Bincho has recently opened in the heart of Fortitude Valley on the bustling Brunswick Street and is a new addition to the Kataryzna Group’s portfolio, joining its famous sister restaurants Cloudland, The Empire Hotel, Birdees, Press Club and Family.
The restaurant name is derived from the Japanese “bincho-tan charcoal” which is a traditional Japanese charcoal widely used for cooking Yakitori as it does not release smoke or other odours. As Bincho has an open kitchen diners can witness Executive Chef Richard Slarp and his team cooking with this traditional method.
The food menu consists of many varieties of yakitori skewers, some smaller menu items such as edamame, lotus root chips and miso soup alongside larger dishes like chicken karaage. Although these dishes sound like traditional Japanese dishes, Bincho has put their own spin on these dishes and this is what makes Bincho such a unique restaurant.
The bar menu has a wide range of cocktails, pictured below and highly recommended by us is the Meshu Meet You Cocktail which is a combination of Choya Umeshu, Cointreau, lime juice, cranberry juice and rose syrup served in a martini glass garnished with an edamame bean. Other drink options include several varieties of Japanese Whiskey, wine, cider and a wide range of Japanese and Australian Beers.
The decor features hints of eye catching leather, copper and timber, the tables around the outside of the restaurant are surrounded by leather bench seats and small privacy screens making it a very romantic and intimate venue, whilst the bar and table in the centre of the restaurant have a more laid back vibe and would suit dinner and/or drinks with friends on a Friday night, making Bincho the perfect venue to cater to any need.