Bincho Izakaya

4.2
19 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
Bincho Izakaya & Sake is the new name of the restaurant. It is located in the heart of Mission, Calgary and the Face of 4th Street SW.

Bincho serves Sushi, Yakitori, Tapas, Beer, Sake, Whisky. Calgary's largest Japanese Sake and Japanese Whisky selection, and Calgary's one of few Sushi and Yakitori restaurant.

Our food are design to share with friends and families. Kids are welcome to this Izakaya restaurant. We use both locally grown ingredients and imported Japan ingredients. Some of our most popular items are Spicy cucumber sunomono salad, Mentaiko pasta with scallops, Brant Lake Wagyu beef tongue skewers and Mochi Bacon skewers. We now serve sushi and sashimi.

Open Monday to Saturday at 3pm, 5pm on Sunday. Featuring Happy Hour everyday with sake flight, beer and snacks, #livelongandsake

Sake - A Japanese invention of alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice, koji (yeast made from rice) and water.
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4.2
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4.2
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3.9
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vipNoLobsterinthepie
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Food is excellent. Sake mussels are a must have and both the honey and Korean wings. The skewers are also excellent. Cocktails are creative and tasty. Service though is slow. There are only 2 servers for a full restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, service was good. Nice atmosphere. Compliments to the chef!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here for our wedding anniversary. We had a fabulous time! From the moment we were greeted at the door to our very last bite; it was fantastic.
The ambiance was super chill, and I felt at ease to take my time with the meal. Excellent selection of skewers which were all equally delicious. Make sure to check out any of the specials they have, well worth you tummy room.
The cocktails and spirits were right up my alley.
Would gladly come again with some friends or another special gathering :)

P.S. The staff were the absolute best!

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CarmenC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Happy hour chicken skin for $3 good deal. The rest was ok. We had the chicken heart and gizzards. The gizzards was kind of dry/chewy. Scallops were delicious with the garlic on top. Short ribs and chicken skewer was average. Can get expensive if you want to eat till you're full. Average price between $3-5 per skewer

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great for ladies night and we were early enough for happy hour so plenty of yummy drinks and food!

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vipWerdtotheNerd
Calgary
39 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a great time here. The interior was cool and the food selection was really good. Loved the bacon wrapped mochi and beef short ribs skewers. Good drink selection. We were surprised that they weren’t too busy - they should be, because the food and vibe was right on. A new playlist would help. We would definitely come back. Hope this place picks up. You guys should dine here and support this restaurant. Happy hour starts at 9pm :)

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vipLuv2eat
Calgary
32 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Once was enough. Food was inconsistent. One dish delicious the next slicked in fat. Mixed drinks were not great. Decent saki. Good service but lots of dirty tables and dishes.

JC
JulesC
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Such a fun place! Staff were helpful and fun. Food was great accompaniment to a fabulous sake collection. Can't wait to return.

CP
vipChristineP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great girls night here! Our server was so fun and accompanying. I would definitely recommend the bacon wrapped mochi and short ribs! Great fun spot for dinner with friends!

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AlyG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food and drinks at Bar Bincho were soooo good! The grilled kushiyaki skewers especially. I have been searching for a place like this since I went to Japan a few years ago and fell in love with the yakitori restaurant concept! My only comment would be that the food came out slowly. We would have ordered a lot more, but we spent a lot of time waiting and left with a bit of an appetite. It was Saturday night, and there were only 4 other tables in the place, so I was surprised at the length of time it took to get food. We placed several orders through the night, as is customary in this type of restaurant, but the length of waiting was more suitable to a traditional North American serving style where you place a single order with the server and your food comes out in stages. Our server was great and did everything he could to keep us happy. I think maybe there just weren’t enough staff in the restaurant for the number of tables. I really enjoyed the charcoal grilled flavor of the meat and will definitely be back! Drinks were great as well!

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Jeunf
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic place! Tons of seating and great japanese tapas.

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jlywong
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Our favorite dishes were the duck breast skewers and bacon mochi. Can probably skip the coleslaw salad next time.

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Elle
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been to bar bincho a couple times now and have tried nearly the entire food menu. There was nothing we didn't like. The skewers are cooked perfectly. Great place to share as you can order a ton of small plates. In a huge fan of their oysters! The desserts were amazing we had the whiskey chocolate ice cream and real grape. For three people the cost was $150 and we were truly stuffed so in my opinion very affordable for delicious food. The decor is really cute and modern, next time going to be sure to get a photo with their cute neon light inside ! Also have a great sake selection again with really reasonable prices. Really recommend you give this place a chance.

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Izzy
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience5

I went in with high expectations, only to be disappointed and I don’t think I will be going back or recommending this place to others. The food wasn’t the tastiest. Would have been good if they at least offered some condiments and sauces. The pasta we ordered was oily and the mushrooms tasted stale. What’s even worse was that our server forgot our second order and we wasted half an hour for nothing. He didn’t even bother to apologize. If you are looking for a good Japanese restaurant for skewers, I recommend Ke Charcoal and Gorilla Whale. Oh and by the way, I got a “no-show” message from OpenTable saying I didn’t honor my reservation at Bar Bincho!

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vipVchan583
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Mentaiko pasta was delicious! Seats were comfy and food was delicious. Would go back again!

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Tothenextone
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Skewers are pretty good and plenty of variety. The mushroom pasta is really good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good selection of creative and delicious share plates at reasonable prices. Will be back.

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bighairandhighheels
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is amazing, and I hope during it’s grand opening it’ll do just as well! My husband and I each had a couple drinks (mine was sake, his was Asahi) and a variety of snacks and food. The honey butter wings are to die for, and the gizzards, duck, and bacon mochi are delicious. We left full and happy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

The place was dead.

FAQs

Bincho Izakaya offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 457-8887.

Bincho Izakaya is rated 4.2 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.