The Honey Paw

78 Middle St, Portland
(207) 774-8538

Recent Reviews


Good Thai inspired meal. A good solid mean but I was expecting more from the reviews. Fried chicken wings had what I can only describe as an essence of fresh doughnut with a bit of sweetness. Lobster Tom Yum good but lobster was overcooked and a bit tough. A bit on the spicy side - you may want to ask they hold the peppers if you're not a fan of spice - especially on the crab/tomato/corn salad and napa salads. Enjoyed the meal, but was expecting more flavor. Shishito pepper special was my favorite.

Vincent Tchong

The Asian fusion flavors here are fantastic. The menu has a vast selection of noodle and rice dishes that are all very presentable and tastes delicious. I can’t wait to come back and try the other items on the menu.

NL. C.E.

Apps, service and atmosphere were great. Try every app on the menu cause I think it’s better than the entrees. Wasn’t feeling the veggie ramen. Something about that broth was very off (not appetizing at all) but everything else was great. The lobster app was so delicious. What a snack!

Al Milukas

Always a fun atmosphere and super creative dishes! Can’t beat music off vinyl, either!

Ross Bower

Fantastic spot for lunch or dinner. Great food really tasty. I would definitely recommend getting the wings and any of the noodle dishes. Salads are also really good. Very affordable and fairly priced. Service was excellent and our waiter was very helpful

Shea Mazar

AMAZING. One of the best meals of my life. My husband and I split two appetizers and a meal: their raw fish appetizers were fantastic, so flavorful and a unique mix of tastes. We also got a house made noodle dish with pork and crab and it was some of the best pork we’ve ever had. Highly recommend!! Wonderful service, too.

Jennifer S.

Delicious and creative entrees some of which are spins on traditional Asian dishes. Everything was high quality and perfectly prepared. Front of the House staff were friendly and professional during a very busy Friday lunch. Service was excellent.

Kaitlin Altieri

The Honey Paw is quickly becoming one of the most sought after restaurants in Portland. Their Asian fusion cuisine makes perfect nods to both their roots and Maine— incorporating lots of seafood, but also traditional Asian dishes. Do yourself a favor and get in the waitlist EARLY— you’ll usually have a wait regardless of the time or day! Also, be sure to ALWAYS save room for dessert, there. Their honey soft serve with honeycomb and dark chocolate sea salt is what dreams are made of!

Manoj R.

Food here was kickass. Tried their tofu dish which was so good. Waiter warned me that it will be spicy and I kind of shrugged him off because I have been told that before and had always disappointed. This dish was definitely spicy and flavorful. Also, tried their lobster toast and it was definitely yummy. This place is a must if you are in Portland area

Casey G.

I love this place to death. The menu could be larger, but they focus on their offering and they do it very, very well. The lamb khao soi is a menu staple and has never skipped a beat. If the lobster toast is on the menu- get two. It's worth it. Portion sizes vary here. Some things are meal worthy, others stray a bit smaller. Other than that- its all good. very good


First night in Portland, restaurant busy and able to get seat at bar. Bartender was terrific. Busy, but full of information. Tried his favorite drink (version of an Old Fashioned), and learned about Portland. Food was prompt, and delicious. Mussels were plump, sweet, and the broth required more bread. Group of four and we shared half the menu. All dishes done well, looked good, and taste was terrific. Great way to start Maine vacation and wonderful experience with the staff.


Bartenders were friendly and the Yuzu frozen drink was the highlight. Pickle plate was good, small portion- heavy on mushrooms. pickled mushrooms are definitely an acquired taste/texture. (That's on me for not asking what veggies they provide on the pickle plate).My friends entree came out over 10 minutes before mine. I got the Mapo Doufu which said it had Korean chili in it, which I use at home so i know it has a kick. This dish tasted like it had 1/4 cup of chili in it, I could only eat a few bites. ? Reheated today with 3/4 of a can of coconut milk and it still was spicy!

Kara B.

5/10 I was really excited to try The Honey Paw, but I don't think it was worth the hype. The interior is really cool with a communal shared table and bar. The drinks were really tasty and fun. However, the food itself was not that interesting. I think I'd rather have ordered Chinese takeout... The experience could be clouded by the super rude / passive aggressive server we had.

Ryo I.

5.5/10: Honey Paw was disappointing. It's on a busy street lined with heavy hitters like Eventide and Hugo's. The interior is a hip sunlit space outfitted with some vinyl alongside Asian decor. The internet loves the place. But the food was just not memorable. The sashimi in the crudo was low quality. The flavors of the noodle soup was muted.

Paquita Poindexter

We had to wait about 30 minutes because we didn't have a reservation. They have a text system which allowed us to go get a drink and then come back once seats were available.We ate at the bar. I got the rose on tap which was dry, not sweet. I started with the kale salad and had their tamarind mussels and khao soil. All the food was delicious. I appreciate the quality service. Even though the restaurant was closing, there was no rush to get us out of the place. It was a very enjoyable meal.

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