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Benihana

#739 of 17,542 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Mayfair
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37 Sackville Street | Piccadilly, London W1S 3EH, England
+44 20 7494 2525
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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314 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited here with a party of 19. Great place for large groups. The chefs put on a great show, its real theatre. Food was well cooked and tasted delicious. Everyone had a great time and the atmosphere in the restaurant was great. Drinks selection of wine and Saki was superb. Would recommend.

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Thank Alan P
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great tricks from the Chef, however there was no enthusiasm or interaction with the guests at our table. The food? Below average, we got the steak and chicken combo, seasoned with only salt and pepper = bland and the meat was very chewy. Atmosphere and ambiance of the restaurant was lovely. Would I go back or recommend? Unfortunately not.

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Thank Manisha K
Beckenham
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience, yummy food and pretty good service. Shame the ice cream took 20 minutes to arrive as the eating pace was much faster.

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Thank A D
London, United Kingdom
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352 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We opted for the 6 course £30 meal. The service was very good, and our chef was entertaining though not as much as the one near by. The food was standard, good but not wow. Nice selection of sake on the menu. I think for £25 per head you would be getting great value for money but £30 per head... More 

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Thank Ali M
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are American and you except "white sauce" at hibachi restaurants then you will and let down. Besides that the food is good the staff is fine as well. Make reservations especially for later in the evening.

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Thank Tracyturtle86
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We took a birthday cake with us and the staff brought it out when we were ready and sang happy birthday. My reason for the 3 stars is that we booked via Lastminute.com for a 6 course set menu at £29.99 a head. We were splitting the bill and it was... More 

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Thank FJB43
South Wales
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simple but decent quality basic ingredients cooked with flair and fun at this unusual and engaging dining experience. My daughter was mesmerised and tried more foods than I can ever recall her doing before because she was so enthused by the show and the cooking display by our adorable 'nothing too much trouble' chef Benjo who even cooked her two... More 

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Thank Lloyd4
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner and it was amazing.. Customer service was on point.. Took on board dietary requirement and cooking and service from our chef Ken was amazing.. Thank you

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Thank fox1926
Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Having had a fair amount of Japanese cuisine before, I thought the Food at Benihana left much to be desired. I had Seafood, the calamari were overcooked and tough and the prawns and scallops were bland. I would recommend this restaurant if you want a show and a meal. Don't go there with a headache and don't go there if... More 

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Thank Jezzer95
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend visited this restaurant for a meal before a comedy show on Saturday 22nd October. The chef cooking in front of you and putting on a show was entertaining and the food was so delicious, we couldn't of asked for more. I will say it is a little pricey but I guess the location and the novelty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 46
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Sackville Street | Piccadilly, London W1S 3EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7494 2525
Description
Elegant Japanese styling and delicious fresh food await you at London's Benihana Restaurant. Benihana is a favourite not only of tourists but of locals fresh from the nearby offices, relaxing with colleagues or indeed entertaining clients. In keeping with the Benihana brand the chain began in New York way back in 1964, this means that this year, 2014 is our 50th anniversary. This superb Japanese restaurant swaps the conventional kitchen for a central hibachi grill around which diners watch their food being prepared before their eyes. Boasting a wide range of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes traditionally cooked Benihana offers a unique Japanese dining experience not to be missed.

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