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100 Front St. W | Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1E3, Canada
+1 416-860-5002
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“fried rice” (12 reviews)
“sushi” (17 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
100 Front St. W | Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1E3, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Benihana for Father's Day and were not disappointed. Their attention to details is absolutely remarkable! From the first step we made inside to the last we felt in the center of attention. All of the staff were smiling, friendly, knowledgeable, professional, true ambassadors...More

Thank Antonia S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Having heard so much about Benihana , I finally had the chance to try it at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. The decor and ambience is nice , warm and well lit. We were seated around the teppanyaki counter with another couple and gentleman. The...More

Thank Sivanesan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a late dinner here on a Saturday night. Fun place. They do the table side knife show and food prep. The Benihana martini was so tasty. It is the typical Japanese tableside menu. Soup, salad, rice, a sushi were all included then you choose...More

Thank Travelchatgirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous service. Great entertainment as well. Unfortunately it really lacks that " I want to come back" feeling! This was our second visit. Benihana would greatly benefit from a make over.

Thank canadamaus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Lou51443
Reviewed 5 weeks 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...More

Thank Dana R
Reviewed 15 May 2017 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.

Thank Travellerwithoutname
Reviewed 30 April 2017

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...More

Thank Richard I I
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...More

Thank cjcdngrl
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,...More

Thank Christina F
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
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Nicole S
Is there a children's menu? I'm thinking about taking my very well-behaved 4-year-old for a special dinner.
27 January 2015|
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Response from FairmontRoyalYork | Property representative |
Dear drivergal, We are pleased to offer a Chidlren’s Teppanyaki menu available to guests who are 12 years and under. Children can choose from chicken $13.00, steak $14.50 or shrimp $15.50 the price includes onion soup... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$38
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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