Food & Drink

Neil Frame 07/01/70

Bincho Yakitori Soho

Bincho Yakitori has unfortunately now closed down.

Bincho Yakitori | Old Compton Street

The French don’t only eat baguettes.

The Italians don’t only eat pasta.

The Scottish don’t only eat deep-fried Mars bars.

The Japanese don’t only eat sushi.

Proving that last one to be true is Bincho Yakitori, a Japanese restaurant on Old Compton Street which is not only the front for subterranean Japanese whisky bar Mizuwari, but is also a good place to visit in its own right.

Offering you a laid back dining experience that’s ideal for a quick bite, you can expect to be surrounded by ceiling-high bamboo, stylish photographs depicting Japanese life, Japanese pictograms on the walls, lanterns decorated with calligraphy drawings and huge windows looking out on to the hustle and bustle of Old Compton Street.

To eat… a wide variety of shareable meat, fish and vegetables dishes each skewered and grilled over Bincho charcoals and finished with either salt or a Yakitori sauce – dishes like duck breast with wasabi & spring onions; whole grilled tiger king prawn and whole-salt grilled mackerel pike alongside a range of authentic “Izakaya” dishes available on the side. And for desert – soya milk doughnuts with green tea sugar & vanilla ice-cream, and layered banana cake with green tea ice cream.

But more importantly: to drink… sake, ice-cold Japanese beer and – downstairs – one of the largest selections of Japanese whisky in London.


Bincho Yakitori | 16 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4TL

Bincho Yakitori has unfortunately now closed down.

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Bincho Yakitori Soho

16 Old Compton Street, Soho, Central London, W1D 4TL

7.5 | Good