$30 Gift Certificate
Register for the Chef's Table and receive special offers and a complimentary $30 Birthday Certificate during the month of your birthday.
THIS IS NOT A COUPON. Offer is subject to change at any time. Please visit merchant website for details.
The company was founded in 1964 on West 56th Street in New York City by 25-year-old Hiroaki "Rocky" Aoki.
Aoki, a wrestler who had qualified for but did not attend the 1960 Summer Olympics, started the restaurant with $10,000 earned from driving an ice cream truck in Harlem. The first restaurant, Benihana of Tokyo, was named for the red Safflower that was the name for the coffee shop owned by his parents in Tokyo.