Benihana - Niagara Falls Ontario

3.7
62 reviews
CAN$51 and over
Japanese
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail.

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Sun 3:00PM - 5:00PM 10:00PM - 11:30PM
Mon - Fri 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM 10:00PM - 11:30PM
Sat 3:00PM - 5:00PM 10:00PM - 11:30PM

What 62 People Are Saying
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3.8
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3.8
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RiGG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It seems to be fun wether eating solo or not, but if eating solo there should be at least tables for 1 person. Sometimes you cant enjoy the experience to the full when placed with a random group esp if theyre there for an occasion (Arkward much) but the chef and staff were amazing and keep up the good work

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Selectarian
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the teppanyaki experience we’ve had at other Benihana restaurants and this brand new NF restaurant did not disappoint. We did walk through an arcade in the kitschy Clifton Hill area which was funny but when we arrived on the second floor we were transported into the world of Benihana. The food was excellent with a great chef who prepared and entertained just as we’ve come to expect. Ambiance was great and the place had all new furnishings The prices are high - be prepared but the experience was worth it for us. Hopefully it will be for you too. This is now the only Benihana in Canada.

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AshleyV
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing, great service, awesome entertainment but extremely expensive.

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vipFineDiningLover
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Awesome time.

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KarleeM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and a show! The food was amazing. I had the surf and turf and my partner had the tuna. We were both very happy and would order the same thing again. We also had appetizers which were very dellicious! Our chef, Win, was very skilled! We would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience with friends! The head chef Toto was spectacular and put on a great show. The food was amazing & portions were huge!

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SahelS
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was OK but too pricy for that! I would give a 3 star in total

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KenrickB
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overall our experience was ok. Our Chef was skilled and somewhat entertaining. We found the quality of the food to be good and the quantity to me more than enough. All of that said, we found the overall value to be low because of the high price. With ordering two meals (NOT the lobster), and two drinks only one of which had alcohol, our bill was almost $300 with the 17% gratuity automatically added for our "convenience". If we had wine and or more drinks this bill could have easily been over $400. The location (over a game arcade) is not the best and the wait was long (about an hour) before the dinner service actually started, and we were on time for our reservation.

So, if it's a special occasion and you don't mind dropping 4 to 5 bills for two people on a night out, then go for it.

If not, I would not recommend it.

For overall value, I don't think we'll be going back any time soon.

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ShawnnaA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience, good service, pricey but you get a lot of food

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MauriceC
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Very expensive for what you get not really worth it

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GabrielleB
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Our server was having a very hard time. Eggshells in our rice, my rice bowl was only half filled. We were short shrimp and our chicken was super salty.

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GeorgeA
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

No enforcement if mask wearing while waiting with other patrons for a table. No social distancing. Waited over 20 min past reservation time to sit at table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Good was overall enjoyable experience

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kels
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

was very expensive and my partner and i had tummy issues all night after.

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Foodie15
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Absolute criminal prices compared to other Benihana I visited

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MaggieW
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a great dinner for my birthday! A little pricey, as everything else is in the Falls area.

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JulieP
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

On a trouvé que pour le prix d’une famille c’était beaucoup élevé pour l’expérience et le service… rajouté le pourboire sur la facture c’est vraiment ordinaire… on a pas le goût d’en rajouter plus… c’est comme une obligation

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our daughters birthday and we were staying in Niagara Falls and took her here. It was awesome and food was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great company around the table

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FloM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We ordered the Filet Mignon, the food is good but it's a little overpriced.
The chef is probably in training but he had definitely tried his best to entertain us.
The same quality of food and service offers in downtown Toronto will be around $75.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience4

Service and Atmosphere was great, but the prices were ridiculously high for the amount of food we got. 70% of the meal was zucchini, beans, and rice; Not meat. Somehow my date and I racked up a $340 charge for three drinks and our 2 standard meals. I adore Teppanyaki but at these prices I’d rather find another restaurant.

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ChrisL
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great dinner, the tuna was outstanding, the chef was quite entertaining. Overall what a great experience and we will be back for dinner on our next trip to Niagara

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AmandaH
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We made a reservation before ever being able to see the prices. So the amount of food was a bit underwhelming for the price point of the full meals. As my partner says; if you need to know the price, then you shouldn’t be eating here. Our cook Arthur, was PHENOMENAL!!! So funny and genuine. The food tasted delicious, was perfectly cooked.

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The show was nice but, totally not worth the inflated pricing for Niagara falls. I'll happily never come here again. $225 for a chicken stir fry, and a 17% gratuity Automatically added? It's my choice to tip, and how much. Disgusted with this.

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Gata
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great staff and great food…try it out, you’ll enjoy it!

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vipStephanieB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do yourself a favor and visit this lovely restaurant in Niagara Falls, ON. It's a great experience and Chef Win was amazing. The service is unmatched. The staff truly cares about your experience. The food is absolutely amazing – everything we tasted melted in our mouths and for their prices it’s 100% worth it.. Absolutely the best meal we had while in the falls. Highly recommend! IT WAS FIRE!!

