Honu Kitchen and Cocktails
Honu Kitchen and Cocktails

Honu Kitchen and Cocktails

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.honukitchen.com/
  • Phone: 6314216900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-12:00am Sunday 4pm - 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Robert Flaherty
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: On premise catering available
  • Private Party Facilities: Private party room up to 55.
  • Private Party Contact: Timmy 6314216900
  • Entertainment: Friday & Saturday nights starting at 11:30pm Honu has outstanding DJ's that start spinning and the dining room is transformed in to a dance floor & lounge.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Municipal parking lot on Elm St.
A word from Honu Kitchen and Cocktails
A long Island favorite, Honu Kitchen and Cocktails continues to impress. Driven by the freshest local ingredients, Executive Chef Robert Flaherty’s seasonal American menu boasts an “excellent” rating from the New York Times. Soaring loft-like ceilings, elegant furnishings and a buzzing bar create a sophisticated setting matched by Honus renowned hospitality and polished service. Cuisine, setting, service: Honu is the perfect choice for any occasion.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Honu Kitchen and Cocktails reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (55)good for groups (47)hot spot (44)special occasion (36)fit for foodies (31)neighborhood gem (29)romantic (26)late-night find (24)notable wine list (14)great for outdoor dining (12)great for brunch (8)great for lunch (7)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • great food!
    jlv3
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything we ordered was delicious. Just know you are gonna spend a lot of money.. Drinks are manhattan prices.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great menu
    MAC1VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Lots to choose from on the menu...we tried some small plates to share and everthing was delicious. Rebecca was an excellent server. We enjoyed the restaurant very much and would go back. Coconut martini super yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time at Honu!
    BasoredVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Although, I've dined here before, their attention to their patrons was fantastic. I took a couple who were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, the owner sent over champagne and came to the table to congratulate them and us all for coming. The waitress was great we never had to look for her, she seemed to appear when needed. The small plates of calamari,scallops and Peking duck were excellent. As we're the main dishes of the shrimp and scallop risotto, short ribs and my favorite, ahi tuna. The owner also sent over an order of cheesecake pops that were out of this world. The food was terrific. The bar was packed, but not unruly and annoying to the diners. I definitely would put this on your must go to spots!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • saturday night dinner date!
    Lois113
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I enjoy going to Honu for a Saturday dinner date, the food is excellent as is service. Servers are attentive, engaging and knowledgeable on the dishes. We never feel rushed with our meal and enjoy a leisurely after dinner drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best of huntington
    MrfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    honu gets better everytime I dine there. food is outstanding, we got to try some new items going on the fall menu. salad of baby kale, apples, pumpkin seeds and ricotta salata with a cider vinegar vinaigrette out standing. new dessert was a salted caramel crème brulee, the best we ever had. the main courses were also very good, rare tuna and short ribs with a butternut squash and zucchini hash. service was great. run, don't walk to honu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife and I choose Honu Kitchen and Cocktails as we had heard good things about the restaurant. We were not disappointed. Our waitress, Crystal was professional, polite, informed and attentive without being overbearing. The atmosphere was relaxed and the ambiance well thought out. The manager, Heather picked up on the fact that it was our anniversary and comped us for the first round of drinks - nice touch and good decision. We will not hesitate to come back. You have a new customer. Regards, Bill Franz
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good night overall!!!
    Kisseslaura
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a great night from our waiter Anthony that was very nice and helpful and the food that was great. We went on Saturday night so the DJ came on at 10:30pm, the moved some tables and created a dance floor which was great! I love supper clubs and that was the reason we went there in the first place. My only complain and the reason why I didn't give it 5 stats is because the drinks were not very good. We were 5 girls that ordered different drinks twice and none of us liked our drinks. The taste was off and the drinks were weak. Because of the location and how pretty the place looks I really think they should make better cocktails. I used to bartend so I know what a mojito should taste like.. lol.. Overall, great night!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great ambiance. Good service. Good music. Great menu but the food itself Left a lot to be desired. The sesame seed tuna quality was not great. Have bad much better. The lobster bisque was very bland. Probable the worst I ever had. The pumpkin tortellini was decent. The salad Had too much dressing otherwise it was good. If they can improve the quality and the taste of the menu they will have a fantastic place.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off night
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We caught this restaurant on an off night. Burgers are always great, the rib eye was served with gorgonzola and a red wine demi glace but was actually bland. The steak was thin and over cooked just didn't taste well, normally a rib eye has so much flavor it doesn't need accompaniments. Finally the Mahi Mahi special was over cooked and dry. Sal our waiter was on his game, as usual. Normally this restaurant is special, unfortunately not this time....
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice restaurant.
    MarakiVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first visit. They had a very good price fixe menu. Food was good, but I thought they could have had more entree choices. Our waiter was very good and had a great sense of humor.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    lauren2brooke
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Amazing. Very romantic and great place for late night dine! Food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect night out
    Keepitchic112
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We always have a wonderful time everytime we visit honu. The food and drinks are amazing and the atmosphere is ideal for a fun night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gluten free delights
    Ellen28VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    we invited friends to join us for a delicious dinner. our waitress, rita, was wonderful...i am gluten free, she took the time to answer my questions and find out about certain foods. she was helpfrul & friendly. dinner was terrific. we love the atmosphere. looking forward to going back...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was disappointing
    ChewyTuna411
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I've eaten at this restaurant several times and the food was never disappointing. However, this was the first time that the food was. I always look forward to ordering the Ahi Tuna as it usually never disappoints. This time around it was very chewy and overcooked. We tried to return it but it was difficult to get the waitresses attention and we were hungry.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family Favorite
    abuck
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I am not from the area, but my fiancé is and this is a family favorite. We have been there countless times for dinner, drinks, and even my fiancee fathers surprise 50th birthday party. Their food is always amazing. But what makes Honu so special is that they have, hands down, some of the best service. They were extremely helpful and attentive during the 50th birthday party. And, when we went recently, we asked a small favor, in which we were going to pay. Upon hearing how often we come, they immediately said yes and the manager even came out to talk to us. They are truly amazing. We are also looking into hosting our engagement party there. We will always go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avoid Thursday nights
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Went on a Thursday night. It was difficult to get wait service. not enough servers were around. Food was OK for the price. The braised short ribs were dry. Unfortunately, the restaurant turns into a night club on Thursday night. That means drunk guido idiots who think they own the place and bar fights. STAY AWAY !!!!!!!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • outstanding!
