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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

SCHEDULE 13G

(Rule 13d-102)

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT

TO RULES 13d-1(b) (c) AND (d) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED

PURSUANT TO 13d-2(b)


Benihana Inc.

(Name of Issuer)



 

Common Stock

(Title of Class of Securities)


 

082047101

(CUSIP Number)


 

April 30, 2008

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

 

 

¨

Rule 13d-1(b)

x

Rule 13d-1(c)

¨

Rule 13d-1(d)



*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).









 

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 082047101

 

13G

 

Page 2 of 5 Pages


 

1

 

 NAME OF REPORTING PERSON:

 Maple Leaf Offshore, Ltd.

 

 

 

2

 

 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

 

(a)   ¨

 

 

 

 

(b)  x

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 SEC USE ONLY

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

 

Cayman Islands

 


 


 

 

5

 

 SOLE VOTING POWER

NUMBER OF

 

 

 

 

SHARES

 

 

BENEFICIALLY

 

6

 

 SHARED VOTING POWER

OWNED

 

 

 

 330,894

BY

 

 

EACH

 

7

 

 SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

REPORTING

 

 

 

 

PERSON

 

 

WITH:

 

8

 

 SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 

 

 

 330,894

 

9

 

 AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

 

 

 

 330,894

 

 


 

10

 

 CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

 

o

 

 

 

 


 

11

 

 PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

 

 

 

 

 5.3%

 


 

12

 

 TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

 

 

 

 

 CO

 

 







 

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 082047101

 

13G

 

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ITEM 1(a).      NAME OF ISSUER:

Benihana Inc.

ITEM 1(b).      ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES:

85 NW 53rd Terrace

Miami FL 33166


ITEM 2(a).      NAME OF PERSON FILING:

                         This Schedule 13G is being filed on behalf of the following persons (the “Reporting Persons”):

Maple Leaf Offshore, Ltd. (“Offshore”)

ITEM 2(b).      ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE:

The principal business office of the Reporting Person filing this Schedule 13G is located at 450 Laurel Street, Suite 2105, Baton Rouge, LA  70801

ITEM 2(c).      CITIZENSHIP:

Cayman Islands company

ITEM 2(d).      TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES:

Common Stock

ITEM 2(e).      CUSIP Number:

082047101

                       







 

 

 

 

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13G

 

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ITEM 3.        IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO RULE 13d-1(b), or 13d-2(b) or (c) CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS:    One of the following

                        Not applicable.

ITEM 4.        OWNERSHIP:

                        The information in items 1 and 5 through 11 on the cover page (p. 2) on this Schedule 13G is hereby incorporated by reference.

ITEM 5.        OWNERSHIP OF FIVE PERCENT OR LESS OF A CLASS:

                        If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the Reporting Persons have ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities check the following.  o

ITEM 6.        OWNERSHIP OF MORE THAN FIVE PERCENT ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER PERSON:

                        Not applicable.

ITEM 7.        IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE SUBSIDIARY WHICH ACQUIRED THE SECURITY BEING REPORTED ON BY THE PARENT HOLDING COMPANY:

                        Not applicable.

ITEM 8.        IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF MEMBERS OF A GROUP:

                        Not applicable.

ITEM 9.        NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF GROUP:

                        Not applicable.







 

 

 

 

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ITEM 10.        CERTIFICATION

                        By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.

                        After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

Dated:

 

May  9, 2008




MAPLE LEAF OFFSHORE, LTD.*

By:  Dane Andreeff


/s/  Dane Andreeff

________________________________

Name:  Dane Andreeff

Title:    Director


* The Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership in the shares reported herein except to the extent of its pecuniary interest therein.