Make our Benihana Ginger Salad Dressing Secret Recipe at home tonight for your family. With our Secret Restaurant Recipe your salad will taste just like Benihana’s. Just, please, don’t try to juggle your knives! 🙂

When the first Benihana opened in 1964, Japanese cuisine was all-but unknown in the United States and the idea of having a chef prepare a meal at your table was completely unheard of. Blending exotic Japanese dishes with a dazzling chef performance may have been a radical idea, but it was the recipe for success at Benihana. More than 100,000,000 meals have been served since 1964.

By bringing Japanese food into the mainstream and pioneering its “eatertainment” style of presentation, Benihana has also paved the way in America for the popularity of other Japanese cooking styles and food products. Sushi is now a favorite all over the U.S. and soy sauce has become a staple in numerous American kitchens, all thanks to Benihana.

Benihana’s Ginger Salad Dressing


  • 1/4 cup Onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup Peanut Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 2 tablespoon fresh Ginger Root, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Celery, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Tomato Paste or Ketchup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • Salt and fresh ground Black Pepper, to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in mini blender or food processor and blend until almost smooth.
  2. Enjoy over a salad of lettuce, cabbage and julianned carrots.

This dressing should keep refrigerated for up to a week.

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Photo of Benihana Toronto – Japanese Salad is by Jara Mae – and is used by permission under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) License. Additional Information Courtesy of Wikipedia and is used by permission.

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