Benihana Birthdays with Kabuki Kids


I think we’ve been celebrating Jet-Set Tot’s sixth birthday for three weeks now and we haven’t even had her birthday party yet! Oy. 2013 is all about f-u-n, so after The Jet-Set Family huddled to discuss where we should celebrate, the birthday girl knew almost immediately she wanted to ring in her new age at Benihana.  Even the name is fun, say it with me, “Beni-hana!” From the moment we arrived we knew it was meant to be. As The Jet-Set Family walked passed the two giant Foo dogs, and into the lobby, the large LCD screen above the hostess flashed a picture of Lil’ Miss C’s favorite… Dave Grohl!


“Look Mama! It’s DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVE! He’s here for my birfday!”

I am pretty sure you’ve all been to the ‘hana at some point in your life, but did you know all about the fantastic birthday specials they offer? OK, first off, for the Jet-Set Tots they have a special program called Kabuki Kids for kids ages 12 and under. Please go and sign up for this now. RIGHT NOW. It might not sound like anything spectacular; however when the server comes up and asks your child if they would like to take home a ninja, cat, Buddha, or dragon ceramic souvenir mug, it’s a BIG deal. Jet-Set Tot’s pick? The dragon.

Plus, Benihana has a really great Kid’s Menu. A heaping amount of food, at a great price point, and the leftovers taste delish the next day for lunch.


And if you thought for one second they were going to forget about Jet-Set Mom and Jet-Set Dad, well then you are sadly mistaken! Join The Chef’s Table at Benihana online and receive a coupon for $30 towards dinner during the month of your birth.

Needless to say we had a fantastic time and we’ll be back soon. Even if do end up smelling like hibachi for three-days afterwards! Oh, that ginger sauce! YUM!!!!


Hugs & passports,

– Nicole

Nicole_StandleyNicole Standley a.k.a. Jet-Set Mom, is a social influencer + lifestylist covering luxury travel, fine-dining, fashion & pop culture for The Trend Tribe. Contributor for CBS LA, Lucky Magazine, Burke Williams Spa &, follow her latest travels and escapades on Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

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