Definition of teriyaki in English:


Line breaks: teri|yaki
Pronunciation: /ˌtɛrɪˈjɑːki


[mass noun]
1A Japanese dish consisting of fish or meat marinated in soy sauce and grilled.
More example sentences
  • There are just under a dozen items to choose from at lunch, from chicken or beef teriyaki or udon, to shrimp tempura and sushi and sashimi selections.
  • We ordered warm sake, tempura prawns and two teriyaki dishes, chicken and beef.
  • Sushi, chicken teriyaki, Thai food, Tandori, even privately owned taquerias all do well here in some way or form.
1.1 (also teriyaki sauce) A mixture of soy sauce, sake, ginger, and other flavourings, used in Japanese cookery as a marinade or glaze for fish or meat dishes.
More example sentences
  • Drizzle some spicy mayonnaise over the tuna, drizzle some teriyaki sauce around the dish, and garnish with shisho leaves.
  • The glaze is called teriyaki sauce and may be bought in a commercially prepared form or made at home.
  • After the vegetables and chicken were cooked, I added some teriyaki sauce and a little bit of honey-garlic sauce, just for taste.


Japanese, from teri 'gloss, lustre' + yaki 'to fry, grill, sear'.

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