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What To Serve With Teriyaki Meatballs – 13 Delicious Side Dishes

If you’re wondering what to serve with your teriyaki meatballs, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 13 of the most popular side dishes for teriyaki meatballs.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with teriyaki meatballs are pineapple fried rice, soba salad, egg rolls, veggie tempura, and scallion noodles. For healthier options, try a vegetable stir fry, roasted broccoli, chopped salad, and gomae. You can also serve mashed potatoes, kani salad, potstickers, and korokke.

Ready? Let’s jump right.

Pineapple fried rice

Looking to make your teriyaki meatballs a complete meal? 

Serve them alongside this flavorsome pineapple fried rice. 

It’s sweet and savory, the perfect accompaniment to teriyaki meatballs. 

It’s so much better than takeout fried rice – and you get to control how big your pineapple chunks are! 

Follow Damn Delicious’ lead and drizzle sriracha sauce over this dish for a deliciously spicy kick. 

Soba noodle salad

Add fresh flavors and vibrant colors to your plate with a serving of this soba noodle salad.

It’s packed with sweet and crunchy vegetables, dressed in savory and citrusy miso and orange dressing. 

The soba noodles make it a filling dish to go with your teriyaki meatballs. 

And the best part about this dish? 

You only need to cook the corn and noodles – the rest is just prep. 

This soba noodle salad is the perfect side dish for those busy weeknight dinners. 

Egg rolls

Are you serving your teriyaki meatballs as finger food? 

Don’t forget to make a platter of egg rolls to go with them. They are an excellent party food.

You can go with the classic filling of ground pork and cabbage, but you can also experiment and try different proteins and vegetables. 

The possible filling combinations are endless with these tasty treats. 

Make your life easier by making these egg rolls in the air fryer. They get ultra crunchy without you having to deal with deep frying. 

Vegetable tempura

Everything tastes better when fried – vegetables included.

The vegetables are dipped in tempura batter and quickly deep-fried, making them lightly crisp without the greasiness. 

Serve them with a tempura dipping sauce…

Or you can also dip them in the sauce from your teriyaki meatballs. Yum! 

Turn any vegetable you like into crispy and addictive vegetable tempura

Pro Tip: Serve them immediately after cooking to enjoy them at their best.  

Asian chopped salad

Craving for something fresh to go with your teriyaki meatballs?

This Asian chopped salad is just what you’re looking for. 

This salad is a medley of deliciously crisp vegetables dressed in a tangy sesame and ginger dressing that will leave your tastebuds tingling. 

It also has fun additions like crunchy chow mein noodles and cashews. 

Try this Asian chopped salad today!

Scallion oil noodles

If you’re not up for rice with your teriyaki meatballs, swap it with scallion oil noodles instead. 

It’s a simple dish, only needing six ingredients that are probably already in your pantry. 

The addition of fried scallions makes this dish super flavorful and provides a satisfying crunch to contrast your noodles. 

With how effortless this dish is to prepare, you may be tempted to make these spicy scallion noodles every week.  

Garlic mashed potatoes

Besides rice, garlicky mashed potatoes are the perfect base for teriyaki meatballs. 

Just imagine scooping a heaping serving of the meatballs with the sweet teriyaki sauce over a bed of fluffy mashed potatoes? 

It’s heaven on a plate. 

Copy Half Baked Harvest and add roasted garlic to your mashed potatoes – it’s a simple but effective way to elevate them to another level.

And you can’t get a much better flavor combination than garlic and teriyaki.

Roasted garlic broccoli

This is the dish for the days when you’d rather rest than spend your time hovering over your stovetop.

It’s a simple dish, flavored with lemon and pepper for a tangy bite.

Everything gets tossed in your sheet pan, seasoned, and baked in the oven. And after 20 minutes, you’ll have a satisfying meal.

Try these roasted broccoli and mushrooms with your next teriyaki meatball dinner.


Korokke is a Japanese-style potato croquette. It’s a crunchy and fluffy dish that anyone will enjoy. 

Make these to go with your teriyaki meatballs for a fun and tasty snack. 

It has many variations, but I prefer the version without meat. 

The meatless version is especially ideal if you’re making vegan teriyaki meatballs

You can take a page out of Tiffy Cooks’ recipe and add corn, sauteed onions, and cheese to make your korokke even tastier. 


Pressed for time? 

Don’t fret. This dish is the perfect accompaniment to your teriyaki meatballs. 

It’s an excellent way to add a pop of freshness to your meal. And it only takes about 15 minutes to prepare. 

Gomae is a Japanese side dish that features vegetables tossed in a delectable sesame sauce. 

The most common version of this dish in the West uses blanched spinach. 

Once you taste gomae, you’ll want it with all of your meals.

Kani salad

Kani salad is a staple side dish in sushi restaurants. 

But who said it’s meant to go with just sushi rolls? 

This creamy salad goes superbly with teriyaki meatballs too. 

Its sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors make this an enjoyable addition to your Japanese-themed dinner.

Make this spicy kani salad with Japanese mayo for best results. 


Japanese-Chinese fusion, anyone? 

Serve your teriyaki meatballs with a side of potstickers for a meal guaranteed to be a massive hit. 

They’re a crowd favorite for their crispy bases and tender interiors. 

You might think they’re hard to make – especially the part when you have to fold and assemble them. 

Rasa Malaysia has a fool-proof recipe that will help you be a potsticker master in no time. 

Psst. Using gyoza wrappers saves a ton of time – and you won’t be able to tell the difference!

Vegetable stir fry

If you want a fresh addition to your teriyaki meatballs, try making this easy vegetable stir fry to go with them. 

This bright and vibrant medley of vegetables is packed to the brim with vitamins and nutrients to complete your healthy meal. 

Plus, it’s made even more delicious with a tangy stir fry sauce. 

This vegetable stir fry comes together in just one pot, which means less mess for you to clean up.

The best side dishes for teriyaki meatballs

  • Pineapple fried rice
  • Soba noodle salad
  • Egg rolls
  • Vegetable tempura
  • Asian chopped salad
  • Scallion oil noodles
  • Garlic mashed potatoes
  • Roasted garlic broccoli
  • Korokke
  • Gomae
  • Kani salad
  • Potstickers
  • Vegetable stir fry

What To Serve With Teriyaki Meatballs

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your teriyaki meatballs.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: teriyaki meatballs side dishes, what to serve with teriyaki meatballs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 147kcal


  • 1 portion teriyaki meatballs


  • Prepare your teriyaki meatballs according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: pineapple fried rice, soba noodle salad, egg rolls, vegetable tempura, Asian chopped salad, scallion oil noodles, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted garlic broccoli, korokke, gomae, kani salad, potstickers, and a vegetable stir fry.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 147kcal

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