The word “hibachi” translates to “fire bowl,” and while some of the homemade hibachi recipe ideas on this list are spicy, hibachi is more about cooking up tasty meat and vegetables.
It’s lots of fun to cook on a hibachi grill, and when summertime rolls around, we can cook up all of our favorite hibachi recipes. While hibachi is traditionally used to cook meat, you can cook grilled veggies, veggie kebabs, and much more on your favorite tabletop hibachi grill.
But first, what is hibachi food?
Hibachi is a traditional cooking style in Japan, and hibachi cooking involves the process of grilling food on open metal grates. Underneath the grate, hot wood or burning charcoal provides the heat and smoke that gives hibachi meals their traditional flavor.
Hibachi-style cooking has gained popularity in recent years due to its unique blend of culinary techniques and engaging presentation. Originally from Japan, hibachi refers to a traditional heating apparatus used for grilling food. Today, many people closely associate hibachi with the entertaining performance of skilled chefs in teppanyaki restaurants. However, the enticing hibachi flavors can also be recreated in the comfort of one’s own home.
Diving into the world of hibachi recipes opens up a vast array of flavorsome options for both beginner and expert cooks. From savory meats and seafood to delightful fried rice and assorted vegetables, these delicious recipes offer a healthy and enjoyable dining experience. Not only do hibachi dishes cater to a variety of tastes, but they also provide the opportunity to explore Japanese cuisine and its unique cooking methods.
By mastering a few key ingredients and techniques, anyone can create mouthwatering hibachi-style meals at home. Incorporating soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and an array of spices, these recipes are as flavorful as they are visually appealing. With the right tools and knowledge, home cooks can embark on their own culinary journey, enjoying the captivating experience and delicious taste of hibachi
Besides the flavor of hibachi cooking, cooking hibachi at home is also an interactive and fun way to cook dinner with family and friends.
Whether you’re cooking hibachi chicken to go with your delicious fried rice or hibachi steak to serve to guests, we’ve got something wonderful on this list of hibachi meals for you.
Are you ready to learn some great hibachi cooking ideas and how to make hibachi at home? Let’s check out these 16 delicious hibachi recipes with all types of hibachi ingredients.
Did you know you can make hibachi fish? This hibachi salmon recipe is delicious and cooks up quickly.
When you want a fast but nutritious (and yummy) hibachi meal, you can’t go wrong with fast-cooking salmon.
You will probably find that this hibachi salmon is much tastier than the hibachi salmon you find in restaurants such as Benihana.
One thing that makes this hibachi recipe perfect is that it calls for basic pantry ingredients. For the hibachi cooking oil, you need extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, and rice cooking wine.
For the hibachi salmon, you need garlic, ginger, fresh lemon juice (and a lemon wedge for serving), and black pepper.
To cook an entire whole fish in Japanese cuisine, grilling is one of the easiest ways to bring a delicious fish meal to the dinner table.
While in the U.S. we more commonly see fish filets, when you grill a fish with the head and bones intact, the hibachi fish has much more flavor.
You can cook your hibachi fish with nothing but salt. However, some other techniques can help you have an even more flavorful fish and the author of this hibachi fish recipe goes into detail.
We love Japanese zucchini, and when it’s sauteed with onions in savory teriyaki sauce and soy sauce, zucchini can be absolutely divine.
This hibachi zucchini recipe is a great side dish to serve with hibachi steak, hibachi chicken, or hibachi shrimp.
You don’t even need a hibachi grill to make this hibachi zucchini. A large heavy skillet is just fine to make this hibachi vegetable side dish.
The seasoning for this hibachi zucchini comes from sweet onion, black pepper, and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes.
You can also serve your hibachi zucchini with Basmati rice or fried rice for an excellent vegan meal.
This hibachi shrimp recipe is as easy as can be and packs a powerful protein punch.
In less than five minutes, you can prep this shrimp and be off to a good start at having dinner on the table quickly.
Even better, this hibachi shrimp recipe calls for just a few basic pantry ingredients. All you need is extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, or canola oil, along with soy sauce and fresh lemon juice.
