A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US
Our name comes from ‘yakitori’ — the Japanese word for "grilled chicken". It’s no coincidence that we also share our name with the sturdy and social bovid native to the Himalayan region — the yak. YAK is an ode to both delicious yakitori prepared over charcoal hibachi or konro grills, and the strong, sure-footed pack animal.
We believe a product should look great, be easy to use, and last for years with minimal maintenance.
We searched high and low for a tabletop charcoal grill that met our standards and kept tables cool and safe. Eventually, we had to build one ourselves.
YAK combines the best elements of traditional hibachi, ceramic konro grills, and stainless cookware to create a virtually indestructible and versatile grill.
William S. Burroughs
You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.
During a visit to Japan a few years ago, I discovered the social aspect of yakitori, where the party gathers around the grill. Back at home, when I was both host and grill master, I found myself cooking alone and removed from the action. It didn’t have to be that way.
The idea for YAK Grills was born. After a year-long journey, and a successful Indiegogo campaign, YAK launched in late 2020.
I'm thrilled and humbled by the response we've received — people are just as excited as we are about grilling together, more often, and having more fun.
Founder & Chief Grilling Officer
David | YAK Founder
Instead of thinking of ways to make things cheaper, we work on making things better.