4 Best Teppanyaki Hibachi Restaurant-Style Sauce Recipes

by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  November 11, 2022

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Hibachi restaurants and their teppanyaki-style cooking offer some of the best sauces you’ll ever taste.

Let’s make some of these flavors ourselves so you can enjoy it at home!

Best teppanyaki hibachi sauce recipes

Top 4 hibachi sauce recipes

Japanese Hibachi Mustard Sauce

Japanese Hibachi Mustard Sauce Recipe
Great as a dipping sauce for Japanese BBQ and teppanyaki-style dishes!
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Japanese teppanyaki mustard recipes

This mustard sauce can taste sweet or spicy, depending on what kinds of food it’ll be used to pair with. And it’s eaten cold in small amounts, especially with meat.

This best-kept secret of Japanese hibachi-style steakhouse restaurants will make you want to make it over and over again.

And that’s fine, it’s great to eat with any type of meat, so don’t limit yourself to teppanyaki or hibachi, just pair it with your steak or other beef, and you’ll be good to go.

Japanese ginger dipping sauce

Japanese ginger dipping sauce
If you prefer something different, this ginger sauce recipe is a good option if you want to make your teppanyaki dish extra special.
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Japanese ginger dipping sauce

Soy sauce and vinegar are the most common ingredients used in Japanese sauces. Sake, ponzu, and mirin are also popular.

These ingredients can be used as standalone sauces or can be combined with other ingredients.

Usually, the ingredients are mixed together in a bowl. Take a look at my buying guide for a few handy tools to use for teppanyaki.

Is hibachi ginger sauce gluten free?

Hibachi ginger sauce is not gluten-free because it has soy sauce in it. You could make it with tamari instead of soy sauce, but then chances are the sake used still has gluten in it. Only premium sake won’t have gluten.

Seafood Teppanyaki with Japanese sesame sauce

Seafood Teppanyaki recipe
The food can be served either with rice or on its own. A variety of sauces can also be included in the dish to give it taste. 
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This is a great sauce to add to your seafood teppanyaki that’s straight from the hibachi restaurant.

Japanese sesame sauce

  • 3 tbsp sake
  • 2 tbsp nerigoma (tahini sauce)
  • 1 tbsp ponzu
  • 1 tbsp miso
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 2 tsp sesame oil (roasted)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp mirin
  • 1 clove garlic minced

Teppanyaki twist of Soy Sauce

Teppanyaki twist of Soy Sauce
A classic teppanyaki sauce recipe with soy sauce flavor in it. 
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Raise your hand if you ever wanted to try those grilled Japanese dishes that are made right in front of you on a grill and serve with mouthwatering flavored sauce.

Now we don’t have to go all the way to Japan or find a Japanese steakhouse to eat these dishes but, you can do these dishes all by yourself in the comfort of your home.

Best hibachi restaurant sauce recipes

4 Best Hibachi Teppanyaki Sauce Recipes

Joost Nusselder
Hibachi restaurants where they cook teppanyaki in front of you have one thing you remember them for: the delicious sauces. Let's learn how to make the best hibachi sauces!
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Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4 people


  • 1 bottle soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 white onion sliced
  • 2 clove garlic or any amount you prefer
  • 1/4 lemon sliced


The most basic delicious hibachi restaurant style sauce

  • Boil the sliced onion and soy sauce in water in a pot.
  • After everything has been boiled, add the garlic in the mixture.
  • Then store the whole thing inside a bowl and let it stay like that for about a week. After
    everything settles down, strain to remove any uneven lumps and the pieces of onion from the sauce and add a dash of lemon juice.


Keyword Hibachi
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Is hibachi a sauce?

Hibachi itself doesn’t mean sauce but people often associate hibachi restaurants with the delicious sauces they serve. Hibachi means fir bowl and it refers to the open flame grill they use in the kitchen. The grill they cook on in front of you is called a teppan.


Make one or a few of these delicious hibachi sauces to dip your grilled meat and vegetables in and you’re set for a great teppanyaki meal!

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