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.




New Menu Items at Benihana

Benihana New Item: 

  • Handmade Twin Crab Cakes, jumbo and super lump crab meat combined with red bell pepper, lemon zest and cilantro, finished with panko breadcrumbs and served with creamy togarashi lime sauce, $27, with onion soup, salad, hibachi shrimp appetizer, hibachi vegetables, dipping sauces, steamed rice and green tea.

Availability: Through Aug. 8, 2016 


Benihana New Items:

  • Grilled Lamb Chops with Balsamic Reduction: Served with asparagus and tomato
  • Wow Roll: Four maki pieces filled with shrimp tempura and vegetables, and another four filled with cream cheese and crab, all fried and topped with either spicy tuna, crab mix, spicy shrimp or avocado
  • Pineapple Jiu-Jitsu: Bacardi Pineapple Fusion rum muddled with grilled pineapple and salted caramel syrup, shaken with lemon juice and topped with Ron Zacapa aged rum
  • Pear Martini: Absolut Pear vodka and St. Germain elderflower liqueur shaken with pear purée, lemon juice and simple syrup
  • Red Flower Punch Bowl: Absolut Mango vodka, Stoli Razberi vodka and strawberry and peach liqueurs, intended for two or more people

Availability: Through June 2015

Benihana New Items:

  • Striped Bass with Yuzu Sauce: Grilled striped bass fillet on fresh asparagus and shiitake mushrooms with creamy yuzu sauce, $29
  • Green With Envy Roll: Avocado, cucumber, crab and shrimp in a sushi roll wrapped in nori and romaine lettuce, sprinkled with sesame seeds and topped with a ginger-wasabi blend, $8
  • The Rising Sun Roll: Avocado and cucumber wrapped in nori, surrounded by rice and wrapped in seared spicy tuna, with pickled ginger, wasabi and lime ponzu sauce, $8

Availability: Through September, 2014