Honu

Honu
Honu
562 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6RH
  • Telephone 0141 334 9000
  • Opening times Wed–Fri noon–10pm; Sat 10am–10pm; Sun 10am–7pm
  • Food served Wed-Fri noon-10pm; Sat 10am-10pm; Sun 10am–7pm. Closed Mon/Tue.
  • Email
  • Website www.honuglasgow.co.uk
Photo of Honu

Neighbourhood diner taking inspiration from Pacific Rim cuisines, from the USA to Japan, Korea and Thailand, with Hawaiian poke bowls in the mix.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2018 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £7.95 (+p&p).

Forget plastic hula garlands and cocktails in coconut shells – the tiki bar comes of age at this Pacific Rim-inspired joint. With its Hokusai-inspired walls, Honu instantly brings the sunshine with just-the-right-side-of-sweet pre-dinner cocktails with additions like green apple sorbet and honeyed tequila, plus nibbles of paprika pumpkin chips with fragrant mango salsa. From a menu that pairs deep-fried US dude food with Pan Asian greens and seasoning, start with nuggets of Korean chicken tossed in pungent gochujang sauce or pan-seared broccoli bought to life with a nutty sesame dressing. Fried chicken and waffles, doused in hot sauce and maple syrup with skin-on fries, might be 50 shades of brown – there's even the option to add hazelnut ice-cream – but it's an unbeatable plateful of comfort food. At the other end of the colour spectrum, Instagram-ready poke bowls are seasoned rice with pickled and cured veggies, nori, edamame and your choice of protein. From the concise dessert menu, ‘Rawnchy cake', made by a local free-from producer, brings a cheesecake of startlingly vivid colours with complex fruit flavours – a fitting end to a dinner equal parts sugar and spice.

The List's rating
8

Menu

Cooking

Service

Ambience

Appeal

?
Ruth Marsh visited Honu on 7 March 2018
  • High point: Mastered the art of deep-frying
  • Low point: Dessert options limited
  • Notable dish: Fried chicken and waffles
  • Average price: £15 (lunch); £15 (dinner)

Honu serves up global comfort food from around the Pacific Ocean; from panic fried chicken burgers, chicken & waffles to Thai curry and poke bowls. We have a great selection of wine and some classic cocktails with a Honu twist. Come join us.

Text supplied by third party.

  • Delivery: Deliveroo
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 22
  • Largest group: 20
  • Open since: Oct 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £15 per bottle