Benihana Piccadilly

4.6
6125 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 6125 People Are Saying
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MahenR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat, chefs are fantastic and the service is great. Perfect place for a date night or family dinners. Would definitely recommend.

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Smudge
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

But the best the staff and service was very lacklustre- the ‘show’ on the grill was minimal, our server for about us so we had to sort our own wine. No one checked into see how were were at the end of the dinner or to offer desserts - when we enquired we were told “ Nah” not available we are running our stock down to 3 of the options at which point we gave up paid and left !

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DanaK
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal and service from Val the chef and Martin the waiter.
Good was divine, entertainment on point and we were all smiles when we left.
Also found out that it was Benihana Piccadilly last day of service before the building is demolished.
Thanks for the caps too.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outing with friends.

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SamR
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere was astounding. The restaurant really does have character. Recommend it to everyone 100% as it does not disappoint.

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GlennB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night out food was amazing can’t fault a thing will be returning.

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PalesaH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and great experience! I will definitely come again 😊

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chrish
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful place to celebrate my sons 21st birthday thanks to you and your team for the best time .

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Generally had a wonderful time- the service was excellent. My steak was very tough, which was the only downside. Everything else was great and out chef was brilliant.

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MyarC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The chef was great but otherwise the food was SO OVERPRICED. Been there. Done it. No need to go back! Must be better teppanyaki places!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Slightly disappointed. Food was expensive which you’d expect for the experience, however our chef didn’t really engage with us at all and instead just cooked our food in front of us. The table

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EmmaP
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my sons 21st and were not disappointed we have been visiting this restaurant over last 12 years and we are never disappointed. Chefs are good and food was amazing. Looking forward to visiting Covent Garden restaurant soon.

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Hils47
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience at this restaurant. Good food, service and value

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Lillesam
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef Marlon was fantastic and the food was yummy. We really enjoyed our meal and everyone was very friendly and attentive. Our children also loved it. Many thanks!

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HayleyO
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Great food…..chef was brill and good drinks
Perfect bday celebration

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JasneetD
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff where very entertaining and also very fast and helpful

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded on 7 October 2021

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

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Nads
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to benihana many times and really love it here we had a chef named Tom last night who was very funny, we really enjoyed the whole experience and are sorry this one is closing.

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded on 7 October 2021

Thank you Nads for your kind words, we will pass on your compliments to Tom! We are so glad you and your guests had a great time!

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Adriana
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good food and the chef was great in creating an experience. The place can do with a refresh as it looks quite tired, however as i understood from the chef they are moving to a new place in Covent Garden.

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded on 9 October 2021

Dear Adriana, thank you for your review! We are very glad to hear you loved your experience. We look forward to welcoming you in our new location!

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AmeliaC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My time spent at this restaurant was absolutely amazing! The chefs, staff and everybody I encountered was top and so so lovely!!!! They truly made me have an amazing birthday thank you so much everybody

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded on 6 October 2021

Thank you AmeliaC for such a nice review! We are very glad to have met your expectations and we look forward for your next visit!

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CourtneyT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night at Benihana, the food was amazing so tasty with big portions! great atmosphere thanks to the chef Luke

The service was excellent, was quick and efficient

We went for a birthday and brought out ice cream with a candle and the team sung happy birthday which was a lovely touch!

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded on 6 October 2021

Thank you CourtneyT for your review! We are extremely pleased to hear that you had a great time. Your compliments will be passed to our chef Luke and we hope to see you again very soon!

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EvanM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such an amazing time, really good way to celebrate an anniversary.

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded on 6 October 2021

Thank you EvanM for your review! We are thrilled that you loved your experience and we look forward for your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great live cooking and our chef Bongo was brilliant

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded on 6 October 2021

Dear guest, thank you for sharing your review! We are all very glad you loved your experience. Your compliments will be passed to our chef Bonjo and we hope to see you again in the near future!

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MarkS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat and have a fun evening. We had a family group of seven and were thoroughly entertained by our Chef Tom, he kept us laughing with his singing and sense of humour.
The food was amazing and the overall ambience was perfect.

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded on 6 October 2021

Dear MarkS, thank you for your review! We are very glad you and your family enjoyed your experience. Your compliments will be passed to the chef Tom. We look forward to seeing you again!

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yamneuy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service and great food. If they were not closing permanently I would definitely go back!

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded on 6 October 2021

Thank you yamneuy for your review! We are very glad to have met your expectations and we look forward to welcoming you at our Chelsea branch!

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ICYggg
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a really great experience. Would recommend to family and friends.

