My favorite Benihana dipping sauce is this Hibachi Ginger Sauce! It’s meant for your seafood dishes, but is absolutely divine with hibachi style steak, chicken, vegetables and more!!
This hibachi style ginger dipping sauce is one I have used for many years, like my Benihana Ginger Salad Dressing. The ginger dipping sauce, mustard cream sauce, and dressing recipe were available on the Benihana website and I’ve had them committed to memory ever since!
Benihana makes this wonderful ginger sauce fresh daily, like their other sauces. Unfortunately, unlike the Benihana ginger salad dressing, this sauce is not available for sale at Benihana restaurant locations.
So, of course, avid fans like myself simply have to have it at home! Thankfully, it’s ridiculously easy to make and doesn’t require any special ingredients…other than some fresh ginger.
Fresh ginger is a must have. I few inches of ginger root is all you will need, or even a tube of ginger ( paste ) available in the produce section. I do not recommend substituting ground ginger!
How To Make Hibachi ( Benihana ) Ginger Sauce
I suggest using a food processor, blender, or even a hand blender. However, you can also grate and crush the onion and ginger. The best consistency results are from using one of the appliances mentioned.
Chop your onion, peel your ginger and cut it into thin slices before adding the juice and zest of a lemon, soy sauce, and vinegar. Blend until consistently smooth.
Store in an air tight container. Keep refrigerated before serving.
Benihana’s signature ginger dipping sauce tastes best after being refrigerated, if not overnight, then at least for an hour or more.
Ginger sauce may be stored in air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Uses For Ginger Dipping Sauce
My family and I use our hibachi ginger dipping sauce with my hibachi steak and shrimp, as well as my hibachi fried rice and hibachi vegetables! It’s also wonderful with steak tips, grilled or roasted chicken, and seafood like butter poached lobster or pan seared shrimp!
Other Hibachi Sauces
Hibachi Ginger Sauce
- 1 cup onion (1 medium onion)
- 1/2 cup ginger (peeled, thin sliced or grated)
- 1 lemon (zested, chopped, and squeezed)
- 2 cups soy sauce
- 1 cup vinegar
- Chop onion, peel and either thinly slice or grate ginger. Zest lemon and squeeze into a food processor blender bowl or cup.
- Add soy sauce and vinegar, then combine until smooth.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve. Stir or shake before serving.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma’s kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!