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[Benihana] Toronto - Feb 14. $199 4 course meal for two . Benihana Royal York Fairmont

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Apr 4, 2006
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$200 is crazy for tapenyaki. i've never been but seems high for stirfry
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May 23, 2017
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i went here last year after being to the one in hawaii which was great. the toronto one is horrible, the food is ok but the service and show is so bad and depressing. avoid.
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Nov 23, 2017
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Groupon regularly has a *similar* Benihana deal for approximately $100 less, with the savings you could make up for the slight difference in appetizer and dessert.
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Feb 15, 2006
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That is a lot of money for dinner for 2. People who can afford that are probably not on RFD. Is there a "High price forum" to put this in.
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kimwoobingsu wrote: Groupon regularly has a *similar* Benihana deal for approximately $100 less, with the savings you could make up for the slight difference in appetizer and dessert.
Is the appetizer and dessert the only difference between the Groupon deal and this?
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Apr 21, 2007
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IMHO, This place is terrible. Not sure why people pay so much here to begin with.

Thanks for sharing the deal for those whom for some reason enjoy it, but I definitely do not !
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riseagainstthemachine wrote: the food is ok but the service and show is so bad and depressing. avoid.
Seconded, sort of.
I would say our experience at the Toronto location was slightly “depressing” also. The decor/lighting/ambiance is super old school, and is very dated. It doesn’t help that they are in the basement of the royal york.
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Arrgh wrote: That is a lot of money for dinner for 2. People who can afford that are probably not on RFD. Is there a "High price forum" to put this in.
I've been told that most everyone on RFD earns at least 6 figures, owns multiple properties, and has access to a fleet of luxury cars at their disposal
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sprung wrote: I've been told that most everyone on RFD earns at least 6 figures, owns multiple properties, and has access to a fleet of luxury cars at their disposal
And you believe that, no wonder you think this $200 dinner for 2 is a hot deal.
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TomRFD wrote: Is the appetizer and dessert the only difference between the Groupon deal and this?
iirc the appetizers for the groupon deal were:
Karaage chicken
Some type of Maki sushi
Something else possibly?

Dessert was ice cream and maybe something else

The soup, vegetables and entrees were all the same with the exception of the scallops (which I don’t believe were an option on the groupon menu)

Definitely not worth the $100 difference IMO
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Mar 16, 2008
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Do yourselves a favour and go to Yamato in yorkville instead. (especially for lunch where the value proposition is so good)

Yamato is seriously much much better than Benihana
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May 24, 2006
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Prefer Akasaka for teppanyaki. For $200, you can get way better stuff than what they are offering. Downtown premium I guess.

Even Katsura at The Westin Prince is better than this.
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Go to IKEA and get the hot dog instead, much cheaper
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