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.
Flaming Onion Trick
Pour enough vegetable oil to form a thin layer of oil into the bottom of the volcano onion. Squirt 80 proof or higher vodka into the volcano. A very small amount is required because the vodka only lights the volcano. The oil sustains the flame. Use a lighter to light the vodka, which evaporates through the top of the volcano. The vodka will light the oil, which sustains the flame.