Benihana, Inc. owns and licenses restaurants in the Benihana and Benihana Grill chain of Japanese dinnerhouses. The restaurants specialize in an exhibition-style of Japanese cooking called teppanyaki. Customers sit around a communal table at which a Benihana chef slices their seafood, steak, chicken, and vegetables with lightning speed, grills their meal right in front of them, and then tosses it accurately onto their plates. The restaurants are decorated with Samurai armor and valuable art, and Shoji rice paper screens partition the dining areas.




Emperor's Salad

A garden salad with grapefruit, avocado, asparagus, English cucumber and assorted fresh vegetables served with your choice of dressing:
  • wasabi
  • oil and vinegar
  • ginger

Benihana Wasabi Salad Dressing
Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon wasabi paste (Japanese horseradish)
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

Mix soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar in a bowl until sugar is dissolved.
Add sesame oil and wasabi paste; whisk well.Chill before using.

Benihana Ginger Salad Dressing
Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup peanut oil
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
1 tablespoon chopped celery
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons tomato paste
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Dash each of salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients in blender container or wok bowl of food processor fitted with steel knife; process until almost smooth. May be kept refrigerated up to one week.