Benihana Kings Road previews new cocktails and small dishes menu in revamped ‘Rocky’s lounge’

London, UK October 2018: A new look and feel for Benihana Kings Road impressed the palettes of guests at a preview night this week. The event showcased the fresh ‘Rocky’s Lounge’ interior, as well as small dishes and cocktails now available at both the Benihana Chelsea and Piccadilly restaurants. The new menus revealed a new, more mature flavour profile, ensuring the food and beverage offering complements the entertaining, pioneering teppanyaki Japanese steakhouse experience Benihana is beloved for around the world.

The new dishes range from ‘Marinated Hamachi; served with pink peppercorn ponzu and daikon,’ a selection of maki rolls, as well as mouth-watering sashimi and nigiri, salads and hot plates, ‘Pirikara Prawns,’ ‘Tori Kare Age’ and chicken and mushroom gyozas.

Accompanying the new selection of specially designed low-carb small dishes is the new cocktail menu, curated especially for Benihana by global beverage innovators, The Cocktail Professor. The new beverage identity completes the playful and energetic style and experience the brand already embraces, by creating a unique drinking experience that tickles the five senses. Using expressive Japanese flavour combinations and small theatrical rituals surrounding the drinks, the new menu takes inspiration from Japanese culture and cuisine, presenting it with an extravagant modern ‘Rocky Aioki’ twist.

The concoction of cocktails is part of a new and ongoing partnership between Benihana and The Cocktail Professor, with new launches planned twice a year.

Richard Mackay, Managing Director for Benihana welcomed guests, showcased the new menus and revamped ‘Rocky’s Lounge’ at the Kings Road restaurant, whilst kicking off a toast to commemorate the passing of legendary founder ‘Rocky Aoki,’ 10 years ago.

Mackay confirmed this is an exciting period for Benihana as the prised restaurant looks to evolve, both through new bricks and mortar, as well as culinary experience.