Chopsticks are useful for holding up hair, attempting to gather noodles and recreating the sound of stomping flamingos. Fluff up your culinary feathers with today's Groupon: £34 instead of £70 for a seven course set Japanese teppanyaki meal for two at Benihana.
Breaking out onto the New York gastro scene in 1964, the Japanese concept dining experience that is Benihana exposed diners to a wholly different restaurant practice. At Benihana, the kitchen is redundant, as chefs prepare and cook at the 'hibachi grill' at each diner's table. Now with two central locations in Piccadilly and Chelsea, Benihana has brought its exciting concept to capital eaters with a taste for something different.
A pair of Groupon holders, looking to build upon the standard knife, fork and custom hat dining experience can savour the Delight menu in whichever venue suits. They will be privy to the enticing aromas of juicy tiger prawns and chicken served with onion soup a la Japanese and Benihana salad with fresh ginger dressing; having already whetted appetites with Hibachi prawns, Hibachi vegetables, steamed rice and Japanese tea (upon request).
Benihana, 77 King’s Road, London, SW3 4NX
Piccadilly Benihana, 37 Sackville Street, London, W1S 3DQ
Qypers awarded Benihana Piccadilly a generous portion of 4/5 stars, while reviews for Benihana Chelsea were also positive. Customers were in agreement that the teppanyaki theatrics made the visit worth it, although some reviews were polarized when it came to the food.
It is best to go with a small group as it's a very fun place where the chefs cook the food in front of you and are quite the showmen. They use good quality ingredients which are very fresh. Try the wasabi ice cream for something totally different - I am dying to go back just to have some more of it.
– sukes, Qype, June 2010
Our chef was very entertaining, juggling ingredients, cutting them with masterful speed and turning off the light when flambéing onions or shrimps, to make it even more spectacular. Great for office or family - especially for kids it would be an event to boast about.
– Food-Snob, Qype, February 2009