Benihana Inc.

  • Film

    November 27, 2014

    Garfield Creator Jim Davis Explains Why Cats Rule the Internet

    . . . And why Jon actually might be talking to himself

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Steve Aoki Talks About 'Wonderland'; Watch Official 'Ladi Dadi' Vid

    ​So Newport Beach native Steve Aoki's latest set, Wonderland, is out, and you can watch the Dim Mak head talk about the making of the album, which has guests Rivers Cuomo, Lil Jon, Kid Cudi, Wynter Gordon, Travis Barker and more. The album has an ode to Occupy Wall Street (You'd think the Benihana ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Remix Steve Aoki's Deadmeat Tour T-Shirt

    Give these men some shirts!​DJ/producer and celebrity friend Steve Aoki is asking designers to redesign his official "beard" t-shirt on Facebook (check out the contest here). Lest we get a slew of clown faces on this baby, you should know that the winning design will be used as Aoki's official mer ... More >>

  • Food

    October 28, 2010

    It's DIY Time At Bari Bari Japanese BBQ

    OC's latest yakiniku lets you take the teppan into your own hands

  • Food

    June 10, 2010

    In Your Cups

    [Summer Guide] At our local United Nations of bars and restaurants, every World Cup game can be a home game

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Incoming: The Horrors Coming to Detroit Bar and Glass House

    Any band with a drummer named "Coffin Joe" has to be worth seeing, right? Well, you'll have your chance to do just so on September 30, when London's The Horrors come to Detroit Bar. Can't make that? Why, they'll be at the Glass House two days later, on October 2! This is the band's return to the are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Fulfill Your Music Video Fantasies Tonight at Busywork

    If you've ever dreamed of being in a music video, and who hasn't (I wish it was me being pulled on stage to dance with Bruce Springsteen in the "Dancing in the Dark" video instead of that harlot Courtney Cox, sadly I was only 1 year old at the time), then tonight is the night to go to weekly dance n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    Benihana--You Knew This--Sucks

    The greatest shame of my life is that my siblings--raised on the stove of a Mexican mami--loves crappy food. The eldest son of the Arellano clan has covered food for the Weekly for more than six years, knows all the great joints in Orange County--but they prefer Papa John's. I urge them to visit Ruf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2007

    Steve Aoki at Detroit Bar Dec. 28

    Steve Aoki celebrates another smooth transition. A lot of people talk shit about Steve Aoki (a.k.a. Kid Millionaire), especially in OC. He's just a trustafarian, some say (pops founded the Benihana restaurant chain). His DJ skills are wack and his selections mediocre, others claim. He's a marketing ... More >>

  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    The Chuck Wagon

    Steakhouses, mess halls, eateries, barbecues, fine-dining establishments, & gratuitous & thematically inconsistent Tolkien references

  • Food

    May 25, 2006

    Grub Guide

    The best damn dining guide in Orange County

  • Food

    July 14, 2005

    The Asian Persuasion

    Great Asian restaurants, and the Asians (and Chuck Devore) who love them

  • Food

    April 3, 2003

    Dick's Picks

    Five spots to chow down at after visiting the Nixon Library

  • Music

    June 6, 2002

    Perfect Strangers

    You have to be careful of Your Enemies Friends

  • Food

    June 29, 2000
  • News

    May 11, 2000