MIAMI  (Restaurant News Release)  Benihana Inc. (NASDAQ: BNHNA)(NASDAQ: BNHN), the nation’s leading operator of Japanese theme and sushi restaurants, has announced the November Chef’s Special, Hibachi Steak for Two, a five-course feast for only $37 that rivals most Thanksgiving meals.

Benihana Chef's Special: 5-Course Hibachi Steak Dinner for Two, Only $37During the month of November, two guests can enjoy the Benihana teppanyaki dining experience, featuring a five-course meal of soup, salad, hibachi shrimp appetizer, mushrooms and hibachi vegetables, homemade dipping sauces, steamed rice, Japanese hot green tea and two hibachi steak entrées, all for just $37.

This delicious Chef’s Special is perfectly complemented by a glass of Tangley Oaks Merlot, or one of Benihana’s featured drinks such as a Beni-Tini, Chocolate Cake Saketini or the Red Flower Punch Bowl, which serves two or more.

Beginning mid-November, Benihana will also exclusively offer its unique holiday specials including the “Be The Chef” package. Available starting November 15, give a friend or family member the unique opportunity to become a Benihana chef for the day. The “Be The Chef” holiday package includes a one-on-one training session with a Benihana chef to learn the art of teppanyaki cooking and a full Benihana teppanyaki performance to entertain family and friends around a Benihana hibachi grill.

In addition, Benihana will offer holiday gift cards, and for every $50 spent, purchasers will receive a $10 bonus gift card. Benihana is also available for holiday events and gatherings, providing a perfect atmosphere of fine Japanese cuisine and entertainment.

For more information about the November Chef’s Special, holiday offers or to find a Benihana location, visit www.benihana.com.

About Benihana Inc.

Headquartered in Miami, Benihana Inc. (NASDAQ GS: BNHN, BNHNA) is the nation’s leading operator of Japanese theme and sushi restaurants with 97 restaurants nationwide, including

63 Benihana restaurants, nine Haru sushi restaurants, and 25 RA Sushi restaurants. Famous for its entertaining chefs who present and prepare delicious teppanyaki entrees at hibachi tables, as well as sushi and other Japanese favorites, Benihana introduced Japanese food to America in 1964. RA Sushi offers a subtly sexy and energetic experience with a hip ambience, and Haru is an urban, upscale sushi concept. In addition, 20 franchised Benihana restaurants are operating in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. To learn more about Benihana Inc. and its three restaurant concepts, please view the corporate video at www.benihana.com/about/video.