Benihana at Fairmont Royal York

4.4
955 reviews
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Japanese
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Benihana is a Japanese steak and seafood house that features teppanyaki style dining spaces, sushi / sashimi bar and a traditional Japanese menu. It’s Japanese décor and experienced staff create an authentic Japanese ambiance. The combination of these aspects results in a unique experience for guests of all ages.

Inspired by the culture of Japan and reinvented with contemporary design, our Sushi & Sake Lounge provides the perfect backdrop to sip on premium sake while savouring expertly crafted culinary delights prepared by our skilled sushi chefs.

Benihana is now accepting Lunch reservations. Join us Tuesday through Saturday in the Lounge or on our new York Street Patio, for Poke and Donburi bowls, as well as share plates, and Signature Sake Cocktails.
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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We loved it!! The cook was so much fun, he totally catered to our needs and man we were satisfied with the amount of food! Will definitely come again.

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AC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was wonderful, staff very attentive. Our chef Michael was charming and has impressive skills.

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RS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was excellent and portions more than ample. We were attending a Raptors playoff game near by and this was a perfect choice as far as proximity to the arena, quality of food and service.

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NS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing Experience. The server was so friendly and the quality of the food was outstanding! Thank You for such a great evening!

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing your review, Nicolas. We are delighted to know you had an amazing experience and enjoyed a delicious meal. We hope to welcome you back soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time me and my girlfriend have been and again it was a wonderful experience. Will definitely be back again

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the five star rating! We are delighted to know you had another wonderful experience. We hope to welcome you back soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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PH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Felt rushed by waitress, then chef came late. Food was fresh but overpriced.

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Responded on April 8, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review, Peter. We are sorry to learn you did not have an exceptional experience with us. We appreciate your feedback and have shared your comments with the Director of Food and Beverage for internal follow-up. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was an enjoyable and entertaining evening. The gentleman cooking at our table was amazing and a lovely person. The food was delicious. I would highly recommend it.

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Responded on April 8, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review, Arthur. We are delighted to know you had a wonderful experience with us. We hope to welcome you back soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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YP
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Way too expensive for what you get and compare to same Banihana in USA.
Much more expensive than very good steak restaurants nearby.

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Responded on April 1, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review, Yahel. We are sorry to learn you did not have an exceptional experience with us. Your comments have been shared with the Director of Food and Beverage for internal review. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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LH
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service here was some of the best I have ever seen. They were quick and attentive, without making you feel like you were being rushed out. Perfect when you’re on your way to a show or a game! The food was delicious and tasted very fresh.

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Responded on April 1, 2019

Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent visit, Lisa. We are delighted to know you had quick and attentive service, but were very comfortable during your entire visit. We hope to welcome you again in the future! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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TS
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We found that the food was just not in proportion to the cost. My wife had the sushi and sashimi platter which seemed to be really good but made her very ill that night. My daughter and I had the tepinaki. The show was good but the food was very basic. All in all I would rather have done to a more authentic Japanese restaurant and spent 200.00 where I know I would get something a bit more inline with what I was expecting.

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Responded on April 1, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review, Todd. We are sorry to learn you did not have an exceptional experience with us. Rest assured your comments have been shared with the Director of Food and Beverage for internal review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and we hope to have a future opportunity to welcome you again. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a memorable meal, with a show too! Special attention was paid to my eight year old for his birthday, a request was granted for a volcano, and a special piece of cake for dessert! Well done!

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Responded on April 1, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review, Jeff. We are delighted to know you had a memorable experience with us as you celebrated a very special birthday. We hope to welcome you back soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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l
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and wonderful and attentive staff! It was a lot of fun and our chef made the experience memorable. Thank you!

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Responded on April 1, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review. We are delighted to know our colleagues delivered great and attentive service. We hope to welcome you back soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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SW
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Did table service, not the table side teppanaki. Food was delicious. Small portions, so valued a 4 star. Server was excellent, friendly and professional.

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Responded on April 1, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review, Shelley. We are delighted to know you had a delicious meal and received friendly and professional service from our Colleagues. We hope to welcome you back soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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NF
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fun chef interaction with table, enjoyable dining experience.

