Benihana Chelsea

4.3
2415 reviews
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Japanese
An always popular restaurant on the style-forward Kings Road in London’s Chelsea, Benihana offers an exciting take on Japanese dining. A concept originated way back in the 1960s over in the Big Apple, Benihana brings together food and performance, pioneering ‘eatertainment’. Ideal for families, Benihana is sleek and stylish with a modern interior, but chances are you won’t be paying much attention to your surroundings – most diners are too busy being charmed by the tableside teppan-yaki cookery which sees the chefs create real drama before your very eyes. In addition to the delicious personally created dishes cooked and served at your table, Benihana also offers eat in and lunchtime take away sushi.
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DS
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoyable and reliable. This visit was slightly disappointing as the hibachi rice was too mushy meaning the rice used was warm when it should be cold. Also the dinner menu is quite expensive for what it is. Would I go back though? Yes, absolutely as we really enjoy it.

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JC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Over priced for the terrible service. Under staffed and no real ambiance. No music. Miserable chefs. I can see this chain turning into a Harvester type restaurant as it only attracts a certain demographic and has completely lost it's class and charm. So sad. Food is still decent but not worth the price they want for it. Service charge is shocking!

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The show was lovely and the food was nice. I would definitely recommend to a friend. I will also revisit

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day.

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FK
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Too hot and smelly inside the restaurant. It felt like there was no aircondition at all. Our hair and clothes smelly from the food.

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C
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We have been here a few times and it is always a winner with my teenage boys and my husband. The food is very good and the chefs are always amusing and make an effort. It was quite noisy as it was 8pm on a Saturday night so there were a lots of children's birthday parties. That aside, they soon left and we had a very enjoyable even with delicious food.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, great atmosphere, great cake, great chef. Would recommend

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P
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Faultless experience upon arrival- being greeted, handing coats to cloakroom, taken to waiting area for a few minutes as table is prepped and private table experience. Great selection of food, great service from Chef and restaurant team.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Family day

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NB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Very poor ventilation- strong smell of fried oil on clothes for 24 hours

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Thank you for an awesome experience . It was a Birthday celebration and even though his name was forgotten on the birthday board, he still had an awesome time.

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AC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great for kids and families, would not go for a romantic evening. A little overpriced

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C
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I prefer the one close to picadilly than the one in south ken...because it s less touristic and more comfortable

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MB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to celebrate birthdays! Engaging fun chef, interaction with other restaurant goers, great food and excellent service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff where very friendly, our cook was funny and welcoming and made us feel comfortable, really enjoyed our evening

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JP
London
18 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice place. Always delivers. Kids love it. Expensive though. But it is a show!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food . Very good service . Will come again

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s
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We arranged a birthday dinner for my son.
Specifically stated on booking that it was a birthday occasion.
Food was decent, but much smaller portions than their global restaurants.
Normally benihana has a birthday celebration.
These people didn't, just bought the bill. I asked the hostess on the way out.... She shrugged her shoulders, after confirming that it was on the booking; said she would speak to the waiter.... On our way out, after I paid the bill.
Pathetic service for a high price.
I would have gladly paid extra.....
Son was dissapointed... We've done this in USA and Canada many times over the years on birthdays.
Never again.

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AU
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

After hearing so much about this place It was such a dissapointment.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, very enjoyable. Would go again

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VK
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love eating here! Had to share my enjoyment with the rest of my family.

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AW
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

I found it a little underwhelming. We went for lunch and were the only people in there so it was a bit awkward having a chef to ourselves. Food was ok but nothing special.

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DO
London
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It was ok. There is a lack of enthusiasm with the eating staff. Chef was very good. Staff need to cheer up - they’re in a service business.

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CC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The food was okay. I have been to other Hibachi restaurants and they were much more interactive which livened up the atmosphere for everyone. Our chef cooked for about 5 minutes, made a few jokes, dropped two eggs and then left. We were celebrating a friend visiting from California and it put a bit of a damper on the evening as it wasn't what we were expecting at all.

Unfortunately, I would not recommend.

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DG
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambience, the service was great and the food was good. It’s definitely an experience for the whole family. Quite pricey but worth going for a special occasion.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

The staff are very rude and unwelcoming. They are not accommodating at all.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was really good food and amazing customer service ,really nice people, chef was so funny and crazy

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovley would go everytime staff where excellent

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M
Surrey
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great place to entertain friends and family, especially teens. Mine loved it and the food was well cooked, fresh and tasty. Not fine cuisine but cooked by the impressive and engaging chefs, right in front of you , made it special and an evening to remember. Fantastic cocktails as well! The decor is pretty basic, could do with updating for a more upmarket / cool feel.

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OV
London
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to be, lovely ambience. Drinks were great, food was good and obviously great experience having the chef cook it up right in front of you in style

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BB
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing meal with my family for my dads 60th, couldn’t have been better! Thanks for great entertainment and great food

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Errol was a very good Chef and funny

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AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic place for a celebration- we loved the banter from our chef and the food was excellent!

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OS
London
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first birthday in London and I really enjoyed and our chef Cesar is really nice guy. Concept is very good and i will come again. :)

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D
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Your chief need to look on internet the real Japanese food and service. Clean when they are cooking. The ground and the tapanjaki table was dirty. The service girl was forgotten a lot of thinks. 3 on the 5 win bottles were not available. Not acceptable. Or neighbor tels us, that several years ago = much more better.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a birthday food fantastic service excellent

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MP
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined in Benihana Kings Road before. It was my sons 13th Birthday (and there were many others celebrating their special day there too) and the Benihana staff made the day special. Our chef Marvin was just lovely and the food he cooked was soo good! Ivy our waitress was very friendly and always made sure we were ok. All in all a lovely evening out. Great tasting food and excellent service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food is average and good for family hang out but its really noisy.

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S
London
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Benihana doesn’t disappoint. Had a lovely birthday celebration there. Will be back again.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff and atmosphere was amazing! The surprise happy birthday singing at the end was a cherry on top. Our chef, Cesar, was perfect! Definitely recommend it.

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