Restaurant: Yakitori Binchotan

Address: 2nd floor of Ramen Sora, Lightsite Parc, AS Fortuna Street, Mandaue City

Operating Hours: 10 am – Midnight 

Mode of Payment: Cash/Card

Parking: Yes, Arcade Parking

WiFi: None


Yakitori Binchotan recently opened its maiden branch in the country at Lightsite Park AS Fortuna Street Mandaue City. From the heart of Japan’s culinary center – Hokkaido, now made available to be enjoyed by Cebuanos.

Yakitori Binchotan

Yakitori Binchotan

So what makes Yakitori Binchotan special? 

Yakitori Binchotan uses a secret sauce for the skewers, and grilled in Binchotan- a special kind of charcoal found only in Japan that brings out the taste of skewered delights. The restaurant has to ship the Japanese charcoal to Cebu, to bring authentic flavors from Hokkaido to Cebu.



We want to ‘transport’ our guests to Sapporo and bring them as close as possible to the true Yakitori experience,” said Francis Villaluz, Sr. Marketing Manager of Gerry’s Group of Restaurants.

Yakitori Binchotan‘s recipes were passed on to Chef Nori by his grandfather who used to prepare them for his family during special occasions.

Yakitori isn’t as simple as putting meat or vegetable on a stick and grilling them. “There is so much discipline required in preparing this dish. The smell, the aroma of skewered dishes, and ultimately the taste makes all the difference,” said Chef Nori.


Tiger Roll (335php) is an ultimate favorite at Yakitori Binchotan! Tiger prawns rolled in Japanese Rice and topped with salmon and drizzled with special sauce. Yum!



Teritaki Chicken Salad (275Php). Mixed greens with chicken slices, sweet corn kernels, peanuts, sesame seeds, sliced cherry tomatoes with teriyaki sauce and Japanese Mayo.


Tsukune with poached egg (95php), chicken meatball cooked yakitori style. Yum!





The Sapporo way of keeping sticks after you munched on all those skewers – put them on the stick receptacle! 🙂




Have you tried eating at Yakitori Binchotan already? Which dishes are your favorite? Tell us, we would love to know!:)