Last Updated on March 16, 2024
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

Benihana is a Florida-based American company that owns franchises and Japanese restaurants in various parts of the world, including the Benihana Teppanyaki brand, as well as RA and Haru Sushi restaurants.

When explained in Japanese, Benihana means saffron, which is mainly used as a dietary supplement as well as a cooking oil. However, most people associate this name with the popular Teppanyaki restaurant, which was founded by the famous sportsman and entrepreneur Rocky Aoki.

It is said that his father suggested the name of the restaurant. But there is something interesting about these restaurants – the restaurants in America are known as “Benihana in Tokyo”, while the restaurants in Tokyo are known as “Benihana in New York”, where Rocky started his career.

If you want to treat your taste buds with a delicious Japanese flavor, then Benihana is the place for you. This restaurant can give you an amazing taste of Asian food, something you have never tasted.

In the table below you will find the latest Benihana menu prices.

Item Size Price


Seaweed Salad   $4.35
Edamame   $4.35
Agedashi Tofu   $5.90
Vegetable Tempura   $6.95
Beef Sashimi   $8.70
Sushi Sampler   $8.95
Sashimi Sampler   $9.95
Shrimp Tempura   $8.95
Shrimp Saute   $9.25
Soft Shell Crab   $11.75
Tuna Tataki   $11.25
Miso Soup   $3.20
Benihana Onion Soup   $3.20
Side Orders
Hibachi Chicken Rice   $3.75
Benihana Salad   $3.20
Brown Rice   $2.75
Benihana Sushi Rice   $2.75

Sushi Entrees

Served with Benihana salad and miso soup.
Sushi Combination   $16.60
Sushi Combination Deluxe   $22.90
Sashimi Combination with Rice   $21.75
Sushi/Sashimi Combination with Rice   $21.75

Specialty Sushi

Shrimp Lovers Roll   $12.75
Alaskan Roll   $12.75
Boston Roll   $12.75
Caterpillar Roll   $12.75
Vegetable Roll   $5.20
Benihana Roll   $6.50
Salmon Skin Roll   $6.50
Spicy Tuna Roll   $7.75
Philadelphia Roll   $7.25
Las Vegas Roll (Deep Fried)   $9.20
Shrimp Crunchy Roll   $9.75
Dragon Roll   $12.90
Rainbow Roll   $12.90
Spider Roll   $12.75
Sumo Roll (Baked)   $13.75
Lobster Roll   $19.75


Cucumber Roll   $3.75
Salmon Roll   $5.35
Yellowtail Roll   $5.35
California Roll   $5.75
Tuna Roll   $6.50
Eel Roll   $7.50
Shrimp Tempura Roll   $8.50

Hand Rolls

Cucumber (Hand Rolls)   $2.90
Salmon Skin (Hand Rolls)   $3.90
California (Hand Rolls)   $3.90
Shrimp Tempura (Hand Rolls)   $4.25
Philadelphia (Hand Rolls)   $4.25
Tuna (Hand Rolls)   $4.75
Eel (Hand Rolls)   $4.75
Spicy Tuna (Hand Rolls)   $5.50


Egg   $2.35
Albacore Tuna   $2.75
Crab Stick   $2.75
Halibut   $2.75
Izumidai – Tilapia   $2.75
Mackerel   $2.75
Octopus   $2.75
Salmon   $2.75
Shrimp   $2.75
Smelt Roe   $2.75
Squid   $2.75
Surf Clam   $2.75
Marinated Salmon   $2.90
Yellowtail   $2.90
Eel   $3.20
Salmon Roe   $3.20
Tuna   $3.20
Sweet Shrimp with Head   $3.90
Sea Urchin (Market Price)   $0.00


Noodle and Tofu
5 course meals served with Steamed Rice, Homemade Dipping Sauces, Hibachi Shrimp Appetizer, Benihana Salad, Benihana Onion Soup, Hibachi Vegetables, and Japanese Hot Green Tea.
Seafood Diablo   $23.75
Spicy Tofu Steak   $17.75
Yakisoba   $19.75

Steak and Chicken

5 course meals served with Benihana Onion Soup, Benihana Salad, Hibachi Shrimp Appetizer, Hibachi Vegetables, Homemade Dipping Sauces, Steamed Rice, and Japanese Hot Green Tea.
Filet Mignon   $26.50
Teriyaki Chicken   $19.75
Spicy Hibachi Chicken   $20.25
Hibachi Chicken   $19.75
Hibachi Steak   $24.25
Teriyaki Steak   $24.25
Hibachi Chateaubriand   $35.75
Imperial Steak   $38.50


5 course meals served with Benihana Onion Soup, Benihana Salad, Hibachi Shrimp Appetizer, Hibachi Vegetables, Homemade Dipping Sauces, Steamed Rice, and Japanese Hot Green Tea.
Hibachi Shrimp   $25.00
Surf Side   $30.75
Colossal Shrimp   $26.25
Hibachi Tuna Steak   $26.75
Hibachi Salmon with Avocado Tartar Sauce   $25.25
Hibachi Scallops   $26.75
Ocean Treasure   $39.00
Twin Lobster Tails   $43.75


6 course meals served with Benihana Onion Soup, Benihana Salad, Hibachi Shrimp Appetizer, Hibachi Vegetables, Homemade Dipping Sauces, Steamed Rice, Japanese Hot Green Tea, and Ice Cream or Sherbet.
Rocky’s Choice   $28.00
Upgrade Rocky’s Choice to Filet Mignon   $3.20
Benihana Trio   $38.50
Benihana Special   $38.75
Benihana Delight   $28.25
Benihana Excellence   $29.25
Splash ‘N Meadow   $30.75
Deluxe Treat   $41.50
Land ‘N Sea   $35.50
Samurai Treat   $34.00
Hibachi Supreme   $48.75

Lunch Entrees

Served with Benihana Salad, Hibachi Vegetable Rice, and Hibachi Vegetables.
Hibachi Chicken (Lunch)   $11.75
Filet Mignon (Lunch)   $16.00
Spicy Hibachi Chicken (Lunch)   $12.00
Beef Julienne (Lunch)   $14.00
Hibachi Scallops (Lunch)   $14.25
Hibachi Shrimp (Lunch)   $13.75
Yakisoba (Chicken)   $11.50
Yakisoba (Steak)   $12.00
Yakisoba (Hibachi Shrimp)   $12.00
Hibachi Steak (Lunch)   $13.60
Lunch Duet   $15.90
Lunch Boat (Chicken)   $11.40
Lunch Boat (Salmon)   $11.70
Lunch Boat (Beef Julienne)   $11.95

Alcohol-Free Beverages

Benihana Lemonade   $3.90
Freshly Brewed Iced Teas   $3.75
Ramune   $3.85
Water   $3.85
Soda   $2.85
Frozen Specialties
Mango Colada   $5.75
Strawberry Passion Delight   $5.75
Banana Berry Smoothie   $5.75


Japanese Artisanal Cold Sake
Mio Sparkling Sake (Bottle)   $15.75
Dassai 50 “Otter Fest” (Glass)   $10.50
Dassai 50 “Otter Fest” (Carafe)   $19.00
Dassai 50 “Otter Fest” (Bottle)   $53.00
Kikusui “Chrysanthemum Water” (Glass)   $9.50
Kikusui “Chrysanthemum Water” (Carafe)   $17.00
Kikusui “Chrysanthemum Water” (Bottle)   $48.00
Shimizu-No-Mai “Pure Dawn” (Glass)   $11.50
Shimizu-No-Mai “Pure Dawn” (Carafe)   $21.00
Shimizu-No-Mai “Pure Dawn” (Bottle)   $59.00
Rihaku “Wandering Poet” (Glass)   $12.50
Rihaku “Wandering Poet” (Carafe)   $23.00
Rihaku “Wandering Poet” (Bottle)   $65.00
Suigei “Drunken Whale” (Glass)   $9.50
Suigei “Drunken Whale” (Carafe)   $17.00
Suigei “Drunken Whale” (Bottle)   $48.00
Shirakabegura “The White Label” (Glass)   $9.50
Shirakabegura “The White Label” (Carafe)   $17.00
Shirakabegura “The White Label” (Bottle)   $48.00
Premium Cold Sake
Sho Chiku Bai Ginjo (Glass)   $7.75
Sho Chiku Bai Ginjo (Bottle)   $15.25
Hana Fuji Apple Sake (Glass)   $6.75
Hana Fuji Apple Sake (Carafe)   $12.50
Hana Fuji Apple Sake (Bottle)   $37.00
Sho Chiku Bai Nigori (Glass)   $5.70
Sho Chiku Bai Nigori (Bottle)   $13.70
Ty Ku Coconut Nigori (Glass)   $8.30
Ty Ku Coconut Nigori (Bottle)   $16.80
Japanese Premium Spirits
Shochu (2 oz.)   $8.70
Whisky (2 oz.)   $11.50
Plum Liqueur (2 oz.)   $8.30
Hot Sake
Benihana Hot Sake (Carafe)   $9.75

