Hibachi translates as “fire bowl” in English and refers to a method of cooking in Japanese cuisine in which vegetables and meat are cooked over a high-heat metal plate. The word “hibachi” is used interchangeably with both a type of grill and the dish itself in the United States.
Thankfully for Augustans, the selections for hibachi-style dining continue to grow as the years pass. Here are the top six hibachi restaurants in Augusta, Georgia worth visiting again (and again).
Quick Table of Hibachi Spots in Augusta, Georgia
|Price of basic Hibachi Chicken||Unique Feature|
|Kinki Sushi||$8.99 (menu)||Most generous portions for the $|
|Miyabi Jr. Express||$8.25 (menu)||Fastest prep time & most inexpensive hibachi bowl|
|Koi Japanese Hibachi & Sushi||$13.50 at Lunch|
$20.95 at Dinner
|Only place with red snapper hibachi|
|Miyako Sushi & Hibachi Steakhouse of Augusta||$11.95 at Lunch|
$19.95 at Dinner
|awesome lunch bento box|
|Fujiyama Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar||$12.95 at Lunch|
$18.95 at Dinner
|Great dine-in experience|
|Hibachi Express||$8.75||Serves sesame chicken for $8.25.|
Best Hibachi in Augusta, GA
1. Kinki Sushi (Washington Road, Augusta)
Kinki Sushi is perhaps the best Hibachi spot in the Augusta-area, given its low prices, generous portion sizes, and consistently great hibachi over the years.
At the corner of Washington and Pleasant Home Rd., Kinki Sushi is somewhat off the beaten path and the name implies they mainly serve sushi. But overlook it at your own expense. I have always gone to Kinki Sushi for the hibachi and teriyaki bowls, as I usually have enough left over for my next meal. The quality of ingredients, straightforward menu, and low prices have kept me as a repeat customer for 8+ years.
Additionally, if you do want to have the sushi, there are 50+ sushi roll options here. But if you are interested in more sushi options in the area, I encourage you to checkout this article I wrote on the best sushi offerings in the Augusta area.
Pro Tip: Call ahead, as Kinki Sushi‘s hours have not always matched what is listed on the website. Also, make sure to get extra yum-yum and teriyaki sauces.
2. Miyabi Jr. Japanese Express (Washington Road, Evans)
The bowls are consistently delicious and straightforward, with all the traditional options of chicken, steak, shrimp, and fish. Over the years, the meals almost always come out in under 5 minutes, making it among the speediest in the area.
While the original restaurant was started in Charleston, SC, Miyabi Jr. Japanese Express has expanded to include 11 locations in the Southeast US. The Augusta store is located next to the Evans’ Kroger on Washington Road. At under $9 for a chicken bowl, and under $11 for the entree, this is also one of the cheapest options in town.
3. Koi Japanese Hibachi & Sushi (Washington Road, Martinez)
With a larger, highly-decorative dining area, Koi Japanese Hibachi & Sushi offers a more formal restaurant experience. In addition to chicken, for their hibachi entrees they offer lobster tail, ribeye, filet mignon, scallops, salmon, and red snapper. At dinner, the prices will run anywhere from $20.95 – $39.95 for these hibachi entrees.
Pro Tip: Check out their website for more information, as it looks recently revamped and has some great shots of the restaurant itself.
4. Miyako Sushi & Hibachi Steakhouse of Augusta (Washington Rd., Augusta)
Sharing a name with Japanâ€™s Miyako Island, Miyako Sushi & Hibachi Steakhouse of Augusta has a great selection of both hibachi and sushi. It is an excellent choice for either a dine-in experience, or for grabbing lunch before or after grocery shopping, given its close proximity to Kroger on Washington Rd. They offer both lunch and early bird specials, which you may want to consider as cost-saving options.
Pro Tip: Although not hibachi, the Lunch Bento Box = success. And like the listing above, Miyako Sushi & Hibachi Steakhouse of Augustaâ€˜s prices run on the higher end for hibachi in the area.
5. Fujiyama Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar (Augusta)
This spot provides a great atmosphere for a dinner night at a Japanese Steakhouse. In addition to the traditional entrees and combination plates, Fujiyama Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar offers five “Triple Delights”, which provide three different proteins.
Check out the lunch specials from 12:00 – 3:00 PM on Friday and Saturday.
Fun Fact: Fujiyama translates into English as “Mt. Fuji Mountain”, as “yama” means “mountain” in Japanese. Also, check out Fujiyama’s website, as they have some cool information on sushi etiquette here.
6. Hibachi Express (Walton Way, Augusta)
And the final mention on our list is Hibachi Express, which is located on Walton Way near the medical district downtown. The most expensive item on their menu is the Chicken, Steak & Shrimp Combination, which runs at $13.99. And at $8.75 for a Hibachi Chicken entree, it’s the cheapest option you’ll find in the area.
But if you prefer noodle dishes or American Chinese food, Hibachi Express also offers those menu items. If you’re interested in the best Chinese restaurants in Augusta, check out this other article from our site.
Hibachi Restaurants in Aiken, SC
At roughly a 30-minute drive from downtown Augusta, the city of Aiken has three hibachi spots that we wanted to briefly mention before closing out this article. At $12.99, Hibachi House has the cheapest prices of the three, with Sukiya Japanese Steak House and Sakura Japanese Steak House having menus that are comparable to Miyako and Fujiyama in August.
6. Hibachi House (Aiken)
7. Sukiya Japanese Steak House (Aiken)
8. Sakura Japanese Steak House (Aiken)
Conclusion to Best Hibachi in Augusta, GA
Hopefully you’ve found some Hibachi spots to check out for your next meal outside the house! But if you enjoy cooking, check out the recommendations below for homemade teriyaki and hibachi meals.
Pro Home Cooks Youtube Channel has a great Chicken Teriyaki recipe that’s easy to follow.
Here’s one cookbook on Amazon by Masaharu Morimoto worth checking out, Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking. But there’s quite a few good other options out there!
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