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…

Be the Chef with Benihana

Jun 13th, 2017 Uncategorized Claire Thomas

For my 10th birthday my mom would let me take three friends to any restaurant in town. Being double digits meant I was practically grown up, and weighty decisions like dinner reservations could be firmly set on my freckled, knobby shoulders. I immediately blurted out, “Benihana!” To me, this place was magic. The knife skills, the shrimp jumping into the chef’s pocket, the onion volcano,…

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How to Be the Chef at Benihana

Feb 7th, 2017 Teppanyaki Meredith Steele

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Benihana. All opinions are my own. With flames rising and knives slinging, I sat at the hibachi grill in full amazement and awe of what was taking place in front of me. I had never been to a Benihana restaurant before and quickly became enticed with the delicious fresh flavors and thrilling performance the dinner had to offer. But…

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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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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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On the Light Side: Sashimi Options for the New Year

Jan 5th, 2016 Sushi Benihana

Each January, one of the most common New Year’s resolutions that people make is to eat healthier. But, many of these resolution-makers don’t realize that healthy eating doesn’t mean they have to give up their favorite foods. For sushi lovers in particular, Benihana offers excellent choices so those trying to watch calories don’t need to give up their go-to indulgence. At Benihana, sashimi is a light…

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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…