Hibachi Restaurant Soup Recipe: Your Perfect Appetizer for Any Meal

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Are you looking for a delicious soup recipe that tastes just like the one from your favorite hibachi restaurant?

Look no further! This hibachi restaurant soup recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings. 

Hibachi Restaurant Soup Recipe- Your Perfect Appetizer for Any Meal

With just a few simple ingredients and easy instructions, you’ll have a delicious soup in no time. Oh, and I will also share a secret ingredient at the end to make it even more flavorful.

The best thing? This soup is perfect for a quick and easy meal. It’s packed with flavor and can be made in under 40 minutes. It’s great for a weeknight dinner or a casual lunch. 

So gather up your ingredients, and let’s get cooking!

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Make you own Hibachi restaurant soup at home

Making Hibachi-style soup at home is not hard. Gather your vegetables and seasonings and add protein to your liking.

This flavorful dish is sure to become a favorite!

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Delicious homemade Hibachi restaurant soup

Delicious homemade Hibachi restaurant soup

Joost Nusselder
This easy-to-prepare Hibachi style soup is full of flavor. It is also a healthy meal because it contains a lot of vegetables. Enjoy as a hearty lunch or appetizer to your homemade hibachi menu.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • ½ cup diced carrots
  • ½ cup button mushrooms
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • ½ cup diced chicken (optional)
  • ½ cup shrimp (optional)
  • ½ cup diced beef (optional)


  • Heat a little oil in a large pot over medium heat, just enough to cover the surface of the pot.
  • Add the onion, celery, and carrots and sear them for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the chicken broth, garlic powder, ginger, pepper, salt, soy sauce, and sake. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the vegetables from the soup before serving. (You can pick the mushrooms and add them again if you are using shiitake mushrooms for extra flavoring.)
  • Add the chicken, shrimp, beef, and cook for 5 minutes (optional)
  • Serve hot. Enjoy!
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Cooking tips

The recipe I’ve shared is easy to make. Here are some tips to enhance your cooking skills even further.

Always use a sieve

When making hibachi restaurant soup, it’s essential to use a sieve.

This will help to strain out any large chunks of vegetables or other ingredients that may have been added to the soup. 

To use a sieve, start by placing it over a bowl or pot. Then, pour the soup mixture through the sieve. This will help to separate any large chunks from the soup. 

If desired, you can also use a spoon to help push the soup through the sieve. Once the soup has been strained, it’s ready to be served.

Don’t be shy of experimenting

Shiitake mushrooms are a great addition to hibachi restaurant soup. Start by washing the mushrooms and cutting them into small pieces. 

Then, add the mushrooms to the soup mixture. You can also add them whole.

The mushrooms will add a unique umami flavor to the soup and also help thicken it.

Once the mushrooms are added, the soup is ready to be served.

Best substitutes to use in hibachi restaurant soup

Hibachi restaurant soup is quite a simple recipe despite having a behemoth list of ingredients.

Since they are all readily available, there’s little you would need to replace out of necessity.

However, if you want to give a pleasant twist to your recipe, the following are some excellent substitutes you can use: 

Shiitake mushrooms

Button mushrooms are usually considered a favorite topping for hibachi restaurant-style soup.

Their mild, earthy, and slightly nutty taste perfectly complements the soup’s simple flavor. 

However, if you are not someone who cares about going traditional, you can also give it a try to shiitake mushrooms. 

As you boil it in the broth, its signature umami flavor will give it a unique kick that will even accentuate the soup.

Once boiled, strain it with the other veggies, and add it to the soup again. 

You will love it! 

Beef and vegetable broth

Tired of using chicken base over and over? Understandable!

Using the same base over and over can get repetitive and lose its charm to tingling your taste buds.

How about trying beef broth instead? Yes, it’s pretty unconventional and will have a much stronger flavor than what you’re used to, but it’s worth it! 

You can also try vegetable stock as a base for the soup if you’re a vegan.

How to serve and eat hibachi restaurant soup

To serve and eat hibachi restaurant soup, start by filling a bowl with the soup. Make sure the bowl is large enough to hold the desired amount of soup. 

Ladle the soup with the help of a large spoon, and eat it as you like. If you’d like, you can add some condiments to the soup, such as salt, pepper, or soy sauce.

There are no special traditional ways of eating hibachi restaurant soup, unlike many Japanese dishes. Hence, you can have it as you like at home or in a restaurant. 

Drinking hibachi restaurant soup is a great way to enjoy a flavorful meal. It’s easy to serve and eat, and the ingredients too are super accessible as well.

All you need to do is fill a bowl, grab a spoon, and enjoy. You can also slurp it if you like! 

How to store hibachi restaurant soup

If you have leftover hibachi restaurant soup, it’s essential to store it properly so that it stays fresh and safe to eat.

The best way to do this is to transfer the soup to an airtight container. 

This will help keep out bacteria and prevent the soup from spoiling. Ensure the container is large enough to hold all the soup and leave some room at the top for expansion.

Once the soup is in the container, it’s important to label it with the date it was made and the contents.

This will help you track when it was made and how long it’s been in the fridge.

Once the soup is labeled, it’s time to put it in the fridge.

Make sure to place it on the top shelf, as this is the coldest part of the fridge. This will help keep the soup at a safe temperature and prevent it from spoiling.

If you don’t plan on eating the soup within a few days, it’s best to freeze it. Transfer the soup to a freezer-safe container.

When you’re ready to eat the soup, thaw it in the fridge overnight. 

This will help keep the soup at a safe temperature and prevent bacteria from growing. Once it’s thawed, heat it up on the stove or in the microwave and enjoy!

Similar dishes to hibachi restaurant soup: Hibachi vs miso soup

Hibachi restaurant soup sits in the “clear soups” category of Japanese cuisine.

However, it is often confused with another favorite: Miso soup. Miso soup is mainly prepared with a dashi base. 

Dashi is a broth prepared with bonito flakes, shiitake mushrooms, or seaweed.

The broth is then mixed with a bit of miso paste, tofu and other ingredients to make it more nutritious and delicious. 

Miso soup is an important part of Japanese breakfast and is loved and served everywhere throughout Japan.

There’s hardly anyone who would dislike it, especially people who lean more toward nutritious diets. 

Find out exactly how miso soup differs from Japanese clear soup here


The hibachi restaurant soup is a delicious and flavorful dish that will please any palate. It is a great way to start a meal or enjoy it as a light snack.

The combination of broth and mushrooms makes it a hearty and satisfying meal.

Whether you are looking for a quick lunch or a savory dinner, the hibachi restaurant soup can always be your go-to healthy appetizer choice! 

For a refreshing hibachi side dish, check out this simple & healthy Sunomono cucumber salad recipe

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.