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.




Side Salad

Benihana Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

1/2 head of iceberg lettuce, torn
1 large carrot sliced thin
1/3 English cucumber, sliced
1/2 cup shredded red cabbage

Use about 1 cup of your favorite Asian style dressing or make your own. (See sidebar for recipes.)
Toss the ingredients of the salad together in a bowl. Just before serving, shake the dressing, and pour about 1/3 cup of dressing and toss again.  Add additional dressing if desired.  Spoon into bowls and serve. Top with additional fresh ground pepper if desired.