Wine List

Sparkling Wine
Mumm Brut Prestige (Sparking Wine) – Bottle   $12.80
Domaine Carneros Brut (Sparkling Wine) – Bottle   $49.00
Rosa Regale (Sparkling Wine) – Bottle   $11.00
Cantine Maschio (Prosecco) – Bottle   $37.00
Moet & Chandon Imperial (Champagne) – Bottle   $84.00
White Wine
Columbia Crest (Chardonnay) – Glass   $8.30
Columbia Crest (Chardonnay) – Carafe   $12.60
Columbia Crest (Chardonnay) – Bottle   $31.00
Kendall-Jackson (Chardonnay) – Glass   $8.95
Kendall-Jackson (Chardonnay) – Carafe   $13.50
Kendall-Jackson (Chardonnay) – Bottle   $34.00
La Crema (Chardonnay) – Glass   $10.95
La Crema (Chardonnay) – Carafe   $16.50
La Crema (Chardonnay) – Bottle   $44.00
Joel Gott (Sauvignon Blanc) – Glass   $8.75
Joel Gott (Sauvignon Blanc) – Carafe   $13.75
Joel Gott (Sauvignon Blanc) – Bottle   $34.00
Kim Crawford (Sauvignon Blanc) – Glass   $10.75
Kim Crawford (Sauvignon Blanc) – Carafe   $16.50
Kim Crawford (Sauvignon Blanc) – Bottle   $42.00
Coppola ‘Bianco’ (Pinot Grigio) – Glass   $8.50
Coppola ‘Bianco’ (Pinot Grigio) – Carafe   $12.25
Coppola ‘Bianco’ (Pinot Grigio) – Bottle   $31.00
Santa Margherita (Pinot Grigio) – Glass   $13.75
Santa Margherita (Pinot Grigio) – Carafe   $21.00
Santa Margherita (Pinot Grigio) – Bottle   $55.00
Beringer (Moscato) – Glass   $7.20
Beringer (Moscato) – Carafe   $11.20
Beringer (Moscato) – Bottle   $27.00
Chateau Ste. Michelle (Riesling) – Glass   $7.80
Chateau Ste. Michelle (Riesling) – Carafe   $11.75
Chateau Ste. Michelle (Riesling) – Bottle   $30.00
Beringer (White Zinfandel) – Glass   $7.30
Beringer (White Zinfandel) – Carafe   $16.75
Beringer (White Zinfandel) – Bottle   $27.00
Red Wine
Estancia ‘Pinnacles Ranches’ (Pinot Noir) – Glass   $9.75
Estancia ‘Pinnacles Ranches’ (Pinot Noir) – Carafe   $15.25
Estancia ‘Pinnacles Ranches’ (Pinot Noir) – Bottle   $38.00
‘Flor de Campo’ by Sanford (Pinor Noir) – Glass   $12.00
‘Flor de Campo’ by Sanford (Pinor Noir) – Carafe   $17.50
‘Flor de Campo’ by Sanford (Pinor Noir) – Bottle   $45.00
14 Hands (Merlot) – Glass   $8.20
14 Hands (Merlot) – Carafe   $12.50
14 Hands (Merlot) – Bottle   $32.00
Rodney Strong (Merlot) – Glass   $9.75
Rodney Strong (Merlot) – Carafe   $14.75
Rodney Strong (Merlot) – Bottle   $38.00
Hayes Ranch (Cabernet Sauvignon) – Glass   $8.50
Hayes Ranch (Cabernet Sauvignon) – Carafe   $12.60
Hayes Ranch (Cabernet Sauvignon) – Bottle   $32.00
Louis M. Martini (Cabernet Sauvignon) – Glass   $10.90
Louis M. Martini (Cabernet Sauvignon) – Carafe   $13.00
Louis M. Martini (Cabernet Sauvignon) – Bottle   $40.00
Simi (Cabernet Sauvignon) – Glass   $13.70
Simi (Cabernet Sauvignon) – Carafe   $20.50
Simi (Cabernet Sauvignon) – Bottle   $54.00
Beringer ‘Knights Valley’ (Cabernet Sauvignon) – Glass   $14.50
Beringer ‘Knights Valley’ (Cabernet Sauvignon) – Carafe   $22.00
Beringer ‘Knights Valley’ (Cabernet Sauvignon) – Bottle   $57.00
Don Miguel Gascon (Malbec) – Glass   $9.75
Don Miguel Gascon (Malbec) – Carafe   $14.75
Don Miguel Gascon (Malbec) – Bottle   $39.00
Plum Wine
Benihana Plum Wine (Glass)   $7.50
Benihana Plum Wine (Carafe)   $11.50
Benihana Plum Wine (Bottle)   $28.00
Reserve List
Craggy Range ‘Te Muna’ (Sauvignon Blanc) – Bottle   $48.00
Chateau Montelena (Chardonnay) – Bottle   $59.00
Cakebread Cellars (Chardonnay) – Bottle   $70.00
Sanford (Pinot Noir) – Bottle   $53.00
Stag’s Leap ‘Artemis’ (Cabernet Sauvignon) – Bottle   $70.00
Chimney Rock (Cabernet Sauvignon) – Bottle   $86.00


