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Japanese restaurant chain.

8750 NW 36 Street, Suite 300
Miami, FL 33178
Employees: 6,000
CEO: Richard Stockinger
Privately held

Website: http://www.benihana.com

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Benihana operates a leading chain of Japanese restaurants with 95 restaurants nationwide which include 63 Benihana teppanyaki restaurants, seven Haru sushi restaurants, 25 RA Sushi Bar Restaurants and 15 other franchised Benihana restaurants operating in the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean.

Benihana restaurants are traditional Japanese-style hibachi steakhouses - called "teppanyaki." At Benihana, your meal is prepared and served by a performing chef, right at your table. The chef slices and cooks the meal in a spectacular way. Diners can choose from a variety of fresh sushi and other Japanese favorites.

The menus are simple and distinctive; the teppanyaki menu consists of top sirloin, tender poultry, seafood and vegetarian entrees. Steak is the most popular item at Benihana but sushi is also becoming more popular

In 2012, Benihana was acquired by Angelo, Gordon & Co. and is now a privately held company.


Rocky Aoki opened the first Benihana restaurant in New York in 1964 with just four tables. Benihana means "red flower" in Japanese. Guests were amazed by the highly trained chefs who would slice and dice beef, chicken and shrimp and flip them in the air as they prepared the food teppanyaki style right in front of them.

The company acquired RA Sushi in 2003 with four units in Arizona.

By bringing Japanese food into the mainstream and pioneering its entertaining style of presentation, Benihana has also paved the way in America for the popularity of other Japanese cooking styles and food products. Sushi is now a favorite all over the U.S. and soy sauce has become a staple in numerous American kitchens, all thanks to Benihana.


Benihana offers competitive employment benefits:
- Medical & Dental Insurance
- Life & Disability Insurance
- Profit Sharing Plan
- Discount Stock Purchase Plan
- Leave of Absence (personal, administrative, short-term disability, etc.)
- Accidental Death Coverage
- Optical Insurance
- 25% Discount at Benihana, Benihana Grill and Sushi Doraku restaurants
Additional Benefits:
- Incentive Bonuses
- Holiday Pay
- Relocation Program
- Vacation and Sick pay
- Benihana Children Scholarship
- Foreign Language Study Scholarship
- Recruiting and Training Awards
- 10,15,20 and 25 year Anniversary Awards
- Yearly Assessment of Job Performance

Updated February 5, 2014