Bincho Yakitori

Today my friend and I decided to try out another Japanese restaurant: Bincho Yakitori. It was the perfect place to go to in the nice weather we’re having. If you haven’t heard of it, and never been there, I highly recommend that you go. The concept is to emulate an izakaya, a sort of Japanese type bar which also serves small dishes of food. It’s a bit like having tapas in Spain.

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There was a lot on the menu and we had no idea what to choose. So my friend ordered “The Seven Samurai”, which came with Chicken & Spring Onion, Pork Belly, Salmon, Chicken wings, Asparagus, Tiger Prawn & Shitake mushroom skewers. あぁ、美味しかった!It was so good!

The Seven Samurai
The Seven Samurai

On top of that we ordered iwashi shio yaki (grilled sardine), tori tatsuta age (deep fried chicken with ponzu) , and hitsuji (lamb). They were all amazing, but I gotta say the sardine and chicken (especially the chicken) was exquisite!

Hitsuji
Hitsuji
Tori tatsu-age
Tori tatsu-age
Don't you feel like it's staring at you (@_@)
Don’t you feel like it’s staring at you (@_@)
Iwashi shio yaki
Iwashi shio yaki

And to finish off we both ordered ochazuke. Ochazuke is made by having a bowl of rice and pouring tea over, with a topping of your choice. Bincho Yakitori serves nori-chazuke (nori, which is seaweed), and ume-chazuke (ume is pickled plum). I’m sure you can all guess which one I ordered 😉

Ochazuke
Ochazuke
Green tea
Green tea
Nori-chazuke
Nori-chazuke
Ume-chazuke
Ume-chazuke

All in all, everything was perfect from finish to start. The only I thing I would say is, is keep track of how much you’re ordering, because you could end up with quite a sum 😉

かんぱい!
かんぱい!

Address: 16 Old Compton St, London W1D 4TL

Phone: 020 7287 9111

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6 thoughts on “Bincho Yakitori

  1. I went here with Gradon and Greenie a while back. And good advice of keeping track, we had quite a bill! Oops! But very well worth it.

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    1. No they don’t unfortunately 😦 they’re a lot more reserved here. There’s another restaurant called Shoryu Ramen where they bang a drum when you come in though, with a loud irrashaimase! 😀

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