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Benihana

#324 of 6,818 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown West
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100 Front St. W | Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1E3, Canada (York Street)
+1 416-860-5002
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17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went here for our last night of our honeymoon and we weren't disappointed. We'd never been to a Japanese restaurant before and this was one hell of a way to start!! Loved the fact the chef (Toto, so entertaining!) cooked our food at the table. The whole meal is an experience, and one that must be tried. The staff... More 

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Thank Lou51443
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You need $100 to eat here. Fun to watch meal cooked in front of you. If you are lucky enough to get an entertaining chef even better. Tons to eat. Down side, fried rice is NOT worth $12 each! Up side the cheese cake is fabulous :)

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Thank Dana R
Melbourne, Australia
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87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Formula restaurant with formula service. The food was a bit drab to the taste and the wine by the glass selection was terrible. Nice to watch the chef entertain while cooking your meal. Will probably go elsewhere next time I have a Japanese craving.

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Thank Travellerwithoutname
Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first went to Benihana's in Houston way back in 2002 and have been gushing to my wife and kids about it ever since. To the point that I reckoned if we ever got the chance to visit as a family it would be hard pushed to live up to its star billing, but oh boy, I needn't have worried:... More 

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Thank Richard I I
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I have been going to this location for years - still very good food and good service but they need some fresh decorating to create more atmosphere. It's very dated compared to the other Benihana restaurants. A little rushed -but that is to be expected at this type of restaurant. We took our daughter her with a few friends for... More 

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Thank cjcdngrl
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We were staying at the Fairmont Royal York hotel. Our 10 years old daughter has always been a huge fan of the Benihana chicken fried rice. My husband and I found the teppanyaki there is good but we like trying different restaurants in town. So, we decided to go to another downtown restaurant for the evening before watching a show.... More 

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Thank Christina F
Calgary, Canada
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

It is always a great show when the chef cooks and serves at the table. Just wish it hadn't all happened in one very short hour. Felt rushed and not how I want to feel after a steak and lobster meal for two. I would like a little time to enjoy.

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Thank PeteC_2010
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Me and my bf went for a bday dinner . Food was okay . Great quality and amazing performance at the table . Very entertaining. Good drinks and huge amount of food. Worth try!

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2 Thank Olga W
Guelph, Canada
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162 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

It is a neat dining experience to eat with the chef out front preparing the food right in front of you. We did make reservations, and probably it is best to do so, especially on the weekend. We did not eat any of the sushi here, but it looked good. Probably I'd say that what you actually get to eat... More 

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Thank J_travelB
Markham, Canada
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The food was ok it was the cook that keep it interesting and fun. He was very interactive with the table and gave an excellent cooking show.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$37
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Front St. W | Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1E3, Canada
    (York Street)
  • Public Transportation: Benihana is located directly across from Union Station. Easily accessed by TTC Subway or GO Transit.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-860-5002

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown West

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Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is celebrated by a number of monuments and museums, giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier destination for modern art, people here stroll through the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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