Outback Steakhouse Japan shows the difference between seared and flame grilled. Seared retains more of the original taste of the meat, while flame grilled attains a more smoky flavor. Many good meats can be found in Japan, but big juicy steaks are fairly rare and expensive. Therefore photos like this appear even more appealing and indulgent than they would in the US or Europe.
Photo is a web capture for explanatory purposes, copyright belongs to the company.