Ginger Sauce Recipe (Benihana Copycat)

This Ginger Sauce is an exact replica of that famous Benihana sauce you love so much. Goes great with steak, veggies, rice or fish!


If you've ever eaten at Benihana or a similar Hibachi-style restaurant, you will likely begin salivating when you imagine dipping a succulent piece of steak into their famous Ginger Sauce. Every time we go to Benihana, I end up dousing my steak, shrimp, veggies AND rice with that stuff. It is unbelievably addicting. When I decided to go crazy with lunches this week, this Ginger Sauce popped into my head as I tried to think of the perfect dressing for a steak salad.

I wish I'd known sooner how easy it is to make! Wow! And it is SPOT ON. Yum yum.


This week is going to be packed with lunch fare and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Use this Ginger Sauce as a salad dressing or pour it over a side dish of quinoa or rice. You can also use it as a dipping sauce for Steak Bites, Steak Salad or Grilled Veggies. It's versatile!


Ginger Sauce (Benihana Copycat)

This tastes JUST like the ginger sauce at Benihana. It is so delicious with shrimp, vegetables or steak!

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Mar 14, 2016

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Serves: 12

Total time: 10 min



  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pulse/puree until a chunky consistency is achieved. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Serve with a salad, vegetables, steak, shrimp or pour over rice/grains.