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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…

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Make Them Say “Wow”: The Creation of a Signature Sushi Roll

Nov 9th, 2015 Sushi Benihana

For Chef Katsuo Gibo, the ordinary is not enough. Chef Gibo strives for the extraordinary by bringing unique and special sushi creations to his Benihana guests. And it is this endeavor that led to a very special signature sushi roll: the Wow Roll. The Wow Roll, which was made available for a limited time at Benihana restaurants earlier this year, features eight pieces of sushi:…

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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…

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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…