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Hibiki Yakiniku

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
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Published September 1st 2019
Taking part of its name from the Japanese word for resonance, Hibiki Yakiniku is noted to be the first restaurant in Adelaide that specialises in Japanese Yakiniku (BBQ). Hibiki is also the name of a premium Japanese whisky. If it is your first time at the restaurant, the staff will offer advice on what to order. They will also help you with the cooking of your meat and vegetables.

Hibiki's Platters is a good way of sampling a selection of the available meats. After the sampling, you can then order additional portions of your favourite cuts. We opted for the Premium Japanese Imported & Australian Wagyu Platter, which consists of Sirloin and Chuck Tender Steak from Kagoshima, and Australian Wagyu Chuck, Oyster Blade and Outside Skirt Steak. When cooked correctly, the steaks had a delectable char-grilled flavour with the Japanese steaks having a softer texture compared to the Australian steaks. More flavour can be added by dipping the steak in the yuzu and garlic dipping sauces provided.

Hibiki Yakiniku, Premium Japanese Imported & Australian Wagyu Platter, Adelaide
Premium Japanese Imported & Australian Wagyu Platter (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Hibiki Yakiniku, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


With our favourites being the Inside Skirt Steak and Oyster Blade Steak, we ordered single serving versions of those meats. The Inside Skirt Steak was marinated in soy sauce to give it a slight salty flavour, which was delicious enough without dipping it in the dipping sauces. Kimichi and cooked bean sprouts were served alongside the meats.

Hibiki Yakiniku, Inside Skirt Steak, Adelaide
Inside Skirt Steak (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Hibiki Yakiniku, Oyster Blade Steak, Adelaide
Oyster Blade Steak (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Hibiki Yakiniku, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


A good compliment to the meats, the Assorted Vegetables consisting of carrots, sweet potato, onions and corn, were cooked over the coals in a foil packet. The process ensured that the vegetables were cooked just right. They had a faint taste of butter and were fresh and delicious. While delectable enough as is, you can put them on the barbeque for a few minutes to add a bit of charred flavour.

Hibiki Yakiniku, Assorted Vegetables, Adelaide
Assorted Vegetables (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Besides grilled dishes, Hibiki also offers other Japanese dishes. We tried their Karaage Chicken starter dish. The flesh was succulent with a good amount of gingery flavour. Accompanying the chicken was Japanese mayonnaise that the chicken can be dipped in for extra flavour.

Hibiki Yakiniku, Karaage Chicken, Adelaide
Karaage Chicken (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


While we thought the batter coating of their Tempura was a wee bit greasy, it was still crisp and the seafood had a lovely fresh taste. The vegetables were also well done and had a bite to them. As expected Tentsuyu sauce was served with the tempura, along with grated radish that can be mixed into the sauce. We still prefer the Tempura at Akimitsu.

Hibiki Yakiniku, Tempura, Adelaide
Tempura (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Diners who choose to visit during lunchtime can order various set dishes which consist of a main ingredient served with rice, miso soup, salad and pickles. Its location makes it a convenient place for city-goers looking to try a style of Japanese cuisine that was previously not offered in Adelaide.

Hibiki Yakiniku, Dipping Sauces and Kimchi, Adelaide
Dipping Sauces and Kimchi (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Hibiki Yakiniku, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Hibiki Yakiniku, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

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When: Lunch: Thurs-Sun: 12pm-3pm, Dinner: Mon-Thurs: 5.30pm-11pm, Fri-Sat: 5.30pm-12am, Sun: 5.30pm-10.30pm
Phone: 08 8212 3894
Where: 113 Gouger Street, Adelaide, SA
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