Japanese for “fire bowl,” the term “hibachi” in the United States refers to the hot, open tabletop grill used at Japanese restaurants to prepare meats such as chicken, steak and shrimp, along with vegetables, noodles and rice. The term can also refer to the style of food prepared on these grills. Either way, when you and your dinner crew head to a hibachi restaurant, you can expect to be treated to both a tasty Asian meal and, often, a unique type of chef-driven interactive experience that can turn the meal’s preparation into an entertaining spectacle.
And on the Grand Strand, where a world of culinary options always awaits coastal visitors, there are plenty of options for grabbing some good times over a delicious hibachi meal. The next time you’re craving some hibachi-cooked Japanese cuisine in the Myrtle Beach area, head for one of these five top hibachi restaurants on the Grand Strand:
Found on St. James Avenue near Myrtle Beach Mall in Myrtle Beach, this hidden gem delivers a menu filled with flavorful Asian options as Japanese salads, rice bowls, noodle bowls, fried rice, stir fry vegetables, stir fry noodles and more. Tucked into a corner unit within a Myrtle Beach residential/retail district, the quaint restaurant has developed a loyal local following with its lunch and dinner offerings, and meals here can be enjoyed on the restaurant’s small patio deck or its cozy indoor dining area. Explore the full menu here.
Jimmyz Original Hibachi House
Offering a trio of Myrtle Beach area locations — one on North Kings Highway, another on Pine Island Road near the Myrtle Beach Costco, and a third on Highway 17 South in Surfside Beach — Jimmyz serves up all the hibachi favorites, and is well known in the area for its budget-friendly $5 Chicken Bowl. Visit this eatery for fried rice bowls, noodle bowls, yakitori, sushi and more. Check out the menu here.
Found on 38th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, this family-run Japanese eatery prepares delicious dining options including specialty appetizers (such as edamame, seaweed salad and dumplings), grilled combos, rice bowls and sushi (maki and makimono), as well as a lineup of express bowls for diners in a hurry. Visit to explore the full menu.
Miyabi Kyoto Japanese Steak & Seafood
Located on North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, this Japanese steakhouse specializes in Tappanyaki-style meals such as Hibachi Shrimp, Teriyaki Chicken and the Miyabi Dinner (with filet mignon, lobster, and shrimp or scallops). Sushi options are also available. Local’s tip: Get there early (must be seated by 5:30 p.m.) to enjoy one of the restaurant’s money-saving Early Bird Specials. Learn more.
Yamato Steakhouse of Japan
Found at Myrtle Beach hot spot Broadway at the Beach and known as the “best-tasting show in Myrtle Beach” since 1996, this casual Japanese restaurant offers a range of Tappanyaki treats such as hibachi-cooked chicken, shrimp, steak, lobster and scallops, all served with fried rice and fresh vegetables. A selection of sushi and sashimi offerings is also available here. Visit to see the full menu.
With such a wealth of Japanese restaurants on the Grand Strand serving delicious hibachi-cooked meals, you’ll have no trouble finding one that fits the bill perfectly for your hungry vacation crew. Book your oceanfront getaway to Myrtle Beach’s Caribbean Resort & Villas today, and come discover why the Grand Strand is a must-visit for beach and food lovers alike.