Benihana at Fairmont Royal York

4.4
859 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Japanese
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 12 noon - 10:00 pm
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

Special Offers

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Create New Year's memories with an unforgettable teppanyaki-style experience right at your table! This is a ticketed event.
Reservations: 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
$125 per adult, $65 per child, not including tax and gratuity.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 859 People Are Saying
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JG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

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.

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RF
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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LT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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JA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We celebrated my Son’s birthday and it was great! We visited a Benihana in Miami Beach many times and decided to check this location out. Our chef Edwin was superb and fun loving on every level! A bit pricey but worth it. So important to have an awesome chef that interacts with their guests. Edwin nailed it! Can’t wait to go back! Jen our server was fab as well.

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SD
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always a must when in Toronto’s downtown. Great food and a great show!

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KP
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

A bit on the expensive side great service the restaurant is showing its age

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Terrible service; terrible food ...didnt even be ranked by OpenTable... terrible experience....I would reccomend for any kind of situation...

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k
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our second time, and just like the first, very happy with everything! the chef takes his time to have a conversation with you ,Great experience

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CM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was a great evening. They chef jerry was the best! Made my birthday a very memorable night. It was amazing how he wrote upside and backwards happy birthday and my name on the cook top! David our server was very friendly and helped us get the Kama that was off the menu. Mahalo for the great service!

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T
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service. Our waitress was fantastic in acknowledging our special occasion. The staff went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our experience. The food was well made with great flavour. Really enjoyed this meal and will definitely be back!

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WT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food. The chef was friendly and skilled. The server was helpful and made efforts to anticipate needs. Specific questions about dietary preferences and restrictions were asked without judgement, but in the interests of clarity and food safety. A pleasant dinner with LOTS of food - you'll not walk away hungry :)

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JS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience loved the food and service would go again.

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A epic amazing time! Edward our chef was exceptional & our new friends we made there made it so worthwhile!! Thank you!

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KA
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and lots of laughs with the chef! I would recommend Benihana's for a special occasion or just for a fun night out. Family friendly witch is a plus for me. The service was amazing, polite and very observant. The chef was very entertaining witch eased the mood and made everyone laugh and have fun since your dinning with others that you dont know. Love Love Love! Looking forward to our next visit.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Service was amazing and the food made it worth the price!

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CP
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Sure it is pricey but this is a treat and you are not just paying for dinner, its "dinner and a show", except the show is the dinner prep itself. Always fun and my kids love it. Was slightly disappointed they didn't have our table ready when we arrived despite a reservation, but the wait was less than 10 minutes and knowing the logistics involved with a high volume place like this short delays are not unexpected.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome meal and service! Keep up the great work!! Looking forward to my next visit.

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EW
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Quite enjoyable, fun. Good way to meet people.
The food could have been more tasty..
Thanks,
Eileen

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NS
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing night, despite the bad weather and the heat!

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RC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

FINALLY ... now available in Canada !!

Great food and atmosphere and presentation.

Awesome wonderful experience ... again !!

DEFINITELY will be coming back !!!!! :)

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P
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Bello! La pasamos muy bien en compañía de la familia y un amigo muy lioso...

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s
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Benihana was nice and spacious. The staff were rushed, but friendly. However, while the food served at the teppanyaki station was good, the chef did not perform or show off most of the techniques you hear about at this style of restaurant (only a flaming onion volcano was done). Pretty disappointing on that end.

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R
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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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D
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

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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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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LP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

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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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Nice touch with birthday desert.

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TG
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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EB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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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L
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Place with Great Dinner! Best tepaniaki in Toronto

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

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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MM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

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

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CR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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JP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

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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PF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

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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FT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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DC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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CU
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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