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…

A Day at Benihana

Jul 18th, 2017 Teppanyaki Ashley Thill

Featured on immaeatthat.com. This post is sponsored by Benihana. Earlier this week the bump and I spent the morning at Benihana to try their Be The Chef Experience. For the experience, you start with a one-on-one cooking session with a Benihana Chef, then you return for a fun dinner at Benihana where you impress your family and friends with all your new skills. I met…

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,…

Benihanna_3

How to Be the Chef at Benihana

Feb 7th, 2017 Teppanyaki Meredith Steele

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Benihana. All opinions are my own. With flames rising and knives slinging, I sat at the hibachi grill in full amazement and awe of what was taking place in front of me. I had never been to a Benihana restaurant before and quickly became enticed with the delicious fresh flavors and thrilling performance the dinner had to offer. But…

image 1

Be the Chef Training Program with Benihana

Nov 28th, 2016 Uncategorized Eden Passante

This post was sponsored by Benihana. All opinions expressed are my own. If there’s one place I absolutely love going for dinner, it’s Benihana. Not only because the food is delicious, but also because it’s always been such a fun family experience. I would actually eat there every single day if I could just for that rice and the ginger salad dressing alone! You can…

Benihana-Be-The-Chef-thekittchen-8-600x600

Japanese Etiquette and Culture

Nov 2nd, 2016 Uncategorized Kit Graham

This post was sponsored by Benihana. The opinions expressed are the author’s own. Remember when I participated in Benihana’s “Be The Chef” program? In addition to learning how to make fried rice and onion volcanoes, the friendly staff taught me a bit about Japanese culture, too. Here are some tips that will be handy for your next visit to Benihana and things to keep in…

2

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…

Live Your Dream for a Day and Be the Chef at Benihana

Sep 20th, 2016 Teppanyaki, Uncategorized Sam Schnur

This post is sponsored by Benihana, but all opinions are the author’s own. Most people have dined at Benihana at some point in their lives – if not for the awesome food, then for the entertainment. On multiple occasions, I have sat around the teppanyaki table with friends and conversed about how fun it must be to flip eggs into your hat, light food on…

Benihana-Be-The-Chef-thekittchen-7-600x450

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…