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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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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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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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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.