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Japanese Hibachi Steak

Prepare to savor the authentic taste of Japanese Hibachi Steak with my easy-to-follow recipe! In just 10 minutes, you can enjoy juicy, seared steaks bursting with savory flavors, all from the comfort of your home kitchen! Say goodbye to pricey hibachi restaurant bills and hello to a delicious homemade meal that’s sure to impress!

At home hibachi style seared steak served with ginger sauce and vegetables.

Why I Love This Recipe

I love this recipe because it’s my own take on bringing the flavors of Japanese hibachi steak right into your home kitchen without the need for a teppan or any special equipment! Just like in my Japanese Style Garlic Steak recipe, we use steak fillets that are pan-seared to replicate the flavors found at your local Japanese-style hibachi steakhouse. It’s a quick and easy way to enjoy delicious steak without having to fire up the grill!

Simply season the steaks, pan-sear them to perfection, coat them with my signature garlic butter sauce, and serve with my handcrafted Hibachi Ginger Sauce for a burst of zesty flavors. You can even explore different flavor profiles by trying my Ponzu Japanese Steak Sauce or Japanese Sweet Steak Sauce for a sweet dip, or even use my Pepper Lunch Sauce to make my Japanese Pepper Steak!

This recipe is perfect for anyone craving hibachi-style steak at home with a proven, fuss-free recipe that’s easy to make and can be prepared quickly in a home kitchen. So why wait? Get cooking and indulge in this mouthwatering dish now!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Steak – 1/2 inch thick, ribeye, NY strip or top sirloin all work with this recipe.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred to lightly season the steak.
  • Black Pepper – ground, used for steak seasoning.
  • Neutral Oil no taste or flavor with high cooking temperature. Some choices are sunflower oil, peanut oil, sallower oil, vegetable oil, and canola oil. 
  • Butter – salted or unsalted, used to give a creaminess to the seared steak.
  • Garlic– fresh grated garlic used to provide the signature flavor of hibachi steaks.
  • Onion – freshly chopped.
  • Ginger – fresh ginger root peeled and chopped, used to provide base flavor of the sauce.
  • Rice Vinegar – vinegar made from rice with no sugar added. Can be found at Asian grocery stores. Used to provide zesty flavors to sauce.
  • Soy Sauce – low-sodium Soy Sauce preferred. Can also use tamari for gluten-free. Used as the base for the hibachi dipping sauce.
  • Sweetener use your preferred sweetener.
  • Lemon Zest – freshly zesty lemon skin. Best to use organic lemons.
  • Lemon Juice – freshly pressed lemon juice, provide zesty flavors to sauce.
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds – optional garnish for sauce.

🥩 Steak Note

If Slicing the Steaks Yourself, consider placing them in the Freezer for 20-30 Minutes until they are Semi-Frozen. This technique allows for cleaner and more accurate cuts, ensuring uniformity in your steak slices.

Ingredients to make at home hibachi steak on the countertop.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

Directions

☑ Before Getting Started

Before getting started, ensure you have a Large Frying Pan with a Flat Bottom, preferably a Cast Iron Skillet. This will provide ample room for your steaks to sear evenly, resulting in a delicious crust and juicy interior.

Step 1 Pat dry steak as needed. Season with salt and black pepper.Steak seasoned.

🧂 Seasoning Pro Tip

For even seasoning, try Sprinkling from a Higher Above. Allow the steak to Rest for 20-30 Minutes after seasoning. This time will enable the steak to absorb the seasoning and reach an even temperature, ensuring a perfectly cooked steak.

Step 2 Prepare sauce by combining chopped onions, ginger, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sweetener, lemon juice, and zest into a food processor. Blend for 20-30 seconds.

Ginger sauce in a food processor.

🍲 Sauce Pro Tip

For optimal flavor development, Prepare in Advance and Refrigerate it. Allowing the sauce to rest in the fridge will enhance its flavors.

Step 3 Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl for 20-30 seconds. Stir in grated garlic and set aside.

Garlic butter in a mixing bowl.

Step 4 Heat cooking oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat until it’s preheats. Then, add the steak and cook for 20-30 seconds per side for Medium-Rare, 30-40 seconds per side for Medium, 40-50 seconds per side for Medium-Well, and 50+ seconds per side for Well-Done. After flipping, add in garlic butter and continue to cook until preferred doneness.

