Benihana is a hibachi-style restaurant that offers a wide range of Japanese cuisine, including sushi and freshly prepared steak, chicken and vegetable entrees. Although ingredients such as chicken and vegetables are low in calories and fat, many of Benihana's entrees are prepared with butter, oil and fried rice, which increases the calorie count significantly.
Japanese Onion Soup
Benihana's meals begin with the Japanese Onion Soup, which is low in calories and fat-free. This broth-based, meatless soup contains 25 calories per 10 oz. serving. The soup is low in carbohydrates, with 4 g, and protein, with 1 g per serving.
Benihana's hibachi-style dishes are served with Fried Rice, which is high in carbohydrates, fat and calories. A 3/4 cup serving of this rice contains 240 calories, with 12 g of fat, 6 g of saturated fat, 25 g of carbohydrates and 8 g of protein.
Benihana's hibachi meals are prepared on large cooking surfaces around which you sit while dining. If you do not eat the fried rice with which these meals are served, they are rich in protein and low in carbohydrates. However, the hibachi steak is still high in fat and calories, with 32 g of fat and 451 calories in one meal. The meal contains 2 g of carbohydrates and 37 g of protein.
A lower-calorie hibachi option is the hibachi chicken, which contains 353 calories when eaten without the rice. This meal is low in carbohydrates, with just 3 g, but high in fat, with 20 g, and protein, with 38 g.
The Rocky's Choice at Benihana is a combination of the Hibachi Steak and Hibachi Chicken dishes, and is high in fat, protein and calories. This dish contains 1361 calories, with 48 g of fat, 131 g of protein and 95 g of carbohydrates. If you base your diet on the suggested intake of 2000 calories per day, this meal provides 68 percent of your daily calories.
Brian Willett began writing in 2005. He has been published in the "Buffalo News," the "Daytona Times" and "Natural Muscle Magazine." Willett also writes for Bloginity.com and Bodybuilding.com. He is an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer and earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of North Carolina.