Flamboyant chefs at the Teppanyaki tables are well trained in the modern art of ‘Eatertainment 23 Reviews
Benihana is to sushi, what McDonalds is to burgers. With over 100,000,000 meals served all over the world since the franchise began, millions of people have turned to Benihana for their taste of the orient. The chain may follow a standard recipe for success, but this is hardly conveyor belt cuisine at fast food prices.
Flamboyant chefs at the Teppanyaki tables are well trained in the modern art of ‘Eatertainment,’ although we sometimes wished he’d stop gabbing so we could enjoy a conversation of our own.
Benihana offers a simple entry into the mysteries of Japanese food. Set menus are the way to go; the Benihana Imperial, for example, offers a starter of miso soup and salad, followed by surf and turf with vegetables cooked on the hot plate, with green tea and green tea ice cream to finish. Alternatively the seafood combo includes calamari, lobster, hammour and prawns.
Combination meals will set you back about Dhs190. Japanese purists turn their noses up at the mass-market Benihana concept, but don’t let this put you – and, we suggest, a large group of friends – off an evening that you will thoroughly enjoy.
Time Out Dubai,
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