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Benihana at Royal York, worth it? (featured on Wagjag today)

ylsf Nov 12, 2010 12:14 PM

Anyone been to Benihana lately? I see it got positive reviews from one poster with regards to how they handled a glutten alergy but I haven't seen any other mention on these forums with regards to it. It is featured on Wagjag today (and for a few days) with a $29 for $60 worth of food deal.

100 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J1E4, CA

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    ylsf RE: ylsf Nov 14, 2010 05:02 AM

    No feedback on this place? Voucher still on sale until end of today (Sunday)...

    I guess the place isn't all that impressive to see no comments/reviews really at all on it here.

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      Herb RE: ylsf Nov 14, 2010 06:00 AM

      It's a tourist thing. You're paying for the theatrics, not the food.

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        Kagemusha RE: Herb Nov 14, 2010 08:09 AM

        A bygone enthusiasm on par with Trader Vic's(cue waterfall audio FX...).

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      Jane.T RE: ylsf Nov 14, 2010 10:02 AM

      Wildly overpriced for very plain food. The only moment of joy was the 'onion volcano' but still not worth the very hefty tab.

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        Brain of J RE: Jane.T Nov 15, 2010 07:16 AM

        And you can get onion volcano treatment at pretty much any Teppanyaki restaurant you'll come acrosss, right? I suspect it's the first trick these chefs are taught!

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        TexSquared RE: ylsf Nov 15, 2010 06:55 PM

        If you want better teppanyaki, maybe someday Akasaka in Richmond Hill will have a Wagjag or Groupon deal... Ten-Ichi in Scarborough also offers teppanyaki on an AYCE basis....

        As for Benihana, went once years ago and found it only slightly better than the bottom-of-the-barrel guys on Don Mills (Memories of Japan and Tako Sushi). $29 for $60 at least brings the price down to about what you'd pay on Don Mills....

        100 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J1E4, CA

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