Benihana Kuwait

January 31, 2011 at 12:23pm

Dear BENIHANA fans,   


At Benihana, we continuously strive to improve our relationships with our guests and our community.  We take any and all customer reviews very seriously and consider them opportunities for improving our operations and making the customer’s BENIHANA experience more unique, authentic, and enjoyable.


Over the last few days, we have read your posts regarding an alleged lawsuit filed by “Benihana” against a blogger based in Kuwait for posting an unfavorable review of a newly-opened, BENIHANA restaurant location in Kuwait.   We hear you and wish to correct any misinformation.


The BENIHANA brand is co-owned by two separate and distinct corporate entities – Benihana, Inc. and Benihana of Tokyo, Inc.  We, Benihana, Inc., own, operate and franchise nearly 100 BENIHANA restaurants in states and countries throughout the United States, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.  You can find our locations by visiting the website.  Benihana of Tokyo, Inc. owns, operates, or franchises BENIHANA restaurants in various other parts of the world, including, Kuwait.  You can view Benihana of Tokyo, Inc.’s locations by visiting   


While we have a shared interest in the BENIHANA brand, we have no control over Benihana of Tokyo, Inc.’s business or legal decisions.  Consequently, we cannot comment or opine on the alleged lawsuit filed by Benihana of Tokyo, Inc. except to say that we are never pleased to hear of any BENIHANA customer’s negative experience.   We encourage you to share your opinions and comments directly with Benihana of Tokyo, Inc.  The company’s contact information is available on