Benihana Piccadilly

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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.

Special Offers

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 January 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

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 January 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

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 January 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

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

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 January 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Mon-Tue 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:00

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: 1 January 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

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

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 5567 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night! Friendly and attentive staff. Made a great birthday!

OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place to celebrate birthday

FS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

love this place, been many times. Can get very loud.
Need a chef who will entertain, also to be welcomed with a smile would be nice.
We walked in to a girl who looked like she would rather be anywhere but at work
When I asked her to give me a smile she said why!

F
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined at Benihana on a number of occasions and once again this visit proved to be wonderful. The food was excellent, and it is more like having entertainment than having a meal. First class highly recommended.

SP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic, lovely atmosphere, we booked to eat at lunchtime so very relaxed

The chefs are brilliant and certainly put on a show

The food was amazing

We will definitely book again

P
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

small portion size, food tasted basic and definitely not reflective of the price.

ES
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef is very entertaining and talented.
The food is very tasty, especially the sea food was amazing.
Would definitely go back again!

BT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took customers fir a night out ,
Great food service and exceptional chef
Thank you Charlie

Highly recommended

OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and very sociable experience

MH
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can’t fault this place top location top food and top service. Nothing to much for the very friendly but efficient staff, very welcoming and a perfect place for a group dinner outing.

EA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved loved everything, the waitress, the chef, the atmosphere. Great experience for special occasions.

RL
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlie the chef was AMAZING and such an entertainer! The value is decent as you get many dishes to compliment your main meal and to watch a magnificent show

F
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food good as usual, however the premises is tired the ladies bathroom needs an update. We booked the star deal which we mentioned on arrival as well as to the waitress however there still seemed to be a confusion ..

TA
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!
Entertaining and delicious food cooked in front of you. Loved it and would highly recommend it for special occasions!

D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant to come with a Groupb of friend's. The chefs are quite entertaining

LL
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

This was our 2nd visit this year and we returned with additional family members...however, this visit was not as good as the 1st.

The teppanyaki chef was lacklustre, inexperienced, lacking in skill or charisma and looked like this was the last place that he wanted to be...he dropped his knife on the floor and didn't replace it with a clean one, missed catching the egg for the fired rice (which we had paid £15.80 extra for) instead it cracked onto the hot plate with pieces of shell having to be removed...the prawn tails cut off were thrown towards the 'bin' on the hot plate and all but one missed even the one that was supposed to land in the chefs hat missed...and ended up hitting me, leaving a coking oil stain on my white shirt!!!
When you see the other chefs 'performing' and your chef is dull, non-interactive and non-engaging you feel cheated...take away the 'show' at Benihana and you are just left with overpriced, under favoured stir-fry!!

The sauces lack taste, salads are watery and limp, with no condiments or seasoning offered; chills were requested several times and eventually but reluctantly brought (but charged for!!!)
Portion sizes are minuscule; we had the set 'special' menu at £35/person but then had to pay almost £3.95 PER PORTION to have your boiled rice fried in front of you with some egg and soy sauce...so for nearly £40 a head for lunch you end up with 6 cubes of steak (overcooked), 2 prawns, a sliver of salmon and some chicken...plus a cup of rice!!!

All in all we were absolutely disgusted with Benihana at our last visit; from the moment we walked in to the moment our coats were dropped on the floor before we left.
The service was abysmal and there was NO opportunity to remove the compulsory service charge despite asking due to the poor quality of the service. We ended up spending over £375 for lunch for 4 adults (on a 'specials' set menu) and 4 children ... a complete and utter rip off.

DC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was an exceptional experience, especially the Chefs cooking on the Teppan! Front of House were the only ones who caused me to give it 4 stars. The gentleman behind the bar, Front of House was welcoming and delivered good service.

n
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Always a good laugh - thanks to out waiter Martin - top man!

JW
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Table booked for ours sons 21st Birthday staff were attentive, the food was very good and our chef was entertaining and great fun. All in all a great experience.

SK
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Front of house staff very rude. Waited 20 mins for a table that I had booked 8 weeks in advance. Had no update from staff on when we were going to be seated until I asked what was taking so long, my friend was 8 months pregnant and had to stand and wait in a crowded area, no apology from staff, didn’t even offer to take our jackets until I asked them if they could take my coat. They just had a very bad attitude and I would not go back or recommend to anyone for that reason. It’s a shame because the food and chef were great but front of house staff really let the whole experience down.

EA
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my boyfriend here for his 20th birthday and we had a lovely lunch. Our cocktails were incredible and the meal was delicious and filling. It was a fun experience and the staff were extremely attentive and friendly. The highlight was letting them know it was my boyfriend's birthday they sang to him and brought a small lit cake to us and even took almost half the bill off as a result! Extremely pleased with their effort and would love to return, especially for the cosmopolitan.

HC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to celebrate my daughter’s 10th birthday. Good service, large portions. Good times. Kids were mesmerised.

S
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the restaurant layout, the staff are lovely and food was amazing. It was our first time here so we weren’t sure what to expect. Chef Gary was great and made amazing food.
The only downer was that we shared our table with an annoying family, but the staff can’t help that. We’ll definitely be back

ER
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nous avons passé une formidable soirée !
Le show était autour de la table et dans les assiettes !
À ne pas manquer si vous passez par Piccadilly !!

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O
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to celebrate birthday or anniversary in london

SB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I did not think I’d have such a bad experience, after calling them up and letting them know it was my boyfriends birthday they didn’t say happy birthday or do anything special like any other restaurant would. We were put on a table with really awful people and they were nosey and rude. After hearing great things about Benihana I thought I’d give it a go and I regret it so much will never return. It’s not worth for what you pay.

TF
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great fun, food was good, drink expensive and a shame we were surrounded by children . Would definitely go back but would make sure there was 8 of us to fill the table

DD
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Definitely will be going back. Food was great... value for money.

NG
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Hideki was the star of the night!
We absolutely loved the service by 2 ladies
Food was absolutely amazing
Loved the environment.
Will definitely visit again

OT
Italy
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very funny and good foods

A little bit expensive but good

AR
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Incredible so much flavour and also made right in front of you in a fun way!
Also love the way they sing happy birthday! Will be returning

RB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! the chef was amazing and put on a show, everything was cooked perfectly. I'd recommend to my family and friends!

D
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Its ok but it can much better.Take an exemple like japan restaurant Sazanka in Amsterdam Nederland, thats real japanees

S
London
42 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Restaurant qui fait le show... Sympa, different. Bon mais pas exceptionnel.
Beaucoup de fumée avec l'odeur et très bruyant

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DS
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant, great show from the chef!!
Definitely going back, the kids absolutely loved it!!
Very good meat too!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Front of house was poor but the food was amazing would recommend

KR
London
32 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Tired restaurant and unenthusiastic staff (but friendly). Menu not very imaginative. Food was average but prices not reflective of this. Atmosphere very flat.
Needs a serious boost of energy

AG
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, the best steak I’ve had. Excellent, entertaining and attentive staff. A great experience overall.

CB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great fun, kids loved it. Delicious food. We will be back!