Perfect Hibachi Steak - The Girl on Bloor (2024)

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This Hibachi Steak is just like the kind you get at Benihana – it's a delicious Japanese-inspired dish served with fried rice andsautéedvegetables.

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Ingredients and substitutions

  • Sirloin steak – if you’re not a fan of steak, you can also use chicken or shrimp. If you prefer chicken, check out the recipe for my chicken hibachi dinner!

Hibachi steak marinade

  • Sesame oil – canola oil, sunflower oil or grapeseed oil can be used instead.
  • Soy sauce – tamari, liquid aminos or coconut aminos are all great substitutes for soy sauce.
  • Hoisin sauce – teriyaki sauce or a combination of soy sauce and brown sugar will create a similar taste to hoisin sauce.
  • Garlic – use fresh or jarred minced garlic for this recipe.
  • Ginger – use fresh or jarred grated ginger for this recipe.

Mustard sauce

  • Light mayo – use Greek yogurt as a healthier alternative to mayo.
  • Soy sauce – tamari, liquid aminos or coconut aminos will also work.
  • Rice vinegar – white wine vinegar, champagne vinegar or lemon juice can be used in place of rice vinegar.
  • Dijon mustard – stone ground mustard is recommended as a substitute for dijon mustard.

Sautéed vegetables

  • Olive oil – any neutral oil such as grapeseed oil or avocado oil.
  • Carrot – the veggies listed in this category are typically used at Benihanas, but feel free to use any vegetables you have on hand.
  • Mushrooms – see substitution notes for carrots.
  • Yellow onion – see substitution notes for carrots.
  • Zucchini – see substitution notes for carrots.
  • Soy sauce – tamari, liquid aminos or coconut aminos are all great substitutes for soy sauce.
  • Salt & pepper (to taste)

Benihana fried rice

  • White rice – any white rice such as basmati or jasmine is recommended.
  • Butter – vegetable oil or canola oil can be used in place of butter.
  • Garlic – fresh or jarred minced garlic.
  • Soy sauce – tamari or coconut aminos can be used instead.
  • Egg – if you’re not a fan of egg leave it out altogether.
  • Green onion – leave out altogether if you’re in a pinch.
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How to make hibachi steak

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Step 1: Marinate the steak.

Mix together the hibachi steak marinade ingredients, then marinate the steak for at least 20 minutes.

Step 2: Sauté the veggies.

Sauté the carrot, mushrooms, onion and zucchini until tender crisp. Stir in the soy sauce, then remove from the pan and set aside.

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Step 3: Make the fried rice.

Melt butter in the same pan, then sauté the garlic until fragrant. Add in the cooked rice and soy sauce. Make a hole in the center of the rice and crack in an egg, scrambling until set. Stir in the green onions and toss to combine.

Step 4: Cook the steak.

Cook the steak in a skillet until cooked through, then let it rest.

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Step 5: Make the mustard sauce.

Mix together the light mayo, soy sauce, rice vinegar and Dijon mustard.

Step 6: Serve and enjoy.

Slice up the steak, then serve it with the fried rice and sautéed veggies with the mustard sauce on the side for dipping.

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Variations of this recipe

You can customize this hibachi steak recipe with different protein options, side dishes and sauces:

  • Protein: Try making hibachi chicken or hibachi shrimp instead.
  • Vegetables: Add in more veggies like bell peppers, green beans, corn, broccoli or cauliflower.
  • Fried Rice: For a low-carb option, serve your hibachi steak with cauliflower fried rice.
  • Sauce: Serve with a side of yum yum sauce (add in 1 tsp. sriracha to the original mustard sauce recipe), spicy mayo or wasabi mayo if you like spice.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of steak is used in hibachi?

Sirloin or strip steaks are the most common cuts of beef used to make hibachi steak. For this recipe, I used sirloin steak, but strip steak would work just as well.

How long should you cook the steak for?

