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A binchotan charcoal grill that reaches 1,000 degrees to 1,500 degrees is the linchpin of Binchoyaki Izakaya Dining, a new restaurant in the area that was Sacramento's Japantown after World War II focused on meat and vegetable skewers and izakaya (pub)-style small plates. Carla Meyer The Sacramento Bee
A binchotan charcoal grill that reaches 1,000 degrees to 1,500 degrees is the linchpin of Binchoyaki Izakaya Dining, a new restaurant in the area that was Sacramento's Japantown after World War II focused on meat and vegetable skewers and izakaya (pub)-style small plates. Carla Meyer The Sacramento Bee
Carla Meyer

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The Sacramento Bee’s dining critic knows good taste

Binchoyaki Izakaya Dining offers small plates, big culinary payoffs

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Carla Meyer was The Sacramento Bee’s dining critic through September 2017, reviewing restaurants and covering other dining news in the Sacramento region.

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