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“Better than expected”
Review of Benihana

Benihana
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Ranked #930 of 23,571 Restaurants in London
Price range: $20 - $46
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Mayfair
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.
Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

On first arrival we were not impressed. Half empty and mostly kids, however our food was faultless. The place soon filled up about half nine with adults and our chef Tom was hilarious with no doubt some well used but well loved lines which totally transformed our evening. Left more than happy. Food was almost on par with another local japanese restaurant. Kids would enjoy it but it is a bit expensive for children.

Thank Lisa K
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Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

Great Japanese hibachi grill and steakhouse! All food cooked right in front of your table on your own private grill! Chefs were entertaining and friendly. All staff were helpful and provided us with complementary deserts and a photo as it was my brothers birthday. Great quality food an an excellent location if you're nearby.

Thank JoshBooth
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Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

A fab experience with the chief cooking away in front of you. Food very, very tasty. Great service but just too darn expensive for the average Joe. A treat and worth doing but be prepared for £75 a head.

Thank goodguyjas
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

Never been before but heard very good things about the place. We went in December(13). The food is very good, and our entertainment chef (tequila) was blooming brilliant. He really made our evening with his cameo of tricks and one-liners. Service is good but sometime they did get confused but i would put that down to being very busy. Great selection of drinks, not cheap but not Sanderson hotel prices LOL. I was having the Asahi beers plus shots and a lovely 20 yr old aged jap whisky. There was 5 of us and our bill came to £450, which is not bad at all. Go and enjoy, its worth visiting for the experience.

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Thank AndyPPKent
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

Having never done this kind of eating experience we werent sure what to expect. However we were so very pleasantly surprised by the whole thing. Our chef was great.....not too much showmanship but enough for us to feel comfortable. The food was beautiful and plenty of it with obviously the one guaranteed thing it was piping hot. The egg fried rice was the best we have ever tasted. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Karen5-562
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