Best Hibachi Grill

Top 10 Best Japan Hibachi Grills in 2019

Do you like both grilled meals and Japanese food? What about combining them? I insist that it’s a really good idea. And it’s quite possible, why not.

I’ve been into Japanese cuisine for years. And I also a great fan of BBQ parties with my family and friends.

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Marsh Allen 30052AMZ Kay Home Product's Cast Iron Hibachi Charcoal Grill, 10 by 18-InchMarsh AllenBuy on Amazon
ISUMER Charcoal Grill Barbecue Portable BBQ - Stainless Steel Folding BBQ Kabab Grill Camping Grill Tabletop Grill Hibachi Grill for Shish Kabob Portable Camping Cooking Small GrillISUMERBuy on Amazon
Cajun Classic Round Seasoned Cast Iron Charcoal Hibachi Grill - Gl10447Cajun ClassicBuy on Amazon
Chef-Master 90206 Cast Iron Mini Hibachi Grill, BlackChef-MasterBuy on Amazon
ISUMER Charcoal Grill Kabab Grills Portable BBQ - Stainless Steel Folding BBQ Camping Grill Large Hibachi Grill Shish Kabob Portable Camping Cooking for Travel Grill OutdoorISUMERBuy on Amazon
Kole Imports OC864 Hibachi GrillKole ImportsBuy on Amazon
KLT Traditional Japanese Hibachi Table Grill,Portable Barbecue Stove Charcoal Stove with Non-Stick Baking Tray BBQ Table GrillKLTBuy on Amazon
NOTO DIA Table-top charcoal grill, Shichirin Hida Konro, with Wire mesh grill and Wooden base (Rectangular)NOTO DIABuy on Amazon
Fire Sense Large Yakatori Charcoal GrillFire SenseBuy on Amazon
Charcoal Grill Smokeless Portable Hibachi Style BBQ Rectangle Grill for Beach Picnics Patio Camping Tailgate PartycampersvilleBuy on Amazon

Some years ago I’ve discovered a perfect thing for my both hobbies — Japanese-style hibachi grill! And I never part with it since then.

What is a Hibachi Grill

The name hibachi comes from the Japanese “fire bowl”. They were originally made in the shape of a round pot made of wood and clay.

Later on, they transformed into various types of grills made of sturdy materials like ceramics and metals. Nowadays in North America, the word hibachi means a compact cooking grill heated by charcoal.

What Does a Hibachi-style Barbeque Look Like

Hibachi grilles are made of various materials — aluminum, cast iron, even ceramics, and clay.

They also come in various shapes — round, cylindrical, box-shaped.

Some of them are used both outdoors and indoors, other ones can be used outdoors only.

What’s the Difference Between Hibachi and Teriyaki

Hibachi means both the type of grill and meal made with it, while teriyaki means only the type of dish.

Teriyaki and hibachi dishes are rather similar and differ mainly with the type of sauce used while cooking.

Hibachi foods are traditionally cooked in soy sauce, while teriyaki gourmet is normally cooked in a  seasoned, sweet gravy.

How to Use a Hibachi Grill

  • Set the hibachi grill on a stable, heat-proof surface far from flammable materials
  • Set charcoal on fire
  • Adjust the grill grate’s height, if possible
  • If your hibachi’s grate is not adjustable, put longer-cooking food around the perimeter, and place quicker-cooking products towards the center of the grate
  • Lower the rack to sear food after it finishes cooking
  • Let the charcoal extinguish after you finish cooking, then put it into a special metal bin
  • Clean the cooking grate and empty the ash in the metal coal bin

What Can You Cook On a Hibachi Grill

You can easily cook any food you usually make on a regular grill. Though the main principle of Asian cuisine is the faster the better. So the hibachi grill is the best for quick-cooking foods.

Hibachi grilles are perfect for meat, vegetables, fish, chicken breasts, skewers, shish Kebab, lamb kebab, Japanese yakitori, shashlik, Malaysian satay, pancakes, sausages, burritos, seafood and so on.

What I like the best is to cook thinly sliced or bite-sized meat and chopped vegetables.

The Magnificent Ten Of Hibachi Grills

1# Marsh Allen 30052AMZ Kay Home Product’s Cast Iron Hibachi Charcoal Grill, 10 by 18-Inch

This multi-purpose charcoal barbeque is made of thick cast iron. It’s curved up sides help always keep foods in the place.

The grill is equipped with adjustable cooking grids and 2 adjustable ventilation holes controlling charcoal burn mode.

