Benihana Low Sodium Choices

by Gerry Aire

ENTREES with 50% or less of the US daily value for sodium:

beef: beef julienne, sodium 20%
beef: filet mignon with mushrooms, sodium 7%
beef: hibachi chateaubriand with mushrooms, sodium 15%
beef: hibachi steak with mushrooms, sodium 7%
beef: imperial steak with mushrooms, sodium 10%
beef: teriyaki steak with mushrooms, sodium 20%
chicken: hibachi chicken with mushrooms, sodium 5%
chicken: hibachi lemon chicken, sodium 8%
chicken: hibachi spicy chicken, sodium 31%
chicken: teriyaki chicken, sodium 35%
salad: garden delight, sodium 20%
seafood: colossal mango shrimp, sodium 30%
seafood: hibachi colossal shrimp, sodium 30%
seafood: hibachi shrimp, sodium 30%
seafood: hibachi tuna steak, sodium 20%
seafood: mango salmon, sodium 30%
seafood: hibachi scallops, sodium 30%
seafood: twin lobster tails, sodium 30%
sushi: alaskan roll, sodium 30%
sushi: benihana roll, sodium 30%
sushi: boston roll, sodium 25%
sushi: california roll, sodium 30%
sushi: california hand roll, sodium 15%
sushi: cucumber roll, sodium 15%
sushi: cucumber hand roll, sodium 5%
sushi: eel roll, sodium 45%
sushi: eel hand roll, sodium 25%
sushi: lobster roll, sodium 30%
sushi: oshinko roll, sodium 15%
sushi: philadelphia roll, sodium 20%
sushi: philadelphia hand roll, sodium 15%
sushi: rainbow roll, sodium 30%
sushi: salmon roll, sodium 10%
sushi: salmon skin roll, sodium 35%
sushi: salmon skin hand roll, sodium 15%
sushi: shrimp crunchy roll, sodium 45%
sushi: shrimp lover’s roll, sodium 30%
sushi: shrimp tempura roll, sodium 20%
sushi: shrimp tempura hand roll, sodium 20%
sushi: spicy tuna roll, sodium 25%
sushi: spicy tuna hand roll, sodium 10%
sushi: spider roll, sodium 30%
sushi: spider hand roll, sodium 20%
sushi: tuna roll, sodium 10%
sushi: tuna hand roll, sodium 5%
sushi: vegetable roll, sodium 20%
sushi: yellowtail roll, sodium 10%

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 with 25% or less of the US daily value for sodium:

edamame, salted, sodium 15%
hibachi onions, sodium less than 5%
hibachi zucchini, sodium less than 5%
rice: hibachi chicken rice, sodium 15%
salad: benihana salad, no *dressing, sodium 15%
salad: tofu salad, sodium 40%
soup: benihana onion, sodium 20%
soup: miso, sodium 15%

*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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