Hibachi Trucks Are Taking a Retro Dinner Trend on the Road

Bachi Yaki, Kyoto Hibachi, and others don’t have onion volcanoes or shrimp-flinging chefs, but they sure scratch that teppanyaki itch
Josh Lurie • Los Angeles Magazine • March 29, 2021
Many people probably know Benihana, the iconic Japanese-style hibachi restaurant that debuted in 1964 where chefs grill proteins on a teppanyaki (steel griddle) and put on a show. Benihana counts beating heart-shaped fried rice, an onion volcano,...
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