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.




Spicy Chicken Hibachi

Benihana Copycat Recipe

Serves 2

2 chicken breasts
1 large onion
2 zucchini
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 teaspoons sesame seeds
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper, to taste

Cook Chicken: Cut up chicken breasts and add to a pan with 1 tablespoon of oil. Add 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of butter, a dash of salt and pepper and 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Cook until the chicken is done.

Cook the Vegetables:  Cut up the zucchini and onion and add to a separate pan with 1 tablespoons of oil. Add 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of butter and salt and pepper to taste. Saute for about 10 minutes until the zucchini is tender.

To Serve:  Pour the lemon juice over the chicken and add the sesame seeds. Add the vegetables to the chicken and stir.

Notes: Serve over rice. This is good with Benihana Yum Yum Sauce.