Sunday, August 7, 2011

Weekend Fun!

Good afternoon friends!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  We had a fairly lazy one (what are weekends for?!?) but did manage to get dressed and out of the house on Friday to go out to dinner with two other couples.  I had never been to Benihana's although the hibachi style restaurant has been within 15 minutes from me for at least the last 20 years - if not more.  I've seen it many times on various TV movies and it always looked like it would be fun so off we went!

Bobby, Bonnie, Me (Sake is kicking in!) and the Hub

Rob and (fellow Blogger) Dawn at Suitcase Vignettes - Check her out! 

First things first - BEVERAGES!  I tried Sake for the first time.  We all shared a small bottle.  I thought we were suppose to do it like a shot so I downed mine and when I looked around, everyone else was sipping theirs!  Ooops!

We started with some appetizers - Calamari Tempura was delish!

Our Chef for the evening was Leonardo!

He even did the onion volcano for us...

And since Bonnie's birthday was earlier in the week, they brought her out a little treat and sang to her in Japanese...

I'm so glad I finally got to go to Benihana's and with a fun group of friends!  I can cross it off my bucket list!

Have you ever been to Benihana's or a place similar?  What did you think?



  1. Ohhh! Yum, its been forever since I've been to a benihana's but it sure is fun! Nice pics! :) hearts, janna lynn

  2. Sounds like a great time - I love those restaurants where they cook in front of you - it adds to the fun.

    Come on over and post a pic to Visible Monday if you can!

    Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

  3. i went to a hibachi restaurant also called Benihanas while on vacation last weekend! it was my first time since i was about 6, so yummy

  4. I am still full! Great times! Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo