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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Sushi & Sake 101 at Benihana

Oct 14th, 2016 Sushi Meredith Steele

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Benihana. All opinions are my own. SteeleHouseKitchen.com Have you ever watched sushi being delicately prepared and thought to yourself how amazing it would be to be able to have the ability to do the same? With how much we adore sushi and sake, I’ve always dreamed of being able to invite a houseful of friends for a dinner of beautifully…

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Create Your Own Sushi Course

Feb 16th, 2016 Sushi Chef Katsuo Gibo

In our advice for sushi newbies, we instructed that, if you want to appear a real expert, you should create a course for your sushi, ultimately following a particular order for the meal. However, creating an order for sushi isn’t just a way for beginners to seem like connoisseurs; it’s a practical method to have the most enjoyable and delicious dining experience. During your next…

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Sushi and Sake: Perfectly Paired

Feb 1st, 2016 Sushi Liren Baker

This post is the second in a two part series, where I explore the art of teppanyaki and sushi and sake pairings at Benihana. There are two things that I love about living in this part of the world, or perhaps more specifically, two things I have learned to appreciate more since moving to the west coast. One is – and I’m sure this comes…

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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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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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Food & Drink Pairings You’ll Crave

Oct 9th, 2015 Mixology Kina Reyes-James

When food is paired with the right cocktail, it can truly elevate the dining experience. Different drinks have the ability to enhance your meal, complementing or contrasting just enough to bring out the various flavors. New to pairings? Try one of the below to get yourself started. Sense a crave? Learn more or make a reservation today. Beer and sushi That’s right – beer and…