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Benihana at Fairmont Royal York

4.2
764 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Japanese
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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 well trained, experienced staff create an authentic Japanese ambiance. The combination of these aspects results in a unique experience for guests of all ages.

NEW Sushi and Sake Lounge! Inspired by the culture of Japan; reinvented with contemporary design and a world-class menu. Join us on the Avenues level and enjoy premium sake and expertly crafted sushi!

Reduced Valet Parking rates of $25.00 for up to 3 hours upon presentation of a voucher at the restaurant. Valid ONLY during dinner time. Not applicable to overnight hotel guests.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of operation
Dinner Only:
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
Reduced Valet Parking rates of $25.00 for up to 3 hours upon presentation of a voucher at the restaurant. Valid ONLY during dinner time. Not applicable to overnight hotel guests.
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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, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 764 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.6
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

It was great. The food was buttery delicious, and I liked how they offered the onion soup in addition to miso!

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NeilK 
2.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

it was ok, they sent wrong order to table, but was good food still

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PatriciaK 
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We had been here a few times before and it was nicer. This time the waiter slammed dishes on the table and was not very friendly. The new fried rice combo they pushed was mushy and not a good flavour. I ordered steamed rice and it came late in the meal. It seems they were trying to avoid giving customers the steamed rice. Our orders were mixed up with our benefit even though I told the chef. One of our party was given a more expensive cut of steak and the man who ordered it did not seem to notice he was given the less expensive cut. I don't think we will go there again even though it was convenient when we stay at the Royal York.

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JJII 
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

First I thought the chef is OK. But when I saw the chef on the table next to us. Why? Did we order the same thing?Did we pay the same thing? The chef on the next table explains everything and the cooking show is very good. But we need to guess what is that ingredient?

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BriannaB (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food show was done nicely by chef. I found the teriyaki chicken a little underdone & he had already served it so too late for change .Also very small portion of shrimp in the “Benihana delight”. Overall my dinner came with the BEST fried rice I’ve ever had. This restaurant is a little too pricey for what you get & it’s quality but is worth to try for your own judgement. My overall experience was great though, I would come again to try something new!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I’ve been to at least 22 different Benihana’s around the world, the food was fantastic as usual for beni’s, but when we got the bill it was WAY more expensive than any other Benihana, prices were literally doubled because it’s in a hotel.

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NicoleC (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent service, great evening out with my teenage kids. The service was impeccable. We’ll definitely be back.

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BrianS 
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was good. Unfortunately, our chef was just going through the motions. Part of the experience should be the entertainment provided by the chef. This was not the case in our situation.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Our food was more than an hour late, when it came to the table was the wrong order so we had to send it back, the food finally came but we were so rushed not to miss our plan that we had to eat really fast and leave, didn’t enjoy it at all unfortunately. They were nice enough to give us a discount.

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AlphansoB (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

The food was good. The chef was entertaining. I would recommend this restaurant for dining with a group of six to eight people.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was pretty good. The chef was very good at entertaining us. However, when the server started to take our dishes and cleaned up the table, it wasn’t a good sight. He put all the food waste together and even pushed down the rice with his hands.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Fun atmosphere with the chefs doing tapanaki at your table. Restaurant is very accommodating with great service and the food is excellent. As there are multiple courses make sure you plan for a couple of hours to not be rushed.

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JenniferH (Birmingham)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Just ok not worth the long trek downtown for mediocre tepanyaki. Had better at all inclusive resorts down south no show at all. Over salted. Restaurant way too hot. Service poor and sloppy, bartender rude, told my husband to return to his table when he tried to ask a question. Not authentic Japanese at all. The salmon nigiri was good though. Won’t be back.

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RobO (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

You will have a lot of fun. The service is great and the food is above par.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was good but the food is over priced. The steak in winterlicious using good quality of meat, but the spice need to be improved.

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ChraZ (London)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

the experience depends on which chef u got, I noticed that some chef are funny and the others are just quiet.

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AbhiV (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was extremely disappointing. Tuna sashimi was basically frozen and my steak was cooked medium well instead of medium rare which is what i specified. The green tea ice cream was the same as you would get at an all you can eat sushi place. Even with Winterlicious prices I felt like I wasted my money. Service was good. That was the only redeeming factor. Will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

食品fine 环境偏老旧 重点是现场铁板烧

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

The waitress was fine, No concerns. Our chief however wasn't very friendly . He even asked us not to take pictures and dropped his spatulas multiple times during the beginning.. I mean isn't the whole purpose of the restaurant is a show? The chief on the next time was amazing, I wish we had him. He repeated the fire trick multiple times and was playing music with him spatulas.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

We went for winterlious. Our starters were not very good especially the salad as it was very sour and very tomatory. The onion soup was really good. The tea was free so i liked that. The service was good for what we paid for but not the best as we were looking for more of a show. It only lasted 20 minutes tops. The dipping sauce was not good at all. I rather have the garlic powder as dipping sauce than what they served. Overall, i finished the food and so did my friend. No left overs saddly. :(

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Alleycat (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

This was a Winterlicious event, it was very entertaining to have the chef cook in front of us, would definately go back!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

INCREDIBLE experience and the manager was extremely accommodating. We brought our children and family (kids were under 8) and they not only made room, but we’re so understanding. Excellent food and showmanship was unparalleled to other cuisine experiences. Definitely recommended for any night of the week.

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JurgenS (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Great staff and service y
Food was good and plentiful

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nika (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

It was a great restaurant with high quality food dining experience. I had a lot of fun watching my food being made. The drinks were amazing as well. Overall a great experience.

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bellamuffin (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything was above expectation starting with the seating that was just on-time for our 7:30pm dinner reservation; the service that was outstanding, very attentive, fast, efficient, knowledgeable. We chose Winterlicious menu, I chose the chicken and my husband the steak, both were large portions of deliciously cooked meat and veggies, appetizers were also very good. Some restaurants skimp on the Winterlicious menus, not this one! We have been there many times before and we always loved the restaurant but they were even better this time. Can't wait to go back.

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JLouvre (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

This is my first time to visit Benihana and we have friends coming over from overseas. I have high expectation on the menu but the steak is a bit chewy even though i ordered medium rare but the performance of teppanyaki is impressive.
I have been to quite a few winterlicious experience but this time the services give me a feeling of rushing you to order and finish the dinner.
The space is tight and it's almost back to back to the guest behind me. My jacket and scarf always drop on the floor.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Went for Winterlicious and it was amazing. Staff were incredibly friendly and funny, full on service, food was filling and excellent. Very accommodating with individuals with allergies.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Our server and chef were great. Very friendly and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We went this place for winterlicious course meal, and it’s our first time visiting this place. The overall experience for us is terrible.
The appetizer and desserts taste cheap and cold, not as we expected. The main course we ordered is steak, the meat itself is good, but the cook over-cooked it, which made the meat very salty and a little tough to chew.
The attitude of the servers are good, but they kept asking if we were finished our dishes, which is kinda annoying. We expected to have a comfortable dinner, not a rush one.

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Donald (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

After 2 visits, I had no choice to bring my friends and show them how Benihana is an amazing place to eat. We really enjoyed our night. The cook was very funny, as usual, and the food was perfect. Thanks for everything !

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