Copycat Benihana Onion Soup – Easy To Make At Home

My children love to eat out at Japanese hibachi houses and requested that I figure out how to make a copycat Benihana onion soup for them this week. It’s been MONTHS since we’ve been to this restaurant, but my family was THRILLED with what I put together.

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Copycat Benihana Onion Soup – Easy To Make At Home

Now, before I get into this recipe, please note, this is a quick fix version of Japanese House onion soup. There are so many BETTER VERSIONS online – I am not even going to lie. This is for the mom who wants to whip up something FAST and EASY and that your kids will EAT. There wasn’t a DROP left at the dinner table after I served this.

Truth be told, I actually really loved the way it turned out as well. Is this how they make it? Absolutely not. But 5 months into lockdown and limited restaurant visits, this will do.

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Copycat Benihana Onion Soup Ingredients

  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 tablespoons of oil – to saute the onion
  • Seasoning packet of Ramen Noodles
  • 3 large mushrooms – chopped
  • 4 cups of water
  • 4 shakes of soy sauces
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning

How To Make Benihana Onion Soup

Towards the tail end of this “Cook With Me Vlog“, I show you how I make this soup if you want to watch me in action. Otherwise, here are the instructions.

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Sautee 1/2 of an onion in 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Then add in your chopped mushrooms. Cook for a few minutes.

Add in your water, ramen seasoning packet, and italian seasoning, and bring to a boil. Cover. Right before serving, add in your soy sauce and butter. Cook for a few more minutes and then serve. Enjoy!

family eating benihana

Variation: I would consider adding in the ramen to give this a different spin. I know that the Benihana Onion Soup does not have any noodles traditionally, but after I served it to the kids I wondered about those noodles. Maybe even an egg! Just something to think about.

Chunky Vegetables Vs. The More Traditional Feel

Are you going to try this Benihana soup? I hope you do! I made the mushrooms and onions extra chunky because I wanted this appetizer to feel hearty – but again – that isn’t the VIBE you get while at the actual restaurant.

While dining in, it’s more of a broth soup with a touch of vegetables. You decide how you’d like to serve it. This is my take because I wanted to load my kids up on mushrooms!

benihana onion soup

Benihana Onion Soup

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

My children love to eat out at Japanese hibachi houses and requested that I figure out how to make a copycat Benihana onion soup for them this week. It's been MONTHS since we've been to this restaurant, but my family was THRILLED with what I put together. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 tablespoons of oil - to saute the onion
  • Seasoning packet of Ramen Noodles
  • 3 large mushrooms - chopped
  • 4 cups of water
  • 4 shakes of soy sauces
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning

Instructions

  1. Sautee 1/2 of an onion in 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Then add in your chopped mushrooms. Cook for a few minutes.
  2. Add in your water, ramen seasoning packet, and Italian seasoning, and bring to a boil. Cover.
  3. Right before serving, add in your soy sauce and butter. Cook for a few more minutes and then serve. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 597Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 1009mgCarbohydrates: 91gFiber: 3gSugar: 78gProtein: 14g

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