Benihana Piccadilly

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Japanese
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fun
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.

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival:The Ultimate ‘EATertainment’ Experience £49

A 7-course menu showcasing Benihana’s iconic dining experience. Benihana is not your typical Japanese restaurant. As the original Teppanyaki restaurant, we have been perfecting our art for over 50 years, wowing guests worldwide with our unique tableside live-cooking, highly trained chefs, sensational food and innovative cocktails.

Benihana Onion Soup
Salad with homemade Benihana ginger dressing
Veggies
Prawn App
Rocky’s Choice (Hibachi Steak & Chicken)
Hibachi Rice
Ice Cream Tempura

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

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun-Fri 12:00-15:00 17:30-22:30

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: 30 November 2019

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

Mon & Tue 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: 30 November 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: 30 November 2019

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

Mon & Tue 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: 30 November 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 2018

Ends: 30 November 2019

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

What 5445 People Are Saying
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JA
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, simple but well done. Worth it for the show!

SE
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, excellent food and really nice and helpful staff. My wife wanted a cocktail that wasn't on the menu but but was no trouble for them to make it for her.
Looking forward to going back soon.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We turned up abit early and luckily they were lovely enough to sit us down before we initially booked. The whole meal was perfect would highly recommend going back and recommend to anyone else

LR
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience!
All staff are lovely and welcoming.
Our chef Pedro was such a character he was incredible.

d
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Still fantastic food and fun for a celebration.
Couldn’t eat any more if we tried. Kids meals were amazing and no one was hungry. Everyone entertained. The concept still holds such appeal.
The one negative is the decor. Could just do with a freshen up. The trolleys. The carpets. And especially the toilets. They left a lot to be desired. And many Judge a place by the facilities.

N
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience and great tasting meal... 10 stars

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter Ryan was amazing. Great recommendation and funny stories. Chef skills were amazing also.

MR
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The chef and waiter were very friendly. Chef's performance was fantastic and the food he cooked was exceptionally good. If you want a quiet night out, this probably isn't the place but if you're looking for a full on experience rather than just a meal, this is definitely the place!

OK
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It is nice food and experience. New things to try.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to celebrate a birthday!

JP
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

If you are prepared for a more crowded place and some noise around you Benihana is a great experience. Been there several times and the Food is Always even more tasty than I remember. Charles was the best Chef I had so far.

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently delicious - excellent service

NR
Miami
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience, loved the, food, wine and overall nice restaurant

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We would definitely recommend a visit to this fab restaurant! It's fun, theatrical with delicious food! The staff are great and attentive and we really had a great time - everyone in the group is raving about it!

W
Cambridge
10 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Never fails to disappoint... always great fun and good food. The kids absolutely loved it as well! Went for the Hibachi lunch option which I thought was pretty good value considering!

DJ
London
50 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

First time of many dare I say it. Good dining experience with unique appeal. Great place for group dining experiences and I'm sure we counted at least 8 birthday celebrations in the time we were there. Will definitely be back!

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

AMAZINGGGGGGG

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JH
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my husband here for his birthday hoping for a special experience and amazing food and I was not disappointed. We absolutely loved it and the food was cooked to perfection. It met my expectations and more and I’m hoping to come back many more times. Lovely night! I will be back :-)

JT
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, and an amazing chef! he provided wonderful entertainment and excellent quality food.

CS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great family experience

MI
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely birthday lunch with family. Food was very delicious. And the chef kept us well entertained. I'd definitely go back!

NW
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely a fantastic place to visit, especially if you get a very merry chef the experience becomes x 10 greater.

RN
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Had my 2019 birthday lunch there. Great ambience and really great chef (Greg I think his names was) at the Teppanyaki table. The kids loved the chef’s cutlery showmanship and he made us all laugh. Food portions are ok, while the food itself was good (though unsalted).

