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#NationalFriedRiceDay

Oct 31st, 2018 Uncategorized Ashley Thill

To all my fellow fried rice fiends—oops, I mean friends—Benihana has declared September 20th National Fried Rice Day! To commemorate the new holiday, Benihana’s own, Chef Raymundo Mendez, will cook the signature dish for 42 consecutive hours in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record. The celebration kicks off Tuesday at Benihana’s flagship location in the John Hancock Center and culminates on Thursday, National…

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Celebrate National Fried Rice Day at Benihana

Sep 5th, 2018 Uncategorized Tom Baldwin

At Benihana, high-quality rice isn’t just another side dish; it’s an important foundational element of every meal we serve. Benihana has been dishing the irresistible flavor of our famous fried rice to generations of guests for over half a century, serving roughly three million pounds of Benihana fried rice each year. Declaring National Fried Rice Day Fried rice is beloved throughout the globe and an…

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Boca’s New Dining and Entertainment Destination is in Front of a 500-Degree Grill

May 22nd, 2018 Uncategorized Benihana

  After years of anticipation, we’re proud to say Benihana has brought our iconic experience to a new home in the heart of West Boca.   Benihana in the Boca Community: The new state-of-the-art location will bring the largest teppanyaki destination to Boca starting May 23 at 9918 Glades Road. To celebrate and honor the Boca community, Benihana will donate $10,000 to the Stoneman Douglas…

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Can You Handle the Heat? Benihana Dishes for the Bold

Apr 16th, 2018 Uncategorized Executive Chef Toshiya Nemoto “Chef Tony”

I recently celebrated 40 years working with Benihana and I’m honored to be back as the Executive Chef. If there’s one thing these past four decades have taught me it’s that our unique dining experience, consisting of equal parts performance art and excellent cuisine, allows us to build genuine connections with our customers. My view from behind the grill these past 40 years has allowed…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

Mastering the Art of Teppanyaki Tricks

Jun 12th, 2017 Teppanyaki Cedric "Chan" Moog

For 53 years, Benihana chefs have been dazzling guests with both crave-worthy food and endless entertainment. While the production seems effortless, getting to the center grilling stage is anything but easy. Equipped with iron-chef like skills and show-stopping tricks, a teppanyaki chef has to go through weeks of rigorous training in order to perform the delicate balancing act that is the Benihana experience. It takes months…