It depends on how you like your steak cooked. For medium rare, cook about 2 minutes per side; for medium, 3 minutes per side; for medium-well, 3-4 minutes per side; and for well done, 4-5 minutes per side. You can use a meat thermometer to check the doneness of the steak.

Can you make it with chicken instead?

If you'd rather make hibachi chicken, check out my hibachi chicken recipe.

What is the secret to good fried rice?

The trick to making the best fried rice is to use leftover rice. You can cook the rice ahead of time, then store it in the fridge until you're ready to make your fried rice.

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Storing and reheating

If you have any leftovers or are making this hibachi steak as your weekly meal prep, store everything in airtight meal prep containers and refrigerate. Everything will last in the fridge for up to 4-5 days, so it's the perfect weekly meal prep idea.

When you're ready to enjoy, I recommend reheating everything in a pan on the stovetop, so everything warms up nicely and the veggies stay nice and crisp. You can reheat it in the microwave if you're short on time, but make sure to sprinkle some water over top of the rice and steak so they don't dry out.

Freezing this recipe

This hibachi steak is definitely a freezer-friendly dinner! You can freeze the fried rice and steak separately. I wouldn't recommend freezing the veggies, as they won't have the same consistency after defrosting.

To freeze the fried rice, store it in an airtight container or Ziploc bag for up to 6 months. When you're ready to eat, let it defrost in the fridge overnight or toss it straight from frozen into the pan or microwave to reheat it. If microwaving, sprinkle some water over top beforehand so it doesn't dried out.

The steak can also be frozen for up to 3 months, either fully cooked or raw in the marinade. Defrost the steak in the refrigerator overnight and then cook as normal, or reheat in a pan on the stovetop with more of the hibachi sauce.

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Perfect Hibachi Steak

This Hibachi Steak is just like the kind you get at Benihana – it's a delicious Japanese-inspired dish served with fried rice andsautéedvegetables.

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Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 517kcal

Author: Taylor Stinson

Prep Time: 20 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb top sirloin steak

Hibachi steak marinade

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced ginger

Mustard sauce

  • 1/2 cup light mayo
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard

Sauteed vegetables

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced in half
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce, plus salt & pepper to taste

Benihana fried rice

  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 4 green onions, sliced

Instructions

  • Cook rice in a rice cooker or on the stovetop according to package directions. Alternatively, make rice up to 2 days before.

  • Mix together ingredients for the hibachi steak marinade in a small bowl, then pour over the steak in a large bowl or freezer bag, marinating for 20 minutes. Mix ingredients for mustard sauce together at the same time.

  • Add olive oil to a large pan over high heat, then add vegetables and season with salt & pepper, cooking for 5 minutes or so until veggies are tender-crisp. Stir in 1 tbsp soy sauce, then remove from heat and set aside in a large bowl.

  • Melt butter in the same pan, then saute garlic for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add in rice and soy sauce, cooking for 5 minutes until rice is heated through.

  • While the rice is cooking, cook steak in another medium-sized skillet over med-high heat for 3-5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the steak. Remove from pan and wipe pan clean, letting steak rest for 10 minutes.

  • To finish off rice, make a hole in the center of rice and crack in egg, scrambling until egg is just set. Toss rice and stir in green onions, then remove from heat.

  • Slice up steak, then serve with rice, vegetables and mustard sauce on the side. Enjoy!

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Notes

Steak doneness:2 minutes per side for medium rare, 3 minutes per side for medium, 3-4 minutes per side for medium-well, 4-5 minutes per side for well done.

Make sure to use leftover rice for the fried rice. You can cook the rice 2-3 days in advance.

Try makinghibachi chickenorhibachi shrimpinstead.

For a low-carb option, serve your hibachi steak withcauliflower fried rice.

Store the leftovers in the fridge for 5 days. Reheat in a pan on the stovetop or in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.

