Bincho Yakitori, SE1 9PH

This used to be a reasonably priced yakitori restaurant in the Oxo Tower, but it closed in January 2009. Their other branch at 16 Old Compton Street in Soho is still open at the time of writing.

The information below is retained for people who want to know what it used to be like.

Serves a wide range of authentic yakitori and kushiyaki, including bits of a chicken (and other animals) that are not often seen on a skewer in the west. Prices per skewer start from about £1.50 and go up to about £2.50. They also do a range of side dishes to accompany the skewers.

Kake and James visited on a Sunday evening just before Christmas 2007. We paid £40 each, but that did include quite a lot of sake (if I've calculated right, the food part was just over £16/person for six skewers each, a bowl of rice each, and a shared dessert). I'd say you want at least six skewers each plus rice.

The kitchen is open-plan, so you can watch the chefs grilling your skewers.

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Last visited by Kake and James, 23 December 2007.

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