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Benihana Inc.

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Aoki in Dadeland Continues Benihana Legacy

    Chances are you've heard of Benihana, the famous teppanyaki chain that spread like wildfire across America. Well, did you know that the son of Rocky Aoki (the founder of Benihana) is the founder of Doraku, and that he's related to the global superstar DJ Steve Aoki, and that the new teppanyaki joint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Benihana Names Steve Schlemon New President and CEO, With Potential Earnings of More Than $4 Million

    Benihana Inc., the Miami-based chain of interactive Japanese restaurants that also owns the RA Sushi and Haru brands, has just announced a new corporate head. Industry veteran Steve Schlemon was named the company's new president and chief executive officer by Benihana's board of directors. Shlemon, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Jonah Hill Goes to Benihana on Saturday Night Live

    Since 1960's Benihana has been known as the place in which to have "dinner and a show" with its teppanyaki restaurants. The Miami-based chain is much beloved as a place to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries because of its communal tables and entertaining chefs that perform intricate displays of k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Six Best Parties on South Beach This Week

    It may only be Tuesday, but hey, at least you survived all of those dreadful meetings, went through countless Monday morning emails, and finally got over that weekend hangover. And with all of the SoBe parties going down this week, from R. Kelly's official afterparty to Steve Aoki's Aokify America ... More >>

  • Music

    March 14, 2013

    Steve Aoki: The Neon Punk of EDM

    Once an indie darling, he has coasted to superstardom on a wave of pure showmanship.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Praying for Better Brickell Restaurants

    It's enticing to bring friends, in town for vacation, to Brickell and show them Miami's progress as an action-packed metropolis. They can walk to one of three Publix stores or buy cigarettes, Red Bull or whatever stimulant tickles their fancy at the shiny new 7-Eleven. Yet when time comes to grab a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Ten Richest DJs: From Pauly D to Deadmau5, Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, and Tiesto

    See also "The 15 Richest Musicians: From Jay-Z to Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Dr. Dre" and "Eight Richest Musicians in Their Teens and 20s." Dear haters ... Even though beefcake-y blonde Dutch disc jockey Tiësto is kind of a corporate whore, he's also a pranksterish dude who enjoys talking shit, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Top Ten Celebs Who Should Endorse a Miami Chain Restaurant

    Hey local chains, time to get brand smart. Miami celebs, time to get hip to your local chain restaurants. Mr. 305 himself is doing it. Last week Miami Subs partnered with Miami artist Pitbull in a big push to expand the chain. We know of a few more local chains that could use a some famous endorse ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2012
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    June 20, 2012

    Best Fourth of July 2012 Parties on South Beach

    America celebrates its 236th birthday this year, and the parallels between our relatively young nation and the popularity spike of electronic dance music are becoming increasingly clear. From our ties to England to first-generation embodiments of the American Dream, this year's Fourth of July part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week Starts Today: What Not to Miss

    With more than 30 restaurants participating in Coral Gables Restaurant Week from June 4-17, the fifth annual edition of the highly popular Miami foodie favorite can get a little confusing. Luckily, this isn't our first rodeo.First thing's first: Restaurant week means each participating eateries offe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Benihana Going Private in Buyout Deal

    Benihana, the Miami-based interactive dining chain, is being acquired by private equity group Angelo, Gordon, and Co.'s., in a deal that will take the publicly-traded restaurant company private.According to NASDAQ.com, Angelo, Gordon, and Co.'s will pay $16.30 per share in cash, approximately $296 m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Benihana To Be Sold for $296 Million to Private Investors

    Less than two years after Burger King was sold to private investors, another Miami-Dade-based national restaurant chain is going private. It was announced today that Angelo, Gordon & Co.'s Private Equity Group will pay $296 million for Benihana, Inc. and take the chain private.

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    47. Lunch Boat Special at Benihana

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.47. Lunch Boat Special at BenihanaIt's time to ... More >>

  • News

    February 23, 2012
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    February 1, 2012

    Hard's Holy Ship! Electronic Music Cruise "Will Return in 2013"

    ​Exactly 26 days ago, Hard's Holy Ship! electronic music cruise packed Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Fatboy Slim, Rusko, Diplo, A-Trak, dozens of other professional party starters, and 3000 beat freaks onto the MSC Poesia for a full weekend of uhntz-uhntz-ing across the high seas. And yes, there were a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    How To Roll Your Own Sushi On the Cheap

    ​If you're looking for quick and easy finger foods and hors d'oeuvres for your New Year's Eve party, why not give homemade sushi a shot? It's easy and relatively inexpensive to make, provided that you have all of the necessary tools.Why make your own sushi? It's fun ('specially when you have a few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Benihana: Get A Birthday Meal For $0.00

    ​Benihana, the Miami-based Japanese steakhouse, wants to wish you a happy birthday. They are giving away a $30 gift certificate.In order to claim the free birthday meal, sign up for the Chef's Table at the Benihana web site, provide some personal info and an email address and they'll email a gift ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Doraku, Pasha's to Open New Miami Locations

    Doraku's South Beach bar is known for its happy hour. We're hoping the tradition continues in Brickell.​Doraku, home to everyone's favorite happy hour, is opening a second Florida location in Mary Brickell Village.According to the manager of the SoBe location, the lease was just signed this week a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Five Electro Dudes With Secret Hardcore Kid Pasts

    Sleigh Bells' Derek Miller is an ex-punk. Who else?​This weekend, while you're spending Memorial Day sipping a fruity mixed drink and fist pumping to the newest Ke$ha dubstep remix, take a good long hard look at the DJ. Yeah, lots of ravers and club kids have full sleeves. But there's a good chan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Steve Aoki at Ultra Music Festival 2011 Day Three, March 27

    Photo by Ian WitlenSteve Aoki celebrates by sitting on his gear.​Steve Aoki Ultra Music Festival's Live Stage Bicentennial Park March 27, 2011 Better Than: A Benihana chef's onion volcano. If you're a sucker for hibachi like I am, then you probably already knew that Steve Aoki comes from Jap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week Starts Monday

    ​Yes, it's that time of year again. No, we don't mean the beginning of summer. Nor are we referring to the upcoming Best Of Miami issue, or, for that matter, the upcoming Flapjack Flip-Off X. (OK, we can move on now, I've gotten in all the necessary plugs).Yes, it's that time of year again, time f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Gables Restaurant Week Begins Friday

    ​Downtown Coral Gables presents its 3rd annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week, starting this Friday, June 7, and running through June 20 (a 14-day week, but whatever). Some 20 Gables restaurants will be offering specially-priced three-course menus.Participants include Angelique Euro Cafe, Bangkok Ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Food News Roundup: Food Trucks, Benihana, The Fair, and Burn Notice

    Miami food-truck scene hits the national press. [AP]Study finds that people choose less healthy food for others and probably lie to computers about their own choices. [UPI] Benihana names new executive chef as part of chain wide renewal program. [Chainleader]Fair food! County Fair opens Thursday. [C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Food News Roundup: Competition, Hedy Goldsmith, Robbery, and Marlins Stadium

    There's a new food blog in town and they want to give you a Miami culinary tour. [OnlinePR]Miami-based Benihana may get bought out. [Riptide]MGFD's pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith joins "World's Largest Girlfriends Getaway" at Loews Miami Beach Hotel. [PRweb]Miami Lakes convenience store robbed for $50,0 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Revisiting Benihana Before It's Sold

    Alarmed by the news that Benihana might be sold, last night Short Order paid a visit to the teppanyaki temple, which is located off the 79th Street Causeway. However, it was business as usual at the waterfront eatery (which, like most Miami restaurants, doesn't actually have outdoor seating) and non ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Miami-Based Benihana Might Get Bought Out

    ​Benihana, the Japanese restaurant chain best known for cooking your food in front of you and being founded by DJ Steve Aoki's dad, is actually based right here in Miami. Doral to be exact.Apparently, though, it might get bought out. RDG Capital has offered the company $150 million in a buy-out of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Food News Roundup: LandShark, Art Basel, No App, Bordeaux, Bahamas, and Benihana

    Boston Culinary Group signed contract extension with LandShark Stadium to provide food and beverage services through 2021. [Hospitality-1st]AOL's Digital City restaurant recommendations for Art Basel include Mr. Chow, Hakkasan, Michael's Genuine, and Caviar Kaspia. [DigitalCity]An advertising agency ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Food News Roundup: Benihana, Fiji Water, Jamaican Jerk, Michael Jordan, Necker Island, and Cuban Food

