Definition of teriyaki in English:



  • 1A Japanese dish consisting of fish or meat marinated in soy sauce and grilled.

    • ‘Next up, it's all butternut squash and thyme gnocchi, teriyaki aubergine, and tarts of trompette and leek.’
    • ‘It's 180 feet of seafood buffet with 40 kinds of sushi and an abundance of snow crab legs, scallops, tempura shrimps, Maine lobster, salmon, teriyaki meats and salad bar.’
    • ‘I settled on salmon teriyaki sushi, which is waiting for me in a cooler by the picnic table.’
    • ‘He has resigned himself to easy dinners on the run, like pizza and microwave teriyaki bowls.’
    • ‘The meat is chicken teriyaki, one of my favorites.’
    • ‘Mom took another bite of her chicken teriyaki and then nodded her head.’
    • ‘The complex will eventually have a gym, a pool and Martini pool set in a garden in an inner courtyard, a laundry, and an open-air Japanese teriyaki grill where tenants can order a breakfast from the kitchen any morning of the week.’
    • ‘It's certainly no worse that the breakfast place near my house in terms of quality, but I feel less compelled to return there (in fact, I have since found a teriyaki place that replaced it as my lunch spot of choice).’
    • ‘‘Yes, sweetie,’ his mother answered, piling more teriyaki chicken on the child's plate.’
    • ‘The beef teriyaki - stir fried beef tenderloin wrapped in a light pastry and served with a tangy spicy tomato and mango salsa - is highly recommended.’
    • ‘Sushi, chicken teriyaki, Thai food, Tandori, even privately owned taquerias all do well here in some way or form.’
    • ‘They decided to get Japanese teriyaki chicken and rice.’
    • ‘As a response to a recent trend back to more traditional Japanese tastes, teriyaki burgers often appear on the menu alongside the Big Mac.’
    • ‘We ordered warm sake, tempura prawns and two teriyaki dishes, chicken and beef.’
    • ‘It wasn't all too fancy, though Chris wasn't one to have honey glazed chicken and teriyaki rice everyday for a casual lunch.’
    • ‘The star of the night, though, was the salmon teriyaki: a bowl of soft and succulent chunks of salmon cooked with tender pieces of peppers, onions, baby sweetcorn and mushrooms all in a tangy sake/soy sauce.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There are many authentic dishes from the Pacific to sample at this popular Japanese bistro if you look past more familiar offerings like sushi, teriyaki and noodles.’
    • ‘The beef teriyaki consisted of strips of something brown that had been cooked up with pepper, onion and soya sauce.’
    • ‘Plenty of soggy teriyaki chicken wings, not to mention crusty macaroni and cheese to choose from.’
    1. 1.1A mixture of soy sauce, sake, ginger, and other flavorings, used in Japanese cooking as a marinade or glaze.
      • ‘Prepared sauces such as teriyaki, salsa, barbecue.’
      • ‘Drizzle some spicy mayonnaise over the tuna, drizzle some teriyaki sauce around the dish, and garnish with shisho leaves.’
      • ‘After a dinner of grilled chicken in teriyaki sauce and steamed vegetables, they had ice cream for dessert.’
      • ‘After the vegetables and chicken were cooked, I added some teriyaki sauce and a little bit of honey-garlic sauce, just for taste.’
      • ‘The salmon had been marinated and then pan-fried in the teriyaki, and the combination of the fish's subtle flavouring and the sweetness of the sauce was a joy.’
      • ‘Now, meat substitutes can be delicious, provided they are drowned in chili sauce or teriyaki, and surrounded by vegetables, so you don't notice the excessively chewy texture or total absence of flavor.’
      • ‘James ordered a ranch cheeseburger with bacon, Logan, a chicken sandwich with teriyaki dressing.’
      • ‘The mesquite, teriyaki, or herb sauces come in a bag big enough to let you marinate as much as three pounds of meat.’
      • ‘The glaze is called teriyaki sauce and may be bought in a commercially prepared form or made at home.’
      • ‘And, you know, a few duck pot stickers and some beef tenderloin in a pineapple teriyaki glaze.’
      • ‘Teriyaki salmon was seared to a questionable degree of firmness and sat on a dais of tepid mash potato with a nastily commercial sticky teriyaki sauce.’
      • ‘It was served with teriyaki sauce, but even better drizzled with a slice of very juicy lime.’
      • ‘We need to protect our market share with efforts to strengthen brand awareness as the original teriyaki sauce maker.’
      • ‘There was a bottle of teriyaki sauce with the cap half on, standing in the fridge door area where we keep jams, jellies, relishes, sauces.’
      • ‘Slice up chicken breasts, peppers and zucchini; sauté them in olive oil and teriyaki sauce; throw it over some boiled rice.’
      • ‘Soak meat in an acidic marinade (such as one made with teriyaki sauce, lemon juice or a flavored vinegar) for 30 minutes before grilling.’
      • ‘We can choose from a long list of ‘sauce pots’ which includes the old staples: ketchup, chilli and garlic, as well as lemon & herb, teriyaki, yoghurt & mint and American mild mustard.’
      • ‘Offseason, when trying to add mass, you can pan fry them in olive oil, add teriyaki sauce, grate some low-fat cheese on top or cover them in a low-fat salad dressing.’
      • ‘I marinade it in a little teriyaki sauce and then cook it in foil.’
      • ‘Michael ordered the kids chicken, while I went for the chicken thighs with teriyaki.’


Japanese, from teri gloss, luster + yaki to fry, broil, sear.