Steaks being seared in a cast iron pan.

🌡 Internal Temperature Check

For an accurate internal temperature check, aim for 125°F for Medium-Rare, 130°F for Medium, and 135°F for Medium-Well. Using a meat thermometer ensures precise cooking and allows you to achieve your desired level of doneness with perfection.

Step 5 Slice the steak into cubes after resting and serve with prepared ginger sauce.

Steaks sliced and served with hibachi ginger sauce.

🥩 Steak Pro Tip

For best results, allow the steak to Rest for 5 Minutes after cooking to let the juices redistribute before slicing.

Recipe Variations

You can easily apply the same at-home hibachi cooking technique from this recipe to create a range of delightful dishes. Swap the steak for chicken to make my Hibachi Chicken recipe, or opt for cod for Pan Seared Cod with Ginger Sauce. Seafood fan can enjoy my Hibachi Scallops recipe. With these variations, you can enjoy many variation of flavorful meals using the same fuss-free at home hibachi cooking method!

Pairing Recommendations

Craft your own hibachi-style feast at home with my recipes! Start with a crisp green salad dressed in my Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing and a comforting bowl of Japanese Hibachi Onion Soup or Japanese Chicken Soup. Serve alongside Garlic Chicken Fried Rice and Garlic Butter Vegetable Stir Fry. Finish off your at home hibachi meal with a delicious Mason Jar Matcha Ice Cream!

At home hibachi style seared steak served with ginger sauce and vegetables.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a different type of steak for this recipe?

Absolutely! While NY fillets work great for this recipe, you can also opt for other cuts like rib eye or top sirloin.

Can I make the ginger sauce ahead of time?

Yes, you can definitely make the ginger sauce ahead of time. In fact, I highly recommend preparing it in advance to allow the flavors to develop and mature.

What should I do if my steak is too thick or too thin?

If your steak is thicker or thinner than the recommended 1/2 inch, simply adjust the cooking times accordingly. Thinner steaks will require shorter cooking times, while thicker ones will need longer.

How can I ensure my steak stays juicy and tender?

Avoid overcooking your steaks. Cook the steak to your desired level of doneness, whether it's medium-rare or medium, and then let it rest for a few minutes before slicing. This resting period allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a more tender and flavorful steak.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5-7 days.

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At home hibachi style seared steak served with ginger sauce and vegetables.

Japanese Hibachi Steak

Experience the authentic flavors of Japanese cuisine with our Japanese Hibachi Steak recipe. Learn how to easily create juicy, seared steaks bursting with savory flavors right in your own kitchen. Say goodbye to expensive hibachi restaurants and hello to a delicious homemade meal that's sure to impress!
5 from 4 votes
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Japanese Hibachi Steak
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 654kcal

Ingredients

Steak

  • 2 Steak 1/2 inch thick ribeye, NY fillet or top sirloin
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 Clove Garlic grated
  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil neutral high temp

Sauce

  • 1 tbsp Onion chopped
  • 1/2 Inch Ginger
  • 3 tbsp Rice Vinegar no sugar added blend
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Sweetener your preferred sweetener
  • 1/4 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1/4 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/8 tsp Toasted Sesame Seeds

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Pat the steak dry as needed, then season it with salt and black pepper.
    Steak seasoned.
  • Combine chopped onions, ginger, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sweetener, lemon juice, and zest in a food processor. Blend for 20-30 seconds to prepare the sauce.
    Ginger sauce in a food processor.
  • Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl for 20-30 seconds. Stir in grated garlic and set it aside.
    Garlic butter in a mixing bowl.
  • Preheat cooking oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the steak and cook for 20-30 seconds per side for Medium-Rare, 30-40 seconds per side for Medium, 40-50 seconds per side for Medium-Well, and 50+ seconds per side for Well-Done. After flipping, add garlic butter and continue cooking until preferred doneness.
    Steaks being seared in a cast iron pan.
  • Slice the steak into cubes after allowing it to rest, then serve it with the prepared ginger sauce.
    Steaks sliced and served with hibachi ginger sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 654kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 1360mg | Potassium: 671mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 4mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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