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Benihana (Manhasset)

2105 Northern Blvd. Manhasset , NY 516-627-3400

A habachi chef shows his skills at Benihana

A habachi chef shows his skills at Benihana restaurant. Photo Credit: Handout

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Cooking, Japanese, Sushi

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Kid friendly

Description:

Dinner at this hibachi restaurant starts with savory onion soup followed by a salad and then a shrimp appetizer. The chef shows off fancy shrimp-cutting maneuvers, tosses cut-up zucchini into open mouths and makes an onion volcano. Best in his repertoire is spicy chicken, followed by steak. Scallops, though, are overcooked.

A cavernous, cacophonous dining room holds 18 tables, each seating 11 to 12.

Lunch costs $9 to $13.75; dinner, $17.10 and up.

Cooking classes are available on weekends. Their chef training program, in which participants train for one to two hours on a Sunday afternoon, can allow the graduate to cook for four or eight friends and family members on a weekday night.

"One of our chefs stays with you," said restaurant manager Francis Lee. "You have the whole table to yourself."

Cost is $140 for one chef to feed four people or $250 for eight diners.

Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; 5-10 p.m.
Friday: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; 5-11 p.m.
Saturday: 12-11 p.m.
Sunday: 12-10 p.m.

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A habachi chef shows his skills at Benihana

A habachi chef shows his skills at Benihana restaurant. Photo Credit: Handout

Dinner at this hibachi restaurant starts with savory onion soup followed by a salad and then a shrimp appetizer. The chef shows off fancy shrimp-cutting maneuvers, tosses cut-up zucchini into open mouths and makes an onion volcano. Best in his repertoire is spicy chicken, followed by steak. Scallops, though, are overcooked.

A cavernous, cacophonous dining room holds 18 tables, each seating 11 to 12.

Lunch costs $9 to $13.75; dinner, $17.10 and up. 

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