A charcoal grill that sizzles.
This modern grill is spot on.
A grill and skewer-top surface so you can grill any way you choose.
You'll be grilling a lot on the YAK grill.
The social aspect that makes cooking fun.
We were looking for a small charcoal grill to complement our gas grill. This Yak was very well made and designed. It is surprisingly heavy for its smaller size. I was hesitant to put it on our outdoor table but the design worked as advertised. The sides remained warm to the touch while in use. I would recommend the Yak to family and friends.
Used this grill and the Thann charcoal was easy to light. just 30 minutes on the gas stove, and using the charcoal chimney was quick and easy. Grilled beef spring rolls were delicious. Our guests were impressed.
I have been searching for a yakitori grill for a long time and my wife got me the Yak grill for Christmas. The dimensions aren't as long and skinny as other yakitori grills out there so that was a little worrisome at first, but I actually like it better this way because i can use more for other things and not just yakitori. I also like to do KBBQ and so i got the mesh screen for that. The shape of the grill will definitely make it easier to grill other things, like steaks, hot dogs, kebabs vs the skinnier/longer grills out there. Clean up is a breeze with this. I just empty out the ash, stick it in a garbage bag then put that in the bag it came in until the next use. When I do clean the grill, i just use hot water and a steel brush to work off any build up then dry it off. Get the grill rods if you want to do yakitori otherwise you'll have to use 10" skewers which isn't as easy to use compared to the 6-8" skewers normally used.
Overall really happy with the grill. I do continue seeing myself using this grill fairly often. It's a lot of fun practicing and getting better at making yakitori.
Well made, works great and my wife loved the yakitori chicken. What else do you need? Can't wait to try the grill rods which should be arriving soon :)
Actually my friend found it online and I purchased one immediately. I have been looking for a charcoal table top bbq for yakitori grilling with friends for a long time. Was contemplating making one and then saw this. This is a gem that I have been looking for, for a long time. Perfect in design, look, style, heat generation, size, easy to clean, and fun with the family and with friends in the backyard. This is 5++ stars.
Wow, this is really a slick grill. I used Thaan charcoal, which is perfectly sized for the Yak. As noted by others, it took about 45 to 60 minutes to come to full steam but once lit it burn hot and long. I recorded a cooking temp of 700 degrees F with ambient temps in the 20s. The grill has a nice weight and heft, and is well constructed. The size fits on a table top and I was surprised it does indeed stay cool underneath the grill. I did a couple American Wagyu steaks from Snake River Farms and they seared up beautifully. I probably should have set up the grill in 2-zone, but doing the multi-flip method produced a lovely sear and a perfect medium rare finish. A versatile grill, but I think it will really shine when I do a yakatori session. I'm kind of a grilling freak and have a couple Big Green Eggs and a Traeger, but this will be an excellent addition to the quiver. I also look forward to taking the Yak on the road.
With its sleek and modern design, it’s my kind of grill! Perfect for entertaining and showing off and having it as the centerpiece for a fun, hibachi style dinner.
So far we have tried it with yogurt chicken on the skewers and mojo steak over the grate. My entire family raved about both! Seriously, they turned out SO GOOD! And it didn’t take much charcoal to cook which is great! Afterwards - it was so easy to clean.
Actually look forward to using it regularly and taking it with us on outdoor family outings.
I have several binchotan grills and this is by far the easiest and practical to use in COVID world
great for the those social distancing backyard BBQ events and possible to use inside (great Korean BBQ!) but be careful when doing so because of the heat and possible carbon monoxide. keep it well ventilated and have fun!
easy to transport and clean as well
We recently received our Yak Grill, with way too many ideas of how we could use it. Parties with friends, camping trips, new table-top cooking ideas at our restaurants... The reality is that there are so many, it's hard to even know where to begin. So we simply set up the grill outside of our restaurant, grabbed some black angus grass-fed filet mignon and a thick veal tomahawk, and got to it. Once we had the Thaan Charcoal lit, the smell of that alone was enough to make our guests start wandering over to ask what we were doing.
We threw the meats on, and the sound of the sear brought a smile to everyone's faces. And pretty soon it was the smell of charcoal and caramelizing meat that was creating a hush all around the restaurant. Within 10 minutes, everything was done. At that point, I was really curious as to how hot the grill was on the outside. I could tell that the charcoal was BLAZING hot, but to my complete shock and surprise, the outside of the grill was close to being able to handle. The bottom of the grill was simply warm to the touch. Even the handles of the grill were just barely too hot to touch. How do you get a metal on metal grill to only stay hot on the inside coal compartment, without everything else being searingly hot as well? Don't get me wrong - I wouldn't but a baby on top of it, but I was blown away at how well contained the heat is.
We finished our meat with some fish sauce caramel, and then gathered a few friends around. Smiles were contagious, and it wasn't long before all of our hard work was devoured. From start to finish, this grill made us happier than Bernie Sanders taking a nap.
The construction of this great grill is solid. I would recommend Yak to everyone!
I have many grills and this little guy is my favorite. Easy to set up and grill yakitori or small shishkababs. I've tried lamb kebabs and they were just great. Skewers need some work, but overall it's a great set.
I got this for my birthday 11 days ago and have already used the Yak on 7 of those days! I was immediately impressed by the sheer weight of the grill (The charcoal grate alone is nearly 2.5 pounds!). I've tried a few of the cheap seeming party grills, but I've never been happy with airflow. The Yak keeps my coals burning hot and even with zero effort, and the removeable firebox makes it easy to dump my coals in my firebucket to smother them for later use. I prefer to use regular old lump charcoal vs the Thaan charcoal which tends to be just a little too ashy for me. It only takes about 15 minutes for the half load of coals in my chimney to be lit and then the Yak is ready to rock! I love the size of this grill for cooking for my family or a small group yet I hope there might be a future Yak of this build type and quality that is even bigger .. suppose I could always just get a second one though...
Great mini charcoal grill- perfect size for use at my balcony’s condo. Very easy to use and clean up..great for skewers! Would be great if it would come with skewers. Ohther wise, Hreat way to cook and super easy to use.
My new portable grill. Just rented a treehouse on Airbnb brought it along to do some Korean bbq. Love the ease of it. Everyone loved Just sitting around the grill. Cant wait for tailgating to come back
Yakitori and sake (yak-n-sak) a combination I fell in love with when I lived in Japan. Never mind the season, they always went well together. And now I have them at home! My own yakitoria. The Yak grill cooks great! I have hot yakitori right off the grill with sake chilled, room temp, or heated depending on the season.
It took me two attempts to get a hang of the amount of coal I needed, and to see how the air flows. No different than when I first got my green egg. After all, you need to know your grill.
I definitely do recommend this grill to friends.
Engineered with smart airflow to keep any outdoor surface safe and cool while grilling at over 700ºF.
A compact design makes it easy to grill anytime, anywhere, with less mess and less charcoal.
Charcoal adds a world of flavor to whatever you cook. Grill at over 700ºF easily and achieve better flavor with your favorite charcoal.
A modern hibachi/konro style grill that's versatile, lightweight, easy to clean, and built using stainless steel. Backed by a 5-Year Warranty.
We love the outdoors as much as outdoor cooking. Our grills use minimal packaging and require 60% less charcoal than standard grills.
We only work with supply chain partners that adhere to strict safe working conditions, pay fair wages, and participate in annual audits.