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KimT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Ridiculously overpriced for a below average meal. The soup tasted like it came from a can, the salad dressing was terrible, I believe they split 10 or 12 shrimp between a table of seven and the chicken was dry and overcooked. $225 for 2 people (including our locals discount) is an absolute joke. The only positives were our chef, who was pretty entertaining, the little girl at our table that lit up at his antics and the gentleman that checked us in for our reservation. If you want to over pay for a meal there are plenty of better options in Niagara Falls.

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Itab
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The service overall was good. Our chef was friendly and funny. Food was decent but the prices were outrageous. A 17% service charge was automatically added to our bill and we ended up paying over $50 in tip. I think that's crazy and we should be given the choice of how much to tip. The tourist tax was also added which was over $25. I asked them to remove it. We went from a $440 bill to $412 for 3 adults and 2 kids. We'll definitely be eating at a chain restaurant or fast food place next time. Highway robbery if you ask me.

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vipPattiS
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was tasty, albeit loaded with butter and salt.
Unfortunately our cook wasn't very entertaining. That being said, many of the other chefs appeared to be very engaging and fun to watch.
I would suggest it was over priced, however, they are competing within Niagara Falls and all restaurant prices are WAY over priced. As a local, I won't return unless there is a good Groupon or Wagjag. I try to support local, but I work hard for my money.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful time. Our chef was fantastic and the food was amazing!!!

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Belinda
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

First of we were sitting with other people with no social distancing or masks, like elbows touching. The smoke of the habachi was so strong, our eyes burning and I was literally crying. The food was ok nothing special but was very pricy and not worth the value for the experience. The cook and server really tried save your $1000.

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SammyH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This was the worst teppanyaki experience I’ve ever had. Our chef (didn’t catch his name, an older gentleman) was so clumsy. He started the entire experience dropping everything. His tools.. spice jars.. food.. Also he didn’t put up his mask or wore any face shield while cooking. The food was salty and bland. The lobster was not fresh. It would be fine if the meal was normally priced but we paid Niagara prices almost $400 for two people.

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food and service was good, but everything is seriously overpriced. You're paying $75 for a $25 meal, or higher. Chef was good and entertaining but I just can't justify the cost. I won't be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The chef that we got had no skills and no entertainment was offered. This was the most expensive and least entertaining Benihana I’ve been to.

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CodyG
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

over all service was good except they forgot to preheat the cooktop and we had to wait an extra 35 min before food could start cooking. Chief did a good job once he got going. 17% gratuity was already added to the bill on top of an over priced meal. If you want to enjoy this type of abidance don't do it on Clifton hill in Niagara falls.

The bill will shock you!

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OpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Not great service for the price gratuity was included which we didn’t know about Service was very poor.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Well let me start by saying I have never really let the price of a dish at a restaurant sway me from ordering it. However, I have a really hard time paying $75 for a chicken breast with some rice and veggies and $100 for beef!!! To be fair they do give you soup and salad as a starter snd shrimp (not deveined ) as an app. There are so many better Tepanyaki restaurants that do not charge like this , and I understand that it’s in a tourist area but I would rather pay $70 and go eat at the Brazilian all you can eat steakhouse where the food is so much better!! Also, the chef putting on the show was not very good unfortunately :(

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JordanB
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Never been to a Benihana before so in a sense I don't have have anything to compare my experience to. The food itself was very good, and the performance from our chef Toto was brilliant. All the expected knife tricks, onion volcano, etc. were on display and our table applauded every one of them. It was fun to interact with others at the table, and overall the experience was unique.

From a service perspective, over the course of the night it became clear that our waitress had little training or experience in the service industry. She unapologetically knew little about the 30 items on the menu. For example when a guest asked about the differences between the 3 sakes on the menu, she simply said "I don't know". When a table-mate advised that they required gluten free food, she forgot to advise the kitchen several times over, then brought him a soup that contained gluten anyways. She would swear when mistakes were made, and would disappear for long stretches of time. At one point she even advised us against ordering something on the menu that wasn't personally to her taste.

This led to a surreal display that was pretty distracting from the knifeplay and solid food. It is clear they are suffering from the labour shortage that, at the time of writing, I know has left Ontario without many competent servers. But clearly something went wrong in the training process or systems here.

From a cost perspective, this was a very expensive meal: $65.00 for a prix fix chicken dinner and $99.00 for the filet minion. 355ml bottles of beer were $10. A 17% tourism tax is applied, as with all other restaurants at the falls. Comically, a 17% service fee (tip) was automatically applied to all bills. Surely for this level of cost the service should be A1.

I am not sure if our experience was an isolated one - it is very possible that we got someone on a bad night and I appreciate that. In the end, my wife and I kept a positive attitude and took in the show for what it was.

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Foodninja112348
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Food is really expensive and over priced and you have to sit next to other people.

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Prii
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana, was overall an amazing experience. Staff are extremely nice. We had a hard time finding parking hence we were late for our reservations but they were able to accommodate us, regardless of the fully booked Saturday night. Our chef was chef Toto, he was hilarious, his tricks were amazing and the food was delicious. It is pricey, but in my opinion for the portions and experience it's worth it. If you're looking to splurge a little for a good time and good food. This is the place. Would 100% recommend.

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