Saturday, August 11, 2007

Benihana Dinner

Made the annual trek to Benihana for hubby's birthday dinner tonight. We used to eat at this restaurant on a fairly regular basis to the point where we got tired of watching the chef's cooking show.

If you've been to a Benihana, you know what I mean. Drawing a chicken on the grill with raw scrambled eggs, spatula shrimp tails into their own pocket and chef's hat, making a volcano with onion rings and a liquid, pretending to throw a bowl of fried rice at you, ..etc. I am assuming no matter which Benihana Restaurant you go to, the cooking show is all the same.

For birthday celebrations, the waiters would sing and take a Polaroid of you. Since 2001, hubby and I have pictures of ourselves at the same restaurant celebrating his birthday. I figure we can see ourselves aging progressively. Kind of depressing.

As for waiters singing at restaurants, some do not look happy as they sing the same birthday song over and over and over again to complete strangers. Can you blame them?

- AV


Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

Can you believe, I've never been to one of these places, even though I've seen them a million times. I wouldn't mind going, but it wouldn't be some place I'd want to go again and again. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your husband, I hope you'll both had a good one! During my brief stay in the bay, I never made it to this particular restaurant but I have been a couple of times to some similar types places.

Sounds delicious, I am more hungry now!

AVCr8teur said...

Dana, I've only been to 3 Benihana's around the U.S. so I'm assuming there's a few in Texas. I'd think you would have fun.

AVCr8teur said...

Scott, thanks! There's a Benihana's at the LV Hilton Hotel & Casino, but it's much more expensive than back in the Bay Area. There's no chef show if you go during lunch time so I prefer that. :)

NYCindividual said...

I went to the part of the garden where there weren't very many people. I went in the summer of 2002 with a group on a weekday as well.