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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Waves of Flavor: Complementary Flavors in Your Favorite Cocktails

Mar 21st, 2016 Mixology Alfredo Martinez

Good meals become great when paired with a perfect complementary cocktail. Just like every item on our menu, we strive to deliver excellence with rich textures and bold flavors on our signature drink list. At Benihana, we’re proud to offer a variety of distinct cocktails, all boasting one-of-a-kind flavor profiles and tasting notes. Rest assured, our signature drinks aren’t your normal, everyday concoctions. We separate…

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Going Light This New Year? Sip These Slimmed-Down Cocktails

Jan 21st, 2016 Mixology Alfredo Martinez

With the new year in full swing, many people have made commitments to modify their diets. This could mean fewer sweets, more fruits and vegetables, less salt, or going gluten-free. But, no matter the modification, those looking to revamp their diets can still toast to their health without the worry of added calories. Try simple swaps to make cocktails lighter, but just as enjoyable, this…

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Making Spirits Bright: Cocktails for the Holiday Season

Dec 8th, 2015 Mixology Alfredo Martinez

At Benihana, we try to capture the festive flavors of the holidays and winter season in our signature cocktails. Guests will find these holiday twists on classic favorites in our seasonal Cranberry Mojito and Pomegranate Ginger Paloma.* While guests can enjoy these cocktails at their local Benihana restaurant, there are also ways novice mixologists can capture the flavors of the holidays in their drinks at…

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Enjoy a Sip of Sake

Dec 8th, 2015 Mixology Alfredo Martinez

Sake (pronounced SAH-kay) has long had a special role in Japanese culture. It is considered to be the essence of rice and, while it is typically enjoyed for everyday drinking, it is also used in ceremonial rituals, such as weddings, blessing sumo matches, and imperial ceremonies. Due to its cultural significance, it should come as no surprise then that serving sake has its own etiquette….

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Tools of the Trade: What You Need to Become a Master of Mixology

Oct 7th, 2015 Mixology Kina Reyes-James

Benihana is known for its distinct specialty cocktails, blending quality ingredients to create refreshing concoctions that guests crave. We’re often asked by guests how they can re-create their own spins on their favorite Benihana drinks at home. In addition to premium liquors and fresh ingredients, it is essential to have the right tools for mixing the perfect cocktail 1. Jigger At Benihana, our cocktails are a…