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Seafood You’ll Crave: Perfect Scallops, Teppanyaki-Style

Nov 9th, 2016 Teppanyaki Kevin Connelly

When you order scallops at Benihana, our goal is simple: to give you the fresh taste of the sea right at your table. Our scallops, like the ones in our famous Ocean Treasure entrée, have a rich, complex and undeniably fresh flavor. So how do we serve up perfectly seared, high-quality scallops each and every night? It Starts at the Source Our sea scallops come…

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…

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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Benihana’s Famous Signature Sauces and Dressings

Jul 18th, 2016 Uncategorized Chef Kiel Lombardo

Benihana is known for quite an array of offerings. Flavorful fare, fresh sushi, colorful cocktails and an entertaining show by our world-famous teppanyaki chefs. However, perhaps just as memorable as the dinner, drinks and delight are our signature dipping sauces and dressings. At Benihana, we pride ourselves on bringing the highest flavor possible to every dish, and that’s why we create all our sauces daily…

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Sushi Facts Sure to Surprise You

May 9th, 2016 Sushi Chef Katsuo Gibo

At Benihana, our sushi menu has quickly become a favorite among guests, whether they’re enjoying it for a romantic dinner or ordering a variety of rolls with friends. However, very few of our guests know the background about the Japanese staple that transformed the American palate and the way we view Japanese cuisine. There’s a lot people don’t know about sushi beyond how tasty it…

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Your Guide to a Benihana Five-Course Meal

Feb 29th, 2016 Teppanyaki Chef Tatsuo Komiya

At Benihana, we pride ourselves on our use of hand-selected, high-quality ingredients. From our fresh vegetables, hand-cut daily, to our sauces made from scratch to the USDA Choice cuts of beef we offer, our chefs spend hours preparing and ensuring every ingredient meets Benihana’s high standards. While we strive to deliver excellence in every dish, the care and consideration that is taken in the preparation…

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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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There’s Plenty of Fish in the Sea: Popular Seafood Used in Sushi

Dec 17th, 2015 Sushi Chef Katsuo Gibo

There’s no question that the most important ingredient in a delicious sushi roll is the fish. However, preferences vary. Whether it’s between tuna or salmon, raw or cooked, or maki roll or sashimi, sushi enthusiasts often prefer one over the other. But, overall, there are a few varieties of fish prepared for sushi that tend to be the most popular. Yellowtail (Hamachi) Yellowtail is often…

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Preparing Seafood Teppanyaki-Style

Oct 26th, 2015 Teppanyaki Chef Tatsuo Komiya

Our Ocean Treasure entrée gets its name because we believe it is just that, the ocean’s greatest treasures in the form of some of the best seafood: lobster, shrimp and scallops. For such a delicious, complex dish, it’s surprising to many of our guests how simply we prepare it. Our philosophy at Benihana is that our food should speak for itself. Lobster is lobster. Shrimp…