Benihana Piccadilly

4.4
5406 reviews
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Japanese
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • 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 November 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 November 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 November 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 November 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 November 2019

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

What 5406 People Are Saying
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RN
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came with some friends for my birthday. The staff were incredibly nice and welcoming, always saying happy birthday and even sang and gave me a little cake!

A
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place, with an amazing experience. It was my partner's birthday and they bought a cake out

HP
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, excellent service very friendly and very clean . It’s a great place to go with friends and have a great experience
I recommend it to everyone

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

Excellent food, service and atmosphere would definitely return

L
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The show was nice but as we are eating at the same counter as other people, we all have to wait for them to pursue the rest of the dinner and it is quiet annoying to follow other’s rhythm. Not much privacy either. But the food was good and the chief very friendly

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

Birthday mesl

CW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lively banter with Charlie, great chef, he joked that it was his first day!

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went for our anniversary.. only us and one other couple around the table nice experience. Angelo was very skilled for his age.. not too keen on the sauces some other options would’ve been nice

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience great food and an awesome chef 👨‍🍳 so much fun can’t wait to go again

LB
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The chef and food were good. But for the price you can have much better Japanese food in London. Thou the experience of the chef cooking your food in front of you is fun. My son enjoyed it. The other wait staff and very friendly and welcoming. The loos were a disgrace. Really dirty and missing loo roll. At 4pm on a Sunday. They can and should have been checked and cleaned. In fact the whole restaurant needs a refurb. It’s looking tired and old.

s
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

outdated decor and poor service. I order a drink, charged for the drink but never served the drink. the food was bland and not much of a show stopper. overall very bland and disappointing and experience!!

AB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Benihana is a great idea and a really enjoyable experience. It is not cheap but for special occasions it is fun. Our cook could not speak very much English and it was hard to understand everything he said, the food he cooked was very good but that was the very least that was expected. We had booked late (8.30pm) and so did not feel rushed and were out only just after the 2 hours mark.

I love the idea of seeing what you are eating cooked in front of you. This does not apply to the small plates unfortunately although what we had was still nice.

PD
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent evening in all ways... some chefs were more noisy than others, ours was moderate. But it's OK as it is a combination of food and experience.

MW
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Repeat visitor with family group across the generations = 21 to 72.
All love it and the at table entertainment makes it an evening for all.

Set menus are great but we are become more confident in our ordering.

BA
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed my first experience at Benihana. I brought my partner here for her birthday & it was very nice that the staff acknowledged that and brought over a complimentary pudding and sang happy birthday. The show the chef put on was amazing, and food was great!

DR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

My 11-year-old wanted to come here for his birthday dinner, overpriced tourist restaurant. Service was very poor, and the food is overpriced. Our chef and most of the staff aren’t even Japanese. The chef kept repeating the same jokes while cooking, after a while, they became quite dull. If you are looking for authentic Teppanyaki, this isn’t the place to come. Great place for parties, I would guess?

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Service was a little slow, food was very good, especially steak, but was fairly expensive still for what we got

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was possibly the best food me and my partner have ever eaten

PH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun experience. Really yummy food and we had a fantastic time. Will be back and will recommend to friends and family.

ES
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous atmosphere, service, and food all added up to an unforgettable experience. This was our first visit and will definitely not be our last, I cant wait to dine here again and neither can my family.

LM
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit every year for my daughter’s birthday (now 12 years). Not the cheapest but always a great night out, good food, entertainment, unexpected bd pud and we will repeat repeat repeat - thanks!

FC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue, very entertaining evening to spend our wedding anniversary. Excellent food and great service..

MP
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Took us in 30 mins before reservation time ...but it was nowhere busy

Disappointed that our chosen 'special' cocktail was "not available" ... waitress unable to say why

Then she waited at the table whilst we were considering what to eat - eventually had to ask her to come back in 10 mins

When we came to choose our food the waitress took our order and then came back to say that the Duck salad was not available - again no explanation as to why

The food was very enjoyable - and the hot items that were cooked at the table ( by Charlie) was an interesting experience - very dramatic and noisy .... well done Charlie. At least we got to see what was in the meal !!!

MC
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a thoroughly enjoyable family evening celebrating my son in law's birthday and my two grandsons aged 11 and 9 just loved watching the chef cooking at the table and can't wait to come back again. The staff couldn't have been more friendly or helpful and I highly recommend it.

P
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The restaurant was quiet, not many customers, we were seated promptly but had to wait for service,
Service was then disjointed and not friendly.
We waited about 5o mins before chef came over to cook.
Mineral water served at room temperature WHY??
I have to say we have eaten here before4 and it has always been excellent. We were very disappointed this time.

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

Perfect. Celebrated a birthday here and it was a great experience. The chef that we had was the best one (have been here 3 times) but i give this chef 20/10 in all honesty. It is a great experience would honestly recommend would never let down.

DF
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and atmosphere. Was there for lunch. Will be back for dinner. Great tricks with food

A
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience would amazing! would definitely recommend this to anyone! it was my gfs birthday and they treated her so well with a cake and picture to take home of us as well! absolutely lovely place!

CS
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Always love coming to this energetic restaurant. Great fun.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Our table was greasy and had to ask the waitress to clean it. We waited a long time for drinks. When the chef arrived to cook our food the hot plate was not on and we had to move to another table. Substandard, was expecting more from all the reviews. This was for my daughters 17th birthday, we had fun and made the best of it but will not be returning.

CM
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A unique dining experience - we enjoyed watching the chef put on an entertaining performance whilst cooking our food on the hotplate in front of us. Food was fresh and tasty, and as a vegetarian I found the miso aubergine to be particularly yummy!

DS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Not as keen on Picaddilly as Kings Road. Don't like the drawn out wait for the service to begin.
Reliably good food though if not quite expensive for what it is.
Great for children!

MR
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal and great experience. I will definitely be coming back. Thank you

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was very good and our chef was very friendly however the whole restaurant is in desperate need of renovation (especially bathrooms) it’s like walking into an 80’s restaurant. The staff were not very friendly and rush you through your meal, bringing your bill before you’ve asked. Pudding on the set menu is a very small ball of vanilla ice cream ...

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! The food was amazing and the chef cooking in front of you was basically entertainment!! I highly recommend the hibachi rice. It was delicious! I would definitely be visiting again

JM
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and entertainment, a bit on the expensive side but worth a visit. However the show part of it depends on the chef assigned to your table, we were very lucky and had a lot of fun but other tables didnt look so thrilled.

CN
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant. Easy to locate from det underground. You should try it.

AW
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I think everybody should experience it’s at least once , expensive for what they are providing but I can understand because the chefs are quite talented

L
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant, chefs are great! Will definitely be going back

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

Excellent meal and great venue

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