Tue - Fri: 18:00 - 00:00
Sat & Sun: 12:00 - 15:00
Sat & Sun: 18:00 - 00:00
Bincho at Hua Bee is a 25-seat cafe and bar offering all-in-one unique dining concept which features Japanese including yakitori, fishball noodles, coffee and toast as well as a cocktail bar.
I am surprised by some of the negative reviews. I was lucky enough to get a table at the counter last night. After a wonderful yuzu gin cocktail (the bar really knows its stuff), a friend had recommended that I try the tori zukushi set. As a way of showing off the very best of a chicken it cannot be faulted. From the chicken skin salad, though the gizzard, tail, cartilage, neck, heart and to the highlight of the evening, cockscombs (the kitchen was out of liver), every course was new to me and an utter delight. The tsukune was as good as it should have been and the yakitori don with the intense chicken soup was the perfect way to end.
The service was faultless, friendly, helpful and charming from beginning to end, and it was a joy to watch the young crew at work in the kitchen. Heartily recommended.
Besides the quaint atmosphere that had the charm of an unexpected twist on an old-school joint, I hate to be painfully honest, the food left much to be desired. Read about my experience in trying some of the most bizarre flavours of my life.
Some things like the grilled squid, unfortunately, I will be going back to my favourite hawkers for. A hole-in-the-wall kind of place with barely anything but a barely noticable sign marking a mysterious doorway, it seemed to hold promise for a very unique dining experience which is not lived up to as yet.
We went there on a Sunday night around 6.30pm. The yakitori was reasonably priced and I saw a Japanese family having the set meals which I plan to try the next time we head back. I like the small portions so we could reorder after trying more. The lamb was good and shells were yummy.