Benihana at Fairmont Royal York

4.4
837 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
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 Monday through Friday for Poke and Donburi bowls, as well as share plates, and Signature Sake Cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of Operation
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Dinner:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed
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Phone number
(416) 860-5002
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Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross Street
York Street & Front Street West
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Parking Details
Valet parking is available at a fee.
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Public Transit
Benihana is located directly across from Union Station. Easily accessed by TTC Subway or GO Transit.
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Entertainment
At the heart of the Benihana experience is the teppanyaki table, around which guests gather and enjoy a meal expertly prepared and cooked to perfection on a steel grill, right before their eyes — by a chef who is as much entertainer as culinary master.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 837 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

It was okay . I’ve been to Benihana before and others like it . I thought it was pricier than made sense for the experience this time. I felt like we were on a conveyer belt. Wish we had selected a different restaurant for our only dinner in Toronto .

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Service is exceptional. Teppanyaki cooking was entertaining.

Soup tasted like all they added was chicken bullion. Appetizers and main was ok. It was catered towards Canadians. It was bland.

Dessert was to die for. Lychee ice cream was really good. The chocolate flourless cake was complimentary and was the best part.

I would not go back the 2nd time but glad I tried for the 1st time.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

A great evening for a special family occasion. I do wish there was a little more of a “show” but overall our party still had a good time.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Pricey and you feel a bit rushed through the whole experience but the food was good and it is a novel eating experience

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3.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Nice touch with birthday desert.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Wonderful showmanship from Chef Jerry. Amazing food. Respect for allergies taken seriously.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

It was amazing!!! I have nothing to complain about.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

I enjoyed the dinner very much. It was a fun time. The chef was very enthusiastic and the waitress very certious at all times. It was a treat for me and my best friend. We are going to come back around Christmas time.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Great Place with Great Dinner! Best tepaniaki in Toronto

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Our food was good. But both the servers were very rude. They seemed annoyed with any question we asked. He also put left overs from to separate plates in one box and covered it with sauce so it was not eatable. This was very disappointing.

We have been multiple times over the years and were very sad to see the horrible service this time

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

What a fun dinner experience! The chef was engaged and entertaining. The beverage server was very pleasant and accommodating. Lastly, the food was excellent. I’m a returning customer and every first time friends/family I bring there is very happy with this restaurant.

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2.0Dined on July 24, 2018

The service was very slow, we waited 1 hour for a chef...

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

I took my 10 year old out for my birthday dinner to Benihana. The restaurant is spotless. The food was excellent. We enjoyed eating with chop sticks. We were only there a few days ago and my child wants to go back. Our chef was excellent - he was entertaining and performed for us. The other couples at our table were great. We got a huge amount of food for the price. We highly recommend Benihana and will be back again.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Our chef, Edwin, was fantastic! He was really engaged and entertaining. Made every one of us felt appreciated and made us laughed and had a great time.

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2.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The soup was good.

This type of dinner is supposed to be entertaining as well as unique, maybe even exotic. The chef put on an absolute minimalist show. Actually rather boring. The food was prepared with way too much onion for my palate (saving costs?). Not much variety in the fried rice. I found the whole meal (shrimp, lobster tail, fried rice, steak with stir fried vegetables)rather bland.

Didn’t bother trying a dessert as I didn’t want to be disappointed further.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

The atmosphere in the cooking area was very exciting and entertaining. All the staff were efficient and quick. I made friends with some of the other guests too, who like me, had been to other locations.
I will be visiting Benihana's again for sure!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

the chef was great fun skillful entertaining the food was delicious fresh piping hot different delightful. the service was on point all night. awesome!!!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Been going to Benihana’s for years and it never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Outstanding service, exceptional show provided by the chef and great food. I highly recommend this gem. This is the second time I’ve brought a date and have not been disappointed.

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2.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Had reservations for 8 pm, arrived at 745 and told to have a seat at the bar until the table is ready. Ordered a beer, tap was broken so the glass was 90% foam. Waited an hour to be seated at our table. Once seated it took another hour for the server to come take our orders. The attendant at the table made it very obvious he did not want to be there. We were rushed out once the food actually got there. Terrible experience and would not go back

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

The food wasnt anything special. Our cook at the table did very little to excite us or tricks as most of the chefs do.

The food was ok, but not worth $150.

Overall the experience was ok, but definitely not worth the price in my opinion.

I will not be returning.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Nice service! Like the “volcano” part! Chef Edwin is amazing. Definitely recommend it and will come back. It’s a bit pricey but it worth it!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

I ate so much I'm gonna explode and it's the best.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Delicious and flavourful food. The staff was very friendly and talented. Would go back for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Excellent and attentive service. Our chef (Sam) was amazing. Food quality excellent. loved it as did my wife, son and 2 grandchildren. Looking forward to coming again.

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1.0Dined on June 27, 2018

We were ridiculously rushed through our courses and then had to wait for desser and our bill. The chef didn't even try to be interesting. Vegetables were overcooked.

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2.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Overall it is not bad but I would not go back. First off, we went for the $45/person special (45th Anniversary - special price for the entire month of June) and only found out at the table that the special did not apply to weekends. This exception was not mentioned in the online ad. So it ended up costing us about double the special price per head. Secondly, compare to other teppanyaki places, Benihana is really nothing special (except for the premium downtown location and high price). Decor is average. Food is ok. The "show" was average. Don't get me wrong. It is not "bad" but I have had better teppanyakis at a more moderate price. I guess you'd have to pay for the brand name and location at Beni. Lastly, the wait. We reserved a table and arrived early. We had to wait for our table which I had no problems with. But then we saw MANY empty tables and they would not seat us until 15 mins PASSED our reservation time. Somehow something was not coordinated there. So all in all, a 2-star from me.

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3.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Food was good. Orders were mixed up. Hair in rice bowl. Was not compensated until after I complained. Was not given detailed bill. But very enjoyable still. Would recommend.

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4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Fantastic experience. We will definitely be returning.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

As indicated in the check list above, excellent in every category. we were totally impressed with the quality of service and quantity of food!!!

They added the gratuity automatically (15%) and it was certainly worth it!!!

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Hostess greeting was excellent. We ordered cocktails at the bar and later moved to our ‘station’. It would have been helpful to have had someone explain how the food service worked. The waitress who prepared everything at the table and delivered our soup and salads was very surly and unfriendly. She literally just did what she had to do, working around us. Our chef was most entertaining and the food was absolutely delicious.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Another great meal at Benihana. Some of the dishes were a bit saltier than I remembered from past visits in the last year but still large portions of yummy food with the entertainment of your chef lighting the table on fire.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Amazing food every time! Probably the best Teppanyaki in Toronto.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

For son’s birthday

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

A wonderfully entertaining evening! Good food prepared by a talented chef. Great service!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Awesome evening, the service was very attentive, the food outstanding and made the entire evening special!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Not our first time at the Benihana and will not be our last. A lik on the expensive side. For us it is a once in a while date night!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

It’s was beautiful great staff great chefs food was amazing and they were patient with us vegetarian options were amazing as well

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Convenient - nice staff- family enjoyed- honored special needs

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I have been taking my daughter there for 31 years, her pick and she keeps picking BenniHana

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