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Benihana - The Fairmont Royal York says...
Tucked in a quiet corner of the Fairmont Royal York is Benihana, a restaurant blending traditional Japanese cuisine with the exciting theatrics of Teppan cooking. Founded by Japanese-born entrepreneur Rocky Aoki in 1964, Benihana Restaurants spread across Europe, Asia, Australia and South America before coming to Toronto.
Teppan cooking is Benihana's specialty, here highly skilled chefs present and prepare all entrées at a 'hibachi' table (a flat 4' X 3' grill), around which up to seven guests are seated. Enjoy... More the excitement of a fast-paced performance of chopping and juggling, as chefs prepare a show of fresh shrimp, lobster or Kobe beef. Alternatively, those looking for a more exotic meal, take a spot at the sushi bar to watch talented, traditionally trained chefs create elegant treats from the sushi and sashimi menus.
Dine on the freshest beef, seafood and produce all accompanied by a broad selection of Japanese beer and sake. All teppanyaki entrées are served with Japanese onion soup, Benihana salad with house dressing, grilled shrimp appetizers, hibachi vegetables, rice and green tea. Benihana provides a unique twist on Japanese that makes it a popular place to celebrate any special occasion in a fun and communal atmosphere.
Locally-Brewed Ontario Spring Water Sake at The Fairmont Royal York's Benihana
Benihana is proud to announce its first locally brewed sake, IZUMI (spring water). The Ontario Spring Water Sake Company began brewing rare, high-quality sake this past February that is now exclusive to The Fairmont Royal York. The sake is prepared using traditional Japanese methods and recipes and made with fresh Ontario spring water sourced for ideal sake brewing. Master sake brewers will tell you that high-quality water is a crucial element in the brewing process. Therefore, it is no surprise why the sake brewer was drawn to Ontario with access to some of the best spring water in the world.
Guest may enjoy the freshly pressed, unpasteurized and unfiltered sake, a style that is currently not available anywhere in Ontario or the eastern seaboard, for the fist time at Benihana. The delicious sake is fruity, rich and delicate; there is no comparison to this high-end Japanese drink. The sake's delightful flavour is enhanced using special Northern Ontario spring water and prepared in the "Junmai" (pure rice) style.
Experience authentic Japanese cuisine with a glass of smooth locally-brewed IZUMI sake at Benihana.
Best Japanese - WINNER Benihana Most Memorable Meal Awards 2003/2004 WHERE Magazine
Best Japanese - WINNER Benihana Most Memorable Meal Awards 2005 WHERE Magazine
2007 Top 5 Finalist Japanese Resaturant Where Magazine