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Hibachi Steak Marinade

Hibachi Steak Marinade

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When it’s not too hot and not too chilly out, it’s the perfect time to hang out outside for dinner.  You can do some grilling, or if you want to switch it up – here’s an awesome outside dinner idea – Hibachi! Here’s the Hibachi Steak Marinade I use when I’m making Hibachi at home.

hibachi steak marinade

What is Hibachi?

Hibachi is a cooking style originally from Japan that has evolved over the years. Ingredients such as meats, veggies, rice are cooked on a large flat griddle like station. Sauces, seasonings, and marinades are used to help meats, veggies and rice taste oh-so-delicious. Japanese hibachi steak marinade is super delicious!

There’s actually a lot more history to Hibachi so if you’re interested in learn check out this article.

What you need to make Hibachi at Home

I’ll explain everything you might need to make this happen.


For the full ‘hibachi’ feel, you can use an electric griddle or Flat Top Grill outside! One very popular Flat Top Grill is Blackstone Flat Top Grill.

We keep it simple by using an electric griddle that we place on our table out on our patio. With this we can sit around with the various ingredients we want to cook (meat, veggies, seafood, etc.) and eat while we cook – similar to how you would eat hot pot.

Of course if you don’t have the set up or just want to make some hibachi style steak, you can also make hibachi steak with marinade and then cook it on your stovetop with your favorite cooking pan or wok.


Ingredients wise, you will need some sort of cooking oil or fat to make sure the meat, seafood, veggies you are making don’t stick to your griddle/grill/pan. I recommend butter – it adds the most flavor! However, you can also use ghee, coconut oil, margarine, etc.

The second thing you need is actually – Anything you want to hibachi up!  Just make sure it’s not some giant thing that will take forever to cook, so cut up your steaks to small pieces, for example.  Some ideas include:

  • Steak, cut in to smaller pieces
  • Chicken, cut in to smaller pieces
  • Salmon, sliced or cut in to smaller pieces
  • Mushrooms, sliced
  • Shrimp

Here’s some of the creative ingredients we used!

king oyster mushrooms
King Oyster Mushrooms, Sliced
salmon hibachi
Salmon with Salt and Black Pepper
hibachi shrimp
Wild Caught Shrimp

If you like yum yum sauce or ginger sauce, be sure to prepare those too! You can purchase them or make your own!


This is the trick to making your hibachi steak delicious! Yes, you can just cooked the steak without the marinade and add salt and pepper, but what’s the fun in that?

hibachi steak marinade
Marinated Pieces of Ribeye Steak

Here’s how to make hibachi steak marinade for the steak – You may want to adjust the ratio depending on how much meat you have:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil

How long to marinade?

I pretty much marinade every meat these days, ex. stir fry steak, steak fajitas, chicken with broccoli, and I have to say the longer the better – at the very least, 30 minutes for this one, however I’ve gone 15 minutes before. The longer, the more flavorful it will be!

You can actually marinade overnight too – if you do this just be sure to put the meat in the refrigerator after 30 minutes of sitting out so it doesn’t go bad.

How much marinade per pound of meat?

The amount of marinade this produces can be used to marinade about half a pound of steak more or less.

How to hibachi at home

In a bowl, add your meats (steak, chicken, shrimp, fish, etc.) with marinade ingredients at least 30 minutes. You can also use a large zip lock bag if you prefer. You can marinade overnight too. Just make sure to put it in the fridge if you’re going to be marinating it longer.

Fire up your griddle or grill, and grease up your griddle/grill/pan with cooking fat of choice – we like to use butter.

Place your ingredients on the griddle/stove top and flip as desired to cook all the sides evenly. Since the steak is bite sized, it’ll cook pretty fast so keep an eye on it.

Starting to cook

Wait while you smell how delicious the food is.


Eat when it’s done!

Looks about done!

Repeat until way too full!

I really recommend doing this during spring, early summer, late summer, or fall – when it’s not too hot outside but you still get a summer vibe.

Also, something else you can do is make some salad at the side so that you eat salad while you wait.  

This type of meal is best with a large group of friends around so you’ll be having a blast and before you know it, your yummy homemade hibachi will be ready to eat!

Hibachi Steak Marinade

hibachi steak marinade

Hibachi is fun and delicious - recreate the fun and the taste at home with this hibachi steak marinade recipe and an electric griddle!


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil


    In a bowl, add your meats (steak, chicken, shrimp, fish, etc.) with marinade ingredients.

    Let it sit for at least 30 minutes. You can also use a large ziplock bag.


The amount of marinade this produces can be used to marinade about half a pound of steak more or less.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 878mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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Sunday 8th of January 2023

Will this work on my gas Weber bbq?


Monday 9th of January 2023

You can marinade the steak the same way, just cook on your gas bbq grill your preferred way :)


Sunday 20th of June 2021

For Gluten-free soy sauce, you can just buy Tamari. Tastes identical, but no gluten. It’s easy to find at the grocery store


Monday 21st of June 2021

Yup! That's a great option too!


Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

Very excited, have a new flat griddle for outdoors. I am trying that tonight!


Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

Yay! Sounds so fun, hope you enjoy!

Dad Life

Thursday 9th of May 2019

Thanks for the tips on making the hibachi at home. I am going to give this a try this weekend. I hope I can pull it off.

Tina T

Thursday 9th of May 2019

Thanks for stopping by! I hope your hibachi turns out awesome! Nice blog, btw! :)


Monday 5th of August 2013

What marinade did you use? I LOVE Hibachi, as does my mom so this would be perfect for our upcoming family get together, but I don't know what marinades to use!

Tina T.

Saturday 10th of August 2013

Hi! My mom made this one, she used green onions, garlic, honey, soy sauce, rice wine (mijiu) and then marinade for 20-30 minutes for the beef. Hope that helps!

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