The Guardian Soulmate
"The ambience is energetic – with everything that’s going on in front of you throughout the evening, there will be conversation starters flying at you non-stop, with plenty of opportunities to laugh, enjoy yourselves and feel relaxed."
Conde Nast Traveller Russia
"Japanese restaurant in Mayfair with large windows and city views. The chefs prepare the pans away from the table and arrange the whole show: throw food joke - the children loved it." Nastasia Koroleva, business woman, author of the mobile reteyl applications for new parents Snugly - on where in London to go with children.
“Great fun for all the family - Benihana’s chefs will entertain with a memorable, culinary performance at the Teppan Grill”
"Food is theatre at this Sackville Street teppanyaki restaurant - one of two Benihanas in London (there's another in Chelsea). Meals are played with and prepared on a teppan hot plate at each table, where chefs showcase knife skills, tricks and flicks as they compile a selection of pan-Asian dishes. "
ABS-CBN news (major Philippines TV channel)
"With the viral video still making its rounds online, the energetic chef is also hoping to get some exposure in his native country, the Philippines, where he dreams of someday sharing his cooking antics with fellow Filipinos through appearances in television shows."
Amazing Food and Travel
"I wanted to come to Benihana for the performance. I didn't know I'd fall in love with the food! Each dish was cooked to perfection and beautifully flavoured. This is a great place to go for an impressive date or special occasion. Benihana even caters for kids birthdays. What Was Amazing? Pretty much everything! The service received from staff. The delicious food and the live chef performance."
"There is certainly an art to being a Benihana chef. Ours – welcoming, funny, charming – flips and lights our food with inimitable deft and elegance on the hotplate that so hot, we are told, can cook a steak in seconds."
The Big Hospitality
"Japanese restaurant group Benihana has revealed plans to expand across the UK as it marks the 30th birthday of its Chelsea site this month."
"The restaurant’s staff bend over backwards to keep customers entertained with dazzling showmanship. Kitchen utensils (and ingredients!) fly through the air as chefs twirl, chop and catch with total flair."
Tea Time in Wonderland about Chef Suzuki showcasing Wagyu Beef at BBC Good Food Show
"Toshio Suzuki, executive chef at Benihana, showed us the shabushabu method: slices immersed briefly in water boiling at 70 degrees. Taking the meat off the heat, he then added some sauce and vegetables to the pan, and oh my was the result gorgeous."