    eat2live
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Excellent menu with many options good selection of speciality drinks. Very attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    Argoldste
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Waiter was great- good food- great people watching
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    Fran
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    In an area where there are dozens of restaurants Honu is a great restaurant with a great variety of food options. Our waiter Sal was amazing! Hubby had the huge steak salad. I had the pumpkin tortellini and tuna/crab cakes. All food was fresh & cooked to perfection. Try the coconut martini! Quality all around at this restaurant. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great trestaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    great time. great food. great scene. can't wait to come back. i have zero complaints. it was perfect
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • elcie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Went with a small group of friends and was so pleased with our choice of this restaurant. The place was full, energetic and had a lively atmosphere but still able to have conversations without shouting above the noise. Loved it and would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Quite a few of our dishes, water glasses, and utensils were dirty. The food was of poor quality. I had salmon which was bland and was served on a big blob of quinoa. The food was totally unappealing and lacking in good flavor. It reminded me of diner food. We were extremely disappointed as we had read good reviews. The ambience of the restaurant was very nice. I would never return or recommend this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love it every time!
    KvpromosVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Neighborhood favorite! This past weekend had a great table in the front by the street- beautiful night! Thanks Honu!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    Eric
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The food is wonderful, and the menu is very original. It's a decent date spot, and it has a significant bar scene on the weekends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, great wait staff
    Smkcpa
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The only negative comment that I have about Honu is the parking, but that is not restaurant specific. Since the entire area is so active, parking can take a while to find. I have dined here twice, and both times I had a great meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PamBVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Love this restaurant! We've eaten here many times and the food, service and ambiance is wonderful. I highly recommend it and we will keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 4th anniversary here and had a wonderful time. The atmosphere, food, and service were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of huntington
    MrfoodVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Honu always delivers great food and service. From the greeting at the door to the professionalism of the servers, great and innovative food make dining here a must on your list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Ambience and waiter(Salvator) were great. Food was ok. I would definitely come back. Just for the bar atmosphere though.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weeknight Diiner
    AnaR
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Went to redeem a Living Huntington deal . Got seated very close to bar. It was noisy as a group was celebrating a birthday! Service was friendly and prompt. Small plates were great. The seafood entree ordered -sides were better than the fish. Overall impression -Good place to go out in a group for cocktails and hang out at the bar .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 805 reviews are from the Honu Kitchen and Cocktails reviews archive.
  • Not impressed
    Notgoingback
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went for Mother's Day brunch menu was very basic - food was bland - no bread basket at our table very disappointed .
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    Dragonminder
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Honu has a special Mother's Day brunch. During the day this cavernous venue is quiet, unlike at night when the bar area is jammed and the music is pounding. The special brunch menu offers a good selection at a good value, but don't even think of asking for substitutions. Service was cheerful and for the most part attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A keeper
    Gmh5
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We've eaten at Honu several times before going to a show at the Paramount theatre. The food is consistently good and the staff is excellent. What's nice is, our waiter/waitress will always ask if we're going to the Paramount so they can make sure you are out in time for the show. I have a food allergy and they have always been very accommodating. We will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good eating!
    RestaurantGoer75
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The food was great, the environment is very nice, cozy and romantic. I've been there 4 times and its always great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Restaurant Week Win
    RadioPeriVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Although we visit Honu at other times during the year, we always try to get there for LI Restaurant Week, when virtually the entire menu is offered for the prix fixe. The sesame-seared tuna is a standout, and this time we also went with the upcharge for the ribeye, which was still a bargain. Solid food and good service are the hallmarks of a Honu experience, and we'll be back again long before Fall Restaurant Week. (BTW, noise is also a feature of the place, so if you want to actually talk to your dining companions, go early or late. But go.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Drinks are horrible. Fire the DJ.
    Luvtodineout
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The drinks were horrible and the DJ sucked. We had a $400 tab and every drink except the coconut martini was awful. The crowd was loud and rowdy and they allow crouds in booths to stand and sit over the chairs which is rude and obnoxious. Our waitress was ok. After she got her $80 tip she never ever followed up after we were sitting there for a good after our meal was over. Thank goodness the food was good. If not, I wouldn't recommend this place however I will including the cons.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovetodine
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My girlfriends and I went to Honu before a show at the Paramount. It was restaurant week. We were served appetizer, entree and dessert for 27.99 pp. The food was right off the regular menu. It was quite good. The service was great and our waitress made sure we were out in time for our show. Good food and great service oh and the best was the Coconut Martini. Absolutely delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Spot before the show!!!!!!!
    ElkmanVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Restaurant was across the street from the Paramount!!! Perfect place before and after showtime!!!!
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best of huntington
    MrfoodVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    honu remains the best food in Huntington by far. everything we had was outstanding. pumpkin tortellini, fried calamari, quesadilla, and scallop appetizer very good. tuna, skirt steak, shrimp and scallop risotto and pork main courses also outstanding. we did not get rushed. service was very good. they deliver in every way to make your dining experience truly wonderful.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner
    luvfood
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We went for restaurant week and thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic