robata

Main Entry:  robata
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a type of grill used in Japanese hibachi restaurant for cooking food in front of the customers; also, food cooked in this manner
Example:  The highlight of the menu is the robata - a traditional cooking style of Hokkaido in northern Japan where the day's catch is grilled on small fires.
Etymology:  1980; short form of Jap. robata-yaki
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