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About Benihana at Fairmont Royal York

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.

100 Front Street West
Toronto, ON M5J 1E3
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Only:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed

Cross Street:
York Street & Front Street West

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 860-5002

Website:
http://www.fairmont.com/royal-york-toronto/dining/benihanajapanesesteakhouse/

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.

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.

Public Transit:
Benihana is located directly across from Union Station. Easily accessed by TTC Subway or GO Transit.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Benihana at Fairmont Royal York Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (37)
Fun (32)
Good for Birthdays (30)
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Good for Groups (29)
Good for a Date (28)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Authentic (19)
Casual (15)
Business Meals (13)
Romantic (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Healthy (12)
Worth the Drive (10)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Cozy (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Quick Bite (3)
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Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Late-night Find (3)
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Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

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·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·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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 (Toronto)·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·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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 (Toronto)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Birmingham)·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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·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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 (London)·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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Toronto)·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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 (Toronto)·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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 (Toronto)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·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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 (Toronto)·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!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·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.

Tags: People Watching, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great staff and service y
Food was good and plentiful

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Toronto)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·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.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Toronto)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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 (Toronto)·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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 (Toronto)·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 !

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Very fun and entertaining spot since chefs put on a show at the tappan bars. Strangers sit together and socialize, making it s very friendly and enjoyable experience.

Only pitfall is drink pricing. $12.50 for a small bottle of lager.

Good choice for special occasions due to party atnosphere

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The portions was way too much and not explained by our server
Too much waste

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent as always good food, good entertainment, staff friendly and attentive. We have a special needs son , and this is the second time he has eaten at Benihana, staff is very accommodating. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had very high expectations of be Benihana brand, but for the cost, we were sadly disappointed.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food...great atmosphere...would easily go here again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 18, 2018

This is been around for a long time,
Its just ok......
Food is ok but place is dated and needs to be revamped...... its in a supposed great hotel but it doesnt meet my expectations

I would not go again

Tags: Healthy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Long time customers of Benihana, greatly dissapointed by our last visit. This review is not reflective of our server or tepanaki chef. I believe the fault lay in the fact that it seemed centrally chaotic, not sure if there was a shortage on staff, waited very long time for our food and receipt. The tepanaki show is getting a little worn....how about a change in routine. Also the sauces were cold and quality of meat was subbstandard

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our reservation was for 730pm. Our party arrived at 7:20 and was told to wait by the bar for 10 min. Our table was not not ready at 7:40 and I asked the hostess when our table is going to be ready. She said she forgot and would get a table ready for us. We sat down at 8 pm. We were not happy as we had plans for an event after dinner. Our cook was not entertaining at all. We all thought he was quit miserable and seamed like he did not want to be cooking. The other cooks in the room were putting on a good show as we all tend to watch them instead of ours. We were not told that fried rice was an extra charge at all.
For the price we paid plus being sat late. Not a good experience and very disappointed

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We had a groupon for dinner and thought the 25% required tip was ridiculous. Our bill was over $100 ontop of our groupon after drinks and the tip. Not worth the experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Service was almost as great as the food was! Highly recommended, I’ll definitely be back there for dinner.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Organic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The menu was good and salad was great

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Preparations were very entertaining and humorous, but food took centre stage with the quality and how great it tasted. The serving portions were generous, not over spiced and every course (of 6 courses) was equally delicious.
This was truly a unique experience that was fun and exceeded expectations.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic
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