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Okunoto Japanese Konro Grill - Wide Medium 47cm Starter Set (4-8 People)

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Original price $689.00
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Current price $649.00
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Current price $649.00
Binchotan Japanese White Charcoal

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 L47cm x W35cm x H21cm
Grill mesh
1 reusable konro grill mesh - wide medium 45cm included.
You can buy spare reusable grill meshes on our website.
Weight About 14kg
Serving size 4-8 persons
Model number BQ12
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:

  • Use the grill outdoors in well-ventilated areas to avoid potential carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Place a heat resistant mat under the grill to avoid heating the surface underneath.
  • Do not extinguish the fire with water. Diatom mud absorbs water, and as a result, it becomes brittle and loses its durability.
  • You may gently remove the ash and food residue, but avoid washing the grill with water.

Differences between konro, hibachi and shichirin:

  • In Japan you won't hear the term hibachi used for a grill. The Japanese prefer the terms shichirin or konro.
  • The hibachi (Japanese: 火鉢, "fire bowl") refers to traditional Japanese heating device. The Shichirin is a small charcoal grill.
  • Konro are made from diatomite (the fossilized remains of plankton) and mined traditionally by hand in Japan. The blocks are joined together without the use of mortar, for a stronger, tighter and more fire resistant finish. The Konro is then baked at 1,000 degrees for six hours making them extremely durable.

Users may simply place the binchotan white charcoal into an Donabe Charcoal Extinguishing Pot.

Japanese Donabe Charcoal Extinguishing Pot
  • Warranty: The replacement warranty is for defective products upon delivery, but no warranty is provided.
  • 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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