The Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal reports that Benihana is coming to the Mall of America.
The Doral, Fla.-based restaurant chain, known for its teppanyaki-style Japanese cooking, has signed a lease for an 8,600-square-foot space on the mall’s third floor, next to the Cadillac Ranch restaurant near Macy’s department store. It is scheduled to open in spring 2014.
The Mall of America restaurant will be Benihana’s third location in Minnesota, joining sites in Golden Valley and Maple Grove. The chain has 116 locations worldwide.
Other new tenants coming soon to Mall of America include Uggs Australia, Free People, A’Gaci, Pink, Live Love Dream and Flip Flop Shop. All are new to Minnesota except Uggs, which has an outlet store in Albertville.
Also, Hammer Made, a popular clothing shop at the Galleria in Edina, plans to open a temporary store at the megamall.