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.
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!
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!
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 😉
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 😉
Address: 16 Old Compton St, London W1D 4TL
Phone: 020 7287 9111