hi·​ba·​chi | \ hi-ˈbä-chē How to pronounce hibachi (audio) \

Definition of hibachi

: a charcoal brazier

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Sushi Shack and Red Door have fusion menus with Sushi Shack recently bringing in a new Korean chef (and more Korean dishes) and Red Door's distinction being large teppanyaki/hibachi grill tables where chefs puts on a show while grilling. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Review: Asian trio on Las Olas — Etaru, Red Door and Sushi Shack," 29 Aug. 2019 Her outdoor table had a small, rusty hibachi grill at one end, filled with glowing coals. David Tanis, New York Times, "A Mixed Grill to Remember," 9 Aug. 2019 The Lodge Sportsman’s Grill is a rugged thing, a 100 percent cast-iron hibachi built for a lifetime of cooking. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Your Ultimate Grill Buying Guide—Tested and Approved," 18 July 2019 Jarrett Hunt kept his composure until strangers at the next hibachi table struck up a conversation. Michelle L. Quinn, Post-Tribune, "With the help of friends, Iraq war veteran gets motorcycle sidecar for service dog," 5 June 2019 The dining setup is similar to Japanese hibachi, except diners wear safety belts and the chef is strapped into a harness. Adrienne Jordan, National Geographic, "7 sky-high dining experiences around the world," 25 Apr. 2019 Sitting at the hibachi grill and watching the chef do all his tricks never gets old. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "20+ Restaurants Open on Memorial Day That Your Family Will Love," 13 May 2019 Touted as an upscale Asian Fusion restaurant serving hibachi dishes and sushi, the 5,000 square-foot location will be the concept’s first location. Celestina Blok, star-telegram, "Restaurant news: South Main grows, Sundance gets Funky and Waterside goes coastal," 5 July 2018 The restaurant offers an Asian Fusion menu that includes Thai, Chinese, hibachi and sushi. Jennie Key, Cincinnati.com, "Lots of options: West Siders have eat-out options and more are coming," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of hibachi

1863, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of hibachi

chiefly US : a small grill (sense 1b) for cooking food over charcoal

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