Excellence in Sushi and Japanese Cuisine Since 1990.
After apprenticing under one of the New York region’s top sushi chefs, Ken Lee and his mother Shoko Lee opened the first Benten in Mt. Sinai, New York in 1990. His vision was to create a place that not only provided the best sushi and Japanese cuisine on Long Island, but one that was also an outlet for his tremendous creativity and passion for good food.
Feeling confined and limited, in 2008 Ken and Shoko purchased a new building in Miller Place. They immediately went about creating a space that would enhance his clientele’s dining experience and provide him with the space and equipment necessary to enhance his menu. A year and a half later he opened the new Benten.