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100 Front St. W | Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1E3, Canada
+1 416-860-5002
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“fried rice” (11 reviews)
“sushi” (16 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Sushi
100 Front St. W | Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1E3, Canada
Neighbourhood: Downtown West
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here for our last night of our honeymoon and we weren't disappointed. We'd never been to a Japanese restaurant before and this was one hell of a way to start!! Loved the fact the chef (Toto, so entertaining!) cooked our food at the...More

Thank Lou51443
Reviewed 6 days ago

You need $100 to eat here. Fun to watch meal cooked in front of you. If you are lucky enough to get an entertaining chef even better. Tons to eat. Down side, fried rice is NOT worth $12 each! Up side the cheese cake is...More

Thank Dana R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Formula restaurant with formula service. The food was a bit drab to the taste and the wine by the glass selection was terrible. Nice to watch the chef entertain while cooking your meal. Will probably go elsewhere next time I have a Japanese craving.

Thank Travellerwithoutname
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first went to Benihana's in Houston way back in 2002 and have been gushing to my wife and kids about it ever since. To the point that I reckoned if we ever got the chance to visit as a family it would be hard...More

Thank Richard I I
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been going to this location for years - still very good food and good service but they need some fresh decorating to create more atmosphere. It's very dated compared to the other Benihana restaurants. A little rushed -but that is to be expected...More

Thank cjcdngrl
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We were staying at the Fairmont Royal York hotel. Our 10 years old daughter has always been a huge fan of the Benihana chicken fried rice. My husband and I found the teppanyaki there is good but we like trying different restaurants in town. So,...More

Thank Christina F
Reviewed 17 March 2017

It is always a great show when the chef cooks and serves at the table. Just wish it hadn't all happened in one very short hour. Felt rushed and not how I want to feel after a steak and lobster meal for two. I would...More

Thank PeteC_2010
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Me and my bf went for a bday dinner . Food was okay . Great quality and amazing performance at the table . Very entertaining. Good drinks and huge amount of food. Worth try!

2  Thank Olga W
Reviewed 26 February 2017

It is a neat dining experience to eat with the chef out front preparing the food right in front of you. We did make reservations, and probably it is best to do so, especially on the weekend. We did not eat any of the sushi...More

Thank J_travelB
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The food was ok it was the cook that keep it interesting and fun. He was very interactive with the table and gave an excellent cooking show.

Thank Kapers136
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
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Nicole S
Is there a children's menu? I'm thinking about taking my very well-behaved 4-year-old for a special dinner.
27 January 2015|
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Response from FairmontRoyalYork | Property representative |
Dear drivergal, We are pleased to offer a Chidlren’s Teppanyaki menu available to guests who are 12 years and under. Children can choose from chicken $13.00, steak $14.50 or shrimp $15.50 the price includes onion soup... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 37
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Front St. W | Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1E3, Canada
    (York Street)
  • Public Transportation: Benihana is located directly across from Union Station. Easily accessed by TTC Subway or GO Transit.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-860-5002
  • E-mail