Very enjoyable family get
Very enjoyable family get together, our chef was friendly and humorous and the food was fantastic as always. We have never had a bad experience at this restaurant.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good food Very quiet
Very good food
Very quiet on that day, though, almost empty
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good fun and fod at Benihana
Wonderful Japanese food perpared by entertaining and skilled chefs and served by personal and friendly and very efficient waut staff,
A little pricey, but worth the cost.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The delicious food prepared
The delicious food prepared by the world famous Beni Hana chefs is not for the faint of heart or those on a diet. Each serving from appetizer to dessert is rich, succulent and perfectly executed. The service is something the industry should take not of as the staff is always welcoming and accomodating no matter the time or crowd. If you have children and would like to take them to an upscale restaurant where they are catered to and welcomed without worry, go to Beni Hana Royal York.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Server was very interactive
Server was very interactive and was fun far all celebrating a 50th birthday. Pricey but food was very good
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
was very good, except that
was very good, except that the soup was not served hot.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and show. Dishonest
Great food and show. Dishonest waitress however, asked for help with confusing menur and she caused us to order way more than wat was necessary
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was delicious. Waitresses
Food was delicious. Waitresses were very good. Chef could've interacted more with the group. Tried to get him talking a couple of times but just got one word answers. Other tables appeared to have more animated chefs.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good experience but very
Very good experience but very pricey compared to the ones I've been in the United States.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Jo's 50th Birthday
My first time at Benihanas was a delightful culinary experience which I will surely remember for a long time. The chef ( Sam ) was very talented and entertaining. He had us all laughing and amazed by his juggling and cooking skills.. The food was to die for. I even tried several menu items that I've never tasted before and loved them. Limo ride there and back was just icing on the (Birthday) cake. We will be back with friends for sure.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Meeting old classmates
My husband and I had dinner at Benihana at the Royal York. We chose to sit at one of the cooking tables and were sat with another party of 5 - two moms and their kids. Very soon we started conversation and found out that I grew up in the same town and went to the same elementary school and highschool with the two other women. The rest of the evening was spent reminiscing about former classmates and teachers. Delightful.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
As Aways, AMAZING!
We would like to thank each and every person at BeniHana for their exceptional warmth, care, service, generosity. Every time we visit we are given the warmest welcome. It is always consistent and we can't think of one complaint! Everyone takes special care of our nine year old daughter and makes her feel special and we know it is genuine. Sam the chef never ceases to surprise us with little variations and the food is above and beyond delicious and we never get bored. Thank you for always giving us a great experience!!!!!!! See you soon!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took my girlfriend there for her 26th birthday. It was an early dinner, around 6:00 on a Thursday, so we had the restaurant to ourselves when we arrived. But it filled up fast.
Food was good. Chef Michael was very entertaining. Bill was about $160 for with drinks.
Good night all around.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
When I was younger (some 30 year ago) Benihana's was a place my family visited almost monthly. My husband and his son had never been, so as a nice surprise I took them for my husband's birthday.
We all had a great time, the food was superb, and although we had a lot to eat we didn't feel over stuffed (the meal is served slowly by courses which helped). We felt at ease and totally unrushed.
The show wasn't as "big" as it used to be, but that's ok cause my fella's probably wouldn't have made much noise anyway.
They gave us a copy of the menu for my scrapbook, which was greatly appreciated.
Just like previously, I truly enjoyed the entire experience and hope to visit again soon.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always have a fantastic time
Sam!!! Sam is by far the best chef they have, we always ask for him. He is friendly, funny, an excellent chef and you can see it is a passion for him. Food so tasty, fresh and Large portions. It is a must, very entertaining great place to take your friends.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to celebrate a birthday, it as a great experience. The atmosphere was fun, and the food delicious - bring your appetite!! That being said it is a place that I would only go to for special occasions as it it expensive.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun time for dinner!
It was a fun time with the very talented chef making incredible Japanese food right before your eyes! A must return on our second visit to Toronto.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great first time experience
The lobster, filet mignon and the red wine we had were all delicious!
