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“Surprise tastes, fun service and very good service”

Binchoyaki Izakaya Dining
Ranked #247 of 2,169 Restaurants in Sacramento
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Really enjoyed the food, and the dining experience. 4 friends for dinner. We ordered 6 small plates followed by the the sorbet made on site. Started with rice balls. Beautifully seasoned and such a good taste. Followed with Basil Gindara Misoyaki- cod with marinated mushrooms, tried the ramen- good flavor- would have liked a bit spicier. We also ordered the gizzards, liver and hearts as well as pork cheeks and jowels. My friends loved the chicken bits. I lean toward the pork. These were all cooked on the binchoyaki - a Japanese style of charcoal grill.
We followed up with sorbet-a black soy and a mandarin orange. Both were very strong flavors. The black soy has seeds in it that are fun to eat.
No reservations so get there early and bring an adventurous spirit. Good choice of drinks. Bill averaged about $40 per person.

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Reviewed 4 December 2016

Think BBQ japanese tapas! Small plates, each as good as the last, cooked right in front of you ( if you sit at the bar as we did!) the aromas of the restaurant have you salivating the minute you walk in the joint...kinda out of the way on 10th street but not to be missed.
We enjoyed the Korobuta Belly (pork belly) Arabiki sausage, Enoki mushrooms, bacon wrapped, were my favorites. Potato with caviar was ok, the duck breast was good, as was the seared bluefin tuna.

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Reviewed 30 November 2016

We went to Binchyaki for lunch on a rainy Saturday. There were plenty of seats when we arrived just before noon, but it filled up while we were there. We loved the concept and every single dish was good, a sign of a good restaurant. We started with two Japanese beers, names that we didn't know. One was a stout and the other a lager. Both excellent. We had 4 skewers: bacon wrapped enoki mushrooms (which looked like squid), pork belly, grilled brussels sprouts, and salmon. We also had the sides; a miso soup, really flavorful salad with black sesame dressing, and a small appetizer.

Then, we went for dessert, and split the house special red bean, crumbled cookie, and ice cream dish (wow) and a bottle of cold sake. We drank half and took the rest home for later.

The service was friendly but not overbearing, and prices were fair. We want to go back and try other things!

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Been here twice for lunch and it never disappoints. You'll need to come early because it is a relatively small place and fills up by noon. For skewers try the jowl, tongue, and pork belly. On the veggie side, the enoki mushrooms and okra in teriyaki sauce are winners. Yakiniku, salmon, and gindara are excellent lunch set choices. Oh and they have a great beer and sake collection too.

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Our foursome had a truly delicious lunch here. The lunch menu was interesting as were the daily specials. Our server was most helpful and explained the dishes and answered our questions. Beer, wine and sake are available. Lunch entrees come with salad, soup and two small portions of marinated vegetables (today was cucumber and carrot). Presentation is pleasing to the eye and rather innovative. The thinly sliced cabbage salads were served with a mild black sesame dressing. The miso soup was flavorful and served at the perfect temperature. All the entrees we ordered, salmon, chicken, tempura and spiced ground chicken with scrambled eggs were well prepared and served hot with steamed rice. The restaurant is bright and open and rather small.The noise level was moderately loud. For lunch I would suggest coming early or late as all tables were filled at noon. Parking is on the street.

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Thank Maryann L
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