Benihana Celebrates Inaugral National Fried Rice Day at Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino

LAS VEGAS – September 14, 2018 – Benihana, the nation’s leading operator of Japanese-inspired Teppanyaki and Sushi Restaurants, is celebrating National Fried Rice Day with free rice upgrades. Taking place Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, all guests who purchase an entrée atBenihana’s Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino location will receive a free upgrade of the restaurant’s unique signature dish, Benihana Fried Rice.


Officially designated by the  National Day CalendarBenihana will further commemorate this new holiday by grilling Benihana Fried Rice for 42 consecutive hours, in an attempt to break the Guinness World Records title for “longest cooking marathon.” Benihana master chefs Andrey Shek(New York 56th Street) and Raymundo Mendez (Chicago Hancock Tower) will cook the Benihana Fried Rice over a 500-degree grill at two ofBenihana’s flagship restaurants, its Midtown location in New York City and its Michigan Avenue location in Chicago. Guinness World Records rules permit chefs to take short, five-minute rest breaks every hour.


Located inside Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, Benihana offers one of the most exciting choices for a fine dining experience in Las Vegas. At Benihana, guests enjoy delicious Japanese menu options prepared exhibition-style by masterful chefs on Teppan grills. Exceptional choices include fresh sushi appetizers and entrées that feature free range chicken, New York strip steak, filet mignon and fresh lobster tail. The Benihana dining experience provides guests an authentic cultural adventure in a setting of lush Japanese gardens and flowing water features.

Benihana opens daily at 5 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, visit or call 702-732-5755 (between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.) or 702-732-5821 (between 4 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.) Group reservations, special group menus and private rooms are available. Benihana is a non-smoking restaurant. Find the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on Facebook and follow onTwitter.


Benihana Inc. is the nation’s leading operator of Japanese-inspired Teppanyaki and Sushi restaurants with 104 nationwide Benihana, Haru Sushi, RA Sushi and Samurai restaurants, including 10 franchised Benihana restaurants operating throughout the United States, Caribbean, and Central andSouth America. To learn more about Benihana Inc. and its four brands, please view the corporate video at To download the Benihana Sticker Pack, please visit



Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, a legendary world-class destination, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 225,000 square feet of meeting space and the world’s largest Race & Sports SuperBook®, which is home to Nevada’s largest wagering menu and more than 4,500 square feet of state-of-the-art 4K HD video wall, in a comfortable, smoke-free environment. Westgate Las Vegas provides a range of culinary adventures with eight restaurants, including the world-famous Benihana, the award-winning Edge Steakhouse and the newest addition Fresco Italiano.

The home of legendary performer Barry Manilow, the property features entertainment options in the International Theater and the Westgate Cabaret and has recently undergone a more than $150 million renovation, that has encompassed every square inch of the property, including the addition of 300 timeshare villas, the all-new International Bar, a fully renovated pool deck, 1,200 remodeled Signature Rooms and the luxurious Serenity Spa, which was recently awarded the 2017 Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award. For more information or to book accommodations, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to


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