If you wish to dine at an authentic Japanese Steakhouse then make your way to Pattaya Beach Road and you will find the excellent Benihana at the Avani Pattaya Resort.
Benihana boasts a huge menu, it also offers diners a unique experience from the highly popular Sushi Bar to the Teppanyaki tables. The restaurant is often full with customers who are happily enjoying the excellent food on offer.
The knife skills of the chefs is highly skillful as the prepare fresh dishes in front of patrons eyes. As the aromas of grilled meats and seared fish attack the senses the theatre of the chefs give an overall superb dining experience.
Benihana has a modern dining room, and the decor is welcoming and inviting with a touch of Japanese authentic flair. Wherever the diners are seated they have great views of the chefs in action.
The Sushi menu is split between Nigiri (Two Pieces) and Sashimi (Three Pieces) and is a delectable array of freshly prepared delicacies. Prices range from 150 baht to 300 baht and are serious value for money.
Choices include: Salmon, Japanese Scallop, Tuna, Hamachi, Red Snapper, Foie Gras, Tiger Prawns, Eel, Avocado and Red Snapper.
A great idea for couples are the Boat Sets which is split between the Benihana Boat which comprises of 28 pieces, and the Yamato Boat which is eighteen pieces.
Benihana Boat – 28 pieces – White House Roll, Angry Tuna, Rocky’s Mountain Sandwich, Nigiri Salmon, Nigiri Hamachi, Nigiri Unagi, Salmon Sashimi, Hamachi Sashimi and Tuna Sashimi.
Yamoto Boat – 18 pieces – Angry Tuna, California Roll, Nigiri Salmon, Nigiri Tuna, Nigiri Hamachi, Salmon and Tuna Sashimi.
The traditional Teppanyaki menu comes complete with Japanese onion soup, Benihana salad, Hibachi vegetables, Shrimp appetizer, and hot Green Tea.
There are a choice of tantalizing starters to begin with, including: Yaki Tori, Tuna Tartar, Uminosachi, Maguro Larb, Ebi Tempura, Unagi Don and Gyoza with Pork.
But Benihana really comes to life with the main event which is the traditional Teppanyaki. If you really want to have a special treat try the Wagyu Beef. Wagyu is a Japanese beef cattle which produce highly marbled meat and is much lower in cholesterol than common beef.
Choices available are: Australian Wagyu Tenderloin, Tomahawk Steak, Kagoshima Rib-Eye, Kobi Beef Striploin.
Some of the house specialities are well worth trying especially if it is your first time at Benihana and want to try combination dishes.
- Benihana Pattaya – Shrimps with Australian Beef Striploin.
- Land & Sea – Trio of Tenderloin, Rock Lobster and Tuna Steak.
- Seafood Palace – Tiger Prawn, Snow Fish and Scallops.
- Shogun’s Feast – Tiger Prawn and Wagyu Rib-Eye.
- Benihana Special – Prime Beef Striploin and Lobster Tail.
Benihana is not your everyday restaurant, it is somewhere that you go for a treat and prices tend to reflect this. But if you want to impress somebody with some of the finest produce and service in Pattaya there are few places better.