Honu Kitchen & Cocktails has announced the appointment of Koji Kakimoto as the restaurants new Executive Chef. He began his new position on April 1, 2017. Chef Kakimoto brings almost 10 years of experience to his new role, having worked at some of the most highly regarded restaurants on Long Island, most recently heading up the kitchen at Stag's Head Gastropub in Huntington to rave reviews.
In his position at Honu, he will oversee all culinary aspects of the restaurant, including catering and special events. Although the seasonal American menu will remain the same, the new chef will introduce his unique culinary style by incorporating ideas into Honu's nightly specials.
Growing up, Koji's half Japanese, half Irish-Italian heritage presented him with the opportunity to cultivate an appreciation for food and tastes from these distinct cultural backgrounds. As a result, his style of cooking and the techniques that he uses is a fusion of the different cultures and foods that he was exposed to since he was a kid.
Honu Kitchen & Cocktails
363 New York Avenue
Huntington NY 11743
Honu Kitchen & Cocktails has received numerous awards and recognitions as a top Long Island Restaurant. Recent accomplishments include being named as a Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurant Nationwide in OpenTable's 2013 Diner's Choice Awards. "Best of Long Island" Voters chose Honu as a 2013 winner in 2 categories, Best Restaurants of Long Island and Best Nightlife and Spirits of Long Island. Honu also was a Best Bar Scene winner in Long Island Restaurant News Finest Plates Awards for 2013.
Home to Long Island's longest bar, Honu features a combination of luxurious and urban décor. Vaulted ceilings, large gleaming crystal chandeliers, brick walls, plush red drapes and mohagany bar all work together to create Honu's chic atmosphere. Honu was featured on News12 Long Island as a Long Island Hot Spot with a Manhattan vibe
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