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Okunoto Japanese Konro Grill - Medium 54cm Starter Set (4-8 People)

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Original price $599.00
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Original price $599.00
Current price $559.00
$559.00 - $559.00
Current price $559.00

The Okunoto Konro Grill Starter set includes:

Okunoto konro grills are renowned as the best konro grills in Japan.

These konro grills are unique because they use diatom mud from Noto Peninsula combined with traditional techniques from Okunoto. This grill is perfect with binchotan, a Japanese white charcoal. The core temperature can reach up to 1200 degrees.

The exterior will remain relatively cool due to excellent heat insulation. The high and consistent heat will make your BBQ/barbeque experience exceptional.

Okunoto konro grills are very limited in production. Therefore, the item will be sold out and back in stock from time to time. The Japanese manufacturer does not want to sacrifice quality in order to increase production. Please contact us if the item is not in stock so we can place you on a waiting list.

Okunoto grills offer superior quality and performance than many other brands. Maintain the grill in a dry indoor environment and it will last for many years.

Made in Japan.


Dimension L54cm x W23cm x H21cm
Grill mesh
2 reusable konro grill mesh - standard 27cm 
or 1 reusable konro grill mesh - medium 50cm included.
You can buy spare reusable grill meshes on our website.
Weight About 11kg
Serving size 4-8 persons
Model number BQ8WF
Border: stainless steel
Body: diatom mud
Mesh: steel wire (unichrome plated)
Country of origin Grill made in Japan
Mesh made in China

What made Okunoto konro grills/hibachi grills so special?

Sometimes you can see Okunoto konro grills used in cooking competitions. These grills are also popular in Japanese barbeque restaurants.

The primary reason is the use of diatom mud from the Noto Peninsula of Ishikawa Prefecture. The Diatom mud from the Noto Peninsula is a great heat insulator, reflecting heat back onto the cooking surface. The walls are over 5cm thick. 

Using the Okunoto konro grill with Binchotan, the heat will be high, consistent, and concentrated. The result will be an exceptional barbeque experience.

The konro grill/hibachi grill is a good choice for grilling wagyu, yakitori, fish, vegetables and many other barbeque/BBQ recipes.  

Use and care:

  • To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, grill outdoors in well-ventilated areas.
  • Never put out the fire with water. When diatom mud absorbs water, it becomes brittle and loses its durability.
  • Remove the ash and food residue gently, but do not wash the grill with water.

The differences between konro, hibachi, and shichirin:

  • Grills are not called hibachi in Japan. The Japanese call them shichirin or konro instead.
  • The hibachi is a traditional Japanese heating device (fire bowl 火鉢 in Japanese). The shichirin is a small charcoal grill.
  • Konro grills are made from diatom mud (fossilised plankton remains) and are mined by hand in Japan. By using blocks instead of mortar, the structure becomes stronger, tighter, and more fireproof. A konro is then baked for six hours at 1,000 degrees, resulting in a product that is extremely durable.

The donabe charcoal extinguishing pot is ideal for extinguishing binchotan Japanese white charcoal and reusing it next time.

Japanese Donabe Charcoal Extinguishing Pot
  • Warranty: The replacement warranty covers defective products upon delivery, but there is no warranty for mishandling the grill.
  • We are unable to ship this item to New Zealand due to its fragility.
  • Please be sure to read the entire instruction manual before the first use. The product comes with a QR Code for our online user guide in English.

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