Honkas Bar + Eats
A Potts Point eatery with pan-Asian food and free snacks for dogs.
December 11, 2019
Taking inspiration from Hong Kong and its melting pot of cuisines, Honkas' describes itself, not inaccurately, as "pan Asian dining".
You can start with Chinese bao — filled with Korean gochujang, cauliflower and crispy shallots ($11 for two), perhaps — move on to Japanese-style fried chicken ($18) served with wasabi, kimchi fried rive ($15), Sichuan-style squid ($18) and even prawn toast ($13) with Vietnamese slaw. Bigger dishes follow trend, too, and include the likes of pork belly ($27) with lotus root and steamed barramundi ($26).
Located in the heart of Kings Cross, in a space previously home to bar and nightclub Favela, there's no live music at Honkas, but there are plenty of drinks. Lychee martinis ($18), new york sours ($19) and a sake-infused PoPo Trio ($17) sit alongside a compact lineup of local and international wines. The bar also offers bottomless brunches on weekends, dumpling making classes and free food for pooches. Yep, when you go in to eat, your pooch receives a free gluten-free healthy treat, potentially a sweet potato tart with peanut butter.