Benihana Piccadilly

4.5
6285 reviews
£26 to £40
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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6285 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vee49
Northampton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great chef and fun for the kids but found portion sizes to be small for adults.Food was good and was fun but wouldn’t rush back.

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Sarahm
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been to a place where the food is cooked infront of you at the table, we had a chef called Marlon, absolute legend! He was talented so skilled and had a brilliant sense of humour, will 100% be back, its pricey but a lovely place x

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MarkH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Chef and waiting staff really made the experience a memorable one. Will definitely be back.

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded a day ago

Thank you MarkH for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience for my daughter’s 11th Birthday and her best friends 10th Birthday. The staff were very attentive and made the girls feel really special. The food was delicious too! Our chef Luke was full of character, overall a fantastic evening!

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the 5 stars! We’re glad your daughter enjoyed her birthday with Benihana, and i will pass the compliment to Chef Luke.

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SarahN
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just brilliant- we had such a good time. Great for kids and an experience as well as a meal.

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded a day ago

Thank you SarahN for your review, we’re so happy you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again!

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MLS1
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for the family or coworkers!!!!!!

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded a day ago

Thank you MLS1 for your kind words, We hope to see you again soon.

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ShaneC
Essex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice for families or groups. Will definitely visit again.

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded a day ago

Thank you ShaneC for the 5 stars! we look forward to seeing you again!

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ShiraleeMcS
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, pleasant chef. Lunchtime always seems to have a bit less buzz than evenings but my son enjoyed his birthday meal

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded a day ago

Thank you ShiraleeMcS for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you again!

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ozgel
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. We loved the food. Chefs are really cool. I would definitely go again.

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded a day ago

Thank you ozgel for your review, we’re so happy you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my daughters birthday, arrived early and got seated straight away which was great.
The service was very good, the chef lots of fun - it was a really good experience! We all loved it :)
Just a little expensive but you pay for the show and we knew that before we went - would definitely recommend!

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your review, we’re so happy you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again!

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MatthewF
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Visit was okay. The chef was no where near as interactive as the other tables. Kind of just cooked the food in silence and that was it. Bit of a shame really

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded a day ago

Thank you MatthewF for your review. We are constantly improving and will keep your comments in mind.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Benihana. Charlie entertainted us very well and made us some awesome food. Kevin was very friendly and gave us a super service. Thank u so much for a nice time.

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Brendan
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very interactive chef, great experience, highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great experience with great food. It was very hot though.

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vipJamesD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything great just the wrong price

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katiem
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Food and entertainment! Fabulous! Perfect family meal

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded a day ago

Thank you katiem for your recommendation! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner! The chefs were great and the food was great

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tomak
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was brilliant, the staff are so attentive and the chefs are brilliant! The place could do with a refurb but food was amazing.

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Reece
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the Chefs that prepare the food in front of you were outstanding. The experience however didn't live up to other hibachi restaurants we've been to.

There was only two of us on the table for some reason and the whole preparation felt rushed and definitely not as involved as it was on the other tables around us that were full. The other tables seemed to be getting much more involved (the chef throwing the food to you etc. which didn't happen with us). It felt like the chef came over, cooked our food real quick before leaving and then left us to it. This is fine, but in comparison to other hibachi restaurants, it left us feeling a little like 'was that it?'. We were both very confused when the chef packed up and left as we we're thinking surely it's not over already? Not only that but it was the smallest food portions we've seen at a hibachi restaruant. At other places, we have always left absolutely stuffed (and usually taking food home with us) whereas here, we ate all the food and then were still hungry at the end - we even stopped off at KFC on the way home. It was also the most expensive hibachi restaurant we've ever been to as the bill for the two of us came to just shy of £100 (and we had the chicken!).

As I said, the food was excellent and the Chefs we're incredible at what they do. The whole experience was just very disapointing compared to other hibachi restaurants we've been to (which may have corrupted us a little...). So other than the great food (which is only part of why we go to a hibachi restaurant) it was the most disapointing and the most expensive.

I'd recommend this place and I'd defintiely go back, but maybe once a year or so.

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded a day ago

Hi Reece, we are sorry to hear that you did not have an enjoyable evening. We will raise this point with the team and ensure relevant actions are put in place to avoid this in the future.

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MikeB
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great chef, we had Scallops, lobster and steak, fantastic 👌

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Gary
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable meal and experience, quality food and great entertaining chef.
Great for a special occasion.

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded a day ago

Thank you Gary for your recommendation! We hope to see you again soon.

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PaulR
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The overall experience was good. Pedro our chef was excellent and expected. The welcome was very good and the waitress was good.

The food in general was good but the black cod was very poor and certainly not great value for money. Very very average.

The restaurant is looking tired and needing a facelift.

But my son had a wonderful time and the theatre created from
The chef is still very good

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

This is our third visit and sadly the waiter was a bit lacking when I think back to our first visit and the attentiveness shown. It was busy in there so it might be they were short staffed but we did wait a bit for top ups of drinks.

The chef ‘Richie’ was hilarious and very entertaining. The food as always was amazing so tasty and always come out stuffed.
It is quite expensive (£280 for 4 of us and only one of us drank wine) but it’s nice to go for a treat.

We have visited Benihana’s in New York, Orlando and San Francisco, however Piccadilly in London is the best by far! We will be back 👏

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food was very basic for the price you pay

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ElaineL
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

It was way to hot in there and no air, they need some air conditioning

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MattH
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

great dining experience with good service from the waiter and our chef at the table [lionel] Richie, great character!
Overall food was not outstanding for the price, £38 for black cod, but its the experience you pay for i guess. Was more of a Chinese feel to the food than Japanese.
Overall, good night.

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VeronicaE
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my birthday. Customer service and food was great would definitely come again

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AnthonyH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great in a party of six we all enjoyed it fabulous as usual

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DivineM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Martin was fantastic! He was very friendly and attentive and ensured we had a wonderful experience celebrating our daughters graduation. The chef was also incredible! Fantastic night overall! Thank you once again!

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krishk
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

You have to visit this restaurant if your in London! Really nice for a special occasion/date night! Good food and very entertaining.

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Crobo
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service, unfortunately very Hot - not restaurants fault but maybe better a/c?

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Jordan
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and the food was amazing! Would highly recommend

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TaraM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greg was great! He cooked the best food and was the best chef!

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DeborahF
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a dining experience chef caters to the party very well. Will be coming back when next in London

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihanas was a wonderful experience for all members of the family

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John
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My friend has allergies and they were very catering. They asked several times what she could and couldn't have to make sure they weren't contaminating her food. The atmosphere is so nice, the food preparation at the table is entertaining and the waitstaff was super nice. Would definitely go there again and recommend to my friends.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food/Entertainment was great, service was a little awkward, especially after the waiter tried to tax an extra £30 on my bill...

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VivienneS
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fun experience, we had a brilliant family night with chef Bonjo cooking and entertaining us. Delicious food, pricey but worth it. Highly recommend.

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NathalieL
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely staff, but it was a very hot day and the resturant didnt seem to have air con so it was too hot in the resturant. But food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a brilliant experience, something I certainly will recommend to people but I expected a little more of each food item for the price of it.

FAQs

Benihana Piccadilly does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. 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 6285 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.