Benihana Piccadilly

4.3
4784 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Japanese
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fun
  • Special Occasions
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 3pm; 5:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
020 7494 2525
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Private Room, Wheelchair Access

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: 30 April 2018

Ends: 27 August 2018

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: 1 March 2018

Ends: 27 August 2018

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: 1 March 2018

Ends: 27 August 2018

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: 1 March 2018

Ends: 27 August 2018

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: 1 March 2018

Ends: 27 August 2018

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

What 4784 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

It is a really nice place, pricy but worth it. The cheff gives a really nice show while making your food. The only thing I did not like was the table, it isn't cozy enough to chat with your friends. As soon as you finish your meal you have to go somewhere else

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food and made entertaining by the chefs antics. We had a great time!!! Thank you

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Terrible service from the ladies at reception. They have a lack of respect for guests and were extremely unaccommodating

The Chef (Andrew) was engaging and funny throughout and the food on the whole was okay however the price did not reflect the quality. We got a mix of cocktails and wine which were very nice.

You are ultimately paying for the "show" from the Chef, however if great food is what you are after there are other better quality restaurants

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Lovely lunch expensive for what you get but paying for location food is basic but tasty and fresh

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Always good food and fun atmosphere. We went for my sons birthday and he loved it.

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely awful. Terrible, bland food. Overpriced. Awful wine. They forgot our side orders and the fact is said it was our anniversary.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

I've been many times. This visit would have received five stars but the service was a little slow after the main meal, we had to wait quite a while to order desserts. This was because the waitress, who was great, had too many tables under her watch. A great evening nevertheless.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Awesome experience. Our chef was the best and very entertaining.

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5.0Dined on 7 August 2018

We went here on a girlie day out prior to my wedding! The service and chef were amazing and the food was fantastic would recommend to anyone

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5.0Dined on 7 August 2018

We had an amazing first experience. Our chef was very hospitable and the food was outstanding!

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4.0Dined on 5 August 2018

Our chef couldn't do any tricks with the cooking utensils. He tried a couple of things but dropped it all, it made me a little nervous! It was a bit disappointing to see the chefs at other tables doing tricks.
Everything else was perfect.

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Great time, food was really good, lots to eat! Very entertaining and a bit of fun. Our waiter was lovely and chef was funny.

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3.0Dined on 3 August 2018

It was my second time visiting the restaurant and whilst it was okay, it was nothing like my first experience. This is primarily down to which chef you get at your table. Given the whole experience is about the food being cooked in front of you, some chefs are more entertaining than others. Unfortunately for us (my sons 16th birthday), our chef lacked entertainment value and the food was rather bland this time, compared to the previous time we visited. At nearly £50.00 per head, we didn't eat very much as, therefore it wasn't really value for money. Never the less, we made the most of it and had a good time. The waitress was lovely and provided a very good service.

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

We returned to Benihana as a special treat for our grandson( aged 11 ) , at his request. He loves the show and the food as do the rest of us. The chefs and staff make the experience all so enjoyable . Thank you once again .

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5.0Dined on 2 August 2018

AMAZING FROM THE VENUE TO THE FOOD TO THE CUSTOMER SERVICE ! JUST PERFECT , I RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ALL HUMANS THAT WANT TO EAT SENSATIONAL FOOD

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3.0Dined on 1 August 2018

The serving chef's cooking demonstration was lacklustre. It was nowhere comparable to other tables, which had much more excitable demonstrations.

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1.0Dined on 31 July 2018

Good food, lousy service, hurried and rude waiter

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4.0Dined on 31 July 2018

It was a great experience I would say the food could have been better but as the service was good. I would return. Is a bit pricey and I’d recommend the chicken appetiser.

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2.0Dined on 30 July 2018

Our entertaining table chef, Errol, was excellent. He was a competent chef who engaged with his audience and made the evening enjoyable. Hostesses were rude and functional. Other service was practical but lacked any warmth or customer engagement. This is now a conveyor belt restaurant concept which looks and feels dated and faded. We ate in the Swiss Cottage one around 25 years ago when it was very much more polished, professional and smart. The current restaurant concept will appeal to tourists and those wanting theatre with their food. Not somewhere that I would return to.

