The Crave is Back in Town

Aug 15th, 2017 Uncategorized Grace Cheng

After 10 years, we’re proud to say Benihana is back in the Windy City. Located at the base of the John Hancock Center in the heart of a city known for its incredible food scene, this location is the perfect spot for both Chicagoans and visitors alike to get the full Benihana experience. At Benihana, we pride ourselves on giving our guests not only the…

A Day at Benihana

Jul 18th, 2017 Teppanyaki Ashley Thill

Featured on immaeatthat.com. This post is sponsored by Benihana. Earlier this week the bump and I spent the morning at Benihana to try their Be The Chef Experience. For the experience, you start with a one-on-one cooking session with a Benihana Chef, then you return for a fun dinner at Benihana where you impress your family and friends with all your new skills. I met…

Rice is the Foundation to Craveable Dishes at Benihana

Jun 26th, 2017 Teppanyaki, Uncategorized Kevin Connelly

When it comes to Japanese-inspired cuisine, high-quality rice isn’t just another side dish at Benihana; it’s a foundational element of every meal we serve. Rice plays a key role in helping to develop texture and flavor in many of our craveable dishes, from sushi rolls to our hibachi-grilled entrées—and of course, our signature fried rice. There are more than 40,000 different varieties of rice, grown…

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,…

Mastering the Art of Teppanyaki Tricks

Jun 12th, 2017 Teppanyaki Cedric "Chan" Moog

For 53 years, Benihana chefs have been dazzling guests with both crave-worthy food and endless entertainment. While the production seems effortless, getting to the center grilling stage is anything but easy. Equipped with iron-chef like skills and show-stopping tricks, a teppanyaki chef has to go through weeks of rigorous training in order to perform the delicate balancing act that is the Benihana experience. It takes months…

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…

The Secret to Benihana’s Signature Ginger Sauce

Apr 18th, 2017 Teppanyaki Kevin Connelly

At Benihana, we believe that pairing your meal with one of our signature dipping sauces can take it to the next level. We also know that quality ingredients are a big part of what makes our Ginger Dipping Sauce one of our most craveable menu items. Each morning we peel and grate fresh ginger and blend it with chopped onion, vinegar, lemon and soy sauce…

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The Seafood You Crave: Quality Lobster

Feb 13th, 2017 Teppanyaki Kevin Connelly

The Seafood You Crave: Quality Lobster It is no coincidence that fresh, high-quality lobster is featured in Benihana’s Ocean Treasure entrée. Lobster really is one of the Ocean’s finest delicacies. Whether you’re celebrating a special night, or just indulging in one of your favorite teppanyaki treats, it’s hard to match the sweet, simple taste of lobster at Benihana. It starts at the source: Before our…

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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…