Japanese Brands
Sapporo (Large)   $8.75
Asahi (Large)   $8.75
Kirin Ichiban (Large)   $8.75
Sapporo Light   $5.30
Domestic/Import Beer
Bud Light   $4.20
Budweiser   $4.20
Corona   $5.30
Heineken   $5.30
O’douls   $4.30
Samuel Adams Boston Lager (12 oz.)   $5.80

Specialty Cocktails

Benihana Punch   $8.50
Benihana Punch in Signature Mug   $14.90
Mai Tai   $8.90
Benihana Mojito   $8.90
Coconut Mojito   $9.50
White Peach Sake Sangria   $8.75
Tokyo Mule   $9.25
Haiku Colada   $8.75
Exotic Mojito   $9.50
Strawberry Whiskey Smash   $9.75
Red Plum Sake Sangria   $8.75
Yuzu Margarita   $11.75
Blue Ocean Punch Bowl (For 2 or More)   $27.00
Baby Blue Ocean   $9.20
Signature Benihana Mug   $7.25
Signature Martinis
Beni-Tini   $11.00
Lychee Blossom   $11.00
Rising Sun Lemon Drop   $11.00
Tiki Martini   $11.00
1964 Saketini   $11.00
Kabuki Kids Menu
California Roll (Kids Price)   $9.75
Hibachi Chicken (Kids Price)   $10.75
Hibachi Shrimp (Kids Price)   $10.75
Hibachi Steak (Kids Price)   $11.50
Chicken & Shrimp   $13.50
Chicken & Steak   $13.50
Steak & Shrimp   $14.50
Side Orders
White Noodles   $4.20
Hibachi Chicken Rice (Kids)   $3.60
Edamame (Kids)   $4.20
Children’s Drinks
Banana Berry Blast (Per Child)   $5.50
Ramune (Per Child)   $3.75
Benihana Fruit Punch (Per Child)   $3.50
Benihana Lemonade (Per Child)   $3.50
Pink Crush (Per Child)   $3.50
Milk 2% (Per Child)   $2.90
Juice (Per Child)   $2.90
Soda (Per Child)   $2.90

Brand History

The first Benihana restaurant was opened in 1964 in New York City’s West 59th street by Rocky Aoki. After graduating college in Tokyo, Japan he moved to the U.S. with the dream to open his own restaurant.