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Responded on April 1, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review, Nick. We are delighted to know you had an enjoyable dining experience. We hope to welcome you back soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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LM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We were initially seated at the Tappanyaki table. I wanted a table for 2 and that request was accommodated, no problem. The atmosphere is fun and friendly more than intimate and cozy with tables being very close together. The servers are professional and accommodating. The food was tasty. Prices on the high side but... it is Benihana, at the Royal York, in Toronto, so no surprise there!!

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Responded on March 22, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review, Linda. We are delighted to know you had a pleasant visit at Benihana. We hope to welcome you back soon for another fun and enjoyable dining experience! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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JP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My family and had an excellent meal and a great time at Benihana!

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Responded on March 18, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review, Jennifer. We are delighted to know you had a delicious meal and excellent experience with us. We hope to welcome you back soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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RK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

With Benihana, you know what you're in for, and depending upon your POV, that's either reliability or 'not adventurous'. I had a client in town. I wanted reliability. I got it. Well satisfied.

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Responded on March 18, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review, Roger. It is wonderful to know you had a pleasant experience with us. We hope to welcome you again soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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E
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

It was pretty good food, but I would mostly recommend it for the experience of watching the chef cook in front of you.

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Responded on March 15, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review, Eddie. We are delighted to know you had an amazing experience at the teppan tables! Thank you for the recommendation and we hope to welcome you again in the future! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for my birthday the food was great and the service was amazing !

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Responded on March 12, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review. We are delighted to know you had a delicious meal and received amazing service from our Colleagues. We hope to welcome you back soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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PH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was an outstanding evening from the time we arrived to the time we left. Our chef was awesome and wish my friend a very happy birthday in salt on the grill. We will be back. Thanks

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great place to eat. Food is always delicious and if you are lucky you get a cook who is entertaining as well. This time was a little disappointing. Chef forgot my lobster and ran back to kitchen to get it while the rest of the food cooking became overdone. Extremely noisy. Not the place to go if you want quiet talk.

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Responded on March 12, 2019

Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent visit. While we are pleased to know you are a frequent guest of ours, we are sorry to learn of the disappointing experience you had. We can assure you this is highly atypical and we have shared your comments with the Director of Food and Beverage for internal follow-up on what had transpired. It is our sincere hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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DV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been coming to Benihana for over 40 years and love it and Sam is a fantastic server

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Responded on March 15, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review, Don. We are delighted to know you are a loyal customer to Behinana and once again had a fantastic experience! We will be sure to pass along you compliments to our Director of Food and Beverage. We hope to welcome you again soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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NH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Benihana is always a great outing for our family. We were lucky to have Edwin as our Teppinyaki chef, the same person we had last summer. He is truly amazing, kind, friendly, engaging and so much fun to watch!! He makes a wonderful show for the kids and Donna our waitress was great too. Food is delicious and we enjoy every time we go!!

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Responded on March 12, 2019

Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent visit, Nadia. We are delighted to know you once again had an incredible experience and received amazing service. We hope to welcome you back soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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J
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We felt rushed. Reservation at 6pm and were done and out at 6:50. Both had fillet which was cooked perfectly but under seasoned.

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Responded on March 12, 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to share feedback from your recent dining experience. It is disappointing to learn of our failure to exceed expectations. Your feedback is taken seriously and has been reviewed by our management team. Internal follow-up will occur to address our reported service shortfalls. I profusely apologize and deeply regret the impact this had on your visit. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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D
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very Nice but a little bit expensive. For the rest, à Nice evening

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Responded on March 12, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review, Daphn. We are pleased to know you had a nice experience. We hope to welcome you again in the future! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Jerry was absolutely amazing ! Exchanged some details to catch up next time we are in the city . Best part of the trip!!!!!!

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Responded on March 4, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review. It is wonderful to know you had an exceptional experience and our teppan Chef put on an incredible show. We hope to welcome you back soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent!!!Food was delicious and service was great

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Responded on March 4, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review. We are delighted to know you received great service and enjoyed a delicious meal. We hope to welcome you back soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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JK
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Fun for the kids. Friendly and helpful staff. Would definitely recommend it.

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Responded on March 4, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review, Janet. We are delighted to know you received friendly and helpful service from our Colleagues and your kids had an enjoyable experience. Thank you for your recommendation and we hope to welcome you back soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

We didn’t sit until 15 min after our reservations. Waited a long time for the chef to begin cooking.

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Responded on March 4, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review. We are sorry to learn of the atypical wait times you experienced. Rest assured we have shared your comments with the Director of Food and Beverage for internal follow-up on what transpired. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future for an exceptional experience. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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KT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great except didn’t tell us we would be charged for pop refills

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Responded on March 1, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review. We are pleased to know you had a great experience with us. We are sorry for the miscommunication with cost associated with additional beverages. We have shared your comments with our Restaurant Manager for internal follow-up with the team. We hope to welcome you back soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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BA
Edmonton
19 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I attend the restaurant alone and was reluctant to sit at the Teppanyaki tables which are typically occupied by couples and groups enjoying the show. Unfortunately the bar menu is minimalist and i was left to choose from appies or sushi. Would have been nice to have a few more entree choices for those in the bar area. That being said the soft shell crab and smoked eel roll I have were tasty.

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Responded on March 4, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review. While we appreciate knowing you found a couple of our maki rolls to be very tasty, we are sorry to learn you were unable to enjoy the full teppanyaki experience. For future consideration we do offer "teppan at your table", which can be found on the lounge menu. However we understand this does not give the full experience. It is our sincere hope to have a future opportunity to welcome you back. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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JT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as always. Service was very attentive and the chef was outstanding. Overall a great evening.

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Responded on March 1, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review, Jason. We are delighted to know you had a outstanding experience and received attentive service from our Colleagues. We hope to welcome you back soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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RM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a wonderful experience. The food was so delicious. Yes it is on the expensive side, but well worth it! The experience was lovely and the food was top notch! Have the steak, you will not regret it. The staff were friendly and courteous, just a great experience all in all.

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Responded on March 1, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review. We are thrilled to know you had a wonderful experience and enjoyed a delicious meal. We hope to welcome you back soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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DW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and he thought that this place was amazing. He's a reserved man and I wasn't sure how the staff would have sang him the happy birthday song but it was one lady who sang it. She sang it so soft and lovely, which didn't draw any attention to him. He wants us to go again. Amazing cook and entertainer.

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Responded on March 1, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review, Diane. We are delighted to know you had an amazing experience with your boyfriend for his birthday and you were both very comfortable while celebrating a special evening. We hope to welcome you back soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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M
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Special occasions, great waiting staff, great experience after

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Responded on March 1, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review, Matthew. We are delighted to know you had a great experience with us. We hope to welcome you back soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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JH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My guest was a little late arriving, but we were accommodated 15 minutes after our reservation. That was very much appreciated.

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Responded on March 1, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review, John. We are pleased to know our colleagues were able to accommodate you! We hope to welcome you again soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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MG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

For the experience yes but the food was not very tasty. Steak taste like how dog food smells.
Great service work on the overall taste maybe add some flavour seasoning

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Responded on March 4, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review, Marina. While we are pleased to know overall you enjoyed the experience and service from our Colleagues, we are truly sorry to learn you were disappointed with your meal. We can assure you this is certainly not indicative of the quality of food we are known to provide. We have shared your comments with the Executive Chef for internal follow-up. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future for a flawless dining experience.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The Filet Mignon was tender and tasty. Everything that came with it was really yummy and very filling, good portions. The service was pretty slow, but the waitress was really nice. The chef was good but not as exciting as the other ones at the other tables. Still very impressive. I would return. Dinner for 2 costs us about $140 with no appetizers, desserts or drinks.

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Responded on March 1, 2019

Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent visit. We are pleased to know you had a tasty meal and received friendly service from our colleague. We are sorry to learn it was not a flawless experience and rest assured you feedback has been shared with our Director of Food and Beverage for internal follow-up. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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c
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great special occasion spot with generous portions! Our kids thoroughly enjoyed the showmanship of our skilled chef. Food was delicious and service was impeccable.

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Responded on March 1, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review. We are delighted to know you had a delicious meal and received impeccable service from our Colleagues. We hope to welcome you back soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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M
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service from Liya lee and Juliya on Valentine’s Day. Fantastic experience, will be returning.

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Responded on March 1, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review, Matthew. We are delighted to know you had a fabulous Valentine's Day with us. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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