tep·​pan·​ya·​ki ˌte-pän-ˈyä-kē How to pronounce teppanyaki (audio)
: a Japanese dish of meat, fish, or vegetables cooked on a large griddle usually built into the diner's table
also : this style of cooking

Examples of teppanyaki in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The biggest crowd pleaser on this level, though, is the six-seat teppanyaki bar for an immersive outdoor cooking experience. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 10 May 2024 In College Point, New York, the Buffet recently augmented its pan-Asian offerings (sushi, hibachi, dim sum, teppanyaki) with a Brazilian Churrasco Experience. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 1 Apr. 2024 Photo : Nuvolari Lenard Global Cuisine Kismet’s culinary options span from Michelin star-level dining to an outdoor pizza oven, a teppanyaki cooking station, and barbecue on the pool deck. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 5 Apr. 2024 Other notable amenities include a DJ station, a Champagne bar, a teppanyaki station, and a wine cellar. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 12 Mar. 2024 And this teppanyaki date-night destination knows how to turn up the heat with its Valentine’s Day special. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 13 Feb. 2024 The lucky bidder will also have access to Coyote Lodge, a vast, 28,000-square-foot entertainment complex that holds a shooting range, a 65-foot climbing wall, an indoor swimming pool, a teppanyaki kitchen, a golf simulator, and a pickleball court. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 13 Feb. 2024 Sandals Dunn’s River has a popular steakhouse, sushi and teppanyaki venues, Greek and Spanish flavors. Ramsey Qubein, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2024 Higher still, the sundeck is home to a covered dining area with a bar and a teppanyaki grill for those sky-high soirees. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 30 Oct. 2023

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Word History


Japanese, from teppan griddle + yaki broiling

First Known Use

circa 1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of teppanyaki was circa 1970

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“Teppanyaki.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teppanyaki. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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