Hibachi at Home
March 28, 2022

Benihana Spicy Teriyaki Recipe

Jason Farmer

Learn the correct recipe for Benihana’s spicy teriyaki sauce! A sweet and spicy blend of their diablo hot pepper paste and teriyaki sauce, spicy teriyaki sauce is one of the most popular sauces at Benihana Japanese Steakhouse! Learn to make their famous spicy teriyaki hibachi sauce from the comfort of your own kitchen!

Download the full recipe document here:

Benihana Spicy Teriyaki Recipe Document


(makes roughly 3 cups)


1 recipe hot pepper paste (see below)

1 recipe teriyaki sauce (see below)


For medium spice: Stir in ½ the pepper paste into the teriyaki sauce until well combined. If more spice is desired, see extra spicy version below.

note: The remaining pepper paste can be mixed with mayonnaise to make diablo sauce.

For extra spicy: Stir the full recipe of pepper paste into the teriyaki sauce until well combined.

Spicy teriyaki sauce can be stored in a covered container in the fridge for up to one week.

Hot Pepper Paste:


¼ cup (24 gram) ichimi togarashi (or any togarashi, such as shichimi or nanami)

2 T (43 gram) honey

2 T (30 gram) ketchup

Directions: Mix all ingredients until you achieve the consistency of wet sand. Set aside.

Benihana Teriyaki Sauce Recipe:


1/3 cup (42 gram) cornstarch

1/2 cup (80 ml) water

1 cup (240 ml) Kikkoman soy sauce

1/2 cup (120 ml) sake (Japanese rice wine)

5 teaspoon (25 gram) ketchup

1 cup (240 ml) mirin

3 T (16 gram) apple juice

1 pinch black pepper

1 cup (200 gram) white sugar


1. Whisk cornstarch and water together and set aside.

2. Add soy, sake, ketchup, mirin, apple juice, pepper, and sugar to a medium pot and stir until the sugar is dissolved.

3. Heat over medium heat for 10 minutes.

4. After 10 minutes, whisk cornstarch slurry again and slowly drizzle into the soy mixture.

5. Simmer for 1-2 minutes over medium heat or until you achieve desired consistency.

Amazon ingredient affiliate links:

S&B Foods Ichimi Togarashi (10.5 oz): https://geni.us/RxBI

S&B Foods Shichimi/Nanami Togarashi (10.5 oz): https://geni.us/ra4PtHy

Yoshi Shichimi/Nanami Togarashi: https://geni.us/zHN4d

Yawataya Isogoro Shichimi/Nanami Togarashi: https://geni.us/vVwhcWm

Miso Boom Shichimi Togarashi: https://geni.us/WBnR0

Happy Belly Honey: https://geni.us/lpM1zPo

Heinz Ketchup: https://geni.us/6XDFP

Kikkoman Soy Sauce: https://geni.us/hVRkKM

Kikkoman Mirin: https://geni.us/aITH

Kewpie Mayonnaise: https://geni.us/RYr1Z4

Affiliate disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, Jason Farmer may earn commissions from qualifying purchases from amazon.com

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