In Japan a Hibachi is considered a traditional heating device, often round or square. It is smaller than the bigger “Grills” that we know today in America, also called Teppanyaki. It is not known for sure when the hibachi appeared in Japan, but some records show it was around by 79–1185 AD (Heian Period). Contrary to what you may think the first Hibachis where made of Cypress wood lined with clay. In Japan back in the day, metal was not accessible. In English, however, “hibachi” often refers to small cooking grills typically made of aluminum or cast iron, with the latter generally being of higher quality.
Alternatively, “hibachi-style” is often used in the United States as a term for Japanese teppanyaki cooking, in which gas-heated hotplates are integrated into tables around which many people (often multiple parties) can sit and eat at once. The chef performs the cooking in front of the diners, typically with theatrical flair—such as lighting a volcano-shaped stack of raw onion hoops on fire.
Littleton’s Sakura Hibachi & Sushi
A great restaurant to celebrate special occasions or just to enjoy delicious sushi, sashimi, tempura, and even Japanese dessert! Enjoy great Japanese food in Littleton Colorado. This location was opened in 2012 to bring great hibachi and sushi to south Denver. Have your food cooked before your eyes when you order from the Hibachi menu or order directly from the kitchen. Let our chef entertain you on your birthday, for a special event, or just for a great dinner! We offer daily specials so be sure to check out our happy hour menu. Conveniently located off of Wadsworth Blvd. Sakura is on the edge of Littleton close to Lakewood. If you are in the Denver area come experience authentic, traditional Japanese cuisine. We look forward to serving you!