Benihana Piccadilly

4.5
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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vipToby
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We sat at the table at 9pm and the chef came to the cook at 10:10. He told us that the teppanyaki fried rice will be cook in the kitchen as the are closing the restaurant at 11pm. The food for 6 people at the table was all cooked in 20 mins. We cannot see any teppanyaki skills in the cooking but rather like simple frying on a big pan. The quality of the wagyu beef is really bad. We and the two ladies sitting at the same table ordered lobster, as the time is running late, they said they will cancel the lobster. However, the chef insisted to cook the lobster for them. We thought that the chef might miss our order and we spoke to the waiter about our lobster. The answer we got is that the last lobsters were already served to the ladies and they can’t get from the kitchen again as the kitchen was already closed. We got discount in the end for our dinner but still we won’t visit the restaurant again. The quality of food is under standard and if anyone still want to try, go for an earlier time slot.

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RaniaB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef was entertaining and funny . The staff were all nice and cordial. Really nice sushi!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for my husbands birthday and had a really lovely time the waiting stuff where very very attentive our glass was never empty. The chief was brilliant was very good and entertaining couldn't have asked for a better night

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JennyL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, good food and very entertaining. Quite expensive so best for a special occasion.

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james
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The chef was an absolutely diamond. Incredibly funny, professional and competent

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ZiekellJ
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I took my girlfriend here for our anniversary in it was fantastic we both had a great time.
The waitress who served us was lovely, and the chief who done our food was so fun an up it I would deffo go back again or recommend to a friend.

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CarlD
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service. Recommend Benihana at Piccadilly for a sociable but covid safe night out.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef is amazing, creates an amazing experience for everyone. Beautiful fresh food. Only downfall is sharing the table with other people if there’s only 2 of you, but it is understandable as the chef cooks at your table

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Uche
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant I really enjoyed myself as it was my first time being here

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Alisha
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing but even better than the food was our chef. He was great and entertaining - he really looked after us and made us laugh! Great experience for my boyfriend's birthday. I brought a cake, which the staff kept at the back, after dinner the team brought the cake and sang happy birthday - it was lovely! Definitely would recommend for any special occasion.

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KiranG
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and dining experience would definitely go back.

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Salih
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant this was my second time going but both my friends first time and we are 100% coming back.

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KMWX
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great entertainment, let the chef know if you don’t want your steak well done. Otherwise great evening

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Chelsea
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Brilliant experience will be going again with friends

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Sugy
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed lunch with my husband; the service was very good and our chef was entertaining but professional at all times. The food was lovely, the steak and prawns were well cooked and the vegetable delight comes with tofu and steamed rice, which I didn't expect! But very tasty! Would definitely go there again! :)

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Hamstee
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great had a blast. The saki was immense. Àaaaaaaaaaaaaass

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for our Wedding Anniversary and 1st time with our 2 year old daughter. We have been to Benihanna many times both in London and U.S and always enjoyed the experience. Staff were great and also great with our Daughter. Food never disappoints. One small observation, decoration and furniture etc is starting to look tired. Would benefit from a spruce up. Thank you!

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AnnaB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent option to give children a night to remember, the chef’s are wonderful entertainers and the food is enjoyed by children and adults alike.

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vipNicholasH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great fun to watch an expert chef juggle knives and then prepare a super meal.

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JakeC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, great service and enjoyed the experience. Bit on the pricey side but worth it.

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M127
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for a birthday dinner. Our chef Charlie was excellent and very engaged with us. The food was great and portions were excellent.

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SaifJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable experience, Ritchie was amazing and welcoming

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YashnaB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely service and staff are so friendly and welcoming! Food was great And yummy, just which there were bigger portions when it came to meats and seafood.

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent Teppanyaki place, energetic and entertaining. However, I thought the food can be more flavorful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

As someone from the USA, and ate frequently at Benihana there. I found that the food is very pricey especially that food is cheaper in the UK than the USA in general.
Benihana is not an upscale dinning experience in the USA it is a normal weekend dinning experience. Unfortunately it’s portrayed like that in the UK.
The Benihana signature hibachi usually with garlic and chicken is usually a part of the meal. But they serve steamed rice instead of fried rice and we had to pay for fried rice at full price not even as an upgrade. The soda is overpriced for a non refill.
The chef was great and our server was very hospitable. But I expected more from a franchise like Benihana.

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TonyK
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Basic food which was slightly bland. But nice family atmosphere. High price for the food provided. Chef on table was nice and friendly. Mixed views. Glad I went but will not rush back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family lunch during these strange times. Greg, our chef was outstanding and great with the kids

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Justine
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never been before so didn't know what to expect but I can't fault it. The chef was brilliant (Luke) - very funny and entertaining whilst also allowing us to chat and enjoy our meal. The food was delicious and it was really fun watching it be cooked in front of you. Will definitely go back.

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Anuja
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my daughter's 18th and had a wonderful time. Staff were friendly, welcoming and she felt special. We loved the food and the experience!

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David
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Considering the restaurant had only been open 2 days since the new tier 2 rules came in to place, we had a really enjoyable experience at Benihana. I got the impression from some other tables that actually, positive engagement with your chef and clapping each time some piece of magic happened on the hot plate should be encouraged. Unfortunately I didn't realise that until half way through the "show". Chef Marlon was amazing. In fact, looking round at the other tables, I think we got lucky! Food comes at you a bit quick, but you don't need to rush to finish. And it was all delicious. I did have the tasting menu. £75 is a little pricey but then you're in Piccadilly. With your (almost) personal chef. My wife had a Salmon dish that was delicious and more reasonably priced so, if only one of your party have the tasting menu and the rest have more modest dishes you still get to see the flair. Would thoroughly recommend. Our only issue... could have done with faster service on drinks.

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JAMESC
Miami
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience for a celebration
fun and exciting and amazing flavors
kids are blown away too

MJ
MJMUA
London
11 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always fun for a special treat with my daughter! The kids menu is generous and a good value, too!

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KhurramH
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef David just Cooked to perfection. Food was the best

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great and they were able to cater for a gluten free diner including a gluten free cheesecake which was really tasty. Our chef Pedro was friendly and funny. Drink service was a little slow at times. Would recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Birthday celebration. Everything was perfect and we will be going back again. Excellent service and great food!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely chef and great food. Drinks could’ve been a little bigger but nice overall

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Jemmel
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food seemed abit over priced but the entertainment was good and the staff was all very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

I booked a table for my partner’s birthday, I wrote the request when I booked the table and few hours before going I called the restaurant and the confirmed , nothing happened after the dinner. Very disappointed because i was counting on that,just ruined the night.

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GinnyB
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Overpriced hyped food with a bit of theatre. Lacked atmosphere. Drinks overpriced.

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JadieF
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

benihannas Piccadilly has always been our favourite, all staff are very welcoming and attentive from start to finish. Food is amazing!

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 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.