Benihana – Coupons for ‘The Red Flower’
Founded in 1964 on West 56th Street in New York City by wrestler Hiroaki “Rocky” Aoki, Benihana of Tokyo is now an international restaurant chain famous for its teppan-yaki, or “hibachi-style” food prepared right in front of customers. Mr. Aoki stressed the importance of showmanship; all chefs interact with the customers in a jovial manner while slicing and dicing the beef, chicken, and/or shrimp dinners. In addition to being famous for the teppan-yaki style dinners, which involve patrons sitting around a large steel cooking service and being entertained and fed by a chef dedicated to that table, Benihana also is increasingly known for serving excellent sushi and roll combinations.
The first restaurant stands strong right near Broadway at 47 West 56th Street New York, NY 10019. Other notable locations include Benihana at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, and Benihana on Restaurant Row (La Cienega Blvd.) in Beverly Hills. Benihana “tiki mugs,” which their specialty cocktails come in, are also well known collectibles.
How to Get Coupon Codes and Promotional Savings at Benihana
Coupons for Benihana can be found online at their website. Currently, signing up to Benihana’s Chef’s Table gives customers updated promotions in their email, and additionally offers a coupon of up to $30 off food the month of their birthday. Additionally, joining to Kabuki Kids, another email service from Benihana, will allow your children to get a free mug on the month of their birthday, with the purchase of a kid’s meal. The Entertainment Book has been known to offer coupons for Benihana, though this year unfortunately does not. Reward programs from credit cards such as American Express offer gift certificates to Benihana as well. Coupons pertaining to certain locations only also exist, for example at http://www.benihana.net/coupon.html a coupon for free fried rice during happy hour is available to patrons interested in either the Austin or San Antonio Texas locations.
Benihana is an excellent restaurant with a very friendly social atmosphere. Patrons generally share tables, as one chef can serve over 8 customers, so conversations may run a-plenty. The entertaining chefs generally do party favorites such as building (and lighting) an ‘onion volcano,’ made by stacking one sliced onion ring by ring, and daring patrons to try and catch food the chefs flick up in the air – with their mouths. Most entrees are accompanied by soup, rice, salad, grilled vegetables, and two distinct dipping sauces made of mustard and ginger. I personally love the ginger sauce.
My advice is to sign up for Benihana’s Chef’s Table. Signing up allows monthly deals and promotions to be sent via email, and can be printed out at your convenience. Currently, the special for the month of February is Hibachi Shrimp for two for thirty five dollars. Not a bad price for what is known as one of the more entertaining dinners around. Combined with any gift certificates you may have, and/or attending in the month of your birthday (or a friend’s), Benihana can be a great affordable spot to have an entertaining night. Itadakimasu! (Let’s eat in Japanese)