Benihana’s Magic Mustard Sauce

Benihana’s Magic Mustard sauce is one of the many components of a meal at Benihana. You can make this dipping sauce at home with a few simple ingredients.

homemade Benihana magic mustard sauce and egg rolls on a platter

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Benihana Magic Mustard Sauce

Have you ever dined at Benihana? Benihana is a Japanese style restaurant they serve a lovely several course dinner at a hibachi grill. The Magic Mustard is one of the two dipping sauces that are served at the restaurant.

You can prepare this simple to make the mustard sauce at home. The Magic Mustard sauce is typically served with grilled meats. You could have it with chicken, beef, or even shrimp. It’s great with eggrolls too.

There is nothing like a dinner at Benihana’s, for both tasty food, and having your dinner prepared while you watch. This mustard sauce isn’t the traditional Chinese spicy mustard. This sauce is a light sauce that is great to dip a few items into.

Japanese hibachi mustard sauce is exquisite when made fresh, and it can age for a few weeks.


The ingredients for the Benihana Magic Mustard are very simple; dry mustard powder, toasted sesame seeds, soy sauce, and garlic.

Ingredients for Benihana Magic Mustard sauce.

How to Make Benihana Mustard Sauce

  1. In a small bowl, blend mustard and hot water into a paste.
  2. Pour the paste into a blender container.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and process mixture for about one minute or until it is smooth.
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homemade Benihana magic mustard sauce and egg rolls on a platter

Benihana’s Magic Mustard Sauce

Recreate this famous mustard dipping sauce at home. 
4.75 from 8 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Benihana’s Magic Mustard
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 16kcal


  • 3 tablespoons powdered mustard
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce or Tamari Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds — toasted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced


  • In a small bowl, blend mustard and water into a paste. Pour paste into blender container. Add remaining ingredients and process mixture for about one minute, or until it is smooth.


Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 648mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.5mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Kerry Filkins

    What if you don’t have a blender? Would it taste alright mixed or should I use garlic powder instead of fresh garlic?

  2. Barbara Keener

    3 stars
    I want to try this but am out of the mustard powder, can i use a dijon or regular mustard?

    PS I have three starred this recipe but will re-evaluate it after I try the recipe, I am sure I will love it.

  3. Richard Mayer

    5 stars
    Allowing this to sit in the frig for a couple of days transforms the harshness into a terrific sauce that I wanted on everything.

  4. Heather Acker

    How long do you leave it to sit before you eat it? 🙂
    I would let it set for about 30 minutes or so before you eat it. ~Stephanie

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