Review: BenihanaTuesday, April 12, 2016
I always see Benihana when going up the escalator from the parking lot in the Avenues and had wanted to try them out for the longest time, but I don't know, I just lost interest.
The menu on their website seems to be outdated and a few of the items we had ordered aren't on it. The prices aren't right either with all dishes currently around 0.500 KD to 3.00 KD more.
For starters, we ordered the Scallops (2.750 KD) which was okay, but I'll be skipping it next time and two plates of the Rock Shrimp (3.750 KD). Think P.F. Chang's Dynamite Shrimp. You can't go wrong with this dish and it's a definite crowd pleaser. If its on the menu, I'm ordering it!
We also ordered the Yakitori (2.750 KD) and the Shrimp Rice (1.750 KD) for the kids, hence the lack of a photo. I did have a taste of the shrimp rice and it was amazing! Definitely one to order next time.
Along with that, we had to try out the sushi and chose the Shrimp Crunchy Roll (1.900 KD) and the Volcano Roll (3.900 KD). When it comes to sushi, I normally gravitate towards the ones that contain the words crispy or tempura in the description and skip anything that is remotely slimy or mushy, no thanks. I stay clear of eel too. Not at all fussy right? Ha! Eel just takes me back to my creek swimming days when I mistook one for a snake. Anyway, both the rolls were delicious and disappeared almost instantly.
Including drinks, our total bill came up to 66.300 KD for a party of 4 adults and 4 kids. Overall, a fun experience and the staff were also friendly and very enthusiastic, which is always a plus. Definitely a unique place to take friends/family when they visit.