Benihana Piccadilly

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£26 to £40
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Japanese
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.

Offers

London Restaurant Festival set menu £49pp inc welcome cocktail

Oct 1-31, 2020·Sun 12:00-14:45 14:45-18:30, Mon-Fri 12:00-14:45 15:30-18:30

Enjoy 3 courses with a welcome drink for £49pp

Dine Local: £29 monthly special

Jul 13, 2020-Oct 30, 2020·Sun 12:00-14:45 14:45-18:30, Mon-Fri 12:00-14:45 15:30-18:30

£29 Monthly Special

Dine Local: £35 monthly special

Jul 13, 2020-Oct 30, 2020·Sun-Fri 19:00-22:00

£35 Monthly Special

What 5963 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a really cool experience.

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April
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just amazing, from you’re personal chef cooking in front of you to all the little touches they do. Would highly recommend.

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HannahM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Amazing experience even if it was a little on the expensive side (this could also be avoided by ordering less prosecco). Had a really funny chef, didn't nail all the tricks but all in all was really good. Would definitely go again.

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Kbizzle
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Place was nice and overall it is a really good environment. The food we had was nice but didn’t think we had enough for the price we paid. We did not have any of the prawn starter or vegetables and asked if we could swap the prawn starter for a chicken starter and got told no.

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DeeChury
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It's not just good food, it's theatre as well. Our chef was very entertaining and the food he cooked on the teppan was delicious. Drinks are little on the expensive side, but the cocktails were fantastic.

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MassoudJ
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Its good value teppanyaki entertainment for a first timer, but the Hibachi menu I would say is fairly bland and average, and nothing a Japanese person would be proud of.

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JasmineF
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our time here. 10/10.
Great atmosphere lovely food and very entertaining. Loved it!

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TomasP
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Food was very underwhelming, very bland and lacked flavours. The seasoning was rather basic - salt, black pepper and sesame seeds. The rice was just plain but it could have easily been served as egg fried rice. Very inferiorly tasting food compared to other Teppanyaki restaurants I've been to.

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Jacko
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was as fantastic as ever. Not the first time I’ve been here and certainly won’t be the last. Service compliments the amazing quality of food and entertainment. Place like no other.

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Jade
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and i have been here 3 times already . I would recommend to friends and family

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MartinM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good and great experience and would recommend

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RCEC
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out and great chef. Good social distancing observed and plenty of hand sanitizer. Food tasted fresh and delicious. Noise is moderate only because of the chopping knives and cooking - not enough to ruin a conversation with friends. Absolutely fab

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IanW
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Arriving at the restaurant we sanitised our hands!
The chef was good and was chatting and asking questions how we liked our food!
Nice bottle of wine
Had a lovely time

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AliSaya
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality food at reasonable prices. Would definitely visit again and recommend to friends.

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IanW
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great evening, the food was excellent and very fresh – the chef was most professional, and good fun. The only reason we do not give it five stars is surprisingly, they do not serve Japanese-style tea.

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krisj
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

We sat in a corner with a drab background, no decours just plain brown painted wall

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful- could have had salt and pepper on the dining table but the food was great quality

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very friendly and the kids had a great time!

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LisaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Went for son's 18th birthday. Food was excellent - everything we tasted was fresh and extremely tasty. The show cooking element was fun, sadly the mask the chef had to wear did make hearing his patter a little difficult. I felt the place lacked the atmosphere and pizzazz you would expect when paying the prices charged - it felt a little lacklustre but definitely not through any fault of the staff, who were excellent throughout. Perhaps in this post-Covid time this is unfortunately what the experience will be like through no fault of their own.

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HarinderG
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome experience. Thanks for excellent service 😍

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for the first time it was such a vibe. The service was lovely the cooks are so friendly and had us laughing the entire time. Defiantly expect them to put on a show!
The food was good and served hot and I wasn’t disappointed but the meal could have had a bit more salt (Personal preference).
It’s defiantly the place to go in a big group. They even surprised us with a birthday surprise, which was nice.
Bare in mind there’s a service fee.

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AdamG
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

I was really looking forward to my wifes birthday evening at benihanato enjoy Japanese cuisine and the ambiance of tepenyaki..
however our food was cooked by a what I can describe as a Turkish Keebab man who to say the least was not putting on a show like many of the other chefs..

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HannahM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So much fun, amazing patter and tricks, expensive but you have your own personal chef! Steak was a disappointingly chewy but everything else was delicious, we had a great time. Very child friendly too.

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roryn
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Service and the show of cooking very good. The food was terrible from start to finish. We all had steak and you could not chew it was terrible

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LillieD
Essex
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time visiting as a couple and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was outstanding, staff were very accommodating and hospitable. Cannot wait to come back!

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AngelaK
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect, good portions, great entertainment for kids, lunch menu was perfect!

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Aaron
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service provided by staff of Benihana! Chef was entertaining and made very fresh and tasty food in front of guests.

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Nick
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service funny cook very nice would come again

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SamL
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Very disappointing!! I took my daughters for dinner as it was my youngest’s birthday and she loves teppanyaki. Apart from the chef the food was average and the service and ambience awful. Half way through our meal there were many team members cleaning tables around giving you the feeling that they all just wanted us to hurry up and leave so they could clean up and go home. Definitely would not recommend or return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, great atmosphere and great service definitely go back again

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ReeceM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place.
Food was good
Our chef was great fun. Great bubbly personality. Makes the experience great.

Would recommend and will definitely go again.

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Riad
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Can't fault the whole experience. I will definitely go back.

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Dione
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely time me and my partner had. It was his birthday meal and the chefs made it special for us. The service was great - waiters would ensure you have what is needed. The price is a bit encentric but worth trying for the first time. Great experience overall.

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JaxZ
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

It was my first time eating at Benihana and sadly I left feeling quite disappointed. The atmosphere was quite dull. I also had to keep asking for things that should have been offered or given to me such as a kids menu, monthly special menu, the rice that was supposed to come with my meal, the dessert that was suppose to come with my meal etc. It was very bad. My child was quite unsettled and it would have been nice if they provided some sort of entertainment as a distraction until food arrived such as colouring in, something simple. As a first time customer it would have also been nice if they asked me whether I had been there before and to explain how everything works. It was all quite slap dash. The food was ok, the nicest thing was the prawns. I would maybe try it again in the evening to see if there is a more exciting atmosphere as we were there during lunchtime but I won’t be rushing back anytime soon.

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Fionar
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a treat. Great atmosphere and fantastic food. The chefs are always brilliant and make the experience.

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VanessaO
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The entertainment while cooking was good and fun but apart from that nothing else was up to standard.

Pinacolada was so basic watery The food was too oily the quality and price don’t marry. I won’t be returning.

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Mojo
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would of left a 6 star review if I could, amazing food, brilliant entertaining chef, was the best part of our trip to London, thank you guys

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stellam
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and accommodating staff, engaging and funny chef. Delicious food and service. Was a little quiet but i think that was more to do with the time of day we went thank anything. Really enjoyed ourselves and would definitely visit again. Thank you !

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MahdiM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such an amazing experience i will definitely becoming back again

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Lauren
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Amazing food and drinks. Would definitely recommend

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