Benihana Chelsea

Restaurants, Japanese Chelsea
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Benihana Chelsea
Venue says Get 50% off our lunchtime teppanyaki from Monday to Thursday! Excluding Bank Holidays.

The popularity of this chain - there are two branches in London but more than a hundred around the world - lay in its 'food as theatre' concept. It's teppanyaki dining, which means diners sit around a hot plate (a teppan) where a chef - all flips and tricks with some very sharp knives - creates Japanese stir-fries and staples. Sushi, understandably, comes separately.

Dishes range from edamame, prawn tempura and chicken yakitori appetisers to hibachi teriyaki sirloin steak, miso black cod and the signature 'seafood palace' - lobster, scallops, black cod and salmon. Each of the teppanyaki dishes comes with salad, hibachi vegetables, Japanese onion soup, a prawn appetiser and steamed rice. 

Set lunches, sushi combos and bento boxes prove popular, too.

 

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Benihana Chelsea says
We are a unique Japanese teppanyaki restaurant where chefs entertain customers at their tables with lots of banter, tricks and performance, while cooking the freshest, premium ingredients. In the heart of Piccadilly, enjoy sake cocktails at the lounge before tucking into fresh sushi, bento lunch boxes, succulent lobster and our speciality – beautifully marbled wagyu beef imported from Japan and cooked expertly by the chefs on the hot grill right in front of you. Treat yourself with small luxuries!
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Venue name: Benihana Chelsea
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Address: 77 King's Road
London
SW3 4NX
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tastemaker

Benihana is slightly overrated in my opinion.. The theatrics of having someone slice dice food in front of you on a grill adds to the experience but the food itself didnt blow us away.

I think its a little overpriced for the taste if you're ordering a la carte but they do have a few set menus which won't set you back too far.

Overall I think there are tastier spots out there so I wouldn't rush back here. Its a nice show but thats it in my opinion ..

Ed. T
Tastemaker

Benihana is one of those strange places (for me at least) that I always saw on movies/TV but didn't realise were actually around, and popular. So my first visit here was a bit of a whirlwind tour of what it offers, but overall we left feeling like we'd had a good time and fun night, but if we'd been paying (we weren't on this occasion), whether it was actually worth the amount they charge.


In essence, Benihana offers similar dishes across all of its restaurants and has a very particular retro style that is equally fun, cheesy and old fashioned. An interesting salad of pretty much just lettuce with a tomato was slathered in old school style ginger dressing, and an onion soup packed with flavour and lots of dried onions. 


After starters, then your personal chef for the table joins you, puts on a big show and starts cooking your food. 


So the show itself is great fun! Our chef was friendly, chatty and made some great jokes. The food included vegetables, various meats and fried rice, courses interspersed with our chef juggling, spinning and doing other crazy tricks with his knives etc! 


The food itself is average at best, with better Japanese food available from standard Japanese chains like Wagamamma or Wasabi etc. But you're here for the show at Benihana, and it's a pretty damn impressive one!


For a different night out with food, I'd defo consider Benihana, especially as they often have offers/set menus which considering the show you get, is pretty good value!

tadashi k

After a good review from my friend I decided to visit this Teppanyaki place on Kings road.

Downstairs took us to a whole different world !! Beautiful and spacious restaurant I couldn't imagine from outside and nice cocktails (Lychee Mojito was goood). Personal chef comes to cook right in front of us, talking, making flame onion (I could feel the heat!) Their Wagyu beef was on promotion and affordable price £59 with soup, salad, sushi, fried rice, prawn, and great steak. my cloth smell of food a bit but it's ok.

Special Offers

6 courses: £29

From a set menu.

Offer valid until Jul 31 2017