    Canadian companies attend America's largest food and beverage show, coming soon to Miami Beach. [GovMonitor]Miami-based Benihana restaurants to donate 100% of Fiji Water sales revenue to Best Buddies charity for month of November. [Reuters]8th annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival this weekend at Mark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Food News Round Up: Kosher Subway, Food Drive, Benihana, Sra. Martinez, Food Tax, and Amerijet

    Kosher Subway in North Miami JCC? Short Order beat NBC on this one by almost 3 weeks. [ShortOrder] [NBCmiami]Food Drive starting for Partnership For Hunger Relief, runs through September 10th. [CBS4]Bookings for hostels up 27% in Miami. [APviaABC]Miami based Benihana losing money out the ying yang, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Benihana Teppanyaki Announces Renewal, Better Shrimp, Beef, Chicken and More Japan

    image via wwworks flickr​Ever been to Benihana Teppanyaki and bemoaned the "lack of Japan" in the place? The company is addressing your concerns on that point and others. Miami headquartered Benihana Inc., which operates 65 Benihana teppanyaki restaurants, 25 RA Sushi Bars, and 9 Haru sushi r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Benihana Teppanyaki Announces Renewal, Better Shrimp, Beef, Chicken and More Japan

    image via wwworks flickr​Ever been to Benihana Teppanyaki and bemoaned the "lack of Japan" in the place? The company is addressing your concerns on that point and others. Miami headquartered Benihana Inc., which operates 65 Benihana teppanyaki restaurants, 25 RA Sushi Bars, and 9 Haru sushi r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Food News Roundup: Benihana, Brunch, Island Foods, Sherry, Mojitos, and Picnics

    Food and Wine calendar: Thursday through Sunday. [Herald]Miami based Benihana sales slightly up first quarter. BNHNA shares closed at a 52-week high of $8 on Tuesday. [BizJournals]Least creative top-ten brunch spots in Miami list ever, but probably still good, if you're into that sort of thing. [Bla ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 23, 2009
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    July 15, 2009

    Steve Aoki Returns to LIV July 29

    Steve AokiIf anyone embodies the indie-dance phenomenon the best its Dim Mak founder Steve Aoki. The hipsterati mogul is notorious for crowd surfing, pouring endless bottles of Grey Goose into open mouths, and hyping the crowd to the brink of insanity. His music on the other hand isn't exactly blowi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Would You Buy Your Blueberry Muffins At Benihana?

    This coming Sunday, March 22nd, Taste Bakery And Cafe will open a second South Beach venue at 900 Jefferson Avenue, one block from Lincoln Road. Expect the same menu of breakfast pastries, salads and sandwiches as the Alton Road location, but with the addition of gelato and sushi. Just wondering: Do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2008

    New Benihana Location to Open in Coral Springs in 2009

    "Don't think about dropping it, don't think about dropping it..." If you ever needed any proof that the recession is hitting the middle class the hardest, just take a spin around Coral Springs. The sleepy burg - once the ultimate destination for budding family units - is literally covered with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    Founder of Benihana Japanese Steakhouse Dead at 69

    Photo courtesy of Benihana. News broke this weekend that Rocky Aoki, founder of the Benihana chain of restaurants -- headquartered in Miami -- died Thursday night at the age of 69. According to a family spokesperson, the cause of death was pneumonia; but Aoki had also suffered from cirrhosis, diabe ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2008

    Trick Daddy Bids Farewell to Slip-N-Slide

    And launches his own Dunk Ryder imprint.

  • Dining

    August 23, 2007

    Kanpai!

    Doraku looks different but tastes as good as ever

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    February 8, 2007

    Kobehana

    Getting the right chef can be a make-or-break situation

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    January 27, 2005
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    May 15, 2003

    You and Me, Global Brother

    Boycott French wines or Asian restaurants? Let's get real, people!

  • Restaurants

    May 15, 2003
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    October 31, 2002

    Who New, Doraku

    Gone are the Day-Glo monsters, in is cool, crisp, revamped Doraku

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    January 3, 2002

    A Glass-Half-Full Kind of Girl

    This year restaurants will be taking their cues from high-gross films

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