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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 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…

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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…

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You Crave It. You Name It. Name Benihana’s newest filet & chicken entrée.

Apr 4th, 2016 Teppanyaki Benihana

We’re launching a month-long contest to name a new addition to the menu. The new menu item features filet mignon and chicken breast, accompanied by Benihana Onion Soup, Benihana Salad, hibachi shrimp appetizer, hibachi vegetables, homemade dipping sauces, steamed rice, Japanese hot green tea and a dessert of ice cream or sherbet. Rocky’s Choice, one of the most popular items on the menu, is often…