Ji Biru, meaning local beer in Japanese, is Orchard Road’s unassuming craft beer bar. Singapore’s trendy cocktail bars might be popular, but Ji Biru’s commitment to serving unique, rare, and craft beers means that it is carving a place in the hearts of locals looking for a no-fuss pint on the outskirts of downtown Singapore. In addition to its range of great craft beers, Ji Biru offers drinkers delicious yakitori (chicken and pork skewers) dished up with award winning sauces imported directly from Japan.
Ji Biru’s, in an unimposing building off Orchard Road, Singapore, mixes great-quality beers and sakes with soft, pulled-pork yakitori from the Saitama region in northern Tokyo and delectable sauces imported from Higashi-Matsuyama. There is nothing fancy about Ji Biru’s interior, instead the magic is happening in the cellar. With a beer menu as long as an arm, Ji Biru will have the perfect beer for the most hardened-craft beer obsessives and the uninitiated alike.
For drinkers finding themselves at this particularly uneventful corner of Orchard Road, Ji Biru is a welcome surprise. Hiding away here, serving delicious beers and yakitori from Japan, it is popular with locals that know how to keep a secret. With a knowledgeable staff, with a serious interest in good brews, rare combinations and the very best ingredients prepared with care, Ji Biru is the place for serious beer fans looking to enjoy a quiet pint in the company of likeminded drinkers.
overall is a good service, staff were friendly and helpful. food didn't take too long to serve, good place for relax and gathering. will visit again and recommend to friends.
no smoking table though but craft beers were really nice and the yakitori as well will definitely go back to try other beers awesome craft beer
Great beer, great atmosphere. It was nice to have a beer and watch the people passing by. They have a great selection of Japanese craft beer although the beers I wanted to try were not available. Apparently they were very popular. But the other beers recommended by the staff were really good. We did not eat here but everyone's food looked really good.
Great place for craft beer! ESP love the fried chix karage. Def will visit again :) Too bad there's only outdoors seating available. But good for people watching
Friendly service. Promptly brought to our reserved table upon arrival. Good selection of craft beers. The grilled squid and shrimps were great with beer. Shop could do with some fan or air cooler though as it was quite warm and stuffy.
drinks are great, as is the ambience. perfect for big group hangouts. staff were friendly enough. but food is quite pricey, and not all of it worth it. we were most shocked that 1 bowl of white rice costs $3...... did not taste like truly authentic Japanese rice either!
Thoroughly enjoyed the craft beers they had on tap. Didn't have dinner before arriving so I ordered the Karaage Curry Rice. It was decent but of course the highlight of the night was the Hitachino Nest Pale Ale. The beer hit the spot and did not disappoint.
Great beer, great food. I just wish that some of the meat skewer dishes that are only available after 6:00pm are available in the afternoon. Otherwise, I always love going to your restaurant. The old uncle who works at night is my favorite waiter :)
A Japanese craft beer bar, located close to a metro station. Great place, very friendly staff, and awesome beer - been there twice while in Singapore. Will come back for sure if returning to Singapore!
Visited them on a Tuesday night, they have a variety range of craft bottled beer from Japan and some selection of unique drought beer. The only downside, they close early (at 11pm+). I guess that is because it's on a weekday. Seating is not a lot, do book online prior before coming.