Benihana at Fairmont Royal York

4.4
942 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Japanese
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fun
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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l
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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SW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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OT
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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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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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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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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BA
Edmonton
18 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Valentine’s Day. Loved it

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

I wanted to see more. The only fun part was the onion volcano. It wasn’t worth 200 dollars that’s for sure. I was expecting more.

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F
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great,the Ambience great. Would recommend.

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p
Toronto
65 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

The quality has gone down since last visit... the menu is NOT bilingual. Patrons dress code sadly to loose, expected a different norm at this location... look for a different restaurant if you love Japanese food....

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T
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was incredible and the chef was funny and so entertaining! Overall, this was a dinner date to remember and will most definitely be returning.

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NI
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The teppanyaki is like a show! Real fun!

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

Excellent service, friendly and attentive staff; simply outstanding. Wish more restaurants had staff offering this type of customer service. Very clean restaurant. Food was delicious and was a great experience. Very impressed with the overall experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Toto was an excellent chef and very entertaining. It made for a great evening.

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b
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Fair menu for the winterlicious. Not a lot of options. We felt like we were second best. That's a shame

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was fantastic. I brought a date here and she loved it. The table side service was tremendous.

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PB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The foodwas absolutely delicious! It was a wonderful date night with my husband!

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

Great service but it is slightly overpriced/overrated.

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