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Be the Chef: Theatrical Teppanyaki at Benihana

Aug 22nd, 2016 Teppanyaki Kit Graham

When Benihana approached me about collaborating, it was an instant “yes.” The teppanyaki-style restaurant is an equally delicious and entertaining dining experience. I recently went to the Benihana in Lombard to experience their “Be the Chef” program. How could I resist the opportunity to learn how to make an onion volcano?! I loved the Be the Chef program, and the food was seriously good (I…

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Benihana’s Famous Signature Sauces and Dressings

Jul 18th, 2016 Uncategorized Chef Kiel Lombardo

Benihana is known for quite an array of offerings. Flavorful fare, fresh sushi, colorful cocktails and an entertaining show by our world-famous teppanyaki chefs. However, perhaps just as memorable as the dinner, drinks and delight are our signature dipping sauces and dressings. At Benihana, we pride ourselves on bringing the highest flavor possible to every dish, and that’s why we create all our sauces daily…

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Tricks of the Trade: Teppanyaki Chef Tricks at Benihana

Jun 20th, 2016 Teppanyaki Chef Arturo Garzon

When guests walk into Benihana with family or friends, they already know they are in for both a delicious dinner and an entertaining show. From tossing shrimp tails to creating fried rice that shows plenty of heart, our chefs are trained to not only grill up craveable fare, but to also wow guests with signature tricks behind the flaming grill. When our teppanyaki chefs are…

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Sushi and Sake Pairings You’ll Crave from Benihana

May 31st, 2016 Mixology, Sushi Alex Vosko & Alfredo Martinez

Different kinds of sake are not only characterized by their unique body and flavor notes but also how they pair with specific types of sushi. At Benihana, we’re proud to offer our guests a variety of sakes to complement their favorite sushi rolls. Do you have a preferred sake but don’t know which Benihana dish to order along with it? Or, are you a Benihana…

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Sushi Facts Sure to Surprise You

May 9th, 2016 Sushi Chef Katsuo Gibo

At Benihana, our sushi menu has quickly become a favorite among guests, whether they’re enjoying it for a romantic dinner or ordering a variety of rolls with friends. However, very few of our guests know the background about the Japanese staple that transformed the American palate and the way we view Japanese cuisine. There’s a lot people don’t know about sushi beyond how tasty it…

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You Crave It. You Name It. Name Benihana’s newest filet & chicken entrée.

Apr 4th, 2016 Teppanyaki Benihana

We’re launching a month-long contest to name a new addition to the menu. The new menu item features filet mignon and chicken breast, accompanied by Benihana Onion Soup, Benihana Salad, hibachi shrimp appetizer, hibachi vegetables, homemade dipping sauces, steamed rice, Japanese hot green tea and a dessert of ice cream or sherbet. Rocky’s Choice, one of the most popular items on the menu, is often…

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Waves of Flavor: Complementary Flavors in Your Favorite Cocktails

Mar 21st, 2016 Mixology Alfredo Martinez

Good meals become great when paired with a perfect complementary cocktail. Just like every item on our menu, we strive to deliver excellence with rich textures and bold flavors on our signature drink list. At Benihana, we’re proud to offer a variety of distinct cocktails, all boasting one-of-a-kind flavor profiles and tasting notes. Rest assured, our signature drinks aren’t your normal, everyday concoctions. We separate…

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Drinks You’ll Crave: Exploring New Flavors Based on Favorite Drinks

Mar 16th, 2016 Mixology Alfredo Martinez

We know almost everyone has their go-to drink. Some like to settle into their chairs with a shaken martini in hand, while others prefer to sip wine over dinner with friends. While it’s great to have that trusty aperitif to fall back on, these spirits can get a little redundant. At Benihana, we pride ourselves on bringing the perfect amount of Asian flair and flavor…