Hinoki & the Bird
Open Hours:Tue-Sat 5:30pm - 10pm
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Member Reviews (3)
- Hinoki & the BirdMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersSep 12, 2013
This four-bite sandwich is anything but your standard lobster roll. For starters, there’s the striking, jet-black bun, made from charcoal-enriched flour, which imparts a slightly earthy grittiness. Vietnamese green curry and garlic aioli punch up the flavors of the traditional mayonnaise dressing, while Thai basil leaves and flowers are a fresh (and pretty) finishing touch.Recommended for:Foodies
- Hinoki & the BirdMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesAdventure Travelers+ 1First to ReviewMay 17, 2013
This place is heaven. I want to eat there daily. In fact, since I live only a couple of miles away, that may wind up happening - at least, until I get through the entire menu. I went with a group of girlfriends for Friday lunch. It was not at all crowded and service was attentive. There is a gorgeous patio with seating, but we chose to sit inside. Decor is industrial, sleek, with wood and steel and dark grey stone, and the de rigeur open kitchen. We split the beef tartare w quail egg, pumpkin toast, spicy crab toast, kale salad, papaya salad w chicken, and a wagyu beef sandwich from the daily specials. The beef tartare was incredible and velvety once the egg was mixed in. The pumpkin toast was the perfect mix of flavours (sweet pumpkin with cheese for savoury) and textures (toasted bread and pumpkin seeds). The spicy crab toast was good also, with a light sweet and spicy chili sauce. The kale salad was absolutely delicious - they mixed in fresh and crispy kale and the dressing had zing. I think the papaya salad was my least favourite dish, but even that was good - it was just the least good out of a set of outstanding dishes. For dessert, we had the miso mochi rice cream balls. Sooo good. Light, perfect, melt in your mouth, and the miso added a salted caramel-esque touch. Like I said, heaven.