Why take your friends out to an awesome restaurant when you have an awesome restaurant at home? That was Tyrese Gibson's thought.
The R&B singer and actor opened up a fully-functioning Benihana-style restaurant in his Los Angeles backyard a few years ago and called it Gibsihana. We're sure the food is awesome, but the atmosphere and star-studded company at Gibsihana are amazing.
This weekend comedian Aziz Ansari, his brother, and the guys from The Lonely Island were all invited to eat at Gibsihana, and some of the videos from that night prove that this place is awesome.
A few years ago, my brother notified myself and @thelonelyisland that @tyrese had built a private Benihana restaurant at his home. Last night, @tyrese made our dreams come true and we celebrated @thecarolinagentleman's birthday at the one and only - GIBSIHANA!!!! TO BE CLEAR - THIS IS NOT A BENIHANA. THIS IS A RESTAURANT IN @TYRESE'S BACKYARD. IT IS AMAZING. (Video by @davidcho)
Seriously, is there anything better than this? Aziz's skills at catching airborne food, Andy Samberg's woo-woo-woo-wooing, and Tyrese's hosting in his own backyard restaurant? Unreal.
Tyrese started a Twitter and Facebook page for the restaurant, but he hasn't updated them since 2012.
Shortly after, word started to get out in celebrity circles about this restaurant, and when Ansari caught wind of it in 2013, he was really amped about it.
WAIT @TYRESE, GIBSIHANA IS A BENIHANA STYLE RESTAURANT YOU BUILT IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD??— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari) June 13, 2013
Here's a tour Tyrese gave of the restaurant one morning in 2014.
Tyrese has hosted many celebs at his Gibsihana. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Will Smith and one of his kids probably would have given the restaurant a 5-star Yelp review.
#Repost @tyrese with @repostapp. ・・・ 2 years ago we were celebrating the success of #Fast6 in my backyard I built a resturant its called #GibsiHana' this was the first time Will, Vin and Paul had ever met...... This was a very special night of bonding and just a great night of music, food and #Family someone just sent me this pic - wow - I miss my brother!!!!
Chaka Khan dined there, too!
The list of celebs seems to be endless. Here's Rev Run and Nas.
It's not everyday you get 3 #QueensKings in one resturant... Queens NY salute!!!! This ones for you.... #MyBackYard #GibsiHana' life.... #Family #History #LegendaryBlessedMoments #HappyHolidays... Shouts to my family Legendary @revwon @thejsg aka Diggy and my family and brother @nasnyc aka NAS .... Oh what a night.!!
Oh, and we can't forget about Snoop's excitement to eat here. (WARNING: Adult language.)
Ohhhh shit snoopdogg got me on his instagram✌..it was a pleassure cooking for him ... His one of the coolest man and down to earth #dopeshitman thanks@snoopdogg for the video. .. #ifeellikeamillionbucks#mexicanchef#chefoscar #teppanchef #privatechef #personalchef #headchefatgibsihana#lasvegas#newyork#london#tokyo#masterchef#hiphop#snoopdoggydogg9#tyrese#gibsihana
How can we get a reservation?