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The Seafood You Crave: Quality Lobster

Feb 13th, 2017 Teppanyaki Kevin Connelly

The Seafood You Crave: Quality Lobster It is no coincidence that fresh, high-quality lobster is featured in Benihana’s Ocean Treasure entrée. Lobster really is one of the Ocean’s finest delicacies. Whether you’re celebrating a special night, or just indulging in one of your favorite teppanyaki treats, it’s hard to match the sweet, simple taste of lobster at Benihana. It starts at the source: Before our…

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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…

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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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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 Hibachi Steak

Dec 5th, 2016 Teppanyaki Benihana

At Benihana, we carefully select each piece of meat to make sure we receive the highest quality, most flavorful options possible and all cuts of beef are USDA Choice. After we’ve meticulously made our selections, all our steaks are aged to perfection and hand-cut on premises to ensure our chefs can carefully inspect each piece and are giving our guests the most flavorful result. 

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Seafood You’ll Crave: Perfect Scallops, Teppanyaki-Style

Nov 9th, 2016 Teppanyaki Kevin Connelly

When you order scallops at Benihana, our goal is simple: to give you the fresh taste of the sea right at your table. Our scallops, like the ones in our famous Ocean Treasure entrée, have a rich, complex and undeniably fresh flavor. So how do we serve up perfectly seared, high-quality scallops each and every night? It Starts at the Source Our sea scallops come…

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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…

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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 Craveable Cuts

Sep 23rd, 2016 Teppanyaki Chef Kiel Lombardo & Kevin Connelly

At Benihana, there’s nothing our chefs enjoy more than the sizzle of a perfectly cut steak meeting one of our teppanyaki grills. But before we indulge our guests to that undeniable sound, our meat has gone on an extensive journey to ensure every cut we offer meets Benihana’s high-quality standards. Whether sourcing chicken breast for our popular Rocky’s Choice or filet mignon for our Emperor’s…