Benihana Shrimp Recipe (copycat)

Benihana Shrimp Recipe

What’s the best way to prepare shrimp? Cooking methods are varied from one food to the next. Many fresh seafood dishes will be served raw. Some can be steamed or boiled to a certain degree. Some recipes will call for oven cooking or boiling in a sauce, only to be served warm. Others simmer in a sauce; others fry or baste their shrimp. 

Today I’m going to share a Benihana Shrimp Recipe that can be made from scratch. I have tried many great recipes trying to replicate the authentic taste of home-cooked rice. In order to make these recipes to my taste and mimic the flavor of the original dish, I have used a fantastic blend of ingredients such as garlic, ginger, soy sauce, fresh chili peppers, fresh ginger, and much more.

Benihana is one of Japan’s most famous sushi restaurants and they’re famous for their melt-in-the-mouth shrimp. It’s a classic dish that requires very special ingredients and is perfect when you’re in Japan. However, making this dish is an amazing challenge and will leave you with a mouthful of delicious melted shrimp. While it might seem easy, this recipe is actually quite difficult to make.

How to make a Benihana Shrimp

This simple and incredibly delicious shrimp recipe is flavored with a fresh ginger and garlic marinade, then slow-cooked for long enough for the flavors to completely soak in. This one is going to be a sure-fire hit at any Benihana party. The treat is sure to impress its fans, and it’s surprisingly quick and easy to make.


  • Shrimp (peeled and deveined), 12 ounces (tails on or off is your preference!)
  • Olive or canola oil, 2 tablespoons 
  • Soy sauce, 2 teaspoon 
  • Lemon, 1 wedge 


Step 1

Heat the oil in a large skillet (12-inches wide or larger) over medium-high heat until the oil is very hot. 

Step 2

The shrimp should be arranged in a single layer and cooked for 2 minutes until browning begins.

Step 3 

Sprinkle the soy sauce and lemon juice all over the shrimp. 

Step 4

Continue to cook until both sides are browned, maybe another minute or two.

Benihana Shrimp Recipe

Type: Side Dish

Cuisine: Japanese

Recipe Yield: 2 Servings

Preparation Time: 5M

Cooking Time: 10M

Total Time: 15M

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