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.

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 5761 People Are Saying
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D
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

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

j
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

J
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

AH
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

EP
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

I took my family to Benihana for my son's 5th birthday. The lady who welcomed us and took care of our coat was extremley rude: shrugging her shoulders, not making eye contact, not smiling. When I asked her to be more polite, she lost her temper, saying she did not need to impress me and change her body language for me. When I asked her to speak to the manager, she just ignored me. I was extremely disappointed as this was mean to be a fun, happy event for my family who were visiting from abroad. Thankfully, our cook was very funner, otherwise, it would have been a total disaster.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vinimos recomendados y la verdad es que no nos ha defraudado. Muy rico y muy divertido. Muchas gracias

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MN
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant, great service, great food and great show !

S
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We have been before and the table chef was very engaging and involved last time but not this time which was disappointing since that’s part of the reason for going.

J
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

Great food but all let down by the venue. Run down and old fashioned, thought Benihana would have been a nicer atmosphere

BM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great dinner celebrating a birthday. First visit to benihana and was impress with the service and attention from staff

k
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic fun! Our two boys loved the theatre of the cooking at the table and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back

R
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great first experience of Japanese Chef cooking at table for my kids. I have been to others before and found this chef to display average skills. Others have been much more entertaining. Food was average.

KJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

We had a family gathering ,had five of us. They had booked another couple in to our table. It was not all private.
The chef was entertaining and his skills were good and the food was good. Perhaps it was the half term holidays at the crowds.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious, it was prepared with attentive care and shared with efficiency, staff was polite and served in a timely manner.

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Good experience but very pricey for quality of food

BB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Kids loved the spectacle of the cooking, food throwing, flames etc. Food was very good, very fresh although quite a lot of salt added (felt very thirsty later in the afternoon!). I'd definitely go back for a special occasion and have been recommending to family and friends!

M
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Having the food cooked in front of you is fab and the children enjoy it too! It is expensive but ok for a special treat.

D
London
130 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So, we came back! More of the same, including pre-theatre theatre. All good.

MP
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

You pay for the show. The food is good but definitely little portions for what u pay which is very expensive.

KC
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My mother loved her birthday treat, the food and atmosphere were second to none!

TK
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great entertainment and food for a special occasion

a
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
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 on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

S
Oxford
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
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 on 15 February 2020
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 on 15 February 2020
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 on 15 February 2020
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 on 15 February 2020
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 on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Second visit to Benihana’s, loved it!

SD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
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 on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

D
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
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.

D
London
130 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch and some. We have not eaten here before; we shall be back. We ate from the comprehensive 'dinner' menu and the whole theatre of it wowed. The food looked and tasted great. Not only that, the staff took into account a gluten intolerance, and did it with style.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
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 on 12 February 2020
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.