Hibachi-Style Steak

Grilled hibachi steak recipe

The Spruce Eats / Teena Agnel

  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings

Hibachi is a traditional Japanese style cooking device that is used to cook meat, vegetable, and seafood dishes. It is usually a metal hotplate with a container that houses either burning wood or charcoal. But just because you don't have one at home doesn't mean that you can't enjoy the same type of flavor using your very own backyard grill.

This hibachi-style steak recipe starts on the grill and finishes in a delicious soy-ginger sauce, making it a flavorful dinner option. Not only does this preparation enhance the flavor of the steak, but it also creates a great dish for entertaining. And even though this recipe is not 100 percent traditional for hibachi since you'll be using your grill and not the traditional hotplate, it still provides a great way to have the same deliciously sauced meat in the comfort of your own home.

Serve the steak and mushrooms with steamed rice for an easy main. While you've got the grill fired up, grill a few fresh vegetables like zucchini, asparagus, or broccoli as a healthy side dish.

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Ingredients

  • For the Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger (grated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • For the Steak:
  • 4 (5-ounce) steaks (boneless)
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 8 large mushrooms (white or brown, sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for hibachi steak
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  2. To make the sauce, combine the soy sauce, white vinegar, sugar, garlic, ginger, and white pepper in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil.

    Combine sauce ingredients
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  3. Reduce heat immediately to low and cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes.

    Reduce heat immediately
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  4. Remove from heat and let cool.

    Remove from heat
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  5. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

    Preheat grill
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  6. Add the steaks and grill on each side just until grill marks form but the steak is still lrare.

    Grill steaks
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  7. Remove the steaks from grill and cut into bite-size cubes.

    Remove steaks
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  8. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the oil.

    Heat skillet
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  9. Place the steak pieces and mushrooms in the hot skillet. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 3 minutes, tossing, or until the mushrooms start to brown.

    Place steak and mushrooms in skillet
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  10. Add sauce to the pan. Cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until the mushrooms are cooked through and steak has reached the desired doneness. 

    Add sauce
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  11. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!

    Serve with sides
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Steak Doneness

This recipe allows you to cook your steak just until your desired doneness, rather it's medium-rare or well done. Here is a temperature guide for steak doneness.

  • Rare: 120 to 130 F
  • Medium-Rare: 130 to 135 F
  • Medium: 140 to 150 F
  • Medium-Well: 155 to 165 F
  • Well: 160 F