12th February 2019
Benihana, the worldwide Japanese teppanyaki restaurant chain that has three outlets in London, has opened its first UK site outside the capital, in Glasgow. The company has launched the 100-cover restaurant at a former Carluccio’s site in West Nile Street.
It is the first new Benihana restaurant in the UK for more than 20 years. Benihana’s signature dishes include steak, chicken, shrimp, sushi and sashimi. There is also a bar offering small plates, sake and cocktails.
Benihana’s MD Richard Mackay said: “As the first restaurant to open in more than 20 years in the UK, it is a milestone in our growth strategy for Benihana. This is an important period as the restaurant looks to evolve through new bricks and mortar as well as culinary experience. I would like to thank the Benihana board of directors and Minor International for their support in making the aspirations of expansion a reality.”
Founder Hiroki Aoki opened the first Benihana in 1964. Benihana’s London restaurants are in Chelsea, Piccadilly and at The Grange hotel in St Paul’s.