Was browsing around for dinner that very closed to our West End theatre, found Bincho to be ideal place, especially it may be an early dinner and from a too full lunch that day.
Bincho has yakitori as its staple and the dishes were designed for sharing on the table.
Certainly an authentic Japanese yakitori, with Japanese chef on the helm, some Japanese waiting staff with good English, the very Japanese interior decor.
The decor with dimmed lighting, dark wood table and partitions, sake bottles on display. We thought we could sat next to the grill area, which near the entrance door but we were seated at the back area, even though, they were nobody seating on the front area..(a minus point here). And we did make a reservation 2 weeks ahead of this visit..
Waiting staff were courteous and the one serving us was a young Japanese lady, she may not be the same standard as waiting staff you met in Japan but still a courteous and friendly one.
It would be a good place to share with group of friends so you could order variety of dishes to try on!
It was simple but grilled to perfection, simply delicious!
Highly recommend Bincho if you are happen to be in SOHO area or before your West End show. But not sure on how they managed their tables for those who put reservation.
Sake bottles on display
No Reservation Tabs on the table and nobody came even after we finished our meal...quite a minus point here..
Opposite our table
Yaki Onigiri, grilled rice cake with toasted seaweed..delicious
Our selected yakitoris
The simple grilled salmon
16 Old Compton Street
Opens from Mon to Sat from 12 pm to 3 pm / 5 pm to 12 am
Opens Sunday from 1.30 pm to 10.30 pm