Benihana Low Sodium Choices

by Gerry Aire

ENTREES limited to 50% of the US daily value for sodium and 500 calories:

beef: beef julienne, sodium 20%, calories 285
beef: filet mignon with mushrooms, sodium 7%, calories 245
beef: hibachi chateaubriand with mushrooms, sodium 15%, calories 365
beef: hibachi steak with mushrooms, sodium 7%, calories 235
beef: imperial steak with mushrooms, sodium 10%, calories 417
beef: teriyaki steak with mushrooms, sodium 20%, calories 285
chicken: hibachi chicken with mushrooms, sodium 5%, calories 275
chicken: hibachi lemon chicken, sodium 8%, calories 190
chicken: hibachi spicy chicken, sodium 31%, calories 350
chicken: teriyaki chicken, sodium 35%, calories 347
salad: garden delight, sodium 20%, calories 180
seafood: colossal mango shrimp, sodium 30%, calories 150
seafood: hibachi colossal shrimp, sodium 30%, calories 190
seafood: hibachi shrimp, sodium 30%, calories 117
seafood: hibachi tuna steak, sodium 20%, calories 500
seafood: mango salmon, sodium 30%, calories 198
seafood: hibachi scallops, sodium 30%, calories 140
seafood: twin lobster tails, sodium 30%, calories 170
sushi: alaskan roll, sodium 30%, calories 430
sushi: benihana roll, sodium 30%, calories 330
sushi: boston roll, sodium 25%, calories 400
sushi: california roll, sodium 30%, calories 330
sushi: california hand roll, sodium 15%, calories 170
sushi: cucumber roll, sodium 15%, calories 240
sushi: cucumber hand roll, sodium 5%, calories 110
sushi: eel roll, sodium 45%, calories 420
sushi: eel hand roll, sodium 25%, calories 230
sushi: lobster roll, sodium 30%, calories 280
sushi: oshinko roll, sodium 15%, calories 160
sushi: philadelphia roll, sodium 20%, calories 410
sushi: philadelphia hand roll, sodium 15%, calories 230
sushi: rainbow roll, sodium 30%, calories 430
sushi: salmon roll, sodium 10%, calories 250
sushi: salmon skin roll, sodium 35%, calories 360
sushi: salmon skin hand roll, sodium 15%, calories 200
sushi: shrimp crunchy roll, sodium 45%, calories 450
sushi: shrimp lover’s roll, sodium 30%, calores 470
sushi: shrimp tempura roll, sodium 20%, calories 320
sushi: shrimp tempura hand roll, sodium 20%, calories 320
sushi: spicy tuna roll, sodium 25%, calories 380
sushi: spicy tuna hand roll, sodium 10%, calories 220
sushi: spider roll, sodium 30%, calories 450
sushi: spider hand roll, sodium 20%, calories 220
sushi: tuna roll, sodium 10%, calories 210
sushi: tuna hand roll, sodium 5%, calories 130
sushi: vegetable roll, sodium 20%, calories 310
sushi: yellowtail roll, sodium 10%, calories 230

NOTE: A tablespoon of their soy sauce has about 35% DV sodium. A teaspoon would be about 12%. The gari (pickled ginger) and the wasabi are virtually sodium-free. A tablespoon of their steak sauce has about 30% DV for sodium and 89 calories.

SIDES limited to 25% of the US daily value for sodium and 250 calories:

edamame, salted, sodium 15%, calories 150
hibachi onions, sodium less than 5%, calories 25
hibachi zucchini, sodium less than 5%, calories 15
rice: hibachi chicken rice, sodium 15%, calories 340
salad: benihana salad, no *dressing, sodium 15%, calories 88
salad: tofu salad, sodium 40%, calories 97
soup: benihana onion, sodium 20%, calories 38
soup: miso, sodium 15%, calories 10

*NOTE: Ginger dressing adds 20% DV sodium and 110 calories to the salad, but you can use less than the full amount to brings these figures down. Wasabi dressing adds 2% DV sodium, and 260 calories.

NOTE: Their steamed rice has 0% DV sodium and 300 calories. Brown rice has 0% DV sodium and 330 calories.

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Order from this list and eat with confidence — I’ve filtered out the super-salty stuff for you. Just remember to watch portion sizes, and total sodium per meal. Overall, try to limit fast foods in your diet — eat mostly home-cooked meals for better health. Figures listed above are approximate. Like this page? Bookmark it, and come back when you need it.

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