Benihana Piccadilly

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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.

Special Offers

Monthly offer: £35

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 1 January 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

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: 1 January 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

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: 1 January 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

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

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: 1 January 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

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

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: 1 January 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

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

What 5737 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a great special experience for a 4 year old. He was in awe. The staff were charming and very friendly. A bit pricey, but a fun experience.

L
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely food and amazing service. The chef was really talented, would highly recommend and will be returning soon.

S
Oxford
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, as ever. Reliable if a little expensive. The service was excellent and the Chef was courteous if perhaps not as theatrical as some of their chefs. My only slight negative was that I think it is looking a bit in need of a refurbishment.

M
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

good experience, the main aspect which could have improved was the service as we had to keep going up to the bar ourselves to order drinks. My partner was allergic to prawns also and they did not offer him a vegetarian alternative.

We ended up asking to take off the service as we didn't feel it was worthy .

GT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing experience with a unique atmosphere . The food was exceptionally well prepared along with the entertainment of seeing it cooked.

BG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Unfortunately Benihana didn’t live up to my expectations! I thought it would be a good place to celebrate my birthday, have some entertainment and tasty, quality food...I was wrong! Our chef didn’t wow us with any tricks or provide us with the experience we expected, being seated on the same table as strangers also wasn’t great! The food was mediocre. I went with the salmon hibatchi which when I cut into was raw and stone cold...the chef apologised profusely and got me a new salmon but I was already put off to be honest. We also went with the lobster, which was underwhelming for the £57 it cost, the food was fresh but everything was oily and bland...maybe just a problem with our chef. Our food was also ready in dribd and drabs so hard to make a it feel like your enjoying an actual meal. The restaurant itself could do with some updating in my opintion. I wouldn’t go back in a hurry, overpriced bland food.

SS
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, great atmosphere, lovely food , well recommended. My parents took me there for my 21st and I just took my husband there for Valentines weekend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Second visit to Benihana’s, loved it!

SD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great and the food very great, both me and my girlfriend had a great experience and we will definitely be coming back

r
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the chef tom, he made the night, best experience I’ve had at benihana so far

D
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

I would recommend, but not go on valentine's day. We went to Benihana for my fiancee's birthday with her parents but we wanted, and i chose, specifically the a la carte menu. When we got there we were told we cannot choose from that menu and have to choose from the limited valentine's menu which none of us wanted and was over priced.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, Service and location very good. Me and my girlfriend had a lovely time and staff were fantastic. The chef displayed a great performance and would definitely recommend it.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We went to the theatre for the wife’s birthday then on to the restaurant. The chef was amazing and the food and service were excellent. I would definitely recommend and go back .

DW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A little pricey but it's London . Wanted to try the battered oysters but only part of a more set menu. Think they are missing out on a starter I would have purchased just to try .
Overall would go again been meaning to go for a while as only tried this type of dinning abroad

KL
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning experience 👌 Lovely dinner, dishes prepared in front of our eyes, very tasty. It was my birthday dinner and waiters sang "Happy birthday" for me🎂🎉🎊 Thank you so much Benihana for perfect customer service and excellent food! We will definitely come back!

CG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my daughter here for her Birthday. Her favourite place. The food and chef were amazing.

s
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

We loved the whole experience.
Very nice environment, the tables were roomy and the service (waiters and chefs) were friendly and quite amazing!
Our chef was particularly fun and entertaining.

The price is quite high for the quality of food we got. I must say it wasn't as great as expected, but I guess this is the kind of place you go to mainly for the experience.

We really didn't like the attitude of the hostess who received us. She was very cold and not as welcoming as most of the other restaurant in London we've been to.
I would expect a better treatment from a place like this.

S
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's was my treat for my husband's 60th, it was the first time we dined there...would definitely recommend, will definitely be back....thank you for a great night

CD
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing meal here on Saturday, food and service was great! Thank you Gregg for your entertainment! Will definitely be returning :)

LL
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

It was an awesome experience, but the quality of the food was not up to par with the price. £55 for lobster and steak - lobster was delicious, but the steak was chewy and flavourless, same goes for the chicken teriyaki.

PT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! I am so glad we went. What I thought it would be like is what it was. Good food!

BS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, good atmosphere, great presentation. But your clothes smell a little, I believe they could do a better ventilation in the cooking areas.

KH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience, chef was great, food brilliant, and reasonably priced. Will definitely return.

GA
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great fun. Very enjoyable and a great place to celebrate a birthday. The staff were very attentive and it was amazing to watch the chef cook on the grill at the table. A delicious lunch indeed!

TN
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice dinner and the performance by the chef

NP
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely evening! One of our best date nights! definitely would recommend

EF
Essex
10 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

I booked this dinner for my boyfriend’s 40th birthday and specifically mentioned this at the point of booking and when we entered the restaurant. I asked for him to have special treatment / acknowledgement because this was an important milestone birthday. However, this did not happen - I even had to tell the chef so that he would acknowledge it. I am disappointed because the reason I chose this restaurant was the expectation of good service / special treatment. I could’ve gone somewhere else and had more of a fuss made so I won’t be coming back in a hurry after this experience.

JJ
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Not really value for money for what you get however nice environment and we had a great chef.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing. The prices were just a little high but the experience makes it worth it

K
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wanted to give the family a taste and experiance of Teppanyaki and Benihana delivered it perfectly. Fantastic food, and chef was entertaining as well. Will return for sure.

UM
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Yes for the experience.
No if you have really bad allergies for prawns

1
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited here for our son's birthday meal treat as he likes Japanese stuff so we thought we'd try a Japanese restaurant. When I saw that they cook some of the foods at your table I knew the kids would enjoy it.
The chef was a good entertainer. Interacted with us while cooking - and with the best cooking skills I've ever seen!

We got there for just after when they opened so it was still relatively quiet but can imagine the evening vibe would be even nicer.

The front of house staff checked us in and took our coats into the cloak room. Only downfall was the lady didn't seem very happy. Barely got a smile from her when talking to her.

Nice big restaurant,would definitely recommend it and be back again. The food tasted amazing!

AR
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great fun for a night out with a teenager after the theatre.

KF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Experience and food would be back

RK
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, nicely spread out, everything tasted really good. No complaints about the food at all. It was outstanding! Our chef was good fun and put on an entertaining show. Takes about 1h45 min to finish everything from the time you're seated.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Ambiance, outstanding service, big portions and the food was delicious !! Our chef Bonjo was amazing !!

JW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was so good and the chef was awesome. A really great place for a special occasion.

e
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

A light was flickering above us which caused a little disruption, as we found it difficult to look at the menu. Apart from this everything was good.

P
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not just a meal, an experience you would not want to miss

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Birthday booking was ok