Benihana in Miramar!

DSCN0551 DSCN0548 DSCN0550

Looking for a show and dinner at the same time?  Look no further than Benihana, a teppanyaki-hibachi restaurant.  Opened back in 1964 this style of Japanese cooking with flair came to the United States on West 56th Street in New York City.  Now in 2013 there are over 70 restaurants in the world including Latin America and the Caribbean.  I had the pleasure of dining at one in Miami, Florida and honestly hope the next location I visit is just as memorable.


The menu can be tricky since there’s a plethora of options, BUT I was able to focus on what was important: sushi and an entrée!  Even though it was lunchtime I was ready for a big meal. I started off with two sushi’s.  First was the Las Vegas Roll made of salmon, avocado, cream cheese, jalapeño, and spicy sauce on top served DEEP FRIED.  My second roll was the Crunchy Roll containing shrimp tempura, avocado, cucumber, crab, and tempura crumbs.  The rolls are served in half or full sizes with prices ranging from $2.90 to $12.75.  That was just the beginning.

Side station to the grill.


For my entrée I chose the fillet mignon cooked medium but close to well.  You can get a filet mignon USDA Choice, cut on the premises for ONLY $14.95 during lunch.  If that’s not amazing I don’t know what is!  Accompanied with mushrooms and lightly seasoned I find this hard to beat.  Also included in my lunch entrée was fried rice, Benihana Onion Soup, and a salad.

DSCN0565 DSCN0564

Everyone should experience a show like this one.  Our chef, Eddie, was very entertaining.  He even turned our table’s rice into a tea pot on the stove with a handle. Then he topped that with creating an onion volcano.

Eddie is Funny!

IMG_4676 IMG_4681 IMG_4682


Both sushi’s came out at once.  I was impressed with the taste of the Las Vegas Roll since I thought it would be like a Philadelphia Roll, which I’m not a fan of.  I think the spiciness really compliments the cream cheese.  The Crunchy Roll was lovely.  Before I could finish those my Benihana soup was out, which cooked for 6 hours before being served.  I wish I could take that recipe home with me.  I love soup.

DSCN0566 IMG_4673


IMG_4670 IMG_4675

And now, cooked before my eyes, we have the filet mignon.  Absolutely AMAZING!  So tender and full of flavor.  Benihana knows not only has amazing food but their sauces addicting.  Their garlic butter is out of this world.  I was spreading it all over my steak.  The eel sauce is also a winner.  They atop it on the Crunchy Roll and have it to use during your meal.

IMG_4696 IMG_4697 IMG_4699

This was an experience I don’t think I’ll ever forget.  Now to go on the Benihana food tour and conquer each location one by one.  Not sure if my invisible potbelly would stay invisible for much longer for that journey.


Thank you Eddie!


3261 SW 160 Ave

Miramar, FL 33027

(954) 342-2892


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.