Wooden handles ensure safe operation. Definitely a good choice.

Pros

  • Made of cast iron

  • Easy to use and safe

  • Curved up grill sides

  • 3 Position adjustable cooking grids

  • Wood grid handles allow for protected adjustment

  • 2 Adjustable air vents for controlling charcoal burn rates

Cons

  • Not recommended to be used with wood

  • Not a heavy-duty model

2# ISUMER Charcoal Grill Barbecue Portable BBQ – Stainless Steel Folding BBQ Kabab Grill Camping Grill Tabletop Grill Hibachi Grill for Shish Kabob Portable Camping Cooking Small Grill

This portable compact grill is made of top quality stainless steel. It has detachable legs and convenient handles for easy carry and storage.

Perfect both for grilling in small spaces by the house or in parks and for camping.

Double air vents ensure temperature control and good air circulation bringing a better taste to the meals.

Grid charcoal frame ash catcher provides easy ash clean up.

Highly recommended for steaks, chicken, burgers, sausages, fish and shrimp grilling and searing.

Take it everywhere and have a stunning BBQ session with your family and friends!

Pros

  • Portable construction

  • Professional design

  • Easy assembly and easy to carry and clean

  • Good customers’ reviews

  • Non-stick grill pan

  • Double air vents

  • Convenient handles

  • Double air vents and ash catcher

Cons

  • Rather small

3# Cajun Classic Round Seasoned Cast Iron Charcoal Hibachi Grill – Gl10447

The Cajun Classic hibachi grill has a traditional Japanese round shape and sturdy construction.

It is made of pre-seasoned cast iron. The grill provides the food with the genuine taste of Asian classical meals.

Perfect for small companies and great for traveling. Just put it into the car and take the art of delicious Japanese cuisine with you wherever you go camping.

Pros

  • Round shape, cast iron

  • Heavy and stable

  • Compact size

  • Ideal for camping and small gatherings

  • Pre-seasoned to perfection and ready for use

  • Replacement grate is available separately

Cons

  • Difficult to remove the ashes

4# Chef-Master 90206 Cast Iron Mini Hibachi Grill, Black

The traditional Japanese look of this round cast iron grill creates an authentic atmosphere of the East.

It’s compact design and wooden base makes it perfect for use on tabletops. Ideal for cooking seafood, kebabs, and steaks.

The cast iron construction provides exceptional durability sure to provide you with long-lasting use. It also ensures even heat distribution for an ideal cooking process and result.

The compact size makes it easy to transport.  Just light the grill, and let you and your friends have a memorable trip to the best Asian BBQ traditions.

Pros

  • Easy to Use

  • Low price

  • Cast Iron Construction

  • Compact Design

  • Wooden base

  • Fuel holder

  • Set of 6 stainless steel fondue forks are available separately

Cons

  • Way too small

  • Needs frequent addition of fuel

5# ISUMER Charcoal Grill Kabab Grills Portable BBQ – Stainless Steel Folding BBQ Camping Grill Large Hibachi Grill Shish Kabob Portable Camping Cooking for Travel Grill Outdoor

This BBQ set has a customary shape of a traditional grill. Made with top quality stainless steel it won’t rust or crack.

The height and angle are adjustable. It has enough space for cooking meals for 5-15 people.

Features a side basket for placing your utensils, tools, or other essentials. Double air vents for temperature control create air circulation throughout the grill.

Portable folding legs design ensures easy carriage and storage. Extremely easy to install and clean.  A perfect choice for a picnic or outdoor family barbeque party.

Pros

  • High-quality stainless steel

  • Portable design

  • Easy to assemble and use

  • Double air vents and ash catcher

  • Non-Stick Grill Pan

  • Convenient handles

Cons

  • Sharp edges

  • Hard to reload charcoals

6# Kole Imports OC864 Hibachi Grill

This compact grill is ideal for barbecuing on balconies and patios. Appropriate for small spaces. Easy to use.

It has adjustable cooking grates with convenient wooden handles, an adjustable air vent for controlling charcoal burn regime.

It’s ideal if you are going to have a small cozy BBQ party for two. A small yet versatile good friend will serve you the best-grilled meals. Do you smell a BBQ aroma? Well, there you go.

Pros

  • Metal construction

  • Compact size

  • Low price

  • Adjustable dual cooking grates with wooden handles

  • Adjustable air vents

Cons

  • Way too thin material, flimsy

  • For outdoor use only

7# KLT Traditional Japanese Hibachi Table Grill, Portable Barbecue Stove Charcoal Stove with Non-Stick Baking Tray BBQ Table Grill

This traditional Japanese hibachi table grill looks like a magic trunk.  The body is made of aluminum alloy, anti-scalding and safe.