The service and the chef were great!
I have already started recommending this restaurant to friends and family.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good and the cook was fantastic!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Benihana's Stepped Up Their Game
We grew up a a family using Japanese Village (JV) in Edmonton as our Special Occasion "go-to" place. Moving to TO, Benihana was looked at, used and, compared to JV, never quite making the grade, even excluding a 33% price difference (higher) than
That's changed. Everything from service, to food quality and quantity, and the ever important sauces has brought Benihana on par with JV. As it's in Toronto and the Royal York Hotel, you simply have accept its prices, so we reserve it for a special occasion, like 30th B'Days and such.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a special dining experience for us as we celebrated our twin sons' birthdays. They loved the entertaining style of the food preparation and could tell the food they were eating was very fresh. The amount of food was abundant and you definitely do not go hungry. The staff was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed at all times. Was not particularly happy with the overall cost of the meal - very expensive. That would be the only reason we will would choose not to dine there again. If money is no object, I would suggest that people dine there over and over again. Excellent food and staff!!!
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
great time at Benihana
We went for my boyfriends birthday and we both had a great time! We started by sharing the "special" drink for 2 (and you get to keep the gigantic glass as a souvenier - very cool) which was a delicious cocktail with tequila and grapefruit. The chef's put on a little show as they make your dinner right in front of you. We both had the filet mignon which was melt in your mouth amazing.
This place would be great with a group, as we sat with other people but you'd have the whole table to yourselves with a party of 8. I definitely recommend Benihana. We will go again.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
...excellent destination for a celebration dinner...can invite friends...tables for 8...or just go as a couple...food is excellent...prepared fresh...always hot when served...entertaining moves by the chef...very accommodating service...love this place...using valet parking makes it very accessible in a busy city with construction currently in progress
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The foods and services were excellence, my wife and I love it. The price a lit bit high but we got the discount fron Wagjag. We will come back again for sure..
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my daughter for her 12th birthday. they made her day absolutely perfect. everyone and everything was perfect. couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience! will definitely be back soon!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent. Highest
The food was excellent. Highest quality. Well prepared. Met our expectations. This restaurant has been a steadfast quality location since its inception.
Our chef was well experienced and entertaining. Service by support staff was prompt and efficient.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very expensive for us blue collar people. After making reservation it's hard to get back into reservation to amend. It says the e-mail already exists and won't allow you access.
The food was excellent, the chef not so entertaining.
The construction around the Royal York was horrible.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff was amazingly attentive... Wonderful experience!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone had a great attitude, very please with the evening. Made our special occasion all that more special! Our chef Sam was wonderful, food was excellent. Definitely will be returning soon!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner! The show of our chef was the best ever! Good food and very welcome environment
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experiewnce.
Great dining experiewnce. It was fun and well serviced. There were traffic issues surrounding the hotel, but we knew ahead of time and the valet parking worked very well ... and was free .. except for tip. It is a little pricey but we had a travelzoo voucher which made the experience that much richer. Certainly would come back.
8/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fantastic service and superb food!
We have been to this restaurant before and knew that we absolutely had to choose this restaurant to celebrate my husband's sister and her new husbands wedding vows. We wanted to take them somewhere special and memorable. Benihana's is both of those things. The experience is amazing beginning with a delicious soup, followed by a stellar salad with the most unique dressing, right up to the main course with fried rice, vegetables and your choice of meats cooked up right in front of you with an experienced, charismatic chef. And the sauces with the main course are fabulous as well. Dessert to finish (green tea ice cream is my choice), and you are sure to be in love. They have an amazing drink menu but you must be sure to try the sake! Worth it!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a lovely dinner overall.
It was a lovely dinner overall. We were celebrating our anniversary. The food was very good, however part of Benihana is the "experience" that part was missing. The chef didn't do any of the characteristic things that they are known for. He basically cooked our food and left. The service and food were very good. It's not a cheap experience so if it had been our first visit ... not sure I would return.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took friends here for a birthday dinner - lots of fun and food was delicious!