The white sauce for this hibachi shrimp recipe is made with sriracha sauce, sugar, Kewpie mayonnaise, toasted sesame oil, and rice vinegar.
Serve your hibachi shrimp or another seafood recipe with grilled asparagus and fried rice for a beautiful hibachi meal.
If you’ve ever gone to a restaurant for a hibachi dinner, you may have enjoyed hibachi steak and mushrooms.
This hibachi steak recipe is very similar to the hibachi steak and mushrooms that are served at Benihana, the most famous hibachi restaurant.
We love that this recipe calls for zucchini because it adds some delightful flavor and color to the hibachi steak recipe.
To make this hibachi steak, you can use whatever type of mushrooms you like, including cremini mushrooms or white button mushrooms.
Serve your hibachi steak and mushrooms with Basmati rice, fried rice, brown rice, or cauliflower rice. You can also opt to serve your hibachi steak with noodles.
Colorful carrots make any meal better, and these Japanese carrots offer tons of nutrition and flavor.
To make this carrot dish, you need julienned carrots, sesame oil, soy sauce, mirin, maple syrup, and toasted sesame seeds.
You can serve this carrot side dish as a side for hibachi meals such as hibachi steak, hibachi shrimp, and hibachi chicken.
Are you wondering how to make hibachi chicken (Benihana hibachi chicken)? You may be surprised that hibachi chicken is one of the easiest hibachi recipes to make.
Also called teppanyaki, hibachi is both a fun way to cook hibachi chicken and a delicious way to make a chicken dinner for your family and friends.
With this hibachi chicken recipe, you don’t even need a hibachi grill. You can create hibachi chicken in a large frying pan, wok, or large skillet.
To prepare this hibachi chicken recipe, cook the chicken in extra virgin olive oil or sesame oil in your large wok or large skillet.
The veggies for this hibachi chicken are minced garlic, zucchini, carrot, onion, and crimini mushrooms. You can add any other veggies that you like.
Serve your hibachi chicken over fried rice for a delicious Asian-inspired chicken dinner.
Hibachi steak is one of the most popular hibachi dishes, and this hibachi steak recipe won’t disappoint you.
To make this hibachi steak, you need a good quality steak such as sirloin steak or New York strip steak.
The delicious sauce is made with soy sauce (low sodium soy sauce is fine), garlic paste (or minced garlic), ginger paste (or minced ginger), and toasted sesame oil.
We love that this hibachi steak recipe comes with a fried rice recipe. To prepare this fried rice recipe, you need frozen carrots and peas, Jasmine rice or Basmati rice, toasted sesame oil, onion, eggs, butter, garlic pasted, ginger paste, and sesame seeds.
You can serve this hibachi steak and fried rice with yum yum sauce, too.
The secret to the perfect hibachi steak is having the perfect hibachi steak marinade.
There are scores of hibachi steak marinade recipe options on the internet, and we found this one that also includes instructions for how to make hibachi steak.
This hibachi steak marinade recipe calls for sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic cloves, hoisin sauce, and fresh minced ginger.
You can use this marinade for other meats, too, such as chicken, pork, and shrimp.
The perfect side dish for hibachi steak, hibachi chicken, or hibachi shrimp is hibachi fried rice.
Hibachi fried rice goes well with so many different types of entree, and hibachi fried rice can even be a full meal by itself, especially if you add some type of protein.
This hibachi fried rice recipe is the perfect treat to make when you want something filling and salty, and having an easy hibachi fried rice recipe in your arsenal is a great idea.
The secret to perfect hibachi chicken fried rice is to start the recipe with cold rice (leftover rice is great). If you use warm rice to make fried rice, you’ll end up with mushy rice that doesn’t even resemble the Chinese fried rice we all know and love.
If you’re looking for the perfect hibachi vegetables recipe, this may be it.
When you cook vegetables over high heat, you end up with lots of flavor and texture.
Alternatively, when you boil veggies, you lose some of the crunch that makes us love veggies so much. Instead of crunchy and flavorful veggies, you get veggies that are flavorless and limp.
To make this hibachi vegetable recipe, you can use whatever veggies your family enjoys.
Hibachi vegetables are delicious when made with carrots, onions, garlic, mushrooms, broccoli, and zucchini. We also love hibachi vegetable dishes when they’re made with asparagus or bean sprouts.
Serve your hibachi vegetables as a side to hibachi chicken or hibachi steak. With fried rice or Basmati rice as a side dish, you have a winning hibachi dinner.
12. Yum Yum Sauce
At a Japanese steakhouse where hibachi meals are served, Yum Yum sauce is offered for dipping steak and shrimp into.
This delicious creamy Yum Yum sauce is also perfect for adding to noodles and fried rice.
This Yum Yum sauce recipe calls for mirin, but if you don’t keep mirin in your pantry, you can easily substitute sugar or white wine.
The other ingredients needed to make Yum Yum sauce are mayonnaise, ketchup, melted butter, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.
You can also add a couple of drops of hot sauce or a pinch of spicy cayenne pepper if you want your Yum Yum sauce to be a little spicier.
For many of us, when we think of hibachi, we automatically envision steak kabobs.
Steak kabobs are super easy to make and chunks of steak cook more quickly than a full steak by itself. Kushiyaki is the Japanese word for any foods that are grilled on skewers.
These beef steak kabobs have a great flavor that comes from sugar, soy sauce, sake, ginger, garlic, toasted sesame seed, and green onions.
You can also make shrimp kabobs or chicken kabobs. Chicken kabobs are called “yakitori” in Japanese.
Serve your steak kabobs over fried rice or fluffy Basmati rice.
This is an excellent meat dish to serve with a hibachi vegetable dish.
14. Ginger Sauce
One of the best things about hibachi cooking is the delicious sauces that are used for hibachi food.
If you go to hibachi restaurants or a Japanese steakhouse such as Benihana, one sauce you’re probably familiar with is the addictive ginger sauce.
To make a copycat version of Benihana’s ginger sauce, you need fresh ginger, a medium onion, fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, and soy sauce.
Instead of brown sugar, you can use turbinado sugar or coconut sugar if you prefer.
Ginger sauce is perfect with hibachi shrimp, hibachi chicken, hibachi steak, and all of the yummy veggies that are served with hibachi meals.
If you love hibachi Japanese clear soup, you’re going to be delighted with how easy it is to make this simple soup at home.
At nearly every hibachi restaurant, there is a menu listing for Japanese clear soup, and this recipe will give you all of the guidance you need to make your own delicious Japanese clear soup.
You need both chicken broth and beef broth to make this Japanese clear soup, and the combination is what makes this soup so special.
Other ingredients are green onion (scallions) for garnish and flavor, along with sliced baby Bella mushrooms (or whatever type of mushroom you like).
This soup also has garlic, onion, carrot, and fresh ginger.
16. Hibachi Noodles
If you love pasta, we’re going to make your day with this recipe for hibachi noodles.
These buttery hibachi noodles are full of satisfying umami, and the garlic and ginger make them absolutely superb.
Do you need another reason to love these hibachi noodles? They’re ready to serve in about 20 minutes and they don’t have any complicated ingredients.
Veggies used to make this hibachi noodles recipe are mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli, and green onions (scallions) for garnish and flavor.
The noodles you need to use for this recipe are yakisoba noodles. However, if you can’t find those, you can use linguine noodles.
With butter, garlic, and ginger, these noodles are exceptionally delicious.
Sauces used are soy sauce, teriyaki sauce (or teriyaki marinade), and sesame oil. Brown sugar adds just a touch of sweetness.
If you want to know how to make the perfect hibachi steak and shrimp, along with yum yum sauce, watch the video below.
16 Tasty Hibachi Recipes (+Hibachi Zucchini)
- 3 zucchini
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp. sesame seeds
- 2 Tbsp. teriyaki sauce
- Cut up zucchini into long pieces.
- Cook onion and zucchini in oil for 2 minutes.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for 5 more minutes.
Organize all the required ingredients.
Enjoy the food.