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Banchō, Haymarket, AU-NSW

Banchō

4.9
4.9
92 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.

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Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Japanese Speciality

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (02) 8097 9512

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Table/bottle service. Private whisky lockers are available.

  • Area

    Haymarket

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    5 minutes from Central Station (Railway Square Exit)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine

Menu

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What 92 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Ambience

  • Sydney

    Best Value

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    Vibrant Bar Scene

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    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Sydney City

    Best Service

  • Sydney City

    Best Ambience

  • Sydney City

    Best Value

  • Sydney City

    Hot Spot

  • Sydney City

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Sydney City

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. SD

    SophieD

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous venue! Little alleyway, small and cosy. Huge selection of whiskeys and awesome cocktails!

  2. m

    mrgazpacho

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    An understated small bar with a friendly atmosphere. Great mezzanine area available for small gatherings

  3. ML

    MelissaL

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    amazing cocktails and attentive service. bar snacks were delicious and the popcorn / fire cocktail was a highlight

  4. SH

    StephanieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous, thank you for a great night out with my work colleagues.

  5. P

    Pumpkin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went here with my friends for the first time, then I had to bring my boyfriend here the week after because I love this place! First-time bar experience was epic!

  6. AP

    AndrewP

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent vibe, wide variety of drinks. Pleasant comfortable seating.

  7. AH

    AndrewH

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love Bancho... Highly recommended. Great selection of some of the finest whiskeys and cocktails all with that important Japanese inspiration. Service was outstanding..👌🏻 Sonya was our host for the evening and did an amazing job as always👏 Thank you team Bancho!

  8. SB

    SydB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great little bar with fantastic service and most importantly delicious cocktails!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!! We had an amazing time and the staff were so beautiful! Thanks guys :)

  10. SA

    SarahA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic little bar with a great selection of drinks and nibbles! The staff are great too! Very friendly and knowledgeable!

  11. D

    Dave

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you Steph, Yoshi and the team for hosting the birthday party! We had a ball. The drinks and the food were perfect to enliven the conversations and celebrations. We will definitely be back.

  12. DB

    DennisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yoshi made our night, went in for some corporate drinks, left educated on different whiskies of the world. great ambiance , awesome drinks, great served 10/10

  13. IS

    IsabellaS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great little cocktail bar, in a very unexpected location.

  14. HN

    HienN

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great bar. The friendliest staff I’ve come across in Sydney. So welcoming and attentive. Cocktails are amazing and lovely food. Beautiful space and great atmosphere

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to Bancho prior to attending a theatre show. Such lovely friendly helpful staff. Cute little tucked away venue. Good drinks and food.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service and atmosphere

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great friendly service and chilled atmosphere

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hidden gem

  19. BP

    BenP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great venue, excellent drinks - would definitely go back if in the area again.

  20. M

    Minsi

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Always love visiting, friends first visit and was very impressed

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This gorgeous little small bar has a great vibe to it on a Friday evening. The cocktails are fun and delicious and the small bites are a wonderful companion. A taste of a Japanese izakaya right here in Sydney

  22. SH

    SerenaH

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Good service and nice vibe to have drink with friends. Will be back next time

  23. RR

    RodriR

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great place to enjoy a few drinks on a Friday to start the weekend. Service is great and also a great selection of spirits to choose from.

  24. JJ

    JosephJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Sonya and Yoshi were really attentive and engaging and made us feel very welcome.

  25. GA

    GalaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great place! Tucked in a small lane/alleyway in Haymarket, Bancho Bar is an intimate whiskey and cocktail bar that has all the class of a very upscale place but without the pretentiousness. The staff were amazing, every single one of them, super helpful and flexible and made sure we got everything we needed and when we had a question about putting two groups together, they made it happen without an issue. The waitresses even suggested some great off-the-menu cocktails that we absolutely loved. The place is Japanese inspired with their menu, although small, having some great classics like pork gyozas and edamame beans to snack on. Would highly recommend, whether your just staying there or having a drink before the next bar/club, it’s sure to please anyone with a taste for the finer things but still being able to be humble and fun.

  26. MC

    MCheng

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good vibes and great service. Cute place in an alley. Will go back again

  27. AH

    AmberH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went there for snacks and pre drinks before dinner. Staff were lovely and attentive without breathing down your neck. Food was delicious and cocktails were amazing. The whole atmosphere and ambience of the place was awesome. Can’t wait to come back!

  28. T

    Tomasi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was really outstanding. Food was impeccable and tasty. Overall vibe around was great for low key and cozy night out.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always has the best service , cocktails and bar food… although one thing we’ve noticed is the convenience of u&me app have been removed

  30. D

    Dekaf

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    simple bar food that was delicious and arrived promptly

  31. DD

    DomD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome bar service, very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Loved our visit.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Not our time, and wouldn't be our last, but definitely a good one to get out of lockdown!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the food and drinks. Bartenders are really nice too!

  34. B

    Billy

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent selection of whiskies. Very attending staff with good service. Venue is beautiful. Highly recommend.

  35. JC

    JCol2000

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome spot! Loved the service and the cocktails were amazing. Felt like being in NYC.

  36. m

    mktu

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    It’s a great place for a cocktail or quick bite, but can be a bit crowded and noisy. If you are seated in the mezzanine like we were, it’s a bit hot as well.

  37. J

    Joeyjojo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    ...great little spot for a first date...will definitely go back!

  38. TW

    TWang

    Sydney

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best, now with hot new hostess! 🥃 never tasted better!

  39. JM

    JamieM89

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time, drinks are worth the price. The customer service was amazing. Would be better of the tables weren't restricted to 90 minutes however the manager allowed to extend us an extra 30 mins.. Overall a great time for something different

  40. J

    Jack

    Gold Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a place that knows their drinks. We ordered a number of off-menu cocktails and the staff continually asked what specific spirit we would like in there and gave us a few options, which is exactly the sort of experience we were looking for. Thanks guys!

FAQs

Banchō is rated 4.9 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

May 2022
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Tue
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Thu
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7:00 pm


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Banchō

10 Thomas Lane Haymarket, AU-NSW 2000

Additional information

  • Area

    Haymarket

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Japanese Speciality

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    5 minutes from Central Station (Railway Square Exit)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine

  • Phone number

    (02) 8097 9512

  • Catering

    Table/bottle service. Private whisky lockers are available.

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