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
The wine served was not worth the price. It was a Cabernet Sav. At $48.00 it wasn't great.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
interactive but confusing
We enjoyed our dinner but thank goodness for the repeat customers who sat at our table. We followed their lead with ordering and patiently waited to see how and when to eat.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good service, chefs are fun and personable. Would return.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hospilaity Served Up Perfect
This restaurant is all over the world, and has been at the well-known Royal York hotel since the '70s and now I know why.
Having experienced this restaurant for the first time for my bday...I was pleasantly surprised. After a tough evening battling traffic and as a result being over 1hr late for our reservation, they offered me a complimentary drink from their drink menu.
We then headed to our chef's table and the chef was not only really friendly but he put n the most wicked knife show.
Usually I'll skip the not so great soup and salad BUT in the case it was fantastic! The soup had the right balance of salt and salad had he best asian dressing I've ever tasted.
The seafood, vegetables and steak was all grilled to perfection.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent, dessert was great. I had the strip loin and lobster tail combination and my date had the teriyaki chicken. We had a couple of drinks and a bottle of wine. The bill was $220 before tip, probably a bit pricey but it was certainly worth it just for the experience. We had 4 other people at our table that enjoyed the experience as much as we did. We will definitely be going back!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Filet Ever!
We have been to Benihana's in the Fairmont Royal York twice now and both times the food was outstanding! We ordered chicken and filet, because we didn't think the filet could be as excellent as it was on our last trip here. However, we were pleasantly surprised - it was even better. Melted in our mouth good! This is by far the BEST Benihana ever - Michael, our chef, has been there 19 years (most have been there longer) and he was a joy! Very entertaining and informative. We were the only two at our table (early dinner) so it was very quiet and romantic also. Loved that they serve bean sprouts (most Japanese restaurants don't anymore). The tempura vegetables we ordered for an appetizer were excellent also. We will be back again!!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great dining experience here last Saturday night. Our waitress was great, the chef at our Teppenyaki was amusing and very friendly. Lots of entertainment. Great experience from start to finish
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I just love this restaurant. The service, ambience and food is fantastic. I find the bar prices a little extreme, but it would not stop me from going back.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went for my birthday dinner on a Friday night, and it was not too packed! I was seated comfortably at a 6 person table, the server was friendly, and the chef was great. There weren't that many tricks that were performed, and the food was a tad to buttery but overall, it was a great experience.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner and a Show
Eight people sitting around a table with a Japanese chef at the centre delighting us with culinary feats, that's what Benihana is all about. Toto, our chef, sliced, steamed, grilled and tossed all eight meals at once, a feast for the eyes as much as for our taste buds. This was truly "dinner and a show." It was fun and fabulous.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The dinner was wonderful.
The dinner was wonderful. The waitress we had was outstanding. She gave us the best service I have had in a
very long time
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brithday well spent
I made reservations for a late table at 9:30, so it wasn't very busy. The staff were still amazing, even though it was close to closing time, they didn't rush us. In fact we had a whole table to ourselves. Chef Michael was entertaining and went out of his way to make my bf feel special (it was his birthday).
The food was delicious and fresh. Quantities were decent.
I had heard good reviews about the restaurant and it definitely lived up to the remarks. I will be back, hopefully soon.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
From our welcome by Christina
From our welcome by Christina to our hostess Connie and our chef Ken this was a fantastic evening and meal. We have been to the Benihana at the Royal York many times over the last 20 some years and always it is a super meal and a fantastic atmosphere.
Truly, a top restaurant in Toronto.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent, friendly service
Very tasty food
Average chef show
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun dining experience
Great girls night out! Fun experience with great food. great vegetarian meal, very filling.
We will definitely be back. We had a wag jag and it was an amazing deal!!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good deal but only b/c of wagjag
The meal was delicious. Could have been more entertaining. Thought it would have been.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM