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Benihana at Fairmont Royal York

763 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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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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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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.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 763 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

3.0  Dined 5 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.

2.0  Dined 7 days ago

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?

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.