The interior design of the Benihana restaurant featured the authentic Japanese farmhouse and the food was cooked on steel teppanyaki grills right in front of the clients.

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The second Benihana restaurant was opened in New York as well, and the third one was opened in Chicago. There were six Benihana restaurants in the United States by the end of 1972.

Nowadays, there are more than 70 locations all over the world.

Our review

An interesting thing about the restaurant is its extensive and delightful dining options, which include California buns, seaweed salad, and salmon sashimi. In addition, the restaurant has different varieties of sushi for your choice and other interesting options.

The restaurant is also famous for its hibachi and Teppanyaki cooking, which attracts many guests. However, you need to be careful with these two types of cooking, as they can be unhealthy – if eaten regularly and can lead to various lifestyle diseases. However, this should not stop you from enjoying a Benihana experience from time to time.

Benihana Food From MenuOne thing everyone loves about Benihana is the use of high-quality, hand-selected ingredients. The restaurant uses fresh vegetables, which are cut by hand daily, and various sauces, made from scratch. In addition, the restaurant uses USDA pieces of beef. The chefs at Benihana spend a lot of time preparing your food and making sure that every ingredient they use is of the highest standards.

Benihana’s menu prices are reasonable and worth every penny. For example, the appetizers cost around $8.5, while the price of the Teppan entrees is around $21 which include around six courses with food items like hibachi vegetables, soup, hibachi shrimp appetizer, salad, and hot tea. The price of lounge specials is also around $21 and they include items such as filet mignon and fish tacos. The average cost of both Lounge and Teppan menus is anywhere between $10 and $16.

Along with a lunch and dinner menu, Benihana also has a happy hour menu. If you have children, they will receive special treatment with the restaurant’s children’s menu.

A visit to Benihana means more than just lunch or dinner. The ambiance of the restaurant recreates the oriental identity of the brand through the traditional Japanese details, such as the ceramics and the authentic kimonos in black and red colors that complete the gastronomic show.

The team of authentic chefs educated and specialized in Japanese cuisine in Asia will surprise you with specific jugglers, such as catching salt in the hat, dividing the egg in the air with the knife-edge, cooked food in various shapes, giving you an unforgettable atmosphere.

Benihana FAQs

What are the opening hours at Benihana?

In general, Benihana restaurants are open from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., but it depends on the location. It is recommended to check this on their official website page.

What makes Benihana so famous?

Here are some of the meals that make Benihana famous.

Benihana salad

Getting a salad before an aperitif is nothing new at any restaurant. But, the ingredients in Benihana salad make it completely different from the salads you can find at other restaurants. The salad is prepared using fresh vegetables such as red cabbage, crunchy greens, grape tomatoes, and carrots, and then tossed with Benihana homemade ginger sauce. The most interesting thing about the dressing is that it is tasty, slightly sweet, and always fresh.

Benihana onion soup

This is a homemade specialty ever since the first Benihana restaurant was opened in 1964. Benihana Onion Soup is a substitute for traditional Japanese miso soup and has mushrooms, green onions, and broth. Before the cooks greet you at the table, they will first prepare the onion soup and then serve it hot to get you started the meal.

Hibachi shrimp appetizer

The shrimp are prepared in a way that allows all the flavors to stand out. The cooks cook both sides of the shrimp and then use their outstanding cutting skills to remove the tails. When ordering a shrimp appetizer at Benihana, you should expect it to be served with one of the restaurant’s dipping sauces.

Japanese hot green tea

Benihana is very good at preserving the Japanese tradition. Therefore, you should expect to be served with hot green tea once you have finished eating. Chefs will encourage you to take a sip while you enjoy your evening and think about the meal you just experienced.

Who started Benihana?

Benihana restaurant was founded by Rocky Aoki.

What kind of cooking does Benihana offer?

At Benihana restaurants you will find a different dining experience. A well-trained and highly skilled chef will prepare the food right in front of you in a traditional Japanese style on a hibachi table.

What kind of oil does Benihana use?

Benihana restaurants are well known for using safflower oil. Actually, the word “benihana” is translated as “red safflower”.

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