Philadelphia, PA - Robata Restaurant on South Street is brand new dinner-only robatayaki (Japanese grill), complete with a U-shaped bar as well as chefs that prepare the food in front of guests.
Japanese-style grilling with Binchom
Restaurateur Brian Calhoun is trying his hand at Japanese-style grilling with Binchom, after many years of scooping ice cream at Häagen-Dazs on the same South Street neighborhood, The unique robatayaki eatery has moved into a longtime empty spot at 2nd and South streets.
The dining establishment is named after "binchotan", a very hot burning hardwood charcoal, that Chef Sat Ly will fuel the grill.
Bincho Japanese Menu
The restaurant will keep with conventional robata style cooking, and the menu will include items such as beef, chicken, fish, and vegetables cooked over the virtually smokeless white charcoal heated grill with no sauces or garnishes. Bincho will also serve some sushi and sashimi but will mainly focus on robata.
The restaurants dining room was fashioned around the grill, alongside a fashionable U-shaped bar, taking over much of the primary seating area. Guests can view their meals prepared, similar to a hibachi restaurant.
Bincho Japanese Robata is located at 228 South Street, (267) 534-3774