Benihana Inc.

  • News

    February 6, 2014

    Perfect Timing: How Malcontent Wiseasses Tried to Prove a Point About Politics and Ended up Charged as Felons

    White conservatives who tweaked an election in The Woodlands were just what Greg Abbott needed to prove he doesn’t prosecute only minorities for voter fraud.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    How To Prepare To Fry An Egg and Prevent a Mess

    Frying an egg is easy, but preparation is key.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Chris Kinjo of MF Sushi, on Working in More Than 30 Restaurants, the Problem with Fake Fish and Old-School Japanese Sushi

    This is part 2 of a three part Chef Chat series. You can read Part 1 here if you missed it. Look for Part 3 in this same space Friday. EOW: What was your first job as a sushi chef? CK: My first was at Sushi Muto in Santa Ana, California -- it's not there anymore. The sushi master there was a cer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Sunday Whole Foods Market?

    Normally on the weekends, you can find me, bottomless mimosa in hand, at one of the many awesome brunch spots around town. But this typically leads to a couple of buckets of beer...which lead to a few outdoor games of bags...which lead to someone losing a bet...leading to a stripped-down afternoon j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Clueless -- Not Old -- People Writing on a Restaurant's Facebook Page

    Tumblr has given us some great food-related bits of fascination recently. Locally, it's home to Fat City Houston, which keeps our 100 Favorite Dishes list honest. Nationally, it's given us gems like Fuck You, Yelper, showcasing frenzied Yelp reviews as beat-style poetry. This week, it's Old People ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Samurai Steak & Sushi

    I wrongly assumed that Benihana was a hokey American take on Japanese steakhouses, basing my opinion on the famous, and un-Japanese, fried rice. But I married a girl who'd lived in Tokyo, and she assured me that most elements of Benihana are authentic, except the fried rice. Furthermore, she loves ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Prom Night: Adventures in Dining (Or Not)

    ​One of the questions I've been fielding a lot lately is, "Where should my [son, daughter, sister, brother, etc.] go for dinner before prom?" And the answer I've been giving is always the same: Haven. Haven has a beautiful dining room and patio; a great central location to where most proms se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Sammy Hagar: Red Rocker, Crue-Shaming Sex Machine

    ​Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock By Sammy Hagar with Joel Selvin It Books, 256pp., $26.99 During the tour to support Van Halen's For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, singer/guitarist Sammy Hagar certainly took the record's title to heart. Because just about every night during Eddie's 20-minute guit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    NFL, College Football and Brett Favre's Wiener -- 5 Winners, 5 Losers

    Brett Favre can't get out of the headlines​I hope everybody had a lovely Texans bye weekend (insert lame joke about "Texans giving up fewer than 300 yards passing to BYE" here), and that you're refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for the back half of the football season. I'm on vacation this week vis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    There's still time to buy your tickets to the Great Gulf Dinner, happening tomorrow -- Saturday, October 16 -- at The Usual from 2 to 6 p.m. $15 buys you a plate filled with delicious Gaido's seafood and sides along with an afternoon of great live music and a raffle with prizes you can only find at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Nigori Sake: Shaken, Not Stirred

    ​Only a couple of weeks ago, I was lamenting the fact that classes about sake, rice wine from Japan, weren't as prevalent as those about wine, beer or even spirits. As if in response from the sake gods themselves, I heard about a sake and sushi class next Tuesday, October 19, at Benihana (9707 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    The New Tequila Service at Cyclone Anaya's

    ​People like to see their food being made tableside. What else explains the success of Benihana? Cyclone Anaya's is taking the tableside service to another level with its new tableside tequila feature. For $75 a pop, diners can have a bartender come to their table with a tray filled with a bot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Five to Try: Interactive Meals

    ​Most of us love to get our hands dirty -- participate, get involved, jump right in -- even where food is concerned. Perhaps that explains our love of fajita builds, Bloody Mary bars, and all-you-eat buffets. Here are a few options for interactive meals around town: places that get you involve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    Not So Great News from the Health Department, Downtown Edition

    We take a look at downtown restaurants today. Let’s start off with the biggest offender first. Popeye’s (1116 Travis) was inspected on Oct. 15 and they had a whopping 13 violations – way to go Popeye’s! • Food was found that was not safe for human consumption • Potentially hazardous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    Fresh Meat at Tokyo Steak & Sushi

    The brand-new Tokyo Steak & Sushi restaurant in Katy (22762 Westheimer Parkway, 281-391 8833) is really two different restaurants in one. In the front, there's a sushi bar, a conventional bar with cocktails, wine, beer and sake, and regular tables. But toward the back, there's a much larger area whe ... More >>

  • News

    November 16, 2006

    Viva la Margarita!

    The drink that changed the way we eat

  • Dining

    June 8, 2006

    Gelato Grotto

    There's a dark cave in Rice Village where you can linger over ice cream and espresso

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2005

    Food Fight

    The Benihana-themed Cookin' is a real whack job

  • Dining

    August 21, 2003

    Barbecued Squid

    A special dish scores as the Seoul food of Korea Garden

  • Dining

    March 27, 2003
  • Dining

    April 18, 2002

    Continental Error-lines

    Scott Tycer tries to clear up the confusion over continental cuisine

  • Dining

    January 10, 2002

    Too Hot to Handle

    Fire + Ice gets burned by the Bayou City

  • Dining

    June 28, 2001

    Free Fire Zone

    The praise or blame lies with the diner at Fire + Ice

  • Dining

    June 21, 2001

    Beyond Benihana

    That's eatertainment: Tokyohana knows how to play with its food.

  • Dining

    July 23, 1998
  • Calendar

    April 6, 1995
  • Calendar

    August 11, 1994