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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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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…

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…

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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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Tricks of the Trade: Teppanyaki Chef Tricks at Benihana

Jun 20th, 2016 Teppanyaki Chef Arturo Garzon

When guests walk into Benihana with family or friends, they already know they are in for both a delicious dinner and an entertaining show. From tossing shrimp tails to creating fried rice that shows plenty of heart, our chefs are trained to not only grill up craveable fare, but to also wow guests with signature tricks behind the flaming grill. When our teppanyaki chefs are…

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Plenty of Heart: How Benihana Creates the Perfect Fried Rice

Oct 26th, 2015 Teppanyaki Chef Tatsuo Komiya

If you bring “Benihana” up in conversation, the chances are you’ll likely get a response about one of the restaurant’s many tricks performed by our chefs, one of the most popular being the beating heart made of fried rice. However, what many of our customers don’t know is there’s plenty of heart that goes into the creation of this Benihana staple before they even take…