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Toban yaki can be a great way to cook numerous ingredients, but kobe beef is probably my favorite.

It lends itself so well to being heated on the ceramic plate for just the right amount of time.

That’s why I’m sharing my recipe here:

Grilled kobe beef toban yaki recipe

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Kobe beef toban yaki recipe

Joost Nusselder
There are various recipes that you can make toban yaki style. Here's one that features a Kobe beef base.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 1 people
Calories 1585 kcal


  • 7 oz Kobe beef sirloin (in loaf form) you can, of course, use any slices of beef
  • pumpkin
  • ¼ onion
  • 1 shiitake mushroom
  • pack maitake mushroom
  • ½ potato

For Seasoned Sake:

  • 1 inch square sheet kombu
  • 1 ½ cup sake
  • 5-6 slices umeboshi (pickled plum)
  • 11 oz grated Japanese radish


  • Cut pumpkin into wedges. Peel potato and cut into round slices. Microwave for 30 seconds at 600W.
  • Cut the lower stem of the shiitake mushroom and make an X-shaped cut in the top. Divide maitake mushrooms into small portions.
  • Cut onion into semicircular pieces (approximately 3/8 inch thick).
  • Slice beef into pieces (3/8 inch thick).
  • Prepare seasoned sake by placing kombu, sake, and umeboshi in a pan over heat. Boil until liquid is reduced by 1/3. Add grated Japanese radish. Add salt or citrus juice to taste.
  • Grease ceramic plate with cooking oil. Roast the beef and prepared vegetables.
  • Serve when roasting is complete. Use sake dipping sauce to give the meat added flavor.


Calories: 1585kcalCarbohydrates: 161gProtein: 50gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 285mgPotassium: 3986mgFiber: 22gSugar: 96gVitamin A: 17318IUVitamin C: 163mgCalcium: 230mgIron: 9mg
Keyword Kobe beef, Toban yaki
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Here’s what it looks like at a famous restaurant:

My favorite ingredient to use:

Eden Foods Umeboshi - Pickled Ume Plums

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Of course, if you’re vegetarian or vegan, you may prefer to make a mushroom toban yaki. If so, here’s a recipe you might enjoy.

Also read: toban yaki is easy with these best grill plates

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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.