What are Teppanyaki Grills Made Of


A teppanyaki is a Japanese form of cooking food on iron griddles. In Japan, teppanyaki refers to food that has been cooked on an iron plate. Teppan refers to an iron plate and yaki means pan-fried, grilled or broiled. This cooking style originated from Misono, a chain of Japanese restaurants in Japan. It claims to have introduced this particular style of cooking in 1945.

Teppanyaki was observed to be more popular with foreigners in comparison to Japanese customers since they enjoyed the cooking maneuvers done by the chefs as they prepare the food in front of them. When the restaurants became more well-known to tourists, the chef’s food preparation routine and performance likewise increased, adding more sophistication and enticement.

The common ingredients used by the Japanese in teppanyaki cooking are cabbage, noodles, sliced seafood or meat. Animal fat or vegetable oil is used to cook the ingredients. Most restaurants in Japan highlight Kobe beef for their teppanyaki.

As for the teppanyaki Western-style, the ingredients commonly used are assorted vegetables, shrimp, lobster, beef and scallops, and soybean oil is used for cooking. Some also cook other staples that are preferred and available.

Benihana which started in 1964 has pioneered teppanyaki in the United States. At present, we continue to uphold the teppanyaki cooking style by having out chefs perform intricate cooking maneuvers behind our teppanyaki griddles and teppanyaki plates for customers while cooking their food at the same time. Customers are delighted and fascinated not only by the cooking skills of our chefs in Benihana but also by the authentic and delicious Japanese food and ambiance we provide.

Teppanyaki griddles come in different sizes and shapes and have stainless steels on the back and front sides. They have polished griddle plates and are equipped with grease through drains that flow through a grease collector. Teppanyaki griddles are heavy duty and built for indoor or outdoor cooking. The griddles do not take up much space and are very convenient to use. It allows our chefs to cook without missing a beat in his routine and likewise allows our customers to watch on without fear of being burned or splattered with oil. We use top quality teppanyaki griddles in our restaurants.

There are plenty of ways to cook food and grilling is one of the best. It certainly adds a unique and exotic flavor to the food being prepared by our seasoned chefs. With the teppanyaki grill plate, we can cook food in less than half the time that is needed for any conventional way of cooking. Our teppanyaki grill plates are made from the best possible materials to ensure an easy, clean and delicious way to cook food for our customers.

We offer a wide variety of sumptuous teppanyaki meals at Benihana like the teppanyaki dining that includes the hibachi chicken rice, noodle and tofu, seafood diablo, steak and chicken, filet mignon, hibachi tuna steak, emperor’s feats and lunch boat among others – all done and served in our very own Benihana teppanyaki style.