World Famous Benihana Restaurant
Benihana is famous for being the first restaurant to bring Teppanyaki-style cooking to the US in the 1960’s and is now a worldwide franchise. They offer good food at reasonable prices accompanied by live performance and have two outlets in Dubai both at Rotana properties.
We stayed at Amwaj Rotana, where the world famous Benihana restaurant is located. Our dinner reservation was at 8 pm and we had no idea what to expect. We were warmly greeted and shown to the lovely inside dining area. At first, we were served some Miso Soup and steamed Edamame Beans with rock salt. The tasty soup was a lovely way to start our meal. Then our teppanyaki master arrived at the table and we finally realized that this will be a full performance, not just a dinner. I have to say that there is something special about having your food cooked live in front of you. Our chef was full of energy and armed with jokes to keep us entertained, while the real cooking started.
First, we were served crunchy vegetables with a wonderful garlic butter and some tiger prawns. The vegetables were cooked perfectly, retaining their crispiness. The second dish cooked in front of us were slices of chicken in garlic sauce and some egg fried rice. Throughout dinner, Chef chatted with us and made lots of jokes. We were quite entertained and laugh the whole time. The last dish prepared was rib-eye steak, wich tasted delicious and just melted in your mouth.
We were quite full by the end of the dinner show but we had to try the box of desserts we received. Consisting of banana and chocolate spring rolls, chocolate cake filled with yuzu creme, fried ice cream, Japanese mochi and fresh fruit. I have to say that I was not impressed with the choice of deserts. I had expected something more spectacular and comparable to the dinner.
Dinner experience at Benihana was really a lovely surprise. We enjoyed the live cooking and the food was delicious. All of the staff members were very friendly and quick to serve to the table.
Before the dinner started you could also choose from the wide range of maki, unagi and sushi rolls. The dinner itself was amazing, everything was fresh and prepared before your eyes with a funny theatrical show. Definitely worth a visit! If you want good food and fun in Dubai visit Benihana with your friends and family.
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This article was written in partnership with Amwaj Rotana. All opinions, as always, are my own. Photos are courtesy of Our World Travel Selfies and Amwaj Rotana.