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#337 of 6,790 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown West
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100 Front St. W | Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1E3, Canada (York Street)
+1 416-860-5002
17:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Christina F
Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank PeteC_2010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

1 Thank Olga W
Guelph, Canada
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163 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank J_travelB
Markham, Canada
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Kapers136
London, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

My fiance and I have attended Benihana for our anniversary 2 years in a row. They treat us like GOLD! We were more than pleased after both of our experiences and will continue to make this a tradition. We had made a note on our reservation that it was our anniversary, and they brought us complimentary glasses of champagne, and... More 

Thank canadianforreal
Lewis Center, Ohio
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118 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I just landed, needed a meal and felt like Japanese. Connected to the Fairmont, Benihana had to do the job. I had lower expectations but ended up really liking the food and the service was excellent.

Thank George S
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Great atmosphere, flawless service, amazing food. More than a dinner, it's a show! We had an amazing time.

Thank Lu_Rio
Toronto, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Brought the family to Benihana as we had a Groupon. The kids loved it! It was fairly early on a weeknight so it was not too busy. Our server was very responsive and attentive and the chef was quite entertaining, especially with the onion volcano he created. The salmon sushi appetizer was quite good and the kids enjoyed the ice... More 

Thank Lisa70633
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Great food and show. Servers go over and above! Would highly recommend if you are in the area. I paid a large bill but was worth it.

Thank h_shah88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 22 - US$ 37
Japanese, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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