Housed in the back of a 70 year old Hua Bee mee pok store (the one made famous by Eric Khoo’s Mee Pok Man), this hidden gem is accessed via a subtly marked door facing the carpark. Raw and gritty, the space features distressed concrete walls, retro blue tiles and edgy copper furnishings. It’s all about set menus here (lunch from $25; dinner from $68), each including a variety of small plates—think yakitori like chicken tsukune—cooked over the charcoal grill. To drink, cocktails (aka “Japeritifs”) such as Yuzu Be Alright ($23), a mix of sake, gin, gran classico, lemon, yuzu and mint, are light and refreshing.
Bincho offers a value for money happy hour promo: 25% off all Japanese craft beers daily, from noon-8pm.