A traditional cooking style that originates in Japan, hibachi means “fire bowl”. For those that haven’t had hibachi before, it involves grilling juicy meats and fresh vegetables over a charcoal or wood fire.
Cooking over charcoal or wood helps to provide the food with its traditional, exotic flavor. Let’s be honest though, you probably already knew all that.
In recent years, hibachi cooking has become increasingly popular, with more and more people enjoying a great night out with friends and family at their nearest hibachi restaurant.
Not only are the flavors incredible, but it also offers the perfect party vibes.
So much so, we think it’s about time you brought hibachi cooking home!
Therefore, we’ve put together a list of 18 homemade hibachi recipes you need to try. If you want to bring this fun and interactive way of cooking to your next party, make sure you keep reading because we’ll show you everything you need to know!
We kick our list of recipes off with this brilliant hibachi steak and shrimp recipe (see also ‘13 Recipes for Leftover Shrimp‘). Perfect for those big family get-togethers, this recipe is full of flavor, pretty easy to make, and can be made just like at a hibachi restaurant.
Containing cubed sirloin steak, fresh shrimp, and fresh vegetables, this hearty recipe is complete with a generous dash of lemon juice and your favorite seasonings.
The tartness of the lemon goes beautifully with the meaty flavors and the crispness of the fresh shrimp.
This recipe can be made on an electric griddle but if you have your own charcoal grill why not bring the smoky flavors home too!
Shrimp is one of the best foods to cook in hibachi style because the super high heats sear the seafood, locking in all the natural flavors in the process. That’s why you’ll see quite a lot of seafood on our list.
As far as hibachi shrimp recipes go, this one takes some beating. Cooked in no time at all on a cast-iron skillet or electric grill, this recipe also includes a traditional hibachi sauce made out of garlic, onions, and soy sauce.
The shrimp is seasoned along with zucchini and onions. The whole dish comes together perfectly when grilled to perfection and served with salt and pepper and lemon.
A good hibachi chicken and shrimp recipe (see also ‘20 Delicious Recipes That Combine Chicken And Shrimp‘) will combine the goodness of the shrimp and the tenderness of the chicken beautifully. We can confidently say, this recipe does just that.
To make this gorgeous dish, grill boneless chicken breasts, peeled shrimps, and a good variety of vegetables.
While you could use any veggies you like, this recipe recommends onions and zucchini. Everything is then seasoned with salt, pepper, ginger, and garlic.
Finally, everything is served with perfectly cooked white rice.
If you’re looking for a simple recipe that will bring an aspect of Japanese cuisine to your kitchen, but you don’t want to make a full dish, you could try this Yum Yum sauce recipe instead.
Served in almost every Japanese hibachi steakhouse, Yum Yum sauce is versatile, light, flavorful, and wonderfully vibrant. What more could we ask for from a sauce. The sauce is so easy to make you probably have most of the ingredients already.
The base ingredients of the sauce are mayonnaise, butter, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and tomato paste.
The great thing about hibachi-style food is that it’s also super versatile and adaptable. This is perfect for those with allergies or dietary requirements. This gluten-free vegetable hibachi noodles recipe (see also ‘30 Of The Easiest Noodle Recipe You Can Try For Yourself Right Now‘) sums this up perfectly.
Made with a wide range of sweet and salty ingredients, this meal combines an amazing amount of foods to produce something special.
These ingredients include soba noodles, carrots, green onions, and cabbage. The dish is then elevated with sweet maple syrup, tamari sauce, and teriyaki sauce.
We’d go as far as saying that this dish is the most flavor-packed on this list.
We thought we’d share another excellent gluten-free recipe with you. This one is a delicious and super simple hibachi fried rice recipe (see also ‘38 Delicious Rice Recipes‘). A fantastic vegetarian option too, this recipe makes a great entré or side dish.
If you like your meat, you can always add your choice of chicken, steak, or pork to fill the dish out a bit. This will easily create a hearty main meal.
Arguably the fastest hibachi meal you can make, the lightness of the dish works incredibly well with the mix of sweet and salty flavors.
Cooked in a matter of minutes, this exciting hibachi salmon dish looks great and tastes even better. If you want a delicious and authentic hibachi meal in a pinch, this recipe is one of your best options.
To make things even better, this dish is packed with nutritious goodness. You may even find this recipe to be even tastier than the hibachi salmon you have at your nearest hibachi restaurant.
As if that wasn’t enough, the recipes call for basic ingredients means you might already have everything you need to get started. Simple ingredients like salmon, garlic, ginger, olive oil, and lemon juice are all you need.
If you’re hosting a hibachi evening for your friends and family, make sure you include this sweet carrots recipe as one of your side dishes.
Aside from offering delicious flavors and vibrant color, the carrots used to make this side dish are packed with nutrients. They might even help you see in the dark!
All you need to make this super simple, yet tasty side dish is carrots, salt, butter, and sugar. You can use any type of carrot but baby carrots work best. Ready in just 15 minutes, this recipe will give you 4 servings.
Despite not being made on the grill, this Japanese clear soup recipe is ideal for any hibachi party. It’s also very easy to make.
You’ll find Japanese clear soups like this one in most hibachi restaurants so it only makes sense to bring it to your hibachi party.
Interestingly, this recipe contains both beef broth and chicken broth. Whilst this may seem strange, the combination is actually what makes this soup so special.
To add more flavor and texture to the soup, green onions, garlic, ginger, carrot, and mushrooms are all added.
When it comes to unlocking the best flavors in a hibachi dish, steak is arguably the best thing you can cook. Whether it’s cooked over a flame or on an electric griddle, the juicy flavors the meat unleashes are second to none.
The crispy texture of the meat along with the fluffiness of the rice combine well, while the vegetables add an extra element of flavor to the dish.
