Benihana Helps Keep New Year's Resolutions with "Skinny" Dining Options

Restaurant shows that low-calorie food and drinks can still be flavorful

Jan 07, 2013, 12:26 ET from Benihana

MIAMI, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Benihana Inc., the nation's leading operator of Japanese theme and sushi restaurants, is giving health-conscious consumers another reason to celebrate the new year—delicious, low-calorie dining options!

Many find it difficult to eat out while they are trying to whittle their waistlines. Luckily, Benihana can help with flavorful, low-calorie options such as nigiri and sashimi. Fresh nigiri provides a healthy meal of fish and steamed rice in one delicious bite for between only 40 and 160 calories per piece. Or try some sashimi, highlighting the natural, delicate flavors of the fish at just about 25 calories per piece. Both options leave plenty of room to enjoy an edamame appetizer or Benihana's famous miso soup.

Toast the New Year and a healthier lifestyle with Benihana's featured cocktails for January—each under 200 calories. The Skinny Strawberry Mojito, at just 190 calories, is a vibrant mix of Don Q Mojito Rum, fresh muddled strawberries, strawberry puree and splash of soda water for $8.75. Or try the tropical flavors of Malibu Mango Rum, iichiko shochu, mango puree, Calpico and pineapple juice found in the Skinny Mango Martini, 160 calories, for $9.50. If looking for something light and refreshing, enjoy the Tea Blossom, a masterful combination of Absolut Wild Tea Vodka, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup and club soda, 165 calories, for $8.75.

For more information about Benihana's skinny menu options or to find a Benihana location and make a reservation today, visit

About Benihana

Headquartered in Miami, Benihana Inc. is the nation's leading operator of Japanese theme and sushi restaurants with 94 restaurants nationwide, including 62 Benihana restaurants, seven Haru sushi restaurants and 25 RA Sushi restaurants. In addition, 17 franchised Benihana restaurants are operating in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. To learn more about Benihana Inc. and its three restaurant concepts, please view the corporate video at

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