Benihana at Fairmont Royal York
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.
A bit pricey but good food and enjoyable experience.
Great restaurant, nice choice of meals was in a table with a very quiet group and the chef didn’t make an effort to be entertaining enough compared to other chefs.
Amazing service! We didn’t request for the halal option because it wasn’t on the Open Table app. When I got to the Fairmont, I was playing on a touch screen against the wall and it showed that Benihana has halal options available. I asked the waitress before being seated and she did advise that it has to be done beforehand. Once we were seated, she came back and told us that they did have halal chicken and sirloin. She double checked with someone. That was a plus for my parents🤗 overall, the food was amazing and everything was well prepared.
We found that the service was very lacking the evening we dine at Benihanas. From the moment we walked in the hostesses didn’t communicate with each other properly which lead to one of them giving us a bit of attitude when we sat at a table in the lounge to wait for our table after being instructed to do so by the other hostess because the bar area was full and there was nowhere for us to sit.
While we were dining the staff seemed to want to serve some regulars at our table rather than us. Our drinks were never refilled I asked for more water multiple times which was never refilled and they took away our napkins before our meal was done and we had to ask for them back. The way they brought appetizers and sushi boat the staff didn’t seem to know how to place them and expected us to rearrange things already on the table for them.
We went here for my wife’s birthday and due to the service we will not be returning.
Enjoyed it a great deal. Just thought it might be a bit expensive.
I’ve been coming here for over 28 years, exceptional service and food is delicious and in abundance. Fun dining experience.
Food and service was great. The chef was great but having compared it to the Las Vegas location there really wasn't anything that spectacular about the cooking portion. The last time I went the chef did all sorts of tricks and had a lot of fun with it. The chef this time did the onion volcano but not really anything else. Since the food can be quite expensive I would expect a little bit more.
With that being said we still had a great time.
New Years Eve Dinner - 31-Dec-2018
Great food and service!
Good food and services, but the prices are insane. Other comparable restaurants charge half the price for the same.
Had a terrific time celebrating my daughter's 16th birthfday. Cooking show was terrific and the food was awesome.
Food was well cooked. Servers were pleasant. Bathroom was clean. Happy with the overall experience.
Our server Connie and our Chef Toto were absolutely astounding. Both were attentive and fun. The food was superb and we got more then expected!
Met some nice ladies from Toronto and a nice couple from Detroit at our cooking table. Our chef was really nice as well!
Excellent experience. Will recomend to friends and family.
Food and service was good. Entertaining but the major drawback is price. Very Expensive.
You go to Benihana for the experience and it's good for a group. The food is good but not great. But at the end of the day, it's very expensive for what you get
The dining experience was good. While we were just 2 people, the table sat 7 and we ended up with 6 people with like interests which made for some discussion around the table. Food prepared right in front of us was hot and fresh but did come all at once or in courses. I did find the meal expensive for what we ordered.
We are used to Japanese Village. They are similar however the sauces are not near as good. As well, and more importantly, the steak and lobster was just, ok. Def not worth the $400 for four people.
Also, expensive parking, if that’s a concern.
Loud exhaust fans - conversation almost impossible.
We were not seated at our own table but had to share - without our consent.
Not offered desert
Not offered tea or coffee.
Would not visit again or recommend.
Steak is certainly not the quality you’d expect based on the price, but shrimps and scallops were delicious. Drinks were not made well (tonic water was flat). Good service. Overall a fun night but overpriced for quality of food. You’re paying for the experience.
I really liked our server and the chef. I liked it more for the experience than the food.
We recently went for my friends 30th and everything was fantastic! Thank you so much Jimmy for making us all feel included and special. And thank you to the rest of the staff who went above and beyond to make sure we made it out on time to get to the Ballet. We'll be back soon!
We were not informed the dinner menu was unavail for our res until arrival. Rescheduled, got lot in nightmare hotel reno and was 10 min late. Seated quickly at own table but table service was complete within 15 min when advised it would take 90 for "the experience" Felt rushed and like we were an inconvenience. Asked for leftovers to be delivered to room as headed out. Food was left on table unrefrigerated. Both of us were violently ill after eating it and when mentioned to Benihana next day were treated very rudely. Very expensive. very disappointed.
It was very hot. The chef wasnt that entertaining. They used to be a lot more lively and involved guests more.
Enjoyed very much. Our 3 yr old granddaughter was quite amazed at the process.
Would highly recommend it !
Very good food, entertains. Place is a bit tired and needs refurbishing. Otherwise great
My children have Celiac Disease & they did a great job of ensuring their meals were gluten free, delicious & fun!
Good overall service and ambience. Food is not worth the price.
Excellent restaurant for meeting and dining with friends.
The food was great but the chef wasn't as interactive as the table beside us. We had a great time because we were having fun not because the staff were entertaining and the pricing was way too expensive for what we got.
AMAZING! try the sake sangria, I would go back for that alone! sushi was excellent! some of the best I've had! only thing is there is not many gluten free options if you don't eat sushi so made it a little hard for us.
Wife and I were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. We are from Hamilton and were in Toronto to see the Musical ..Come From Away ..at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. We were staying at the InterContinentai Hotel. We discussed where we would eat...I suggested Benihanna's as the atmosphere and cooking style is unique. We had not been for at least 10 years.This was a special occasion and Benihanna's is a special place. We we're lucky to get a reservation at the time we needed in order to eat and still make the Theatre. All went well. We had a great time. Both eating and attending the Theatre. Timing was perfect.
Our chef was named ' Lam'...... He started with a big smile ..and said he is called. Lam Chop. We all laughed ..started with fun!
Thanks again to Benihana's for a great time, food etc. Regards Doug and Tina Gray
I took my mom here as a treat for her 100th birthday. The staff went out of their way to make the event special for her. Just about everybody in the restaurant stopped what they were doing to wish her happy birthday. Making the reservation I mentioned mom used to spend time in Hawaii and frequently ate at the Benihana there so she has a lot of fond memories. Her favourite drink is a Mai Tai and the staff had one waiting for her on arrival. They also prepared an amazing birthday cake for her beautifully decorated. I couldn't have been more pleased with the experience and my mom loved it.
Great service, great menu and of course very entertaining. We were very pleased with our visit and can’t wait to go back.
Average teppanyaki experience and really overpriced for the quality of the food and service. Was very disappointed.
Friendly staff as always, the routines could use an update though
The food is WAY too over priced for how mediocre it is. It's really not that good, AT ALL. My date and I both had upset stomachs afterward too. I can't believe how much I paid for this unmemorable meal. The chef we had was not even very entertaining. I think all he did was cook the food other than make the standard onion volcano. I saw chefs at other tables doing all kinds of interesting things. Chairs are uncomfortable. Never again.
We were at Benihana to celebrate my son's 16th birthday. The Teppanyaki table is something that my family loves when we are on vacation and it was a special treat. I do feel that the bill of $500 for 6 people was a little high considering the stir fry rice and vegetables were limited to onions, zucchini and mushrooms which are not high priced items. So it is definitely only something we could only afford to do once or twice.
Meal was fantastic, they were very accommodating to allergies, teppanyaki table is a must. Only downside was the $ but given the location and showmanship it is worth it for a special occasion.