A Night to Remember: Be the Chef at Benihana

Nov 15th, 2017 Uncategorized Cedric "Chan" Moog

At Benihana, we go through rigorous training to make standing behind a 500-degree grill and flipping forks and spatulas in perfect rhythm look easy. While mastering these tricks is no small feat, it definitely is a lot of fun. That’s why we created a unique program that allows our guests to have just as much fun as we do. The Be the Chef program at…

Kabuki Kids: Encouraging the Love of Food

Oct 26th, 2017 Uncategorized Kate Pendergast

At Benihana, we are all about creating great memories for our guests, and that includes the kids! That’s why we developed our exclusive Kabuki Kids program, which is designed to celebrate our younger guests and encourage their love of high-quality food. Just like The Chef’s Table program for adults, kids who sign up for Kabuki Kids will receive a special birthday gift. Each child is entitled to a free…

The Crave is Back in Town

Aug 15th, 2017 Uncategorized Grace Cheng

After 10 years, we’re proud to say Benihana is back in the Windy City. Located at the base of the John Hancock Center in the heart of a city known for its incredible food scene, this location is the perfect spot for both Chicagoans and visitors alike to get the full Benihana experience. At Benihana, we pride ourselves on giving our guests not only the…

BE THE CHEF AT BENIHANA – Miss Foodie Problems

Aug 8th, 2017 Uncategorized Corey Marshall

This post was sponsored by Benihana. All opinions are my own. When I was asked to partner with Benihana to try out their Be The Chef experience, I was super jazzed. I mean, who wouldn’t want to test that out for a day! The experience from start to finish was awesome. When I first arrived at my local Benihana, I was greeted by Chef Alfredo who introduced…

See You at the Sushi Bar – A Five-Step Guide to Sushi for Beginners

Jul 24th, 2017 Uncategorized Randy Haizlip

When you’re new to the sushi game, any roll can be intimidating. From how to order multiple courses to roll recommendations, here is a simple guide to navigating your sushi experience. For over 50 years, Benihana has perfected a food culture that is accessible to people of all knowledge levels. Sushi is the opening act to the full Benihana experience and our experts are on…

Rice is the Foundation to Craveable Dishes at Benihana

Jun 26th, 2017 Teppanyaki, Uncategorized 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…

Be the Chef with Benihana

Jun 13th, 2017 Uncategorized Claire Thomas

For my 10th birthday my mom would let me take three friends to any restaurant in town. Being double digits meant I was practically grown up, and weighty decisions like dinner reservations could be firmly set on my freckled, knobby shoulders. I immediately blurted out, “Benihana!” To me, this place was magic. The knife skills, the shrimp jumping into the chef’s pocket, the onion volcano,…

New Food and Drinks You’ll Crave from Benihana

May 22nd, 2017 Uncategorized Arturo Garzon & Alfredo Martinez

At Benihana, we are always working to keep our menu trendy and our flavors fresh with new drinks and food items throughout the year. From Japanese-inspired drinks to poke, our new limited-time food and drink offerings are perfect for our more adventurous guest who is looking to test their palate. This spring, we added new poke entrées and sides at Benihana. These offerings will  satisfy…

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Benihana Food & Beer Pairings

Jan 27th, 2017 Uncategorized Eden Passante

This post was sponsored by Benihana. All opinions are my own. We had such a blast participating in Benihana’s Be the Chef Program, that we decided to go back to try out some of their other dishes and see how they paired with the Japanese beers on the menu. We happily ate and drank our way through four courses, including a lobster entree. It was…

Benihana’s Homemade Ginger Dipping Sauce

Dec 20th, 2016 Uncategorized Benihana

At Benihana, all our sauces are created daily from scratch. For our ginger sauces, we bring in fresh ginger each morning and peel, grate and mash it ourselves. The freshly peeled and mashed ginger is combined with chopped onion, vinegar, lemon juice, lemon zest and soy sauce to create our popular Ginger Dipping Sauce. It pairs perfectly with any of our seafood dishes.