For my first night in Portland I indulged in a unique Mediterranean tasting menu. For my second night, I decided to try The Honey Paw for dinner. Brought to you by the same owners of Eventide Oyster Co. and located next door, the bright communal space with warm welcoming decor offers creative Asian-inspired noodles and dishes.
There was a decent wait, but luckily I didn’t have to wait nearly as long for those who were a party of 2 or more. Solo dining has its benefits! Once I received a text and went back to the restaurant, I was seated towards the end of the bar.
After looking over the menu, I ordered the I.D.K. made with gin, Aperol, honey, lemon, and ginger kombucha. Diggin’ that!
I wanted to try a couple of their popular apps and sides. The Fry Bread & Uni Butter was a nice start to my meal. There wasn’t much uni flavor to the butter, but it was perfectly spreadable for the warm and crisp fry bread.
I enjoyed the Lobster Wontons with confit mushrooms. The steamed wontons were tender and sitting in a tasty lobster dashi.
For my main, I went with one of their housemade noodle dishes. The Yaki Soba was a flavorful combination of beef shank, cabbage, mushrooms, spicy mayo, bonito, and nori strips.
I would have liked to try their caramelized honey soft serve ice cream with honey comb for dessert, but I just ran out of room. Dinner at The Honey Comb was great and I enjoyed the vibrant ambiance. Service was good. The food is a nice change to Asian classics without skimping on the flavor.
The Honey Paw
78 Middle Street
Portland, ME 04101