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13 Best Sauces for Hibachi (+ Easy Recipes)

Looking for the best sauces for hibachi night? 

This tempting list has something for everyone! From spicy sauces to creamy delights to umami blends, they all have something special to offer.

A person holding a spoon in a container of teriyaki sauce
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And when it’s hibachi time, you don’t have to pick just one. You can make all 13 if you’re feeling saucy. 

So, gather your favorite meats and veggies, and let’s take a look at some of the best sauces for hibachi!

Best Sauces for Hibachi

Homemade yum yum sauce in a bowl
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1. Yum Yum Sauce

Yum yum sauce and hibachi are like French fries and ketchup. 

It’s a simple blend of mayo, hot sauce, and classic spices. There’s a reason it’s everyone’s favorite and a staple at hibachi restaurants. 

The simple flavor profile works with anything from red meat to chicken and seafood. 

If you want to whip together one sauce for your hibachi, make it yum yum sauce!

A person dipping a steak into a bowl of hibachi ginger sauce
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2. Hibachi Ginger Sauce

Ginger sauce is salty and spicy, thanks to the infusion of fresh ginger. 

In this recipe, fresh ginger is a must. The powdered stuff doesn’t hold a candle to the fragrance and spice of fresh. 

This sauce is super simple, and the spicy notes of ginger are the perfect dipping sauce for any veggie or protein. 

Homemade teriyaki sauce in a glass jar
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3. Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

If you make this recipe, you’ll never go back to the bottled stuff.

Homemade teriyaki sauce is sticky and sweet with a salty kick from soy sauce and ginger. 

It’s the perfect backdrop for meat and veggies and is easy to make at home. 

Most of the ingredients in this sauce are pantry staples.

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Bowl of Indonesian sweet soy sauce or kecap manis
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4. Kecap Manis (Indonesian Sweet Soy Sauce)

Sauce doesn’t get much easier than kecap manis. 

Pair brown sugar with soy sauce. That’s it! Soy sauce delivers a ton of flavor, but when served alone, it’s a little too intense. 

Dial down the overwhelming saltiness with brown sugar for a sweet, rich, sauce.

You can’t go wrong with this Indonesian sweet soy sauce. 

Ponzu sauce in a small container with lemon
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5. Homemade Ponzu Sauce

This homemade ponzu sauce is bright and citrusy with an infusion of lemon and citrus juice. 

And the crushed bonito flakes add that gentle kiss of umami flavors that takes this yummy dipping sauce over the top. 

You’ll never buy ponzu sauce by the bottle ever again. 

A piece of fries with spicy mayo
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6. Spicy Mayo

Think of this spicy mayo as yum yum on steroids. 

The infusion of hot sauce and Cajun seasoning takes the heat level over the top. 

And a dash of citrus keeps the flavor of this dipping sauce nice and bright. 

It’s the perfect creamy dip when you need a little extra spice in your life. 

Savory homemade garlic sauce with herbs in a bowl
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7. Garlic Butter Sauce

This garlic butter sauce is so easy to prepare, and it’ll soon be your new favorite condiment. 

Pair this sauce with every type of protein from seafood to red meat. Garlic sauce is an easy way for your family to eat their veggies. 

And if seafood is on the menu for hibachi night, this garlic butter sauce is a must. 

Top view of seasme sauce in glass containers
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8. Sesame Sauce (Goma Dare)

Goma Dare is the perfect dipping sauce for shabu shabu or hot pots. But it really shines on hibachi night. 

This sauce earns a gentle nutty kick from Japanese sesame paste with rich umami flavors from dashi. 

I love this dipping sauce because it’s the pinnacle of umami flavors. Even the picky eaters at the table will love it!

Creamy wasabi mayo with lemon in a small container
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9. Wasabi Mayo

Wasabi is a special type of heat. Unlike traditional hot sauce, the heat hits your sinuses rather than your tongue. 

And I just can’t get enough of it. 

Wasabi mayo is so simple. It pairs mayo, wasabi, ginger, and a gentle kiss from lemon juice. 

If your favorite part of sushi is that little glob of wasabi, you’ll fall in love with this sauce. 

Spicy homemade bang bang sauce with green onions, mayo and paprika
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10. Bang Bang Sauce

Think of bang bang sauce like the spicier cousin of yum yum sauce. 

It incorporates all the creamy components, like mayo, with a double punch of spiciness. 

The Thai chili sauce and Sriracha take the heat to a whole new level. 

It’s nearly identical to the delicious bang bang sauce at Bonefish Grill. Yes, please!

Homemade hibachi mustard sauce with sesame seeds
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11. Benihana’s Copycat Hibachi Mustard Sauce

If anyone knows what sauces go best with hibachi, it’s Benihana. It’s a little nutty, savory, spicy, and oh-so-delicious. 

The rich umami flavors in this dish are thanks to the secret ingredient: yellow mustard seed powder. 

It delivers a punch of savory and slightly spicy notes that make this the ultimate dipping sauce. 

Savory meat in a sweet and sticky gochujang bbq sauce with sesame seeds and green onions
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12. Gochujang Korean BBQ Sauce

This Korean BBQ sauce is a must when serving a platter of hibachi meats! 

While many dipping sauces on this list are thin and delicate, this sauce is so thick and hearty!

It’s so sweet and sticky thanks to plenty of brown sugar, and the Gochujang sauce adds complex umami flavors. 

Homemade tonkatsu sauce in a glass container
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13. Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce

Tonkatsu sauce is a simple Japanese dipping sauce with only four ingredients. 

All you need is Worcestershire sauce with sugar, ketchup, and oyster sauce. That’s it!

This sauce is the perfect blend of sweet, savory, and umami flavors, and it’s so easy to whip together in a jiffy.

13 Best Sauces for Hibachi (+ Easy Recipes)

Some of the best sauces for hibachi are yum yum sauce, teriyaki, ponzu, garlic butter, and sesame. Get ready to find your new favorite!


  • Yum Yum Sauce

  • Hibachi Ginger Sauce

  • Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

  • Kecap Manis (Indonesian Sweet Soy Sauce)

  • Homemade Ponzu Sauce

  • Spicy Mayo

  • Garlic Butter Sauce

  • Sesame Sauce (Goma Dare)

  • Wasabi Mayo

  • Bang Bang Sauce

  • Benihana’s Copycat Hibachi Mustard Sauce

  • Gochujang Korean BBQ Sauce

  • Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce


  • Select your favorite recipe.
  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep a hibachi sauce in 30 minutes or less!
Sauces for Hibachi

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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