Packed with seasoning and finished with lemon juice and soy sauce, this simple recipe is a taste sensation that will leave you and your guests wanting more.
If you’re a vegetarian, you could make this hibachi vegetable recipe instead. Full of nutrients and flavor, this recipe happens to be one of the quickest hibachi recipes you can make.
Taking just 20 minutes to make, the dish includes mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, zucchini, and rice. While these ingredients all offer plenty of flavors, the dish is enhanced with the addition of honey, garlic, soy sauce, and hoisin sauce.
To complete the dish, the recipe recommends topping the vegetables with sriracha or sesame seeds.
12. Hibachi Noodles
If you’re looking for a dish you make for a light lunch or late-night snack, you should definitely check out this hibachi noodles recipe. Made in just 25 minutes, this dish is one of the creamier Asian-inspired hibachi noodle dishes.
It features fresh noodles sautéed in butter, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, garlic, sesame oil, and sugar.
A truly satisfying dish, full of rich flavors, you can eat this hibachi noodle recipe on its own or with most of the dishes on our list. Personally, we think these noodles go perfectly with some hibachi vegetables and steak.
Marinated in rich, sweet flavors, we have no doubts that you will absolutely fall in love with this Japanese-style grilled fish recipe.
Grilling (see also ‘27 Grill Recipe That Will Melt In Your Mouth‘) is one of the fastest and easiest ways to bring tasty fish to the dinner table. When it’s done in a Japanese style, things only get better.
This recipe advises you to grill the whole fish, including the head and eyes. While this may be off-putting to some, it’s a must if you want to unlock more flavor.
The best thing about this recipe? You only need the fish, salt, and some lemon wedges. This recipe recommends using snapper (see also ‘17 Rockfish Recipes That Are Easy To Make At Home‘).
14. Hibachi Zucchini
Zucchini isn’t everyone’s favorite vegetable, but when it’s done with some hibachi flair it quickly becomes a big hit with all your guests. That’s why it’s so popular in hibachi restaurants.
Hibachi zucchini looks great, tastes even better, and can be made quickly when times limited.
While the zucchini might not be bursting with flavors, the addition of soy sauce, lemon, ginger, and sesame seeds take this bland vegetable and turn it into something special.
Serve this tasty side dish with one of your favorite hibachi main course meals.
15. Hibachi Chicken
Next on our list, we have a simple hibachi chicken recipe. This recipe is a good choice for anyone running short on time or those of you who want to introduce hibachi-style cooking to a fussy eater.
This hibachi recipe is so easy to make that you don’t even need a grill. You can easily make the dish in a frying pan or large skillet.
The chicken is prepared by rubbing it in sesame oil and olive oil. The chicken is then seasoned and grilled to perfection.
The vegetables used in this dish are zucchini, onion, carrot, mushrooms, and garlic.
You can’t make the best hibachi steak without a perfect hibachi steak marinade. Luckily, this recipe gives you everything you need to make a traditional, super flavorful marinade.
If you search the internet for hibachi steak marinade, hundreds of options will appear. We’re confident in saying that none of them top this recipe.
This recipe not only shows you how to make the steak marinade but also how to make a delicious hibachi steak dish.
This simple recipe calls for soy sauce, hoisin sauce, garlic cloves, fresh ginger (minced), and sesame oil.
17. Ginger Sauce
Staying on the topic of hibachi sauces, you simply have to try this ginger sauce the next time you cook hibachi-style food for your friends and family.
One taste of this sauce and you’ll find yourself making it every time you cook any Japanese-themed dish.
Without this fresh sweet, spicy, zesty sauce, your meats and noodles just won’t be the same. In fact, this sauce is probably as important as the rest of your dish, so make sure you don’t forget about it.
Made from a blend of spices, soy sauce, lemon, ginger, and onion, this sauce recipe is quick to make and overloaded with flavor.
The final hibachi recipe on our list is this wonderful Japanese-styled kabobs recipe. Kabobs (see also ‘25 + Delicious Kabob Skewer Recipes‘) are pretty great at the best of times so you can imagine how great these Japanese ones taste.
Relatively effortless to make, this recipe features cubed sirloin steak, a variety of vegetables, and a beautifully flavored marinade.
When it comes to picking your vegetables, you can add whatever you like as long as they don’t break apart or burn easily.
Mushrooms, zucchini, and onions are what this recipe calls for. We sometimes like to add potatoes too.
The end result is a tasty kabob stick with crispy meat and delicious charred vegetables.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are The Main Seasoning Ingredients In Hibachi Cooking?
Hibachi cooking uses a wide range of flavorsome spices and herbs. However, there are typically three principle dry spices. These spices are ginger, garlic, and sesame seeds. Out of the three, garlic imparts the most flavor.
What Is The Clear Liquid Used In Hibachi Restaurants?
More often than not, the clear liquid used in most hibachi restaurants is stock. Most of the time, this stock is either chicken, vegetable, or pork stock. Sometimes, the clear liquid might simply be water.
What Kind of Rice Is Used In Hibachi Cooking?
Generally speaking, you can use most rice when making hibachi food at home. The most common rice used is white rice and jasmine.
However, this is a little different from hibachi restaurants. Most hibachi restaurants use Calrose rice.
Hibachi-styled eating is continuing to grow in popularity so now’s the time to learn how to cook it at home.
While hibachi restaurants arguably offer the best and most exciting experiences, there’s no reason you can’t recreate that experience at home with friends and family.
In this article, we’ve given you 18 awesome hibachi recipes to try. All of the recipes on our list can be used to bring some Japanese flavor home. We’ve shown you the best main courses, easy-to-make side dishes, and the best sauces.
Now all you need to do is fire the grill up and start grilling!