Benihana Chelsea

4.3
2407 reviews
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
  • Fun
An always popular restaurant on the style-forward Kings Road in London’s Chelsea, Benihana offers an exciting take on Japanese dining. A concept originated way back in the 1960s over in the Big Apple, Benihana brings together food and performance, pioneering ‘eatertainment’. Ideal for families, Benihana is sleek and stylish with a modern interior, but chances are you won’t be paying much attention to your surroundings – most diners are too busy being charmed by the tableside teppan-yaki cookery which sees the chefs create real drama before your very eyes. In addition to the delicious personally created dishes cooked and served at your table, Benihana also offers eat in and lunchtime take away sushi.

Special Offers

Early bird offer: £25

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 2 January 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 17:30-19:00

Special offer with a glass of prosecco: £45

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 2 January 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Mon-Tue 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:00

Special offer: £45

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 2 January 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:00
Wed-Fri 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:00

Monthly offer with a glass of prosecco: £35

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 2 January 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Mon-Tue 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:00

Monthly offer: £35

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 2 January 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:00
Wed-Fri 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:00

What 2407 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Father’s Day.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice, great atmosphere, great cake, great chef. Would recommend

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NB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Very poor ventilation- strong smell of fried oil on clothes for 24 hours

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AC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great for kids and families, would not go for a romantic evening. A little overpriced

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

I prefer the one close to picadilly than the one in south ken...because it s less touristic and more comfortable

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MB
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to celebrate birthdays! Engaging fun chef, interaction with other restaurant goers, great food and excellent service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff where very friendly, our cook was funny and welcoming and made us feel comfortable, really enjoyed our evening

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JP
London
18 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Nice place. Always delivers. Kids love it. Expensive though. But it is a show!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food . Very good service . Will come again

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s
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

We arranged a birthday dinner for my son.
Specifically stated on booking that it was a birthday occasion.
Food was decent, but much smaller portions than their global restaurants.
Normally benihana has a birthday celebration.
These people didn't, just bought the bill. I asked the hostess on the way out.... She shrugged her shoulders, after confirming that it was on the booking; said she would speak to the waiter.... On our way out, after I paid the bill.
Pathetic service for a high price.
I would have gladly paid extra.....
Son was dissapointed... We've done this in USA and Canada many times over the years on birthdays.
Never again.

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AU
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

After hearing so much about this place It was such a dissapointment.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience, very enjoyable. Would go again

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VK
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I just love eating here! Had to share my enjoyment with the rest of my family.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 1

I found it a little underwhelming. We went for lunch and were the only people in there so it was a bit awkward having a chef to ourselves. Food was ok but nothing special.

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DO
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

It was ok. There is a lack of enthusiasm with the eating staff. Chef was very good. Staff need to cheer up - they’re in a service business.

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CC
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

The food was okay. I have been to other Hibachi restaurants and they were much more interactive which livened up the atmosphere for everyone. Our chef cooked for about 5 minutes, made a few jokes, dropped two eggs and then left. We were celebrating a friend visiting from California and it put a bit of a damper on the evening as it wasn't what we were expecting at all.

Unfortunately, I would not recommend.

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DG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely ambience, the service was great and the food was good. It’s definitely an experience for the whole family. Quite pricey but worth going for a special occasion.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

The staff are very rude and unwelcoming. They are not accommodating at all.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was really good food and amazing customer service ,really nice people, chef was so funny and crazy

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovley would go everytime staff where excellent

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M
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A great place to entertain friends and family, especially teens. Mine loved it and the food was well cooked, fresh and tasty. Not fine cuisine but cooked by the impressive and engaging chefs, right in front of you , made it special and an evening to remember. Fantastic cocktails as well! The decor is pretty basic, could do with updating for a more upmarket / cool feel.

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OV
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to be, lovely ambience. Drinks were great, food was good and obviously great experience having the chef cook it up right in front of you in style

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BB
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an amazing meal with my family for my dads 60th, couldn’t have been better! Thanks for great entertainment and great food

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Errol was a very good Chef and funny

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AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic place for a celebration- we loved the banter from our chef and the food was excellent!

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OS
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my first birthday in London and I really enjoyed and our chef Cesar is really nice guy. Concept is very good and i will come again. :)

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D
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Your chief need to look on internet the real Japanese food and service. Clean when they are cooking. The ground and the tapanjaki table was dirty. The service girl was forgotten a lot of thinks. 3 on the 5 win bottles were not available. Not acceptable. Or neighbor tels us, that several years ago = much more better.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated a birthday food fantastic service excellent

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MP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have dined in Benihana Kings Road before. It was my sons 13th Birthday (and there were many others celebrating their special day there too) and the Benihana staff made the day special. Our chef Marvin was just lovely and the food he cooked was soo good! Ivy our waitress was very friendly and always made sure we were ok. All in all a lovely evening out. Great tasting food and excellent service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Food is average and good for family hang out but its really noisy.

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S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always Benihana doesn’t disappoint. Had a lovely birthday celebration there. Will be back again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The staff and atmosphere was amazing! The surprise happy birthday singing at the end was a cherry on top. Our chef, Cesar, was perfect! Definitely recommend it.

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LB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We had a great time the staff was very good and entertaining all our staff and clients have a lovely time thank you.

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DP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Benihana for a relaxed 30th birthday dinner and we were not disappointed. The service is spectacular, and the chef was extremely talented. It was so much fun to watch him cooking! The whole party had a great time. As for the food itself, it is of a very high standard. We got the Japanese Wagyu and the Chateaubriand and both were perfectly cooked to order and probably the best steaks any of us have had. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone, no matter what age!

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AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Our chef Marvin was so lovely and really talented, his food was so yummy. Our waitress was Raluca who was very attentive and when she found out it was my birthday she made it very special for me! Thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Benihana

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New England
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food. Visiting from USA much more expensive than at home but we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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g
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

lovely but food is
too expensive. i personally don't think is worth the money

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Party of 7 celebrating a birthday. Name of birthday girl was put on the screen when we entered. Seated quickly at pre-booked time and service was fast and attentive. Food portions were perfectly sized and our chef was humorous and cooked our food as we wanted.

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BS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

An entertaining meal! The food was good, although in theory pricey, however when considering the effort of the personal chef it seems quite reasonable.

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N
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The stuff were lovely and sung a little song for my boyfriend and i’s anniversary with desert which was super nice

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