tep·​pan·​ya·​ki | \ ˌte-pän-ˈyä-kē How to pronounce teppanyaki (audio) \

Definition of teppanyaki

: 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 Benihana-style teppanyaki tables are tucked in the back, and there’s also one on the patio. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Review: Asian trio on Las Olas — Etaru, Red Door and Sushi Shack," 29 Aug. 2019 Opening in late October, the 36-seat room will bring a high-end teppanyaki, or Japanese grill, experience to Azumi, which opened in the Four Seasons’ hotel in 2014. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, "Azumi adding high-end Japanese grill to Four Seasons; chef Anthony Micari hired to head future concept," 8 Aug. 2019 SuperStar Virgo alone offers the restaurant Silk Road, for classic Chinese favorites, and Samurai for Japanese specialties like sushi, sashimi, and teppanyaki. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cruise Lines in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 The ship also has the line’s first teppanyaki restaurant. Richard Tribou, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Carnival Cruise Line welcomes Florida-bound Carnival Horizon," 29 Mar. 2018 The animating idea there was teppanyaki, sizzled on flattop steel grills set into big half-moon tables that cooks stood behind, like blackjack dealers. Pete Wells, New York Times, "Masa’s Chef Comes Out From Behind the Truffles, at Tetsu," 20 Feb. 2018 Chef Noom Hong Kong diners make no secret of their infatuation with Japanese food (ramen, sushi, teppanyaki), but until now there’s been a surprising lack of authentic Thai food in the city. Alex Schechter, Vogue, "These Women Are Transforming Hong Kong’s Culinary Scene With Innovative Drinks, Desserts, and Dinner," 21 Dec. 2017 Tonchin will also serve teppanyaki dishes, seared on vintage-style iron griddles, and fried chicken. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "From Kaiseki to Ramen, a Fresh Shipment of Asian Imports," 24 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of teppanyaki

circa 1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for teppanyaki

Japanese, from teppan griddle + yaki broiling

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