Benihana is back and I'm in hibachi heaven

Benihana is back and I'm in hibachi heaven
Benihana returns to Chicago!

After 10 lonngggggg years, one of my favorite eateries has reopened, this time at the Hancock Building at 875 N. Michigan! BENIHANA is back and I couldn't be happier!

I've missed those chopping and dicing chefs and the delectable dishes they served up! At the grand opening party on Aug. 22, it seemed like everyone in the city was there. I saw Melissa and Scott Forman, Mary Ann Rose and Heinz Kern, Erica Strama, all of the peeps from WCIU, Dan Uslan and so many others!

We got there a little late since we attended the Chicago International Film Festival poster unveiling

Grand opening cake courtesy of Eli's Cheesecake.

Grand opening cake courtesy of Eli's Cheesecake.

first, and I missed the drum line to open the restaurant but the chefs were still busy as bees preparing those delicious dishes I love and remember so well! A massive celebration cake, courtesy of Eli's Cheesecake, was shaped like a chef's hat.

The over 8,000' ft. space will offer 22 Teppanyaki tables with hibachi grills, a sushi bar, three private dining rooms, a cocktail lounge and an outdoor patio on the Mag Mile!

I'm in Benihana Heaven! Congrats to CEO Thomas Baldwin and all involved!

For reservations, visit the website here or call 312.780.3110 and I'll see you there!

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