It’s decorated with Japanese hieroglyphs and looks very stylish. Wooden base prevents is from heat loss. The grilling net is rough and durable.

Portable and perfect for camping and picnics or beach parties. Includes three various-size pots.

The small one is suitable for one; Medium-sized is suitable for 1-2 people and the Large unit is suitable for 2-3 people.

Pros

  • Traditional Japanese design

  • Anti-scalding safe body

  • Wooden base

  • Healthy and environmentally friendly material

  • Durable grilling net

  • Portable

Cons

  • Way too small for a big company

8# Marsh Allen 30052 Cast Iron Hibachi 10 by 18-Inch Charcoal Grill

Portable cast iron hibachi charcoal grill with the large cooking surface and 3 position adjustable cooking grids.

Marsh Allen 30052 Cast Iron Hibachi

It’s really an efficient barbeque set for picnics or grilling in the backyard with your family and friends.

Wooden handles protect moving of grill and grids. Two adjustable ventilation holes at the bottom controlling charcoal-fire mode. Stable and sturdy construction.

The item is made of cast Iron formed by making a mold in wet sand. That is why the surface is not perfectly smooth, though it particularly stresses the individuality of the grill.

Pros

  • Compact size and shape

  • Easy to use

  • Large cooking surface

  • Adjustable cooking grids

  • Curved-up grid sides help keep food in place

  • Wood grid handles allow for protected adjustment

  • Adjustable air vents

Cons

  • Weak handles

  • Can be used with charcoal only

9# Fire Sense Large Yakatori Charcoal Grill

The Large Yakatori Charcoal Grill is a traditional Japanese barbeque. A handmade clay body provides a rich and juicy taste of meals.

It literally locks in the flavors, caramelizes the meat and vegetables if needed. Adjustable ventilation ensures balanced heating and appropriate temperature. It is very well insulated so that the vast majority of the heat goes straight up into the food.

This little cook is small and powerful and when used right, will make any big quantity of meals with ease.

And it is surprisingly cheap. Enjoy your Japanese sausages, chicken wings, pork, shrimp, bacon-wrapped mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, seafood and whatever you want for a good dinner.

Pros

  • Genuine Japanese design

  • Handmade clay construction

  • Easy to use, no assembly required

  • Easy to dump the ashes out

  • Reasonable price

  • Adjustable ventilation

  • Chrome cooking grill

  • Internal charcoal grates

  • Large cooking surface

Cons

  • Outdoor use only

  • Necessary to protect from moisture

10# Lodge Cast Iron Sportsman’s Grill. Large Charcoal Hibachi-Style Grill for Picnics, Tailgaiting, Camping or Patio. Two Adjustable Heights

This traditional Japanese-styled hibachi grill is perfect for outdoor picnics, car camping or patio BBQ parties.

Lodge Cast Iron Sportsman's Grill

A draft door regulates the heat. Its sturdy and rugged construction provides a safe and stable arrangement and use.

Grill has two adjustable heights. Your personal expert in Japanese cuisine and all kinds of traditional Asian grilled delicacy.

The large grill surface accommodates several whole fishes or enough steaks for a big company. The draft door regulates the heat.

The grill is very good at browning things with high heat which is natural for the genuine Asian kitchen.  It keeps meals warm and also heats the kettle for coffee or tea.

An additional door provides easy access to the charcoal. This BBQ set comes with a handle for carrying and a built-in shelf for utensils.

A slightly more expensive in comparison with the rest of the grills in the list above but definitely worth it.

Pros

  • Perfect for picnics, camping, or patio

  • Draught door regulates heat

  • Coals are accessible behind a flip-down door

  • Two adjustable heights.

  • Made in the USA

  • High customer rating

Cons

  • Easily rusts

  • Expensive in comparison to the other items

How to choose your ideal hibachi grill

It’s a good idea to choose your hibachi barbeque considering the following points:

  • Sturdy construction
  • Size according to the quantity of food you need
  • Thick heavy bowl
  • Adjustable bottom ventilation holes
  • Divided or double grill
  • Adjustable racks

There are lots of cool hibachis at the market, and your choice, by all means, is up to you.

Frankly speaking, I have never seen a hibachi I didn’t like. But these hints will give you a good start. Good shopping.

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