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!
Hibachi Ginger Sauce Recipe
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 airtight 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 an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Important Recipe Notes:
The original and authentic Benihana ginger sauce recipe is double the amount given in the recipe card. It calls for 5 ounces of onion and 2 ounces of fresh ginger, which can seem like a lot! If you are worried about the ginger quantity, start with less. You can always add more!
Also, if using dried ground ginger it is more potent than fresh ginger. Start with less and adjust by tasting your dipping sauce.
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!
Check out all of my fabulous hibachi recipes on the hibachi page!
Other Hibachi Sauces
Hibachi Ginger Sauce
- ½ cup onion (½ a medium onion)
- 2 tablespoon ginger (fresh, peeled, then thin sliced or grated)
- ½ large lemon (zested, chopped, and squeezed)
- 1 cup soy sauce
- ½ cup vinegar
- Chop onion, peel, and either thinly slice or grate ginger. Zest the 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.
Equipment You May Need
*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 an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
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!