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5.0Dined on 29 July 2018

By far my favourite restaurant experience unfortunately forgot my chefs name as he was a lovely and very funny man will 100% return!

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4.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Had a great night with family and friends food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Fantastic! Errol made our meal fun, we came with our two boys aged 9 and 6 and they were fascinated by Errol and his tricks. The food was fantastic. Such a happy, vibrant place to eat.

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Fun evening! More of a dining experience than just out for a meal. Made us want to be back in Tokyo! Will definitely be returning and recommending to friends!

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Amazing place! The food is delicious and very filling! Nice for family outing!

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4.0Dined on 27 July 2018

Absolutely fab! We went for dinner as a family to celebrate my daughter’s 16th birthday. Our chef was a most delightful and skilled gentleman. The waiters were polite and friendly - an art not so common these days. If like me you’re a stickler for good manners this is the restaurant to dine in. The food was tasty, the atmosphere was great. And it’s not too expensive. We will definetly be going there again. 👌🏾⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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2.0Dined on 26 July 2018

The food was ok but largely was going for the show. The chef we had was quite robotic and not very engaging. Quite miserable really. We were sat at a table where air con was not working. Very uncomfortable, as was the initial confusion over my booking which I will say was fixed by the host fairly quickly. I did inform of birthday but it seemed as there was no record of this on my booking despite making it online and also confirming online and calling before arrival.

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

Celebrated a friends birthday. Staff were amazing:very courteous and attentive. We had Tom as our Chef and was absolutely fantastic, a lot of energy and good vibes. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.
Definitely recommend as it's not just any normal dining experience.

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1.0Dined on 25 July 2018

this place is rubbish and wouldn't recommend disappointed

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4.0Dined on 24 July 2018

Haven’t been here for dinner in a while, and as always the atmosphere was brilliant. Food was good although we did have to wait a long time to get our bill settled. Was slightly understaffed on this occasion but a great evening overall.

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5.0Dined on 24 July 2018

What a fantastic place to eat. I have been twice in the last 2 weeks. Great experience.

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018

Our experience at Benihana was great! The food was very tasty and there was plenty of it and the staff was very friendly and attentive. Our chef Charlie was funny and entertaining and made the overall experience very enjoyable with his cooking tricks and jokes.
We will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Took my boyfriend for his birthday and we absolutely loved it. The staff were so friendly, our chef was hilarious, the food and cocktails were delicious! Kevin our waiter was especially lovely.

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4.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Lovely experience, watching your food being cooked in front of you was very entertaining and it tasted so good!

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4.0Dined on 20 July 2018

Food was great as were drinks. Waitresses did not ask if we wanted another drink, had to ask and struggled to get their attention. Greeting staff were mediocre. However, hibachi chef was excellent, friendly and made the evening.

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4.0Dined on 20 July 2018

This place is amazing fun but the decor is still stuck in the 80s unfortunately. It’s very tired and the chairs are dirty. Overall it was great fun though the chef was a good laugh even if the rest of our table took a while to warm up. Expensive for what you get but the set menus are a good option

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3.0Dined on 17 July 2018

Unique catering, entertaining and fun in small groups. However, table service was not as expected, can be improved.

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5.0Dined on 17 July 2018

Great fun and great birthday celebration

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1.0Dined on 16 July 2018

Everything seemed rush. The staff were not polite apart from our waiter. This was meant to to be a joyous occasion but it was as if they just wanted us in and out resstaurant really quickly. Not happy at all. After spending so much money it was not worth it.

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4.0Dined on 16 July 2018

Took the kids for some teppanyaki entertainment - just the usual performance. Enough to keep the kids interested. However, they compared our table entertainment with another and noted the difference. Although entertainment is lacking, the food was superbly cooked. We loved our black cod and Chateaubriand.

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Absolutely lovely night out! Drinks are lovely and the food is 5 stars! Would definitely recommend for a birthday meal or special occasion!!! Chefs are very chatty and friendly too! And menu caters to all types of allergies and food types!

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