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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…

Benihana’s Craveable Cuts

Sep 23rd, 2016 Teppanyaki Chef Kiel Lombardo & Kevin Connelly

At Benihana, there’s nothing our chefs enjoy more than the sizzle of a perfectly cut steak meeting one of our teppanyaki grills. But before we indulge our guests to that undeniable sound, our meat has gone on an extensive journey to ensure every cut we offer meets Benihana’s high-quality standards. Whether sourcing chicken breast for our popular Rocky’s Choice or filet mignon for our Emperor’s…

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…

Benihana Dipping Sauces

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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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)…

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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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Advice for Sushi Newbies from a Sushi Chef

Oct 7th, 2015 Sushi Chef Katsuo Gibo

For those who have never tried sushi, the idea of ordering and trying this favorite Japanese cuisine can be intimidating. However, there are some tips and tricks to make your first sushi experience one that will keep you coming back for more. Start with the basics. If you’re new to sushi, it’s OK to try more “mainstream” varieties. I recommend anyone new to sushi try…