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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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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…

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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…

See You at the Sushi Bar – A Five-Step Guide to Sushi for Beginners

Jul 24th, 2017 Uncategorized Randy Haizlip

When you’re new to the sushi game, any roll can be intimidating. From how to order multiple courses to roll recommendations, here is a simple guide to navigating your sushi experience. For over 50 years, Benihana has perfected a food culture that is accessible to people of all knowledge levels. Sushi is the opening act to the full Benihana experience and our experts are on…

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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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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…

Benihana’s Most Craved Sushi Roll

Sep 6th, 2016 Sushi Benihana

At Benihana, our guests love sushi and our Chili Sushi Roll has become one of the most craved items on our sushi menu. This fresh and flavorful roll combines crab, cream cheese and seaweed tempura in a spicy chili sauce, topped with spicy crab and shrimp.

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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…