Hibachi Ginger Sauce

Elevate your meals with my flavorful Hibachi Ginger Sauce! This Japanese-style dipping sauce is perfect for adding a savory, slightly sweet kick to chicken, beef, shrimp, or veggies. Made with common ingredients, it’s easy to whip up for an extra burst of flavor anytime!

Hibachi ginger sauce recipe served in a white sauce bowl with toasted sesame seeds on top.

Why I Love This Recipe

I absolutely love my take on this Hibachi Ginger Sauce recipe because it’s a breeze to whip up in just 1 minute with no prep time needed and adds so much to all the dishes I pair it with! Inspired by the flavors of my Ponzu Japanese Steak Sauce fused with the sauce found at Benihana hibachi steakhouse, my homemade Japanese ginger sauce boasts a savory, zesty taste with a punch of ginger flavor! Just like in my Japanese Sesame Dipping Sauce, we prepare this sauce by combining all the ingredients in the food processor. I promise it’s that simple!

It’s the perfect accompaniment to grilled proteins or veggies, making it an incredibly versatile and delicious addition to any meal. Plus, it’s a proven sauce used in my popular Hibachi Chicken and Hibachi Seared Cod recipes, so you know it’s a winner! Give it a try and elevate your dishes to the next level with this delightful sauce – you won’t be disappointed!



  • Onion – freshly chopped.
  • Ginger – fresh ginger root peeled and chopped
  • Rice Wine Vinegar – vinegar made from rice with no sugar added. Can be found at Asian grocery stores.
  • Soy Sauce – low-sodium Soy Sauce preferred. Can also use tamari for gluten-free.
  • Sweetener use your preferred sweetener.
  • Lemon Zest – freshly zesty lemon skin. Best to use organic lemons.
  • Lemon Juice – freshly pressed lemon juice.
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds – optional garnish.

🌿 Ginger Note

It’s recommended to use Young Ginger when possible, as it tends to have a Stronger and more Vibrant Taste.

Hibachi ginger sauce recipe served in a white sauce bowl with toasted sesame seeds on top.

Essential Kitchen Equipment


Step 1 Simply combine chopped onions, peeled ginger, lemon zest, lemon juice, sweetener, soy sauce, and rice vinegar in a food processor and grind for 20-30 seconds until the onions and ginger are integrated and sauce consistency is formed.

Hibachi ginger sauce in a food processor.

🧂 Flavor Adjustment Pro Tip

For those craving a zestier kick, consider enhancing the sauce with a splash of Extra Lemon Juice and Rice Vinegar.

🌿 Garnishing Pro Tip

Elevate your dish by garnishing it with Toasted Sesame Seeds for added flavor and visual appeal.

🍽️ Serving Pro Tip

For optimal flavor development, prepare this sauce in advance and refrigerate it. Allowing the sauce to Rest in the Fridge will enhance its flavors.

Pairing Recommendations

To complete your at-home hibachi-style meal, pair this recipe with a green salad dressed in a refreshing Japanese Style Ginger Dressing and a comforting bowl of Japanese Chicken Soup. Serve alongside flavorful sides like Garlic Chicken Fried Rice or Garlic Butter Vegetable Fried Rice, along with your choice of protein. Finally, indulge in a delightful homemade Mason Jar Matcha Ice Cream for a satisfying end to your hibachi feast!

Hibachi chicken being dipped into ginger sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to use this ginger sauce with?

The ginger sauce pairs wonderfully with a variety of grilled dishes, such as grilled vegetables, beef, chicken, shrimp, and fish. It adds a savory and zesty flavor to enhance the taste of your grilled favorites.

Is this sauce suitable for vegetarians or vegans?

Yes, this sauce is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.

Can I substitute rice vinegar with another type of vinegar?

You can use white vinegar as an alternative, but be aware that it will alter the flavors slightly.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers, transfer the sauce to an airtight container and refrigerate. It will maintain its freshness and flavor for 10-14 days when stored properly in the fridge.

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Hibachi ginger sauce recipe served in a white sauce bowl with toasted sesame seeds on top.

Hibachi Ginger Sauce

This recipe introduces how to make Hibachi Ginger Sauce, also known as the Benihana ginger sauce, offering an authentic taste of hibachi-style cuisine at home. Elevate your dishes with this savory and zesty sauce, perfect for grilled vegetables, beef, chicken, shrimp, and fish.
4.59 from 12 votes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: benihana ginger sauce, hibachi ginger sauce
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 4 tbsp
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Calories: 10kcal



  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for hibachi ginger sauce.
  • Combine chopped onions, peeled ginger, lemon zest, lemon juice, sweetener, Soy Sauce and Rice Vinegar into a food processor. Pulse for 20-30 seconds until well combined and transfer to a serving bowl.
    Hibachi ginger sauce in a food processor.
  • Sprinkle some Toasted Sesame Seeds on top of dipping sauce. Best served chilled.
    Hibachi ginger sauce served garnished with toasted sesame seeds.


Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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