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Rice is the Foundation of Craveable Dishes at Benihana

Jan 30th, 2017 Sushi, Teppanyaki Kevin Connelly

When it comes to Japanese-inspired cuisine, high-quality rice isn’t just another side dish at Benihana; it’s a foundational element of every meal we serve. Rice plays a key role in helping to develop texture and flavor in many of our craveable dishes, from sushi rolls to our hibachi-grilled entrées—and of course, our signature fried rice. There are more than 40,000 different varieties of rice, grown…

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Sushi & Sake 101 at Benihana

Oct 14th, 2016 Sushi Meredith Steele

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Benihana. All opinions are my own. SteeleHouseKitchen.com Have you ever watched sushi being delicately prepared and thought to yourself how amazing it would be to be able to have the ability to do the same? With how much we adore sushi and sake, I’ve always dreamed of being able to invite a houseful of friends for a dinner of beautifully…

Benihana’s Most Craved Sushi Roll

Sep 6th, 2016 Sushi Benihana

At Benihana, our guests love sushi and our Chili Sushi Roll has become one of the most craved items on our sushi menu. This fresh and flavorful roll combines crab, cream cheese and seaweed tempura in a spicy chili sauce, topped with spicy crab and shrimp.

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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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Create Your Own Sushi Course

Feb 16th, 2016 Sushi Chef Katsuo Gibo

In our advice for sushi newbies, we instructed that, if you want to appear a real expert, you should create a course for your sushi, ultimately following a particular order for the meal. However, creating an order for sushi isn’t just a way for beginners to seem like connoisseurs; it’s a practical method to have the most enjoyable and delicious dining experience. During your next…

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Sushi and Sake: Perfectly Paired

Feb 1st, 2016 Sushi Liren Baker

This post is the second in a two part series, where I explore the art of teppanyaki and sushi and sake pairings at Benihana. There are two things that I love about living in this part of the world, or perhaps more specifically, two things I have learned to appreciate more since moving to the west coast. One is – and I’m sure this comes…

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Ready to Roll: How to Make Favorite Sushi Rolls at Home

Jan 21st, 2016 Sushi Chef Katsuo Gibo

At Benihana, we know our guests love sushi and count it among some of their favorite restaurant fare. However, what many of our guests don’t realize is that they can easily enjoy sushi at home. The idea of homemade sushi may seem daunting, but with a few simple tips, anyone can become skilled at making and rolling their favorite sushi rolls. Roll out the (bamboo)…

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On the Light Side: Sashimi Options for the New Year

Jan 5th, 2016 Sushi Benihana

Each January, one of the most common New Year’s resolutions that people make is to eat healthier. But, many of these resolution-makers don’t realize that healthy eating doesn’t mean they have to give up their favorite foods. For sushi lovers in particular, Benihana offers excellent choices so those trying to watch calories don’t need to give up their go-to indulgence. At Benihana, sashimi is a light…

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There’s Plenty of Fish in the Sea: Popular Seafood Used in Sushi

Dec 17th, 2015 Sushi Chef Katsuo Gibo

There’s no question that the most important ingredient in a delicious sushi roll is the fish. However, preferences vary. Whether it’s between tuna or salmon, raw or cooked, or maki roll or sashimi, sushi enthusiasts often prefer one over the other. But, overall, there are a few varieties of fish prepared for sushi that tend to be the most popular. Yellowtail (Hamachi) Yellowtail is often…