SF Benihana gets cutting edge (get it!?) new look
If you haven’t been to San Francisco’s Benihana in awhile, might be time to add the restaurant to your calendar. The legendary sushi/showplace of knife magic and flashy cooking displays, at 1737 Post Street, just completed a remodel of its bar area and sounds like a great place to go for happy hour.
The new full-service sushi bar offers a wide array of savory nigiri, temaki and maki rolls as well as several innovative items from their new lounge menu. Guests can dine at the eight-seat sushi counter and interact with their sushi chef, or they may opt for appetizers or an entire meal in the spacious 64-seat cocktail lounge.
“We are thrilled to unveil the exciting new look at Benihana San Francisco. People are discovering that we now have a destination lounge instead of simply a waiting area. Not only is it a great place for drinks and dinner after work, but it’s a perfect dining choice for a delicious and healthy lunch,” said Phil Andre, general manager of Benihana San Francisco.
Plus the prices can’t be beat – every Monday through Thursday from 4-7 p.m. in the sushi bar and lounge, sake, beer, wine and specialty cocktails are available starting at $2. The Happy Hour menu boasts specials on sushi and other small bites, including new and distinctively-styled dishes such as sashimi ceviche, crispy spicy tuna, chili shrimp roll and Benihana fish tacos.
What’s your favorite San Francisco happy hour destination? Yes, the drinks might be cheapest when poured in the privacy of your own apartment, but there won’t be any chefs doing tricks with knives or flinging shrimp into your cocktail glass. (But if there is, please invite me over. I want to see what you can do.)