Recipe for The Best Teppanyaki Sirloin Steak with Garlic

                by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  August 1, 2021

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Today we want to share a delicious sirloin steak with garlic recipe you can prepare on your own teppanyaki grill at home, that will make you forget you’re at home.

The carefully crafted mix will make you feel like you’re at a restaurant enjoying the classiest meal ever. So let’s dive right in.

sirloin steak

What is teppanyaki steak?

Teppanyaki is a Japanese cooking style not to be mistaken with hibachi that uses a “teppan” flat iron griddle to “yaki” (to grill food). The steak is grilled on the flat top grill so it can easily be flipped over and moved around for the perfect temperature.

And why should you consider using a Teppanyaki instead of traditional cooking? Delicious, flavorful goodness. That’s it.

I think we all love asian cuisine for its unique flavor without all the unhealthy stuff and that’s what Teppanyaki is all about when cooking it on your stovetop.

Dishes made using this grill are always low in fat and very light since they don’t use a lot of oil to achieve tasty results.

Teppanyaki sirloin steak with garlic

Teppanyaki Sirloin Steak with Garlic

Joost Nusselder
Now that we embarked on the flavor journey, let me share my tried and true method of obtaining the most delicious Teppanyaki Sirloin Steak with Garlic you’ve ever had. Goodbye Tofu steak!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2 people
Calories 372 kcal


  • 8 oz sirloin steak (2x 4oz steaks, patted dry)
  • 3 tbsp Unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp Garlic (minced or 4 garlic cloves)
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Fresh parsley (chopped)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)


  • Mix the butter, parsley, and garlic and set aside.
  • Preheat your teppanyaki grill depending on how done you want your steaks (following our guidelines above)
  • Lightly grease the grill and the steaks with oil. Then sprinkle salt and pepper generously.
  • Grill your sirloin steaks for 4-5 minutes to obtain a brown color and then cook to your preferred doneness.
  • Once done, spread the butter mix over the steaks and set aside to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Last but not least, enjoy your delicious teppanyaki sirloin steak with a garlic touch!


Calories: 372kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 25gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 69mgPotassium: 420mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 694IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Steak, Teppanyaki
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Considerations to achieve the best grilled sirloin steak

You will need to set up your grill about 15 minutes before you start grilling sirloin steak.

Make sure your grill plates are clean in order to prevent your meat cuts from sticking to the grill.

Preheat the grill in order to sear and crisp the edges. To do this you will need your grill to be very hot (somewhere around 450° F), just slowly wave your hand a couple inches above your grill to locate the best hot areas.

sirloin steak made teppanyaki style

Using tongs (we’ve got some excellent ones in our buying guide), dip a paper towel in a bit of oil and grease your plates before you start grilling. This will make the process easier, but as you will see below we won’t be using too much.

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At the same time when you prep your grill (or before if you want to be ready just in time), take your steaks out and let them rest for 15 minutes at room temperature.

Afterwards, pat them dry with another paper towel. This will help ensure the perfect sear.

You can season your sirloin steak as you prefer. Feel free to use salt and pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, paprika or cumin. You can also use the ready to go marinade powders out there.

For this recipe in particular, salt and pepper is enough since our flavor will rest on the garlic butter mix, but feel free to customize it to taste.

We’ll avoid using a barbecue fork in this recipe since piercing the steak would release those delicious juices. So instead, we’ll opt for tongs to flip the meat once while it’s grilling.

This will help form the delicious crust we’re after. Once you can easily lift them off the grill, they’re ready!

Take them off the grill and generously add the garlic butter mix. Not only will you have a delicious steak flavored to your liking but you will also have tasty garlic butter infusing them with much more flavor.

Before you start slicing, make sure to let the steak rest for about 5 minutes so it can absorb the garlic and all the juiciness stays within it.

How to know how done your steak is:

We want you to have the best sirloin steak ever, so we want to share some tips on knowing when your steak is done just how you prefer it:

And that’s it. If you like meat cooked teppanyaki style, be sure to check out our pork recipes as well.

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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.