Benihana now open

Post by Mark

The American Japanese chain Benihana opened up yesterday for business and I passed by today and took a quick peek. The place is much larger than I expected since although it has a small shop front it actually expands quite a lot to the back and sides. I didn’t eat there but took a look at their menu and the prices seemed pretty good if not cheap in some cases at first glance. They had 6 pieces of crab maki for example for KD1.500, 6 pieces of California for KD2.500 and their most expensive special maki was like KD5. Their teppanyaki dishes ranged in price as well with some of their more expensive lobster dishes hitting around KD16. I’ll probably pass by sometime this week and try them out. I usually enjoy sitting at the sushi bar and their sushi bar looked pretty good and big.

Benihana is located in phase II of the Avenues, in the area behind the escalator next to Dean & Deluca. They officially launch on the 20th but are open for business right now.

Note: Picture above is from last week before they opened. They’re the shop in the corner with the red sign.


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  1. Z says:

    in the ‘area’ behind the escalator. little typo there.

  2. Bu Yousif says:

    My 1st experience with Benihana was with the one in Honolulu, Hawaii and i totally loved it :)

  3. Mark says:

    Z thanks fixed it

  4. Thuraya Lynn says:

    im always looking for good japanese restaurant, might try it out this week~

  5. FAMAJAH says:

    YES!! I’ve tried Benihana around 4 years ago in San Francisco, and I loved it! Looks like I’m know where I’m having lunch this thursday :P

  6. Realist says:

    Its gonna end up like Obika.

  7. Sahar says:

    Can’t wait to try it, hope its like the one in Beirut, I love that place.

  8. ucf says:

    i really wanted to comment on the GM of benihana .. he cant even write in proper english lol .. what kind of GM is he ?? and way to find out about the IP .. what kind of idiot doesnt know that you can get his IP from his posts hahaha i personally do not get influenced by other peoples and i usually try something before i judge, but since i read the GM’s response and how childish he was .. ill NEVER go there .. and im gonna tell everyone about the incident .. maybe post it on my facebook too :P

  9. احمد الشملان says:

    بصراحه خووووش مطعم مرتب اكله وايد طيب وديكوراته فايف ستار الله يوفق صاحبه

    • خالد مهدي says:

      انا زرت المطهم مع الاهل وبصراحه من كثر ماعجبني بلغت الربع همه ورحت معاهم بعد ةبرةحلخ مره ثالثه

  10. خالد مهدي says:

    خليك جنتل ولاتمسح تعليقي وين الروح الرياضيه يامارك ولاتنسى ان اناس اذواق اذا المطعم ماعجبك تصطفي لوحدك ولكن في ناس كتار عجبهم المطعم وبدهم يكتبوا تعليقاته عنو فخليها مش تشطبها علي فكره طلعت واحد مش ديمقراطي وبتحب الشي الك لوحدك

  11. خالد مهدي says:

    على فكره انا رحت مرتين وبالمرتين كنت بستنى لتفضى طاواه يعني كل هالناس ذوقها تعبان لاتنسى انت بالكويت يعني الشعب الذويق وبعدين بكفي يااخي ان صاحب المطعم كويتي مننا وفينا ولد الديره ولا زعلان ان مش لبناني مع احترامي لكل اخوانا اللبنانين علي راسي من فوق وبعدين مش كل واحد بيحطلوا موقع بيقعد بيجرح بالناس وشكرا


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