Fun facts about Benihana – Tingle your taste buds!

There isn’t anyone who does not love Benihana’s fried rice and amazing raw seafood delicacies. Here are some interesting facts that will tempt you to visit this teppanyaki-style restaurant in Thailand.

History

In 1964, a Japanese-born American wrestler, Rocky Aoki started the first Benihana restaurant in New York with an aim of showcasing authentic Japanese cuisine. The culinary arts were performed by well-trained chefs with theatrical effects. Initially, it was a four-table restaurant which now has expanded up to 16 Japanese cuisine restaurants around the world.

Benihana cooking tricks

Apart from cooking delicious dishes like pasta, fish and seafood and fried rice, the chefs are also trained to entertain guests with amazing cooking tricks. The popular onion volcano with fire is one such creative dish. Tourists in search of an ideal Japanese restaurant in Bangkok can count on Benihana Thailand to taste a yummy sushi and more Japanese delicacies.

Not to be missed “lobster”!

Those visiting this amazing restaurant should taste a dish of breathtakingly delicious lobster with garlic butter. You can either get a filet mignon and lobster tail or two entire lobsters just for $45-ish dollars which is certainly an affordable deal.

Unforgettable gifts

Enjoy a memorable birthday! Register in Benihana’s ‘The Chef’s Table’ and answer the survey, you will get a $30 birthday certificate to have a good time on your birthday.

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Founder of Benihana – The humble soul behind the success of Benihana!

From being an Olympic Wrestler and creating one of the world-famous Japanese brands, Benihana, Rocky H. Aoki is a role model that we all can look up to.

Benihana Restaurant | Image Credit: Larry D. Moore, <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Benihana_dinner.jpg">Benihana dinner</a>, <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode" rel="license">CC BY-SA 3.0</a>

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Early life

Rocky Aoki was born on October 9, 1938, in Tokyo, Japan. Being a descendant of Samurai warriors, he moved to New York to continue his wrestling career. Rocky was offered wrestling scholarships from several colleges. He was excellent in athletics competing in track and field.

Journey of Benihana

Rocky studied restaurant management when he was in New York. Eventually, he was able to realize his dream by opening the first Benihana in America. He had saved $10,000 from various jobs including selling ice cream and borrowed the rest to open this first four table “Teppanyaki Restaurant” in 1964.

Surpassing boundaries

Benihana’s recognition today as a cultural icon with 116 restaurants around the world continues to be a result of close relationships with guests and employees. For instance, being one of the finest Teppanyaki restaurants in the riverside Bangkok, Benihana Thailand offers truly authentic Japanese dishes and the most entertaining chefs in Thailand.

Multi-faceted personality

Rocky uniquely combined his love of adventure with his love for restaurants. He was fond of powerboat racing and won five US offshore races. In addition, he sponsored the “Benihana Grand Prix” in Point Pleasant. Rocky was the author of 13 business motivational books.

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