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Benihana History

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Benihana’s history is best described through the colorful life of its founder Rocky Aoki…

Hiroaki “Rocky” Aoki was born on October 9, 1938 in Tokyo, Japan.  He was the first born son of Yunosuke Aoki, a samurai descendant and his wife Katsu Aoki.  Rocky’s parents met at Yunosuke’s dance class where he taught tap.  Yunosuke taught himself to tap dance watching Fred Astaire movies.  They married and opened a Jazz coffee shop, which they named Ellington after their favorite jazz musician Duke Ellington.  Yunosuke changed the theme of the coffee shop to a sweet shop specializing in desserts during the war.  There was a strong demand for sweets and Yunosuke knew how to seize the moment. Yunosuke met a talented chef,Fujisake, who inspired him to open a full service restaurant.

The duo traveled all over world to find delicious sauces. The restaurant became well known for its mouth watering sauces. Yunosuke named his restaurant Benihana after a red safflower flower he saw in the rubble of war torn Tokyo. Rocky and his three brothers all learned the restaurant business from the ground up through their mentor, their father. Yunosuke taught them the importance of a clean kitchen, using the freshest ingredients and showmanship.

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SOUP & SALAD

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    MISO SOUP

    KD 1.250

    Traditional Japanese soup, tofu, wakame and green onion.

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    SEAFOOD SPICY SOUR SOUP

    KD 3.500

    Shrimps, scallops, mushrooms, noodles, spicy sour soup with touch of miso flavor

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    TEMPURA UDON

    KD 2.900

    shrimp, potato and carrots tempura served with our Japanese udon noodles, wakame and sprinkled with spring onion in our flavorful soup.

SPECIAL SUSHI ROLL

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    SHRIMP CRUNCHY ROLL (6pcs)

    KD 1.900

    shrimp tempura, avocado, crab stick,cucumber, coated with tempura flakesdrizzled teriyaki and spicy mayo sauces.

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    LAS VEGAS ROLL (8pcs)

    KD 4.250

    tempura style salmon, avocado, and cream cheese topped with spicy mayo and siracha sauces.

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    BOSTON ROLL (6pcs)

    KD 3.750

    crabstick, avocado, cucumber, wrapped with tuna served with spicy mayo sauce.

APPETIZER

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    EDAMAME

    KD 1.350

    Boiled young soybean sprinkled with salt .

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    GYOZA

    KD 3.000

    Pan fried dumpling, choice of

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    SPRING ROLL

    KD 2.750

    Japanese spring roll, served with homemade plum sauce choice of

BENIHANA SPECIAL MOCKTAILS

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    LYCHEETINI

    KD 2.000

    Iychee juice, pear juice, sour mix top with sprite.

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    APPLETINI

    KD 2.000

    mix of apple, pineapple, and pear juices, top with soda.

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    POMEGRANATE MARTINI

    KD 2.000

    pomegranate juice, pear juice, lemon juice, with touch of vanilla flavor.

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