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.




Yoshinoya Beef Bowl

Yoshinoya Restaurant Copycat Recipe

4 cups japanese steamed rice
1 pound thinly sliced beef
1 onion
1 1/3 cups dashi soup
5 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons mirin
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon sake
1 teaspoon red ginger, for topping

Cook Japanese rice.

Slice onion thinly. Cut beef into bite sized pieces. Put dashi, soy sauce, sugar, mirin, and sake in a pan. Add onion slices in the pot and simmer for a few minutes. Add beef in the pan and simmer for a few minutes.

Serve hot steamed rice in a deep rice bowl. Put the beef topping on the top of rice. Place some benishoga (red ginger) on the top if you would like. Serves 4.