Benihana Corporate Office AddressBenihana Inc.
8750 NW 36 St Suite 300
Miami, FL 33178
Contact BenihanaPhone Number: (305) 594-2732
Fax Number: (305) 592-6371
Email: Email Benihana
ExecutivesCEO: Richard Stockinger
CFO: David Flanery
COO: Christopher P. Ames
Benihana was founded in 1964 in New York City by Rocky H. Aoki. The first restaurant was on W 56th Street.
The chain struggled until received a rave review from the New York Herald in 1965.
In 1968, the first restaurant opened outside of New York, in Chicago.
In 1982, the Benihana National Corporation went public.
By 1997, there were 47 restaurants.
In 1999, the company acquired Haru Sushi.
In 2002, the company acquired RA Sushi.
In 2007, the 100th restaurant was opened.
In 2008, founder Rocky Aoki died.
In 2012, the chain was acquired by Angelo Gordon & Company and taken private.
Today, Benihana operates nearly 120 Japanese cuisine restaurants worldwide. The chain also operates both Haru and RA sushi restaurants.