Freeze the fried rice for up to 6 months and the steak for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 517kcal (26%)Carbohydrates: 38g (13%)Protein: 34g (68%)Fat: 25g (38%)Saturated Fat: 8g (50%)Trans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 128mg (43%)Sodium: 2038mg (89%)Potassium: 868mg (25%)Fiber: 3g (13%)Sugar: 8g (9%)Vitamin A: 3023IU (60%)Vitamin C: 15mg (18%)Calcium: 87mg (9%)Iron: 4mg (22%)

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    Comments & Reviews

  1. Eva says

    Hi Taylor,

    So I thought I’d make this for my husband’s upcoming birthday as it looks delicious. I am not too experienced with cooking steaks so just wanted to know temps vs. minutes per side. So if let’s say I was cooking the sirloin medium well, would this be approx 150°–155°? What did you cook your steak at as shown in the picture? In general, if serving guests, what would you say is that happy medium of temp I should be cooking that meat?

    Thanks again for what I know will be a delicious meal.

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    • Taylor Stinson says

      Hi Eva, so honored you’re making for such a special occasion! Sorry for the delay in response as I was away on vacation. I do not have any knowledge on the temperature unfortunately, just the cooking time listed. I’m sure if you give it a try you will enjoy, worst case you can cook the steak for 1 more minute per side if you want it more well done.

      Reply

  2. denise sanderson says

    Perfect Hibachi Steak - The Girl on Bloor (15)
    Yummy, easy. I am watching calories so I didn’t try the Yum Yum sauce and I used plain brown rice but the flavors were spot on and it was very simple. One cup of the prepared meal which makes about 5 cups is 268 cal. I added some bok choy and green onions. Thanks for the recipe.

    Reply

    • Taylor Stinson says

      I’m so happy you enjoyed!

      Reply

  3. Jennifer says

    Perfect Hibachi Steak - The Girl on Bloor (16)
    I made this for my husband’s 50th birthday dinner. It. Was. Amazing. The leftovers for lunch the next day were just as good if not better! Adding this one to my bookmarks, it is just fantastic!

    Reply

    • Taylor Stinson says

      I’m so honoured you made it for such a special day! So happy you enjoyed 🙂

      Reply

  4. Kasie says

    Only use a teaspoon of the ginger. Not a tablespoon! This recipe calls for a tablespoon but the chicken hibachi only calls for a teaspoon. I believe it was an error in the typing of the recipe because using a tablespoon of ginger was too overpowering 😂

    Reply

    • Taylor Stinson says

      I believe 1 tbsp is correct but can revisit and re-test. Sorry you found it overpowering!

      Reply

    • Amanda says

      Perfect Hibachi Steak - The Girl on Bloor (17)
      Did you use fresh or ground ginger? Ground ginger is used at a significantly lower ratio than fresh. That could be where the issue was.
      I only made the steak, but it was fantastic! Kids loved it too 🙂

      Reply

      • Taylor Stinson says

        It is supposed to be fresh!

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  5. Captain America says

    Perfect Hibachi Steak - The Girl on Bloor (18)
    AMAZING

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  6. Denika says

    Perfect Hibachi Steak - The Girl on Bloor (19)
    Very good recipe, the marinade is similar in flavor to Hawaiian or Korean BBQ short ribs, veggies were simple and fast, and the rice was very flavorful, and the yum yum sauce was great. I can’t wait to share it with my friends tomorrow.

    Reply

    • Taylor Stinson says

      I’m so happy you enjoyed!

      Reply

    • Amber says

      Has anyone tried this with chicken? Would I need to substitute anything if I use chicken?

      Reply

      • Taylor Stinson says

        I have a chicken version 🙂 https://thegirlonbloor.com/hibachi-chicken/

        Reply

  7. Michael says

    Perfect Hibachi Steak - The Girl on Bloor (20)
    Excellent recipe! I’ve made this several times now and tried a couple of additions – white pepper and fresh lemon juice on the rice and some toasted sesame seeds on the veggies. Thank you!

    Reply

    • Taylor Stinson says

      I’m so happy you like it! Great additions!

      Reply

  8. Vanessa says

    Perfect Hibachi Steak - The Girl on Bloor (21)
    Good recipe

    Reply

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