Teppanyaki (鉄板焼き teppan-yaki) is a style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food. The word teppanyaki is derived from teppan (鉄板), which means iron plate, and yaki (焼き), which means grilled, broiled or pan-fried. In
, teppanyaki refers to dishes cooked using an iron plate, including steak, shrimp, okonomiyaki, yakisoba, and monjayaki. Modern teppanyaki grills are typically propane-heated flat surface grills, and are widely used to cook food in front of guests at restaurants. Teppanyaki grills are commonly confused with the hibachi barbecue grill, which has a charcoal or gas flame and is made with an open grate design. With a solid griddle type cook surface, the teppanyaki is more suitable for smaller ingredients, such as rice, egg, and finely chopped vegetables. Japan
TEPPANYAKI is also the name of the new restaurant that is moving into the building last occupied by FIRE MOUNTAIN at 3725 Alpine Ave. NW. According to area manager Jimmy Zhengh, you will find TEPPANYAKI to offer a wonderful and warm milieu, a family environment, offering great food and great service and very reasonable prices. The restaurant has a sushi bar, a steak station, a kids ice cream bar and much more. Unfortunately we will all have to wait until sometime in February for a Grand Opening. Until then, THINK TEPPANYAKI!