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Benihana

#3,291 of 18,514 Restaurants in London
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77 King's Road, London SW3 4NX, England
+44 20 7376 7799
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Elegant Japanese styling and delicious fresh food await you at London's...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great entertainment and food!

Visited last night with our 2 children. We love the food here as we'd been last year but couldn't wait to take our kids. Our 6 year old said it was the best place ever, she loved the chefs! The food was very good. Only complaint is the wagyu beef wasn't as good as I'd had it in other places.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
SarahBarra
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Treat, treat, treat! For a special occasion I can hight recommend splashing out on here - it is an experience and so far from a plate of food! Staff are exceptional from the lovely people who take your drinks orders and seat you, to the crazily talented chefs who cook before you - cracking eggs in novelty ways and tossing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Booked a birthday of 8 people at Benihana's Kings Road for 8pm. I arrived with others at 7.50pm checked in at the front of house and they don't me we were the first ones there and to wait in the long/bar area which we did. Ordered drinks and waited for the rest of our party to arrive. Everyone arrived but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Took family for birthday celebration at lunchtime. Great food, chef and fantastic service. I had the royal which is lobster and steak and worth the extra.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Without a doubt my favourite place to eat, the Chefs cook at the table and are very entertaining, the food is fantastic, ok a bit pricey but well worth it, there are 3 Benihana's in London my favourite is Picadilly, strangely for me this is healthy food!! You won't be disappointed,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Visited last night with our 2 children. We love the food here as we'd been last year but couldn't wait to take our kids. Our 6 year old said it was the best place ever, she loved the chefs! The food was very good. Only complaint is the wagyu beef wasn't as good as I'd had it in other places.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Visited on several occasions with friends and family. Delicious and well presented food in an interactive environment that provides an element of fun and something different. Cocktails especially were very reasonably priced and well made. The staff were excellent and happily dealt with any requests our party had. Will continue to visit Benihana, primarily for special occasions!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

At 7 pm on a Thursday evening, the restaurant was busier than I'd anticipated, but the atmosphere was inviting and friendly. The food was wonderful and served reasonably quickly considering how busy they were. We'll certainly be going back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The service is quite good and had fun during the meal. But the taste is very common, even worth than most of the Japanese restaurants. We have ordered prawns, chicken, vegetables, as well as sashimi and sushi rolls, nothing special and give me any surprise. The soy sauce for sashimi is the saltiest one I have ever tried and really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Quite simply this place was fantastic. Highly recommend the special egg fried rice, just for the show that's made of cooking it. Food was plentiful and of a great quality. We will be back!!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Ok rule number one don't wear a silk shirt/blouse here! But the theatre of having a Chef prepare and cook your food in an entertaining style right in front of you is still unsurpassed. Don't expect a 'quiet' romantic table for 2 as you will put on the end of another group to sit around a chefs working hot plate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 77 King's Road, London SW3 4NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Chelsea
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7376 7799

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 44
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chelsea

Neighborhood Profile
Chelsea
Wealth courses through The King's Road, Chelsea's upmarket artery of West London life packed with shops, eateries and glitzy nightspots. For people-watching at its best and luxury retail therapy that's largely unrivalled, this area cannot be missed. But if this showy street starts to overwhelm or a moment of price tag shock sends you reeling, a quick detour down pretty much any of many King's Road veins will reveal a quieter side of Chelsea. Here the stately Royal Hospital hosts its world-famous flower show, and the Thames rolls along at a lazy pace, with leafy Battersea Park and its Peace Pagoda beckoning from across the river.
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