ESTABLISHED in 1964 in New York City, Benihana The Japanese Steakhouse is known throughout the world for its exciting approach to the Teppanyaki dining experience.
Visit any of its global branches and you’re guaranteed a feast for the whole senses – especially at the Teppanyaki tables, where chefs slice, dice, sizzle and sear premium quality meat, seafood, and veggies while simultaneously putting on action-packed culinary shows.
This thoroughly delicious formula has been implemented with aplomb at Benihana The Japanese Steakhouse’s latest venture in Bangkok, which offers all of the above and more in a trendy, vibrant restaurant at the AVANI Atrium Bangkok.
A striking blend of blacks and reds, marble tables, and well-placed spotlighting creates the perfect foodie theatre for everything this famous restaurant chain has to offer. With Chef Suriyawut Chantakkhun (who has over 25 years of experience in the trade) in charge of the kitchen, the food is top notch too.
Teppanyaki (both meat and seafood) ranges in price from B550++ to B3,500++, and every order comes with Japanese onion soup, salad, prawn appetizer, hibachi vegetables and steamed rice.
Don’t miss imported beef treats such as the 250g Strip Loin of Japanese Hida Wagyu Beef A4 Grade, and 200g Prime Tenderloin US St. Helen's Beef, or seafood delights such as Norwegian Salmon and Japanese Scallops.
As for sushi and sashimi, handcrafted Hamachi (yellowtail), Red Snapper and Japanese scallops are all popular options, but don't miss the restaurant’s signature “Rocky’s” Mountain Sandwich (B400++), a sushi roll featuring spicy salmon, tobiko, Japanese onions, kaiware, rayu sauce and spicy mayonnaise. The Hirame Sashi (B350++), a thinly sliced Japanese flounder served with black tobiko, and lemon olive oil sauce, is also well worth a try.
Rounding out the menu is a selection of appetizers, salads, soups, burgers, bento boxes, desserts and a vast range of sake – all reasonably priced, too.
Lunch at Benihana The Japanese Steakhouse is served daily from 11.30am-2.30pm, and dinner from 6pm-10.30pm. Teppanyaki tables fill up fast, so book online to avoid disappointment (you can even select your chef).
Benihana The Japanese Steakhouse, AVANI Atrium Bangkok. 1880 New Petchburi Rd. Tel: 02 718 2023 www.avanihotels.com/atrium-bangkok