and can’t help feel it’s going downhill - service is too quick between courses and you feel like you being rushed out the door. Other tepanyaki restaurants do more tricks including feeding the guests by throwing food in to their mouth. This should be a show not a fast food outlet

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The hibachi chef Val was brilliant and really made the birthday girl have a great experience

Food was good but is overpriced

Very good for a special occasion

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M
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 3

Dining experience was good. Small portions though as expected
Friendly chefs and efficient waiter. I enjoy my meal. I was celebrating my birthday and they put a birthday candle on my dessert and sang happy Birthday to me. That was nice.

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RH
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Always entertaining with good food and service. Slightly spoilt by a large group who arrived and felt it was necessary to shout at all other members of their group.

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SK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of the food was excellent, but the real standouts were the service by our waiter Chris and the amazing skills of our chef Marlon. It was a fantastic evening on Boxing Day.

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TP
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time, all the staff were great especially CHARLIE .

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic overall! Ask for Anthony, he puts on a real show as opposed to some of the other chefs!

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Our chef Charlie was brilliant!!!!!
Very fun and entertaining the children loved it
Good service

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Bert nice food and experience with a well skilled chef.
The service to get our drinks was poor which take down the points for this restaurant.

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OE
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, entertainment from our chef and service. Dined there25 yrs ago always wanted go back and its still as good. Would recommend and will go back again but sooner rather later!

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IJ
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food as always. We've been coming for 15 years, first in Swiss Cottage, now in
Picadilly.


Would be nice if you expanded into other towns, so we could visit more often.

Thank you for doing such a great job.

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SL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food, kind of a battle for the attention of the waitress with the other people on your table so I would recommend for groups of friends instead of a date.

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