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded on 6 October 2021

Thank you ICYggg for your recommendation! We are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you soon again!

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Lucinda
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef Hideki was excellent! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded on 6 October 2021

Dear Lucinda, thank you for your review! We are very happy you loved your experience. Chef Hideki will receive your compliments. We look forward for your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Nice place and dilutions food.however,I wanted to celebrate my friend birthday so I booked for a birthday and I was waiting for the cake that they usually give bout they didn’t do anything which really was disappointed

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded on 6 October 2021

Dear guest, thank you for your review! We will keep your comments in mind, but we’re glad your overall experience was enjoyable and we hope to see you again in the near future!

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Nazz
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend coming here for a date or just a get together some friend. The services always amazing and accommodated our needs.

The chief was hilarious and made the night. With his tricks and humour

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded on 6 October 2021

Dear Nazz, thank you for taking time to share this fantastic review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to welcoming you again!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got there a little late but it was fine they sat us really quickly . We got to the table a really friendly waitress called Jane I believe she was super friendly and fast with the orders and telling us what’s happening . On to the show it was really fun and interactive the chef we had was called Charlie he was good fun as we were a small group of 3 we shared a table but the people we shared with were nice. Food was great to my liking so I was thoroughly happy would come back again .

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded on 6 October 2021

Thank you for choosing us. We are thrilled that you loved your experience. Your compliments will be passed to Jane and our chef Charlie. We hope to see you again in the near future!

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RiannaK
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely will be coming back here again, 1st experience was amazing :)

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded on 6 October 2021

Thank you RiannaK for your review! We are extremely pleased to hear that you had a great time and we hope to see you again very soon!

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HDWP
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Usually Benihana is fine.This time very slow service, tough steak and unnecessary noise. We were put on a table with an excited celebratory group of four so as to make up a table of six. We realize we may have to share with strangers and have done in the past without a problem-but as closely and as loudly as this was uncomfortable- for all concerned we thought. But it clearly was done for the convenience of the management. If the service had been quicker ( it took 30 minutes to get an aperitif) and the food easier to eat we might have cared less.

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STJ88
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Enthusiastic and energetic chefs, serving such delicious freshly made food. Great place to have birthday or any celebratory meals.

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded on 29 September 2021

Thank you STJ88 for sharing your review! We are all very happy to hear that we met your expectations and we hope to seeing you again in the near future!

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Halil
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and quality service. They accommodated our baby of 2 years.

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded on 6 October 2021

Thank you Halil for leaving a 5-star review. We're so pleased that you and your family had such a great time and we look forward to welcoming you back to Benihana very soon!

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Nerak
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Very disappointing experience after so many good experiences in the past. Had to wait 20mins for service even though I had first reservation. Said no garlic left until I complained. Chef forgot about chicken dish and thought he was finished. Soup came before edamame starter. Beef and chicken tough/overcooked. Had theatre reservation and so did not appreciate having to eat so quickly due to delay in being served. Manager made discount and apologised but I left very disappointed overall.

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fxmoxti
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST RESTAURANT I HAVE EVER BEEN TO. I have NEVER given any restaurant a 10/10 rating but this one 100% deserves it. From the food to the service to the atmosphere. It was immaculate and definitely worth it. Will be coming back for more! Thank you to everyone who works there for such a lovely birthday ❤️

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded on 29 September 2021

Thank you fxmoxti for taking the time to write this review - it's so nice to see how much our passion and hard work are being recognised! We hope to have the chance to host you again soon!

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StevenK
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent experience, skill chef at the table who was both entertaining and also very skilled in ensuring a mixed group of diners received the food they order and cooked to their liking . Food was very high quality and simply cooked very much in the traditional Japanese fashion. My singular disappointment was that the experience was relatively short and it felt like diners had a 90 minute maximum stay before the next set of customers were to be seated at the 6 person grilling stations. I would have preferred a slower service over 2 hours . Otherwise excellent experience and great value for money

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SimonC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, incredible service. I would highly recommend.

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Helen
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal as always, expertly cooked and performed! Thank you

Benihana Piccadilly
Responded on 6 October 2021

Dear Helen, thank you for your review! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again very soon!

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EduardoA
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

This is the fifth time I go and, each time the performance of the chefs is poorer and poorer.

Honestly? I did like this place a lot but last night was the worst performance I saw, I don’t think I will come back.

You also pay for the “show” that’s why prices are higher.

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kerrieb
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing experience here, staff so welcoming and friendly. My only comment was the restaurant was very hot. Thanks Benihana we had a great time x

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 4.6 stars by 6125 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.