robatayaki

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 炉端焼き.

Noun[edit]

robatayaki (uncountable)

  1. A technique in Japanese cuisine where food is grilled over charcoal in front of the customer.
    • 2007 November 25, Samantha Bonar, “A Touch of Tokyo, but Very California”, in New York Times[1]:
      Robata is modeled after the casual robatayaki pubs in Japan, where people go to enjoy a few meat skewers with sake or beer.