Benihana is known for specializing in Japanese and fusion cuisine. Ever since its establishment in 1964, Benihana remains to be among the restaurants that serve quality Japanese cuisine and steaks.

If you are craving for Benihana’s famous onion soup, you’re in the right place. In this recipe, we’ll teach you how to recreate this signature onion soup inspired by Benihana. It’s very easy and simple and we guarantee you that this is going to be very delicious.

Serve this during winter or rainy days and let this soup fill you with warmth and comfort.

How To Make Copycat Benihana Onion Soup

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  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 white onion
  • 1/2 carrot chopped
  • 1/2 celery chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 4 green onions diced


  • Combine chicken broth and water in a pan over high heat.
  • Coarsely chop one half of the white onion.
  • Add the chopped onion, carrot, celery and salt to the pan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, until onions start to become translucent.
  • Heat 1 cup of vegetable oil in a small pan over medium heat.
  • Slice the remaining white onion into thin slices.
  • Dip the slices into milk, then into the flour.
  • Fry the breaded onions until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel.
  • When the soup has simmered for 10 minutes, strain the vegetables out of the broth and toss them out.
  • Pour the broth back into the pan and keep it over low heat.
  • To serve: pour broth into a bowl. Add few pieces of fried onion, mushrom slices and green onions.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 763mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1008IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2mg

Commonly Asked Questions

Is Onion Soup Healthy?

Yes! Onion soup alone can bring a lot of nutrients in the body such as the anti-inflammatory Quercetin. Also, if you decide to add more ingredients like meat or additional vegetables in your onion soup, it can be a good source of protein.


Main Dish


Onion soup is your best choice for an easy-to-make appetizer. It's flavorful and inexpensive, you can make this anytime, anywhere. Serve this with the main course or have it as is, we guarantee that you will be feeling filled.