Japanese Hibachi History

      The word "hibachi" or "hibachi-style" is a North American term for Japanese teppanyaki cooking, in which gas-heated hotplates are integrated into tables around which many people (often multiple parties) can sit and eat at once. The chef performs the cooking in front of the diners, typically with theatrical flair -- fancy hand work with knives and spatulas, flipping food into his hat, or lighting a volcano of onions on fire.
      Teppan-yaki (鉄板焼き teppan'yaki) is a type of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food. The word "teppan-yaki" is derived from teppan (鉄板), which means iron plate, and yaki (焼き), which means grilled.
      In Japan, teppan-yaki may refer to any of a number of dishes cooked using a teppan frequently with the hot plate located in the center of the diners' table. The form of teppan-yaki most familiar to North Americans consists of steak, seafood and other meats, along with vegetable accompaniments. In North America, it is also known by the name of hibachi.

       Diners delight in the performance aspect of the chef's preparation, such as stacking round slices of onion in the shape of Mt. Fuji and lighting oil contained within on fire, producing a flaming onion volcano. Teppan-yaki steakhouses continue to place an emphasis on the chef performing a show for the diners, continuing to introduce new variations and tricks. The show can include juggling utensils, flipping a shrimp into his shirt pocket, tossing an egg up in the air and splitting it with his knife, and flipping flattened shrimp pieces into the diners' mouths.


About Our Hibachi

    For a truly unique dining experience where our chefs prepare a flavorfully tempting meal of crisp, fresh vegetables, choice cut meats, succulent seafood and all sorts of other tantalizing delights right before your very eyes, you must try our Hibachi Grill. 

   Your family, friends and especially your children will be amazed as our chefs transform the art of cooking into a performance of juggling agility, speed and creativity.  You’ll delight as our chef slices, dices, chops and spins your dinner in the air – taking an egg, flipping it again and again above the sizzling grill with his spatula like a tennis ball off a tennis racket and then deftly catching it on edge, nearly splitting it in two as he magically mixes it into your meal’s tasty fried rice.  Don’t be fooled into believing the Hibachi experience is all show and little substance – for you will find our chef’s culinary creations not only uniquely artful but also unforgettably delicious.  Perfect for a group of friends, ideal for families and truly unique for parties, a meal at our Hibachi Grill will always be remembered.