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Benihana Piccadilly

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6056 reviews
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Offers

London Restaurant Festival set menu £49pp inc welcome cocktail

Oct 1, 2020-Nov 30, 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

£29 monthly special

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

£35 Monthly Special

What 6056 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty and entertaining everybody in the family was pleased!

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EllusBeeus
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Service okay. Mediocre food. Entertaining chef which improved the experience.

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Nandh
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely lunch with our kids, and a fantastically entertaining chef!

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MunchkinP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

We have been many times before and always felt that Benihana was something special. This time however, it felt more like Nando's. It was full of young, noisy people who did not like or appreciate the food. They all seemed
to be there for the meal deal and cocktail. The waiting staff were not very attentive; leaving dirty dishes, never refilling our water or wine. On the contrary, a big thumbs up to Charlie our chef who was brilliant, putting on a fantastic show with loads of skill and humour; he even took to refilling our water and wine himself. So, overall we understand it's hard times but maybe don't mix meal deal customers with full paying ones as we certainly won't be back for a while even with Charlie cooking!

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Molesey
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous food and amazing Chef. Really great atmosphere. Shame both glasses of champagne were only half full but overall a really great night.

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shadz
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went for my sister birthday it was good enjoyed the food.

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MarcD
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A bit pricey for the quantity but food was really nice and the experience of having a chef cooking for you is always something you appreciate

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Elle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Over priced, but good sushi 🍣 food was flavourless just fun to watch

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cuddles
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perhaps a little on the pricey side for some budgets but worth it for the entertainment. The service was fantastic, the waiter was so attentive. The chefs do a wonderful performance every time. The Merlot they serve is delicious and too drinkable. Food is excellent. Only downside is that your clothes do absorb the scent of cooking so dinner option is better.

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Royboy
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Our visit to Benihana was very nice but not really the very special occasion we were hoping for - we went for my sons 21st birthday celebration. The food is really good, quality ingredients very well cooked right their in front of you so there is no complaint at all on that front. But the general service and general ambiance did not match up to the quality of the food, given that this is a fairly expensive place to eat for most families. A big plus however was that restaurant did bring out a little cake (I had noted the birthday when booking) and the staff led a chorus of happy birthday for my son which was lovely.

In terms of the general service /ambiance: When we arrived we had to wait in the bar area for about ten minutes whilst our table was readied. No problem with that but no one asked if we wanted a drink whilst we waited. Once at our table the service was ok but nowhere near as attentive as I think it’s reasonable to expect when you are paying £100 per head even without very much alcohol. We were also disappointment that our chef did little in terms of a “show” whilst preparing our food and of course that is usually one of the real highlights at a teppanyaki restaurant. One of the other chefs in the room was doing various tricks for his table but the majority, including ours, were pretty disappointing vs other similar places I have been. As above the cake and singing at the end was a nice touch for which I thank the restaurant.

So overall, I would conclude very good food, but must try harder in terms of attention and the “show”. Overall I’m not convinced I would visit again, based on what I experienced I think there are many other places where for a similar spend you leave with much more sense of having enjoyed something really special.

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JustEA
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall service was amazing, nothing at all bad to say about it. Looking forward to the next visit

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RobinC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Chef was lovely, food was horrible bill came to £120 and I didn’t eat any of it. Rice hard and chicken not seasoned

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SuhaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I was told during my last visit that the chicken was halal and now it’s not which annoyed me very much as it limited my choices as well as the fact that my meal was supposed to come onion soup and I had to miso soup because the onion soup is not halal either and the main reason I come to Benihana’s is for the onion soup I am outraged

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Really good tasting food and a price I was happy to pay

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Maws
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It was fun but very over priced and a bit grubby. Service was hit and miss, waiter was great hostess who took us to our table was rude.

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Edith
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - wonderful food and atmosphere - good value during weekdays lunchtime. We loved the experience and meal and will go back.

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HollyG
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The food was dry, didn’t receive a drink I ordered

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a fabulous evening. Our chef, Luke was amazing and made it even better.

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RamiH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very entertaining for a family with teenagers, good food, a bit expensive but manageable as a treat once in a while and overall good value for money

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was overrated a tad but the experience surely makes up for it!

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MarC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timers, came highly recommended, did not disappoint, civic safe environment, nice atmosphere, amazing service, lovely food, great experience, will definitely be going back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely watching your food be cooked and making a performance out of it. My kids loved it.

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SergioT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very funny place, good food for a very a affordable price, sushi was great as a starter

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SaraK
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice food, our chef was really nice not too over the top but very entertaining. Cocktails were lovely too and the atmosphere was great, will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Very average food for the money

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SaraH
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Standard restaurant good food And entertainment but little pricy

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SHvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday treat - great fun and theatre enjoyed by all

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was really fun and all the meat was high quality and tender. Great service and very clean.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food,service and company

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here and would definitely recommend it was a very good experience the staff were amazing!

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Hope
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef was amazing and the food was delicious! I would definitely recommend for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time and my birthday both AMAZING

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Definitely coming back soon!

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thanaN
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a amazing birthday, the food
Was great as well as the service which really made a difference.

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Chas
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining out is all about the overall experience. Not only was the food excellent (shogun’s feast and seafood palace), the preparation and presentation by the master of ceremony and our Teppanyaki chef Charlie was just right and brought a smile to all the table guests.
A word of advice - do not dress to warmly as the grill will warm you quickly and throughout.

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BridgetY
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a fantastic evening at Benihana’s, the chefs were amazing, very entertaining ! The food was tasty but actually, for the amount of food you get, quite expensive. I would definitely recommend it as an experience but personally now I’ve been there and experienced the showmanship and theatrical way the food is cooked, I wouldn’t rush back. I would spend the money in a different Japanese restaurant. (We were 2 adults and 2 kids, my husband and I only had 2 drinks each and the whole bill came to £230! I know London is expensive but this was really expensive!)

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Rosian
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm welcoming, great service and hospitality.
The food was amazing. A big thank you to our Chef Charlie who made the experience fantastic!

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Bliss
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chefs create a really fun experience and you get entertainment aswell as delicious food. We had a fab time and are already thinking about when we are going to return

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sophiek
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had no complaints with anything. Absolutely outstanding from start to finish!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday treat booked for my son as a surprise

FAQs

Benihana Piccadilly does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Benihana Piccadilly also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7494 2525.

Benihana Piccadilly is rated 4.5 stars by 6056 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.