Banchō

4.8
34 reviews
$40 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Banchō is a cocktail and whisky focused small bar in Sydney's Chinatown. We’re excited to bring a quality drinking experience to Chinatown. Our cocktails showcase local market produce and the bounty of Asian ingredients around us. Our bar features a large selection of Japanese and Scotch whisky, including rare and independent bottlings. And our bar snacks are designed to go hand in hand with the top shelf drinking to be had here at Banchō.
What 34 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.5
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SamuelD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, really nice cocktails and super cool inside setting.

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, lovely staff, I will definitely be back!

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Kate
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Great service and friendly staff and great drinks!

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MichaelW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and outstanding quality of beverages !

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EMILY
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great Japanese Whisky and cocktail bar in a nondescript off-the main street location. Excellent drink selection. Booked ahead to ensure seating, note the booking is time-limited. Tried to call ahead re dietary queries - no one answered the phone or returned messages.

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mktu
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great spot. A bit pricey, but overall fantastic

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LexM
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They did a Japanese whisky tasting fight for us. Amazing!

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TWang
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nothing to be said, love this place!

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gabriellab
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great quiet bar, drinks are amazing and fantastic list of japanese whiskey

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Linda
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really awesome place did not expect it.
Really enjoyed the cocktails and the drink I usually have it was on point.
Definately coming back I have yet to try the food here
Awesome dimmed ambience
Thanks guys

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great go-to bar, a wide range of whiskeys and tasty cocktails , with a good selection of bar snacks to go with them. Staff are super friendly which adds to the fun. Highly recommended.

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Suze
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great cocktails - nice mix of flavours! I recommend the spicy geisha!

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Yuko
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Due to COVID we had to leave the table in 1.5hours and they reminded us so many times.

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SammyD
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my fave haunts in Sydney. Impeccable cocktails and delicious snacks!

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ArmanH
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A good place to hang out to let off steam. Very nice and reasonably priced drinks with a nice atmosphere. I highly recommend this place.

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Tiff
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had my birthday party there on the Saturday. The service is amazing. It is a covid safe bar. I will definitely go back soon.

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JamesW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn’t fault it. Both the food and drinks were great. The waitress who served us had excellent customer service skills and was very knowledgeable about both the food and drinks on offer.

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Claire
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, great cocktails. Highly recommend this place!

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JohnP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best bar in Sydney for a couple wanting amazing cocktails and awesome nibbles

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AnthonyR
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place to get cocktails and try umeshu, and other Japanese drinks. It’s dimly lit with a great calm vibe. The service was wonderful and the staff there are very friendly and engaging.

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AngeliqueK
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always enjoy coming here :) such lovely and friendly staff!

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lynH
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great little bar in Haymarket. We had personal and speedy service. Very knowledgeable barman who could customise cocktails to each person’s personal taste. Will be back.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impeccable service, I love this place. They treat you like a friend everytime.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated friends engagement party drinks and we all enjoyed the food and drinks

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VictorL
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice and friendly bar. The drinks and food are a quite pricey.

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Benjaminv
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Aamazing food, great service, excellent selection, love the decor and the setup too.

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Customer
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Open Table, you should be a way to skip some options from this review as we only went to Banchō for drinks so food is not applicable for me to comment. Therefore it's not accurate to either say that it's 'good' or 'bad'. Nonetheless, we really enjoyed the place and would definitely go back. The only thing I can say that is not so great is the acoustic of the room. Because it's quite a small space with high ceiling, the noise level was pretty high that we almost lost our voices just to converse to each other (next to each other).

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing whisky selection very attentive staff, and a killer choice of music.

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StefanieG
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and an extremely expensive drinks menu Club high quality food

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d2874
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

The ordering, payment system was bad for new comers. wasted time to install the application. not preferrable way to pay. it only takes the credit card or paypal not cash. The oder by person was not comfortable and waited too long to get the first drink. The way to enjoy the meal or drink was too long to go and uncomfortable.

Banchō
Responded on 9 July 2019

Hi there - sorry you didn't have a good experience using the opt-in ordering app. We are still trialling it and appreciate the feedback. Next time we'll be happy to take your order personally. Cheers - Management

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place
Drink and food are great
Cocktail and whiskey are from heaven

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EmFred
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Funky little bar in the side streets of Haymarket. Great cocktails and warming atmosphere.

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PhillyL
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great atmosphere, great drink, food and such lovely staff! We’ll be back!

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AngelaC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great cocktail bar in Chinatown. Menu changes according to what's fresh at the markets. Great staff!

FAQs

Banchō is rated 4.8 stars by 34 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.