Benihana Piccadilly

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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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BarboraS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always can’t wait to get back there !!

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HushnaB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. However the toilets were very unpleasant and the place as a whole could do with some more vibrant decor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night out after the lockdown. Staff were welcoming and maintained high level of service whilst still following guidelines. The food was excellent.

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Yumster
London
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience1

It was my daughters request for her 13th birthday. In hindsight we should have postponed, or chose elsewhere. Appreciating it was restricted opening due to lockdown reopen, but the ‘food theatre’ element was non existent which left it very flat. That’s half the fun of Benihana’s, and some more engagement from the Hibachi chef would have been appreciated without breaking social distancing.
They wouldn’t serve vegetarian food to children so we had to pay full adult price for a 10 year old. The 2 x adult vegetarian meals had missing dishes, which we didn’t realise until later. And oddly, the ‘Veggie Delight’ meal is now a veggie burger rather than Hibachi Tofu. Not remotely Japanese.
Only saving grace was a lovely server from Slovakia who was friendly, polite and a pleasure to meet. He arranged a happy birthday for my daughter which brightened up a slightly dull meal.
Sad to say, after many visits in the past, we won’t be going back. Too expensive for basic food and No real entertainment.

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Chris
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana experience was amazing. Food and drinks were delicious as usual, Greg was very nice.

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marcusm
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was truly an amazing experience.
Food was good! And the chef was funny and entertaining.

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Onlythetruth
Kent
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not the place to go if you want to leave with a full stomach. Very small portions for extortiante price all cooked on a hot plate. Worst rice I have ever had. Meat was average. Nothing I couldn’t of done at home.
Our chef didn’t really engage as much as we saw others.

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AltheaB
London
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Booked restaurant for a birthday celebration, all involved had a fantastic time. Will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef was full of humour and tricks to accompany the freshly made flavourful food. Staff brought out drinks and deserts out quite quick from the moment of being asked and the ambience was relaxed and romantic

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CharlotteJ
London
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Good value for money and entertaining. Definitely recommend

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marlenar
London
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and fun place to celebrate an important event.

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EmilyA
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was good but service was very poor. Waiter served my friend soup with meat in it after being told many times she was vegetarian. Came back after she’d started eating it to change to for another without any apology. Also no alternatives given for the non-vegetarian options. Highly recommend not to go if you have any dietary requirements.

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PatrickG
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Diner was Perfect. very Good time with my Family

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ChristerN
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The chef was really entertaining. The food was almost perfect.

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GillianS
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and good value for money! Would definitely visit again

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HannahG
London
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful first time at Benihana for a birthday! Would recommend and we are definitely coming back!

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AOmar
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good vibes would defo recommend the experience.

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MayaW
London
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was amazing, and the experience to! Recomend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for my husband. It was a family occasion and we enjoyed the whole experience.

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Stefan
London
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is excellent and it is important that the chef is both a good chef and showman.

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Really enjoyed Benihanas - it was definitely all about the theatre, food was good but relatively expensive for what it was - so it really is the ‘theatre’ and ‘experience‘ you are paying for !

Great for a birthday with a group of family or friends, but in my opinion the kind of place you would probably only go to once.

Friendly and good service.

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NinaW
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous, we were giving our own private dining room called the Rocky room as it was my daughter 18th Birthday and there were 10 of us, i was very pleased indeed. We've been to The Benihana many times in different countries and have always been impressed with the food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing place to go, went for our anniversary and more than lived up to expectation. Food was amazing our chef Tom was hilarious made it a night to remember can’t wait to go back again too many overpriced places in London not worth the value this definitely is.. if you’re looking for a close and personal experience this is the place to go.. p.s I never write reviews but felt this deserved it!!

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GoodJuJu
London
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here occasionally for a treat and have never been disappointed.

The food is sensational and it is always great fun. Love it...

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Tandy
Essex
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My children love this restaurant. The chef’s skills are both impressive and entertaining. This is our third visit and we will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience3

Food was a little undercooked

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Kareb
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

A little bit over priced for that amount of the food

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RobandDeb
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience and fabulous food. If you have never tried before you will not be disappointed. Benihana rocks.

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ManishM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It is a good experience, but our chef did not seem as entertaining as on the other tables. It's not something that I would necessarily do again.

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Foodie
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Took my wife back to place we used to go more than 15 years ago we loved Benihana ........
Everything was great till desert when I remember thinking that was quick to do tempura it’s came not warm at all and the batter craggy but we had to catch a train and the restaurant was closed so eat paid and left .......only to arrive home and both my wife and I feel
uncomfortable with loose tummy’s ??I feel it was from an old dish ........also remember the table behind saying they had to leave without their desert and as this dish was cool makes sense?
Real shame because all the memory and romance had gone, it just left a bitter taste............ and to be fair the restaurant is sooo tried!
Disappointing!

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NicolaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service and very accommodating considering we were running late!!!. Our chef was very funny and entertaining and made us feel relaxed.

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MazimR
London
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such an awesome experience. The chefs are very talented; they cook some great food and put on a wonderful show. Must try this place out!!

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TrickStar
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Amazing & unique dining experience. The chefs are comical & interactive, very attentive service. Highly recommend to try.

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Doordashi
London
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is absolutely amazing and the chef is so friendly. Would highly recommend the place😃

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Jessica
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the chef we had was very entertaining.

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PaulC
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a fabulously theatrical experience at Benihanas, with superbly cooked and seasoned food to match. Really can't go wrong here if you appreciate hibachi.

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julianf
London
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

our waiter (zeus) and our chef (erroll) were great !

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Jerry
London
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant would go again. Sad to hear the Piccadilly branch will be closing in June.

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AndrewH
London
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and friendly staff. Was a great experience I would certainly recommend.

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EstherP
London
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food atmosphere and we had a entertaining chef. We had both the chicken and steak which were both delicious!

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