Benihana Piccadilly

4.4
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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.
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AE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for a work dinner, and the manager of the restuarant kindly gave us the private dining room. We had such a great time. All the staff was super friendly, especially our waiter and chef was amazing. Food was delicious. I will definitely go back

D
Kent
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful meal, fun cook, fresh food, a special treat as very pricy!

A
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time visiting a Benhina. Richie was hilarious and made the experience unforgettable. We will definitely be back!

M
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be a can again soon. Amazing night. Great staff and amazing food.

MH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great celebration of our sons 21st birthday thank you

OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My partner ordered the Benihana Special from the dinner menu for lunch and I ordered the Hibachi lunch. There wasn’t much difference in quantity of food between the dishes even though the Benihana Special is three times the price of the Hibachi Lunch. The egg fried rice is included with the Hibachi lunch but you need to pay extra to upgrade from plain steamed rice egg fried rice for Benihana special. That was disappointing. It’s better to go for the Hibachi lunch menu that dinner menu.

MB
London
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing - my favourite food , beautifully served.

SS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef Hideko was amazing and the food tasted great, but the best part of the experience was our server, Martin. He was a lovely guy who always went above and beyond, getting me a spoon when I was being fussy eating rice and putting candles and doing a birthday song for my wife when we had dessert. He was warm and funny and we had a good laugh with him. A real asset to your business.

S
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had Charlie as chef for our table and he was absolutely amazing, very funny and committed to make the kids happy.
The food itself was, especially meat, a bit tough and overpriced. But no doubt that you pay for the show.
Overall was good and we had a brilliant experience. Very recommended.

ME
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun, Francis was excellent and very entertaining. We all had such a great time!

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

it is 2019 - why cannot Benihana give business customers a VAT receipt when they pay at the till - no, i don’t want to be told to email Benihanas accounts department to get my VAT calculated (time, effort, delay- I have expenses to submit) - it’s the 21st century

IA
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everyone was friendly, professional and very helpful. They acknowledged my birthday and gave my a surprise cake at the end. We had an early booking and the restaurant was nice and quiet. Food was served quickly and it was fun.

CM
London
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great and fun experience of watching our food cook before us. The size of your booking can determine the length of your experience (the bigger the table the more food to be cooked and therefore, I assume, the longer the interaction with the cook). Great location and ambiance. Was still a little peckish after a starter and main but perhaps I just have a big stomach(??).

JT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Ive been to Benihana many years back before it became popular. So I was so excited to go back. It was a late bday celebration for my son and early Christmas dinner as well. Customer service is very good. We were running late because of traffic but they still accommodate us after I called. They sang a happy birthday song to my son while they put a candle on top of the dessert that I paid for. Food is mediocre for the price. I hardly touched mine. The onion soup is not very appetizing at all. The overall taste for the food is a very disappointing. THe show is so tired. Seen it multiple times. THough kudos to the chef/cook that tried their best. So will not go back nor recommend it to anyone.

NR
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

me and my family have come to benihana for many years. specialy for x-mas dinner. since 1983 have visited restaurants all over america and in 2005 Moscow. this time it was simply terrible and disapointing on all levels. will not recommend it any more.

KL
London
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my Husband 30th birthday with our son age 6 they both thoroughly enjoyed it great chef great service the food is soo fresh and delicious went down a treat we will definitely be back

S
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing, really enjoyed our selves.
Just Ace

RH
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun and fantastic food! Would definitely come again.

JR
London
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, amazing food, chefs really put on a show for you. I had the beni hana special, lobster and steak it was cooked to perfection.

ND
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We waited over a hour at our table for the chef to arrive, our starters where brought out after he started cooking the mains and we had to ask x3 for them. The meal was then rushed by the chef as he was late and our birthday celebration was not acknowledged. Food was nice but whole experience spoilt our evening

A
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Food was amazing! But service needs improvement. Kids love it so much , worth the pride definitely.

r
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience1

As always, the food at Benihana was delicious and absolutely faultless. However I was made to wait nearly an hour for my pre-cooked table, i was then wedged into a table in the corner by the door, meaning I was catching a cold draft all evening.
Chef was brilliant, reception woman was grumpy and rude, and clearly didnt want to be there.
I wont be going back to this branch, Kings Road will be my preferred choice from now on.

A
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had read some poor recent reviews on Benihana. I had been to Benihana in the past when they were in Finchley and loved it for special occasions. I took our daughter and her family to Benihana Piccadilly on 1 December 2019 for her birthday.
We liked the fact that our seating was spread out. Sound levels were low. The staff looked after us - if a bit slow with the drinks. They were all helpful, courteous, kind and efficient. The food was excellent (5 stars) and of course the food preparation was an entertainment in itself - the chef was very skilled.
Thank you Benihana. You will be in our family's books for a long time.

BR
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We already want to come back with more people! It was so good and the food was epic!!!

AJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant, wish there were more throughout the UK

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef was amazing and had a laugh with us the whole time

CS
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food experience! Its a must try. Lovely waiter and a fantastic chef and entertainment was a plus! Defo coming back.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very energetic and fun the chef was amazing

LD
London
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good value for money! I would definitely come back! Food was outstanding and if you don’t like something they offer alternatives:)

K
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

They creates a share table withoit even letting you know in advance. Even to that there are other tabele available . The chef was doing his best. Not nice atmosphere from the second you come in, they also Forgot about my friend Bday.

h
Aberdeen
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! Fast service, lovely people and delicious food, couldn't ask for more!

AT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

You have to share a table, so one needs to be sociable, also very noisy but that’s part of the experience. If you’re lucky to get a mad chef then it’s great fun watching their skilled routines with the knives.

Lovely fresh food straight from the hot plate to your bowls. All in all great fun !

DA
London
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary date, she loved it and would definitely recommend to anyone, great place for good food and good environment.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service a bit over priced but always top fresh food.

BT
London
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Always good back with customer for second time, unfortunately an inexperienced chef so not as good as night we had with Charlie

OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

I
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this Restaurant. Excellent food and ambiance. The cook was very good and engaging to provide a nice experience.
Maybe at the end a bit pressure to leave.

DZ
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a brilliant time at benihana Piccadilly. Food and drink was all superb and chef was highly entertaining! Would definitely return in the near future :)

VG
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Rarely have a bad visit to Benihana, we went for birthday which was fun, although it might have been better with more people on our table but it was still good. Not a cheap night out though, so take the credit card!

NP
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

A great experience, our chef Luke was great fun and the food was amazing. Unfortunately the rest of the staff weren't great, taking food away without asking if we were finished. The manager was very helpful when we raised this issue