Binchotan

4.3
97 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
We will be temporarily be closed from 9/28/21 to 10/31/21. We look forward to seeing you all again when we reopen on November 1st.

Binchotan: Bar & Grill is a gathering place for friends and family to enjoy a fresh take on Asian cuisine. Chef David Viviano has created a menu that features a time-honored tradition of grilling meat, seafood and produce over an open flame. Shared plates, handcrafted sushi and grilled skewers are the hallmarks of this culinary experience. Our full service bar showcases artisan cocktails, premium sake & a vast collection of whiskey. Binchotan dining area offers two private dining areas: one location is overlooking a serene koi pond and the second private dining area is located on the lanai at our chef's table with views of sunsets, waterfall's and beautiful stars in the sky. Binchotan Bar & Grill offers complimentary self and valet parking for our dining guests.

RESTAURANT HOURS: 5:30 – 9:00 PM, DAILY
BAR HOURS: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
ATTIRE: RESORT CASUAL
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RichardS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

A very nice ambiance! Food was very good for adventurous eaters.

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Keith
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We were very disappointed with the pork belly fried rice. The pork belly was dry, overcooked and cold. The serve staff was excellent. The setting is wonderful. Food is just ok, especially since it's at resort prices. We've had better meals there in the past. A new chef?

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AndreaB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Elegant atmosphere, delicious high quality ingredients

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

景色とサービスは最高ですが、すでに焼いてある串が、備長炭の入った器に載っているのは、日本人のわたしとしてはイマイチまんぞくできませんでした。

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The staff was amazing the food was so so

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall a very pleasant surprise

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GenH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very friendly staff and nice atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the ambiance with the sunset taking place was incredible.

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vipRodgerM
Hawaii
35 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A birthday dinner that could not have been better. The service and the food were incredible.

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JulieN
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The Chef Experience on the menu was very disappointing. The skewers, fried rice and ramen noodle were cold and partly uncooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal on our trip! The fried rice and the mac shrimp were my favorites but everything we tried was excellent. The service was excellent as well. I read some the negative reviews and was kind of hesitant to dine here but I look forward to returning.

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vipJerry
Denver
52 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful setting with amazing service. The chicken was dry, the shrimp wasn’t good, mahi-mahi was excellent, steak was excellent, veggies were good .

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance.

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vipSteve
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Service was good after we received our drinks. Interesting menu selections. Overall very good.

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vipDrDaveMaui
Hawaii
100 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our stay celebrating 30th anniversary, visiting from Maui. Friendly lovely hosts were welcoming: Derek and Lani. Chelsi was excellent server and young man busser friendly, too. Great peaceful outside setting, liked the torches. Beautiful presentation. Root vegetable salad (like green papaya salad, but carrots, daikon, etc.) Binchotan white Japanese charcoal grill is a great concept. We loved the grill sampler supplemented by avocado: asparagus, Smoked pork belly, Ribeye steak, Ali'i mushrooms, chicken yakitori--and variety of flavorful sauces. Great desserts, surprisingly light: Ube cheesecake and Matcha green tea cake with strawberries. We enjoyed having the delightful 2 large tables of Japanese families with children near us, and they enjoyed the food, too! A lovely evening. So relaxing. Will definitely return.

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vipNapagirl
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting in Fairmont Orchid Hotel.
The food was excellent and service was spot on!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Macadamia Nut Shrimp was incredible! And the fried rice was super delicious too! Amazing views!! Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

8 of us had dinner there. The menu is deceiving as far as prices go. We all ended up sharing the “experience” as couples. We got appetizers which were extremely small and had to order more. We loved their ginger ales until we got the bill. Ridiculous. We ordered desserts because it was a special occasion. The desserts were not good at all. For 8 people the total was close to $900. We wanted to split bill a few different ways and she said she wasn’t able to do it that way. Came back with receipts and was trying to charge us a higher amount than what it was originally and then made some lame excuse and no apology. Just wasn’t cool. The food was fairly good but not worth the price AT ALL. worst meal on our vaca.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and unique dining experience. Food was delicious and service was great. Beautiful atmosphere.

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Susan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting. Nice servers. Interesting food. Good value given the setting, especially if you want a light meal. Appreciated the vegetarian options.

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MarianneR
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so friendly, our server Julia was excellent and made sure we had a special evening for our first night in Hawaii. The dining experience was just perfect for what we were looking for - small plates to share, ending with ice cream and sorbet! And of course the view is beautiful! Thank you Julia!

