MIAMI, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Benihana Inc. (NASDAQ: BNHN), the nation's leading operator of Japanese-themed and sushi restaurants, has announced the July Chef's Specials: Shrimp & Chicken for Two, a five-course feast for only $36, and Hibachi Tuna for One, five courses for just $22. This month, enjoy a summer night full of delicious food and famous Benihana hibachi entertainment. Share July's teppanyaki special of Shrimp & Chicken for Two, grilled before your eyes with mushrooms and sesame seeds. Or try Benihana's Hibachi Tuna for One, sesame-crusted tuna steak with tomato, avocado and edamame in a white balsamic sauce. Both Chef's Specials are served with Benihana's signature onion soup, Benihana salad, a hibachi shrimp appetizer, hibachi vegetables, homemade dipping sauces, steamed rice and Japanese hot green tea, offering balanced and flavorful five-course meals for only $36 or $22 respectively (tax and gratuity excluded). Complement either of the July Chef's Specials with one of Benihana's suggested beverage pairings. The Sanford Chardonnay ' Flor de Campo' is the perfect match to the Shrimp & Chicken for Two, with hints of tropical fruits, pear and citrus. Bring out the flavors of the Hibachi Tuna for One with the aromatic and sweet Fuji apple flavor of the Fuji Apple Sake. If you are looking for a cocktail to beat the heat, try Benihana's Blue Ocean Punch Bowl for two or more, or the Sake Sangria. The specials can be found at all Benihana restaurants in the United States with the exception of Little Rock, Las Vegas and Hawaii. For more information about the July Chef's Specials or to find a Benihana location and make a reservation today, visit www.benihana.com. About Benihana Headquartered in Miami, Benihana Inc. (NASDAQ GS: BNHN) is the nation's leading operator of Japanese theme and sushi restaurants with 95 restaurants nationwide, including 62 Benihana restaurants, eight Haru sushi restaurants and 25 RA Sushi restaurants. In addition, 16 franchised Benihana restaurants are operating in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. To learn more about Benihana Inc. and its three restaurant concepts, please view the corporate video at www.benihana.com/about/video. SOURCE Benihana Inc.
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