Brining a touch of Tokyo-cool to the Valley is new Brisbane restaurant and bar Bincho Yakitori.
Making its home in the historic Empire Hotel, taking the place of Empire’s corner bar, Bincho is heavy on Japanese pop culture references, small plates, fun drinks, and really, really good yakitori.
With executive Chef Richard Slarp (formerly of Sake Sydney and the Sydney Opera House) manning the kitchen, expect top-notch, casual Japanese dining.
The menu is simple and ingredient focussed, with a few quirky twists on traditional Japanese. Bincho is offering up the kind of vaguely eccentric dining experience you’d expect in Tokyo’s laneways. Alongside the extensive yakitori selection sits small and large share plates, perfect for accompanying a few sakes, Japanese whiskeys or beers.
With an open kitchen and cute booth seating, Bincho’s a fresh new Japanese restaurant and bar joining the likes of Sake, Longtime, and Happy Boy on the hip end of the Asian-dining spectrum.
Bincho Yakitori is open six days a week from 4pm til late.
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