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viplovealoha
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very unique restaurant with delicious food featuring island grown produce!

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vipGeorgia
Hawaii
49 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 2 platters, edamame, and fried rice. Excellent food. Our waitress was attentive. The setting is peaceful with garden setting and looking out to ocean. Had a wonderful time here

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Annie
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation. We enjoyed it so much that this was our 2nd visit in a week. Our server Heather was outstanding!
Thank you…

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. Nothing to find fault with and I’m a seasoned 5-star restaurant pro.

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RAYnYUMI
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fredo was awesome.... we were happy he helped us... Get his table if you can.. :)

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BrynZ
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food… Super attentive and helpful and wonderful staff… And a beautiful setting… What a treat!

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vipSarahY
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Some of the food was dried out. Servings were skimpy.

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KimitaW
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fredo was our server and he was outstanding! He explained the menu thoroughly, entertained us with funny stories and was genuinely very caring and solicitous of us and made sure we had a fantastic experience. He took excellent care of us and made the evening so much more enjoyable. Yummy tapas style menu, so smaller portions but very tasty. We sat on the patio enjoying the lovely view and sunset.

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DEEDEE
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had amazing service! They accommodated our reservations from 4 to 8 people.
Our Waiter Sam was amazing, he brought great service and explained menu and answer all our questions, He has the aloha Spirit, Friendly and Caring. Everything we order tasted so delicious! Definitely going back again and would recommend this restaurant to all my family and friends!

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SSRB
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Obnoxious Panda Express. $22 drinks!! The food is mediocre at best.

With reservation they still made us wait even though we arrived exactly on time. Once we finally got to our table we got the waters right away. From that point the service disappeared. Eventually we ordered our diluted drinks which took forever to arrive. Then we got some of our food, then long pause again. Eventually the waitress showed up and we ordered second round of drinks, then very long pause followed by the arrival of the second part of food order. And finally as we were finishing our food the drinks arrived! At that point we ordered deserts for kids and proactively requested the check. Guess what - the check arrived first!

This place will die just like any other poorly managed restaurant as soon as other places will reopen at normal capacity. Don’t waste your time and money and go to Panda.

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JDOG
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Cold food. Poor restaurant concept for a 5 star resort

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BJFamily
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fist time visit! Thank you! The staff was amazing and food was incredible! We will be back!

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vipsushibait16
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We had the grilled meats - it was cold and over cooked. Our drinks came after the food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. (Crispy tuna and the binchotan experience). Server was so sweet. Drinks were delicious! By far our favorite dinner out while on the big island!

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ColinB
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Dinner for two - we are foodies and have had some good experiences in the last week. We are looking for high quality food and drinks , price no object

We were delayed being seated by about 15 minutes despite being early. Several larger parties arrived after us and were seated before us. The “Maitre de” was frankly swearing and didn’t care

The service was awful.

Our overpriced cocktails arrived half way through our appetizers despite ordering 15 minutes plus prior. The waiter apologized several times and said our drinks would be comp,d - which they were not.

Tempura cauliflower was soggy.the root veg salad was very good

Entrees are tiny - avocado is two quarter avocados , the corn is one ear of corn split in three, asparagus was over cooked and soggy and the shrimp ( two) were over cooked. The two mahi mahi skewers were quite nice

Ambiance is poor - typical somewhat plastic weave chairs and tables . Wind blew umbrellas over onto tables at times.

Folks did their bear however , Service was the worst I have encountered in a long time abs the food was 2/10 if we are being generous

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MBerry
New England
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great outdoor seating, nice views of sunset, service was good, food was good (meat was a little overcoooked but good flavors), excellent cocktails. The cute little black kitten wandering for scraps was a bonus. Clean and quick service too.

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vipOndit
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the menu and had a great time sampling many dishes and sharing with friends. We will definitely return.

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vipHoward
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique style of dinning but also very good. The food is great and so is the service. Located in the Fairmont Orchid Hotel, the location is excellent. We loved it.

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Keith
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group had dinner two nights in a row because we enjoyed it so much. The food was wonderful and unique, the setting beautiful, and, most of all, the staff was outstanding. Kind, gracious and fun, the staff added a element of “special” to a great dining experience. Thank you so much!

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Binchotan is rated 4.3 stars by 97 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.