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,…

Hibachi Steak You’ll Crave

May 1st, 2017 Teppanyaki Kevin Connelly

At Benihana, our teppanyaki chefs make slicing craveable cuts of hibachi steak look easy; however as you’ll see, there’s a lot that goes into making sure every steak we serve meets our high-quality standards. To achieve the most flavorful outcome, we focus on two key elements: the right source and crafting the perfect cut. The right source All cuts of beef at Benihana are USDA…

Benihana’s Hibachi Steak

Dec 5th, 2016 Teppanyaki Benihana

At Benihana, we carefully select each piece of meat to make sure we receive the highest quality, most flavorful options possible and all cuts of beef are USDA Choice. After we’ve meticulously made our selections, all our steaks are aged to perfection and hand-cut on premises to ensure our chefs can carefully inspect each piece and are giving our guests the most flavorful result. 

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…

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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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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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Grilled to Perfection: Benihana Does Steak Your Way

Nov 23rd, 2015 Teppanyaki Chef Tatsuo Komiya

To a Benihana teppanyaki chef, there is nothing more satisfying than the sound of steak searing on the grill. To chefs, it signals the opportunity to provide diners with an exceptional culinary experience. And for our guests, it means something delicious is in store. However, a steak done to each individual guest’s liking is no simple task. There are a number of factors that ensure…

A Cut Above the Rest

Oct 9th, 2015 Teppanyaki Chef Katsuo Gibo

Teppanyaki chefs need to have two great skills: a welcoming, entertaining personality to delight diners, as well as superior knife skills. While the personality adds to the fun factor of the meal, knife skills lend themselves to making the food delicious. If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to achieve the skill level of teppanyaki chefs when it comes to preparing food, look no further….