Reckon you’ve seen all the Japanese restaurants in Tanjong Pagar? Birders will make you think again. Tras Street’s newest yakitori and sake joint brings delicious charcoal-grilled meat skewers from its open kitchen to your table, alongside an extensive menu of sharing plates, fillers and, of course, rice wine. Different from most crowded and smoky yakitori joints, the vibe here is relaxed, allowing plenty of opportunity for good food and fine conversation in the city centre of Singapore. Book ahead now to avoid disappointment!
The same guys who brought us The Great Escape bar at Golden Mile Tower are back with Birders, a yakitori and sake restaurant located on Tras Street in Tanjong Pagar. Situated in the heart of Singapore’s CBD, Birders takes over the former premises of Japanese-French tapas joint The Wagon, with the latter’s former head chef Makoto Deguchi in charge of designing the impressive menu of charcoal-grilled meat skewers, sharing plates and fillers here.
Atypical of most yakitori spots in Japan, this one does away with the usual crowded and smoky atmosphere for a more relaxed and polished setting. Watch the staff in the open kitchen work their magic on those luscious skewers of meat, which mostly centre around various parts of a chicken as well as pork and beef options. Although Birders brands itself as a yakitori restaurant, you should also save room in your belly to order some plates of curry croquetas, liver mousse and potato salad to share. Last but not least, have a few rounds of Birders’ other speciality – cup sake – whose complex flavour profiles are helpfully illustrated in the drinks menu to guide you through the different aspects of Japanese rice wine. Come on down to the newest hotspot in Singapore’s central district of Tanjong Pagar for an evening of tasty bites, smooth liquor and hearty conversations. But before you do that, you’ll want to make a reservation.
The staff at birders were welcoming and very helpful in recommending dishes and drinks to order. The ambience of the place is great. The drinks and food were affordable and delicious.
Really good experience with a good selection of sake. The beef skirt is really good! Staff is prompt in their service and always serves with a smile!
Staff was great in recommending us food as it was me and my friends first time. Service was also great as staff were quick in taking orders, promptly serving the food, and clearing the plates. Food wise, I would definitely recommend the Birders Wings and of course the 'Oyster' The Birders Wings was well marinated, and though it was supposed to be fried, it doesn't taste like it was fried. As for the 'Oyster'. It was really succulent!
Food was alright. Definitely affordable. Recommend the potato salad and pate with marmalade and mantou. Skip the wings. Service was very good. Left our phone there and the waiter called us back
Great service from the crew, especially the lady who served us & explained "how it works"! Good food & ambience too. We loved the chicken balls, shiitake mushrooms & asparagus fry!
Food is quite authentic as Japanese Yakitori BBQ. Wide range of Japanese sake and other beverage are served. Price is relatively reasonable comparing to similar Japanese owned Yakitori restaurants.
Not a bad yakitori and sake joint. Service was friendly. Food wise, the sticks could do with a little more salt. Quite a good selection of sake here