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…

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…

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Ready to Roll: How to Make Favorite Sushi Rolls at Home

Jan 21st, 2016 Sushi Chef Katsuo Gibo

At Benihana, we know our guests love sushi and count it among some of their favorite restaurant fare. However, what many of our guests don’t realize is that they can easily enjoy sushi at home. The idea of homemade sushi may seem daunting, but with a few simple tips, anyone can become skilled at making and rolling their favorite sushi rolls. Roll out the (bamboo)…