That was the fun part. As soon as the chef was done, service took a nose-dive. The waiter who was taking our payment couldn’t get us out of the restaurant sooner. It was my birthday and my wife had arranged a surprise cake : the waiter came over and asked me (only man at the table) who the birthday boy was! When the cake came over it was mashed up on one side, with my name smudged. When we we having cake, the waiter kept hovering over our table, audibly sighing every time we took a slice of our cake. This was despite the restaurant having empty tables and no dinners waiting at the reception. And it was a Saturday!

We finally paid our bill and the waiter heaved a very audible sigh of relief.

In conclusion; good food, disheartening service :(

H
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Such a great experience together with excellent food packed with flavour 😋

l
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Having visited similar places in other cities, I had high expectations for my sons birthday crlebration. We were not disappointed! Great atmosphere, polite and swift service and the chef was very entertaining and engaging. Food was excellent. All round great night.

G
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

I went to Benihana for my friend’s surprise birthday and was completely disappointed. Firstly, we were not able to sit down until all our guests were there. When we finally did sit down, the waitress, Jane took our drinks order and then disappeared for 20 minutes. She came back with half the drinks and started telling us about how the blender had broken and someone had gone to the Chelsea branch to get another one. Then she went on and on about how two people had called in sick and they had overbooked. By this point, I really didn’t care and just wanted her to take our food order. I don’t think Jane was able to acknowledge the fact that we were there for a relaxed meal and not to hear her drama. She did finally take the order and we asked how many of each item were in their starters as there were 6 of us sharing. We order gyozas and she said there were 6 per portion so we ordered one portion but when they came out, there were 5 but instead of apologising, she laughed. This obviously meant that one person went without a gyoza. Then the chef started cooking our food and mentioned that the waitress did not write down rice on the order so he was asking the kitchen to make it. For those of you who have had the Benihana experience, you would know that they always make shapes or letters with the rice on the teppanyaki. We had phoned prior to request that they write my friend’s 4 letter name. This did not happen. Instead, we were served with rice in a separate bowl. My friend had never been to Benihana before and had to watch the table opposite us have the rice cooked on the teppanyaki and asked why we didn’t have that. I was just embarrassed and after going to so much effort to organise her birthday, I was very annoyed. I did complain and although we did refuse to pay service charge, I did not feel that the manager cared very much and clearly didn’t appreciate that the experience was ruined for us. I would not recommend the Piccadilly Benihana!

AC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Only one Charlie

JC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A fun dining experience with some delicious table cooked food

N
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was a great night there was 6 of us and kevin our wait staff was on top form.
I couldn't recommend this enough for a evening of fun and good food.

IB
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was lovely cooked so well and all staff were so polite and friendly. The guy cooking our food was funny and kept us entertained as well as cooking our food so well.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yet again another great experience at Benihana, chef Richie was on top form and cooked us a wonderful lunch as he entertained our table. We brought along two first timers who were just as thrilled as us over the dining experience and are already planning a large group dinner date.
You’ll be seeing us again as we have lots of people we want to share this special experience with.
Thank you Benihana and chef Richie for always providing wonderful food in a unique personal way.

Natasha & Lincoln Ricketts

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent meal and great service

SP
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been a number of times and the food and atmosphere are always brilliant

IS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A fun experience especially with kids, and the food is invariably great. A bit pricey..

o
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very special dinner for a special event! It surely makes a nice impression if you've never seen it before!

BS
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

It’s a shame that top tier prices are not matched by the quality service (late delivery of food), dated and basic decor, and compulsory and substantial tip. Given that we visited for a special occasion, a disappointing end to the day.
We won’t be returning.

CM
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Our drink order took longer than we had expected, even after my girlfriend received her drink I had to wait almost 10 minutes before I received my. I don't think my drink is complicated to make as it was regular old fashion.

RN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I came with some friends for my birthday. The staff were incredibly nice and welcoming, always saying happy birthday and even sang and gave me a little cake!

A
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing place, with an amazing experience. It was my partner's birthday and they bought a cake out

HP
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, excellent service very friendly and very clean . It’s a great place to go with friends and have a great experience
I recommend it to everyone

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